Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

A set of discussion forums covering almost every conceivable cycling related topic.

Cycling Adventurer
The Cycling Adventurer has tossed in the structured life of an urbanite to explore the world by bicycle. A well-written site detailing how he came to cycling, and what he learned along the way.

Crazy Guy on a Bike

Bicycle touring journals from all over the world, including a couple of my own.

Johns Cycles

This is my LBS on the Gold Coast. While they cater more to the racing market, their service, advice and workmanship is the best on the coast.

St Kilda Cycles

Importers of all manner of things hard to find in Australia, including the legendary Schmidt hub dynamo & E6 lights.


Wonderings and wanderings out and about in Portland, Oregon, US

The Journey
The journey begins in Perth, Western Australia.

Lance Notstrong
The "other" Lance!

Ms Mittens
The Wired Cat on-line

Iron Gambit

Aussie Writer and Cycletourist
A blog chronicling the writing and cycling of a seaside baby boomer.

Up in Alaska
Jill's subarctic journal about ice, bears and distant dreams of the midnight sun.

The Kin Chronicles
Taking mediocrity to a new level of ordinary.

Riding and running with a vengeance.

London Cycling Diary
Pedalling across the capital since August 2005.

CouchPilot-2-BikePilot (Zin's cycling blog)
Living an adventurous life with Type-2-Diabetes.

The adventures of Crazy Biker Chick
... Including cycling, adventuring, cooking, knitting and ranting.

Redneck Espanol
The two wheeled Spanish redneck.

Treadly and me
"Work is something I do between riding my bicycle".

Womanist philosophy and theology. Cycling, climbing, art, single-motherhood and fire-twirling.

Adrian Fitch's random rambling.
A bit about cycling, a bit about genealogy, a bit about radio but mostly a lot about nothing at all.

Geo's big adventure
The life and times of Geo.

It's about the bike
Musings on the cycling life.

Various cycling tidbits.

Industry Outsider
A blog about bikes and stuff.

Tweed Coast Treadly
An old man's bicycle riding diary.

A cyclist's life in Tenerife
(Canary Islands).

Bike to work to live to bike
It's never too late to get back on the bike

Stupid Hurts
Just the random scribblings of a guy with a bicycle

I'm not drunk enough for this
Really, I'm not.

What can I say? Just read it.

Mozam's cycling adventures
A random collection of the things I like to do most, and mostly that is to ride my bikes, bicycles that is... My musings from competitive riding, long distance endurance to puttering around the neighborhood..

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007


No, I have not discovered the fountain of youth since Monday, 25 represents my current running total of flat tyres in 2007.

The power of the human mind can be a destructive thing. Last night I was riding toward the glow worms in Austinville, wondering at the fact that I had never had a flat tyre on a solo night ride in the middle of nowhere. This is actually something of a surprise, given the number of flat tyres I've dealt with this year alone, and the number of solo night rides I take. It didn't take long before the subtle shifts of the back end of the bike to indicate that this particular statistic no longer applied.

Changing a flat tyre in the middle of the night can be a fiddly job. Knowing this I simply inflated the tyre as much as possible and tried to ride it back to the hall, where the solitary street light within a 15km radius is located. Unfortunately, the leak was faster than this, and I ended up having to make the change a little short of that, not only in the darkness, but also on anything but flat ground. The job suddenly became slightly more fiddly, but with my reserve headlight now doubling as a flashlight, it was possible.

I'm now left wondering whether I need to show more discipline in my thoughts. Perhaps I could start by removing all trace of opinion or thought from my posts on this blog. It would probably increase the number of readers if nothing else.


Blogger Mike said...

Changing out a flat shouldn't be that big of a drama. Take a small mag light or similar if you are using a dyno front light. You should be able to change a flat in a couple of minutes without any tools with some practice. I mostly mountain bike and don't have flats often probably about 2 per year. Maybe I don't ride as much but I'd be checking what pressures you run your tyres at? Too low? Too high?

9:54 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

As far as I can tell, the tyre pressure's OK. It certainly wasn't a problem last year. I think with the ever increasing moron quotient in this part of the world, broken glass is just a fact of life, meaning that flat tyres are a fact of life.

7:37 am  

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