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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Friday, January 04, 2008

The more things change...

It might be a new year, but it's clear there are some things that aren't going to change. Just a few days in and I'm already lining up another "flat tyre challenge" after having my first en route to work earlier this week. This is particularly surprising, as the tourist season generally coincides with a reduction in the moron quotient in these parts, and consequently less debris on the roads. Not to mention the rain that really should have cleaned it off by now -- maybe it takes more to clean up after a six year drought, but that's another post. Evidently my search for a reliable pump continues, because the Zefal HPX pump that I bought at Epic Cycles has failed the first time I tried to use it. I'm now back to using the cheap one I bought in Oban, Scotland back in July until I find a suitable alternative.

Another familiar storyis being played out in the tabloid press, too (like that comes as a surprise). Yet another 'journalist' (who'd look better attached to a rope and a tree) has decided to have another rant about cyclists in order to boost the circulation figures on a slow news day. I'm not even going to dignify the original article with a link. I've always held that anyone who gets upset over something as inconsequential as a bicycle on the road needs to get a real job so they can afford to buy a sense of perspective.

The worst part about it is the number of so-called "advocates" who buy into this crap by bombarding it with replies, hence giving it the attention that it really doesn't deserve, giving the tabloid the boost in circulation that it was looking for, and hence encouraging them to just re-run the "story" next time they need to fill some space. Trolls are like any other pest -- you don't eradicate them by feeding them. This should be fairly obvious by now, given the number of times this scenario has been played out, but when people will realise it, I can't predict.


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