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..

More cycling blogs

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Tosspot of the week

A strange thing happened at the Kilcoy service station that doubled as an Audax checkpoint last Saturday. Some lunatic woman who was driving some oversized metal heap of crap decided to bring her problems to a complete stranger, i.e. me. Apparently she was annoyed at something some cyclist had allegedly done earlier in the day, and somehow decided that I had to know about it. For the record, I firmly told her she should take up the matter with whoever was responsible for it. Apparently she saw that as a cue to go and whinge to someone inside the service station. Evidently logic escapes some people.

What I want to know is just why she thought I had to know this? Did she actually think I gave a shit? Did she actually think I was willing or able to do something about it? Keep in mind here that I have no idea who was responsible, and almost certainly have never met them at any point in history, and even if I had, I only have the word of a complete stranger that there was a problem with their action to begin with. I'm not sure which is more stupid. If a plumber comes to your house and does some shoddy work, do you go and whine to the first plumber you see when you walk outside, or do you take it up with the guy who did the work? I know which I'd do if I want the problem solved.

Either way, when this incident happened, it provided enough material for another blog post under this heading, and another chance to use that tacky, but somehow amusing picture. A worthy tosspot for this week.


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