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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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Shedding wisdom

Nugget Point, New Zealand, 2006

Ladies and gentlemen, it's now time to announce my next major bike tour. Having enjoyed New Zealand's south island so much in 2006, I've decided to return in November of this year, but this time to do the North Island. I haven't finalised a route yet -- that won't happen until I actually arrive in the country and start riding. However, I intend visiting Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula, Rotorua, the East Cape, Taupo, Tongariro National Park, Wellington and anything else I get time to do. I'll write a lot more about this in the time leading up to it, three months won't pass quickly enough as far as I'm concerned.

One thing that never changes is the traditional "pre-tour calamity", the thing that always goes wrong just before a tour starts. I won't write a full list now (because there's one in the archives if anyone cares enough to look for it), but in the lead up to previous tours I've had crashes, old injuries flaring up, been hit by cars while riding and several other things that I'm too lazy to list now. None of these have stopped me of course, but I'm not looking forward to having three wisdom teeth removed on September 17. It will leave plenty of time to recover physically (if not financially) for the tour, but I've also agreed to join a group climbing Mt Warning four days later. Interesting times ahead.

Still, it's all worth it for experiences like this.

North-west Scotland, 2007


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