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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Monday, February 09, 2009

In this post, I tempt fate

Let's see, in the last two weeks I have:

1. Missed a flight to a randonee that I was particularly looking forward to after one of the most disgracefully incompetent airport delays ever seen.

2. Broken a crank immediately after said delay, effectively meaning that I would have had to abandon the ride in question after 30km anyway.

3. Had my new crank severely delayed in it's arrival, meaning that my primary bike was unavailable and I ultimately pulled out of a local 200k randonee that I had wanted to do.

4. Picked up a stupid illness a couple of days ago, which, coupled with the heat would have meant that riding the planned alternative 200km yesterday (on my indestructable MTB) would have been a silly idea.

5. Had an old knee injury flare up this morning for the first time since 2004, effectively ruining the things I would have planned on doing had I not had the other issues.

Did anybody notice the pattern? Around 60% of the things that have "gone wrong" on the above list have been totally redundant, because I wouldn't have been able to do anything anyway. Is fate stupid or something? Can't it see when it's wasting it's effort? If fate were intelligent, it would pace itself so that it might stay the course. Oh yeah, and all this happened at the time of year that probably has the worst weather conditions for riding anyway.

Sometimes I think fate is so intrinsically stupid that it would suffer a black eye from being punched in the mouth.

Pictures in this post from Saturday's Currumbin Valley ride.


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