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, June 20, 2012

A long time

Well clearly it's been a while between posts. It's been even longer for the people following me on facebook (both of them), since FB decided to stop syndicating my blog posts here without any correspondence to me at all. For what it's worth, I've just spent four weeks in Europe, cycling between Barcelona and Paris and enjoying some incredible sights along the way -- including (but not limited to) Montserrat, Andorra and The Pyrenees, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, The Loire Valley (and associated chateau) and numerous other things that will leap to mind as I review some of the 620-odd pictures I took along the way.

For those who were wondering about this (and I know it's been a contentious issue), a trip to Europe definitely did not change my mind about one particular subject -- bikepaths are still useless!

This now caps off probably the most incredible 12 months of my life. It started when I was seriously injured by a red-light runner, then took a dramatic turn for the better when I bought my new touring bike and immediately set a personal best time on a local ride, before taking off for four weeks in Tasmania. Now I've been able to do what I had planned to do last year and ride my European tour. Along the way I also lost my football team -- my beloved Gold Coast United FC. That wasn't totally unexpected, as the owner Clive Palmer was and is a complete twat, but it was disappointing as I'd made some really good friends in The Beach (the area where the fanatical supporters congregate).

Now there are other opportunities, such as getting outside and making the most of the stunning Gold Coast weather that this time of year is famous for, and becoming re-acquainted with some of the local rides that I love so much. There are probably blog posts to catch up on and a couple of journals on that need my attention, and the ongoing process of eliminating things I consider to be "baggage" from my life -- a process I became serious about around 11 months ago, after the crash. There is also likely to be some money coming my way after a court case that I'll talk about more later, and the prospect of configuring a second touring bike -- an idea that had it's genesis in the Pyrenees. That's something else I'll reveal later.

So much to look forward to.