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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Sunday, October 01, 2006


It's now official. As of today I am no longer in my 20's. It's also official that, contrary to what everyone else thinks I should do, I have no intention of growing up just yet.

There were a number of thoughts that came into my mind in relation to this particular "milestone" on the early stages of today's ride. I suppose the first one is the thought of just how much faster the years seem to pass as we grow older. Why this should be so I don't know, I suppose it has to do with relativity and the fact that as each year passes, it represents a progressively smaller fraction of my time in this world. I know for a fact that I've done more with my life in the last seven years or so than in the previous 23, but for some reason those recent years have passed by much faster. On the other hand, maybe keeping busy is a way to pass the time faster.

My views on the world have also changed considerably in recent years. Not so much in terms of what I'd like to see happen in the world, but more in terms of what I realistically expect will happen. It's fair to say that I'm a lot more cynical at 30 than I was at 20. These days I seem more concerned with simply trying to make the best of whatever situation throws itself at me, regardless of what I think of that situation.

A couple of other things I've realised. Most of the people, institutions and organisations we were taught to respect are not worth the time of day. Most of the people, institutions and organisations we were taught to loathe and fear aren't nearly as bad as made out to be. What others think of me and the way I live is a totally irrelevant and pointless distraction -- I'm better of saying "screw it and follow your conscience and your dreams". Well, I probably knew those all along, but the further I go through life, the sharper the focus they are thrown into.


Blogger Allez said...

Happy birthday! I'm like you, I don't plan on ever growing up!

1:58 am  
Blogger kimbofo said...

Happy birthday!!

From an older cynic who keeps getting more cynical with each passing year!

4:02 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Allez -- I'm beginning to think of you as a kindred spirit.

Kimbofo -- I prefer to think of it as "pragmatism".

1:47 pm  

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