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, October 23, 2006

Beer bottles

After another broken beer bottle inspired flat tyre this morning, I am left asking the question of just why beer is still sold in glass bottles? It seems every other drink you can buy is sold in plastic bottles these days, and I've never heard of people getting drunk and smashing orange juice or milk bottles on the street. I've heard the argument that "it tastes different in plastic", but can anyone really tell the difference after three beers? If they're that worried, they could always go to the pub and drink it from a glass there. In any case, nobody seems to care that my mineral water will "taste different" so why do beer drinkers get special concern here? I suspect it's because the government is worried about hurting their tax revenue from the excise on the sale of alcohol.

Do we have to wait until a child with parents who aren't actually alcoholics (a rare commodity these days) sustains a serious injury from treading on broken beer bottle glass? Well, in this day and age the parents would probably just be labelled as "do-gooders" and told to f*ck off anyway. That seems to be the attitude to anyone who actually cares about drunks running around, smashing bottles, brawling or running people down in their cars. In fact, that seems to be the attitude of the general public to anyone who really cares about anything at all these days.

In slightly better news, I have finally managed to get hold What the sea wants, the sea will have, the lastest release from Sarah Blasko. You can take a listen to the CD of the year here, and I definitely recommend it.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm constantly amazed at the amount of glass smashed on the side of the road. I do prefer the taste of beer from a bottle but I'd be more than happy if that were only available in cans if it stopped the endless trails of glass on the roads.

9:05 pm  
Blogger Allez said...

Beer tastes like ass, so it doesn't matter to me what container its in! :-)

9:20 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Rodney -- would you believe I didn't even think of cans when I wrote this rant? I had been thinking more along the lines of plastic bottles, but cans are probably just as useful.

Allez -- I agree 100%. :)

1:35 pm  
Blogger hereNT said...

Um, I like beer, but beer or cans, it doesn't really make much difference in taste. In fact, Newcastle tastes better from a can.

Plastic, though, tastes like ass. Though the only time I've had it was a few times at major sporting events or concerts, or kegers, though those don't really count. If the beer's been stored in plastic, it's nasty.

Give me a flask of whiskey over it any day.

3:03 pm  

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