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, October 03, 2006

That's it, it's all over!

Another tabloid cycling "statistic", this one pointing out that males between the ages of 30-39 are more likely to be killed than other cyclists. Having just joined that group, I suppose I should just hang up the bike now, right? I mean, it's not as if the experience of riding over 150,000km without breaking so much as a fingernail is going to be of any use to me is it? Especially if the statistics indicate otherwise.

Yes, I'm being a touch flippant, but both regular readers of this page will, of course, be aware that I generally have little respect for the tabloid press. It's worth remembering their previous
"if you wear a helmet you'll get hit by cars" effort. That said, it did keep people entertained on cycling-themed Internet message boards for a few days. In fact, I think the thread was still going on the bike-qld email list two days ago.

In this case
Kimbofo was the one to smell the rat. Here in Australia (where the "study" was apparently conducted) around 80% of cyclists are male, and I'd suggest a goodly number of those are in the 30-39 age group. Law of averages probably suggests it should be this group who are therefore involved in the greatest number of crashes.

Actually, further down the page, once one reads past the "beware" headline, someone actually says something useful, pointing out that there is a total and complete lack of data indicating what actually causes the crashes. Now if we could just get someone to actually investigate this aspect, or (God Forbid) actually ask some experienced real-world cyclists for their opinions in this matter, we might get some progress.


Blogger kimbofo said...

As a journo, I have to point out that The Age is not a tabloid, but a broadsheet, so it wasn't a tabloid headline. Not that I'm pedantic or anything. I'll go sit in the corner now and keep my mouth shut. ;)

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