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, November 01, 2006

Yesterday was...

Apparently it was halloween yesterday. To be honest it's not something I've ever paid much attention to, or held a great deal of interest in, but I did notice on a bike ride last night that there were a few groups of children doing the whole "trick or treat" thing -- although I'm told these days they're more inclined to ask for money than sweets. I just wish they wouldn't suddenly run across the road at night dressed in all black.

I have mixed feelings on the whole "trick or treat" thing. On the one hand, I'm not sure I'd want my children (if I had any) knocking on stranger's doors and accepting "treats" from them -- particularly here on the Gold Coast. On the other hand, these days there seem to be fewer and fewer places where kids are just allowed to be kids. The streets these days aren't exactly safe for playing in given the number of hoons running around, and most parks these days are barely big enough to fit the sign listing all the "prohibited activities", and at school a lot of kids are told to start putting together a Cirriculum Vitae by the age of 11. Maybe for once we should just let kids be kids for a while, and surely it has to be more healthy than being sat in front of computer games all day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey but what's the age limit!!! I had a lot of OLDER kids trick or treating stopping by my house last night!

2:20 am  
Blogger Allez said...

I've NEVER been trick or treating. Seriously! My parents don't agree with the "holiday". I do think people make WAY too big of a deal out of it, but I caved this year and joined in. Just part of being a "social" neighbor, which usually I'm not.

12:49 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

We get the older kids too, we just call them "Door to door salesmen". :^)

Allez -- we don't even get a holiday over here!

1:53 pm  

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