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Audax Australia
This is the umbrella organisation running long distance cycling events in Australia Their website includes a calendar of events.

Bikejournal
A place where cyclist can keep track of their mileage and any number of other statistics, as well as an attached forum.

Bikeforums
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.

Blogs

Bicycle-eye
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
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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.

Allez
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".

Crowlie
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.

Spinopsys
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.

BikeHacks
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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Friday, October 02, 2009

33

A few things seem to be going unnoticed lately. I quietly returned from Western Australia last Sunday, and I quietly had a birthday yesterday. Apparently 33 is supposed to be the start of mid-life crisis in a man (so I've heard somewhere), but as a cynical Gen-Xer, I expect I'll probably be immune to that, and consequently, I don't really have any special insights to offer at this point. I have, however, decided to get myself a little birthday present in the form of a ticket to the Sarah Blasko concert in Brisbane in just over a week -- the extra show that's been added after the original one sold out weeks ago.

By a curious coincidence, 33 also represents the forecast temperature tomorrow (in degrees celsuis if anyone was confused) on what is going to be my first solid ride since I came home. That could make things intersting, considering that I've just spent three weeks in Western Australia's coldest and wettest September in as long as anyone can remember. How cold was it? When I climbed Bluff Knoll in the Stirling Ranges, it actually snowed! Well, I was planning to meet the summer heat head on this year, and there's nothing wrong with starting tomorrow.

For those who are wondering, I do plan on finishing the narrative and adding pictures to my (to date) sadly neglected WA page on crazyguyonabike.com, I'm just not sure exactly when I'll get around to it.

4 Comments:

Blogger Titanium said...

Happy Birthday! I get to face my very own "33" in a little over two weeks. Glad someone has paved the way... we do belong to an odd generation/caught in between two others, and still coming into our own.

Glad to see you made it back safe and sound- can't wait to see photos from your trip.

1:26 am  
Blogger Surly Dave said...

Happy birthday, looking forward to reading more about the tour when you get time to post!

8:43 am  
Blogger Chris L said...

Thanks guys. Someone was surprised to find I was 33 on the weekend, apparently I still look a bit younger, which is always a good thing.

Titanium -- I don't know about anyone else, but I'm unmistakably Gen-X. If you dig through the archives, you might find a post or two where I demonstrate the typical Gen-X cynicism.

8:39 pm  
Blogger Titanium said...

I echo that Gen-X groan...

I'm there. Indubitab-b-bly.

3:48 am  

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