Chris_L member online [3 comments]
Ways to connect: visit my website: http://life-cycle.blogspot.com
Gold Coast, Australia
Club Affiliation: team bikejournal
Member Since: December 2004 5 Year Distance Chart
2024 km Traveled: private
2024 Rank: private
Lifetime Odometer: private

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Didn't learn to ride a bike at all until the age of 12 -- after my mates at Werris Creek took pity on the skinny unco-ordinated kid. It wasn't until late 1996 that I got into riding seriously. These days I ride around 20,000km per annum (just a tick over 22,000 last year) as a transportational/recreational cyclist, and tourer whenever I get the time. I ride for the scenery and for what I can experience out there on the road, so that explains my rather lame average speed.

You can read about my tours at --http://Chris_L.crazyguyonabike.com

For my latest adventures and the product of my idle thoughts -- http://life-cycle.blogspot.com
click to enlarge 2008 other 
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  The new MTB in my fleet. More to come later.

Lifetime Odometer: private

click to enlarge 2007 Gitane 
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  After destroying my other hybrid, but still remembering the service it gave me, I have replaced it with another of similar make. I've promised to be more gentle with this one, and will use The Black Magic a little more.

Lifetime Odometer: private

click to enlarge 2005 Gitane 
700c Hybrid bike
Description:  This was a good, solid dependable workhorse which was used for touring in three countries, countless commutes, and my first double-century among other rides.

Now deceased after broken forks in November 2007.

Lifetime Odometer: private

click to enlarge 2003 Marin 
Hardtail XC Mountain bike
Description:  This is my old, seemingly unbreakable MTB -- The Black Magic. It has been used for countless tours, commutes and other rides, but is now used primarily as a "reserve" for commuting and to tackle some of the rougher stuff around these parts.

Lifetime Odometer: private

1996 other Shogun
XC Mountain bike
Description:  Old, rickety, and far too many km on the odometer, but this one paid for my education, and somehow managed to make components last well beyond breaking point. It's now my back-up and occasional shopping bike, and is as dependable as ever.

Lifetime Odometer: private
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