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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Sunday, May 29, 2005

All of them - GONE!

And you thought you had weird politicians! Late last week the entire Tweed Shire Council were sacked amid accusations of corruption. Because I'm in good old isolationist Queensland, it sometimes takes news like this a few days to cross the border from NSW, even though the administrative centre for the Tweed Shire Council is no more than 30km away. Of course, corruption in politics is nothing new, but what I find interesting about this story was that it involved the entire council. Normally enquiries of this nature focus on one or two politicians at a time, in this case they're saying that everyone on the council is tainted -- and this is apparently just the beginning. Well, let's look on the bright side, it could effectively delay any council plans to pave or seal Urliup Road.

Further news came in the form of this story which suggests that the source of the fraud centres around the councillors effectively lying about their allegiances in the lead up to their election. They claimed to be "independent" candidates (as if that means anything anymore), when they were actually funded by a group of developers en masse. I seem to recall my sister telling me about something similar happening in Melbourne in the lead up to their elections last year. The outcome there was slightly different, as the man challenging for the job of Mayor, who ran eight "stooge" candidates (i.e. candidates who claimed to be representing other interests, but all supported him), ended up getting owned hard by incumbent John So.

Now that this sort of thing has spread to the Tweed Shire in Northern NSW, one wonders just how many other areas are similarly tainted. Perhaps this explains why I generally only treat politics as an object of ridicule these days, and spend more time riding my bike and enjoying the outside world.


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