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, September 07, 2005

Here we go again

A press release just in from the bike-qld mailing list. For those who realise just how rarely press releases lead to enlightenment, it relates to a bike path they're building out at Gatton (60km or so west of Ipswich for the geographically challenged). It's more of the usual gaff about how much they love cyclists, well, you'd hardly expect them to say what they really think in a press release, or would you? I draw your attention to this sentence:

"Getting people off the roads and onto their bikes will only bring positive results, "

When translated, it seems this bike path, like so many others seems to revolve around the idea of simply getting cyclists off the roads. The fact that I picked this up with nothing more than a cursory glance at the statement indicates it wasn't as well hidden as these things usually are in the jargon. This suggests one of two things, either:

  1. We're finally starting to see some honesty in press releases; or (more likely)
  2. The cyclists aren't really the ones they're trying to win votes from this time around.

I'm going with option 2, given that this is what I've long suspected about the majority of so-called bikepaths in existence. Now I don't get out to Gatton all that often (well, there's not much reason to really), but I'm sure one day I'll be passing through on the way to somewhere else. It might be interesting to hear what they'll think of someone on their bike and on the road, although I doubt the opinion of a political spin doctor is going to have much influence on my behaviour regardless.


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