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..

More cycling blogs

Blog Directory - Blogged

Powered by Blogger

This site is certified 76% GOOD by the Gematriculator This site is certified 24% EVIL by the Gematriculator

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Dear O dear

I made a rare venture into the area of actually watching television news the other night. I can't say it was an enlightening experience, unless a reminder that nothing has changed is considered "enlightenment". The Easter road toll got a decent mention. One particular story featured the familiar sight of a driver exceeding the speed limit by 70km/h, losing control, running off the road this time killing an elderly pedestrian. Evidently a police officer from Townsville (where this particular incident occurred) had had enough. He found a camera and launched into a rant about a situation that is "unfair on the police, unfair on ambulances" etc etc. The frustration of the police officer at this situation is understandable, but was is less understandable was the closing sentence from the reporter -- "No charges have been laid".

Excuse me? Well, in truth it's not all that surprising given the precedent in cases like this, but I would have thought that in this situation, there are plenty of reasons for the police to throw the book at the offender, and don't forget these are the same police who are apparently "fed up" with the situation. Why aren't they charging this guy? Do they just find it easier to whine in front of the nearest camera? Or are they just afraid that the courts won't do anything about it when it reaches that stage. Either way, I would have thought by now that someone would have realised that politely asking drivers in Queensland to comply with the law just isn't working, and that sterner action is clearly required.

Incidentally, the Easter road toll is apparently one higher than last year, but the Queensland Premier and Transport Minister are patting themselves on the back because apparently fewer people were caught speeding and drink driving this year, and that's supposed to mean that everyone is behaving better. Of course, it could also just be a reflection of the fact that nobody is bothering to enforce the law.


Post a Comment

<< Home