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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Friday, June 23, 2006

Next time I'm calling the police

When I moved into this apartment a couple of months ago, my mother told me that she "suspected" there might be some domestic violence happening next door, based on the arguments they were having. I reserved judgement, given that I'm not someone who likes to get involved in these types of matters, and that I'd been out while the argument in question was taking place. However, some of the noises I was hearing this morning convinced me that something is going on.

It all started just after I'd finished watching the world cup match between Australia and Croatia. At the time I was in some kind of self-absorbed bubble, worrying about whether I might be five minutes late for work, stupid as it was. For a few minutes I wondered whether or not there was anything I could do about it, and to be honest it just never occurred to me that I should just wait for a while and call the police -- unlikely as it seems that they might do anything about it. It still would have been better than doing nothing, which was what I eventually did.

Perhaps it isn't as clear cut as that. There's a distinct possibility that this might have been going on for some time (although I have no proof of that). This indicates that the victim might have been putting up with it for some time. The question here is whether she really wants any interference, or alternatively, perhaps she's afraid to leave or speak out about it. I actually don't see her around the place all that often, but I'm thinking that if I do, perhaps I should just let her know what I'm thinking now, and that if she decides to contact the police, I'd be prepared to act as a witness. On the other hand, I worry that something like that could just as easily rebound, and the last thing I want to do is get involved in any fisticuffs with the jerk, or anyone else for that matter.

Either way, if this morning's events repeat themselves, I'll be calling the cops and letting them handle it.


Anonymous ellen said...

coming from the "other side of the walls" my opinion is to let the person know, you know... and say you want to help even if she does not agree. i know it is somewhat daunting to step into anothers personal space.. but you could be saving a life....:(

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