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, January 03, 2007

This is what they don't want you to see

This is the side of the Gold Coast the tourism promoters don't want you to see. My commute to and from work passes two brothels in Upton Street. That is not what this post is about, but it's interesting that there would have been such community opposition to their establishment in Bundall (something that passes for an "inner suburb" of the Gold Coast). Interesting because, although a passer-by can't see what goes on within those walls, it's a fairly safe bet to say that it's considerably more sanitary than what goes on outside them.

One idiot today was honking/abusing someone in front of them who had *gasp* actually stopped at a red light. How dare they! (spot the sarcasm). A little later some idiot in a bus wanted to have a go at me because he couldn't handle the fact that I was traveling faster than he was and had legal right of way in a particular traffic situation.

I can only assume that he had already been to one of the aforementioned brothels, but the lady he hired couldn't even find it with tweezers -- and consequently he had to try to compensate in whatever way was possible. Idiots like that amuse me more than anything else these days, I've been dealing with them long enough not to be particularly bothered by them. As I said, this probably isn't what Gold Coast tourism promoters want me to publish, but hey, I'm still waiting for my cheque for all those hinterland photos I've uploaded in the past. ;^)

Still, it could be worse -- I could have been on a bikepath. According to a news report last night, there have now been 30 assaults on bikepaths in Brisbane in the last 12 months. Of course, the police are promising a "crackdown", but anyone who has ever reported an assault to the police in Queensland knows how unlikely that is. While this comment would probably get me flamed on any "advocacy" themed BBS, I'll stick to the roads. Even with the idiots, it's much safer there.


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