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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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Well look at that!

Surly Dave reports that for once, a court got something right. Regular readers of this page will, of course, be well aware of my cynicism about the legal system generally, so it's a red-letter day when something is done right, even if it is on the other side of the world. For those who missed the original story, apparently a cyclist in the UK was convicted of "inconsiderate cycling" for riding on the road rather than a sub-standard bike path (is there any other kind?).

Don't you just love it when bigoted morons with a badge who think to call themselves "police officers" start making up laws to suit themselves? Since when has there been any law, anywhere in the world, against supposedly "inconsiderate" behaviour? Granted, it would be nice if people were considerate of each other, but frankly I find it rather inconsiderate that someone would expect me to ride on a sub-standard bike path when the road is clearly the better option. And that's before I even start on all the "inconsiderate" motorists who already take up more of the road than a cyclist does, and even then demand more space rather than sharing three feet of it.

To be honest I'm at a loss as to why everyone thinks consideration is something to be "demanded" from cyclists, but not by cyclists. Well, actually, I know why, but regular readers of this blog are already aware of the disdain I have for the whole concept of "majority rules" (otherwise known as SHAMocracy). You can't have it both ways -- either consideration is something that's given freely by both sides, or something that's to be expected by both sides. And the fact is, 90% of all road users would have something to fear if "consideration" ever became the law. Something like that wouldn't upset me terribly, but I can't ever see it getting popular support.

So for once I say BRAVO to someone in a court for getting it right.


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