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, March 06, 2007

Dumb, dumb, dumb

Dumb # 1: The four cyclists I saw on the ride home from work yesterday who developed an, umm... "highly original" means of negotiating a particular intersection. Honestly guys, it would have been quicker, easier and certainly a lot safer to just wait for the light to change.

Dumb #2: The idiots in the Gold Coast City Council who keep designing bike lanes which position the cyclist on the left of left-turning traffic (substitute right for left if you're in North America, then you'll understand how stupid it is). That's a classic recipe for the left-hook for a cyclist who's attempting any manoeuvre other than a left turn. The one that's just been put in near Pacific Fair Shopping centre will kill someone in the next 12 months. They've even decided to paint one green on a roundabout not far from where I live -- just to make the blood stand out a little more I presume. Fortunately, I'm a rather arrogant sort of fellow, so the abuse I get for blatantly ignoring the bike lane doesn't bother me a great deal.

Dumb #3: This whole idea that we somehow need more "facilities" like #2, which don't actually serve the needs of everyday cyclists (or anyone else for that matter), in an effort to somehow encourage #1 to get on their bikes. Personally I'd rather not appeal to idiots like that thankyouverymuch, and if criticising these facilities means the council refrain from building anymore, then God I hope someone from GCCC sees this post.


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