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 25, 2008

Bloody Idiots

For some reason, this story caught my eye this morning:

Tuesday March 25, 07:46 AM

Bligh fed up with 'bloody idiots'

Queensland's Premier Anna Bligh says she is sick of hearing about reckless behaviour on the roads and the beaches at holiday time.

Ms Bligh says the Easter safety message did not get through to thousands of Queenslanders who were caught speeding or drink driving.

"A few bloody idiots are making it an unsafe place for all of us," she said.

Ms Bligh will talk to the Police and Transport Ministers about tougher penalties, including possibly a double-demerit system for holiday periods.

Ms Bligh is also annoyed that surf lifesavers have to rescue people who swim in dangerous places at dangerous times after drinking.

"There is some provision for people whose behaviour is so reckless that it warrants some action," she said.

When are people going to realise that "education" just doesn't work in situations like this? I've touched on this point before, but it bears repeating here. Trying to "educate" people by politely asking them not to do something because bad things might happen doesn't work because people always think that they are an above average driver, swimmer, whatever, and it won't happen to them. About the only form of education people are capable of understanding is the one that involves fines and prison sentences. Oh yeah, and maybe letting people drown at beaches if they blatantly ignore the instructions of the life savers might provide some much needed chlorine for the human gene pool.

Let's face it, if people knew what was good for them, McDonalds would have gone out of business decades ago. It's time for law makers to stop wasting time, start setting a few penalties, and start holding magistrates accountable for applying them. Until this happens, we might as well get used to stories like the above.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Settle down and buy a car. How was Easter ? are you up for a Burringbar centruary this Sunday
Martin V8,s rule

7:11 pm  
Blogger Neway said...

Hi, my name is David from Italy. How can I contact you by email? My email: veriasa(at) Thanks.

9:15 pm  
Blogger Chris L said...

Martin -- I'm not sure a V8 would manage a Burringbar "Centruary", I'll keep that one in mind.

Neway -- I can be emailed on the_chris_man_50(at) .

9:18 pm  

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