A Melburnian dad in my early 50’s, an educator and self-confessed cycling nut, I compete in Open and Veteran age racing, and I am the Secretary of the Footscray Cycling Club, one of the oldest cycling clubs in the world.
Why is my blogspot named ‘Boondoggle’s Revenge’?
Well, one long ride out into the Brisbane Ranges with my usual partners involved crossing a bridge that someone had graffiti’d with ‘This Bridge is a Boondoggle’.
‘What’s a Boondoggle?’ I ask.
‘YOU!” The instant reply by my fellow riders.
And it stuck.
For the record. A boondoggle is a project that is considered a waste of both time and money, yet is often continued due to extraneous policy or political motivations.