I got the rego renewal for my bike in the mail today. In the envelope, along with the new label, was a pamphlet telling me to lock my valuables in my car or risk having them stolen. Thanks for that, VicRoads, I thought to myself. Didn't you notice this was a motorbike registration renewal? But it got worse. The next pamphlet was titled "Keeping Victorians connected", and was basically a bit of a feel-good fluff about how wonderful and caring VicRoads is. OK. If you say so. Only the opening paragraph read as follows: Wait a minute. Haven't they just listed pretty much every form of transport other than motorcycles? Well... and maybe horse and carriage outfits. Now I was actually getting cross. Then I read the last page, with the title: "We are making it easier for you to walk or cycle". Admirable health benefits, I'm sure. Except that the safety experts put the risk of cycling somewhere around the same level as the risks of motorcycling. Holy guacamole! That's one hundred and fifteen million dollars being pumped into on and off-road bicycle networks. To be fair, I actually think this is a good thing. As a cyclist and a driver, not to mention a rider, I'd rather that bicycles didn't have to share the road with other vehicles wherever possible. They annoy other motorists because they are slow, and did I mention the whole risk factor thing? So not only do motorcycles not even rate a mention in this little pamphlet, bicycles are given star treatment. Am I alone in thinking that what they don't say actually tells us more about where VicRoads stands with motorcycling in Victoria than what they do say?