Oi! Take your gel packets home with you!

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Accy cyclist, 21 Sep 2016.

  1. wonderloaf

    wonderloaf Über Member

    Never tried that, but we had Coca-Cola bottling plant near us, so we used to climb over the fence to acquire empty or full bottles. If they were full it was a double bubble as we got a drink as a bonus!
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  2. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    We weren't that cheeky. :biggrin:
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  3. Simontm

    Simontm Veteran

    On a slightly related subject - how come on a Monday morning round Richmond Park I'm dodging spent air tubes? Why are they even on a road at all?
  4. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    On a similar note, at the beginning of the summer I was up at the wife's horses sorting out the stable roof, when a van when past & threw an empty coke can onto the verge. Obviously he hadn't seen me watching & not sure he heard me shouting "Tramp!" I managed to get the company name off the van & it turns out that it was a self employed contractor, so getting his address was quite easy. I retrieved the can & crushed it a little, put it in a large jiffy bag & posted it back to him with a note. I accidently put insufficient postage on the envelope, so hopefully the said contactor had to pay the post office excess to receive his own litter :laugh:
  5. Ajax Bay

    Ajax Bay Veteran

    East Devon
  6. Cubist

    Cubist Still wavin' Moderator

    Ovver 'thill
    It's a daily wail article.
    The race was organised and had litter pickers laid on.
    The litter pickers failed to pick the litter.
    The deer in the photo was wearing a Tesco bag.
    The stomach contents from the dead deer were not gel wrappers.


    In the minds of the average wail reader, cycling in Richmond Park kills deer. Fantastic.
  7. Simontm

    Simontm Veteran

    Having a senior moment last night and couldn't think what an earth CO2 cartridges were called :laugh:
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  8. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Are they CO2 cartridges or laughing gas cartridges? The latter are used by The Young People for recreational purposes and tend to be smaller than CO2 and discarded in greater quantities.
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  9. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    South West
    cyclists up and down the country are dropping litter - such people exist in society and that will never change. Unfortunately when such people take up cycling as a hobby/sport the public are quick to label all cyclists with the same behaviour.

    My biggest concern is how so many drivers these days target serious aggression towards me based on how other cyclists have made them feel. The roads are not a nice place to be for a cyclist these days and something needs to be done soon. I like the way West Midlands police are actively trying to improve things for vulnerable road users such as cyclists - perhaps there is hope for the future! What we need is central government to get serious about cycling but none of the big 3 parties have much interest in that right now
    Last edited: 22 Sep 2016
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  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Yes, although I feel that sometimes, that's a post-hoc rationalisation of their bad behaviour. E.g. they do something idiotic and impatient, because they simply are not considering the consequences, which they then justify by reaching into the grab bag of anti-cycling tropes.

    I think that in most cases, the idiotic behavior would probably still happen[1], tbh, regardless of whether they felt forced to justify it with some anti-cycling nonsense or not.

    [1] Because, among other things, of a road culture that prioritises anything with a motor, that minimises and condones motoring crime/bad behaviour as less anti-social than that occuring in other spheres of life, and that holds as very important a sort of pointless alacrity in which it is vital to get to the next traffic bottleneck as quickly as possible, regardless of the minor (if any) improvement in overall journey time.
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  11. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    Oh I thought you meant inner tubes. There have been times when I've first noticed a new sportive route by the discarded inner tubes hung on garden fences :headshake: - usually it's the arrows that are put up and rarely removed after the event. I spotted an arrow from the 2015 Round Britain Bike Ride yesterday...
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  12. benb

    benb Evidence based cyclist

    This is good.
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  13. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    First one's just a bit naughty, throwing the ashtray in, but the others are just "I think you dropped this - have it back" ones :smile:
  14. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

  15. Old Steve

    Old Steve Active Member

    I Am not sure if you are a Alamy live news/ stock photographer or not, if you are ....hello fellow news photographer..... if not are you aware that lifting a watermarked photograph from Alamy or any news site to which the copyright belongs to the photographer is breaking the law and is known as copyright infringement, the Image is not one of mine so doesn't effect me... But I was going to point out that I make more money per image ( a lot more ) by chasing copyright infringement ( theft ) than I do from licensing the images legitimately in the first place..
    As I said not a problem to me and maybe you are a fellow news/stock photographer.. If not I expect that the other photographers do the same as me and check most days with Google reverse search or tin eye to see which of their images are getting ripped off and where they are being used.

    Quick edit, I just checked the image and the photographer who owner the copyright is known to me....so maybe your name is Simon ....... But also possibly not.
    Last edited: 22 Sep 2016
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