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Old 11-16-05, 08:42 AM
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I dropped off the glass recycling at the recycling center on the way into work this morning. A man was tossing bottles from afar and breaking them in the collection bin next to me - a bit close for my comfort with those little bits of broken glass flying about. So I moved my body and tub of bottles in front of his line of fire and "took" the bin!! VR baby, VR!

For those wondering, I didn't bike in this morning since I need the truck to haul building supplies this afternoon.
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Old 11-16-05, 12:16 PM
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Make sure you move far enough left to take the whole "lane" if he tries to pass you.
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Heh. You wouldn't want to do that with me... Last time I was at the dump, I was literally doing vehicular recycling. I was hurling chunks of my camaro into the scrap metal dumpster. They were heavy .
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Isn't Vehicular Recycling what they do in the Classic & Vintage forum?
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Originally Posted by dalmore
I dropped off the glass recycling at the recycling center on the way into work this morning. A man was tossing bottles from afar and breaking them in the collection bin next to me - a bit close for my comfort with those little bits of broken glass flying about. So I moved my body and tub of bottles in front of his line of fire and "took" the bin!! VR baby, VR!

For those wondering, I didn't bike in this morning since I need the truck to haul building supplies this afternoon.
It's about time. I am sick of all these "Hit by car while recycling" threads. Come ON, people! If you're not practicing proper RC technique, you deserve to be hit.

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Old 11-16-05, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dalmore
I dropped off the glass recycling at the recycling center on the way into work this morning. A man was tossing bottles from afar and breaking them in the collection bin next to me - a bit close for my comfort with those little bits of broken glass flying about. So I moved my body and tub of bottles in front of his line of fire and "took" the bin!! VR baby, VR!

For those wondering, I didn't bike in this morning since I need the truck to haul building supplies this afternoon.
Shouldn't you have negotiated the ROW (recycle of way) first? and I hope you moved far enough into the bin so as to discourage him from sharing the bin, but so far as to allow him to toss around your right.
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we used to drop off loads at the dump by gunning the pickup in reverse with the gate down, then slamming on the brakes just short of the open pit. If it was glass bottles, well, they were going back to the earth, so we were okay with that.This is where i developed my strong anti Vehicular Recycling stance. During my time living on highway 50 in Nevada. The dump also had a livestock pit and signs reading "do not set livestock pit on fire."

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Originally Posted by Cyclaholic
Shouldn't you have negotiated the ROW (recycle of way) first? and I hope you moved far enough into the bin so as to discourage him from sharing the bin, but so far as to allow him to toss around your right.


Yeah, no profit in p1ssing him off, he might cut you off while trying to toss around you, hitting you against the head. I hope you are wearing a helmet when doing VR.
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That reminds me, it's time to turn in my bottles and cans for cash! I wonder, can I strap both bags to my rack? I wanna be VR too! I'll give it a try before I commit, but it's only 3 blocks, I can't see firing up the truck for that. Uh-oh, making excuses to ride again.
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Maybe they should paint a little white box just to the side with a pic of a man dropping in a bottle from close up...
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