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Old 05-11-20, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by delbiker1 View Post
I can honestly say I have never seen a used, or unused, CO2 cartridge tossed/left on the side of, or on, a road. I have seen a whole lot of beer cans, broken glass, nails/screws, fast food wrappers, blown out auto tires, pieces of vehicles and a lot of other hazardous/non-hazardous objects. Most of it, I believe, was not left by bicyclists. Also, more than a couple of wrecked bicycles. Once a pouch with a bag of weed, and once $73 dollars in a wad. Notice, those 2 items were only once. The rest of It, it is never going to end.
I found an unused threaded Co2 cartridge mtn biking, it went into the saddle bag for future use.

I've also seen a number of used ones along the mups here.
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Old 05-11-20, 07:22 PM
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Around here I see the N2O whipped cream cartridges. I don't think I've ever seen a CO2 one tossed.

I think we may be giving ourselves a bum wrap.

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Old 05-11-20, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by barry2 View Post
around here i see the n2o whipped cream cartridges.

Barry
nos....
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Old 05-11-20, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
nos....
N2O = NOS but the bottles are a bit bigger..

You run over one of those and there is nothing left but the crying!
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Old 05-11-20, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
You run over one of those and there is nothing left but the crying!
Hopefully you're paying attention to the road and not distracted listening to music

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Old 05-11-20, 07:40 PM
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No Music
No Bees
No 6700
No Wahoo

Are you stalking?
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Old 05-11-20, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
N2O = NOS but the bottles are a bit bigger..

You run over one of those and there is nothing left but the crying!
Laughing.
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Old 05-11-20, 07:45 PM
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Some of you must be kinda new around here LOL
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Old 05-11-20, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by hillyman View Post
somehow the peace sign seems out of place.
And sorry every bike rider in the us doesn't read bf. We here at bf are the best of the best
100%!
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Old 05-11-20, 08:09 PM
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maybe a well placed sign could remind or shame people into cleaning up after themselves
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Old 05-11-20, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Barry2 View Post
N2O = NOS but the bottles are a bit bigger..

You run over one of those and there is nothing left but the crying!
It is most well-known as "Nawsss".
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Old 05-12-20, 01:31 AM
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you've never experienced the agony of de feet until you've ridden through Town with a used condom stuck to your back tire. all those people waving and laughing were not my new friends.
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Old 05-12-20, 01:57 AM
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I posted a similar thread a few years ago about the Sella Ronda and every mountain pass being littered.
I titled the thread "A rant against hardcore cyclists".
I got similar response to this thread, Some people agreed, some denied, others spent a good amount of time saying what a waste this thread was, and one esteemed member in particular replied that the OP is nothing but a rant.
So, goes to show that 2 wheels or not, some people are aloof
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Old 05-12-20, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
I've lost track as to whether they are the x, y, or a generation, but clearly the "me generation." Self-centered as all get out and probably never involved in scouting.
Never involved in scouting is a good thing.
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Old 05-12-20, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Where's the indian with a tear in his eye from the 1970s commercial when you REALLY need him?


I don't like to see what is obviously cyclist-type litter along my commute rides. Half of my ride is on a military post, and I see discarded Gu packets occasionally along the same portion of roadway. This says to me that it's the same individual with a habitual pattern. Weird. I don't appreciate it.
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Old 05-12-20, 05:41 AM
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Plus, the CO2 contributes to global warming.
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Old 05-12-20, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by nomadmax View Post
Where's the indian with a tear in his eye from the 1970s commercial when you REALLY need him?
He was an Italian actor:

https://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2...t/ideas/essay/
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Old 05-12-20, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Kratebiker View Post
My wife struck one several years ago, and subsequently flew over the handlebars. She has not gotten on a bike since.
Unless she physically can't ride, the best thing would have been to have gotten back on the bike shortly after the accident when bones and bruises had fixed or healed. It's hard and can be scary, but it's really good for ones mental health.

Unfortunately there is always a small risk of injury when cycling. Even hitting a small stick wrong could send someone off the bike.
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Old 05-12-20, 06:22 AM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Have to agree with the OP. I see a lot of roadie generated trash along popular ride areas. Gives us all a bad look IMHO.
It should only give those who do it a Bad look not all cyclist a bad look.
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Old 05-12-20, 06:25 AM
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I'm not surprised the wife was traumatized. That's a high bar to clear!

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Old 05-12-20, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Indeed he was:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody
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Old 05-12-20, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Ross520 View Post
Oh please, people have been littering for decades. Let's not pretend like it's something new.
Ever ridden in Canada? I've been through AB and B.C. for the last 4 years and their roads are immaculate. People there don't throw stuff out the window like they do here in the states. It is sickening.

To the OP. I chide cyclists that do this. In group rides I go pick up gel packs that some cast aside and most are shamed pretty good by that. I've even seen cyclists toss tubes to the side of the road.
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Old 05-12-20, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MarcusT View Post
I posted a similar thread a few years ago about the Sella Ronda and every mountain pass being littered.
I titled the thread "A rant against hardcore cyclists".
I got similar response to this thread, Some people agreed, some denied, others spent a good amount of time saying what a waste this thread was, and one esteemed member in particular replied that the OP is nothing but a rant.
So, goes to show that 2 wheels or not, some people are aloof
Reminds me of the trails up to Mount Everest, littered with garbage. Some climbers admit it's a problem; some pretend the problem doesn't exist.

All that's missing here are the piles of human waste and the dead bodies.
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Old 05-12-20, 06:50 AM
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Interesting and sad comments by the OP. I hate trail litter... When I see people littering, I feel like picking-up their litter and making them eat it (that's the nicest thought I have). I hadn't considered the possible falling hazard caused by a small, hard, metal CO2 cartridge. Ironically, someone posted an opinion piece on Road Bike Review regarding something similar:

Opinion: Just say no to CO2 - If you’re not racing, just inflate the old fashioned way

This year I made a personal decision to stop using CO2 in favor of a mini pump before I realized there was so many "issues" with them. While a mini pump is certainly less convenient than CO2, to me the advantages outweigh the disadvantages:
  • You can have infinite flat tires with a pump, but only as many flats as you have CO2 cartridges. I used to carry 2 CO2 cartridges, but that turned out to be not enough in at least one occasion.
  • Tire pressure diminishes when inflated with CO2 and it gets warm out. Ever had a flat that was fixed with a CO2 only to have that same tire flat again before you got home?
  • Mini pumps can fit in your pocket and many seat packs (my pump fit just fine in my seat pack)
  • Mini pumps eliminate the whole litter debate (unless you throw out your pump after each use?!?!)
  • For the weight-weenie: Mini pumps don't weigh that much... especially when compared to a handful of CO2 cartridges and the related adaptors. There are several carbon mini pumps for the ultimate in weight savings (your wallet will be much lighter!)
The only real disadvantage I see to mini pumps is that you have to get upper body exercise to inflate your tires (*gasp*!) While this is a slight inconvenience in our modern world, if I think about the reason I ride my bike to begin with... which is primarily to stay in shape... then having to manual pump my tires on occasion is actually helping the cause!
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Old 05-12-20, 06:53 AM
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Maybe it's my mtb "roots", but I, and the people I ride with (many never mtb'd) follow the "leave no trace" philosophy. Trash, whether on the trail, or found on people's lawns around the neighborhood, or seen along the roadside irks me. What is so hard about taking your fast food (or whatever) wrapper, cup, etc. back home to be thrown into the trash?! The medians and sides of the expressways look so much nicer around here during KY. Derby (in a normal year)--it could look that way all the time if people wouldn't just carelessly discard their trash. Same with trails and mups. I have a feeling, at least I hope, that the great majority of people who visit this site are not guilty of trashing things up. There's no excuse for not properly discarding trash.

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