Worst thing found on the road

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Worst thing found on the road

Postby Patrickpioneer » 27 Dec 2018, 3:28pm

As requested :D what is the worst thing you have found on the road in the past year?
for me it has to be the dead badger I had to move to the side of the road, I see far too much road kill.
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby gaz » 27 Dec 2018, 4:07pm

Quite a number of drivers, hard to pick the worst.

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Postby Paulatic » 27 Dec 2018, 4:25pm

Human turd... I left it where it was.
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby Cugel » 27 Dec 2018, 4:33pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:As requested :D what is the worst thing you have found on the road in the past year?
for me it has to be the dead badger I had to move to the side of the road, I see far too much road kill.
Pat

The more sickening and depressing thing is the half-killed creature, hit by a car and left to suffer. It also makes me mad with anger, as I feel the need to put it out of it's misery and hate doing so. It's an emotion generally foreign to me but at those times I hate cars and their uncaring drivers. Luckily, these occurrences are rare, despite the many now-dead bodies to be seen at the roadside.

I once hit a rabbit with a car myself and felt bad for weeks and weeks.

The other thing I find depressing is the ever-increasing tin-litter of cars and vans parked everywhere, often in an uncaring fashion. Many suburban streets have almost impassable pavements, also with front gardens concreted over so five cars can park on them. Polluters at many levels, cars.

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Postby foxyrider » 27 Dec 2018, 4:40pm

Half my top lip after I face planted on black ice mid December :lol:
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby Graham » 27 Dec 2018, 4:55pm

Bottles filled with urine ( of unknown vintage and provenance ) slung out of motor vehicles.

Other beer cans and bottles containing their own primordial swamp of slime and stinking fluid.

Litter-picking below a layby, one day, I noticed a dustbin truck pull-in and some of the operatives behave in mysterious ways for a few minutes.
After they had left I returned to the layby to find that one of the team had curled one out on the tarmac.

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Postby pedalsheep » 27 Dec 2018, 5:16pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:As requested :D what is the worst thing you have found on the road in the past year?
for me it has to be the dead badger I had to move to the side of the road, I see far too much road kill.
Pat

One year I kept a record of all the road kill I saw from my bike http://cycleseven.org/road-kill
It included 19 dead badgers, 31 blackbirds and a long and depressing list of other species.
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby TrevA » 27 Dec 2018, 5:59pm

On today's ride alone, we saw a dead badger, a Fridge/Freezer dumped in a field entrance, a bed dumped in farmer's field, a metal house radiator dumped by the side of the road. That's in addition to the discarded cans, bottles, used nappies, coffee cups, fast food and other wrappers, etc that were seen on the verges of every road we rode along, even quiet country lanes.

What is wrong with people (motorists and passengers), that they feel need to sling their rubbish out of the car window rather than take it home? The number of discarded beer cans is frightening - are these people really driving along and drinking beer, then throwing the can away?

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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby brynpoeth » 27 Dec 2018, 8:29pm

One should be very careful if one finds a half-dead animal, I would not want to kill it, even if one just tried to move it off the road it could retaliate, then there might be a half-dead person too
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby Cugel » 27 Dec 2018, 9:29pm

brynpoeth wrote:One should be very careful if one finds a half-dead animal, I would not want to kill it, even if one just tried to move it off the road it could retaliate, then there might be a half-dead person too

It's generally a rabbit or a bird. I would be wary of a badger or a fox. It doesn't happen often but I can't bear to see a mangled beast still alive and suffering.

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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby brynpoeth » 27 Dec 2018, 9:43pm

Cugel wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:One should be very careful if one finds a half-dead animal, I would not want to kill it, even if one just tried to move it off the road it could retaliate, then there might be a half-dead person too

It's generally a rabbit or a bird. I would be wary of a badger or a fox. It doesn't happen often but I can't bear to see a mangled beast still alive and suffering.

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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby Patrickpioneer » 28 Dec 2018, 6:44am

Cugel wrote:The more sickening and depressing thing is the half-killed creature, hit by a car and left to suffer. It also makes me mad with anger, as I feel the need to put it out of it's misery and hate doing so. It's an emotion generally foreign to me but at those times I hate cars and their uncaring drivers. Luckily, these occurrences are rare, despite the many now-dead bodies to be seen at the roadside.

I once hit a rabbit with a car myself and felt bad for weeks and weeks.

The other thing I find depressing is the ever-increasing tin-litter of cars and vans parked everywhere, often in an uncaring fashion. Many suburban streets have almost impassable pavements, also with front gardens concreted over so five cars can park on them. Polluters at many levels, cars.

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I have lost count of the dead animals I have seen on the roads, I think people either don't care or actually aim for the animal and it makes me angry too even just to think about it and I could not let a live one suffer and would do as you do.

Regarding litter I was out for a ride boxing day and was shocked by all the Christmas wrapping paper all over the roads, do people unwrap gifts in the car then just throw the wrapping out? most probably yes. Urine 'road tizer' yes I see that too, mind you full marks for them having good aim into a tiny bottle!

what a society

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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby landsurfer » 28 Dec 2018, 7:46am

Argie anti-personnel mines and thousands of rounds of 7.62 ammunition ..... Ross Road West / Moody Brook road.... Falkland islands ..... :D ... and me on my butchers bike navigating through them .....
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby eileithyia » 28 Dec 2018, 8:46am

Graham wrote:Bottles filled with urine ( of unknown vintage and provenance ) slung out of motor vehicles.

Other beer cans and bottles containing their own primordial swamp of slime and stinking fluid.

Litter-picking below a layby, one day, I noticed a dustbin truck pull-in and some of the operatives behave in mysterious ways for a few minutes.
After they had left I returned to the layby to find that one of the team had curled one out on the tarmac.



If you're caught short you're caught short.... though maybe a little more discretion could have been employed. This is why council workers including the bin men were up in arms regarding equal pay with dinner ladies etc. Bin men are out on the job with effeciency measures, eat their meals in cab in front of a stinking load of rubbish and nowhere to go for comfort breaks.
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Re: Worst thing found on the road

Postby TrevA » 28 Dec 2018, 2:47pm

Patrickpioneer wrote:
Cugel wrote:The more sickening and depressing thing is the half-killed creature, hit by a car and left to suffer. It also makes me mad with anger, as I feel the need to put it out of it's misery and hate doing so. It's an emotion generally foreign to me but at those times I hate cars and their uncaring drivers. Luckily, these occurrences are rare, despite the many now-dead bodies to be seen at the roadside.

I once hit a rabbit with a car myself and felt bad for weeks and weeks.

The other thing I find depressing is the ever-increasing tin-litter of cars and vans parked everywhere, often in an uncaring fashion. Many suburban streets have almost impassable pavements, also with front gardens concreted over so five cars can park on them. Polluters at many levels, cars.

Cugel


I have lost count of the dead animals I have seen on the roads, I think people either don't care or actually aim for the animal and it makes me angry too even just to think about it and I could not let a live one suffer and would do as you do.

Regarding litter I was out for a ride boxing day and was shocked by all the Christmas wrapping paper all over the roads, do people unwrap gifts in the car then just throw the wrapping out? most probably yes. Urine 'road tizer' yes I see that too, mind you full marks for them having good aim into a tiny bottle!

what a society

Pat


My wife thinks that many of the Badgers you see are not actually roadkill but a result of "lamping" where they are flushed out of their burrows by dogs, shot and then dumped on the roads. She does mix a little with the hunting community through her horse riding connections.