Tangled Metal wrote:And dogs don't take over the roads on big sorties throwing gel wrappers and other rubbish into the side if the road without a care. At least most dog owners pick up the poop. If only every supportive rider took their rubbish home with them.
If course we can play the game of giving examples of bad behaviour all evening long but where does that get us? As a responsible dog owner and cyclist I make a lot of effort to walk the dog or ride my bike in a responsible way and I do confront others who I see don't if the chance arises. With both groups I have found bad behaviour to be a minority. It still gives ammunition against us when people see these minorities.
I have discussed this discussion with the collies and their opinion, which they have asked me to relay, is that y'all need a good nipping then putting in the pen.
And yes, they know all about that Ballantine and his pump manoeuvre so you can forget it! Or get a double nip and a crunched up pump as you're driven into the pen.
PS I have picked up over 100 gel wrappers on Lancaster canal in my time as unofficial litter-picker. But that's nothing compared to the plastic water/coke bottle and crisp packet numbers. And let's not forget the various large pieces of rotted boat bits. And single running shoes. (??) And, oh, all sorts.