Deliberate or not?

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Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 12:04pm

By someone unhappy with cyclists maybe. I think it was approaching Warrington. It was horse dung not cow dung.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby AlaninWales » 27 Sep 2013, 12:18pm

Eh? A trailer - probably turning from a country lane into that field which means a sharp and uphill turn across uneven ground, bounces out a sackful of (useful) manure; this is somehow a potential grudge against cyclists? :roll:

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 12:34pm

AlaninWales wrote:Eh? A trailer - probably turning from a country lane into that field which means a sharp and uphill turn across uneven ground, bounces out a sackful of (useful) manure; this is somehow a potential grudge against cyclists? :roll:


Not necessarily cyclists. Anyone possibly. It was the entrance to some farm buildings. The pile in the foreground didnt look to me like it had fallen. More like it was shovelled. I've known farmers to leave dogs out to deter walkers why not dung :(

Anyway if it was an accident why not clear it up.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Sep 2013, 12:47pm

ukdodger wrote:
AlaninWales wrote:Eh? A trailer - probably turning from a country lane into that field which means a sharp and uphill turn across uneven ground, bounces out a sackful of (useful) manure; this is somehow a potential grudge against cyclists? :roll:


Not necessarily cyclists. Anyone possibly. It was the entrance to some farm buildings. The pile in the foreground didnt look to me like it had fallen. More like it was shovelled. I've known farmers to leave dogs out to deter walkers why not dung :(

Anyway if it was an accident why not clear it up.

Because they exited the field by another gate?
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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 12:56pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
ukdodger wrote:
AlaninWales wrote:Eh? A trailer - probably turning from a country lane into that field which means a sharp and uphill turn across uneven ground, bounces out a sackful of (useful) manure; this is somehow a potential grudge against cyclists? :roll:


Not necessarily cyclists. Anyone possibly. It was the entrance to some farm buildings. The pile in the foreground didnt look to me like it had fallen. More like it was shovelled. I've known farmers to leave dogs out to deter walkers why not dung :(

Anyway if it was an accident why not clear it up.

Because they exited the field by another gate?


Yes that' s possible. Selfish prats who couldnt be bothered.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 27 Sep 2013, 2:07pm

ukdodger wrote:Yes that' s possible. Selfish prats who couldnt be bothered.

More likely they didn't even realise that a small amount of their manure had fallen off the very back of the trailer - 20 feet behind them...
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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 2:30pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:
ukdodger wrote:Yes that' s possible. Selfish prats who couldnt be bothered.

More likely they didn't even realise that a small amount of their manure had fallen off the very back of the trailer - 20 feet behind them...


I dont have that much faith in human nature.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby AlaninWales » 27 Sep 2013, 2:51pm

It's the countryside. Animal manure is part of the scenery; always has been. Even the pretty paintings by Turner frequently have manure in them. It's neither a town park nor a plastic golf course and is all the better for that.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 2:53pm

AlaninWales wrote:It's the countryside. Animal manure is part of the scenery; always has been. Even the pretty paintings by Turner frequently have manure in them. It's neither a town park nor a plastic golf course and is all the better for that.


It's a public highway and it's dung.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby Adam S » 27 Sep 2013, 3:06pm

ukdodger wrote:
AlaninWales wrote:It's the countryside. Animal manure is part of the scenery; always has been. Even the pretty paintings by Turner frequently have manure in them. It's neither a town park nor a plastic golf course and is all the better for that.


It's a public highway and it's dung.

Wouldn't worry about it. Think of all the fumes you could be breathing in if you travelled somewhere where you were less likely to encounter manure. I'd take the natural pollution any day

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Re: Deliberate or not?

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby djqster » 27 Sep 2013, 5:52pm

ukdodger wrote:It's a public highway and it's dung.


Yep. Farmers are liable for what they leave on the road though it's usually mud.

Highways Act 1980 Section 161 “If a person, without lawful authority or excuse, deposits anything whatsoever on a highway in consequence of which a user of the highway is injured or endangered, that person is guilty of an offence”.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby ukdodger » 27 Sep 2013, 6:00pm

Si wrote:http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10801



Groan..

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby Ayesha » 30 Sep 2013, 10:35am

Its about time horse carts were motorised.

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Re: Deliberate or not?

Postby bogmyrtle » 30 Sep 2013, 8:32pm

That is well rotted manure. Unless there is a muck heap close by and a farmer hiding in the hedge whooping with glee every time a cyclist hits the heap, them I'm with the fallen off the back of a trailer theory.
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