i think he was pointing at those recreational riders that buy into the idea that they need gels to get them over the line.
i saw it, too, over summer. those that arrived on some
plastic carbon bikes were usually those that pulled out the gels after the first 50m ascent of a 1200m climb. just keep pedalling and you'll be fine.
and those with carbon bikes were usually the fattest/mos unfit.
carbon statt kondition.
allthepies - Member
As a guide I'd expect a friendly word about littering, including banana skins etc. But to "go mental" at a guest is unprofessional IMO.
maybe, but i also think it's bloody minded to throw your litter into the wild.
to be fair, i always said at the beginning of a tour that i didn't want to see anyone throwing any litter into the bushes and that i had a small plastic bag (those that you get at the supermarket when buying your banannas) in my bag. most people then took their own litter bag and were considerate towards the environment they were outside utilising for their own pleasure.
but, some people are pig minded.