- OBER – Great idea from a US magazine
Not sure if anyone else reads Mountain Bike Action, a US magazine. Lots of lovely bike pron to look at, and occasionally some really interesting articles too.
One such turned up recently, the idea of OBER. A natty little acronym standing for One Bag Each Ride. As in, each time you ride, take one bag with you to pick up some litter.
There will always be muppets who litter the trails out there, but perhaps if enough of us did OBER, it might make a real difference. I know that I’ve regularly shipped back a bag’s worth on some of my rides, so I may just start doing it more! Every little helps, eh?Posted 9 years agomiketuallySubscriber
… carrier bag FFS mike what were you thinking of
* shakes head in disbelief *
surely we should use a hesian bag for this or something biodegradeable ?
You can get biodegradable carrier bags…
Assuming you already have one, you can keep one in your pocket all the time. Obviously, once getting home, the litter would be decanted into appropriate recycling receptacles and the bag used again.
😉Posted 9 years agoleftyboySubscriber
Would love to but on arecent ride I’d need a transit van to pick up all the cr*p dumped on a local bridelway. Looks like someones torched a car and then chucked all the burnt bits all over a 250 metre square area1
This is near an area where they put in posts to deter 4 x 4 who just hooked them up to their tow bars and pulled the posts out!
The answer seems to involve a 12 bore!Posted 9 years agorsMember
*I was out for a ride at the weekend which involves a lot of downhill stuff then a ride back up the road to the top of the trails, b@stard thing was that i realised part way down that I’d forgotten to bring anything to drink. I was gasping by the time I got to the bottom and the cycle back up past tons of half empty bottles of water and juice (chucked out of car windows) was pure torture.
* this is only vaguely related to the original post as it involves litter.Posted 9 years ago
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