- one reason cyclists are hated!
Ridiculous, so one lot of litter is fine but another isn’t? Litter is litter no matter what the cause is. But obviously we can’t discuss this
It’s nearly the anniversary of my uncles death, so, when I go on a ride to watch the sunset up a hill and have a beer to remember him I’ll leave the empty bottle there, cuz obviously that’s ok.
No doubt this will be deleted and I’ll be banned. I just think its very sad that people on here think littering is ok because it’s for someone’s memoryPosted 4 years agomogrimMember
‘d imagine most of us have been guilty of throwing a banana skin away thinking it’ll be worm food in a week. I remember reading about the problem of them in a hiking magazine a few years back & I was too
Seems like it may not be true, a quick google shows 3-4 weeks as the most popular answer to the question “how long does banana peel take to decompose”.Posted 4 years ago
pukenroof – Member
Banana skins aren’t as biodegradable as you think as they are not native.
I’ve had the “not native” line after chucking a banana into a stand of sitka, which was interesting.
The “2 years to biodegrade” thing is… Well, let’s say misleading. It’s totally dependant on the environment it’s in, 2 years is for high level, relatively cold and dry, less critters to eat it. At lower level, it’s far faster, even assuming nothing eats it. Leave one in a cold enough place and it might end up preserved for thousands of years.
After a previous thread like this, I tested the theory and chucked one down the bottom of the garden. Something ate it after a couple of days, inconveniently. But I’m told by one of our rangers it’s normally 3-5 weeks in a fertile environment, though it’ll be unrecognisable before that.
OTOH you can bin it, and it’ll go to landfill most likely.Posted 4 years agoallthepiesMember
There’s a fellow bike shed user at work who, whenever he gets a puncture, leaves all the detritus in the bike shed – old tube, CO2 cylinder, the lot. He seems to get a lot of punctures, there was a fresh one today.
I think I’ll start taking them home, repair them and put in the spares box.Posted 4 years agolittlemisspandaMember
People on here seem to be real unlucky with the amount of cyclist hate they encounter. Aside from the odd tw*tty driver who cuts me up/white van men who shout bottom-related comments and beep their horns at me, I rarely see any evidence of this cyclist hate that gets brought up on here a lot. Maybe I’m just lucky, or naive/oblivious to it?!
Shock horror, I’ve never had an issue with walkers either!Posted 4 years ago
allthepies – Member
I think I’ll start taking them home, repair them and put in the spares box.
I stopped halfway down caddon bank at innerleithen one time, at what seems to be the Official Puncture Repairing Spot, and decided to clear up all the tubes. Filled my camelbak so ended up doing this…
Inner tube man! Threw a bunch away, patched some others, still using them 2 years on.Posted 4 years agoGrahamSSubscriber
Stopped and picked up three different energy gel/bar wrappers in one day along one little stretch of my commute. I can only assume the guy dropping them must’ve missed his breakfast.
I rarely see any evidence of this cyclist hate that gets brought up on here a lot
Spend 5 minutes reading the online comments on any cycling story in a local newspaper. Or under any popular cycling video on YouTube.
Or worse still read some tweets at http://twitter.com/CycleHatredPosted 4 years ago
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