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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Bikes, rubbish, and bikerubbish

Derek Pearson takes nice photographs, but that's not the half of it. He keeps a nice website and blog called Bikes? Rubbish!!, and has lots of good ideas for living-the-bike. He puts them into practice too:

Picking up the trash Category: General Posted by: Derek

A while ago I got a flat tire because somebody used the bike lane as a beer bottle drop. Changing a rear tire on these cruiser x's is no small feat. You need clamps, a crescent wrench, a phillips head screwdriver, patience and an allen tool.

Not wanting to repeat the process, I loaded up bag and broom and went back to sweep up the glass. I picked up some garbage along the way as well and found it to be very enjoyable.

I emailed the city and they promptly dropped off a bunch of bags at my house and offered to come pick them up when they were full. I went out and filled bags, had fun doing it and even made some friends along the way. I kept thinking how cool it would be to have a whole fleet of xtracycles out picking up trash...

Yeah, what he said.

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