Basket Rant

I’ve noticed a lot of parked bikes with baskets (front and back) that have had some smart-ass passer-by dump rubbish in them.

You wouldn’t chuck your trash through a parked car window, so why pick on a cyclist? I just don’t get it.

If you experience or witness this occurring I would recommend one of the following:

  1. Collect the rubbish from the basket and chase after the aggressor shouting, “Hey, excuse me sir/ma’am, you seem to have dropped this!!”
  2. Throw it back at them (and then pick it again and throw it out once they inevitably walk away)
  3. Report the littering incident to a nearby and ready-to-assist bobby.


Actually, screw the last one. Although littering is a fineable offence, good luck finding a police officer willing to comply. Or even just finding a police officer.



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