I Picked Up Some Trash Today

Discussion in 'Trail Advocacy' started by StrandLeper, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Got to Peltzer, had to evacuate... so I drove to Ms trailhead and parked there and used the "facility". (Seriously, when do they empty that thing?)

    So I just park there and hit Maple Springs Road. Plan on a peak tag, then retrace and down motorway.

    Riding and chat up and pass three nice dudes. Then, I see a can, and a battery, and some plastic. So I figured, "Hey, forget the peak and just pick up every piece of trash, can and bottle that I see. Every single one."

    So that's what I did. It was frustrating because I think I stopped and dismounted 30 times or so. By the top of MS, my pack was full. At one point, I left my gloves somewhere. I descended to look for them and a really nice guy from Warrior S was riding up with them. He was on a speshy Hardtail I think his name was Sharone.

    The views were ridiculous, the trail was in great shape. The riders (and the hikers on Motorway) were friendly. And I was back at the car before I knew it- with a pack FULL of trash.

    Inspired by the Mcg's.

    We can make a difference, one Modelo can at a time.

    Here is the beauty of the morning. And the sickness of the morning. IMG_5399.JPGIMG_5413.JPG
     
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  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS

    Ha.....wasn't sure if that was your van in the lot or not. The WS member may have been Jerone.
     
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  3. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well done sir. Much respect for you :thumbsup: - much disdain for litterers. :mad:
     
  4. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
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    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
  5. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    I think i was feeling guilty cuz I couldn't volunteer for meadows trail work today.
     
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  6. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    We ride someday D cubed.
     
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  7. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    That sounds right. Van giveaway is the Laguna parking sticker in rear window.
     
  8. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Stephen
    Awesome...Nicely Done...
    I ran a pretty fun / effective "Trash for Cash" contest during 2 summers on STR maybe we / I could do something similar here. It was pretty low cost/ effort vs effective.
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    Nice job... Sad that some people treat our mountains like that. :unsure:
     
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  10. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    @StrandLeper good job sir !! It is sad that people go out to hike/ride and suppousedly love the outdoors and leave trash behind :mad: . I can imagine that people "oh the trail/mountain was beautiful, ohh my empty bottle I will leave it here and someome will pick it up for sure :)" and there they go hiking/biking back home without care ... @ssholes.
     
  11. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I'd say imtbtrails was out, representing, today.
    Good job, Tim!
     
  12. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Strong work, Strand*. Traction juju stacking! :cool:

    *And Team Kioti
     
  13. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon & Highball C
    It's been suggested on here before... But maybe a semi-organized ride for the purpose of picking up trash would be a good idea. Imagine how much trash 6 of us could carry out with a garbage bag each...
     
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  14. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
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  15. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    "Some" trash??
    Major kudos to you @StrandLeper ! Good thing you had a pack to haul all that trash out. :thumbsup:
    I picked up some empty beer bottles once and stashed them in my jersey rear pockets, all the while I was afraid to crash and have those things break and cut me.
    Pisses me off people can be such slobs.
     
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  16. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    Thanks all. Didn't post this for props (but thanks again)- but to show that one pissed off dude with a pack can clean a 5-7 mile trail in one run. It was COLD at the start, so I wore a pack. Good thing as you note @Luis . Organized rides are awesome, but every bit helps. On a ride, not crushing it-pick up some trash. I looked at it as interval -ish. Trash pickup, remount, hammer at good pace to next piece of trash... repeat. The games that I play to trick myself into sh$t...
     
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  17. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    Lemme know if you want any sponsorship.
     
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  18. fos'l

    fos'l Member

    Name:
    Bob
    @SL --- way to go; only thing worse than litterers IMO are individuals who place their dog poop in plastic bags, then throw them on the trail.
     
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  19. Mikie Robin Mcguire

    Mikie Robin Mcguire Well-Known Member

    Name:
    mikie and robin
    Thank you! Hoping to get more of these signs up in our forest. Thank you!

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  20. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Addict

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    Redlands
    Name:
    David
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    Santa Cruz Chameleon
    That has to be some intense yoga technique there!
     
  21. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    La Verne, CA
    Name:
    Dennis (AKA Dio)
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    2013 Trek Slash 9 (26er)
  22. StrandLeper

    StrandLeper Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Timothy M. Ryan
    Current Bike:
    SC Bronson 1x/Pivot 429 1x xtr
    New trash, old trash, now Maple to Motorway has less trash. :) need a fan belt or 2?

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  23. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Vassago/Trek
    Every time I visit my property up in Landers, I have to walk the lot and pick up trash that the careless neighbors across the street allow to blow out of their trash cans. several years back, I actually found a piece of discarded mail with their name and address on it which I promptly turned over to the County when I filed a complaint. For some reason, those neighbors were no longer friendly to me after that. :rolleyes:
     
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  24. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    A general thanks for packing out trash you find. I keep doing it, too. It sux to stop when you're on a climbing roll, but WTH, I don't care anymore. I don't even get pissed about it anymore. I'm actually thankful that that unenlightened dumbfuk didn't spray paint a tree or cause a fire.
     
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  25. jaime

    jaime Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Corona, ca
    Name:
    jaime
    Current Bike:
    '15 Giant reign advanced 1
    Next time I will carry a bag on my pocket or pack. Lately skyline is full of hikers due to the foothill pkwy opening :thumbsdown: and some of them hikers love the outdoors but don't love to pick up after them.
     
  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    If I lived in Landers.....I probably wouldn't be friendly either. :eek:
     
  27. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    I really don't get that. You hike miles back into the forest then tag a rock or a tree with paint/sharpie. It not like a bunch of your homies are spending a lot of time out in nature, let alone your competition for turf.
     
  28. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Ah yes, BC tagging, WTF? I guess they don't realize we own that shite no matter what they do out there :sneaky:

    I whacked some graffiti on Friday, too – keeping the new bridge at Pear Crossing looking new :stop:. Freaking cockroaches. Let's go take a hike...I got my spray paint and markers... o_O
     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    BIG THANKS!
    We should put together a Trash Run. Pick a trail and cruse for trail trash (not to be mistaken for Trail-er Trash :whistling:)
    I'm going to move this to the Trail Advocacy Forum in hopes this becomes a long winded thread of how we are doing our part.
    WAY TO GO GENT'S!!!
     
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  30. mike

    mike iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Great idea, Mikie! I'm always up for neighborhood beautification, in any neighborhood. This is great PR on top of just being a good idea.

    I'm happy to report that the vast majority of the south end of the Santa Anas is in pretty good shape, and I could not ID one trail that needs bum-rushed by the trash squad. But please holler if you guys come up with a candidate – down here or wherever.

    We could do a RR and send a link to the relevant management agency – I will def let Trab Ranger Dist know about our exploits down here. They already know I'm a chronic neatnick.

    We got the power! :)