The link and picture kind of speak for themselves.
This past weekend was a cycling event held by Neverstop, which took participants from the geographical center of Taiwan in Puli to Wuling. As a cyclist, along with the round the island tour, this is a right of passage route.
With hundreds of participants, you are bound to make the local news. A 16 man clean up crew (also riding bikes), ascended to Wuling the next day, not to ride their personal bests, but to pick up garbage from the previous day’s event. The picture speaks for itself.
I participated in an event 3 weeks ago and 100% of the “garbage” on the street was unopened packages of food/gel, meaning these were accidentally dropped when participants were reaching for things in their jersey pockets.
This past weekend was the exact opposite. Almost all the garbage I saw on the street, was gels that were eaten. I even saw an overseas participant finish his gel and throw it over the railing. I was going to ride up and say something, but didn’t know if he spoke English or not. I decided to pass him (very fast) and drop him…I did.
How hard is it to finish what you are eating and shove the garbage in another one of your jersey pockets? Got participants thinking they are at world tour caliper participating in the Tour de France.
Let this post be a reminder to throw away your garbage in garbage cans no matter what activity you are doing!