Thursday, August 14, 2008
Seeing Too Many CO2s
Tampa bicycle commuter Tyson Dabney tells me that he finds empty co2 cartridges on the side of roads around here. I'm old school, so I use my bike frame pump to inflate tubes when I get flats. But I know many road cyclists do deploy the co2s. So if you do, take the spent cartridge and dispose of it properly -- as in not on the roads. Litterbugs are not cool.
Here's Tyson's report and he sent the photo above.
"As a bike commuter i get on the streets of tampa daily and I've been noticing something that makes me, as a cyclist, cringe.
Almost daily I find empty co2 cartridges on the side of road. It is my assumption that these are the remains of someone's flat tire repairs. I guess there are other
explanations but I find most unlikely."