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    Is anyone else doing this?

    After having 3 flat tires in a row. 2 at night and one in daylight ( it looked like a leaf but was a broken Heiniken bottle held together by the plastic label). I've started to stop and remove broken glass from the sidewalks and bike paths on my daytime Sunday rides. It's a PITA but less work that breaking down a tire and trying to patch the tube by the side of the road at night. I guess one disadvantage of strict open container laws is that it gives an incentive to pitch beer bottles out the window. I don't see much glass in Ft. lauderdale, But the redneck yahoos in Davie where I live make up for it.

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    I remove road hazards too, sure. If not immediately, then I try to note where and get it on the way home. My main routes are getting pretty clean after a few years of this! And no flats yet, it's gotta be part of the reason....
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      #3
      Yes these hazards don't go away by themselves. They accumulate until someone does something about them. I cleaned up 3 broken beer bottles, and a few smaller pieces. The odds are pretty good that I would have run over one of them on a night ride.

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        #4
        This seems to be worth doing. On my ride yesterday I saw no glass. I was expecting a new crop from friday night but it wasn't there. My first flat was from blue glass. One of the bottles I cleaned up a week later was blue glass. I may have kept myself from running over the same bottle again. This seems to be time well spent.

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          #5
          I prefer to drink from glass bottles. But I prefer to ride over plastic ones! Thats a packaging trend that's pretty nice for bikers.
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            #6
            I spoke too soon. Apparently Heiniken Boy tosses his bottles late Saturday night. It looks like there will be a weekly deposit on Pine Island Road every Sunday morning. The only reason they don't accumulate is the walled community along there presssure washes the sidewalk regulaly. Of course never on a Sunday. The storm drains next to the sidewalk have guardrails so people dont fall into them and that gives him something to break the bottles on. There's a CW bar in the shopping center about a 1/2 mile from there. Of course you wouldn't want to confront this drunken asshat at 2AM because this is CCW/ Stand Your Ground territory.

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              #7
              This is working out very welll for me. I haven't had a flat since I started doing this. Much better than 3 in one week.

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