I like doing community service work and, for the record, have never been court or otherwise ordered to it. One of the things I like best about my membership in the local bicycle club is that it gives me the opportunity to serve the community by participating in various projects. Sunday, I got to spend the afternoon cleaning up roadside trash along a picturesque highway just outside of town. Sure, I got my foot wet with muddy ditchwater and skewered one of my hands with thorns, but it did me good to get outside and do a little work. I would say that 90 percent of the trash I picked up was food and beverage containers – the contents go into the motorist’s mouths and the bottles, cans, and wrappers go out the car windows.
It was pretty out there, and here are a couple of pictures. Click on them to see full-sized images.