Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Horse Dung

Another early morning ride and this time I witnessed a display of horse manure in the middle of the bike path. Usually when cops leave their horse's crud on the the roads, at least it's on a vehicular path wide enough for most to dodge. This time it took over 2/3 of a 6' wide path.

There's nothing fancy about taking a horse out in the middle of a big City, but the cops seem to think it's cute and refuse to clean up after their animals. Even the horse drawn carriages in Pier 39 and Fisherman's Warf are required to have bags strapped to the underside of the horse to catch the unmentionables. Why can't the City cops do the same? Instead, they're leaving feces all over public roads!

All meanwhile the City wants to instate a new law to prevent people from sitting on public streets? Say that again? Cops can leave dung on the sidewalk, but people can't sit? It's no wonder last year more people left California then came in.

So what am I going to do about it? Write a letter? Nope, that'll get nowhere. The cops don't care.

If I ever see their horse in action, I'll be sure to mention to the uncaring rider that if dog owners pick up their pets' logs, they should at least pick up their horse's tennisball sized leftovers. Then I'll speed off under 20mph (20mph is the speed limit for cyclists).


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