Horse Dung Anyone??

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Anonymous

Just as thought. Why is it that I have to pick up my dogs [email protected] or I get fined but the city has no problem with me biking/running/skating/walking/driving through huge steaming piles of horse [email protected] in and around the Park????? Anyone?? Hmmmm.

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J (not verified)

"All we can do is chuckle at it, that a little dog doo is ticket worthy, but the huge piles of horse manure are OK.

I think it may have to ""doo"" with the hardship of picking up after a horse (a shovel, a giant bag) and the the history of the horse as a royal animal. I don't know.

But all the flies and pigeons are happy ;-)"

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Ted (not verified)

"""Royal Animal""? My dogs were bred to be Royal Chinese guard dogs. Do I get an exception. Nope."

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Steve (not verified)

Personally, I rather step in a large pile of horse dung then a small pile of dog doodoo.

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Yogi (not verified)
Airborne?



Skip the small loop in CP when it’s hot and dry. The speeding cabs kick up a lot of poop dust and it’s hard to hold your breath when your heart is pumping.

Can you spell E. coli?

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Carol (not verified)
Try Romania

Cycling in Romania was a real treat! Much of the local transportation (particularly the farm transportation) was by horse cart, even on the main roads. The manure was everywhere...and then it started raining!

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e (not verified)
a potential solution

"About a year ago I wrote to the parks department asking that they the use of one of the following devices bunag. They responded that the carriages are regulated by the ""New York City Deepartment of Consumer Affairs"", and suggested I contact that department. I still have the response letter on my fridge, but haven't followed up. Anyone more dilligent than me willing to take up the cause?"

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Claudette (not verified)
Aren't they supposed to have dung collectors...

On the carriages? Hell, they give a ticket if someone does not clean up after his dog! I've seen these things, they are like big diapers that catch the dung so it does not fall on the street.

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Josh (not verified)
to clarify

Most of the carriages have those diapers. Plus, they've designated lanes that you really dont want to go into.

Where the dung is really coming from, I suspect, is the police: The equestrain patrol who trot around CP and the Hudson Greenway. Aint no carriage making the doo along the waterfront bike path, and there's no way to complain about it since it's the police.

Just one more thing we need to navigate.

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Ted (not verified)

And one more double standard. Police can bike on the sidewalks, park in the bike lanes, run the red lights, ride the wrong way, dump on the streets and no one says a word. Amazing.

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tongue in cheek (not verified)

OH don't forget

run towards gun fire when most of us are running away

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Claudette (not verified)
amen to that (nm)
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Josh (not verified)
on tongue in cheek

puzzled

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Josh (not verified)
sorry

But usually they're the ones firing the guns. (Unless I'm missing the tongue in cheek.)

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Ted (not verified)

OR shooting people holding pears or wallets......that makes them immune from the same laws they enforce right?... because they have guns and face others with guns? If you break the law you are a CRIMINAL weather you do it wearing a badge OR NOT! Stick that in your cheek!

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the op (not verified)

never said they were immune...

btw - when you write in CAPS IT MEANS YOU ARE YELLING. WHY ARE YOU YELLING AT ME?!?! SHhhhhh you might scare the [email protected] out of the horses....

finally

there was NO need to make the rude inuendo at the end of your post

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Tony (not verified)

"looks like you did quite a bit of yelling yourself?? I just think it was pretty ignorant to defend cops breaking the law just because they have a danderous job (""run toward gunfire.."")."

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Richard Rosenthal (not verified)
Ted, you're stealing my lines!

Hey, wait, Ted! Aren't those supposed to be MY lines? And, again, down below? Aren't I the one who is supposed to be saying all that? What's goin' on here? People expect certain things from me. Now what am I supposed to do?

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Ted (not verified)

Sorry. Ya gotta be quick in NY! ;)

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George Arcarola (not verified)
Manure

Dogs eat meat, their solid waste contains many more pathogens than that of a herbivore (like a horse). Go into a gardening center, you see bags of manure (what comes out of the back ends of horses and cows). The stuff makes great natural fertilizer. Have you ever seen anyone (anyone sane that is) spreading dog or human waste to fertilize their crops?

Yes, it is a nuisance, but only a minor one. Probably less healthy to ride in the exhaust of a city bus than behind a horse.

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Ted (not verified)

Uh, yeah sure? That makes it much more appealing...its just digested grass in their [email protected]! Maybe I will just stop and take a few home with me on my next ride!!! Sh:t is Sh:t in my book.

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Morene (not verified)
bottle it!

My first saddle was on a horse...still love to ride. Horses, that is. Just I've been putting so many miles on my not-so-new-anymore bike, I haven't had time to ride and breathe in the leather/sweat/maneure aroma. So, I'm grateful to those big guys in central park who make me think I'm riding in the west. But I agree; if it's really dry out and the cars are in the park, I'd ride elsewhere...just dust in the wind!
M

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Bill Vojtech (not verified)

Years ago, a guy on a purple bike used to scoop it up for his garden. Then the city took the garden away. Now we have poop in the park.

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Kumbaya (not verified)

Just saw jackass 2 and they actually ate a big piece of horse poop for $200. Maybe this is the solution to which energy bar to use for cycling!!!!! Hey theyre free, cheap and the guy above said theyre healthy and vegetarian!!

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An anonymous cow! (Christian Edstrom) (not verified)

An anonymous friend of mine is a pretty good motocross rider.

Once he did a race in the cow country of central California, with a lot of tough uphills. Being a clever fellow, he recognized that there were cattle paths going up the many hills and that the cows ALWAYS took the easiest route up the hills. So he decided always to follow those paths up the hills. What he failed to realize is that cows don't, um, step off the path when they need to defecate.

As the story goes, he won the race, but subsequently came down with a nasty case of parvo.

So I don't think I'd recommend the energy bar route. In this case, let's learn from the mistakes of someone else.

- Christian

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Hank Schiffman (not verified)

I just ran the half in the pouring rain in Central Park this morning. It started at 70th and the East Drive going south. The field was so large at the start that if fanned out to all reaches of HS Alley. Nasty, wet gooey horse leavings were stomped to gel out there. Like a bad dream. Only I was awake! And only 12.5 more miles to go!

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jeff (not verified)

Here's a link to some pictures of Adam Purple's 'Garden of Eden:'

http://www.earthcelebrations.com/gardens/eden.html

cycling trips