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Old 06-22-17, 09:39 PM   #501
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Crow bar right in the path of my bike commute, dangerous.

A few hundred 1" self taping wood screws must have fallen out of a contractors truck a few days ago and scattered themselves all along a 25yard stretch of the bike lane. I ride the sidewalk that stretch of my commute now and have been stopping a few minutes everyday picking up a couple handfulls of screws as cars wiz by at 50 mph.

Reminds me of the time 10 years ago met up with a friend at Justin Herman plaza (the meeting spot for the start of each sf critical mass) and someone who was not a fan of cmass had strewn hundreds of thumbtacks all around the plaza. Lots of people had flats as a result, I helped a few people patch their tubes, but it took me so much time that we didn't go on the ride.
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This morning I found a Rema Tip Top 585 'seal inserting tool'. When I get a chance to google it, I can see that this one has the tip broken off. It looks like an awl with the point folded over, but it's supposed to look like this:

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Old 06-23-17, 02:46 PM   #503
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ahah I once found a barbecue grill didn't have enough space im my backpack to pick it up though !
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Today it was a sleeping bag, nicely packed into it's carry bag.
I just left it where I found it.
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Old 06-28-17, 12:34 PM   #505
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I've seen...

Deer, lots of deer the last couple of days. Racoons, mice, opossums, birds (mourning doves and robins).
When you hit the road at ten to five in the morning that happens.
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Deer, lots of deer the last couple of days. Racoons, mice, opossums, birds (mourning doves and robins).
When you hit the road at ten to five in the morning that happens.


Welcome to the forums! Check out the sticky thread to share your daily commute.

I see deer regularly as well, though not as early as you. There aren't any opossums in this areas. But I regularly see eagle, ravens, crows, heron, seals, river otters, a selection of many other foul, raccoons, and the occasional mink

Also we are a curious bunch and enjoy knowing where everyone is from, can you add you location to your info?
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Crows. Two of them on the highway, one next to the left lane, the other next to the right lane, about 1/4 mile apart. I rarely see crows, as they're generally smarter than that. Maybe they were young?
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Old 06-29-17, 07:49 PM   #508
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Found in the bike lane on South Broadway in St Louis. Because, you know, St Louis...
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A brand new 21-inch bungie cord and a nice kitchen knife.
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Found this. Okay, bad iPad pic; it's a 3-point buck, and behind the bush on the left is his lighter-colored brother.

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Old 07-03-17, 04:33 PM   #511
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Beauty and the beast

Found on A dead end road with no house close by.Most just drive on this road.
So maybe someone threw it out the car window.Easy return.

Also found some cheap clear eye protection.
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I am still trying to figure out what this is:

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Looks like a scrapper's dream!
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I found Mario on my ride in this morning. Picked it up and figure I'll give it to the kids.
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Found this. Okay, bad iPad pic; it's a 3-point buck, and behind the bush on the left is his lighter-colored brother.

you take an ipad on your rides?
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Saw a kestrel this morning.
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Saw a kestrel this morning.
Me too. It was between my legs the whole way to work.
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lol, I was gonna ask 'did it have a downtube'?
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you take an ipad on your rides?
When I'm commuting I do. Also, with so much trail building in the area (squeeeeeee!), I like to take pics.
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Yesterday I stopped my commute to pull semi tire pieces off the shoulder, and one big piece that was right on the shoulder and lane. To everyone who rides or drives the Highway 101 safety corridor, you're welcome. You're also welcome for the tree branches, weird bits of metal mesh, squashed plastic watering can, large hunks of bark, and other random debris that decorates that area that you didn't have to ride around/over. Man, I can hardly wait for the Bay Trail to be finished.
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Here are some of my latest road finds (not all from the same spot). Ok, a little beat up.

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Bonus points to the roadies that recognize the part to the right (two views of the same part)

It is beyond me how a person could be riding along and have any of these pieces just fall out of their bike and not notice it.
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Here are some of my latest road finds (not all from the same spot). Ok, a little beat up.

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Bonus points to the roadies that recognize the part to the right (two views of the same part)

It is beyond me how a person could be riding along and have any of these pieces just fall out of their bike and not notice it.
Coaster brake parts?
Just a guess.
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Coaster brake parts?
Just a guess.
Yeah... brake shoe.

Which would be difficult to lose while riding.
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Old 07-21-17, 07:34 PM   #524
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I dream about "Brio" ---- the absolutely best pastry I have ever enjoyed !

Wish they were down here as well.

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It is beyond me how a person could be riding along and have any of these pieces just fall out of their bike and not notice it.
Guessing the bushing goes with the RD pulley. Likely not a case of not noticing there, but not being able to find it, or not having the tool along to put it back anyway. Depending on which pulley it was, it might be possible to get going again in the big cogs, and get home for repairs, or maybe they just called for a ride and didn't bother to search for parts that weren't likely to be functional anymore anyway.

The brake shoes, yeah. Had to rebuild one Monday for a customer, and I have no idea how you'd lose those without actually dismantling the hub. (Or having it dismantle itself, but then you'd likely have found more parts.)

There's a guy along the MUP who's put out assorted parts of a top-load washing machine weekly for the last month or so, (in that section, the path is sidewalk, so the "out" location for trash is the 2-3' wide strip between the path and curb) and it's sort of amusing to try to guess what will be out next. Earlier this evening it was finally the drum itself. Not sure why, since putting the whole thing out with "FREE SCRAP OR PARTS" Sharpied on it would have it picked up before the trash truck runs.
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