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    The good looking one Bikehead's Avatar
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    Things I found on my commute this summer

    Hello All:

    Ok!!!It's time again for the what, cool, useful
    or just plain junk,I found on my commute, this summer.
    Let the listing start.
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    1991 Schwinn Woodland MTB
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    Trans-Urban Velocommando ax0n's Avatar
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    Several bungees

    A pair of rusty but functional vise grips

    several bike wheels left on the roadside in a pile. Some out of true, all looked workable. I didn't need any, so I left them for someone else.

    A bus pass with 3 rides remaining on it. I don't use the metro bus system. I kept it for a while, and gave it to a panhandler who was asking me for pocket change to "catch a bus to work". Oddly, he didn't seem to appreciate me giving him 3 full bus trips for free. Couldn't imagine why.
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    A set of keys. Did all I could to find the owner of them but nobody claimed them.

    I never find cool stuff.

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    I found a firestarter, a plastic tire lever, and a carabiner that, despite being run over several times, still worked like new.
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    Some guy's checkbook.

    I looked up his name in the phonebook and found his number. When I called it, his fax picked up so I sent him a fax saying I found his checkbook. When he came to my office to pick it up, he asked if I had also seen his wallet and car registration. Apparently he put all of them on the roof or the trunk when affixing his yearly registration sticker, then drove off.
    Two days later I found a tattered bit of paper that was part of his registration. I didn't call him back.
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    I actually found a guy's access card to the company where he works. It took a little research to discover the company where he worked. Later in the day I called him and told him that I had it. The response was "can you bring it to me"(!). SinceI do not deliver, he had to pick it up at my company. Not even a "thanks" for my efforts.

    This was an attempt to repay the karma from when my wallet was returned after I left it on top of a phone booth a number of years back.

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    one pair gel gloves, about 3 sizes too small. I tried to find the owner, then gave them to my mom.
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    I thought they had three seasons out there? Wildfire, mudslide and normal? No?

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    Broken dreams, tattered and lying in the gutter. I didn't take them.

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    I found two magnetic signs like this



    One was broken. I put the good one on a file cabinet at work.

    Woo Pig Souiee!

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    Jesus, he was just off the path fishing.

    But seriously, haven't found anything useful except for time to unwind, I've started telling people the road is my church.
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    Found a magnetic dealer license plate, the kind they use for test rides, I tried to find who it belonged too with no luck, it's now sticking to a metal shelf in my storage room.
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    Seņor Miembro JustBrowsing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by M_S View Post
    Broken dreams, tattered and lying in the gutter. I didn't take them.
    Ahhh, so that's where I left those...
    Hey! Get your mouse off my text!

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    Lots and lots of skunk and racoon jerky on the road this summer. I decided to pass since it was all original flavor (with hair attached). I prefer teriyaki.

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    Countless bungees, 2 screwdrivers, channelocks, 3 or 4 sockets...all 3/8 drive. A friend of mine found an old Ross road bike that he cleaned up and converted into a single speed. www.cyclofiend.com Go to the singlespeed gallery and click on #108.

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    I found a whole lot of nothing! if nothing was worth something Id be skunk stinking rich!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    1 Bungy (that was worth keeping).
    2 Load flags that i've picked up, but what am i going to use a load flag for. There are so many of them on my route i could probably make a living selling them at a buck a piece.
    1 Hard hat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    I found two magnetic signs like this



    One was broken. I put the good one on a file cabinet at work.

    Woo Pig Souiee!

    Where you store your network tape backups? ;-)

    I bet those magnets weren't lost, but thrown away!! Go Hogs Go! Go Nutt...Go Away!!

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    My name is Mike, not Cal
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    I found a wooden "tribal mask"--the kind of thing you buy from World Market to give your place an ethnic element, even though the mask looked like a racist portrait of an Asian guy.
    "I got my lips chewed off by a dingo!" --David Letterman

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    I didn't find much myself, but my tires managed to find a few pieces of broken glass, one nail from a nail ***, and one really long screw. I didn't let them keep the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbabin View Post
    Where you store your network tape backups? ;-)

    I bet those magnets weren't lost, but thrown away!! Go Hogs Go! Go Nutt...Go Away!!
    Whadda ya think! Putting it on the cabinet where we store stationary would be too obvious.

    Well, I did find it just before the Hogs won their first game of the season.

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    I found a dime bag of marijuana on my way to work last week. Gave it to a guy here who would dispose of it proprly since I have no use for such a find.
    I am a sig Virus. Please put me in your sig so that I can continue to replicate.

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    Pickings have been a little slim for me this summer.
    A 12" Cresent wrench

    A toddler size life-jacket (too small for anybody in my family anymore, but picked it up anyway)

    A Reddi Rattle Float (for fishing) new, still in package

    A pair of mechanics gloves in almost new condition (yep, both left and right, about 10 yards apart)

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    I found a set of plastic sheets with designs cut in them for school children to draw with.
    Stuck it in the back of my jersey and took it home for my 4 year old son and then my wife stole them.

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    Quickstick. tools, small change. nothing like the 50 dollar bill i found a few years back.
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    I found a wallet with cash and credit cards I was able to return it to the owner.
    I also found a school kids back pack with his books and work for midterms. He was really happy to have that back. I have passed up a few tools and stuff like that becasue I already have a very large tool collection.

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