Last edited by Brian T.; 07-18-11 at 06:14 PM.
Never get into an argument with an idiot, they only drag you down and beat you with experience.
'09 Trek 1.2-recreation "Veronica"
'95 Cannondale F400commuter "Catarina"
'78 Schwinn Varsity
'73 Schwinn Continental
?? Cordova Capri wifey's
Found a Ginsu knife yesterday. I decided to keep in just in case I ever need to cut a soda can in half then slice a tomato.
Yep, THAT Ira
Strange rock detected, moving in for closer look...
Intricate patters, interesting design.
Attempted to collect; began moving on its own. Appears arcane; unsafe for collection. Leaving as found.
Own: 2010 GT Tachyon 3.0
Own: 2013 Trek Domane 2.0 + Revolution REV22 wheels
Friction material (brake pads/shoes) laying in the road. SCAAAAAAAAAARY!
I didn't bother to pick them up since I don't have a car.
2011 Surley Cross-Check "Meg" for touring
2008 Giant FCR3 "Ginger" commuter
2008 Fuji Newest 3.0 "Piccachu"
2008 Scott CR1 Team "Calypso"
2009 Dahon Echo foldie "Mimi"
Mostly critters (dead and alive). Some wild turkeys, a silver fox, a beaver, several deer. All man-made stuff was mostly cast-offs, though I did find a $5 bill once. Weirdest thing was a straight razor - the folding type barbers used for shaves. Should have picked it up, but . . .
very worn brake pads for a car (wtf, how?), work gloves, blue super bouncy ball, 10mm stubby ratcheting wrench, library rental dvd
and about 40 goathead thorns stuck in my tires. On the plus side, I'm getting quick at pulling out the tubes / patching / remounting tire and inflating. I had to buy a new pump though, my original was too small and good for nothing more than emergency to low pressures, so I stuck it back on my mountain bike permanently. I got a road morph for the commuter which is a lot easier to get up over 100psi.
2012 Trek Madone 5.2 64cm - 1984 68cm KHS 9spd/sti swapped to DA 7700
2013 Trek Rumblefish Elite 23" - 2004 Santa Cruz Bullitt 21.5"
Last night on the way home I was surprised to see a unicyclist heading the opposite direction...pretty soon there were several more and they were all decked out with helmets, pads and super size wheels...I noticed a lady with a clipboard cheering them on... I had to stop and ask what was going on. It turns out they were doing a time trial and were completing a 10 mile loop...The fastest did it in around 35 minutes she said. It was very entertaining for the next several miles as groups of unis would appear pedaling furiously headed the other direction. Some even managed to smile and wave. Good Fun!
With all of the talk about turkeys, Hummers and shake weights this vid came to mind:
I plan on living forever... so far so good.
last week on Sunday, I saw a man completely naked with a backpack running with his business shaking about.
Still traumatized till this day.
My commute must be utterly boring. I have never found anythig that exciting except for a couple of wrenches.
yesterday - smashed up flip style cell phone, contact lens case, roadkill. nothing too interesting.
I know this is a bit off topic, but what is the proper term for a group of unicyclists (besides "a rare sight")? A Circle of Cyclists? A Union of Uni's? A Circus of Cyclists?
I plan on living forever... so far so good.
I found my water bottle that I lost about a month ago. I hadn't been on that particular route in about a month (imagine that). It never occured to me that I had lost it on the road. I thought I had left it at work and the other janitor(s) had thrown it out.
2008 Kona Fire Mountain/Xtracycle
I void warranties.
Cycling well IS Cycling Advocacy
Originally Posted by Steely Dan: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.
One lone golf ball
A smilely face ball
The best for last. I rode right into a wolf spider it was about the size of a computer mouse. It was in a tree sence I dont think they make webs they hunt on the ground and in trees. I'm not 100% sure. Anyway I was picking up my check from work and I went the scenic route. Long story short. I had to stop and brush it off my shirt. Keep in mind this happened at night.
Trek 3700- MIA
Giant-Revel 1- now has rack and panniers
Giant Anthem 2- year rounder
Living car free for 22 years (my whole life)
I guess I didn't really find it myself... But I did happen upon the Police pulling a body out of the river one morning. I rolled buy just as they were starting to pull him out. I read the news when I got to work and it looks like I passed by 10-15 minutes after the 911 call came in.... 0_o
Strangest thing I ever found while riding was a dead body of a man.
Apparently he was running due to the jogging suit, suffered a heart attack and collapsed then fell down an embankment where cars could not see him from the road, but I could riding on the shoulder. He had been dead for several hours before I found him. I wasn't sure when I first saw him if he was dead so I approached off the bike and yelled at him but no response, so I touched him and he felt cold, not breathing, no pulse, and was staring blankly, so I followed my steps out so in case he was killed the scene would be undisturbed as much as possible and flagged a car down who called 911.
About two months ago on my daily ride I spotted a rabbit that had been run over in the bike and every day I swerved to avoid it. It was pretty interesting watching it decompose from a body to nothing more than a mark on the path. Nature at work. Don't ask if I took it home!
"As long as I breathe, I attack." Bernard Hinault