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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Im going to be riding through the woods looking for hooters this year. I never knew.
    You never knew owls live in the woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    I believe that's a strangler fig or banyon. They drop roots down from their branches which eventually form into trunks far out from the main trunk. I haven't given them much thought because I grew up climbing them, but you're right - they are amazing.
    It reminds me of all the Indian Banyans I saw during my recent honeymoon in Hawaii. They are really cool!

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    for me, it was mainly roadkill and broken glass

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    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    How do you know there wasnt?
    Both the foot and "knee" cup (im not sure what that's actually called) were sticking out of the ground, but then again maybe the body was under it, the boise river is pretty good at killing people.

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    yesterday in this bike tunnel:


    two ppl recording some guitars and vocals (it does sound cool in there)
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    Most recently, an entire bike, apparently in fairly good condition. Unfortunately it's been hurled over a barbed wire fence onto a railway embankment.

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    Nice little story of a sweet commute find.
    http://www.alternativecommutepueblo....0/02/fire.html

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    Forgot one. Not as good as 4 naked teenagers but...

    A fly rod case with 2 complete never been used fly rod set ups in it. Roughly $600 to $800 of fly fishing equipment. A St Croix 6 wt (yawn) with reel, floating line and backing and a 2 wt G. Loomis custom with reel, line and backing. I still use the Loomis on small waters. It makes very little fish feel like whales

    I suspect that my find was the end of someone's flyfishing dreams
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    yesterday in this bike tunnel:
    What's a "Bike tunnel"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
    yesterday in this bike tunnel:


    two ppl recording some guitars and vocals (it does sound cool in there)
    Yeah I've had that too, along w/ the usual bikes, bike parts, roadkill, wildlife, livestock, passed out people, campsites occupied and abandoned (one of the abandoned ones turned out to have a dead guy in it) (the campsites are always there they're just more visible when the leaves are down).

    I have never seen a fish. I did once find a giant carp on a green while trespassing (on foot) across a golf course. No such sighting on my bike commutes. That is more typical a little west of here:


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    Coins and cash found. Definitely not as good as 4 naked teenagers!
    http://www.alternativecommutepueblo....slow-pays.html

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    thank you mods for the sticky..... the various incarnations of this thread have always been entertaining.
    '82 Nishiski commuter/utility
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
    thank you mods for the sticky..... the various incarnations of this thread have always been entertaining.
    I second this. Here here!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Forgot one. Not as good as 4 naked teenagers but...

    A fly rod case with 2 complete never been used fly rod set ups in it. Roughly $600 to $800 of fly fishing equipment. A St Croix 6 wt (yawn) with reel, floating line and backing and a 2 wt G. Loomis custom with reel, line and backing. I still use the Loomis on small waters. It makes very little fish feel like whales

    I suspect that my find was the end of someone's flyfishing dreams
    Still have that St. Croix? Looking to sell?

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    The wierdest thing I ever saw/found on a commute was a gentleman, who had fallen off the MUP I was on (los gatos creek trail), was all scratched up from the bushes, and ranting about people bailing on meets and asking me if I thought he was cute or too fat, pulling up his shirt to show his belly and a .38 tucked into his shorts What I gathered is that people will post meeting times and places for anonymous hookups and he was stood up. I continued my commute post haste.
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    looking for: De Rosa 58cm ELOS frame and fork internal cable routing

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirtdad View Post
    The wierdest thing I ever saw/found on a commute was a gentleman, who had fallen off the MUP I was on (los gatos creek trail), was all scratched up from the bushes, and ranting about people bailing on meets and asking me if I thought he was cute or too fat, pulling up his shirt to show his belly and a .38 tucked into his shorts What I gathered is that people will post meeting times and places for anonymous hookups and he was stood up. I continued my commute post haste.
    Those darn craigslist ads. Get you in trouble all the time.

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    YOu are welcome, I enjoy them too.
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    thank you mods for the sticky..... the various incarnations of this thread have always been entertaining.
    Good Night Chesty, Wherever You Are

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    I Found a Bath Towel a Condom Beer Cans Blue Jeans and a Tshirt a Muffler and Bottles of Vodka

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    Biking around the Silicon Valley last week I found 4 rats and 2 cats in different areas, alongside the gutter.

    Gloves too.

    My friend found a set of six expensive rings in a case a while back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pallen View Post
    Oh brass bullet casings - lots of those. Makes me wonder if I should commute in a bullet-proof vest. This is Texas...
    While on a recreational ride once, I spotted a large, complete bullet lying in the road. Didn't have time to pick it up and it was gone when I returned later. I wonder who picked it up?
    The strangest thing I ever found on a commute was a young woman with substance abuse/mental health issues who tried to hijack my bike by sitting on the rack and demanding that I take her to the nearest police station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fizzaly View Post
    I found a prosthetic leg last summer, I wanted to turn it in to the police but it creeped me out so I left it. The leg itself didn't creep me out just the fact that is was half buried in dirt and leaves right on the edge of the river almost looked like a person buried.
    wouldn't be the first stiff to turn up down there . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Forgot one. Not as good as 4 naked teenagers but...

    A fly rod case with 2 complete never been used fly rod set ups in it. Roughly $600 to $800 of fly fishing equipment. A St Croix 6 wt (yawn) with reel, floating line and backing and a 2 wt G. Loomis custom with reel, line and backing. I still use the Loomis on small waters. It makes very little fish feel like whales

    I suspect that my find was the end of someone's flyfishing dreams
    score . ..
    somebody was bummed - what kind of reels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    I've found a nice pair of gloves I gave to my mother.
    Why did your mother throw them away?
    What a coincidence that you were the one to find them.

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    Cycco.....

    Gary called, and wants his rod back.

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