Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 21 of 28 FirstFirst ... 111920212223 ... LastLast
Results 501 to 525 of 681
  1. #501
    Senior Member enigmaT120's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Falls City, OR
    My Bikes
    2012 Salsa Fargo 2, Rocky Mountain Fusion, circa '93
    Posts
    1,436
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yesterday morning I rode by a shiny socket in the road, so I went back for it. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, just stuck it in my pocket and rode on. When I examined it I found that it's an 11/16" socket, but must use something like a gearwrench to turn it, as the center is a round hole. I don't plan to buy the tool so now I have a socket I've no use for.
    Ed Miller
    Falls City, OR
    1993 Rocky Mountain Fusion
    2012 Fargo 2

  2. #502
    Gammal cyklist Reynolds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    My Bikes
    1998 Pinarello Asolo, 1992 KHS Montaņa pro, 1980 Raleigh DL-1, IGH Hybrid, IGH Utility
    Posts
    4,450
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
    At one point, so the urban legends tell us, this was a way to mark gang territory . Nowadays it still may be true, but I think kids mostly do it for fun when they get a new pair of shoes. Just one of those things that people see and decide to imitate. I've done it when I was a jerkwad idiot teenager...

    As for the single shoe, I don't know either. What I want to know is what's up with all the underwear I see on the side of the road?
    I heard it once had to do with drug dealing, but who knows?

  3. #503
    Senior Member rekmeyata's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,742
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. Koto View Post
    At one point, so the urban legends tell us, this was a way to mark gang territory. Nowadays it still may be true, but I think kids mostly do it for fun when they get a new pair of shoes. Just one of those things that people see and decide to imitate. I've done it when I was a jerkwad idiot teenager...
    Supposedly years ago when I lived in L.A. that a pair of shoes over the power line was a symbol to rival gangs that they shot one of theirs and took their shoes and flung them up on the wires for all to see as a reminder. 35 years later I don't think that means anything now. So urban legend? I don't know I was never in the gang banging scene.

    Another gang banging legend is a banger with tear drops tattooed just below the eye, each drop represented someone they killed...I seriously doubt that one, someone walking the streets with 4 or 5 of those and never got caught. Some guys I saw with those tears weren't tough enough to beat my mom not alone a gang banger!

  4. #504
    Keepin it Wheel RubeRad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    Surly CrossCheck, etc
    Posts
    2,419
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Once leaving early in the morning before anybody was up, I saw a coyote trotting by with something in his mouth. I followed him, and he spooked, dropped it and ran off. It was a cat. Or rather, half of a cat. Most specifically, the front half of a cat.

    I just read this whole thread, and I"m surprised by how many people have found bike saddles. Who are these people riding bikes, and their saddle falls off, and they don't notice?

  5. #505
    Senior Member rekmeyata's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,742
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    over 40 years of riding and I never found a saddle, I want to find a saddle, you think I could find a saddle?

  6. #506
    Senior Member MikeRides's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Where the Detour takes me
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5
    Posts
    595
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Saw the strangest thing yet on my long ride Saturday. No lock and nobody around, and from the looks of the front sprocket it looks like it had been sitting there through the past couple weeks of rain we've had.
    pic615.jpg

    Kids these days, not taking care of their belongings.
    "Just ride it until the wheels fall off!"

  7. #507
    Senior Member jowilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    My Bikes
    1992 Trek 800 Antelope, 1971 Triumph
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Does anyone else find these metal strips on their commute? They are anywhere from 4-8 inches long, probably made of steel, more commonly found on the shoulder. I see about 50 of them anytime I ride in the shoulder.

    DSC_0219.jpg
    DSC_0218.jpg
    The sun'll come out tomorrow.

  8. #508
    apocryphal sobriquet J.C. Koto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Star City, NE
    My Bikes
    2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker "Bichael Velosteem"
    Posts
    799
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, all the time. I call them "street sweeper bristles"

  9. #509
    Cycle Dallas MMACH 5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Land of Gar, TX
    My Bikes
    Lucinda--2010 Jamis Aurora Elite & a few others
    Posts
    3,366
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Strangest thing found on my commute is probably Gas Monkey Garage from Discovery Channel's Fast N' Loud.

    I'd never seen the show, but flipping around the TV a few weeks ago, they were showing a shot of the Dallas skyline. I thought, "What is Discovery doing in Dallas?"

    So, I watched a bit of the show and when they showed the garage logo, I knew I had seen it somewhere, but couldn't place it. A little googling and found out I have been riding past their garage for years. Their old location, only occasionally but their new spot is on my regular route. I did see Aaron (the bearded dude) going out to leave for the day, one evening, as I rode by.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    That's gonna leave a mark.

  10. #510
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kearney Nebraska
    My Bikes
    2000 Specialized Hard Rock and CAAD10 2011
    Posts
    47
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A platform pedal lying in the middle of the MUP
    Poker and riding two divergent past times that both make my day

  11. #511
    genec genec's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    san diego
    My Bikes
    custom built, sannino, beachbike, giant trance x2
    Posts
    22,685
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    Well, I ride everywhere for transportation, technically it wasn't a commute. Headed to the beach, stopped in golden gate park by a pond, sat on a bench. Just near by a woman had a camera on a tripod and was taking naked pics of herself clinging to a chain link fence. My wife and I enjoyed the show.
    Not bike related, but the ocean area where I swim has buoys that mark off 1/4 mile and 1/2 "lengths," and several years ago it was something of a fad for swimming ladies to leave their tops under the buoys and swim the course topless. Surprised me the first time I came across this sight.

  12. #512
    Senior Member Worknomore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    SE Michigan
    My Bikes
    Serotta CRL, Litespeed Blue Ridge, Bacchetta Ti Aero, Cannondale delta V
    Posts
    261
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Found yet another hammer the other day. A nice Stanley claw. I think this makes around #6 . Finding stuff on the side of the road makes up about 90% of the use I get out of my rack.
    Litespeed Blue Ridge, Serotta Colorado CRL, Cannondale Delta-V, Bacchetta Ti-Aero

  13. #513
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    North of Boston
    My Bikes
    Kona Dawg, Surly 1x1, Karate Monkey, Rockhopper, Crosscheck , Burley Runabout,
    Posts
    1,871
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A pickup type work truck cut me off at the stop sign, as it screeched around the corner, a nice drill in a box flew out of a rear compartment and stopped next to my tire. A Dewalt cordless, 1/2 " with charger, extra batteries and bits too. Nice. Put it right in my rear bag. D-bag now out $ 125.00 or so.

  14. #514
    Senior Member jowilson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Mesa, AZ
    My Bikes
    1992 Trek 800 Antelope, 1971 Triumph
    Posts
    561
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Found a bag of weed on the sidewalk. Wiped off my fingerprints and dropped it back on the ground...
    The sun'll come out tomorrow.

  15. #515
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek FX 7.3
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    A full set of clothes, and a gallon sized ziploc bag with a bunch of prescriptions in it. Probably belongs to a homeless person, but there wasn't a homeless person seen/around?!

  16. #516
    Keepin it Wheel RubeRad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    Surly CrossCheck, etc
    Posts
    2,419
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by nudave2005 View Post
    A full set of clothes, and a gallon sized ziploc bag with a bunch of prescriptions in it. Probably belongs to a homeless person, but there wasn't a homeless person seen/around?!
    Homeless people often stash their stuff and plan to come back to it later. There's a drainage ditch behind my house that often has a sleeping bag in it.

    I do the same thing, except the place I stash my stuff is called 'home'.

  17. #517
    a.k.a., Point Five Dude Surrealdeal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Twin Cites, MN USA
    My Bikes
    1987 Trek Elance 400 T
    Posts
    793
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Surrealdeal View Post
    ...Lemon Diet Coke?

    Attachment 321173
    There are now TWO of these things within a hundred feet of each other. Dirty pigs.
    Fat is sweat, on the wrong side of your skin.

  18. #518
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    wa
    Posts
    404
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
    Yesterday morning I rode by a shiny socket in the road, so I went back for it. I didn't pay much attention to it at the time, just stuck it in my pocket and rode on. When I examined it I found that it's an 11/16" socket, but must use something like a gearwrench to turn it, as the center is a round hole. I don't plan to buy the tool so now I have a socket I've no use for.
    sounds like a spark plug socket.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

  19. #519
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    My Bikes
    Trek FX 7.3
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ride home yesterday: Rochester PD arresting an unruly citizen. 4 police officers on top of him. Going to listen to the scanner recordings later to see what exactly was going on. Sort of surprised I didn't hear a tazer deployment. The guy was was squirming all over while he was being cuffed.

  20. #520
    Senior Member Mr. Hairy Legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Delta/Richmond, B.C.
    My Bikes
    Norco Charger 7.3, Trek 1.5C, Norco Threshold A3, Trek 4300, Carrera Combat
    Posts
    781
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Leebo View Post
    A pickup type work truck cut me off at the stop sign, as it screeched around the corner, a nice drill in a box flew out of a rear compartment and stopped next to my tire. A Dewalt cordless, 1/2 " with charger, extra batteries and bits too. Nice. Put it right in my rear bag. D-bag now out $ 125.00 or so.
    Sweet! So far I've yet find anything of value, mostly just dead animals of all sorts.

  21. #521
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    No. CA
    Posts
    381
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I was grinding up the hill on the way home and spotted what looked like a messenger bag on the embankment below the road. Stopped and went down to get it. Surprise! It's a real nice bag of fishing gear, complete with two poles (one fly and one spinning) and reels. The bits and pieces in the bag were all very well organized in several plastic boxes. Lots of lures, flys, weights, leader line, and a couple of knives. No ID of any sort in the pockets. Only clue to who might have lost this stuff is a monogrammed buck knife.

    I strapped it to my backpack and continued on my way.

    Might have to take up fishing now that I am fully outfitted.

  22. #522
    Senior Member rekmeyata's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    5,742
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by 1242Vintage View Post
    I was grinding up the hill on the way home and spotted what looked like a messenger bag on the embankment below the road. Stopped and went down to get it. Surprise! It's a real nice bag of fishing gear, complete with two poles (one fly and one spinning) and reels. The bits and pieces in the bag were all very well organized in several plastic boxes. Lots of lures, flys, weights, leader line, and a couple of knives. No ID of any sort in the pockets. Only clue to who might have lost this stuff is a monogrammed buck knife.

    I strapped it to my backpack and continued on my way.

    Might have to take up fishing now that I am fully outfitted.
    Hey, thats my stuff!! I sometimes carry that kind of stuff when riding, but I haven't lost mine...I checked.

  23. #523
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jowilson View Post
    Found a bag of weed on the sidewalk. Wiped off my fingerprints and dropped it back on the ground...
    LMAO!!

    ... but it could have been the start of your next N+1!!!

  24. #524
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I found half of a desk lying halfway across the paved shoulder of a major road I sometimes take, had to look behind and shift into the lane to get around it.

  25. #525
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Lancaster, PA, USA
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Allant
    Posts
    1,502
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've ridden past a half-filled Nalgene bottle for the last couple of weeks. I think maybe it got dropped by a cyclist who was camping in the farm field next to the road there last month. Picking it up would mean losing all momentum going up the steepest part of my commute (3.5% grade over 3/4 mile).

Page 21 of 28 FirstFirst ... 111920212223 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •