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  1. #576
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    If it was a female boarder then that counts but only IF you got a date out of it.
    No date, my wife would not have liked it. I am fairly certain it was a guy, hard to tell with the longer multi-color hair, and numerous facial piercings. I would ride by him occasionally and I asked if he wanted a tow that morning.

    I did find a pile of free things list night and got an avalanche probe on my way home, though usually nothing of interest along the side the road. The day after I dropped my coffee mug I did not even see it!

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    Last week I found a Bose QuietComfort 15 noise cancelling headset, basically new with an asphalt scrape on one side. They work great. I've always wanted a pair but they're $300 so I never actually got a pair. Having now used them at work, I wish I'd bought a pair before.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

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    I found the base of my clip in pedal that broke off a week ago. I had gone back to look for it at the time (unclipped, went to clip back in, discovered I couldn't). It was right where I thought it should be, but I've ridden by there all week, and never saw it until today.

    I'm not sure if this is good luck or bad luck. They are cheap $39 Performance Campus Pedals. FortÚ Campus Pedals - Save On Components During National Bike Month

    I guess ten years of use, with the last 3 using them through the salt and snow in MN winters was too much. I'm thinking the screws just rusted out. Now I have a project to see if I can fix them.

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    I passed a Pez museum in the next town over!

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    A dog shock collar.



    A shocking find?

    - Andy
    I can't wait for the next pint of good chocolate milk after a long ride.

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    Found a BMX bike on the side of a mup while riding with my guy. It had the seat and a few other bits striped off. I wanted to stop and throw it on my rack but was talked out of it.
    Just one of those dirty pinko commies some people worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_Miami View Post
    That's actually sort of cool (in a dangerous way.) I've had Conrad's Heart of Darkness flung at me several times, but never Faulkner. I suppose people are a bit more literate in your area.
    "several times"? Here in Anchorage, beer bottles and one-fingered gestures get thrown at cyclists, not literature...
    Mrs. Griddlecakes

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    I found these two bags and a checkbook beside the road soaked from last night's rain. Luckily I have fold out panniers so I stuffed them in. That made my last climb a little more difficult! I called the number on the checks and the person had no idea they were missing. By a strange coincidence, she once worked where I do many years ago.
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    Found a really little kid alone and crying on the Libba Cotten Bikeway this morning coming in to work. Good thing I did... his mom and their bicycle were crashed down in the ditch. She'd passed out. She was still sitting down there, awake but kind of dazed. She said she was diabetic. I gave her some of my water, chained their bike to a sign, and walked them to the nearby Weaver Street Market, then went back to get their bike for them. Some jerk was already trying to take off with the trail-a-bike thing.

    Some people. =( At least I got it back to them safe and they were okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphabasan View Post
    Found a really little kid alone and crying on the Libba Cotten Bikeway this morning coming in to work. Good thing I did... his mom and their bicycle were crashed down in the ditch. She'd passed out. She was still sitting down there, awake but kind of dazed. She said she was diabetic. I gave her some of my water, chained their bike to a sign, and walked them to the nearby Weaver Street Market, then went back to get their bike for them. Some jerk was already trying to take off with the trail-a-bike thing.

    Some people. =( At least I got it back to them safe and they were okay.
    Talk about being in the right place at the right time, twice.

    Good for you, man. Made my day just to read this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphabasan View Post
    Found a really little kid alone and crying on the Libba Cotten Bikeway this morning coming in to work. Good thing I did... his mom and their bicycle were crashed down in the ditch. She'd passed out. She was still sitting down there, awake but kind of dazed. She said she was diabetic. I gave her some of my water, chained their bike to a sign, and walked them to the nearby Weaver Street Market, then went back to get their bike for them. Some jerk was already trying to take off with the trail-a-bike thing.

    Some people. =( At least I got it back to them safe and they were okay.

    Best,
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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post


    Yes you.

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    This.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post
    A dog shock collar.



    A shocking find?

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    Ther is a happy dog out there somewhere!

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    I had forgotten about this. Last week I found a woman at the base of a tree, lying in the fetal position with her bags. A runner and I stopped, the woman said she was okay and just resting. The jogger and I hesitantly went on our ways. I was a few minutes from home and when I got home I told my wife I was going back to check on her again. My wife went instead and found her. The same jogger was walking with the woman already. My wife offered a drive and other assistance and verified if everything was okay.

    I hope the woman was okay, my wife said it seemed like she had a seizure, bad trip, migraine or fatigue maybe. Hopefully not a stroke, she seemed coherent enough and lucid. She was dressed as if she had been on her way home from work. I hope she was okay.

    It is always worrying to find someone in this situation.

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    Nice camera. camera.jpg
    A year ago, I was riding in the rain after a stormy night and saw what looked like a discarded black garment. As I passed, I glanced again and saw it was a camera, covered with mud because it was next to a construction site. I picked it up, took it home and carefully cleaned it. Not a scratch on it. Olympus E520 SLR. Not a topline model, but pretty good. I turned it on. It activated, but the battery was almost dead, and of course I had no charger. I bought a charger online cheap, and was able to view photos on the memory card. They were clear but did not indicate the owner. I put up an ad on Craigslist for three weeks with precise location where I had found it. No one claimed it.
    I took it to a wedding a couple weeks later, and the photos were some of the best anyone had produced. Same with another wedding six months later. Those were the only times I have used it.

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    Last week, coming back from the bank I found a water bottle in the road.

    I was happy to see it because going to the bank my water bottle had somehow bounded out of the water bottle holder at just that place. It had obviously gotten run over, and was crimped at the bottom, but it was still water tight, so it's back in service.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyduck View Post
    I had forgotten about this. Last week I found a woman at the base of a tree, lying in the fetal position with her bags. A runner and I stopped, the woman said she was okay and just resting. The jogger and I hesitantly went on our ways. I was a few minutes from home and when I got home I told my wife I was going back to check on her again. My wife went instead and found her. The same jogger was walking with the woman already. My wife offered a drive and other assistance and verified if everything was okay.

    I hope the woman was okay, my wife said it seemed like she had a seizure, bad trip, migraine or fatigue maybe. Hopefully not a stroke, she seemed coherent enough and lucid. She was dressed as if she had been on her way home from work. I hope she was okay.

    It is always worrying to find someone in this situation.
    I found a guy laying face down in the dirt one night, breathing but not moving otherwise. Another guy and his son got to him before I did, and we called 911. It turns out he was a regular for the cops, and one of them had found him passed out drunk so many times he knew who he was without seeing his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post


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    Yep, good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    I found a guy laying face down in the dirt one night, breathing but not moving otherwise. Another guy and his son got to him before I did, and we called 911. It turns out he was a regular for the cops, and one of them had found him passed out drunk so many times he knew who he was without seeing his face.
    One Sunday morning I found a lady lying face down in the yard in front of my apartment. I tried to rouse her. She was conscious but refused to move. That is until I let her know that the cops had been called. That got her up. Unfortunately for her, by the time she got up, the cops had arrived. After they talked to her and found that she had some small packets in her possession, they generously gave her a ride.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Do shopping carts on the MUP count? I find new ones every day but it may be unusual for you. It's nice when they're not blocking the path.

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    I found a guy face down on the sidewalk. I just wanted to make sure he was alive. He didn't respond until I said I was about to squirt him with my water bottle. He popped right up, then.

    We talked for a bit. He was on business from England and got too drunk. He was glad I found him before the cops did.

    The weird part was, he didn't come across as the blackout drunk kind of person.

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    I have found a few broken, thrown out cell phones. I always look for the memory chip. What I didn't LOOK for, but have found twice were selfies of their male genitilia. Strange.

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    This wasn't during a commute, but it was on the same route as my regular commute. This was along a canal path, with one side paved concrete, and the other a dirt path. This person was on the dirt path side. Turns out he/she's there every morning.

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    I found a live Beaver yesterday, but decided best not to attempt to carry it home with those claws and teeth if you know what I mean, besides I don't think my pool would be a very good place for it to live.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF4MIEkIBZs

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    After years of commuting quite a few items, many useful:

    Have been using for several few years

    Cuisinart food processor - didn't look used much, labels still on blades.
    Vacuum cleaner
    Inverter - so I can plug household electrical items into car
    step ladder (lots of clearance from passing traffic when riding with 4' ladder across back of bike).

    Raspberries, occasionally blackberries or blueberries

    Other items
    bicycle frame (Reynolds 531 frame)
    Tools (primarily pliers, screwdrivers)
    Other bicycles being discarded by neighbors

    Lots of bungee cords; most useful when I needed an extra cord for the ride home

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