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Old 05-23-07, 07:27 PM   #1
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Nice find on the ride today

I searched but couldn't find the post about what kind of things everyone has found while out riding. Well, today was MY lucky day.

There I was, crusing along in my http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000LSGJO2, nicely complemented by the white skullcap under my helmet, as well as the gleaming white paint on the Roobay, when I spotted a navy blue wind breaker on the road ahead. (By the way, that's a picture of ME in the Target ad. Just sayin.)

Perfect condition, and it fits me. Goes rather nicely with the tech tee. I haven't tried yet, but it may fold up into one of the pockets.
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Old 05-23-07, 07:38 PM   #2
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Last week I found a 5/16 ratching socket wrench in excellent condition. I gave it to my bike's builder after he gave me a CD showing the best eye candy he's made over the last 33 years.
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I searched but couldn't find the post about what kind of things everyone has found while out riding. Well, today was MY lucky day.

There I was, crusing along in my http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000LSGJO2, nicely complemented by the white skullcap under my helmet, as well as the gleaming white paint on the Roobay, when I spotted a navy blue wind breaker on the road ahead. (By the way, that's a picture of ME in the Target ad. Just sayin.)

Perfect condition, and it fits me. Goes rather nicely with the tech tee. I haven't tried yet, but it may fold up into one of the pockets.
This sounds like a fashion show review instead of a ride review
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Old 05-23-07, 07:40 PM   #4
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Of all the luck - I found a dirty hat and even then it didn't fit.

I did find a card, it was face down and I had to pick it up - Q of Clubs. I kept it. one more and I'll have a pair.

Strange though - I've sure seen alot of dead birds on the road, robins, starlings, cardinals, gackles (sp?).
Most were not squashed/other, seems as if they just dropped.
Bird Flu?????
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Old 05-23-07, 08:23 PM   #5
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Traveling at pace through a socially maladjusted area on the fringe of a local town, I saw some used hypodermics on the shoulder once. My most colorful find was scattered over several hundred yards on the side of the road. First a pair of women's short shorts, then a tank top, then upper torso intimate apparel, and then, finally, lower torso intimate apparel. I didn't expect to find much more and I didn't. Riders who go fast with their nose buried in their Garmin miss the more interesting things we freds encounter.
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Old 05-23-07, 09:02 PM   #7
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I did find a card, it was face down and I had to pick it up - Q of Clubs. I kept it. one more and I'll have a pair.
How about put that card on the rear triangle with a clothespin with the edge into the spokes for the retro "brrrrrttttt" sound!
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Old 05-23-07, 09:14 PM   #8
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My standard quote at the poker table.........which is why I don't play much poker.
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I found an old rusted, pounded up car door on my ride yesterday.
It was too big to bring home so I left it. Maybe tomorrow, I'll take pictures of it.
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Where did you find the white skullcap, I'm looking for one to wear under my bubble wrap.
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Where did you find the white skullcap, I'm looking for one to wear under my bubble wrap.
I think this is where I got it: Skull cap

If not there, some other sporting goods store. Now I can't ride without it, in any weather. Helps prevent helmet hair too!
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I found a number of drivers with a less than considerate attitude to other road users.

No usable clothing, though
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Old 05-24-07, 09:56 AM   #13
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Found a flat smelly possum sleeping on the road yesterday. Was afraid he would bite me so I left him where he was.
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What would you had done if it had been a pair of used biking shorts?
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What would you had done if it had been a pair of used biking shorts?
What size?
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Old 05-24-07, 02:43 PM   #16
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There is something to not being a very capable climber. Last Fri, I was riding with 2 sisters, and it was the 2nd BIG climb of the day, they are both better climbers, I was doing interval training at this point, and there was a very nice Canon digital camera sitting on the guard rail. It was silver colored so blended right in, had to be stopped to spot it. So, waalaa, I have a new camera, and not nearly the incentive to keep improving on my climbing.
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There is something to not being a very capable climber. Last Fri, I was riding with 2 sisters, and it was the 2nd BIG climb of the day, they are both better climbers, I was doing interval training at this point, and there was a very nice Canon digital camera sitting on the guard rail. It was silver colored so blended right in, had to be stopped to spot it. So, waalaa, I have a new camera, and not nearly the incentive to keep improving on my climbing.
Not being able to climb has it rewards

I'm not a good climber either
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Wait, was that MY camera????
No, no... here it is, I'm OK.

Never mind
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It only had 2 pictures on it, and we couldn't identify them, so that made it mine!
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Just this morning I found a rachet, with a 10" extension and a swivel socket. I don't really need it, but couldn't pass it up.
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I found a camera once someone left in a men's room on campus, just before leaving for the obligatory hitchhiking trip around Europe. I left the camera (by accident, of course) in the men's room of a boat crossing some river over there. Never saw even one picture that I took!

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There is something to not being a very capable climber. Last Fri, I was riding with 2 sisters, and it was the 2nd BIG climb of the day, they are both better climbers, I was doing interval training at this point, and there was a very nice Canon digital camera sitting on the guard rail. It was silver colored so blended right in, had to be stopped to spot it. So, waalaa, I have a new camera, and not nearly the incentive to keep improving on my climbing.
On our ride last Sunday, Ms Bobby C found a cellphone, driver's license, credit cards, cash and blood monitoring equipment. She could have been set for life, but she went to the trouble of finding the owner and returning everything. Stuff belonged to a cyclist who may well join the group. Very noble of her...still that AmEx card could have bought the entire Performance catalog.......just thinking.
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On our ride last Sunday, Ms Bobby C found a cellphone, driver's license, credit cards, cash and blood monitoring equipment. She could have been set for life, but she went to the trouble of finding the owner and returning everything. Stuff belonged to a cyclist who may well join the group. Very noble of her...still that AmEx card could have bought the entire Performance catalog.......just thinking.
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I stopped to rest my butt and have a drink, and you wouldn't believe the smell, I started to look around and there it was, a dead alligator about 6' long. It had a big hole in the gut about 8" round. It must of got in a fight with another alligator or bob cat. I didn't look for tracks, I couldn't stand the smell.
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Strange though - I've sure seen alot of dead birds on the road, robins, starlings, cardinals, gackles (sp?).
Most were not squashed/other, seems as if they just dropped.
Bird Flu?????
Sounds like West Nile virus to me.
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