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    You need a new bike supcom's Avatar
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    Things Found on the Side of the Road

    While riding today, I found a case full of CDs in the weeds along the side of the road. The case contained 57 CDs! Not only that, they are almost all original disks.

    The only problem is that they appear to be almost all hip hop, which is not my kind of music. I'm hoping I can sell them at a used book or music store. If I can get a couple bucks apiece for them, it might pay for some bike stuff.

    Anyone else find anything valuable along the side of the road while riding?

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    Tools. That' the most valuable things I come across. Usually ratchet drives. What I find the most of is:

    CD's
    disposable lighters
    casette tapes (most always unwound and strung out for dozens of feet.)
    Porno mags
    Nails didn't hold Jesus to the cross, LOVE did!

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    Bungee cords from trucks.

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    A blue Mag-Light.
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    Speed Kills...It kills those that don't have it!

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    $20 on one occasion.
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
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    You look hard enough you will see every thing imaginable. My group most often stops to pick up avocodos that have freshly fallen off the trees. Now, I would stop for the Pomollo(sp?) Grapefruit.
    Now to report on the somewhat bizarre stuff , that surprises me. Often I see adjacent to the curbs on busy highways, what looks like to be spent condoms. Not unusual, I'm sure... What is more of a surprise- I have noticed on isolated bike trails, no automobiles allowed- what appeared to be unused, unwrapped condoms, all rolled up.Can't miss the highly colored ones! . Can't figure that one out. Wish they would stop doing that, they might causes crashes. So many people are such pigs.
    I have unusual ways of keeping myself on track, like when climbing a really steep hill. Schearer's Grade. 2 miles long. Somewhat difficult climb. The last 1 mile is the steepest part. To keep my mind off of the refrain- (how much longer do I have to go, bit!); I usually count litter. During that last one mile, I count soft drink cans. Whatever, keeps you from quitting.
    Gosh, I will keep this clean and not report what my dive group has found on underwater clean ups. It is the worst under expensive docks with lots of expensive yachts. One person, got an unexpected $100 gift certificate for the most obscene item of litter.

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    This afternoon I found a really nice Nokia mobile phone. The battery is still good, so its recently lost and PIN locked. Ill wait for someone to call it.

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    Tools,money,bungee straps.

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    i have actually found a lot of action figures on the side of the street. My most recent one was an old school batman with the grey suit.
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    Originally posted by Chris L
    $20 on one occasion.
    A couple of weeks back I found out how quickly I could stop my mountain bike. I was heading down hill on my way to work when a $20 note in the gutter caught my eye. I managed to pull up pretty quickly.

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    Originally posted by supcom
    While riding today, I found a case full of CDs in the weeds along the side of the road. The case contained 57 CDs! Not only that, they are almost all original disks.

    The only problem is that they appear to be almost all hip hop, which is not my kind of music. I'm hoping I can sell them at a used book or music store. If I can get a couple bucks apiece for them, it might pay for some bike stuff.

    Anyone else find anything valuable along the side of the road while riding?
    Couldn't you take them to the cops?

    I would like to think that if someone stole my CD's and then dumped them that someone might hand them in.

    I don't know what the case is for you but down here if you hand in something of value to the cops you can get it back in a couple of months if no one claims it.

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    I've been starting to notice a bunch of these little silver CO2 cartridges and a lot of dead birds.
    The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard and the shallow end is much too large.
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    Hard to tell trash from 'good stuff' - sunglasses, bungee cords galore, Full Beer cans! (but warm). No money as yet.
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    I've found tools that I still use to this day.

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    Porn pictures torn from a mag...lightened up the otherwise dull ride

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    Never found anything good really. Allways see single hubcaps, mainly plastic ones which have cracks in them
    Newbie biker from uk

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    About every 3rd or 4th trip out riding by a golf course near my house I'll see a golf ball on the side of the road.
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    Many tools, most of which I stiil have.

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    Originally posted by Chris L
    $20 on one occasion.
    Christ L.
    if it is a twenty Canadian Dollar, thats mine,

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    My wife and I were riding fast, clipped into our tandem when I saw a quarter... then another...then another... It killed me to let that 75 cents go.

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    Somebody found my old rear blinky that went MIA a while back.

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    Once, when I was stopped for a stoplight, I looked down and found a driver's license and credit card. I couldn't find the guy in the phone book but, fortunately, I found his name mentioned in the archives of our bike club's mailing list and was able to track him down through his wife (who had once been a member of the club).
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
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    Originally posted by orguasch
    Christ L.
    if it is a twenty Canadian Dollar, thats mine,

    oscar
    It probably would have gone further had it been at the time (it was around ten years ago). Alas, it was only 20 Australian dollars.
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    yea i never find anything, but my freind found a cane creek aerohead wheel with a michelin axial carbon tire, pretty sweet

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