Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-05, 02:09 PM   #1
Juniper
Digs technical steeps
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Like everyone else, I've seen a ton of the usual stuff - busted pedal pieces, reflector chips (usually from the sides of pedals), chunks of hand grip ends, water bottles, gloves, whole or trashed walkmans and cycling computers, and assorted litter. From time to time I come across something very unusual like:

- 3 late 1800's era Indian Head cents in a dusty little pile at the tip-top of a steep hill.

- A (193_?) Buffalo Nickel stuck half-way into the end of a fence post made from a tree limb.

- A 1927 silver dollar right on the trail (I looked down at a silver glint as I flew by. My instincts told me to stop and take a look; it's amazing I found it again).

Of course, my main thought with the coins is 'where did they come from?'.

What kind of unusual, whacky, or otherwise interesting 'stuff' have you found on your rides?


Last edited by Juniper; 08-15-05 at 07:01 PM.
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 04:12 PM   #2
Berg417448
Troublemaker
 
Berg417448's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Earth
Bikes:
Posts: 344
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
A 9mm pistol.
Berg417448 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 05:00 PM   #3
gwhunt23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Richmond, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 613
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A pair of women's shorts.
gwhunt23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 05:05 PM   #4
Tweek
Telecommunication
 
Tweek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fort Payne, AL
Bikes: Used to ride Trek rigid and hardtails, soon to have something new.
Posts: 604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A pair of mens boxer shorts way up in a tree in the middle of the trail, they are still there more then 6 months later, even after extremely heavy rain and wind.
Tweek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 05:41 PM   #5
norcodirtjumper
Ankles Suck!
 
norcodirtjumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vermont
Bikes: 2005 Kona Stinky
Posts: 482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, one day me and my friend where riding our fourwheelers on a trail on a mountain around here. We were riding along when I noticed what seemed to be a little walking path heading deeping into the woods and farther up the mountain. We stopped and went to check the trail out. The trail was very lightly traveled, but distinct enough to tell that this led somewhere where people wanted to be and that it wasnt no deer run. It wasnt wide enough to go through on the wheelers so we decided to bike up it (this is back when we didnt have 40lb freeride hardtails). So we went back to the house, put our bikes on the racks and left. Anyways when we got there we parked the wheelers and then we started biking. It was about a 45 min rideand a moderate climb. When we got to the top we couldent believe what we were seeing. It was like one of the teenage partys you see in the movies, minus civilization. There was an old tent setup, but ripped right down the side. There was a large fire pit and like 8 old lawn chairs scattered and knocked over. Also scattered on the ground was enough beer cans to almost fill the bed of a small truck, and about 15-20 hard liquer bottles (all empty). We looked inside the tent and found a couple of sleeping bags and some drug paraphenalia (spelled right?) We just laughed and rode back down to the wheelers. And didnt think much of it.

About a month later there was a forest fire on the mountain and they traced it back to three farm boys and their friends at their little "camp" up there.
norcodirtjumper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 05:42 PM   #6
harov3
Dismember
 
harov3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Western Australia
Bikes: Kona Kikapu/hoss deluxe mix, 1950's Malvern Star gent 28" turned into a stealth commuter with drums and a three speed.
Posts: 695
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1/2 a wallaby! Think wild dogs must have got it.
harov3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 07:16 PM   #7
Juniper
Digs technical steeps
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that is some weird stuff!

Come to think of it I do remember seeing some shorts and other 'under stuff' here and there. I didn't check it out too closely, though.

One time I came across a pair of fairly decent bars (flats) way out in the boonies. Right on the trail. I never did figure that one out!
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 07:34 PM   #8
MTB_SRH
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Found a WTB seat once, all bent up off the side of a trail... thats about it.
MTB_SRH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 08:19 PM   #9
Trekbikedude
Bicycle Rider & Mechanic
 
Trekbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Delaware
Bikes: Superlight, Dragon Team, Eclipse, Om Flyer
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Today Ifound a mongoose bmx bike that had no back wheel I also found prostitutes in the trails once. It was quite odd.
Trekbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 08:38 PM   #10
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Let me see, old shot up cars, penny loafers, racoon skeletons, a boat, a horse skull.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 08:40 PM   #11
Edward_Breck
Senior Member
 
Edward_Breck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 437
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What did you do with the prostitutes? lol

I once found a naked huffer. I think that is what they are called. For those of you who don't know - Don't get excited that is not the term for hot chic. They are the people that sniff glue and spray paint to get high. The guy spotted us and ran toward a busy street. We were ready to run the other way, as well. lol

His tool was hanging out. LOL : D
Edward_Breck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 08:46 PM   #12
Tweek
Telecommunication
 
Tweek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fort Payne, AL
Bikes: Used to ride Trek rigid and hardtails, soon to have something new.
Posts: 604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KonaRider24
Let me see, old shot up cars, penny loafers, racoon skeletons, a boat, a horse skull.
You reminded me there is something more unusual I've seen on my trail other then a pair of boxers, there is an old house and a 57 Chevy (beyond use to anyone) that is rotting in the middle of the forest, there are no roads to it for atleast 5 miles, very weird that its there. I'd really like to know how the car got there, I assume there must have been a road at one point going to it, but not a single sign of one, the house is totally surrounded by huge old trees that have been there for a long time.
Tweek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 09:01 PM   #13
sarsparilla
Senior Member
 
sarsparilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Worcester, Mass
Bikes: Giant Anthem, Giant TCR 2
Posts: 306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No lie, 2 people doing "it". We didn't realize it it until I was like 15ft away they were off in a little cleared area. I don't think that they noticed us at all.

There's also A random spot in the woods with some couches and a firepit. Not sure how they got the couches out there since it's all singletrack to the area.
sarsparilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 09:24 PM   #14
willtsmith_nwi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,398
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juniper
Like everyone else, I've seen a ton of the usual stuff - busted pedal pieces, reflector chips (usually from the sides of pedals), chunks of hand grip ends, water bottles, gloves, whole or trashed walkmans and cycling computers, and assorted litter. From time to time I come across something very unusual like:

- 3 late 1800's era Indian Head cents in a dusty little pile at the tip-top of a steep hill.

- A (193_?) Buffalo Nickel stuck half-way into the end of a fence post made from a tree limb.

- A 1927 silver dollar right on the trail (I looked down at a silver glint as I flew by. My instincts told me to stop and take a look; it's amazing I found it again).

Of course, my main thought with the coins is 'where did they come from?'.

What kind of unusual, whacky, or otherwise interesting 'stuff' have you found on your rides?

A child's jacket neatly laid over a child's schoolthings (books etc...). Called the cops. The child had been reported missing but had turned up. No doubt their was more to the tale than the cop told me.
willtsmith_nwi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 10:15 PM   #15
bababooie_rider
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i found a hobo
i poked him with a stick
he woke up and i ran my ******** ass off
bababooie_rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-05, 10:38 PM   #16
Trekbikedude
Bicycle Rider & Mechanic
 
Trekbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Delaware
Bikes: Superlight, Dragon Team, Eclipse, Om Flyer
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I saw the prostitutes at delcastle park... Right where the police station is. They were like all looking at us. Then some guys came and they left the woods.
Trekbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 12:08 AM   #17
Dirtbike
Giggity giggity!
 
Dirtbike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Danville, Ca
Bikes: Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
Posts: 1,800
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A couple of stoners smoking pot. (100% true)
Dirtbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 04:02 AM   #18
JasO
Keep it on two wheels.
 
JasO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: Giant Rincon 05
Posts: 23
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
3 really old rusted cars, wouldn't have worked i assume! there was also a fridge there aswell, some pretty wacky stuff down in the melbourne trails. Also i have spotted the odd beanie, hat, gloves, jacket, all the usual stuff. Cheers
JasO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 05:35 AM   #19
lsd87
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Hudson Valley
Bikes: Sequoia
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A *****!
lsd87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 05:40 AM   #20
Scooby Snax
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
A pair of womens panties, and a dog leash, hanging from the same branch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 06:03 AM   #21
LowCel 
Throw the stick!!!!
 
LowCel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Charleston, WV
Bikes: GMC Denali
Posts: 17,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The best thing I have found on the trails was my sanity, patience and peace of mind. I had lost them for a while. Now anytime I have problems locating them I hit the trails and they magically appear.
__________________
I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.
LowCel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 07:01 AM   #22
jstream
yes... You're on my left
 
jstream's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Milwaukee, WI (east side)
Bikes: Specialized FSR XC/Trek 930
Posts: 262
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A late 20 something guy riding a bmx bike no handed while smoking a joint.
jstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 07:10 AM   #23
tonyt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes: 1982 Bianchi Superleggera (restored with NOS campagnolo components), 1987 Bianchi Campione Del Mundo, 1995 Bianchi Denali (M900/950 XTR components, viscous cycles rigid fork, mavic ceramics), 1996 Specialized Hardrock (winter beater, 8 speed XT group
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
1) pack of wild dogs
2) Old logging bulldozer w/25" tree growing between blade and motor
3) A train (no I wasn't smoking carpet....), I was following an old overgrown railroad grade used for logging long ago in S. Vt. At the bottom of a ravine, where there once was a wooden tresle, was a steam engine and coal tender.
tonyt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 07:17 AM   #24
BErad
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 145
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jstream
A late 20 something guy riding a bmx bike no handed while smoking a joint.
Hey! I'm in my 30's but thanks for the compliment.
BErad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-05, 07:56 AM   #25
FreeHeeler
Junior Member
 
FreeHeeler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: '91 Kona Explosif and a custom '04 RM Blizzard
Posts: 9
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
After failing to stick the line and going over the bars and into a ravine I stopped rolling just before hitting a shopping cart. Now there is a grocery store at the trailhead, but that was at least 2 KM back down the trail. The visual of someone wheeling a shopping cart 2 KM along an off-camber trail just so they could ride it down this hill and into the ravine gave me a chuckle. Given all the other shrapnel that was in the ravine I'm glad my Tentanus is up to date.
FreeHeeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:13 PM.