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    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?

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    A pair of women's shorts.
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    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.

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    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.

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    1/2 a wallaby! Think wild dogs must have got it.

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    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!
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    Found a WTB seat once, all bent up off the side of a trail... thats about it.

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    Today Ifound a mongoose bmx bike that had no back wheel I also found prostitutes in the trails once. It was quite odd.

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    Let me see, old shot up cars, penny loafers, racoon skeletons, a boat, a horse skull.
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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    i found a hobo
    i poked him with a stick
    he woke up and i ran my ******** ass off

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    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.

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    A couple of stoners smoking pot. (100% true)
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    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

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    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.
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    A late 20 something guy riding a bmx bike no handed while smoking a joint.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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