1. Loose fragments or grains that have been worn away from rock.
2. a. Disintegrated or eroded matter: the detritus of past civilizations.
b. Accumulated material; debris:
I was just wondering what all you guys have found or picked up on the road.
On my next to last tour I picked up (see pic) a new pigtail harness for trailer lights, a ratchet/socket extension, a good folding knife, and a garden hose coupler still in the wrapper. The latter is missing from the picture. Also on this trip I found a big bolt biter missing the cutting edges but didn't figure to carry another 20 pounds just to have a bolt biter. I also found a hardhat and a new set of overalls and gloves laying on the side of the road. I didn't touch them for fear there was a dead oilfield roughneck under the helmet. Also, I saw a dozen tortillas scattered next to a small pile of oyster shells, and I'm 300 miles inland. Go figure.
Last week on a lunchtime ride I zoomed past a 24" crescent wrench (tha'ts XXL size) on the other side of the road that I think was good. Before I could turn around and get back to it a car saw it, stopped, and got it. I'm not sure how I could have carried it on my bicycle, but I would have tried.
My wife discourages me from bringing all this "stuff" home, so I limit myself to just the really good, usable stuff. Last week on my Saturday ride I found a ratchet to go with my earlier extension. Again, see the pic. I told her that in another ten trips I'll have a full set of sockets, provided I start to find some sockets.
So, what is the most unique find you have acquired?