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Guys, I need a safe space. I'm #triggered.

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Guys, I need a safe space. I'm #triggered.

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Old 01-08-19, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
Combining the two ideas, swap the bikes at night, then set fire to the brush, concealing the swap!

Then send the good bike to me.
Genius!

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That pic above is of their front yard?

The bushes bike is the least of your concerns.

They don't have an uncle named Fester, do they?
Yep, that's theirs. In all its bowling ball garden glory.
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They're renters, right?

Easiest thing would be to just wait, then some day when you run into them (hopefully the bike's owner!) face to face, just bark "how much do you want for the old ten-speed?

If they're not too quick-witted, the might cop to the "just take it" reality of their expectations, but if they're sharp they will strike a quick deal.

Don't pay too much!!!
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Did you paint this? If so, that's pretty good. Not my cup of tea -- a little too depressing in subject and color for me. But I know talent when I see it. I don't know what the yellow bar tape symbolizes, but I sorta like that.

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Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Did you paint this? If so, that's pretty good. Not my cup of tea -- a little too depressing in subject and color for me. But I know talent when I see it. I don't know what the yellow bar tape symbolizes, but I sorta like that.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
That pic above is of their front yard?

The bushes bike is the least of your concerns.

They don't have an uncle named Fester, do they?


and @shoota , you left Tampa for WTF? Witness Protection Prgram?
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I just finished watching "Small Soldiers" for about the 5th time.
Now that's an idea.
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Originally Posted by dddd View Post
They're renters, right?

Easiest thing would be to just wait, then some day when you run into them (hopefully the bike's owner!) face to face, just bark "how much do you want for the old ten-speed?

If they're not too quick-witted, the might cop to the "just take it" reality of their expectations, but if they're sharp they will strike a quick deal.

Don't pay too much!!!
They're the owners.

Originally Posted by SurferRosa View Post
Did you paint this? If so, that's pretty good. Not my cup of tea -- a little too depressing in subject and color for me. But I know talent when I see it. I don't know what the yellow bar tape symbolizes, but I sorta like that.
hahaha. The Yellow bar tape symolized the high school's colors. Blue and Yellow. It's probably the older high school boy's bike. Did I mention there are no tires on the bike?

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and @shoota , you left Tampa for WTF? Witness Protection Prgram?
Oklahoma! Land of year round gravel riding.
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A couple days ago my weirdo neighbors put a big beautiful Trek 600 series out in their front yard bushes. Like right in the middle of the bushes. So weird. .....
Did you see them put the bike there, themselves? Maybe someone else dumped it there, and your neighbors

1) Are easygoing people who assume whomever owns it will come back when they are good an ready to
2) Are amused by the mysterious and serendipitous addition to their eclectic yard ornaments
3) Think you put it there, being some crazy-ass and hostile Florida Man, and are scared to touch it, or open their door to you
4) Are psychology buffs, and are messing with you, making bets among themselves on what your next move will be
5) Come and go by a side driveway and haven't noticed the the bike
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Latest update?

On a serious note, did you move to BFE Oklahoma? Texas/Oklahoma is serious Meth country. (What state is not now) Watch yourself. Ask around.
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Originally Posted by Lascauxcaveman View Post
Did you see them put the bike there, themselves? Maybe someone else dumped it there, and your neighbors

1) Are easygoing people who assume whomever owns it will come back when they are good an ready to POSSIBLE
2) Are amused by the mysterious and serendipitous addition to their eclectic yard ornaments VERY POSSIBLE
3) Think you put it there, being some crazy-ass and hostile Florida Man, and are scared to touch it, or open their door to you NOT POSSIBLE
4) Are psychology buffs, and are messing with you, making bets among themselves on what your next move will be POSSIBLE
5) Come and go by a side driveway and haven't noticed the the bike VERY POSSIBLE
LOL, you're the best

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On a serious note, did you move to BFE Oklahoma? Texas/Oklahoma is serious Meth country. (What state is not now) Watch yourself. Ask around.
It's still there and, no, I moved to one of the best neighborhoods in one of the best cities in the state. I'm sticking to my plan to put a note on their door.
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#triggered

Here she is, just rotting away. I had to take it quickly while driving so they didn't see me and think I'm a weirdo creeper. I think I succeeded

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Did you paint this? If so, that's pretty good. Not my cup of tea -- a little too depressing in subject and color for me. But I know talent when I see it. I don't know what the yellow bar tape symbolizes, but I sorta like that.

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Ok that's creepy
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Does anyone else see the Sasquatch in that photo?
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Take that Black Sabbath album cover and print it onto some cardstock the size of a post card. Then mail it to them adressed to Brushy Bike Owners. Write the text with your wrong hand in thick pencil. Say that you “want ta ristory da bike” then cross that out and write “I mean fixemup the bike to ride”. Sign it as “My uncle’s nephew who lives next door to you” then add “I mean my uncle lives next door to you” then add with your good writing hand “and my uncle isn’t mean”.
add a hand drawn $20 bill at the bottom of the card.

I suspect the real story is that the high school son who’s bike it is got a flat tire and then got mad and just threw it in the bushes, and that the parents don’t care as long as they don’t have to look at it and don’t trip over it.
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Does anyone else see the Sasquatch in that photo?
Well, duh. He's the big hairy dude standing next to the Blair Witch.
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Thanks, golden boy, et al. for adding the thread soundtrack. (I knew something was missing.)

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How is that weird though? What goes on in my yard with my property is really no one's business. Maybe I'm out of touch with the world today but when did everyone become such busy bodies?
You must be, I put up 7' privacy fence almost 20yrs ago because of nosy neighbors, my backyard is like a fortress now and I do what I please and keep what I want where I want it lol.

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That's more like it ^. You put the cat in the front door also?
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OMG! Where's the like button???
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Does anyone else see the Sasquatch in that photo?
I didn't see Sasquatch in either photo, but I see a dude in a fedora poking his head out from behind the tree in the OP's photo.



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Would you consider a trade for a neighbor who has declared his yard an "animal habitat" complete with signs? He's built 8 or more little igloo houses in his yard and covered them with leaves---so the critters can have a cozy home. We have so many skunks in the neighborhood now that you never don't smell them! ((Side note...there are two less skunks visiting my yard now).
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Would you consider a trade for a neighbor who has declared his yard an "animal habitat" complete with signs? He's built 8 or more little igloo houses in his yard and covered them with leaves---so the critters can have a cozy home. We have so many skunks in the neighborhood now that you never don't smell them! ((Side note...there are two less skunks visiting my yard now).
Oh hell no!!
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