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Old 11-29-19, 10:35 AM
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Old 11-29-19, 10:55 AM
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^ That was the first thing I saw getting off the highway when I moved to Seattle.
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Old 11-29-19, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by mountaindave View Post
My uncle also commutes to work and picked up every glove he found for a year then gave them to his brother as a gag Xmas gift.
I did a lot of interstate driving while repping and would stay with a friend in the Roanoke area who worked swing shift. I spent one round (about a month) picking up every guardrail reflector--those trapezoidal-shaped things--I saw that had come undone; the adhesive evidently was not rated for freeze/thaw and they'd shed like crazy at certain times. Had a couple of drywall mud buckets of them by the time I went back to his place. Set them up in his driveway so they'd get his attention when he got home from work at midnight. He liked that.
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Old 12-28-19, 11:40 AM
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Found this Craftsman (incomplete) socket-type tool - bit... set... thing.



BONUS PICTURE!
Found this when I got back (NOT penny - before someone says something!) Looks like a baby Mantis (?)

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Old 12-28-19, 04:49 PM
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Yesterday it was live 45 cal pistol ammo strewn about the road and shoulder. I stopped, picked what I Hope was all of it and threw the pile into the woods. Must have been half a box there.
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Old 12-28-19, 04:52 PM
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I found a large crescent wrench (not actually crescent branded) while riding about 25 years ago. I still have and use it today.
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Old 12-29-19, 03:10 AM
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One time I was riding the "My Old Kentucky Home" tour in Bardstown, with 3 friends. Along the way was a lady we had met who was struggling and she was alone. I decided to help her complete the last 8 miles by encouraging her up several hills, even if it meant me stopping and waiting on her. At one point, I looked down and saw a cycling computer laying on the side of the road. It was a pretty nice one, too. I stuck it in my bag and we kept on trucking.....
When I got back and was reunited with my peeps (who I had encouraged to ride on ahead of me and this lady), my buddy mentioned his wife had lost her computer "somewhere" on the ride. I pulled it out of my bag, and said, "You mean, THIS?!". He was gob-smacked that I had actually found it instead of one of hundreds of other riders on the course that day. That indeed was pretty amazing....

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Old 12-29-19, 11:05 AM
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I was riding home about 11pm last night, and found a bouquet of flowers. It was only half run over, and not frozen yet, so I brought it home and cut the other half and now they're brightening my table

Makes me wonder the backstory. My wild imagination goes straight to a story of a spurned Casanova, his would-be lover throwing the bouquet into the street in a huff.
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Old 12-29-19, 12:22 PM
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I found a watery bowl of porridge in the forest. I wasn’t hungry so I left it.
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Old 12-29-19, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bogester View Post
I found a watery bowl of porridge in the forest. I wasn’t hungry so I left it.
Porridge in the Woods that wasn't Just-Right to eat? I'll bet there's trouble "bruin" in a nearby cabin.
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Old 01-06-20, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
This just happened a week ago:

So I'm cycling along a 4-lane street in a nearby town, and just after passing through a traffic light, I need to weave through some auto-accident debris in the bike lane...wait a minute...one piece of debris was not like the others.

Stopped, went back and picked up a leather case about the size of a book. One compartment was open, revealing a cracked iPad mini. I opened the other compartment to find a checkbook and credit cards, and a thick white sealed envelope. I stuck the case in the trunk bag on my rear rack and continued on my ride.

About an hour later I reached the convenience store where I usually stop for a coffee break. I pulled out my phone and googled the name and city from the checkbook. I called the number that came up and got a secretary who said the guy was out for the rest of the day, but would call him and give him my number.

A minute later he called. He asked the condition of the case. I told him the iPad was cracked but functioning. He said he had just bought a new one anyway, so that was not a big deal, but asked about the envelope. He said he "needed that". We made arrangements to meet at a shopping center along my route home.

We met at the shopping center, and I gave him the case. He examined the iPad, then checked the other contents. Then he commented:

"I really appreciate your honesty, even though you had no idea what you had."

With that, he broke the seal on the envelope, pulled out a 3/8" thick stack of crisp new hundred dollar bills, and gave one to me.

I'll admit it was a lot easier to be honest, thinking I was just returning a broken iPad, checkbook, and credit cards.
Interesting story, for sure. 🙂 I just bought an older iPad mini 2 yesterday, but in like new condition, and it has cellular, so it’s like a giant phone, lol. 😁

Then as I was riding back, I “thought” I found a lot of money, laying on the sidewalk, but it was only play money. 😏😉

EDIT: It sure looks funny now, seeing the full forum pages, instead of just the mobile version. 😎

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Old 01-07-20, 01:15 PM
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I was on a delivery and had cut through a neighborhood. In A front yard right by the road was a dusty, dusty cardboard box. Seemed to have a board game in it. Swung around to peek inside. I saw the word Monogram and got off the bike. Inside was complete untouched model airplane kits from 1967-69 inside. Picked the box up and rolled back to dispatch. Went back to my jump then had one of the ladies drop them by my house.

The stack

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Originally Posted by thumpism View Post
I did a lot of interstate driving while repping and would stay with a friend in the Roanoke area who worked swing shift. I spent one round (about a month) picking up every guardrail reflector--those trapezoidal-shaped things--I saw that had come undone; the adhesive evidently was not rated for freeze/thaw and they'd shed like crazy at certain times. Had a couple of drywall mud buckets of them by the time I went back to his place. Set them up in his driveway so they'd get his attention when he got home from work at midnight. He liked that.
Found a pic!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
I was on a delivery and had cut through a neighborhood. In A front yard right by the road was a dusty, dusty cardboard box. Seemed to have a board game in it. Swung around to peek inside. I saw the word Monogram and got off the bike. Inside was complete untouched model airplane kits from 1967-69 inside. Picked the box up and rolled back to dispatch. Went back to my jump then had one of the ladies drop them by my house.

The stack

Sweet!!!
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Old 01-08-20, 06:47 AM
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Porridge in the Woods that wasn't Just-Right to eat? I'll bet there's trouble "bruin" in a nearby cabin.
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Iphone

back pack

tarp

eyeglasses

lots of broken glass bottles on the the road and paths (thanks a-holes)

Used hypodermic needles see above comment

homeless camp in the middle of the paths

that about covers it
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Iphone

back pack

tarp

eyeglasses

lots of broken glass bottles on the the road and paths (thanks a-holes)

Used hypodermic needles see above comment

homeless camp in the middle of the paths

that about covers it
That's quite a lot!!!
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That's quite a lot!!!

the glass and needles are
less of a problem in river front park these days but the trash has still been a problem as the city tackles the transient issues which are disproportionate to this size of this town.
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Old 01-10-20, 07:49 AM
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The enjoyment of cycling..















And also run-over dead rat🤢
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The enjoyment of cycling..















And also run-over dead rat🤢
Yeesh, I’ve seen a HECK of a lot of dead birds, in the last couple months. And I’ve wondered more than once, how in the heck they end up in the middle of a sidewalk, or crosswalk. 🤔

From now on, all you animals have to go into the woods to die! 🙄😉
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Old 01-10-20, 07:01 PM
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Lots of turkeys. Live ones. Once a mama turkey and three newly hatched chicks following her across the road, like proverbial chicken I suppose.
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Found a pneumatic grease gun yesterday. I left it there. Too much effort to attempt to lug 20 miles home if it didn't work.
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I found a lone green shoe in the gum alley last night🤔.
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I found a lone green shoe in the gum alley last night🤔.[/img]
Brings new meaning to the term "gumshoe"
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That's pretty nasty.
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