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Old 05-26-17, 07:09 PM
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My old commute looked like a crime movie: panties, needles and condoms...routinely....Now, it is caps, hard hats, gloves, and paperbacks. Once in a while I find a phone.
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Old 05-26-17, 09:38 PM
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FREE sign with a nice dish drainer rack and a 26" quick release hub with a gumwall 26x1.95" tire, decent tread, fix the flat, swap out the axle and BINGO, beautiful new rim and tire!
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Knife. Brand new bucket. Brand new tie straps. Feather. Panties (used).
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I found water on the road on my way home last night. It wasn't supposed to rain, but it did.
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Over the years, I've found everything from bags of drugs, to money, to dead cats. Even found a loose diamond once
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Old 05-30-17, 09:52 AM
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Last week I found an aerial dogfight. Well, birdfight; a pair of white-tailed kites was harassing a pair of invading turkey vultures; the kites chased off the vultures like a yappy dog chasing off a St. Bernard. It was so exciting I stopped to watch; the only thing missing was popcorn.
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Found an unopened DVD yesterday
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Originally Posted by ryanscottdavis
Found an unopened DVD yesterday
Anything good?
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Originally Posted by Korina
Anything good?
The Bank Job (2008)

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1189844_the_bank_job
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I saw another dead rat today, right in the middle of the bike path. Better dead than alive. I wonder what killed it.
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Recently, a goose. Sitting down. Luckily somewhat safe from cars.
Thought the animal was injured but didn’t notice anything wrong. Was too afraid to look closer because then I might have scared it away towards the nearby cars. (Was a lot of traffic that moment.)
Was a hot day. Maybe the goose was just taking a breather.
Next day no sign of the goose.
Hope allright. Must be.

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Originally Posted by ryanscottdavis
The Bank Job (2008)
Not bad. At least it wasn't a Tinkerbell movie. shudder
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A stack of plastic pots. About a dozen or so. 1 gallon variety. A little further down the road I saw a single stack of roofing tiles. Still in the wrappings.

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I've seen a couple of damaged USB charging labels lately

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Old 06-04-17, 08:34 PM
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26 x 1.95" rim and good gumwall tire, quick release axle. Can be swapped for a regular axle and the tire is already in use to replace a warn one.
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saw a cartoon flat racoon cpl days ago. poor thing must have been looking at the tire right before it happened
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About 20 VHS tapes on the side of the road today.
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Old 06-13-17, 03:16 PM
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Yesterday was practically a gold mine going home on the highway. First was the old style bottle opener with the pointy end sticking up; stopped and threw it well into the grass. Then the busted -- side light? The plastic was clear, and I kicked that off the shoulder. Then the nice 13mm combo crescent/box wrench; finally something useful! It's at home. The large piece of painted foam I also kicked to the edge of the shoulder, but the piece of car body wasn't technically in anybody's way, so I left it. I didn't mind stopping so often, as it gave me a break from the headwind.

This morning it was a smallish skunk on the street; looked like the poor thing was running for safety when a careless human did 'im in. RIP skunk.

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Old 06-16-17, 09:35 AM
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Okay, not exactly on the side of the road the way the title implies, but it is next to the road outside my job, and it's bicycle related. I'm assuming it's a BSO.

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A shoe.

The amazing thing is that it's mine; lost it Wednesday morning. Tried looking for it over the next 3 trips, but didn't see it. Then this morning, saw it sitting there. In the street, but by the curb. Other than some tree pollen, just fine.

Bought a better pannier, should arrive tonight.
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Needles. Oh goodness, the needles. (We have a heroin problem in my town.)

My husband finds better things than I do. Among his excellent scores: a paramedic knife, a (working) pedometer, a Happy Birthday Girl sash with pink sequins. We have put all of them to good use.
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Found a 15" long 13/16" auger bit in the middle of the road yesterday morning. Safe now in my tool bin.
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Old 06-22-17, 09:39 PM
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Crow bar right in the path of my bike commute, dangerous.

A few hundred 1" self taping wood screws must have fallen out of a contractors truck a few days ago and scattered themselves all along a 25yard stretch of the bike lane. I ride the sidewalk that stretch of my commute now and have been stopping a few minutes everyday picking up a couple handfulls of screws as cars wiz by at 50 mph.

Reminds me of the time 10 years ago met up with a friend at Justin Herman plaza (the meeting spot for the start of each sf critical mass) and someone who was not a fan of cmass had strewn hundreds of thumbtacks all around the plaza. Lots of people had flats as a result, I helped a few people patch their tubes, but it took me so much time that we didn't go on the ride.
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This morning I found a Rema Tip Top 585 'seal inserting tool'. When I get a chance to google it, I can see that this one has the tip broken off. It looks like an awl with the point folded over, but it's supposed to look like this:

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ahah I once found a barbecue grill didn't have enough space im my backpack to pick it up though !
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