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Old 08-18-15, 02:46 AM   #51
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Riding through a really nice neighborhood yesterday when I came across this. There was something inside (no, I didn't open it) because when I moved it with my foot to get a picture I could tell that it was not just an empty box. You asked.
I think it's safe to say trailmix has not only won this thread, but all subsequent threads involving weird road finds.

I don't come across much. A 2-pound bag of rubber bands, unopened, and a remote control for a concrete truck are the best finds so far.
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Old 08-18-15, 12:46 PM   #52
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2 days ago I found some needle-nose pliers. Very small, spring-loaded, and a Mac Tool brand (lifetime warranty!) Today I'm working on replacing some single-pane window glass, and they'll be ideal for working with the glazier points. My luck don't usually run in the "good" range, so it's been a good week. Taking my rear wheel to my LBS to get fixed - broke a spoke. So, gained a tool, spending some money - it's a wash.

I do find more stuff walking, but for every one thing I can salvage, there's 99 things I scrap/recycle. Peeps sure do jettison a lot of stuff, whether on purpose or not.
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Most recent find, one morning last month, was a driver's license and a lot of business cards, all from different businesses; on the backs of which the owner (well, the loser, technically) of the license had written all his bank account numbers, email addresses, user names, passwords, etc. Including his cell phone number, labeled "my cell phone number." I called it. He answered. I mailed it all back to him. On the way home I found a bunch more of his stuff, including old B&W photos of family members. I sent him another envelope.

A week later I got a check for $50 in the mail, with "thanks" written on it. "You're welcome!" I thought, as I deposited it.
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I think it's safe to say trailmix has not only won this thread, but all subsequent threads involving weird road finds.

I don't come across much. A 2-pound bag of rubber bands, unopened, and a remote control for a concrete truck are the best finds so far.
I'm not so sure that winning is such a good thing in this particular case.
On a more positive note, I did find 57 pennies and a nickel in the road yesterday.
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I think it's safe to say trailmix has not only won this thread, but all subsequent threads involving weird road finds.
Yeah, I don't think that's going to be topped soon.
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I've only found dead rats and skunks...
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Old 08-19-15, 06:04 AM   #57
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My first find.... An unopened DVD of the Arthur remake starring Russell brand... Case was demolished but DVD was fine... Unfortunately. Haha

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Old 08-19-15, 11:31 AM   #58
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This morning I looked over and saw a glass of milk sitting on the sidewalk. There was nobody to be seen within blocks. Just a lonely glass of milk.
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I once found a handgun in the street on my commute in a pretty safe area of town. Called the police non-emergency number to have them send a patrol car to bag it in case it was reported missing or had been used in a crime. Never found anything worth keeping like tools or cash, though. Going to keep my eyes open after reading this thread!

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Yesterday on my return city commute, I found an 18v Bosch impact screwdriver. It was obviously kicked to the side by a car tire and the battery was cracked, but it still worked. It got me to wondering. As cyclists, we have a pretty good view of the road, I'll bet people have found some interesting things lying in the street.

What are some of the things you have found while riding?
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Old 10-07-15, 09:27 AM   #61
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Monday morning I saw a nice Mechanix work glove on the side of the road (same as I had seen for sale at my local auto parts store a few days previous). I kept my eye out for the second, but didn't see it. Tuesday I saw the other glove first, picked it up along with its mate, apart from sitting in the rain on the side of the road, they're brand new! Just rinsed them out, let them dry, and I've got new winter gloves.

This morning I passed a combo wrench (didn't stop to see what size). But I did stop to pick up a nice 2' length of slotted foam pipe insulation. To carry it I put it on my top-tube, nad-pad style (it was a couple inches too long but I managed to jam it in there (that's what he said)). Now I have it at work, I'm gonna cut it in half and use it to cushion the two 'blades of death' under my desk that seem to be perfectly positioned for me to slam my knees into.
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Old 10-07-15, 09:54 AM   #62
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In no particular order of preference, other than the first:
  • A cute girl.
  • Tools.
  • Family photos.
  • Kipple.
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Old 10-07-15, 10:43 AM   #63
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Ha, had to look up "kipple", sure is a lot of that around!

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lights, many many many many lights, see them every week, old ones, new ones, working ones, smashed ones, but all cheap
bags of weed, promoting the sharing is caring mentality huh
mp3 players, mostly working ones
toothbrushes (i never understand this... )
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And shoes. Lots of shoes. Why doesn't the UFO teleporter beam work on shoes? It seems to work on most other clothing. And why do the shoes often get caught in utility wires? It's like the teleporter beam manages to get the abductee airborne, then, poof! The shoes fall off.
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Our subdivision is still being built and in the first year living here, I had more flats than I had in the prior 30 years. I find (and pick up) a lot of nails and screws on my rides but the only two potentially valuable things I've found were a car remote with key (still unclaimed despite my advertising it) and a Bible in a case. The Bible had the owner's name embossed and even though he doesn't live in our sub-division, I advertised it and someone recognized his name and we got it back to him.
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And shoes. Lots of shoes. Why doesn't the UFO teleporter beam work on shoes? It seems to work on most other clothing. And why do the shoes often get caught in utility wires? It's like the teleporter beam manages to get the abductee airborne, then, poof! The shoes fall off.
And underwear -- men's and women's, seem to see random pairs laying around quite a lot. Not sure if its from midnight hookups, or anytime accidental hershey squirts.
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a car remote with key (still unclaimed despite my advertising it)
You could ride around the neighborhood pushing the button until you find the car -- and then the car is yours!
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Best find ever: Was on an organized tour 2.5 years back or so and met up with the group. We started riding and set up camp that night. Met a lovely woman, we spent all evening chatting and such. And we have been together ever since. We are engaged and getting married next year.
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I'm sure I've stumbled across all sorts of things that I can't remember - I don't usually pick stuff up and carry it home with me, though (I will pick up trash however). The only thing I can actually remember is a gallon jug of Gallo wine, three quarters empty, sitting by the Fox River. I only remember it because I took a picture of it and emailed it to a friend of mine.
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Last night I was riding with a friend after work. We were pushing hard on the last stretch and something caught my eye in the roadway: A $5 bill. I yelled at him to stop and I jumped off my bike and ran back and picked it up. I felt kind of bad because I couldn't share my new-found wealth with him, but as providence would have it, another car drove by and another $5 bill was kicked up from the roadway and floated over to my feet. I bought ice cream with it.
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Unfortunetely, what I usually find is glass and tacks that give me flat tires.....
Yup, I found a few nails and some glass over the years. Since my commute is urban I spend most of my time watching out for potholes, debris, cars and the occasional hottie I may pass along the way.
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Riding along a highway found some credit cards.

Then a wallet with DL and $44 bucks.

Called the guy. He had gotten gas and left the wallet on top of his roof.

He was also a friend of my neighbor. He came buy to pick up the wallet and gave me the $44 bucks.
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I just found one of these dog zapping collar controller in perfect condition. It even lights up, so the batteries are good.
If you're in Austin, TX and lost one of these on Parmer Lane, give me a holler!!

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