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Old 07-03-18, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Tundra_Man
That to me looks like a broken down vehicle. Not sure what other options they have in that case. I guess they could put it in neutral and push and hope they're fast enough to keep up with traffic.
I'm not complaining about the why of it; mostly it's about having to ride on the highway, when the Humboldt Bay Trail will be going in about 30' to the right of that truck. In 3-4 years.

This morning it was all about stopping under the eucalyptus and cleaning up after yesterday's winds; small branches abounded, with a couple of medium branches, and gazillions of those annoying seed pods. I may have stopped six times picking up branches.
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Apparently, it's lighter season here. I've found about a half dozen lighters on the road in the past week.
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Another dead rat. Sheesh.
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I found a $20 bill the other day. Woot Woot!
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Somebody apparently didn't read the label.

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Old 07-05-18, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider
Another dead rat. Sheesh.
So what are you doing with all these rats you are collecting?
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Old 07-05-18, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo
So what are you doing with all these rats you are collecting?
Adding them to my spam sandwiches.
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I found a lot of fireworks debris yesterday, and that was in the morning.
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Originally Posted by no motor?
I found a lot of fireworks debris yesterday, and that was in the morning.
I was riding home last night. A lot of fireworks litter (as well as a few burning ones on the street to avoid).

Some people may be waiting until daylight and stuff has cooled down to collect it, but a lot is just left out.
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The usual eucalyptus debris , and another commuter!

Okay, and several piles of scat on the trail; otter? raccoon?
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Old 07-09-18, 12:41 PM
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Happened today: As I was approaching the last big hill on the return route of my annual New England ride, I saw an almost complete set of sockets and a very cool storage strip laying on the side of the road. They appeared to have been there for at least a couple of days, so I assumed no one was coming back for them. My bike was way overloaded with luggage, including a wet bathing suit and some other very heavy stuff I had picked up on the trip, so I thought about leaving them, but this storage strip thing was too cool. Basically, it's a strip that hangs from a peg board and has a bunch of moveable plastic nubs that are shaped to fit the wrench side of a socket. To store the sockets, you just snap them on to these plastic thingies. A no-brainer, as far as I was concerned, so I threw them in my pannier and worked a little harder to get up that hill. I will probably bring them to work.
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Sounds cool, I woulda grabbed that too
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You won't believe this. Or you probably will. I saw another dead rat today. It was lying right next to a garbage bag that had been ripped open with some of the contents strewn about. It looked as if the rat had partaken and then keeled over for some reason. But I don't know if that's what really happened.
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Originally Posted by noglider
You won't believe this. Or you probably will. I saw another dead rat today. It was lying right next to a garbage bag that had been ripped open with some of the contents strewn about. It looked as if the rat had partaken and then keeled over for some reason. But I don't know if that's what really happened.
I didn't see a dead rat today, but I did see a dead porcupine.
I think that was a first for me.
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Old 07-09-18, 06:01 PM
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I'm seeing TONS of dead raccoons all over the roads here on Long Island lately - and I'm talking Nassau County, the more developed part of the island, overall.
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I'm not sure I've ever seen a dead or live porcupine. Neato.
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Originally Posted by noglider
I'm not sure I've ever seen a dead or live porcupine. Neato.
Here is the only other time I've seen one, and it was live. It was at Loveland Ski Area, and a ski patroller pointed it out to me. They call it "Bud". He told me it always comes out when the sun is out, then climbs the tree up about 12' to where it is level with the chair, then crawls on on a limb close to the chair to sun its self. It is like it wants to be close to people.
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I nearly ran over an open pocket knife in the middle of a sweeping downhill curve going 25 or so today.

I didn't stop for it.
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At the risk (certainty?) of launching one of "those" threads, this:
in the middle of the road...
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I once found a 100 dollar Bill on my way to class. It was fake
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I once found a 100 dollar Bill on my way to class. It was fake
I once fell for a trick where some kids stuffed a $10 bill between the slats of a wooden bicycle bridge. I stopped to grab it, not realizing they were waiting below the bridge to snatch it away just as my hand approached it. Their laughter was contagious and I grinned all the way home.
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo
Here is the only other time I've seen one, and it was live. It was at Loveland Ski Area, and a ski patroller pointed it out to me. They call it "Bud". He told me it always comes out when the sun is out, then climbs the tree up about 12' to where it is level with the chair, then crawls on on a limb close to the chair to sun its self. It is like it wants to be close to people.
I am in love with Bud the porcupine! Thanks for sharing it! And @noglider, the rat keeled over next to the bag of garbage--I can't imagine! I have seen rats cavorting in a dumpster behind an ice cream shop here in Denver, and I know that wherever humans go, so do rats.
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Last week I saw an adorable baby skunk. It was curled up like it was asleep, on the rumble strip. Very sad.
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I regularly add to my fastener collection when riding, walking or running. Most common: Washers. Plenty of bolts and nuts too. Most commonly found tool? Sockets.
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This last week I've been finding broken glass. Everywhere.
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