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Old 09-27-19, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Korina View Post
Found this on the ride to work this morning; it's not a helmet, it's a helmet shell. I don't even know.

Nice find, it's rare to see that in the wild. That helmet was moulting. It's now a size larger and is growing a new shell for next season.
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Old 09-27-19, 05:01 PM
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(2) dead mice.
(1) Electric mobility scooter near the bus stop (again).
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Old 09-27-19, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by rseeker View Post
Nice find, it's rare to see that in the wild. That helmet was moulting. It's now a size larger and is growing a new shell for next season.
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Old 10-03-19, 09:25 AM
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Hunh. Found a bike this morning. It had been dumped off the edge of the trail and was soaking wet. Rescued it; it's currently in the staff lounge, drying. I see one of two scenarios: 1. Rider got frustrated with broken brake cables and dumped it, or 2. Thief got frustrated with broken brake cables and dumped it. Either way, I put up a found ad on CL. Sorry, can't post a pic yet, not with the ad and Yahoo futzing around with my email.
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Old 10-05-19, 04:51 AM
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Found this guitar out with a "free" sign on it as I was riding home yesterday! It's a cheapo Chinese Gibson, but it sounds pretty good for being free!
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I found myself on the ground ten days ago, in a heavy rain, after hitting a puddle-obscured pothole. I know every puddle hides a pothole and still managed to hit one. It's my own damn fault.

Landed on the right shoulder. Hit it pretty hard. For the first week it felt wrong, with lots of "snap crackle pop" sounds and sensations. I'm 39 and this is the worst I've hurt myself as an adult.

I got some nice pictures taken with my alter ego, Spooky Mr. Skellington. Nothing is broken and they say the AC joint is not torn. Lucky. I'm already back on the bike every day. It is finally starting to feel more normal again...

Stay upright, y'alls.

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Old 10-07-19, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by jpc2001 View Post
I found myself on the ground ten days ago, in a heavy rain, after hitting a puddle-obscured pothole. I know every puddle hides a pothole and still managed to hit one. It's my own damn fault.

Landed on the right shoulder. Hit it pretty hard. For the first week it felt wrong, with lots of "snap crackle pop" sounds and sensations. I'm 39 and this is the worst I've hurt myself as an adult.

I got some nice pictures taken with my alter ego, Spooky Mr. Skellington. Nothing is broken and they say the AC joint is not torn. Lucky. I'm already back on the bike every day. It is finally starting to feel more normal again...

Stay upright, y'alls.
Tell Mr. Skellington he's a very lucky skeleton. Also, beware of soft tissue damage as it can be worse than broken bones. Glad it's feeling better.
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Old 10-07-19, 09:29 AM
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Found this guitar out with a "free" sign on it as I was riding home yesterday! It's a cheapo Chinese Gibson, but it sounds pretty good for being free!
How'd you ride a bike while holding a guitar with no strap?

That's talent, right there.
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Old 10-07-19, 09:56 AM
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I think what I'd try is riding one-handed, and the guitar hand holds near the scroll (it's not a scroll but I play violin and don't know what it's called on a guitar), with the neck on the bars and the body of the guitar forward
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Old 10-07-19, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
I think what I'd try is riding one-handed, and the guitar hand holds near the scroll (it's not a scroll but I play violin and don't know what it's called on a guitar), with the neck on the bars and the body of the guitar forward
I wonder if he can play it while he rides...

Now that would be impressive!
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I found an uneaten Big Mac yesterday morning.
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Old 10-07-19, 05:31 PM
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I saw a sealed plastic cup of probably diced pears this morning. Somebody must have put their snack on the roof of their car.
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Old 10-07-19, 08:32 PM
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I saw a sealed plastic cup of probably diced pears this morning. Somebody must have put their snack on the roof of their car.
Funny you should mention. Sunday I set two pairs of kid shoes on top of the minivan and then forgot about them. Going back to look we found two... one of each.

but today...
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Old 10-08-19, 08:04 AM
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Last week, a set of five very nice drill bits spread out on the road shoulder...
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Old 10-08-19, 11:18 AM
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I've found an iPhone, cash, two i-pod minis, and a random assortment of tools.
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Old 10-08-19, 04:16 PM
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I've found an iPhone, cash, two i-pod minis, and a random assortment of tools.
Good heavens, where do you live? I want to move there!
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Made this video of a bunch of things I and others have found while riding!

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Old 10-09-19, 01:42 PM
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^^ I think he's in SF. When they drop an iphone, it's not worth their time picking it up. They pile up in monochromatic drifts against the Ferry Building
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Today I found a meth/crack addict on the ground. He was docile enough that I was able to ride around with no incident but he did glare at me a bit.
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You are very lucky. I found myself on the ground two weeks ago and now won’t be riding for a while thanks to a broken collarbone.

Originally Posted by jpc2001 View Post
I found myself on the ground ten days ago, in a heavy rain, after hitting a puddle-obscured pothole. I know every puddle hides a pothole and still managed to hit one. It's my own damn fault.

Landed on the right shoulder. Hit it pretty hard. For the first week it felt wrong, with lots of "snap crackle pop" sounds and sensations. I'm 39 and this is the worst I've hurt myself as an adult.

I got some nice pictures taken with my alter ego, Spooky Mr. Skellington. Nothing is broken and they say the AC joint is not torn. Lucky. I'm already back on the bike every day. It is finally starting to feel more normal again...

Stay upright, y'alls.

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Old 10-14-19, 07:24 AM
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Found a small adjustable crescent wrench this morning.

It's short. It's light weight. And it's perfect as I just put pedal extenders on my ride that prevent me from being able to remove the pedals with an Allen wrench. This is perfect since the pedals and the extenders need a different sized open end wrench. Now I can easily repair a pedal problem with a single wrench....without having to go to Home Depot and spending $8.
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Old 10-23-19, 06:14 PM
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Snakes! Copperheads, specifically. One alive on Monday, just hangin' on the MUP, and a deceased one on Tuesday in the bike lane.

No legit finds, despite keeping my eyes open on the one road where interesting things occasionally pop up.
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Old 10-23-19, 06:42 PM
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.. but he did glare at me a bit.
Maybe because he noticed you stopped to take his picture.
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Evidence of a sewer-monster! (Or an outburst of high school creativity)


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This morning I found fresh skid marks on the highway shoulder I was riding. Double skids make it likely to have been a semi.
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