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Old 05-16-24, 09:45 AM
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Found an old sewing machine. Thought about taking it home and harvesting it for all the pieces that I probably would never use (but you never know) but changed my mind after i felt how heavy it was ~ 25 pounds
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Old 05-16-24, 10:42 AM
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This morning I found some guy's driver's license laying in the middle of the turning lane on a 4-lane road. Saw it as I crossed the intersection, then got off the bike and ran out to retrieve it.

He's not on social media, so I guess I'm going to mail it to the address on the license.

Couldn't help but notice his height and weight. Dude, you really need to make some lifestyle changes.
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was he the same size and shape as Larry the Cucumber?
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Old 05-16-24, 12:38 PM
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was he the same size and shape as Larry the Cucumber?
Larry may be short, but he's svelte.
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Old 05-16-24, 07:50 PM
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The other day I glimpsed a package laying on the ground with what looked like a fishing reel, so I turned around and went back and sure enough it was a Zebco 33 Max closed face reel in the original unopened packaging, which saved it from the fall off a car, there was no scratches or dents. Cheap $30 reel, I'll probably buy a cheap rod and give it to one of my grandkids.
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Old 05-18-24, 04:55 PM
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Not a commute, exactly, but I found all of this on today's long, fun ride... Louisiana never fails to make me go hmmm.

Just my on this long, lonely road

A family of wild, black pigs (in the wood line)

5 Bucks! I thought it was a trap!

An axe
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Old 05-18-24, 07:57 PM
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Wow, did someone try to steal $5 from someone only to be threatened by a Hachette?
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Old 05-19-24, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Wow, did someone try to steal $5 from someone only to be threatened by a Hachette?
I think those wild pigs were up to something nefarious 😁

Actually, the money was found on my ride out, and the axe in the ride back.

When I got home, I looked up the axe and apparently it had some real good reviews. However, the handle was split and the blade was very dull. I didn’t want to lug it allll the way home. Besides, I have a hatchet and an axe of my own, already.
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Old 05-20-24, 01:53 PM
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I've seen various kinds of road kill, but when I saw a FISH in the crosswalk going over the highway, I was surprised and confused. (It was dead.) It's right near the waterfront, so I figure a seagull dropped it during a mid-flight fight.
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6 string find/

cycling in the hood day after city wide garage sales & found this at the curb on trash day.slammer Hamer in need of hardware other wise looks very straight.so far worth the 5 mile ride home 1 handed in 90* temps.


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During a gravel ride detour* which meant hiking the bikes I spotted something white in the green foliage on the floor - curiousity took over and I put the bike down and brushed the leaves out of the way to discover a pair of airpods! I tried to give them to people walking through the area but no one would take them so I took them home and tried to get them reuinited but without any missing posts on facebook or a user name asigned to them they were to be forever lost to their original owner. I cleaned them up but couldn't bring myself to use them as it felt wrong, I eventually passed them on to a colleague who in passing mentioned how much they wanted a pair!
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Originally Posted by noglider
I've seen various kinds of road kill, but when I saw a FISH in the crosswalk going over the highway, I was surprised and confused. (It was dead.) It's right near the waterfront, so I figure a seagull dropped it during a mid-flight fight.
Heh. Reminds me of the time I spotted a large fish head on the side of the road on my way home. I rode past it for weeks as it decayed. Kinda gross, kinda interesting.
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Originally Posted by Korina
Heh. Reminds me of the time I spotted a large fish head on the side of the road on my way home. I rode past it for weeks as it decayed. Kinda gross, kinda interesting.
It's cool that it happened to you, because it's so, you know, weird.
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Originally Posted by noglider
It's cool that it happened to you, because it's so, you know, weird.
100% weird and random.
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Homeless people sleeping.
If only I was good at bunny hops...
One time I ran over a squirrel who darted out in front of me at the worst possible moment. 25mph, no time to react. Somehow it survived the hit and ran away...
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Sorry. I was in a bit of a hurry.🥴
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Originally Posted by Korina

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I'm impressed you knew it was a shrew. I'd have called it a mouse!
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I'm impressed you knew it was a shrew. I'd have called it a mouse!
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie
Riiiiight you just found that...I totally believe you and am not winking a bunch while typing this at all.

Did see a really neat chair someone was tossing recently but had no way of getting it home via bike and no real place to put it but it was a vintage chair of some sort that looked quite neat. Should have snapped a picture but I am atrocious at that. I live too much in the moment to think about photos sometimes.
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Saw the biggest painted turtle I have ever seen today. By the time I got stopped and turned around he was in the weeds and I couldn't get a picture
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Only in New York City!

Not an item but an amazing sight.

Big cities have people who behave well beyond the normal ways. I was riding to work on Wednesday, and I saw someone off the side of the path low to the ground making a vigorous repetitive motion. As I got close, I saw he was making a digging motion. He was sitting in a big, human size cat litter box. I didn't even slow down to look at him, such as to see if he really was doing what I thought.

The mind boggles.
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Originally Posted by noglider
The mind boggles.
If one stopped to consider the mind wouldn't boggle. This is standard in every major city in the States.
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