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Old 03-10-16, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by joeyduck
I'm not quite sure what you are fishing for but I don't think I'll join that expedition.

LOL, and here I thought you were going to answer the question with "Myself!".

PS - Glad to see you're recovering well. You've really been an inspiration.
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Old 03-10-16, 06:59 PM
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Found this on my commute home yesterday.

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Old 03-11-16, 03:53 AM
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An unopened case of Italian cookies.
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Found a nice 3/4in thick closed cell foam kneel pad yesterday. A rack & bungees on the commuter bike come in handy again.
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Old 03-12-16, 02:53 AM
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My best finding were 5mm Allen key and a pliers, but then I lost mine just few weeks ago, so I think I have good balance with my universe...
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Old 03-13-16, 11:56 AM
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I've found twenty bucks before, if I remember correctly I very happily spent it on some weed.
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Old 03-13-16, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by xipil
I've found twenty bucks before, if I remember correctly I very happily spent it on some weed.
If you remember it correctly, then it wasn't very good weed.
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Old 03-13-16, 09:30 PM
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If you remember it correctly, then it wasn't very good weed.
Hahahahahahahahahahaha, I only remember because I hardly ever find money.
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a bungee cord, a watch, and an abandoned litter of kittens in a box. found out i can ride with a box fairly well though.
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Last Friday I found a utility knife, the kind with a sliding blade. Not a very good one, but hadn't been run over (yet). I took it. I find a lot of knives, and take them all, lest they cut up someone's tire. Why do I find so many knives? I don't know. It's a bit worrisome.

Yesterday I found a pair of channel lock pliers. Rusty, but look serviceable. I dunked them in a bucket of rust remover and will take a look later.
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I have seemed to have found a lot of gloves this winter. I just left them there. I found it interesting that I would see one then some ways down the road I would see the other. Its like they fell off a work truck one by one.
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Old 03-14-16, 10:26 AM
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I found a padded mailer envelope yesterday.
It was still sealed, and had a legible USPS metered label on it, so I just dropped in the mailbox in front of the local PO on my way home.
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Today, climbing "The Hump" of the Morgul Bismark, I found the contents of a wallet in the gutter strewn along the entire length of the climb. The really interesting thing was the cash: (3) 300 Dirham notes, (United Arab Emirates). The wallet with drivers license was on the berm; Everything else was soaking in the snowmelt running down the gutter. Just spoke to the owner, and arranged to give it to him tomorrow.
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Found not one but two 13mm wrench within 20 ft of each other. Would have preferred a 15mm but oh well, took them both.
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a full bottle of Windex, several small sockets, a Park pedal wrench (?), unused CO2 cartridges...

on sat's ride, I found a backpack with $80 cash, a $50 Amazon gift card, a $50 Friday's gift card, and a $20 Google gift card. no ID of the owner, so....

score!
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You don't want to keep your ID in your backpack -- you might lose it!
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Add a survival knife to my list. Flint and everything. Woo!

And the last of the kittens finally got adopted. More woo!
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I found that my arse was sore.
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Big pair of slip-joint pliers with almost no rust or dirt. These were too long to fit in my handlebar bag, so I left them on the fence post.
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I am not biking these days, but I found a free stroller and it was the model we borrowed from friends but we are too cheap to buy on our own.

There was a Punjabi festival up the street this weekend and there was a lot of free and delicious food which I suspect the rats liked since I saw more dead rats on the road than ever today.

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Old 04-20-16, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by rhm
Last year sometime I found an 8mm wrench on the Sloan Ave overpass, where it goes over the train tracks. A nice chromed one, 8 mm open at one end, ratcheting box at the other.
Yesterday, going over the same bridge, I found another one. Different brand, but also an 8 mm open and ratcheting box end wrench. Next time I'm hoping for a 9mm or a 10mm.
Maybe try a larger bridge?
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz
Maybe try a larger bridge?
That's a good idea! I'll start looking for one... it's going to make my commute longer, but it'll be worth it.
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Okay. ^ that made me laugh.
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I found a 12mm socket today, if that helps...
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