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Old 08-01-11, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by sam21fire
I know this is a bit off topic, but what is the proper term for a group of unicyclists (besides "a rare sight")? A Circle of Cyclists? A Union of Uni's? A Circus of Cyclists?
I like "a gaggle"
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Old 08-01-11, 09:19 AM
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Maybe not strange things, but things that I know for a fact that OTHERS have found on my commute route in the past week:

1) A faceplate for a Timex HRM watch

2) An early 90's vintage rear blinkie, with approx 50% of the mounting bracket still attached to it.
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Old 08-01-11, 09:24 AM
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I found a can opener yesterday. I could not get back to it though. Looked like it would have worked fine.
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Originally Posted by rekmeyata
Strangest thing I ever found while riding was a dead body of a man.

Apparently he was running due to the jogging suit, suffered a heart attack and collapsed then fell down an embankment where cars could not see him from the road, but I could riding on the shoulder. He had been dead for several hours before I found him. I wasn't sure when I first saw him if he was dead so I approached off the bike and yelled at him but no response, so I touched him and he felt cold, not breathing, no pulse, and was staring blankly, so I followed my steps out so in case he was killed the scene would be undisturbed as much as possible and flagged a car down who called 911.
Did local law enforcement follow up with you, or that's pretty much all you know to the story?
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Originally Posted by Philwecksr
I guess I didn't really find it myself... But I did happen upon the Police pulling a body out of the river one morning. I rolled buy just as they were starting to pull him out. I read the news when I got to work and it looks like I passed by 10-15 minutes after the 911 call came in.... 0_o
Someone else posted about finding a body in a river (and posted a picture of it) several years ago. I think it was Joeybrooks in New Orleans.
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Old 08-02-11, 09:40 PM
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I found a roll of quarters on the ride home yesterday. Does anyone else pick up random change too? Or am I the only tightwad?
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Originally Posted by flippinsweet
I found a roll of quarters on the ride home yesterday. Does anyone else pick up random change too? Or am I the only tightwad?
Nope, I once found 86 cents at an intersection. Darn right I picked it up.
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I found a $5 bill last week! I dodged cars to pick it up.
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A completely nude woman, strolling down the street in the same direction that I was rolling, walking as if she was sure she had clothes on. It was early, so nearly no traffic out. Very odd.
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Old 08-03-11, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jfowler85
A completely nude woman, strolling down the street in the same direction that I was rolling, walking as if she was sure she had clothes on. It was early, so nearly no traffic out. Very odd.
Was she at least wearing shoes? There can be some pretty nasty sharp rocks and broken glass in the street/sidewalk.
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12 gauge shell at an intersection.

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Been using the same route for about 6 months now,
just noticed this last week on the lawn of a house I pass by:

GREENBIKE by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
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In the past two weeks, I've found the following...

1) A Crescent wrench.
2) A girls ID card (haven't been able to find her to give it back).
3) A HTC touchscreen phone - with a ran over battery. Gave me a new 4gb micro sd card though!
4) A left crank arm with a pedal still on it. (no sign of the right arm or other pedal lol).

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Old 08-10-11, 03:41 PM
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This morning - Side view mirror laying in the bike lane that had been ripped off a car.

I wish I knew the story behind how it got there (second hand of course).
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I found an iphone in the wet street yesterday, it had not been run over yet and a cute Kate Spade case had protected it well from the rain. I was rewarded $27 for delivering it to the owners husband. Everybody was happy and the sun came out for the first time in four days.
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Originally Posted by bluefoxicy


Strange rock detected, moving in for closer look...





Intricate patters, interesting design.

Attempted to collect; began moving on its own. Appears arcane; unsafe for collection. Leaving as found.
Good thing you didn't collect. Looks like an alligator snapper from the pictures, it may have collected one of your fingers for the trouble.
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Originally Posted by MNBikeguy
Chris...
Sorry to be miles off topic, but what kind of tree is that? It's amazing.

Amazingly Ugly Too!..........Yikes that's Weird!....Creepy!
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Old 09-24-11, 01:26 AM
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wow you guys find some great things i cant wait to get me a good commuting bike
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Saw a squirrel using a drinking fountain today...



The bugger was thirsty... I watched him drink for over two minutes.
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Hahaha, great shot. Those are some pretty water fountains, too!
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A pair of (ice) hockey goalie sticks in someone's garbage. Bungie'd 'em to the bike and proceeded carefully home; fortunately not too much further.
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Since i first started reading this thread i've been looking and today i finally saw something. A Monarch Butterfly, haven't seen one in many years and i thought it was odd sitting on the edge of the road at this time of year but i didn't want to bother it.
P.S. Turns out it may be less odd my coworkers tell me they are thick this year. Apparently i don't pay attention so good.

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Old 09-26-11, 11:25 AM
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2 separate zip lock baggies with pb&j sandwiches in them this morning, someone must have left them on their roof and they came off in the curve, lol
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After reading this, I am now sad that my morning commute is now in the dark (my return home tends to be the short route).
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