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Found a bottle of vodka in a dumpster on a ride, you?

Old 07-02-22, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
It has been a fruitful week. I always check out dumpsters, trash piles etc. when I ride by them because I am tall, and my bike is tall, so often I can roll right up beside even the tall style dumpsters and take a peek over the top. Last week I found a really nice chef's knife laying right on top of the trash in a dumpster,Sunday I found a vintage leather suitcase from Australia, a few days ago I got a 1.7 Liter bottle of Luksusowa vodka, half-full out of another dumpster being used to clean out some old person's estate, and today on the way home just laying on the curb I found a battery hold-down that will fit my 85' GMC cargo van and a chrome lug-nut.

What did you score?
So, have you checked the homicide listings looking for missing knife?

A friend picked up a bottle of rum on one ride. ME - NOT A CHANCE. Well, maybe to rinse off that knife!
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Old 07-02-22, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
It has been a fruitful week. I always check out dumpsters, trash piles etc. when I ride by them because I am tall, and my bike is tall, so often I can roll right up beside even the tall style dumpsters and take a peek over the top.
Interesting. I am also tall and therefore ride a tall bike, but that has nevhas led me to want to look in dumpsters. And that's a blanket lack of desire- when on the bike or off the bike.
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Old 07-02-22, 08:05 AM
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I wonder if my nice bread knife ended up in a dumpster. I can't find it, and think maybe it accidentally fell in the garbage without noticing somehow.
If you find a Wusthof breadknife, let me know. Replacement cost $120.

I've found a few basic hand tools, and a "slim jim" for opening car doors. Never tried it. Not sure if it would work on modern car doors.
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I wonder if my nice bread knife ended up in a dumpster. I can't find it, and think maybe it accidentally fell in the garbage without noticing somehow.
If you find a Wusthof breadknife, let me know. Replacement cost $120.
Ouch. Sorry for your loss. I got one of their chefís knives for Christmas a few years ago. I was reluctant to use it at first for fear of dropping it.

Your theory could be right. Years ago my receiver remote disappeared. Iím thinking it fell off the coffee table into the waist bin that I keep very close to it for cat hair after a brushing.
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Old 07-02-22, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I wonder if my nice bread knife ended up in a dumpster. I can't find it, and think maybe it accidentally fell in the garbage without noticing somehow.
If you find a Wusthof breadknife, let me know. Replacement cost $120.

I've found a few basic hand tools, and a "slim jim" for opening car doors. Never tried it. Not sure if it would work on modern car doors.
Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Ouch. Sorry for your loss. I got one of their chefís knives for Christmas a few years ago. I was reluctant to use it at first for fear of dropping it.

Your theory could be right. Years ago my receiver remote disappeared. Iím thinking it fell off the coffee table into the waist bin that I keep very close to it for cat hair after a brushing.

My wife has left pizza cutters in the pizza box and thrown the box away, this has happened a few times.

I went cheap on my knives, bought German made Henckels on eBay for around $25 each and sharpened them. Also bought a Monarch knife from amazon for $19 that has done very well.
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Put the ďvodkaĒ bottle in the freezer. You may discover that itís not vodka at all.

AndÖalthough I donít regularly check out dumpsters and trash heapsÖI did pull my ďrainy dayĒ bike from a curbside trash heap. Cleaned up and rebuild it and have ridden it for years.

Dan
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Old 07-02-22, 10:09 AM
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Huh.

Back when I was drinking, I would pretty much drink anything that had alcohol in it. But I can’t say I ever recall ever drinking dumpster vodka. (I can’t definitively say it never happened, because you know, all the drinking.)
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I’m with ForceD above. How does anyone know it’s really vodka?
I once mistakenly drank this experimental super plastic fluid. It gave me super-powers and I joined the legion of superheroes as the boisterous bouncing boy.
It could just as easily have poisoned and killed me, tho…
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Old 07-02-22, 02:34 PM
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Join date 2014.

First post 2022.

That speaks to me.

And trying really hard to be "edgy".
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Old 07-02-22, 02:36 PM
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Good find dude ignore the haters. Vodka is vodka
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Old 07-02-22, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
Good find dude ignore the haters. Vodka is vodka
Until itís methyl alcohol, dude.

You canít fix Larry.
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Old 07-02-22, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post

You canít fix Larry.
Larry is as Larry does?
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Old 07-02-22, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by tomato coupe View Post
Larry is as Larry does?
Thereís Something About Larry.
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Old 07-02-22, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
I wonder if my nice bread knife ended up in a dumpster. I can't find it, and think maybe it accidentally fell in the garbage without noticing somehow.If you find a Wusthof breadknife, let me know. Replacement cost $120.
I've found a few basic hand tools, and a "slim jim" for opening car doors. Never tried it. Not sure if it would work on modern car doors.
Last year I got a nice hatchet out of a dumpster. The slim-jims generally quit working on cars made after the 1980s. Often I will find large objects in a dumpster and have to sprint home to get the van to pick them up, so that is my interval training.
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Old 07-02-22, 06:49 PM
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Sounds like there are a lot of liquored up blade enthusiasts in your town. I would first ask why someone disposed of a knife or hatchet in a dumpster, presumably tossed in and in plain sight. Then I wouldn't touch it.
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Old 07-02-22, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
Seriously? You routinely look in dumpsters?
This.
I have a job so I do the opposite and try to avoid dumpsters, and dumpster fires
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Huh.

Back when I was drinking, I would pretty much drink anything that had alcohol in it. But I canít say I ever recall ever drinking dumpster vodka. (I canít definitively say it never happened, because you know, all the drinking.)
Anyone who drinks, can crack open any bottle of booze and tell it's legit by one good huff or taste. Methanol, wood alcohol or rubbing alcohol, does not taste good or the same. There was a bunch of unopened wine with the vodka, but it was in the sun and heat for I don't know how long and that is not friendly to wine, so I left it all. Plus I had about 15 miles including some steep trails and hiking before I got home and the huge vodka bottle was heavy and was not shaped for comfort in the messenger bag. I did once carry a full-sized stainless-steel car-muffler 25-miles in the same bag once though.

A few years ago I got two and a half bottles of Crown Royal out of an abandoned house downtown which had tax-stamps from 1960 on it. I tried it out and it was the best whiskey I ever had. A friend of mine did a shot and he said it was the best whiskey he ever had in his life. It was Crown Royal that was made at the real old original Canadian distilleries, not a corporate factory that pumps it out now like the garbage it is. I gave a bottle and a half to my friend and he drank it in a few days, I tucked the last bottle away for a special occasion.
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Not exactly the same thing, but I ride through residential neighborhoods and people often put things at the curb they are discarding (furniture, children's toys, yard ornaments, etc.). A few times I've driven by later and picked some things up for my own use. Never scored any knives or alcohol, though.
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
Anyone who drinks, can crack open any bottle of booze and tell it's legit by one good huff or taste. Methanol, wood alcohol or rubbing alcohol, does not taste good or the same. There was a bunch of unopened wine with the vodka, but it was in the sun and heat for I don't know how long and that is not friendly to wine, so I left it all. Plus I had about 15 miles including some steep trails and hiking before I got home and the huge vodka bottle was heavy and was not shaped for comfort in the messenger bag. I did once carry a full-sized stainless-steel car-muffler 25-miles in the same bag once though.

A few years ago I got two and a half bottles of Crown Royal out of an abandoned house downtown which had tax-stamps from 1960 on it. I tried it out and it was the best whiskey I ever had. A friend of mine did a shot and he said it was the best whiskey he ever had in his life. It was Crown Royal that was made at the real old original Canadian distilleries, not a corporate factory that pumps it out now like the garbage it is. I gave a bottle and a half to my friend and he drank it in a few days, I tucked the last bottle away for a special occasion.
did you take a shwig of the vodka?
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Old 07-03-22, 02:00 PM
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You can meet a girlfriend while dumpster diving if you don't wear a shirt.
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This place hardly tolerates bicycle counter culture. Home of mamils, racer boys, and get off my lawn folks.

Nonetheless...

I found a functional signal generator once. Worth a few hundred bucks, and useful at that time in my life.

My mom was a child of the depression, and thought nothing of retrieving discarded produce from behind the grocery. Embarrassing for me, but she knew what was safe to eat far better than did the grocery store manager. We lived.
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Old 07-03-22, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by downtube42 View Post
This place hardly tolerates bicycle counter culture. Home of mamils, racer boys, and get off my lawn folks.

Nonetheless...

I found a functional signal generator once. Worth a few hundred bucks, and useful at that time in my life.

My mom was a child of the depression, and thought nothing of retrieving discarded produce from behind the grocery. Embarrassing for me, but she knew what was safe to eat far better than did the grocery store manager. We lived.
*yawn* As pointed out above, the OP about vodka out of a dumpster really has nothing to do with cycling at all.

That aside, donít forget about those unlucky souls who bought poisoned Extra Strength Tylenol, off the shelf no less.
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Originally Posted by LarrySellerz View Post
did you take a shwig of the vodka?
Yes, I had a shot after my morning ride, and before breakfast. It was surprisingly smooth and had a nice taste. My one grandfather used to make booze out of potatoes, and the other often made applejack, so I felt I was participating in a bit of tradition.

[QUOTE=trailangel] You can meet a girlfriend while dumpster diving if you don't wear a shirt.[QUOTE]

This sort of gold-nugget of is what makes public forums worthwhile, thank-you I will give it a try.

Bonus round; While I was doing a shot this morning, I remembered I had also gotten this Eddie Bauer multi-tool out of the same dumpster as the vodka, it is mint. I put it in the junk-drawer in the kitchen. If it had allen-keys I might have left it in the messenger bag. I only got to look in one dumpster on this morning's ride, it was outside an office that was being remodeled, but there was nothing exciting or small enough for me to carry on the bike. Tomorrow is another day......


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Wow, half a bottle of cheap vodka and a $20 multitool ... now I'm really jealous.
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