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Old 12-18-05, 06:11 PM
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I once found a leg of a Pronghorn and a can of ammo.
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Old 12-19-05, 03:48 PM
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money and porn
Me too. But not at the same time. I kept the money, didnt touch the porn. Also a swiss army knife which i still have.
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Old 12-19-05, 08:57 PM
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I found an aquarium heater (new). Found the box a few yards away.
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Old 12-20-05, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by phillybill
my wife
I just need to know....
Did you find your lost wife, or did you find someone elses that you failed return?
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Old 12-21-05, 11:35 AM
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About two dozen different tools, bag of reefer (1970's, PCH near Zuma Beach in southern Cal) and in 1990 when driving a follow car for a ride, my wife and I found the best--a then @10 year old toy poodle with no tags or ID. She stayed with us for twelve more years!
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Old 12-21-05, 05:13 PM
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Wow! This weekend I putting away my metal detector and gonna spend more time on my bike riding on the streets and parking lots. This can become a whole new hobby for me! I bet those girls wont laugh at me as much too!
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Old 12-21-05, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by classic1
I found three naked women swimming in a river on a quiet backroad.

Yes, really!!!!
I would do the same thing if I were in Alice Springs Austrailia today.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/trave...m=search_10day
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Old 12-22-05, 03:17 PM
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Some change, a magazine entitled Sewing Today's Leather (today being the 1970's), a milk crate big enough to carry two grocery bags, a medium size road frame (didn't want to carry it for the rest of my trip but I should have taken it, it had a couple components left on it too), and some bungee cords.
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Old 12-22-05, 03:41 PM
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set of binoculars. I keep them in my sixth floor office window to check out the chicks on the street.
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Old 03-16-07, 11:26 PM
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A wakeboard vest that I sold on Craigs List for 70 bucks!!!
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Old 03-17-07, 08:27 PM
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A stocking cap with a glow-in-the-dark skull on front. Cool. It's something I would have never bought for myself. A coin purse with coins in it and no I.D.
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Old 03-17-07, 08:40 PM
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A $20.00 bill. Two leather coats. 3 cell phones.
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Old 03-17-07, 09:16 PM
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Found a complete Schwinn Varsity many years ago, I took it home and made some minor repairs to it, and it then became my backup commuter.
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Old 03-17-07, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Dang
Would you be so kind to take a picture of it next to a dollar bill and then post it on the forum?

Sounds like a Giant Asian Hornet. Those things are huge, like 2 inches long. Recent article said they are now spreading in France.
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Old 03-17-07, 10:24 PM
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I recently found a 1985 Trek 300 Series (low-end sport bike; retailed for $269 in 1985) with leaves up to it's hubs sitting behind a trailer. I wrote the person a letter that I'd love to have it if they didn't have any plans for it. I got a call 2 days later to come pick it up. It's mechanically perfect (though I did true the wheels and replaced the chain, both tires, a tube, handlebar tape, 2 brake pads, and the seat binder bolt).
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Old 03-17-07, 10:52 PM
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several years ago, i happened across an old 'faux'-stingray that was parked in front of a music shop with a "free" sign on it. i lived around the corner from there, so it was a cinch to walk back and get it.

three days ago, i almost ran over a pair of longnose visegrips; they came home w/ me, for sure. work great!
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Old 03-18-07, 10:48 AM
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Lots of tools
A variety of loose change and small bills
The entire contents of a purse and then the purse (all returned to owner)
A nice shirt
200+ dollars in an envelope (never found owner)
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Old 03-18-07, 04:49 PM
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Went out one Christmas day morning for a short ride. Found scads of gold and silver chain lengths strewn along the street. Had no way to identify any owner, and I would suspect it had been stolen and then ditched to get rid of the evidence. Around ? $400 worth of gold at the time (about 2002?). The best thing, though, was a huge ring, at least 22 karat gold, looked to be Indian, as it had a large (but terribly flawed) emerald in it. I've also found a couple of wedding bands out there. I've never been able to re-connect any of the jewelry with the owners. Odd, as I would have thought that the owner of the emerald ring at least would want his property back...although I suspect the owners of the wedding rings threw them away .

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$20 bill

lilikoi ("passion fruit" -- these grow wild and you don't see them in the stores much. in season the fruits fall off the vine every day and if you get there early enough you can pick up a few, sometimes more, every morning)
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Old 03-18-07, 05:34 PM
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A Swiss Army Knife. A taillight for a Harley.
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18" craftsman breaker bar - looked new
a rose bush that fell off the back of a landscapers truck.
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Old 03-19-07, 12:39 PM
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Ol' Redeye, the tube killing moose.

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Ol' Redeye, the tube killing moose.
Very nice palmation on those antlers there, but not enough spread.

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all kinds of tools sockets, seems the 1/2" open end/box wrench is the most popular.
Real Estate Organizer with credit cards and $100.00 cash returned to owner with full contents
Bike bag with road tubes and C02 cart. and tire tools
$20.00 in the gutter along a curb
heavy duty channel-locks
multiple screw drivers
tin-snips
2.5-0r 3" socket used on tractors
pocket knife
Wallet with $200.00 + cash returned to owner with full contents
last but not least 2 dead victims of a high speed motorcycle accident in a drainage ditch
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Old 03-19-07, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by classic1
I found three naked women swimming in a river on a quiet backroad.

Yes, really!!!!
Yeah, but did you take them home?

I have found innummerable towels. Hand towels, shop towels, dish towels, bath towels, bath sheets. The ratty ones we use on our bikes. The good ones I wash up and put in the linen closet. With 3 kids between 14 and 20, we go through about 300 towels a week. Or at least so it seems when it is wash day.

Blunt-nose, heavy-duty, wire cutter/plier combo, good shape.

Full, sealed bottles of water in the gutter. Sometimes cans of soda.

I keep lookin' for money, but I have not found any. Husband finds scads of change regularly, though frugal person that he is he cannot be bothered to stop his commute to pick the change up.

The full-finger Fox bike gloves I use in winter were found by my husband.

Women's panties. (those stay where they are!) T-shirts, baseball hats, and once a tie-back style, bandana-oid skull cap, printed in flames that my husband now uses under his helmet.

I found a dead chick (chicken-chick) in the gutter one day on the way home from work. In a residential area where people just don't keep chickens--Hawk must've dropped it.

And I found the case to a porn video once, but the tape was gone.

And the last thing I find really regularly are gloves, and often I will find one and then shortly find it's mate on down the road.
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