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Old 05-18-03, 07:54 PM
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Have you found anything interesting on the road?

I was wondering, what things did you people run into while riding?
One time, my two friends and me, were walking 20 miles road going to Three Sisters Mountains, In oregon. We found almost a dozen of knifes! I often see coin laying on the road.

Anybody found anything interesting?
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Old 05-18-03, 07:59 PM
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A wedding band. I wondered if the the former owner found out about a cheating spouse & decided to toss it.
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I talked to a guy, who drove 18 wheelers in the past. He found a dimond ring, stuck in one of his tires, while checking them on the truck stop.
It's just very interesting, when you are riding, you see LOTS of road area very close, so supposely those who ride LONG distances, must have good chances to find something unusual.
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I have found 5 cell phones, lots of tools, money, I see lots of car parts.
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I have found myself on the road a couple of times.
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I have several tools found while riding including a $30 hammer, a huge Cresent wrench, a torque wrench, the biggest screw driveer I have ever seen, and a fiberglass handled contractors shovel. I had to go back in the truck for that one. It was hard to ride and carry it.

I also see a lot of clothes. My favorite are the undergarments on the side of the road. It makes you wonder what people are up to as they ride down the road.
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Believe it or not- marijuana. When I told my siblings, two of them actually started bidding on the stuff... it's still here, hidden away. A few small dime bags, that's all.

Yikes!
 
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Well, today I didn't find anything interesting, or useful. Although I have seen about a dozen of dead birds, probably killed by bikes (ran over) and huge rat. Now the rat was the size of a small cat so that might have been a job of a downhiller or maybe a park vehicle! Sad thing to watch
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Old 05-18-03, 09:32 PM
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$20 once. Mind you, a friend of mine went surfing last week and found $50 in the surf. It's amazing what this plastic money does.
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Originally posted by Koffee Brown
Believe it or not- marijuana. When I told my siblings, two of them actually started bidding on the stuff... it's still here, hidden away. A few small dime bags, that's all.

Yikes!
In college a buddy of mine decided to go to my Alma Mater based on the fact that he found a quarter sack of weed on the sidewalk. We wondered if it were not a very slick recruitment tool. It made me reconsider the drug test I was administered:

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Originally posted by Chris L
$20 once. Mind you, a friend of mine went surfing last week and found $50 in the surf. It's amazing what this plastic money does.
Wait a sec. Did you say PLASTIC money? You have plastic money in Australia?
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Plastic money with lots of pretty colors in Australia.

Funny enough, the money always looks like new. I sometimes would take my money and give it an extra spitshine before I'd buy something. You can make an old bill look brand new with just a little of Mother Nature's natural lotion.
 
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Mostly tools...and an amazing number of bungee cords.
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Originally posted by Koffee Brown
Plastic money with lots of pretty colors in Australia.

Funny enough, the money always looks like new. I sometimes would take my money and give it an extra spitshine before I'd buy something. You can make an old bill look brand new with just a little of Mother Nature's natural lotion.
I say it's a good way to conserve the forests by using plastic money instead of paper. I promise it's my last off topic comment!
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Originally posted by Chuvak
I say it's a good way to conserve the forests by using plastic money instead of paper. I promise it's my last off topic comment!
That would be true if money were made of paper...what we call paper money is actually 25% linen 75% cotton mix.

Me, I only find shoes and almost find dead bodies...and the shoes don't even come in pairs.
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I have noticed on a couple ocassions- condoms. Can't figure that out? ON the shoulders or curbs of highways. Why? What is really puzzling; They were taken out of their wrapper, yet unrolled??? Why would anyone do that.?
Recall couple times on the curbs of highways and maybe once atop a designated bike path.
TO notice such below, guess I must not be moving fast enough.
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A huge crescent spanner.

Occasional loose change.

A few small tools.

Several credit cards.

A couple of wallets.
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Originally posted by Chuvak
Wait a sec. Did you say PLASTIC money? You have plastic money in Australia?
Indeed we do. All our notes are made out of plastic. Much harder to tear than paper. Of course, I've still got a couple of the old paper notes (mainly as a keepsake), including the old $1 and $2 notes that were replaced by coins back in the '80s.
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The great thing about our money is that a $5 note is a handy spare to carry with you. If you get a hole in your tyre you can whack it inside your tyre as a sleeve to get you home.
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Originally posted by MediaCreations
The great thing about our money is that a $5 note is a handy spare to carry with you. If you get a hole in your tyre you can whack it inside your tyre as a sleeve to get you home.
I've never thought of that. I remember riding to work one day, having a sidewall blow up, and using a folded up (several times) piece of paper to hold it in place. Now that you mention it, a $5 note would have been a faster and more effective solution. And unlike the paper, it could also be used to provide refreshments to ward off the evil bonk-monster in an emergency.
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I can't believe no one mentioned pornographic magazines. Seems like once every ride, often while stopped at a light, I will look down to see the most vivid photographs.

My theory is that married men, hurrying home to their wives throw them out the window so they won't get caught with them.

On a different note, yesterday while driving to the trail I found a cyclist! I noticed a biker walking a bike and when I stopped to see what he needed I found out he didn't speak a word of english. Sign language and pointing led me to offer him a ride down the road. A wordless five miles led us to the interesection where we went our separate ways.
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Condoms, the leg of a Pronghorn (when I use to live in Wyoming), and an ammo can with ammunition in it (turned it into the armory that was right down the road).
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While riding :: tons of tools and bungee cords, a bag of weed valued at $40 (I turned it over to the police), a check book full of checks (I tried to contact the owner but ended up turning it in to the bank)

Whilre running :: a spent bullet (the projectile, not the casing), $10 (largest cash find), a vibrator! :O
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Last time I checked petroleum was needed to make plastic. How does that meet with your(Chuvak) ecological views?
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Originally posted by Eureka
I can't believe no one mentioned pornographic magazines. Seems like once every ride, often while stopped at a light, I will look down to see the most vivid photographs.

My theory is that married men, hurrying home to their wives throw them out the window so they won't get caught with them.
I see them a lot on country roads. I've seen a lot on the highway across Australia.

I agree with your theory. As the ones I see are almost always beside roads in the middle of nowhere, I think it might be truckies who buy them, 'read' them and then chuck them out the window.

On an even less pleasant level, I also see old coke or other soft drink bottles full of yellowish green fluid. I guess those truckies haven't got time to stop.
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