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What have you found on the road/trail? $$

Old 03-27-07, 01:08 PM
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What have you found on the road/trail? $$

Today I found a Snap-On 7/16 wrench, nice condition. Probably worth about $20?

What have you found that has some $$ value?

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Old 03-27-07, 01:12 PM
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I once found a red LED tail light--I know that is not very interesting, however I lost the one that I had on my bike during the same ride so I guess the universe is in balance or something. My tires have also managed to find quite a bit of glass and a few nails...
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staples in my rear tire!
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I found a wallet that had a little more than $90. It also had the owners ID, so I called him up to let him know I found it. When he came to pick it up, he opened it up and said, "I had $2,000 in here. Where's the rest?" He sounded really upset, but I told him that I gave it to him exactly as I found it. He stared at me for a few moments, looking as if he were ready to attack me. Then he laughed - he was just joking. He took $40 out of the wallet and gave it to me before he left.
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Does porn count?

When I was 13 it was priceless.
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Oh yes, the bag of porn thrown out by the guilt ridden guy...... Yes that counts. I hope we all found one of those growing up..........
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Lots of road kill. Lots.
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a throwing star(kept it). a 9mm pistol mag with two rounds in it(gave it to the police). and no, i don't live in baghdad.
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I've found two wallets, but neither one had much in them: check cashing cards and ID's, but no $'s or credit cards. Turned them both in to the local police.

I've also found two cell phones while quite a distance from home. I left them at nearby convenience store where they recognized some of the phone numbers on the call logs and were able to locate the owner.

A few weeks ago I saw a fork (bicycle, not cutlery) on the shoulder. I'm still trying to figure out how somebody could lose that.
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I saw a dead river otter once a mile or so from a river. That was strange. I never found any money or anything of value.
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Originally Posted by inesshell
staples in my rear tire!


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On the trail, I found a horse.
No rider, just a horse.
He followed me around for about a mile than latched onto a hiker and his dog.
I found the rider about 15 minutes later and told him where he could find his ride.
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I found a *****. It lay there on the street for close to two weeks. Then one day it was gone.

I'm not sure which is the weirder story: how it got there, or who picked it up.
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A corpse. Was riding horses, though, so not sure if that counts. Dead surfer south of Half Moon Bay. Pretty nar, had been in the water for some time.
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A loaf of bread. Found at the end of 75 hilly miles with a buddy of mine. It was as good as gold and was gone within 10 minutes of starting the drive back home. On a group ride once, I found a small Bart Simpson doll, and stuck it my jersey pocket so he was looking out the back. Every once in a while someone asks me about him. "Yup, I still got him ! "



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Old 03-27-07, 02:58 PM
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One time I found a small pouch containing 103,000 lira. Being in Canada that was quite strange.

It had me wondering about exchange rates the whole way home... turned out to be worth ~$80 Cnd.
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A wallet with a little money and credit cards - had some trouble finding the owner and he gave me a bottle of wine.
Old steel frame and fork.
Horseshoes.
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I find soiled condoms...I've seen about 5 so far. And cheap bras. Coincidence?

I regularly ride past impromptu dumps. Once found 6 toilets just sitting there. (harhar)
Along one route, somebody put lampshades at the top of about 12 burned trees. Call it art, and it's priceless.
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found a doobie and a $20 bill
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Last summer, I found some 70's nudie women large sized playing cards. I think the whole deck was on the road, but I just grabbed some of the "good" ones; and then felt a little silly stuffing them in my jersey with cars driving by.

I took them to entertain my family a little and show them why cycling can be so fun.
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When I was 14 I found a dead body, I found another dead body when I was about 35. I'm 50 now and think I should be finding another one in the next couple of years. It's interesting (or not) how often you find underwear while bicycling. I once found the remains of a covered, conistoga type wagon.
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Rear light, discarded pornography in the mountains (??), tire levers, $20 bill, filthy used water bottles
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Around a corner on the trail when I saw a Cateye Endoro 8 computer that I currently use lying on the ground, now I have a spare if I need it
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Last summer I was just a little lost in the Sierras , a 3 hour ride was turning into a 6 hour ride. I was getting dehydrated, and while I was in the middle of nowhere at about 5,000 feet, I was wary of drinking unfiltered water from a stream. I am seeing more and more of these beautiful streams... and getting thirstier. Finally, I give in when I see a little waterfall about 200 feet tall, just amazing lush greenery and this tiny white water phenom. So, on my way to get to the waterfall, I cross a bridge and notice a perfect 16 inch crescent wrench (U.S. made=high quality) lying in the large river that the stream feeds. It must have only ben there a short while, it was rust-free. It must have fell off a PG&E truck, there was a power plant downstream. It fit in my camelback where a pump would ride along. I drank the tasteless icy water knowing that it was Jah's destiny that brought me to that place. The wrench and I lived happily everafter.
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