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junk you pick up along the side of the road.

Old 10-13-09, 08:08 PM
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Barbie heads. Just the heads. 5 heads that I imagine were ripped off some little girl's Barbie dolls and thrown out the car window by a mean older brother.

Nothing good obviously, but it was amusing. When they were still there the following day I threw them in a nearby trash can at a park.
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Again, I repeat, this thread says things you picked up along the road. Not saw. Did you take said barbie heads?
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Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?
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But they are SO tasty, and compared to an 18" wrench not all that heavy.
very true, but when I'm dying on a ride, I want something with a little more protein. I'll look for a raccoon first and then settle on a nice road baked squirrel... mmmmm....
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Old 10-13-09, 08:23 PM
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a couple of years ago I kept finding women's underwear on one of my loops through the country. I tried taking a pair home to Patti...she didn't see the humor, though.
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Originally Posted by loopybunny View Post
Nothing good obviously, but it was amusing. When they were still there the following day I threw them in a nearby trash can at a park.
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Again, I repeat, this thread says things you picked up along the road. Not saw. Did you take said barbie heads?
Yes, I did pick them up. I didn't take them and keep them, but it was junk that I picked up on the side of the road as the thread title suggests.
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Originally Posted by loopybunny View Post
Yes, I did pick them up. I didn't take them and keep them, but it was junk that I picked up on the side of the road as the thread title suggests.
Well, it seems that I just got served.
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Set of car keys with grocery store keychain attached (dropped off at said grocery store), Craftsman 10mm combo wrench, sh*tty 9/16" combo wrench - that's all I've bothered to stop for
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Windows. Picked them up so that I could do some funky art projects with them. They're still in the basement waiting to have something done with them.
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Found a pouch in the short bush as I was changing my tire. Looked inside and it was a modest amount of contraband and a wad of cash. Apparently, it was tossed in a police chase.
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Back in college, I found about $10 in $1 bills scattered along a half mile of roadside out in the country. Providential, as I was broke at the time. May not sound like a lot, but mac 'n' cheese was 4/$1. That was 40 meals!

In high school, I found a bag with some hard- and soft-core porno mags in the ditch beside a country road. I remembered the spot and twice more in the next few months, found bags of porno mags in almost the same spot. Made me very happy at age 15!
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Somebody picked up my Garmin 705, because I lost one (twice) and didnt find it the second time.

Nice "junk" find whoever picked it up.

Congrats!

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Saw a multi tool on the ground last Saturday. Still see it on the ground every time I drive by that area... too lazy to pick it up
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Saw a multi tool on the ground last Saturday. Still see it on the ground every time I drive by that area... too lazy to pick it up
Great idea! Just keep a multitool or two in an odd place somewhere along your route, then you don't have to carry one.
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Old 10-14-09, 02:03 AM
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Hi All
saw quite a large gold chain on monday was still there tues,weds, so on thursday I picked it up friday it was on the front page of the local paper as part of a murder inquiry. To cut a long story short I was grilled by the cops for 2 days and had DNA samples taken (yes they did ask why do you ride).It all worked out OK as I,m not typing this from jail.
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Jon, I think your story takes it so far.

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Gave the other some water and some chewed-up cookie.
Put her in my pocket and made my way home.

Her name is Lucky!
Where are the pictures?
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Gotta say the story of the nearly dead kitty makes me smile
Your a good bloke
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What I've learned while reading this thread:

Adjustable wrenches are apparently disposable.

I need to start looking at the side of the road, I can't honestly think back to even one thing I've noticed laying there yet.
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A $20 dollar bill
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I found a cell phone once. Had naked pictures of the dude's wife in it.

I tried to get it back to the owner but they were drunk when I called and asked me to go something like 10 miles out of my way to give it back to them.

It's not far, just the principle. You want me to deliver this phone back to you? GFY
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I've found a lot of good stuff over the years. I've found money several times. Once I found about $10 in quarters. I've found tools. I did not pick them up, but I found about 6 co2 scattered over 0.1 miles. (Someone left their bag open, or he had 6 flats, or 6 guys had flats). I also found my own lost set of tire levers. I've found working and non-working flashlights. I once found about 30 identical calculators. I turned those into the police. I've seen broken cell phones many times. I also found a working iPod.
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I found a woman's hand bag with nothing in it but a wireless microphone.


Weirdest combination of items thus far.
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^ Very weird.
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did the microphone vibrate when you turned it on?

i found a Micheal Bolton cd but i never picked it up.
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Found a pretty nice Shimano wheel skewer. How do you lose a skewer and not know it?
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I found a couple smushed cell phones, some safety glasses and sun glasses that I forgot to mention earlier. I had a look at the phones but left them where I found them.
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