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junk you pick up along the side of the road.

Old 10-12-09, 10:07 PM
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junk you pick up along the side of the road.

I find all kinds of stuff. Today I found an 8" adjustable wrench.

What did you find?
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Old 10-12-09, 10:15 PM
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I found one of those inductive no-battery flashlights you shake that has a single LED in it. Toyota logo on it. That was 18 months ago and we still use it all the time.
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I picked this up on the cyber road.


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Why would you stop for junk?


edit: ok, I have picked up a few nails....

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Old 10-12-09, 10:35 PM
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Lots of stuff over the years--several tools, including a Leatherman back when those were new and, just a few weeks ago, a pair of Felco garden clippers in their sheath (about $50 at Home Depot).
One time coming over Ebbett's Pass in the Sierra Nevada, I spotted a big Crescent wrench on the shoulder, an 18-incher. It was heavy and I didn't really need it, but I thought, "When God gives you something..." I picked it up and rode to the summit with it across the handlebars. On the way down, the lock nut on my threaded headset worked loose (only time that's happened in 40 years of cycling). Ordinarily I don't carry a tool to fit that, but....
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Measure tape I found on the side of the road 25'. Pretty much it.
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Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
Lots of stuff over the years--several tools, including a Leatherman back when those were new and, just a few weeks ago, a pair of Felco garden clippers in their sheath (about $50 at Home Depot).
One time coming over Ebbett's Pass in the Sierra Nevada, I spotted a big Crescent wrench on the shoulder, an 18-incher. It was heavy and I didn't really need it, but I thought, "When God gives you something..." I picked it up and rode to the summit with it across the handlebars. On the way down, the lock nut on my threaded headset worked loose (only time that's happened in 40 years of cycling). Ordinarily I don't carry a tool to fit that, but....
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I just put that 8" wrench away in the toolbox, and remembered that I, too, picked up an 18" crescent wrench on a century ride this spring. Oh, the crap that I took for carrying it sticking out of my back pocket...
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I have a tendency for only finding dead squirrels in the road. I do not pick them up.
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Originally Posted by nazzo View Post
I have a tendency for only finding dead squirrels in the road. I do not pick them up.
But they are SO tasty, and compared to an 18" wrench not all that heavy.
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I haven't found anything cool, but if anyone found a black Spin Doctor tire lever in Quincy IL, it's probably mine.
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I found a bike pedal my last ride out, Ironically.
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mmmmm....on the trail once I found issue of playboy, I think it was Miss Aug and the road Mr Benjamin Franklin...
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i lost a £10 note once. reaching into the pocket to get some food. I want it back.
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Several things but once, just around the corner from the house, I found a full size canoe paddle. Rolled up into the driveway with it, walked inside and said, "Hey honey... look! Next time we're 'up a creek", we'll be prepared!!" Hadn't seen her laugh that hard in a while. :-)
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I wonder if somebody found my seat bag that fell off my bike last week. It's the crappy tiny Continental one ... Need a better one anyway.
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a 8mm wrench and can/bottles to recycle. i did see a hammer yesterday but didn't have my backpack with me.
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Found a half dead kitten about 4 weeks old, lying beside it's dead sibling.
My plan was to u-turn and get them off the road, as it was a stretch I normally ride.
Only to find one clinging to life...threw the dead one into the bush.
Gave the other some water and some chewed-up cookie.
Put her in my pocket and made my way home.

Her name is Lucky!
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I found an AC adapter cable along with a HDMI cable. I don't know how they ended up in the grass off the shoulder but they're mine now. (And yes, they do work)
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A couple of adjustable wrenches.
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Speaking of things lost on the road... I had a rear electronic blinker light that fell off because I attached it upside down on my seat post. I don't know how I made it home alive without it!
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Last week I found a like new tazer in the holster.
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lots of blinkies. like 5 of them. A nice rain jacket. a Topeak multi-tool. Best find was a pannier with a laptop in it, but I tracked the owner down on that one and returned it. I bike commute on a heavily trafficked MUP, and I find lots of things.
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I saw a nice woman's wallet on the side of the road climbing this hill home one morning. It was completely empty. A few yards up was a matching purse. I picked them up thinking my daughter could play with them. Come to find out when I got home, they were real, real expensive, designer items. Don't ask me who made them but my wife and daughters were pretty excited about the find.

Both items were completely empty. Nothing in them. No ID, no odds or ends.


Oh. And one day I found a ratchet wrench. I picked it up because mine recently busted. This one was in perfect working order, so it was a nice find as well.
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Originally Posted by unbelievably View Post
Found a half dead kitten about 4 weeks old, lying beside it's dead sibling.
My plan was to u-turn and get them off the road, as it was a stretch I normally ride.
Only to find one clinging to life...threw the dead one into the bush.
Gave the other some water and some chewed-up cookie.
Put her in my pocket and made my way home.

Her name is Lucky!
Good one. Better result than the story I have.

My father brought home a kangaroo joey once. He witnessed a callous driver run over its mother and keep driving, so he pulled the carcass off the road, found the joey in the roos pouch, put it down the front of his jersey and rode the 4 or 5 kilometres home. The poor little thing was in shock and died not long after he got home.
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