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Things You've Found On The Side Of The Road.

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Things You've Found On The Side Of The Road.

Found this the other day. Not a scratch on it. Put it in my nap sack and rode away. May be a murder weapon?

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I find, and keep, lots of tools. On a recent trip to Wisconsin, I found a perfrectly good vice grips and a nice Craftsman punch. A few weeks ago, in NY, I found a great big punch.

Stuff falls off trucks. I'm happy to give it a new home.
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Around here? Lots of dead animals that I hope not to join.
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Found this the other day. Not a scratch on it. Put it in my nap sack and rode away. May be a mudrder weapon?
Colonel Mustard in the study with the wrench.
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In the past 2 months, I've found one of these:



and one of these (in pristine shape):

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Found two nice Leatherman tools on different occasions.
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i see potential squirrels i can run over

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Just a few things.

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Didn't take it with me, but I found it.
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Hmmmm.... I've found lots of stuff while cycling. In Phoenix, I found a Snap On 1/4 drive wratchet, two Matco screwdrivers, a pair of craftsman pliers and a bicycle multi-tool. Here in CA I've only found an allen wrench set and a cycling innovations Co2 dispenser/adapter.
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Knives and some tools (today I encountered a staple puller).

Best find ever was $500 in cash just blowing around. I was more than 10 miles from any town and the nearest house was 1/4 mile away.
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I find lots of stuff but unlike some folk I don't have the need to bring it all home. Whats up with that?
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I find lots of stuff but unlike some folk I don't have the need to bring it all home. Whats up with that?
It's called "finder's keepers; loser's weepers."

You don't use tools?
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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ
Found this the other day. Not a scratch on it. Put it in my nap sack and rode away. May be a mudrder weapon?
probably thrown from a pickup at an earlier cyclist.
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Originally Posted by Daytrip
Stuff falls off trucks. I'm happy to give it a new home.
Only problem is, that also includes construction staples, nails, screws, etc. And I only find THEM when they shred my tires.

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Roadkill is the only thing which comes to mind. I just got fenders, so im not too worried, though.
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No photo to prove it, but once on a group ride, the guys ahead were pointing out an obstacle. It turned out to be a pair of red thong panties.
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I found these in front of a Jehovah's Witness church.


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Cell phone was the best item I found. Pretty fancy smart phone. I went straight for Mom in the phone contacts. She was NOT happy that Junior had lost another phone! Pleased that I found it though.
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Last weekend I found 3 nearly new $20 bills laying in the ditch with about 10 yards between each of them. It was a good ride. I have seen tools and not bothered to pick most of them up...a few sex toys I didn't touch either.
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The usual tools, a "slim jim" for opening locked car doors, but it didn't work when I tried it on a friend's car with the keys locked inside. A wallet with $25 and absolutely no id.

And a decent tennis racket from a yard with a "free stuff" sign. Too big to ride with, so I stashed it in the woods, to pick up later .... gotta get back there one of these days.
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Found a cell phone last year, marked ATT on the case and I dropped it off at the ATT store a mile down the street.
Found a hat, a pair of shoes and two pairs of pants, left them there.
Monday I found 16 rounds of 9mm ammo, they were reloads and thus unusable for me.
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Did a repeat of my partial "Tour of Volusia" ride yesterday, total of 80 miles...

If I had a dollar for every banana peel I rode past...

I'd have a handful of dollars.

Didn't find anything exciting though.
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