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Old 07-11-07, 11:34 AM
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It's weird, It's on the side of the road

What is the strangest thing you have seen on the road while cycling?

I say this frog/toad on the road. It was the size of a small football. I live in SoCal, I didn't think we had anything like that here. I had to stop to make sure it was alive. It was huge!
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A mole crossing the road.
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A bike saddle.

Someone rode home without it?!



Originally Posted by Dizzy
What is the strangest thing you have seen on the road while cycling?

I say this frog/toad on the road. It was the size of a small football. I live in SoCal, I didn't think we had anything like that here. I had to stop to make sure it was alive. It was huge!
Must be the same one who showed up on my 2nd-floor doorstep. He's stalking cyclists.

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I've seen a lot of banana slugs lately
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Originally Posted by Happytime
A bike saddle.

Someone rode home without it?!





Must be the same one who showed up on my 2nd-floor doorstep. He's stalking cyclists.

That's him! or her.

The bike saddle is not that strange, this is SoCal and there are all types. I don't care what ever makes people comfortable.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:49 AM
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Saw a used condom in the bike lane. Ewww. How sanitary.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:50 AM
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Dead skunk with it's white stripe almost aligned with the white stripes on the road.
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Old 07-11-07, 11:53 AM
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White towels.

On two separate occasions, Joel and I have seen perfectly clean white towels on the side of the road and in the middle of the road: Hemet Double Century and Cruisin' the Canejo.

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Old 07-11-07, 11:56 AM
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I've seen too many dead dogs. Not coyotes, not mutant-squirrels, not cats with dog haircuts...man's best friend.

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A boot stuffed with flowers (where a motorcyclist was killed)...seems an odd shrine.

7 cracked toilets, 2 refridgerators, a 4 cylinder engine block, a "migrant worker" fixing his messed-up bike chain with a stick...I asked, "Esta Bien?" and he said, "Si".
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underpants... just 1 pair of underpants size (from what it looked like) XXL.
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Originally Posted by Socalcycling
ovoleg
hey, lets keep it clean....
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I've seen a lot of shoes lately, and not just one random lost shoe, but a pair, first one, then the next half a mile down the road.

Ok, really weird stuff, true story. Like 3 weeks ago I was cruising down the coast and was just south of Solana Beach. I noticed a lot of those little plastic cups things full of hot sauce you get from the taco shop spilled out on the side of the road, had to be like 20 of the little things. As I continue on, I keep seeing more and more, like a freakin' trail of bread crumbs of something. Seriously, this continued on for like 3 miles, it must have a taken a few hundred of these little cups of hot suace. Strange, just really strange.
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There's a lizard that I've surprised twice at the same spot on my daily commute, but never been able to get a picture of.
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I saw a deer up on GMR. It was alive. It was on the lower half while i was making my descent. I came around one of the switchbacks and it lept over the side as i was passing.
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During a century ride in Utah last month, we looked up to see these fine animals running towards us. I braced for the stampede but then this guy on a tracker whistled and they all moved over.......who knew sheep were trained



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I'm waiting for Dante to tell us about his cow story ...
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I saw a bobcat looking thing on SGRT this past Sunday.
 
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I saw a group of five deer in the residential Burbank hills one evening. It is not uncommon to see one or two. I am always concerned about the descent as they tend to run across the street at the most inconvenient times.

Then there was that ride when N2Glock ran over a condom and tore up his tire. Same Burbank hills too.
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Dead deer belly up with legs in the air...
...with a dog feasting on said belly.

I'm still trying to shake that image after 7 freakin years!
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Originally Posted by spingineer
I'm waiting for Dante to tell us about his cow story ...
I saw a dead cow, or what was left of it.
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Okay, folks, this is the the "weird thing on the side of the road" thread - not, "roadkill - post what you've seen" thread. We have ALL seen dead animals and other animals eating them, sniffing them - hell, even humans picking them up for stew later - so, let's just stick to things like...Ovoleg...shall we?
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