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Old 08-13-19, 01:33 PM
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I found a hat in the road this morning. Decent brown baseball cap. Will go with most anything.

Looks brand new. Could have fallen off a car roof. Could have blown off someone's head. (It was really windy.) Could have come from anywhere. There was no one in sight to ask. Whoever's head it was on was long gone.

I claim maritime salvage rights for road debris worth less than $100

(And yes I'll wash it first)
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Old 08-13-19, 02:29 PM
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I've found at least half a dozen hats on the road. Usually baseball caps, but once a decent quality hiking/sun hat
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Old 08-13-19, 04:52 PM
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This morning's find was a pacific tree frog. On its back and not moving (and minus its lower back leg), so presumably dead. Incompetent cat? The Arcata Marsh is a popular place for idiots to dump their cats; poor things don't know how to hunt anything more than catnip mice.
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Old 08-13-19, 05:07 PM
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I think I'm going to find some rain on the ground for my ride home. Good thing I've got the hefty liner for the pannier.
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Old 08-14-19, 02:04 PM
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Today it was a woman standing at a railroad crossing screaming at every car/truck/bike that used the crossing:

I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!! I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!! I'M GONNA KILL YOU!!!

She had a bike with her loaded up with what I'm guessing was all of her possessions.
From a couple hundred feet away, I called the local PD, and loitered until they arrived.
Apparently, she really didn't want people driving over her railroad tracks.
I live in Atlanta. If I called the cops (and waited for them to arrive) on every raving lunatic I encountered on my rides I'd never get anywhere.
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Old 08-14-19, 08:15 PM
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What happened to this thing? It’s on a bike trail a mile from each trail head. It’s been methodically, completely destroyed.
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Old 08-15-19, 07:57 AM
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Temper tantrum?
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Old 08-15-19, 10:26 AM
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I showed it to my wife like it was a big mystery, she just said, "Kids are stupid."
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Old 08-16-19, 03:41 PM
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Used needles of late....
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Old 08-19-19, 12:23 PM
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Best trail find ever; found a dad out with his two little kids, all on bikes. The tiny one was on a strider and balancing really well; he'll need pedals soon. I love striders; so so much better than the training wheels of my day.
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Old 08-19-19, 12:30 PM
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Someone harvested the rear wheel assembly from the kiddie bike. The front tire is now off the rim. The frame, amazingly, is intact. It was too heavy to carry and detour out to a trash can while making it to work on time. Maybe after work...
@Korina I saw a new hot take on balance bikes here recently, the idea that kids can learn to pedal earlier but shouldn't be taught because they have poor judgment. Ha!
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Old 08-19-19, 12:36 PM
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This morning, I found a brassiere on the MUP. I didn't pick it up
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Old 08-19-19, 12:48 PM
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@darth_Lefty, good point, although I'd be more frightened of their lack of fine motor skills.
@Unca_Sam, wrong size?
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Old 08-19-19, 12:50 PM
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I've been seeing a single black brassiere pad (I assume that's what it is) on the side of the road for the past few weeks.
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Old 08-19-19, 12:57 PM
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I've been seeing a single black brassiere pad (I assume that's what it is) on the side of the road for the past few weeks.
IA couple of years ago every time I walked past this one fenced-in parking lot, I would see an oddly-shaped black rubbery looking thing; it was cylindrical with a bulbous end. It wasn't until I took a different turn that I saw the other half of the thing; cylindrical with a tapered end.

Yes, yes it was.

Not sure how it came to be broken, and I really don't want to know.

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Old 08-19-19, 05:27 PM
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Last week I found an electric mobility scooter on the bike path, about 50' away from a bus stop.
On the return trip 90 minutes later it was still there.
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Old 08-19-19, 06:55 PM
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Update, bra was gone (so sad ) but there was a pink 16" bike on the other side of the rails. I didn't grab that either.
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Old 08-20-19, 09:41 AM
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Well pink might be nice, but a bra is custom-designed for the job, I doubt a bike would be nearly as comfortable
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Old 08-20-19, 10:27 AM
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Well pink might be nice, but a bra is custom-designed for the job, I doubt a bike would be nearly as comfortable
Don't count on it.
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Old 08-20-19, 10:47 AM
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A small copperhead on the trail. Decided not to pick it up.
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Old 08-20-19, 11:28 AM
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This morning, on the trail, I was passed by not one, but two female cyclists. I seldom run into another commuter at 6:30, much less two in a row; having three female cyclists within sight of each other (well, me, as they passed me like I was standing still) is rarer still. I may have been grinning like a loon for the next three miles.

Also, a small garter snake; it was squashed in the middle, and seeing it was all twisted up, it didn't die quickly.
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Old 08-20-19, 03:30 PM
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A couple of weeks ago I saw 2 other bike commuters on my way home. I rarely see one, let alone 2 and was so amazed I didn't bother to tell them that we were all signalling our right hand turns wrong according to some here.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:32 AM
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I only have been riding a year or so, but I find a lot of stuff. A little wallet (woman's) with some ID and $240, a nice tactical switch blade, set of jumper cables, $3, a good hitch pin, a cement trowel, a pair of MTB elbow pads, a few other misc. tools. I was unable to contact the wallet owner directly so I mailed it to the address on the Id card and just hoped for the best. If I wanted to pick up gloves I'd have 100's, I see a ton of those. There is a segregated bike lane next to the freeway (which is also near a dump entrance). Odd (mostly light) stuff of no interest ends up there. It's kind of weird but not unusual to see kid’s graded homework, given greeting cards, bulk merchandising sale tags on that bike path in additon to the typical cooler lids, hats, barricade tape, traffic cones, rope and twine...

I guess I tend to ride head down quite a bit.
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Old 08-22-19, 07:29 AM
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i have seen many snakes 3-4 lately mostly black rat snakes but I did see one that was black and yellow. I did hang around to examine too closely.
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Old 08-27-19, 05:31 PM
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Seen several items, but a Camelback water bottle has been the only thing worth picking up.
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