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Things Found on the Side of the Road

Old 01-19-19, 11:47 PM
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revive or redundant?

03 to 19..

A Cabbage patch doll..

( now in 3rd Halloween ..)







....

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Old 01-20-19, 09:40 PM
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A cabbage path doll. Oh man, I can still remember the TV reports of people crawling all over each other at the stores trying to get one for Christmas.
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Old 01-21-19, 10:16 AM
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Lots of good stuff and $$ over the years, 1st thing that comes to mind is a Swiss Army knife. It lives in my tackle box now. Generally, will only stop for folding money or tools and haven't seen anything worth stopping for in years.
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Old 01-22-19, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ollo_ollo View Post
Lots of good stuff and $$ over the years, 1st thing that comes to mind is a Swiss Army knife. It lives in my tackle box now. Generally, will only stop for folding money or tools and haven't seen anything worth stopping for in years.
Stopping for tools is a no-brainer. I live very near a junkyard, and guys invariably leave a tool/tools on the roof of their car/loose in the truck bed as they drive away. Just in the last month I found a 3/8 drive Snap-On 9/16 deepwall socket and two older (from when they were better quality) Craftsman screwdrivers...
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Old 01-23-19, 11:05 AM
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Yeah...pretty old, resurrected thread.

I've found a lot of the stuff mentioned throughout the thread. But the one thing that I find way too much of (well, not find but 'see' too much of cause I don't keep it) is improperly disposed-of, discarded, bagged dog poop. EVERYWHERE! Every time I'm out. Not just on rides, but when I'm running too. In the streets, roads, sidewalks, parks, beach, and even in the woods along designated hiker/jogger trails. People...if you're too lazy to carry your dog's poop to properly dispose of it...just leave the exposed poop and don't bag it. I think it's less damaging to our environment.

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Old 05-25-19, 05:43 PM
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This was at the side of the road, rolled down the hill about 20 or 30 ft (not obvious from the picture). The trees caught it before it went down a lot further. Must have been there for awhile:

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Old 05-25-19, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by _ForceD_ View Post

Yeah...pretty old, resurrected thread.

I've found a lot of the stuff mentioned throughout the thread. But the one thing that I find way too much of (well, not find but 'see' too much of cause I don't keep it) is improperly disposed-of, discarded, bagged dog poop. EVERYWHERE! Every time I'm out. Not just on rides, but when I'm running too. In the streets, roads, sidewalks, parks, beach, and even in the woods along designated hiker/jogger trails. People...if you're too lazy to carry your dog's poop to properly dispose of it...just leave the exposed poop and don't bag it. I think it's less damaging to our environment.

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I always found it amusing that these people think they are doing something good by taking the world's most biodegradable substance and wrapping it in the world's least biodegradable substance, and then they leave it at the side of the trail for what? The forest custodians to pick up?
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Old 05-26-19, 09:18 AM
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I always found it amusing that these people think they are doing something good by taking the world's most biodegradable substance and wrapping it in the world's least biodegradable substance, and then they leave it at the side of the trail for what? The forest custodians to pick up?
I volunteer with a local land trust organization. It operates several nature 'greenway' trails...some of which I run on frequently (where I see lots of the bagged dog poop). We've talked about having receptacles along the trails for disposing of such things. But we reasoned that placing the receptacles out there will encourage even MORE littering. I like the idea of maybe a sign at trail entrances with wording like "Take only memories. Leave only footsteps."

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Old 05-26-19, 09:51 AM
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I found my favorite Kershaw pocket knife on the road while riding one day.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:35 PM
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A Samsung phone this morning. In the middle of a gravel road. Had been run over, only once or twice. Still working! Trying to locate the person who owns it at this time.
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Old 05-26-19, 06:48 PM
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I bootied a carabiner the other day. I probably wouldn’t whip on it.

Porn

Lots of soda bottles full of lemonade. Usually tastes pretty bad.

We have a wild squash/goard that grows around here in the ditches. I brought one home to show my wife last summer.
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Old 05-26-19, 08:31 PM
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This still baffles me. When I was a kid, I found a brand new Daisy Red Ryder bb gun, complete with wood stock, lying in the middle of the path that joined our dead end court to the next street. I played with it for years and never heard of anyone losing it.

Since then, lets see, I was around 9 or 10, so roughly 60 years has gone by and I have not found another thing worth picking up.
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Old 05-26-19, 08:48 PM
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Porno mags

Porno mags? Do you travel back in time and ride in the 1970s?
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I found an expensive cell phone and was able to get my wife to track the owner down so we could return it. Him and his wife were driving the gravel road looking for it when I got near his house.

Also found a really nice set of crimping pliers for working with pex tubing. I've found a working 3 ton floor jack also. I had to go get the van for that.
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Lots of soda bottles full of lemonade. Usually tastes pretty bad.
I hope you are kidding.
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Porno mags? Do you travel back in time and ride in the 1970s?
Just noticed the post I quoted was from 2003 so maybe porno mags were still around then.
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Old 05-26-19, 09:17 PM
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A cabbage path doll. Oh man, I can still remember the TV reports of people crawling all over each other at the stores trying to get one for Christmas.
Back in the 80’s my brother (RIP) found one in the trash behind a big department store. No idea how or why it wound up there but he gave it to mom who still has it to this day!

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One day while leaving my neighborhood a workman's pickup trucked made a (legal) turn in front of me and I noticed something flying out of the back. I raced over to where it had landed, picked it up and raced after the truck trying to get his attention. He must have not seen or heard me and just kept driving. It was a small Kobalt (Lowe's brand) set of screwdriver heads with a handle to accept those heads. Not a really big set but extremely functional for the tasks I do at home. I still use it to this day. It's small, versatile and easy to carry around.
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Stolen mail though I'm seeing more Amazon boxes that are ripped apart & tossed, sometime looks like stuff still inside. Guess it's not what the thieves were hoping for. I just contact LE & tell them where it's at.
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Just before I met the bear

Did it have bells in it and taste like pepper?
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On one recent ride into town I found a bungee cord in good shape ... then a little further on, another just like it, except the hooks were crushed.

More recently, I was walking the same route and found a 10mm combination wrench. I find more stuff when I'm walking.
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I have found all sorts of small stuff, tools etc. But my big find was a back pack on the trail in town that must have bounced off his carrier. It had a $1000 lap top and in it. I returned it and the guy said he would send me a reward, but he never did.

I also found wallet with over $2000 in it. Now that guy gave me a $50s reward.
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I may have mentioned it before. Maybe in another thread. But I found a working cell phone. Took some tome for me to figure out the owner. No on recognized the number from which I was dialing. I guess he had a lot of one way friendships. Anyway he seemed pissed that I found it. I guess I should have left it where he lost it so he could find it himself. But woulf probably would have happened it would have been stolen or crushed.

I am always finding ID and money. Never take a reward. I ask people to pay irt forward. One man did insist on buying me lunc but it was more of a shoot the breeze type of thinkg since he also rides.

Most of my tools I found on rides.

It is really disturbing when I find car parts. There is a wheel on the side of the road on one of my rides. A wheel???
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One of the more amusing things I've found (while running, not biking) was an orange box, practically in the sidewalk and very difficult to miss, with a child's handwriting on the top - "Geocache". I ran past it, but I'd say that it seemed to contain some crayons or other drawing supplies.
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