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Found a bottle of vodka in a dumpster on a ride, you?

Old 07-01-22, 08:11 PM
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Found a bottle of vodka in a dumpster on a ride, you?

It has been a fruitful week. I always check out dumpsters, trash piles etc. when I ride by them because I am tall, and my bike is tall, so often I can roll right up beside even the tall style dumpsters and take a peek over the top. Last week I found a really nice chef's knife laying right on top of the trash in a dumpster,Sunday I found a vintage leather suitcase from Australia, a few days ago I got a 1.7 Liter bottle of Luksusowa vodka, half-full out of another dumpster being used to clean out some old person's estate, and today on the way home just laying on the curb I found a battery hold-down that will fit my 85' GMC cargo van and a chrome lug-nut.

What did you score?
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Old 07-01-22, 08:21 PM
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Yum! Dumpster vodka. You gonna drink it?
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Old 07-01-22, 08:24 PM
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Seriously? You routinely look in dumpsters?
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Old 07-01-22, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by beng1 View Post
It has been a fruitful week. I always check out dumpsters, trash piles etc. when I ride by them because I am tall, and my bike is tall, so often I can roll right up beside even the tall style dumpsters and take a peek over the top. Last week I found a really nice chef's knife laying right on top of the trash in a dumpster,Sunday I found a vintage leather suitcase from Australia, a few days ago I got a 1.7 Liter bottle of Luksusowa vodka, half-full out of another dumpster being used to clean out some old person's estate, and today on the way home just laying on the curb I found a battery hold-down that will fit my 85' GMC cargo van and a chrome lug-nut.

What did you score?
Scavenging a half full bottle of cheap vodka out of a dumpster seems ... appropriate.
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Old 07-01-22, 08:36 PM
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Riding around town with a big knife and half empty bottle of vodka sounds exciting,

I don’t think I’d touch the knife, I’d be worried it’s a murder weapon.
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Old 07-01-22, 08:51 PM
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Sorry, no dumpsters even close, to where I ride.
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Old 07-01-22, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by m.c. View Post
I don’t think I’d touch the knife, I’d be worried it’s a murder weapon.
Now that I think about it, I might have tossed the knife in a dumpster. My memory is a little fuzzy, because I was knee deep in a bottle of vodka afterwards.
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Old 07-01-22, 09:02 PM
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I get my vodka at the liquor store. The dumpster gets the empties.

Seriously, would anyone trust drinking out of an open bottle of anything found in a dumpster?
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Old 07-01-22, 09:23 PM
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Any fresh roadkill on the menu?
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Old 07-01-22, 09:29 PM
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I scored a job so I don't have to dumpster dive
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Old 07-01-22, 09:33 PM
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You know stopping at dumpsters along the way will hurt you upcoming time trial.

But on a positive note, the vodka will ease your angst about innovation.

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My only superhero skill involves seeing the dumpster, determining wind direction, and holding my breath - while riding 20mph and within half a second.
I managed to pickup many nice tools and money in the gutter, though, over many years of riding.
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Old 07-01-22, 09:37 PM
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You mentioned yourself ("I") eight times in three sentences. Is it always about you? (Probably, I mentioned "you" twice in two sentences).

On a size note, was that lug nut a 14mm x 1.25 Ball Seat? If so, pm me.
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Old 07-01-22, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
You know stopping at dumpsters along the way will hurt you upcoming time trial.

But on a positive note, the vodka will ease your angst about innovation.

John
Not to mention his Strava PRs
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Many years ago lived in a large condo complex. Before each month end, a retired guy with a pickup truck would dumpster dive the 20 or so. People that were moving would toss all sorts of perfectly good stuff they didn’t want to take with them. He would fill up his truck and then resell the stuff for some nice supplementary income. Since I was poor then, I scored a couple of nice table lamps. I’m wasn’t too proud to dive. Still have one of them in a guest room.
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You found a knife in a dumpster? OJ would like to have a word with you.
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The "What have you found on the road" thread is mildly interesting. But I have a hard time understanding the desire to look into dumpsters while riding and being excited over any of the things described in the opening post of this thread.
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If you found a big knife in a dumpster, go to the police and tell them you didn't do it.
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
Any fresh roadkill on the menu?
Actually..,In some states it is perfectly legal to eat certain types of roadkill. For example, in Montana you may take home for personal consumption a deer, antelope, moose or elk that you have hit and killed with your vehicle. You must take the entire body. No roadside dressing allowed. You also have to go on line and get what is basically a retroactive permit so the state can keep track of kills.

Sounds perfectly fine to me.
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I found a working accordion outside a dumpster once.

Wouldn't drink an unopened bottle of liquor out of a dumpster nonetheless a half full one.
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This has absolutely nothing to do with cycling. You just happen to do your dumpster diving on a bike.

I'd be ok with that if there was anything remotely interesting about this "hobby" of yours.

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I've lost a bottle of vodka while drinking in a dumpster.
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Old 07-02-22, 07:00 AM
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1985 GMC Cargo van. Does it have the waterbed and lava lamp option?

Scouring the dumpster and scoring the chrome lug nut must have taken a lot of time and work. Congrats!!
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Old 07-02-22, 07:32 AM
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Join date 2014.

First post 2022.

That speaks to me.
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