Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 385
  1. #1
    my church is the woods
    Reputation: moonraker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,046

    Found any roadside treasure on yer commute?

    I have, on occasion, found items of value laying along the road.
    over the past 2 seasons, I've picked up
    3 DVD movies, various tools, baseball caps
    ....but the best was a few weeks ago when I found a nice pair or Oakley M-frames laying right on the white line, in near new condition

    What prizes have you found?

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Central Scrutinizer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    161
    Cheap folding knife, a billiard ball (?), a Snap-On 1/4" ratchet, assorted pliers and wrenches. Best thing I've found on my commute was a filthy DeWalt DW9109 charger, which I cleaned up, found out it still worked, and then hacked so I could charge my homebrew light's battery pack with it while driving to the trails.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,201
    A quarter at my stop for an intersection. A very long extension cord but it was damaged from dragging a bit so I hung it on the nearest mailbox for the landowner or someone driving by to claim. Also these:



    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    and they make a nice display with the tropical ones from the butterfly gardens.

  4. #4
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    Estwing hammer, tape measure, wallet (owner located), work gloves. Best find ever was not on a commute; I was riding on a discontinued town road that became a snowmachine trail, and found an 1865 Indian Head penny. I imagined someone dropping it while hitching up their horse & wagon.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,092
    A used hypodermic needle with accompanying spoon
    a crack pipe
    lots of bits off of cars
    and I'm pretty sure I saw a fetus last month

    I have not stopped to pick up any of these items.

  6. #6
    PRETENDURO
    Reputation: Leopold Porkstacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    7,272
    1 cellphone (found out who owner was, returned it)
    1 Logitech cordless mouse (with USB dongle thingy)
    3 full water bottles (left them where I found them)
    countless piles of horsecrap (left them where I found them)
    lots of broken glass (my tires decided to embrace it many times)
    QUOTE from MTBR.COM: You have given Brewtality too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.

  7. #7
    PRETENDURO
    Reputation: Leopold Porkstacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    7,272
    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    I was riding on a discontinued town road that became a snowmachine trail, and found an 1865 Indian Head penny. I imagined someone dropping it while hitching up their horse & wagon.
    Now that is freakin’ sweet!
    QUOTE from MTBR.COM: You have given Brewtality too much Reputation in the last 24 hours, try again later.

  8. #8
    newb cranker
    Reputation: Spikington2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    67
    I love the thread idea. I've only just started commuting to work this week (62 miles so far) and already found 2 burned cd's, one awful, the other made a better frisbee, a single work glove and a rusty craftsman screwdriver with a lifetime warranty I just might try to get exchanged.
    "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal
    lobotomy."
    --Tom Waits

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Marcster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    137
    Though I haven't ridden my commute yet, I've walked along the shoulder plenty of times (my mechanic is located on the same road so I'll drop the car off for service and walk home).

    Most finds are road kill -- dead crows and other small birds and the occasional squirrel or possum all in various states of decay. I leave those there...

  10. #10
    Born to push....
    Reputation: Mr. GT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    285
    cd's
    bungee cords
    dead animals

    i only retrieve the bungee cords if they are in decent shape

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,092
    For those of you in California - http://www.wildlifecrossing.net/california/

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,300
    plenty of good stuff including money. craftsman screw drivers, pliers. duralast pliers. channelock brand wire cutters. malco snips. blue point hammer. wrenches. i like picking up the tools because i can use them at work as a bike mechanic

  13. #13
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,227
    Novara rain pants, perfect fit!

    Planet bike superflash rear light, use it everyday!

    Craftsman 10mm / 11mm wrench, now part of my tool kit!

    Headband . . .

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    118
    Sugoi helmet rain cover - right when I needed one.

    Full sized sledge hammer. That was fun to ride home with - especially up the hill to my house. Starting up at intersections was an interesting juggling/balance act.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Significant Otter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    66
    Found a Benchmade 912SBKD2 one day... Sent it back to Benchmade for a clean/tune-up/general once over and had my last name engraved at the same time. It's a great EDC knife.

  16. #16
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    Quote Originally Posted by ubernerd
    Full sized sledge hammer. That was fun to ride home with - especially up the hill to my house. Starting up at intersections was an interesting juggling/balance act.
    Glad you weren't behind the truck that fell off of!

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,201
    Quote Originally Posted by ubernerd
    Full sized sledge hammer. That was fun to ride home with - especially up the hill to my house. Starting up at intersections was an interesting juggling/balance act.
    Dang! I wondered where that go to!

  18. #18
    Master of the Face Plant
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    2,902
    A very large brown dildo.
    A full size bike pump.
    A 9mm Czech made semi-auto pistol (turned in to police never touched it with bare fingers)
    Many multi tools on the trails
    http://www.nbbikes.com/
    ^^^Best Bike Shop of MTBR 2008^^^

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: grandsalmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,020
    Not nearly enough stuff, really, you'd think a mess load of wallets, stolen goods thrown away in haste. Stuff like that...in my fantasies. But really, c'mon...just mess. Okay, I did find a box of auger bits down in a ditch- damn heavy. Had to wait and pick up later.

    Now, mountain biking...plenty of strange stuff hidden in the backwoods such as...

    http://www.ruralmysteries.com/blog/i...04boxingcage01



    .

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc
    Dang! I wondered where that go to!
    I'd be happy to "give it back". There are some house projects requiring it that have to be done this weekend. It's be a shame if I didn't have it any more and had to go riding instead.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,201
    Quote Originally Posted by ubernerd
    I'd be happy to "give it back". There are some house projects requiring it that have to be done this weekend. It's be a shame if I didn't have it any more and had to go riding instead.
    Could you imagine THAT in a 'flat rate' USPS box?! Finders keepers!

    Passionate purple panties left untouched, but not without daydreams of delightful daliances and a post in thread on random thoughts.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tom93R1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    500
    I found a cell phone. Conveniently it was the exact model I already had and was going to replace soon due to having been dropped too many times. The one I found had the battery removed, the SIM card removed, and the battery cover put back on. No numbers in it but had a few pictures. I ended up getting a year of use with my old battery in it.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10
    I got a nice SKS seat post mount rear fender. Fits my bike just fine.

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mattskn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    28
    Took the long way home after work in winter and found a
    18" ridged pipe wrench
    The other day found a bowl full of nuts and bolt scattered on the rd, yeah i had to stop and pick them up.
    Then there are those miscellanies screw drivers, bungee cords, and wrenches. you sure can find alot at 10mph.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dyersburgguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    42
    I found a a plastic cigarette case with some weed,papers and a little bic lighter in it.

  26. #26
    miwuksurfer
    Guest
    Ray Bans, cash, tools, bike parts, porn, cds, cell phones, and the best was an ice cold gatorade sealed sitting upright on a 100 degree day.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation: fatboypup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    120
    golf balls
    '10 Rockhopper SL Comp 29er

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation: A girl from Seattle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    371
    Riding to work last summer I found a Stella Artois glass in perfect condition, with the gold rim and everything, just sitting on the sidewalk.
    "Careful. We don't want to learn from this." -- Calvin & Hobbes

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,034
    I found some awesome, tough nylon-ish cord wrapped around a piece of wood. It was handy at work.

  30. #30
    MONKEYMAN
    Reputation: finger51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    792
    My best find was a full chef's fold with 2 x 8" knives, carving, paring, blades. All Wustof. probably around $400 worth of kit. Market Street SF. I posted a found notice on craigslist but got no response.
    “I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there”

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BillTCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    15
    Is this treasure?


  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,201
    [QUOTE=BillTCat]Is this treasure?

    Did you find the box, or is that just what you harvested out of your tires?

    Must have been fun having that weight on a rear rack, nice and high, messing up C of G.

    Once upon a time, as a sailor on shore leave in Tahiti, that collection could have made you very happy. Unfortunately , the trading value for used hardware has dropped rather a lot even in the farthest flung markets since then.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tom93R1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    500
    a box of tetanus?

  34. #34
    Beanie aficionado
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    68
    I found a Snap On 3/4" 80 tooth extended handle ratchet last week. Like this one but with some scratches.

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    118
    One of these this morning.
    Name:  maglite.jpg
Views: 2115
Size:  7.1 KB
    Slightly more beat up, but same icy blue color.

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeyonthemadone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    338
    I found $240.00 cash wrapped in a rubber band run over many times....


    Mikey

  37. #37
    Oldie
    Reputation: zuk88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    221
    A pair of Fox MTB gloves...I'm still using them five years later.
    "You don't need a lighter bike, you need bigger muscles"

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    29
    thats a very nice ratchet. you got a good deal on it =p

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,142
    gonna try to remember all my road swagg, throw in the mtn swagg as well; 1 pump ,pair of glasses,5 dollar bill, various change, un opened gatorade(last week in ringwood), a couple of plyers over the years a few open end wrenches.At least a couple of screw drivers, my tires have found a couple of screws and a few nails ,but i've never found a hammer. I found a dirt bike off the side of the trail once, left that. Found a jumper once under the george washington bridge, left him alone, went and got the police.

  40. #40
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    Today's find, snow helmet in the ditch, well used but serviceable. I must have looked very safety concious, wearing 1 helmet & carrying another. Put it in Lost & Found on craigslist, but could been there in the snowbank a while. If you wear a Large & need one, let me know. Smith Variant Brim, army green.

  41. #41
    Cantankerous Old Fart
    Reputation: XCSKIBUM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    297
    Last spring I found a nice pair of Underarmour gloves in a residential neighborhood, but somehow, over the winter, I misplaced them myself.

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,092
    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    Today's find, snow helmet in the ditch, well used but serviceable. I must have looked very safety concious, wearing 1 helmet & carrying another. Put it in Lost & Found on craigslist, but could been there in the snowbank a while. If you wear a Large & need one, let me know. Smith Variant Brim, army green.
    Wow, that's a nice helmet!

  43. #43
    nocturnal oblivion
    Reputation: stumblemumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,330
    A huge cast iron skillet, now used daily.
    Two disposed of bikes, stripped of many parts. Except cranks and a rear rack. Now have two extra sets of Deore square taper cranks and a rack on my commuter.
    I often pass things and am too into the ride to turn around and pick it up. Always kick myself for it later.
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Marcster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    A huge cast iron skillet, now used daily.
    I find that strangely humorous...

  45. #45
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    Yes, stumble, am impressed with your cargo-carrying feats. Plus I want one of those heavy skillets. My gram always said never scrub them, just wipe if possible.

  46. #46
    nocturnal oblivion
    Reputation: stumblemumble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    2,330

    Sorry, have to promote cast iron...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer
    Yes, stumble, am impressed with your cargo-carrying feats. Plus I want one of those heavy skillets. My gram always said never scrub them, just wipe if possible.
    LOL. Things like those I hide and pick up with later when in the truck. I switched entirely to cast iron. You don't use soap, just rinse (avoid scrubbing if possible). That layer of black is carbonized fat that is bonded to the iron, basically a natural Teflon coating. You actually get a small amount of iron added to your diet cooking on cast iron. It's good for you, and a lot better than a small amount of Teflon in your diet. If you're looking this is a great combo, the pan fits as a lid for the pot and vice versa:
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

  47. #47
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    ^^ and I learned from a friend in water quality that teflon is the new DDT,mercury, etc., they are finding it in fish all over -ick. It's in a lot of waterproofed bike stuff too.

    But you burst my bubble, I liked the image of the biker balancing the skillet and bike frames en route.

  48. #48
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    I have a cast iron kettle from the civil war. Didn't find it on the side of the road though.

    I found a pretty nice Gerber multitool (leatherman-type deal) and a pair of leather work gloves that fit great. I got a season of woodcutting out of the gloves, and I use the multitool all the time.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mdrauh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    43
    Not on my commute, but I was leisurely cruising around some neighborhoods with a buddy and picked up a Benchmade Nimravus (a knife) from the middle of an intersection. I gave it to my dad and he sent it into Benchmade to get the blade reworked. It had gotten pretty messed up after falling off of a moving car. Minus the cost of shipping and fixing the blade, it was about a $75 profit.

  50. #50
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,223
    Aw, man! When this thread was fresh I racked my brain tyring to think of something better than bungie cords that I`d found while riding. But I came up with a big fat nothing. Now that it`s active again, I tried again and still just bungie cords- I must be very unobservant! Since I have nothing to share for bicycling loot, I`ll tell you all about my favorite non-biking find.

    The find took place on an internal combustion camping and recon mission with my buddy from Boise. It was laying in the middle of a dirt road near Sunbeam, ID. I stopped to grab it and have been using it ever since. It was....

    an 18 inch round grill from a patio barbecue, and worth AT LEAST $0.50 if I had sourced it from the finest garage sale in the land!

  51. #51
    One Colorful Rider
    Reputation: Normbilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,200
    I found this

    A 1991 Schwinn High Plains
    The Frame was Made in Greenville Mississippi Chromoly Frame and Fork
    I'm going to clean it up and sell it this summer


  52. #52
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    That is a nice find! But surely they could have come up with a better name than "High Plains" for a bike made in Mississippi.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BrianMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    4,201
    ^ Like "Mud Bug"? Muscle Showalls?

  54. #54
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    I was just thinking this morning as I pedaled that I had not seen any roadside treasures lately, and also had not seen any reported on MTBR. And what did I find the next minute? A small treasure...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Found any roadside treasure on yer commute?-pc071351.jpg  


  55. #55
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    There is a nice bungee cord on my route that I've been meaning to pick up for several days. But it's in a fast section and I never want to stop.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  56. #56
    since 4/10/2009
    Reputation: Harold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    19,965
    my dad's found two appliance dollies on the freeway over the years. I've had one of them for years. It's a basic steel job with no frills. He kept the one with the built-in ratchet strap and the tracks that keep steps from getting torn up.

    there's a lot of hardware at the 5-track railroad crossing on my commute. Nothing worth keeping, though.

  57. #57
    Ridin my life away!
    Reputation: Fruita Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    49
    Tools, cell phone, bungee cords, deer antlers, marmot teeth, more tools, tie downs with webbing, bead necklace, mini wooden baseball bat. Guess that's about it.

  58. #58
    bikexor
    Reputation: derockus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    229
    i found some purple ear bud headphones that smelled like a girl. a brown foxhead hat.
    Little Shred Riding Hood

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    224
    16 GB I-Pod Nano. Lots of other stuff, but that was the best one.

  60. #60
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    ^^ Nice find! Want to trade for a screwdriver????

  61. #61
    Kaishingo
    Reputation: wuzilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    248
    I found one of those fancy computerized Mercedes Benz keys outside of Carmax. Thought about taking the time to bring it back to the dealer, but it had already been run over several times and I was lazy. Someone at Carmax isn't going to be happy trying to replace that!

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Boise Jim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    77
    WTF!
    I ride a crapload of miles and haven't found squat!
    Trash, that's about it.

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mattbryant2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,162
    One day I found about 1/4 ounce of weed in a plastic bag in the bike lane. Pretty good ****, too.

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    189
    ^ some days just start off better than others! I have not found anything! Will have to start paying more attention....

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation: IRONMAN1518's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    736
    Wow some cool stuff you guys have found! On the road and in the dirt have found
    lots of loose change, (at on place 38cents scattered on the ground); A NICE Performance fleece jacket (still use it), bungee cords, "Gentleman Magazines with educational pictures", screwdrivers, combination wrenches, 8 inch Crescent wrench, lots of clothes items( I didn't pick up); golf balls, 1 baseball, home recorded cassette tape of "El Gran Combo" from Puerto Rico, and it still plays! Cassette tape in case of "Quiet Riot", still played gave away to on of my metal head friends; Numerous bike water bottle and tubes at races; biking gloves, TONS of road kill, skunk, coyote, rabbit, snake, cat, dog, single shoes, some lady's "undies", small teddy bear (Thanksgiving Day 2000), still have him mounted on my handle bars; one pair sunglasses, used them for a while, numerous nails, screws, bolts, nuts, washers (NO dryers);

    The two STRANGEST things:
    Driving home from a tri, a cyclist road shoe; a few days riding another highway the partner shoe to the first one I found! Damn! When I told the guys I was ridding with that I had the partner to this shoe, they kinda looked at me funny......Called a bike shop in the next town to pass the word around and found the guy who lost them, he had taken his shoes off and placed them on his bumper (OLD car steel bumper) and he forgot them and took off for home. Returned to the owner.

    Went to a huge race (2000 starters) Chupacabras 100km in Juarez Mexico. Found a Topeak Alien bike tool, I was stoked! When I got back to the parking lot some guys from my town were talking and one said he lost a Topeak Alien. (Damn there went my free tool). Went to another race, found the same Alien, but I knew who to return it to, yes the SAME guy lost the same tool!!
    Training on Hills Builds Character, That's How I Got To Be One!

  66. #66
    since 4/10/2009
    Reputation: Harold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    19,965
    I found a dead cat on my commute today. black with a white chest and belly.

  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    3,501
    Trash day find. Thule square load bars, and 4 feet, with ski racks, no keys for locks. There are like 50 different feet to fit all different makes of cars. This one fit my 99 corolla, with gutters. $ 12 for new keys from thule, sweet. Best find ever.

  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation: B1KER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    1,054
    I found a Gerber leatherman style tool. Also if you ride Salmon Falls in Nor Cal I was with riding with a guy that lost a Garmin GPS. I'm sure someone has found that since, if not...keep your eyes open! I think the statute of limitations has passed so it's finders keepers now! Besides it was someone I met up with from here and never road with again. Who knows...could be one of you guys? LOL
    </robert> ::: B1KER.com - Be One

  69. #69
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,035
    A 6-pack with 4 sealed 24oz GatorAid sport bottles. With 1 bottle cage open and no pockets. I tried my best to take all 3 but lost one right in the middle of a busy intersection... I left that one for somebody else to find.
    Previously, lots of tiedowns, bugnees, some junky tools, 5/8" chain hook, change, like new baseball hat (and a lot of old ones that I pass by) and one decent snap-on 3/8 ratchet. Probably a lot more that I am forgetting.

  70. #70
    Ridin my life away!
    Reputation: Fruita Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    49
    Forgot about the half dead man in the ditch. Called the 911!

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    44
    Quote Originally Posted by Fruita Girl View Post
    Forgot about the half dead man in the ditch. Called the 911!
    Was it half of a dead man or a man who was half dead?

    I found a Western brand hunting knife a couple weeks ago. Chipped blade and pretty bad shape but my dremel and sharpening stone made it totally functional.

    Very small Craftsman screwdriver. Handle was beat up but blade was perfect. Found the same kind underneath my water heater too.

  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mattthemuppet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    2,342
    my best finds have been a pair of pearl izumi cycling mitts (just as my fingerless XC gloves were wearing out) and a cateye led commuter light, still in it's slightly mangled packaging. Still, I view any commuter lights (especially rear blinkies) as like cigarette lighters - they're all part of a giant cosmic circus, which slowly rotates blinkies/cigarette lighters between temporary homes. You don't own a blinkie, you just house it for a while until you lose it and find another

  73. #73
    inexperienced at large
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    1,861
    16k gold ring, lots of trash, and a korn cd that I left where I found it.
    Found a few multi tools while mountain biking

  74. #74
    Still want a fat bike....
    Reputation: Dalton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    263
    I saw a funeral flag this morning, but I didn't pick it up. Might find a good use for the magnet if it was still there.... maybe Monday.

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Funrover's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3,759
    Letherman, bungee cords, misc other tools.... Student Driver magnet

  76. #76
    bi-winning
    Reputation: rkj__'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    11,121
    I found a Loonie once.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mikeyonthemadone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    338
    240.00 cash, (run over many times in the middle of an intersection,) digital calipers, a box full of 500 watt halogen bulbs, (unbroken!) Various tools and assorted junk, one bicycle hand pump. Nothing the last couple of years though......


    Mikey

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    78
    Sweet wilson football, two leatherman micros (different rides), Vise grips, Patagonia pull over, couple pair of sunglasses, and most recently, the best booty yet.... a streamlight stinger LED flashlight (like the ones the cops use). Bought a used charger for it off Ebay and it works great.

  79. #79
    Ridin my life away!
    Reputation: Fruita Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    49
    Mike 83. It was a man that was half dead! Never found out if he survived. Also to add to my list of finds a Ted Nuggent tape.

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation: drofluf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    369
    Was once obviously following someone who'd left their seat pack unzipped and left a breadcrumb trail of tyre levers, patches and triple hex wrench.

    On other trips: road kill, porn and ladies underwear all feature heavily
    If you need me I'll be at the bar

  81. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation: kendal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    59
    Tools on side of road
    Nice Soccer Ball in park (fun carrying home, gave to neighbor kids)
    Tennis Balls in park
    $$ in the park
    Last edited by kendal; 01-14-2012 at 12:35 PM.
    2011 Yeti Big Top
    2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy
    1991 Cannondale m700

  82. #82
    banned
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    5
    A quarter at my stop for an intersection. A very long extension cord but it was damaged from dragging a bit so I hung it on the nearest mailbox for the landowner or someone driving by to claim. Also these:

  83. #83
    crap magnet
    Reputation: cdaddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    570
    2 Carhartt knit caps - one green and one maroon, but otherwise exactly the same. Different rides and different locations-weird.
    When you find yourself on the side of the majority it's time to pause and reflect.
    -Mark Twain

  84. #84
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    118
    Found a real treasure the other day: A partridge family CD. I decided to leave that so someone else could share in the "joy" of discovery.

  85. #85
    weirdo
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    6,223
    Partridge Family on CD? You didn`t touch it, did you? I hope it didn`t have anything contagious.
    Recalculating....

  86. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    1,091
    over 100kg beef and lamb products, prime ribs, rib eyes, fillet, legs, racks, ribs etc all top quality deli stuff still chilled and in slightly damaged boxes - someone obviously forgot to shut the back of the refrigeration truck. Got the wife to pick it up in the car
    I called the company and they just said keep it they would have to trash it anyway - man that was some BBQ.

  87. #87
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,035
    100kg of prime beef beats my road scared socket wrench.

    I saw a pretty nice looking hat yesterday but I left it there. I just gave a bag of hats to the salvation army, I didn't need another.

  88. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Tom93R1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    500
    3/8 " GearWrench today, too bad it wasn't a metric size.

  89. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    7
    It doesn't quite count since I was just walking with the kids but I found a perfectly good condition cat eye tail light laying at the side of the road. It's currently stuck to my backpack as an extra light.

  90. #90
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2
    I was pushing the bike up a steep hill into the parking lot at work in August so I wouldn't have to bike the long way around, the dirt hill is really steep so I used the brakes to help keep things steady. The tires dug into the dirt a little, and a bike computer pops out of the ground. It's an old bontrager trip two that I'm sure I've still got around somewhere.

  91. #91
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    770
    I may have found $50 worth of tools and bungee cords but nothin truly sensational
    But when I was younger at our beach house my sister went beach riding and found a gold ring (is it still called that when its almost 1in thick) that had like 12-15 1 karat diamonds in it took it to a jewelry store and she got $12k for it
    And Last month she found a 3.75k diamond in the parking lot of Walmart and got $2750 for it

  92. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    119
    I found a girl's Road ID on Boreas Pass, text Mom and she text back "so". Still have it guess we should make sure our contacts on the Road ID understand what they are.
    Also found many things while riding, my GF and I have labelled Pima rd in Scottsdale as the "ground score" capital. Always find stuff there when visiting Mom.

  93. #93
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    ^^ For some reason I find that very funny. You should try to add it to the testimonials at roadID.com.

  94. #94
    blet drive
    Reputation: JUNGLEKID5's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    2,162
    an i pod and it still worked
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

  95. #95
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,035
    Columbia Sportswear hat. Nice color, polar fleece lined. Looked brand new.

  96. #96
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    I found a van the other day. By that I mean one half of a pair of Vans. I don't get how shoes wind up on the side of the road. Especially just one.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  97. #97
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,035

    Twisted Tea

    Treasure indeed. Already chilled by the 32 degree temps but I decided not to drink it on the way to work.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Found any roadside treasure on yer commute?-2012-04-25-07.23.59.jpg  


  98. #98
    Bedwards Of The West
    Reputation: CommuterBoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    5,443
    ^^ I need to install bottle cages in case that happens to me.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

  99. #99
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    6,949
    ^^ I swear I saw a bottle of tea this morning too, but did not stop to check it. Now I'm really thirsty!

  100. #100
    CB of the East
    Reputation: bedwards1000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,035
    I'm sure you'll be making that trip again, you can check it out. The contents of that tea bottle could very well replace the contents of that coffee mug for the trip home. Keeps hot things hot and cool things cool. Tea's in the fridge right now.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 137

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •