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    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?

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    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.

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    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:



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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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)
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    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 freakiní sweet!
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    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

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    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...

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    cd's
    bungee cords
    dead animals

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

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    For those of you in California - http://www.wildlifecrossing.net/california/

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    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

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    Novara rain pants, perfect fit!

    Planet bike superflash rear light, use it everyday!

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

    Headband . . .

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!

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    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^^^

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    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



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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I got a nice SKS seat post mount rear fender. Fits my bike just fine.

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    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.

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    I found a a plastic cigarette case with some weed,papers and a little bic lighter in it.

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