• 11-06-2011
    930
    Damn, wish I found this thread before the snow began to fly. There is a little used hiking trail near me that has no less that 10 dirt bikes of various vintages t the bottom since the trail would be very difficult to ride up. Guess I will take pics in 5 months when the snow melt & bring his thread back to life at that time.
  • 11-06-2011
    David C
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by wakebrdr142 View Post
    I saw this thread yesterday and ran across this today. Thought I would contribute but had to use the cell for a pic.

    Seriously ??

    Someone left his Ibis down on the trail :eek:
  • 11-08-2011
    Empty_Beer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Seriously ??
    Someone left his Ibis down on the trail :eek:

    hahaha... I laughed :D Some really great shots here! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that takes pix of junkers I see when out riding :thumbsup:

    Saw this on some random website I was checking out:



    What other trails actually incorporate vehicles as stunts? Very cool!
  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
    Here is an old delivery truck in Lajitas, Texas.



    I have more pictures of the truck here.

    The truck was a sweet find, but where the hell did the sea shell come from? It was just sitting in this dry pond bed perfectly clean...

  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
    The Bobsled Trail in Utah.

  • 11-09-2011
    stevezphoto
    On Picture Rock trail in Lyons, CO

  • 11-10-2011
    sagitt77
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sagitt77 View Post
    Old locomotive near my city

    I found a few information about the locomotive. It was built in Wien (Austria) in 1942 and was used by German Railways during 2nd World War. After the war was used in Russia and later in Polish Railways until 1991. It is now on siding in Torun (Poland).
  • 11-10-2011
    oldbroad
    What a great thread!
    Years ago, while riding a trail along a local river, I saw a small Toyota pick-up with the driver's side door wide open sitting along side of the trail. It could not have been driven down the trail, the trail was too tight, it had to have been driven through the woods.
    A little further down the trail, I stopped to pick some blueberries. While reaching through the bush to get some berries way in the back, I look past the berry bush and see a large pot plant happily growing in a small clearing.
    Maybe the two were related somehow? donno, but it made me kind of uneasy.
  • 11-10-2011
    David C
    Hummmm.... Berries :)
  • 11-11-2011
    SteveF
    Old farm equipment count? This Manure spreader is just off the trail in a local county park--I was struck by the similar size of its tire and my fat bike's...

  • 11-11-2011
    Trail Ninja
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    In Welland , Ontario, I've been finding all kinds of abandoned things. Cars, ships, trains, factories, hotels.

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    Some aren't quite abandoned.

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    Welcome to beautiful downtown Welland.

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  • 02-11-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Have been riding past this....
    ....MGB GT for a long time....finally snapped a picture today.....

    more pictures from todays ride right here:http://forums.mtbr.com/passion/light...de-767979.html
  • 02-12-2012
    CraigCreekRider
    I'm sure there is a story behind this one




    There's an engine laying on the same trail 1/4 mile downhill. Must have gotten too heavy to carry.

    Since its become a formal city trail system, "Junk car" or "Car" trail has become the sanitized Big Sunny trail. I still can't remember that trail name.
  • 02-12-2012
    Stugotz
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lumber825 View Post
    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.

    So that's where my old car ended up! :D
  • 02-12-2012
    hanshananigan
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ecub View Post
    Maybe we should start an abandoned boat thread. Here's mine off of Centennial Trails in Lemont, IL...



    Looks somewhat new. With the windows busted out, my guess stolen and taken for a joy ride. I would report it to the local authorities if you haven't done so already.

    (no mockery intended, ecub!)
  • 02-12-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
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    Not sure what this is........
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....
  • 02-13-2012
    Tystevens
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....

    That looks like the old road grader they had at a farm I worked at as a teen. Pulled it behind a tractor. When I started at the farm, I thought it was an old piece of junk, was surprised to see it actually working a few weeks later. They actually had lots of very old equipment laying around on the "back 40," which the old owner managed to keep working. I can't remember what it had for wheels, though.

    This thread is very cool. I would only have the cars/jumps on Bobsled to offer, but they're already posted here, so... Especially the old locomotive; that is incredible!
  • 02-13-2012
    bigbadwulff
    The ANIMALS RULE HERE photo. I wonder how they liked the paint fumes ;)
  • 02-13-2012
    huffster
    oops
    I posted my abandoned vehicle shots for Stewart State Forest on "The Abandoned Vehicle Thread #2", which I didn't notice was a Pennsylvania threads. Anyway, here are a few tidbits from around SSF in Newburgh, NY

    http://forums.mtbr.com/pennsylvania/...-a-768155.html
  • 02-14-2012
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....but it is railroad related for sure....have been riding past this on an abandoned gravity railroad bed for years...finally snapped some pics today....looks to be something to grade the surface.....

    JSM:

    Looks like an old tow behind road grader, for building roads, before they had self motive powered graders.

    Remember all the crap by the German Shepard guy who was encroaching on the rail trail? His own private junk yard, he once told me I couldn't 'ride my bike there. I rode away and he grabbed the back of my bike, big mistake on his part, lets just say the rest is history... LOL
  • 02-14-2012
    rkj__
    An old Chrysler in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

  • 02-15-2012
    ChizmoNC
    anybody out there see that stolen junker half way down the first road decent on yanceys ridge nc when it gets sketchy sometime in 2010? talk about tweaking, stealing cars, then bashing em with boulders on fs roads!!!! if you trunk/roof/hooded up and overe this thing i want to see pictures!
  • 02-15-2012
    bigbadwulff
    A favorite along our local trails:

  • 02-15-2012
    flipnidaho
    My contribution
  • 02-15-2012
    bigbadwulff
    Very nice photo. What did you use to touch it up, if anything?
  • 02-15-2012
    flipnidaho
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bigbadwulff View Post
    Very nice photo. What did you use to touch it up, if anything?

    Just Picassa...
  • 02-15-2012
    JeffSkisMontana
    German Shepard Guy.....
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
    JSM:

    Looks like an old tow behind road grader, for building roads, before they had self motive powered graders.

    Remember all the crap by the German Shepard guy who was encroaching on the rail trail? His own private junk yard, he once told me I couldn't 'ride my bike there. I rode away and he grabbed the back of my bike, big mistake on his part, lets just say the rest is history... LOL

    Yes...i do remember his house....never met the owner.....still ride by there often.....german shepards are gone....he may be also.....but that old MGB GT is there.....used to be a really classic Chevy El Camino there too...but he or someone actually restored that one over a couple of years.....
  • 02-15-2012
    Spykr
    No idea how it got there or why it's been painted, but it's a neat sight on the ride. When the trail ain't washed-out that is!

  • 02-17-2012
    Mr.Biker
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    Here are a few of the abandoned vehicles I've run across (and photographed) in southeast MA over the past few years. It’s too bad that the “school bus graveyard” was removed; there were thirteen gutted old busses out in the middle of the woods which made for a great destination on rides with students.
  • 02-17-2012
    Topsp33d
    Ha! Those cars have been picked clean! Free junkyard...
  • 02-17-2012
    Armatron
    Fantastic pics!
  • 03-02-2012
    huffster
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    A few from my ride today...
    ... at Stewart State Forest in NYS
  • 03-02-2012
    F.N.G
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    New Mexico
  • 03-03-2012
    Buzzaro
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Top of Flagstaff Mt., above Folsom Lake.... with the snow capped Sierra in the way background Sactojesse reminds us that its a Fiat X1/9.
    This one was simply driven or dumped at the top of this mountain... just like a whole bunch of other garbage. But, it points you towards the best outlaw trail in the area :)

    Here's one on the other fork of the American. In fact the trail was named after it "dead truck". Tough to see because it's a little ways down the hill from the trail, but it's there if you squint.
  • 03-03-2012
    PeloNZ
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    A trailside 40 series Landcruiser
  • 03-27-2012
    huffster
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    Found another pic
    I was rummaging through some pics and found this. It was at the top of Dump Truck Climb. Its no longer there. TN Gas Co came through widening a gas line and when they were gone so was the Dump Truck. This is in Jungle Habitat in West Milford, NJ
  • 03-30-2012
    huffster
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    Graham Hills (Pleasantville, NY)
    Snapped off a few more today during a ride with my brother at Graham Hills. The last one is kind of interesting. Looks like some sort of home-made go cart. Probably quite the machine when it ran.
  • 03-31-2012
    Poikaa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    Snapped off a few more today during a ride with my brother at Graham Hills. The last one is kind of interesting. Looks like some sort of home-made go cart. Probably quite the machine when it ran.

    Where I grew up there are many Finnlanders and homemade tractors and utility vehicles were called "JOKERI" pronounced "Yooukeri", as one would say upon seeing these.... "you've got to be kidding!" or "what a joke!"
    Most of these were body stripped cars and trucks but some were heavily modified.... this one looks to be a complete frame up rig.

    poikaa
  • 03-31-2012
    Ilikemtb999
    Some awesome stuff in here!
  • 04-05-2012
    briswo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    I was rummaging through some pics and found this. It was at the top of Dump Truck Climb. Its no longer there. TN Gas Co came through widening a gas line and when they were gone so was the Dump Truck. This is in Jungle Habitat in West Milford, NJ

    Nothing a little TLC can't fix!
  • 04-05-2012
    Central Cal Rider
    All I ever find on trails are nuts and bolts that fall off my friends bikes haha.
  • 04-06-2012
    jonw9
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by beeglemania View Post
    There used to be about a dozen abandoned cars between Santos and the land bridge before the bridge was there. I have no idea how but most have been removed. There are only a couple left now.

    Took this one around Thanksgiving:



    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SteveF View Post
    Old farm equipment count? This Manure spreader is just off the trail in a local county park--I was struck by the similar size of its tire and my fat bike's...


    I think I know that one!

    When I was at Michigan Tech during college, there was an area, probably an old gravel pit, with a cable/bucket backhoe, a dump truck, and some old car. But ala, that was in the days before digital cameras.
  • 04-07-2012
    Trail Addict
    One of the best threads I have seen here.

    No joke, this thread has inspired me to ditch the regular trails I normally ride and go out and explore more!
  • 04-07-2012
    Biohazard74
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    Here's my son by an interesting one
  • 04-07-2012
    Trail Addict
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Some aren't quite abandoned.

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    Whoa, what's going on here? Who is that lady in the sexy outfit? Me like. :D
  • 04-07-2012
    telemike
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    A BIG boy!
    This old cable operated D8 is at the intersection of the Cache Creek trail and the Road Kill Valley road. Would you believe that someone took the plow blade in the last year!! At least a couple of tons.
  • 04-08-2012
    Mr.Biker
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    I almost forgot about this one despite having ridden by it hundreds of times. It is an old bulldozer that looks like it has been there for 40 years. Someone recently started taking parts off so my guess is it is in the process of being scrapped. Good luck to whoever is trying to carry this out of the woods (located in southeastern Massachusetts).
  • 05-19-2012
    marpilli
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    What's left of a VW Beetle in a heavily wooded area near a stream. This spot is downstream from a low spot on a nearby road. I'm guessing someone drove into the water when the road was flooded and the car was carried off into the woods.

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  • 05-26-2012
    Empty_Beer
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    Explored an off-the-beaten path valley near my suburbian life and came across the most shot up remains of a vehicle I've seen in a long time, as well as a boat. When I walked near the boat, about a 300 tiny frogs hopped like crazy to avoid me.
  • 05-27-2012
    Mtn-Rider
    An old Camaro near the trail.

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