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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread-vw_zpscw2mmdvu.jpg


    The namesake of the Rusted Bug trail in Frederick, MD!

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    Early morning 12 miler discovery. Name that tank boys. Hidden trails ABERDEEN NC.


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    We need more tanks abandoned on trails. that's one of the better abandoned vehicles I've ever seen.

    FYI, bottle on the bottom side of the frame is a bad idea if riding off-road. All the dirt/horse droppings end up on the water nozzle if it doesn't have a cap. I know most full suspension frames don't offer a better place, just pointing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my40thz View Post


    early morning 12 miler discovery. Name that tank boys. Hidden trails aberdeen nc.
    M48 or maybe M60

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    A little dirt and poop makes a man out of anyone


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    Yet to see a tank or a fighter aircraft. Did score these two today though.





    Been there some time I suppose judging by the condition of that plastic over the red one.. and the tree growing from beneath the other vehicle.

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    that's plastic? I thought it was a crazy carpet to protect the car from rust. HA, I kill myself.
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    Yeah. A thin plastic mat of some kind with a little moss growing on it. That car was completely camouflaged and I didn't even notice it from the other side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinseflow View Post
    Yeah. A thin plastic mat of some kind with a little moss growing on it. That car was completely camouflaged and I didn't even notice it from the other side.
    Hmmm makes you wonder why it was covered and camouflaged purposely.
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    I did lift that skirt of moss a bit, took a flash shot from underneath, but nothing remarkable to my eye. A pile of metal, some of it quite shiny though, maybe aluminum.

    Here's another one I found a while ago.




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    We were buiding trail today and found an abandoned car


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    I'm sure a dollar or two could be made from the hub caps via Ebay.
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    Off the side of old farm road in Bridgehampton NY.
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    Wow... buried 150'+ under Folsom Lake (CA) for 60 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    M48 or maybe M60

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    We were buiding trail today and found an abandoned car


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    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.
    good call!
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    I cannot resist getting into the driver seat position in old wrecks of it is possible. Much of the time there is too much debris damage foliage or vermin.

    And I have to wonder about the circumstances of the abandoned wreckage. Was there carnage, regret, drugs crime and drunken madness? Was it fraud, emotion, passion, anger, fear, injury, or death?

    I wonder if psychic experience could detect trauma? Nah

    But it is creepy. Always takes the ride into another dimension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    1970 Mustang. Hubcaps run about $45 US.

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    good call!
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    And I have to wonder about the circumstances of the abandoned wreckage. Was there carnage, regret, drugs crime and drunken madness? Was it fraud, emotion, passion, anger, fear, injury, or death?
    Welcome to my world! Although I think stupidity, bad luck and/or crime are the primary culprits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
    Good eye for detail DJ. If it weren't for the hubcaps I wouldn't have known the model of car. The 3 other wheels are buried but Chris is planning to dig... might just be rotted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Good eye for detail DJ. If it weren't for the hubcaps I wouldn't have known the model of car. The 3 other wheels are buried but Chris is planning to dig... might just be rotted out.
    Did he dig it out and restore it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Not so fast with the congrats Judy >>> 1973'
    Ooh, missed the reflector recesses. The hubcaps were 71-73, not how you narrow it from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Ooh, missed the reflector recesses. The hubcaps were 71-73, not how you narrow it from there.
    Both of which made it a 71-73 and not a 70. Sorry I'm a pain in the ass with old car years.
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    I was thinking I might see some old friends from Panamint City in this thread, though I guess that's not MTB territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Both of which made it a 71-73 and not a 70. Sorry I'm a pain in the ass with old car years.
    No worries, I should have picked up better on that, just not sure what makes it a 73 rather than a 71 or 72.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    No worries, I should have picked up better on that, just not sure what makes it a 73 rather than a 71 or 72.
    Nothing that I know of. I just spurted out 73' knowing it wasn't a 70'. The 71' through 73' were basically identical. So it could be any year from 71'to 73'.

    Back to some abandoned vehicles > I got nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nothing that I know of. I just spurted out 73' knowing it wasn't a 70'. The 71' through 73' were basically identical. So it could be any year from 71'to 73'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    1971-1973 Mustang spotter's guide:
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    Which tells us we were right in that it's a 71' to a 73'. No visable signs in those photos to decern which exact year it is. But it definitely "is not" a 70' which Forester originally quoted it as. And which brought us to this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Which tells us we were right in that it's a 71' to a 73'. No visable signs in those photos to decern which exact year it is. But it definitely "is not" a 70' which Forster originally quoted it as. And which brought us to this point.
    Yes, but now I'm only (potentially off) by one model year, which potentially means it could have been manufactured in 1970 (since the model year changes in the fall), so in my own mind, I'm potentially less incorrect than I was. Some days that's all it takes to make me happy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Forster View Post
    Yes, but now I'm only (potentially off) by one model year, which potentially means it could have been manufactured in 1970 (since the model year changes in the fall), so in my own mind, I'm potentially less incorrect than I was. Some days that's all it takes to make me happy.

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    To answer your 3 year old question...it's a Beech 18 aircraft.

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    Finally adding to the thread, State Park in Santa Cruz. Pretty funny as someone repainted it. Its been there 30yrs+, I would miss it if it was removed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveRider View Post
    To answer your 3 year old question...it's a Beech 18 aircraft.
    And who was this in response to? I'd hate to scroll back through 634 posts to find it and be disappointed.
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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread


    This is a cool old truck I found today about 50' off the trail into the woods with big trees all around it. I'd say it's been there a long time!!

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    This is from the Five Points trail system in GA.
    No idea how that car got there without being dropped by a helicopter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    This is from the Five Points trail system in GA.
    No idea how that car got there without being dropped by a helicopter!
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    Will it not let you click on the link? It's weird; showed when previewing the post, but it wouldn't show it in the actual post even after I deleted and reloaded it.
    Trying again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenM View Post
    Will it not let you click on the link? It's weird; showed when previewing the post, but it wouldn't show it in the actual post even after I deleted and reloaded it.
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    That worked!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    And who was this in response to? I'd hate to scroll back through 634 posts to find it and be disappointed.
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    A couple of the cars on my after work loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jp08865 View Post
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    Thank you for that I didn't have the energy to scroll back searching.

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    A couple of the cars on my after work loop.
    Nice!

    I'm glad to see you took my suggestion to post those over here.
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    Slightly used Volkswagens in the woods...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Nice!

    I'm glad to see you took my suggestion to post those over here.

    Didn't know this one existed. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Just stumbled upon this thread and it has made my morning. Now I need to find some old vehicles in the woods.

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    Found another one today
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    stolen i would say


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    Quote Originally Posted by theMISSIONARY View Post
    stolen i would say

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    This one had only been abandoned for an hour or two I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    This one had only been abandoned for an hour or two I think

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    Still salvageable. Dragged from its grave and restored some day hopefully.


    Rural road in Colorado I presume?
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    California. It's a big state
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    California. It's a big state
    There's been songs written about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    This one had only been abandoned for an hour or two I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    There's been songs written about it.
    I thought the desert highways were dark.
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    Abandoned Vehicle thread's been blown up

    Cotton Belt railroad car that is mostly buried in berry bushes. I'm guessing it was used for logging.

    A VW beetle I'd ridden past probably 100 times before spotting it.

    A rusty old frame that I snagged from my after work riding spot that's now yard art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robg68 View Post

    This is a cool old truck I found today about 50' off the trail into the woods with big trees all around it. I'd say it's been there a long time!!
    Thought I saw this exact truck....this weekend .....was this just off the ARRT (Assabet River Rail Trail) in Hudson Mass? Thx.
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    The other half a 25 yards away

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    just a couple from a recent trip through a bit of forestry i use to go to all the time







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    I have no photos to add, but many years ago as a kid at summer camp, we walked from Occidental California to the coast. The 2 lane road down out of the hills had some sketchy turns and there were wrecks over the sides of quite a few. Most had only slid maybe 20 feet. However, coming upon the sketchiest turn of all, we thought there must be at least a couple cars that had run off the road. Sure enough, not only was the turn sketchy, but it had an epic drop behind it too. Looking over the side we counted not one, not two, but three cars-- and the cherry on top was a Toyota that had landed dead center in a tree, and the tree had grown around it. You could imagine the flight path it must have taken, and the terror of the occupants as it took it's 3 second airborne journey.

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    ^^^ I'm sure that would be a cool photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt n Dust View Post
    I had two of these exercise machines. Not because I needed them to exercise, but because the steel was super heavy duty. I used the curved section bolted to a heavy piece of wood as a bike rack in the garage.

    I built a recumbent bike frame jig using the other parts. I still have that up above my garage!

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    Earth Mover!

    Here is a 1964 Hancock 282(GM) Pan Scraper, abandoned by a guy who thought he could speculate on what he thought was "free" land, while carving-out an illegal, 27-mile fire road, including an airport runway! This machine rests over 1900 feet, high on a desert mountaintop.

    As a kid growing-up for years - I could hear this crazy man run his machines all day long. The BLM finally chased him away(Bighorn Sheep habitat) and he simply ditched this earth mover sometime in 1975:



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    some from a ride today


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    Quote Originally Posted by theMISSIONARY View Post
    some from a ride today

    Come back in 30 years when it's a rusty old classic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Come back in 30 years when it's a rusty old classic.
    mate if a Daihatsu terios is ever a classic i'll eat my shorts.....it will most likely be moved along soon as thats a reserve

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    Nice additions everyone! Good to see this thread still delivers!

    That last one (theMissionary) ought to be reported to the authorities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by theMISSIONARY View Post
    mate if a Daihatsu terios is ever a classic i'll eat my shorts.....it will most likely be moved along soon as thats a reserve
    That was actually part of my joke. Few cars in today's era of cars will ever be worthy of the classic monicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Nice additions everyone! Good to see this thread still delivers!

    That last one (theMissionary) ought to be reported to the authorities!
    it has been...one of the other guys had seen it there a week ago,probably the council trying to get the insurance company to pay for the removal

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    That was actually part of my joke. Few cars in today's era of cars will ever be worthy of the classic monicker.
    i was laughing as i wrote it

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    Spotted this the other day near a few jumps, don't think this took 30 years to rust, maybe 25


    Looks like it died an honourable death before being pillaged for parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    Thought I saw this exact truck....this weekend .....was this just off the ARRT (Assabet River Rail Trail) in Hudson Mass? Thx.
    Sorry Jeffskismontana I missed your question. This truck is in Kankakee Illinois.


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    I have seen several good photo opportunities to shot Abandoned Vehicles on the trail, but rarely stop to take advantage of the opportunity. My bad.

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    Earl 50's Ford stake body!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plains_Pedaler View Post


    Old old truck buried way in ground on the trails I ride in Kansas. Engine block still in it. Some wanna be hoodlums decided to make it their canvas recently.


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    I recall this from the early 2000s when I went to KSU. There was no graffiti on it back then, but plenty of old bullet holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danimal View Post
    I recall this from the early 2000s when I went to KSU. There was no graffiti on it back then, but plenty of old bullet holes.

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    Haha small world! I intended to take pictures of it a few weeks before this picture was taken. It was graffiti free then too.

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    Sweet thread. I wish I could see some of this while biking. However, I have the great misfortune of venturing upon dudes doing their "thing" with one another.
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    Found while working, there were a few more but I don't want to bore you guys. This is on a big curve on a highway at the bottom of the hill.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBMILES View Post
    Found while working, there were a few more but I don't want to bore you guys. This is on a big curve on a highway at the bottom of the hill.



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    Not boring at all, but rather interesting to think about. All of the vehicles look like old models. Makes you wonder what they did up above on that curve to stop these sorts of wrecks that must have been taking place some time in the past. You think they just left them because it was too much trouble/expense to pull them out after they rescued or retrieved the crash victims? Where is this BTW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post




    Southwest ridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terrasmak View Post
    Southwest ridge?
    The only name I know the trail to be is "The Burbs". NW Vegas, strava called that section Billy Goat S*it, I believe.
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    Up in the Avenue of The Giants we stumbled upon this old, shot up Ford. My son's dog had fun kicking around in it too.
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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread



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    One out in Blue Diamond
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    Stumbled upon a few Folk racing rallycross cars. Looks like they have not seen action for a while.

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    The abandoned car at the link above in Silver City, Idaho was actually modified to drive an ore lift for a small mine -- you just don't see that part of the picture.

    Once the mine was abandoned I guess the car could be considered abandoned.
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    Took me a minute to spot it, how long will it take you?

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    what kind of bike was that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Ogg View Post
    Stumbled upon a few Folk racing rallycross cars. Looks like they have not seen action for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper97 View Post
    what kind of bike was that?
    It's an old, cheap mountain bike I saw on the island of Luing, just around the corner from the cottage we were staying in. But that's not what's interesting. Look closer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
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    Probably somewhere in this thread already..... This one is right in an old sandstone quarry on Picture Rock trail just outside of Lyons, CO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
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    Looks like there is a bike behind the bike... and probably a sniper too.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    It's an old, cheap mountain bike I saw on the island of Luing, just around the corner from the cottage we were staying in. But that's not what's interesting. Look closer...
    Woah! It's got a 12 speed Eagle on it!

    JK, is that some type of animal visible back in the woods, just behind the seat?
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    second bike or something up there. handlebar above the seat?

    What sort of saddle is that? looks like it'd be an interesting convo piece for an old road bike resto.
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