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    Gotten a few SD cards. iPad that I dropped off at an Apple place. Pair of glasses a couple of years ago that I still use for racing. Got a brand new fancy iPhone (8 maybe?). Still in great condition, I was able to call the owner and they came and picked it up. Plenty of other things.

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    I once found a corndog on the side of the road. Does that count?

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    Nope: Bomb squad tackles cyclist for rummaging through suspicious bag
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    Citizen identity cards, drivers license, credit cards, blood donator cards, Health Service cards...
    Glasses, DSLR optics hood, water bottles...
    And some coins.

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    Stopped for a quarter, but bypassed the licorice stick. It made me want a piece though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Stopped for a quarter, but bypassed the licorice stick. It made me want a piece though.
    Go to Trader Joe's and get the brown bag of licorice. Imported from Australia or New Zealand. Can't remember which one. None better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Stopped for a quarter, but bypassed the licorice stick. It made me want a piece though.
    I was stopped at a red light yesterday and found a quarter. I think it is in the washing machine now.

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    This nice Stanley ratchet find was in the middle of the newish green bike lane, which is between the right turn only lane and the straightaway lane. The light turned red, giving me a chance to go back for it. Almost made up for the yellow Dewalt packaging I stopped for only to find it was an empty hand tool hang tag.
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    ^^ Sweet. I stopped and picked up a very solid stainless steel grill grate last night. It was a little cumbersome on the bike but is probably a $25 grate. I'll add it to the camping collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    This nice Stanley ratchet
    I have that set, it's a nice set. Good find.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    half a roll of red duct tape.
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    Found a heavy duty (Irwin) utility knife last Thursday on the ride to work. I got a block from my office and a guy was panhandling with a sign that said "Anything Helps" so I took him literally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    half a roll of red duct tape.
    I have found the better part of a roll of gorilla tape before.

    I found a pair of wire strippers in good working order on Friday.

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    found a snorkel mask for diving yesterday. hoping to find fins and snorkel today.
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    i found a 12mm socket yesterday.
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    Not a treasure, but I did spare someone a flat picking up a 3/8x6" lag bolt.

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    I found a nice pair of Craftsman slip joint pliers with no road damage. NICE.

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    Found a set of JayBird wireless earbuds on the trail a couple days ago. Still work.

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    ^^Darn, I just had to buy new headphones last week! The first pair did not stay in my ears at all, so I returned them (thanks Staples) 5 minutes later for an over the ear type. These are getting harder to find, but there was one sitting alone on the shelf, and it rang in at $2.12. Sold.

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    9mm craftsman wrench.
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    I've found two pairs of Oakley glasses this year! Pretty sweet! Random 83F day in Wisconsin; I saw like 40 snakes in 1 mile on my ride yesterday...almost all freshly smushed!
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    Saw this morning, harmonic balancer, someone is having a bad day!

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    One of those chain saw tools with a wrench on one end and a screwdriver on the other. You can never have too many.

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    ^^How many chain saws do you have? LOL. I use to thing you could never have too many pair of slip joint pliers but I think I have found 5 pair along the road. Add that to the 3-4 I already had and I think I have too many.

    I passed a tennis ball yesterday. Today I'll try to remember to pick it up for the pup.

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    8mm deepwell craftsman socket.
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    Over the last 2 years:
    $20

    An HTC cellphone (used it as my bathroom reader until battery went kaput)

    A salesmenís checkbook, documents, various contents and personal items (turns out his car was broken into 20 miles away)

    About 1/8 ounce of MJ (in the garbage it went. No idea what it might have been laced with)

    Gift card to Chipotle with about $6 left on it.

    Too many wired earbuds to keep count of.


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    In my area, most of the multi use pathway treasures resurface every spring...

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    Not today, but the best thing this year was a 10 watt LED rechargeable marine spotlight; have to think of a way to mount it as a headlight.

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    I always assumed a cyclist/commuter found this.

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    i found a set of measuring spoons but i wasn't commuting, just out for a ride.
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    Last winter, I was riding up a large hill on my commute and got a minor bloody nose. Of course I didn't have any tissues. I continued riding with my head up at a weird angle to stop from dripping all over myself. I got to the top of the hill and found a full roll of toilet paper in the shoulder! I cleaned the blood off my face, plugged my nose with TP, and continued on.

    Def. the most timely roadside find I've had.
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    Well I was getting ready to leave this morning and a glove was missing. No time to track it down, so I headed out. About 2 tenths of a mile through the subdivision I see what looks like a cycling glove - blue not traffic yellow, so not mine and I stop and pick it up. Around the corner about 150 feet away I find its mate! They are my size. Like manna from heaven.

    I need a new battery in the Garmin too, but none was in sight, dang it! No $3000 Orbea electric bike just lying in the road either!

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    On my way home from work on Friday I found my best treasure to date...A chromebook! The build date indicates that it is less than a year old. The battery was stone dead but the screen wasn't cracked and everything seemed to be in good shape. I had no way to charge it until I got a USB-C cable on Monday. The operating system was missing but very easy to replace. That's kind of a relief for 2 reasons. It is wiped with no viruses AND there was absolutely no data to let me track it to an owner which I would have been compelled to do. My guess is that somebody left it on the top of their car. Now it is fully changed and functional. Woot!

    Yesterday I found a Xcelite alloy adjustable wrench and a nice Buck knife both in very good shape.

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    If you take the laptop to an Apple Store would they be able to take the serial number and find the owner?

    Just curious if it would be an issue if you take the laptop in for service.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianMc View Post
    Well I was getting ready to leave this morning and a glove was missing. No time to track it down, so I headed out. About 2 tenths of a mile through the subdivision I see what looks like a cycling glove - blue not traffic yellow, so not mine and I stop and pick it up. Around the corner about 150 feet away I find its mate! They are my size. Like manna from heaven.
    Considering what my gloves smell like, I might have taken a pass on those!

    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    On my way home from work on Friday I found my best treasure to date...A chromebook! The build date indicates that it is less than a year old. The battery was stone dead but the screen wasn't cracked and everything seemed to be in good shape. I had no way to charge it until I got a USB-C cable on Monday. The operating system was missing but very easy to replace. That's kind of a relief for 2 reasons. It is wiped with no viruses AND there was absolutely no data to let me track it to an owner which I would have been compelled to do. My guess is that somebody left it on the top of their car. Now it is fully changed and functional. Woot!

    Yesterday I found a Xcelite alloy adjustable wrench and a nice Buck knife both in very good shape.
    Wow, three big scores!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    If you take the laptop to an Apple Store would they be able to take the serial number and find the owner?

    Just curious if it would be an issue if you take the laptop in for service.
    No, it is a Chrome book (Google).
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post
    If you take the laptop to an Apple Store would they be able to take the serial number and find the owner?

    Just curious if it would be an issue if you take the laptop in for service.
    Well, it's not an Apple so I don't think that would help. I can't think of any good way to locate the owner that wouldn't involve even more effort on my part to not have a the laptop any more. I already carried it 12 miles in my shorts, awkward. Bought a charging cable and installed an operating system. It was also found at a turnpike entry so it's likely that the owner isn't local.

    I'm not the kind of guy that would take it in for service. I already took it apart to make sure the battery wasn't crushed and wouldn't catch on fire when I charged it.

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    Haha, speed reading in the morning.... I gotta slow down and pay more attention.

    Yeah, I don't think Google cares...
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    If the owner wiped the OS then they wouldnt be able to use their google account to find the chromebook. But if you install chrome OS, it might ID the device as being associated with someone elses google account and not allow you to log in on that device. @ least thats what ive gathered being kind of familiar with google and chromebooks....

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    My first experience with a Chromebook was Friday when I found one. I can't imagine why somebody would wipe an OS and throw a computer on the side of the road.

    I must say it is amazingly easy to restore one from scratch. I was impressed. The device didn't seem to have any complaints about me creating my account and logging in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    My first experience with a Chromebook was Friday when I found one. I can't imagine why somebody would wipe an OS and throw a computer on the side of the road.

    I must say it is amazingly easy to restore one from scratch. I was impressed. The device didn't seem to have any complaints about me creating my account and logging in.
    Sounds like it was stolen and ready to be sold. Disposed of when someone saw a cruiser?

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    ^^I guess that could be one explanation of why it was wiped. But nothing raises suspicion more then heaving a laptop out your window within view of the popo. I also doubt the police spend much time trying to recover stolen laptops. I'm still going with" blew off somebody's car roof.

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    Samsung Galaxy S9

    So, I topped the dollar value of the laptop I found a few weeks ago. I usually don't even stop for phones I see on the road because they are all smashed up but this one looked good. Samsung Galaxy S9, 32G It had some superficial cracks but the screen was intact. I confirmed it powered on and brought it home. When I got there I called the most recent number on the list and got the daughter of the owner. Within an hour they had picked it up.

    The offered me $40 for finding it which I of course refused. But I've learned that if somebody offers again that it would just be rude to refuse it. At least that is what I am going with. Everybody was happy.

    Those phones go for somewhere around $700. I'm still using the lowly S7 which I bought for $150 on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedwards1000 View Post
    ^^I guess that could be one explanation of why it was wiped. But nothing raises suspicion more then heaving a laptop out your window within view of the popo. I also doubt the police spend much time trying to recover stolen laptops. I'm still going with" blew off somebody's car roof.
    Better hope they completely wiped all the child porn off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Better hope they completely wiped all the child porn off.
    How do you know there was childporn on it?

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    Because that could be another reason to ditch a laptop. No worries, It got a clean operating system.

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    A medium sized shiny combination wrench - in 2 perfect halves! I didn't think you could break a wrench in half by running it over.

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    My wife found 9/10s of a combination wrench last week.

    Hats, OMG I have found a lot of hats. They are usually in better condition than my own hats. I'm thinking over the years we have found 20 hats. The last one was a thin but fleece lined Milwaukee tool hat that fits great under a helmet and is warmer than any other helmet liners I had.

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    Couple of years ago, an SK brand 19/21 mm flare nut wrench; I've got no use for it, but it's such a beautifully made tool I have to keep it. Also, over the years, a selection of 1/2" drive impact sockets--there's a heavy equipment garage not far away.

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    found this cool lamp on the way home the other day
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    sorry. can't figure out how to rotate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megashnauzer View Post
    found this cool lamp on the way home the other day
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    sorry. can't figure out how to rotate it.
    I am more trying to figure out how you transported it on your bike? ^^

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    i had to go home and get the van. it's 6' tall and i didn't want to break it.
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