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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread

    I seem to run across a lot of old, abandoned vehicles in the boonies, off trails that would be impossible to drive on... and I always ask myself, "how did that get here in the first place?"

    Here are a couple pix from the Sierra foothills (I need to dig up a few more). I have no comprehension on how the Nissan got where it is (near Georgetown, CA).

    Whatchoo got?
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    Here's one from back home in near Sarnia, Ontario, Canada:

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    On the Long Trail in Vermont, just south of Killington Ski mtn, August 2005

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    maybe flooding?

    I was on a high country ride one day and saw a vw bus down the side of the hill off the trail...

    how is this possible? hippies are way to lazy to drive that far.

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    Lol. Great thread. I've thought it before too...and not just about cars..."who the hell brought an old clothes dryer way off into the woods and why?"

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    Ha. Saw another one today.
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    Well remember, much of the trails we ride on today might not always have been just singletrack or double track. Many are along old farm roads, logging roads, fire service roads, etc. Plus the reason for washing machines is to avoid dump service fees at the local landfills. Many towns put limits on curbside trash collection, and if you try and take a washing machine to the landfill yourself they charge you a price to do it, so that's why you end up with stuff dumped in the woods.
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    I believe these are both Pontiac's. One is for sure.







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    here's a car I found on a trail in Northern California. In the Shasta County area. Seems to me anyways to be a 30-40's chevy and it had a shovel on the front. atleast it looks like one to me in the picture.

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    Cool Thread...

    ...great idea.....will search my pictures for a few to post up.....I agree with one of the posters that alot of the single tracks we ride today were formally farm , logging, hunting camp roads......now grown in into trails...so some cars get stuck out there....some are stolen cars for sure.....when i was a kid a friend in the neighborhood took his older brothers car and hid it in the woods for us to drive....a Morris Minor....we had fun for about 6 months and then it broke down....well we next used it for target practice....you get the idea.....not much of it left after 30 years.....
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    There used to be an old 57 chevy bel air rusted out right off my property next to my backyard trails...wish I had a picture before they removed it. It was so cool

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    There is a car off Rt 50 in the woods just inside the Beltway in Northern VA. It is an incredibly weird spot for a car to be, I'll take pictures next time I am back east.

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    Fairland in P.G. County MD. It is a better man than I that got this where it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail View Post
    what area is that first one from? is it near the ocean or something?
    At first I thought it had been burned the way the rust covers everything but then I noticed the tires are still on it ?
    Not close enough to the ocean for it to have any effect on it. It's in Big River Management, Rhode Island.

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    Here is one on one of my local trails. Its been there a really long time and its just the past couple years that someone started painting it.
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    great thread, keep em coming!

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    Have seen MANY abandon cars along my local trails but here where im stationed in AL buddy of mine & myself find all kinds of old Military stuff back in the woods hiking/biking. mostly abandon training sites with random stuff left behind, but the coolest thing to date was an abandon chopper fuselage. ill dig up the photos and post them up later.

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    Awesome pics

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    One of those cars may have been driven by these dudes.


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    Here is my buddy "driving" an old wreck at the hydrocut near Waterloo Ontario Canada


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    Interesting.

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    Great thread. Here are a couple of abandoned cars from my local trails.

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    Great thread, there is an old corvair in Chapel Hill high school trails in NC, i haven't ridden there in years, i'll have to go back to take a picture of it. same thing, i've always wondered how on earth an old corvair could have made it back into the woods so far.

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    everytime you see a really old car like this dumped in the trees... ask yourself how old the trees actually are. The car was probably there before the trees.... takes a lot of mystery out of some of the dump locations.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeakJones View Post
    everytime you see a really old car like this dumped in the trees... ask yourself how old the trees actually are. The car was probably there before the trees.... takes a lot of mystery out of some of the dump locations.
    yeah but it also takes a lot of the fun out of it. i prefer imagining a crazy scenario involving a shoot out.

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    I have seen some while snowmobiling in some way out areas, And wondered the same. We do some riding in Quebec where there are no roads in at all and have seen cars left out there. Like someone posted above the flying car.

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    Heres an old Buick near Ringwood NJ and for kicks (NBR) an old Mustang from deeeep inside the earth in Monroe NY. The mustang must've been driven into a vent hole in an old mine to get to where it was.
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    Found one....in my pics from...

    ...last year....this is off one of the trails at Millstone Vermont.....my guess is there are many more vehicles at the bottom of some of the quarrys....although underwater.....
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    I think some of the older ones were just a handy dump spot, newer ones around here are often insurance "jobs".


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    The mustang in the mine... does that area ever experience severe flooding?

    Anyone who watched the news reports of the japanese tsunami last spring will recall all the boats and cars and everything carried WELL past where they started from.
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    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.
    There are a few other cars at Fairland, that really make you wonder how they got there.

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    Nah, no flooding like that around here. Just severe drinking I think. Probably came down a vent shaft like this one. Also another car further down but no telling what kind. Oh and there actually was a bike down there too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbr View Post
    On the Long Trail in Vermont, just south of Killington Ski mtn, August 2005

    give you fifty for the wheels.
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    oh oh oh I got a new one !

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    uhg never mind my phone is being b!tchey...

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    Great thread!

    Hey car, how's it goin'?

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    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
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    Them thar holes look like they came from bullets!

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    Found a few old vehicles left by themselves while exploring dry canal beds.
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    Three cars in San Diego. The first two from Sycamore Canyon area were exposed because of fires. They are probably all overgrown again. The third foto is from Mission Trails park.
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    Came across this on 6 Mile Run in NJ.
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    A women I know did a whole body of work (photography) based around cars abandoned in Leanyer Swamp (Darwin)--a place I used to ride until I got sick of all the dog packs roaming around.
    Link here for anyone interested.

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    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.
    Its about time you posted that one up Mr Beer
    I am searching for a pic of the same car but with an amusing twist

    I found a nice group of cars down in Bakersfield this week. I will take a camera out next time and get a few shots.
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    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

    From another angle -


    The amusing part is the DRIVER behind the wheel
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    Here's one that may look familiar . . . its sorta been "abandoned."

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    this is an awesome thread.

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    I love how when someone sees an abandoned rusty vehicle their first thought is "let's shoot the sh*t outta it! Yeah!" Every abandoned vehicle I've seen in person and most on here have many bullet holes in them. I actually used to shoot bb guns at one when I was a kid

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    Bakersfield finds -

    There are three cars in this one -


    Close up on the two on the right -
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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    Love this thread.

    I'm from NH. Most of the parties I went to when I was in high school involved bonfires at remote "get here if you can" locations. Almost always involving alcohol, fire, guns, and four-wheelers/dirt bikes.

    Now I mountain bike by the same kinds of places.

    Awesome.

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    Northwest Territories of Canada, a couple of hundred miles from the nearest gas station.

    These trucks and the associated fuel drums were abandoned in 1943 after being used in the construction of the Canol Road. I saw them during my 1984 bike tour there.
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    nice

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    This is along one of the local trails I frequent. Cars, I kind of understand. Boats, I just don't get it.


    Monster Mongoose! This truck didn't stand a chance. haha
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    Ha! Saw this one this evening on a boring fire road climb in the 'burbs of El Dorado Hills, above Empire Ranch. I'm guessing some teenage dude was looking for a quiet, secluded place with a lake/city view to take his girl to "neck" one night and didn't see the drop off Or, it's stolen
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    love the bullet holes in the second car in the thread...

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    From Otis a few weeks ago, I've ridden there numerous times, but this was the first time I came across this car. Engine still intact and everything.
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    We have a trail in Tally called the "Cadillac Trail" Guess why. I will not be home for another week or so, but I'll have to take some pictures when I do. Hope this thread will still be here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewtality View Post
    Bakersfield finds -

    There are three cars in this one -


    Close up on the two on the right -
    full of bullet holes, no doubt...

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    The real question is whether someone could make $$$ recycling the metal? At least the wrecks near roads. New business opportunity?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30 View Post
    This is along one of the local trails I frequent. Cars, I kind of understand. Boats, I just don't get it.


    Monster Mongoose! This truck didn't stand a chance. haha
    say, isn't that boat just right up the highway from colfax where the railroad trestle passes over interstate 80?

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    This IS a pretty cool thread.

    When we were little kids the trails we used to go on had burned up and abandoned cars in the weirdest places. These days it's a park and all cleaned up.

    But here's one from a hunting trip in Ohio. It's next to a "road", but the road hasn't been used by anything but 4-wheelers for the last 20 years at least.
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    Note that the rear wheels had been removed and replaced with sheaves - prob'ly to run a sawmill. This truck was born with a very specific purpose.

    ...and not one bullet hole!

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    Don't have a pic but whenever I visit my parents the first ride I usually do with my Dad is what he calls the "Rambler Loop" in DuPont. I've always wanted to put a fake skeleton in the driver's seat.

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    empty beer, is that windshield shotgunned or broken out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    empty beer, is that windshield shotgunned or broken out?
    Definitely not shotgun. Rocks most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Straz85 View Post
    From Otis a few weeks ago, I've ridden there numerous times, but this was the first time I came across this car. Engine still intact and everything.
    Is that on Otis ANG grounds? If it is, cars are the last thing you should be looking for! Unexploded ordinance (tank shells/bombs) are all over the place! My dad worked up there for a few years so I know a few of the trails...

    On my local trail there is an old '64 Chevy Impala that had slid off a fireroad and down a several hundred foot cliff... It's been there long before I found it. Probably some dudes giong into the woods to drink and got stuck.

    I'll get some pics of it tomorrow since I'll be riding up there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeb View Post
    say, isn't that boat just right up the highway from colfax where the railroad trestle passes over interstate 80?
    I took that photo in Duryea. PA.
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    i too love this thread. i have always loved this kind of photography as a matter of fact

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    Ok well I got some pics of the '64 Impala on my local mountain...
    It's pretty hard to see since it's like 150ft down a rockslide and its all rusted away.

    Well here it is!


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    ahh, I hate that I don't have pictures, but my bro and I plus friends used to ride an area between two roads that had power lines and a railroad line running through the middle during the 90's.........the is a major creek (Suwanee Creek) cutting across this area with a serious quicksand pit at the bottom of one hill - for a full month, every time we rode by, there was a new vehicle stuck over the wheels there........it became a running joke as to what we would see each time we rode - Jeeps of all sorts, all-wheel drives of every type, and even a motorcycle or two - whoever guessed right, the others bought him dinner and beer.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbringer View Post
    Came across this on 6 Mile Run in NJ.
    This one is cool but there's no mystery to it since the farm field ends about 20 feet away. I also like the one in the ravine off of Newman's Ln in Chimney Rock. That looks like an old school DUI, the kind where you got a $200 ticket and a ride home. That's if anyone actually survived that crash...

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    Bump...

    ..bump....like this thread and hoping to see some more old cars, boats, traincars, ect.....
    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    Thinking this is an early 60's Chevy Impala ...

    ....Deluxe.....it is in pieces....we took the hood and 2 front fenders and put them along one of our trails...the chasis is off the trail maybe 20m.....
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    Came across this on 6 Mile Run in NJ.
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    thinking none of these cars are going to pass inspection.

    anyone noticed all the pristine bikes that happen to be also abandoned next to the cars? i mean what the hell, i'll take em?

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    ....Deluxe.....it is in pieces....we took the hood and 2 front fenders and put them along one of our trails...the chasis is off the trail maybe 20m.....
    An Impala that is definitely not. More like a 1950's ride.

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    Another one, near Folsom Lake. Kinda sketchy place to ride... private property and lots of abandoned vehicles. I didn't feel comfy stopping to snap photos of the other wrecks.
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    And how about a plane, or parts of one anyway...

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    They arent they any more but about 10 years ago when I first started riding, my uncle and I went out to what are now really nice manacured mt bike only trails. They used to be just riding paths cut through random trees out by the lake. There was an old 80's raised top conversion van that had obviously been seriously wrecked in the front end. Someone had taken an old toilet and set it in the back of the van along with a roll of tp. I was never brave enough to use its services but it was definately a conversation piece.


    OT (Sorta): Not a mountain bike trail. But a few years ago a friend and I were unloading my boat into the lake off the boat ramp. I was backing my truck down the ramp as he guided me from inside the boat, the next thing I know hes yelling stop and theres an EXTREMELY loud scraping noise (metal against metal). I stop and pull back up the ramp and get out. We look just off the drop off of the boat ramp to see a reflection. We called the park rangers, they called a tow truck. We stayed long enough to see the tow truck pull the car out of the water, a recently dumped 1998 Mustang Cobra Mystic. The tow truck driver said the vin number came up as stolen and involved in an armed robbery.
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    A really rusty abadoned vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Another one, near Folsom Lake. Kinda sketchy place to ride... private property and lots of abandoned vehicles. I didn't feel comfy stopping to snap photos of the other wrecks.
    Looks like bullet holes!

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    Outside of C-dale.
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    In the middle of NF on the Vortex trail. wheel-chair
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    this thread makes me insanely happy... I'm not sure why...

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    Incredible!!!!

    .....the locomotive! ...that has got to be worth some $$ in scrap metal.....and the airplane!!!.....cool.

    Somebody has to have pictures of abandoned snowmachines or golf carts.......maybe more traincars out there too....
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    impressive how the chrome on the oleo is still shiny

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    this reminds me of abandoned Themeparks. Just not as creepy Great thread!

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    Cool Thread.

    Old subie off our local stash:

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    There's a whole bunch of old cars in The Landlocked Forest in Burlington, MA. Can anyone identify this one?



    There used to be a ton of them in Big River, RI, some covered in animal bones, along with an old motorcycle and an abandoned snowmobile. Unfortunately they got 'cleaned up'.

    Oh, and by the way, anyone ever heard of the actor Brad Pitt? He and I bike together sometimes and that's him in the above pic checking out the car. Nice job, Brad.

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    Great Thread... Really love some of these pics. They just make you wonder what the back story is.
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    Cool thread. When I was a kid (mid 1980's) my friends and I would find older abandoned cars all the time in the area trails. One of my friend's neighbour was a cop, and one time we wrote down a license plate number and a few VIN's that we found and had him check them out. Every single one was reported stolen many years earlier (like, 10-20 years). So, I assume that they were all taken by joyriding kids who took them out for some fun and left them wherever they ended up getting stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Ha! Saw this one this evening on a boring fire road climb in the 'burbs of El Dorado Hills, above Empire Ranch. I'm guessing some teenage dude was looking for a quiet, secluded place with a lake/city view to take his girl to "neck" one night and didn't see the drop off Or, it's stolen

    Looks somewhat new. With the back 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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dexetr30 View Post
    This is along one of the local trails I frequent. Cars, I kind of understand. Boats, I just don't get it.

    Maybe we should start an abandoned boat thread. Here's mine off of Centennial Trails in Lemont, IL...
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    I saw this thread yesterday and ran across this today. Thought I would contribute but had to use the cell for a pic.
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    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.

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    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 ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Seriously ??
    Someone left his Ibis down on the trail
    hahaha... I laughed 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

    Saw this on some random website I was checking out:



    What other trails actually incorporate vehicles as stunts? Very cool!

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    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...

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    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).

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    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.

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    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...


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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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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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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.....
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    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!
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    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

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    Good job!

    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

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    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!

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    A favorite along our local trails:

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    Very nice photo. What did you use to touch it up, if anything?
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    Very nice photo. What did you use to touch it up, if anything?
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    German Shepard Guy.....

    Quote Originally Posted by NEPMTBA View Post
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    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.....
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    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!

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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.
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    Ha! Those cars have been picked clean! Free junkyard...

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    A few from my ride today...

    ... at Stewart State Forest in NYS
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    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.
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    A trailside 40 series Landcruiser
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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
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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.
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    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.

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    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
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    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:



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    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.

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    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!

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    Here's my son by an interesting one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    Some aren't quite abandoned.

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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.
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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).
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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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    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.
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    An old Camaro near the trail.


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    I've been riding past this for 22 years, and finally had a reason to take a picture! It's a little more weathered now than when I first saw it (as am I), but overall it's pretty much the same. This is Rose Canyon, San Diego, just east of the 805 and below the nursery.

    Should also post this in the "Does your bike fit in the back of your car" thread in Car and Biker.
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    Getting an early start on a Griswold Christmas
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    Cool thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fred-da-trog View Post
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    +1 ... LoL. Now that is funny

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    Really neat stuff, just read through the entire thread. Great pics folks.

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    Don't know how the hell this car could get back here...very far away from anything. The woods were pretty thick, this is actually as far back as I could get while still getting a clear picture.


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    East Barre Vermont...

    ....Millstone Trails....just off one of the trails tha backs up to the village.....
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    Is that the national lampoons family truckster?

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    This one may be in this thread already somewhere, but I just found it myself so I thought I would post it. This is just off the trail head parking lot for the McKenzie River Trail in Oregon. I just rode it for the first time last week (truly epic!), and thought this was a cool way to start, by seeing this thing. It is a Ford pickup of some kind, that is fused in the rock and dirt. I would love to know the story about it though.

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    This one is high above Glenwood Springs, CO. I have no idea how that thing could have got there.
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    Man, just read through this............ bummed no picture of the 914 that you rode through on the a trail at skeggs point in the sanfran bay area
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    these are from like ten years ago.. i still go here a lot, haven't found much lately... a few bumpers.. i always hop the same firebird front bumper everytime i pass it, i've been jumping it for ten years lol
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    This looks like...

    ....a Chevy Nomad....not sure....it was on a trail called "Eight Bridges" in Stowe Vermont......
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffSkisMontana View Post
    ....a Chevy Nomad....not sure....it was on a trail called "Eight Bridges" in Stowe Vermont......
    Not that it matters, but Nomads were 2-door wagons, that one had 4 judging by the size of the opening and the door post that's still there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    Not that it matters, but Nomads were 2-door wagons, that one had 4 judging by the size of the opening and the door post that's still there.
    That's only true for the tri-five nomads. After that they came in 4 door flavor.

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    OK, no surprise they would've glommed onto the popularity of the Nomad name and watered it down, it's the way Detroit has always worked

    I haven't figured out what year the one in the photo is. The taillight area looks 53 or 54.
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    It certainly looks like its from the 50's but it's hard to tell with a blurry picture on my phone lol. Maybe the OP can snap a cleaner pic next time he rides that trail!

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    is there a separate abandoned boat thread?





    this vehicle will never be abandoned:


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    A lot of times, cars end up in these strange places due to flash floods. People try to cross a low water crossing and get swept away...car was never insured so why bother?

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    There used to be two old wrecked cars in the woods near my neighborhood in Fairfax VA. It appeared that one of them had bullet holes in it. Also, the parts to these cars are scattered about as if they exploded. As legend has it belonged to a bank robber who tried to drive the car through the woods in a pursuit and then crashed it. I call BS on that but still an interesting thing to think about Even weirder was this massive barrel thing nearby that I think was used to brew alcohol. Maybe some illegal moonshine production was going on back there a while ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by mk.ultra View Post

    is there a separate abandoned boat thread?

    That is bizarre. It kind of looks like a boat, and yet it's.... not. Stage prop of some kind?

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    Here's a rusty old Plymouth I came across "in the bog". This one was a little bit off the beaten track, but I caught a glimpse of it and did a little bushwhacking to go take a pic. Complete with bullet holes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyron View Post
    Man, just read through this............ bummed no picture of the 914 that you rode through on the a trail at skeggs point in the sanfran bay area
    Ya mean this?




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    Quote Originally Posted by mk.ultra View Post
    is there a separate abandoned boat thread?
    What trail is that on?? Pretty neat.
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    Willowdale State Forest, in Ipswich MA. For some reason, this trail is named Chevette.


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    Cool thread!

    The one without snow is a 1949 Chevy Fastback in Thacher Park, NY. The one with the snow is near Troy NY.
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    Abandoned vehicle???

    This was a new one for me. I passed this on the fireroad heading into Stewart State Forest. I thought it was odd that no rider was around. 3 hours later, I'm leaving, and the bike is still there. So, I guess it was abandoned...for a flat tire. Pretty much a POS, but I can't imagine not just walking the bike out with me.
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    Two more from MA

    I found these while biking in Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest a couple weeks ago. It must have been a fun ride getting the Jeep to where I found it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Biker View Post
    I found these while biking in Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest a couple weeks ago. It must have been a fun ride getting the Jeep to where I found it.
    Most likely a stolen Jeep and a pretty new one at that!
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    Pretty sure it was not stolen. I followed the trail it made on its journey back to a campfire that had lots of empties all around it. I think the "fishermen" (there were fishing poles in the Jeep) tried to take a shortcut to the lake. Next time I'm there, I'll look to see if it was really abandoned.

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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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    I had to review the whole thread to make sure I didn't double-post. Here's one I took a year ago in Fl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarguy View Post
    I had to review the whole thread to make sure I didn't double-post. Here's one I took a year ago in Fl.
    1949 or 1950 CHEVY TRUCK

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    Not much left of these two.






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    I see two perfect rat rod projects!

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    No motorized vehicles yet, but a footorized vehicle.


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    Went by this old pick-up off Grouse Ridge in the Tahoe Nat. Forest. He got down to a place long ago that he couldn't get out of.
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    Not sure if it's abandoned. The tree has been removed. Only time will tell (Jimmy Buffett reference).
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    Don't ask me what a cement mixer truck is doing out in the woods.
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    Came across this on my ride today. Its not so old, but it is abandoned nonetheless and pretty well beat to sh!t.
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    I can't help but imagine some "dark story" behind why these cars are abandoned in these places.
    Gives me the willies to think about actually.

    EDIT: Curious, do any of you look inside these abandoned cars?

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    The Abandoned Vehicle Thread

    Here's what I got

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methodical View Post
    No motorized vehicles yet, but a footorized vehicle.

    So where is the rider hanging?

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    Abandoned Vehicle thread

    hehehe I've seen similar at NorthShore


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    Quote Originally Posted by huffster View Post
    This was a new one for me. I passed this on the fireroad heading into Stewart State Forest. I thought it was odd that no rider was around. 3 hours later, I'm leaving, and the bike is still there. So, I guess it was abandoned...for a flat tire. Pretty much a POS, but I can't imagine not just walking the bike out with me.
    If I were you I would take it as I need one more bike for commuting.
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    Here's an old Plymouth delivery truck in SoCal.
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    There's one I'll be sure to get on my ride tomorrow. This thread is sweet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GelatiCruiser View Post
    There's one I'll be sure to get on my ride tomorrow. This thread is sweet!
    ya man, I think so too. Love checkin out old / abandoned chit out in the woods and such

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