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Woot woot! Things found on a ride -- (non-D)

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I never really find anything while riding my bicycle. A couple of bidons, dead animals and such.

But when walking and hiking I find a lot of stuff. One of the weirdest things I found in Norway was a MTB wheel. The funny thing is, that I found in a mountain area where you definately couldn't ride a bicycle. In additon it was about 30km from the nearest gravel road.

At a Danish beach i found a bone from a sturgeon that was washed onto the beach. At the time I didn't know what it was (I am a biologist) so I mailed it to the museum of natural history. They later replied that it was a bone from a sturgeon, which hadn't been seen in Danish waters for some 100 years. They kept it for their collection and instead gave me a large jaw with teeth from a shark. Very nice of them, and I still have it hanging on my wall.
 
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analo69 said:
They later replied that it was a bone from a sturgeon, which hadn't been seen in Danish waters for some 100 years. They kept it for their collection and instead gave me a large jaw with teeth from a shark. Very nice of them, and I still have it hanging on my wall.

That's pretty cool, I wouldn't mind a set of shark teeth.
 
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I havn't found squat, although some dude was crossing a pedestrian crossing one time, reached into his pocket for some keys or something and inadvertently dislodged 2 $50 notes which floated towards me. I called him back for it.
 
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How have only two people found road porn on here? The season does not begin for me until I find road porn, happens at least 4-5 times a year. The main road I ride is a very tourist heavy road (to the grand canyon) so I don't know if that has any effect on it.
Another thing I find a lot of are windshield wipers. Seems like I am always hopping over those. Unfortunately, diapers are not that uncommon either.

4-5 times a year! I've only ever found road porn once in 20 years of riding and that was 15 years ago! I still remember it though... it was hardcore Euro porn not the usual newsstand stuff.
 
I have not found much over the last couple of months. Today I found a dollar bill in the weeds at the side of the road in a wildlife management area.

A few days ago I found a baby duck in the brush at the edge of a pond. I thought he might have been left behind by the other ducklings that were swimming alongside a couple of full grown ducks at the other side of the pond, so I caught it, ran over to the where the other ducklings were, and sort of threw it near the others. It seemed happier, but maybe touching it might get it rejected by the other ducks.
 
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4-5 times a year! I've only ever found road porn once in 20 years of riding and that was 15 years ago! I still remember it though... it was hardcore Euro porn not the usual newsstand stuff.

I used to find exposed but un-developed film in the street, when I lived next to a notorious "massage parlor". (for the Euros who might not have such places lets just say they give very complete massage and other services)

But where the heck so you live?
 
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I used to find exposed but un-developed film in the street, when I lived next to a notorious "massage parlor". (for the Euros who might not have such places lets just say they give very complete massage and other services)

But where the heck so you live?

did you have it developed?
 
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ImmaculateKadence said:
You guys find porn on rides? I always find used condoms whilst riding my mountain bike, sucks when they stick to your tires. Where's the emoticon for vomit?
That is disgusting!
I've always wondered why I often see condoms lying on the streets . Mostly in the city during my conmute to work.
My theory has always been that the road-sidewalk cleaning crews don't pick them up.
 
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ImmaculateKadence said:
You guys find porn on rides? I always find used condoms whilst riding my mountain bike, sucks when they stick to your tires. Where's the emoticon for vomit?

OT: There used to be lots of used condoms discarded in the laneway behind my block of flats. For a few years I supposed that local teens had sex in the laneway if their parents didn't let them at it at home. Finally it dawned on me that the local prostitutes brought their johns to the laneway. (The area is known for it's street workers.) Clearly I am a bit slow. :eek:

Not pretty, especially when you find them stuck to your car in the morning. But at least people were practising "safe sex".
 
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I used to find exposed but un-developed film in the street, when I lived next to a notorious "massage parlor". (for the Euros who might not have such places lets just say they give very complete massage and other services)

But where the heck so you live?

Europeans know off massage parlours pretty well. It is the oldest job in the world, so I guess it was here before it went to the new world. Where I live in Denmkark there is plenty of prostitutes and massage parlours. It seems to me though that it is mostly Africans and Eastern Europeans who get imported to do the dirty work in Denmark. What a shame for them. In the old days I guess it was mostly Danish junkies who tried to earn some money to buy more heroin.
 
Even though I have 4000+ miles so far, it has not been a good year for finding stuff. Today I found an LED headlamp at the base of a fence to the side of the gate to a closed campground in the national forest. At first I thought, "Cool!" But after getting home I found that it was made by Energizer and the battery campartment door has no gasket, so it is not waterproof. It is probably barely water resistant. It works, so I will count this as a woot.
 
I found a cool old track frame for $50 at a garage sale I passed shortly after the floods here in Brisbane. My Saturday training ride got cut very short as I dashed home to start cleaning it up :D

A new paint job, bar tape, saddle and some Deep V's laced to Miche track hubs and I'm up a pretty decent track bike!
 
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Not found anything when out riding but then the majority of my riding is done on busy city streets and therefore reckon there is too much competition for the street trash.

was about half a second from standing on a brown snake while running a few months ago, was trying to figure out whether i was meant to be turning or not, looked down and my foot was just about to land on it.

oh and a friend and i kind of found a dead body while walking about 15 years ago. technically the kids in front of us found it. Floating in thames.
 
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My father was visiting for a two week vacation. I went out for a ride and saw the chain and hook you use to hang a folding suitcase on the ground. Kept riding but I knew when I got home it would be in my house.

Sure enough I get home and there it is on the kitchen counter. My dad proudly holds it up and says "look what I found, you might need this some day". That was 2003. Haven't needed it yet.

He's always finding things and bringing them into my and my sibling's homes: nails and screws, sections of rope, and once the skulls of two dead foxes.
 
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back in the day, ditch porn was always a good find. but the internet put a dent in that. Back in the day one could find street walkers on Harbor if you cut it short on the SA river trail and headed south on Sunflower. but the internet killed that as well.

Found what some might call ditch weed growing below O'Neil Park in the canyon on a mountain bike ride last year. which is nice
 
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BroDeal said:
We need more "non-D" threads. People need to ante up. :)

What types of swag have you found while riding?

I have found lots of construction tools, bike multi-tools, knives, CDs, and a kitten.

Here is my kitten story: I stopped in a shaded, dirt area just off the road to get out of the heat. It was out in BFE at the base of a small canyon in Utah. I heard a weak meowing and looked down to find a kitten about six inches from my foot. So I reached down, picked it up, and then spotted a full grown cat of the same color nearby on its side--dead. I ended up riding twenty miles or so home with one hand while carrying the kitten in the other.

Swag? Uh I found a Rapha jersey once :p