Anybody else ever lost fancy kit?
I went for a walk up Ben More (nr Crianlarich) and dropped my quite-new and quite-expensive digital camera on the way up.
Searched high and low, couldn’t find it.
Mentioned it to the B&B people, who mentioned it to the police.
And the following afternoon it was returned! Somebody found it the next morning walking their dog!
(Bit damp, as it was a cold foggy night, but recovered just fine).Posted 7 years agoguitarheroSubscriber
Left my Oakley M frame glasses and spare lenses in their hard case in a car park after a ride. £100+Posted 7 years ago
Left my few ride old DT2350 front wheel in a car park after a ride. Didn’t realise till next day. Funnily enough it wasn’t there when I went back. £260
That’s my two biggest, but there have been others. Feeling better?coffeekingMember
Lost, or rather decided not to chase any further, a £300 kiteboard after ditching in heavy onshore winds, 10ft waves and a strong outward tide. dragged in, ditched kite and swam back out after it and could see it getting further and further away from me but had to admit defeat/the loss as I started to lose sight of shore and was getting a bit too tired to swim against the tide. Best choice I ever made, I really understood the meaning of “exhausted” when the adrenalin of being “lost at sea” vanished as I reached the beach and collapsed for 5 minutes in the shallows trying to gather my senses and stop my legs shaking.Posted 7 years agoAdmiralableMember
Mate and me found a pair of fancy walking sticks boxing day. Had a great time playing Star Wars with them till they broke 🙁 rather disapointed really. 🙁
I left a pair of Fox forks on a train back from Mojo once after having just had them serviced too 🙁 £560 for some new ones. They got handed in to lost property though and Arriva trains gave them me back 3 weeks later. After I’d bought the new ones.Posted 7 years ago
Those Decathlon fleeces are bloody excellent VFM! Better than my £30 Berghaus ones actually. I’d’ve gone back for it too, bloody right I would’ve.
I once lent a mate of mine a Nikon film cam and lens. Probbly about £250 worth s/h. The numpty left it on a Tube train. My GF at the time’s very adorable but quite young and sweet and innocent and naive little friend said brightly ‘oh but someone will hand it in for sure so you’ll get it back’. Bless her.
She was right and all! 😯 😳Posted 7 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
Left a brand new pair of top of the range Nike MTB shoes outside the showers at Margam Park enduro a couple of years back, never seen again. I then repeated the same trick 6 months later, I took them off next to my van to pick up before I left, someone saw them and pushed them further under to stop someone stealing them, I didn’t remember them because I didn’t see them and drove off, only realized when I’d got home and couldn’t find them.
Also lost a pair of Oakley M-frames in a bush at Mountain Mayhem after crashing, couldn’t find em for all my searching!Posted 7 years ago
I took them out on boxing day and have just realised I left them against a signpost in the Carn Mairg carpark
Goes to show just how much you don’t really need them……..
Not that day,ice axe and crampons weather; new poles stayed in the sack until I got back to carpark and took them out so I could stuff all my gear into my rucksack an avoid the fug of sweaty walker in the car.Actually maybe I will not show my wife this thread!
M-C; I picked them! But I do have previous for leaving a hideous Paul Smith scarf on a train…
Thanks folks, cheered me up,I am going to try lost property tmw mind.Posted 7 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I lost my Bolle sunglasses on a descent in france. Lucky they were £3 really. I know myself too well to buy Oakleys
OTOH… I left my last camera on the west highland way one night, while pissed out of my skull. Spent ages the next day looking for it, not a sign. Gave up, left my details at the campsite just on the offchance. Days later a walker found it and handed it in, and it was right as rain. There are cool people still out there (and also Canon make good cameras!) I know people who just write things off as soon as they’re lost but they do sometimes come back to you.Posted 7 years agohungry monkeyMember
3rd ride with a pair of spesh adaptalite glasses… must have hooked them into my jersey at some point, cos i never saw them again 🙁
funnily enough none of the big group of riders down the same (little used) trail had seen them either… 🙄
i did go back and ride the trail 3 times over the next 2 weeks aswell 🙁Posted 7 years ago
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