random things you find road/trail side?
Love this thread. I found a snap on socket spanner, an old rusty adjustable spanner that i take out with me when I’m on the fixie and a blackburn pump by the road over the years. Thought i found a set of white oakley radars but thwy turned out to be just cheap no name jobbies. On the trailside I seem to find a huge amount of anodized red rock shox rebound adjusters.
I dropped a bottle on one of the first jumps on lower cliff over chase and when i went back to collect it i notices there were loads of computers and bottles that had fallen to the same fate.Posted 4 years ago
I found a fire extinguisher in the middle of Stanmer woods once at about 9:30pm on a night ride in November.
It was a CO2 one and the pin was out.
I just *had* to give the handle a go.
5 seconds later there’s been a roar like a jet engine and I’m stood in the middle of a huge cloud of CO2 with my helmet and bike lights reflecting back at me.
Anyone watching from a distance must have thought aliens had landed.
What did I do?
Looked around guiltily in case anyone had seen me and pegged it, obviously – I’m still a 12 year old schoolboy at heart.Posted 4 years ago
Last few months:
Hedge pron, published. 🙂
Loads of gay-man hedge pron, printed from the internet. 🙂
A pink vibrator* 🙂
Several dead pets in piles of fly-tipped rubbish 🙁
*Was in a layby for weeks, then one day I passed and there was the the litter-pickers pulling up. I told them there was a pink thing down the end of the lay-by they should pick up 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Hahaha – I said something along the lines of ” There’s a pink thing down there that’s been there awhile, you’ll be wanting some gloves 😉 “
But yeah, I do have a habit of saying the wrong thing and looking like a total twit.
tom13 – can you send me one? I lost mine ages ago, you’ve probably passed it!Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
A molgrip which cleaned up nicely and is now regularly used
Not quite in line with title but this summer, playing in a stream in France with my son, we noticed a 10 Euro note floating down the stream so we grabbed it. a couple of minutes later another two 10 Euro notes also appeared so we got those too. No sign of any one further up stream.Posted 4 years agoslowjoMember
There was a trail in Thetford (in the days before it became popular)when I would frequently find erm….ladies undergarments and hosiery. It was generally on Sunday mornings so I guess the ‘action’ was taking place on Saturday evening.
Other than that….a tenner just blowing about on a cycle trail. There was no one else in sight, I hadn’t passed anyone coming the other way so I claimed it.
Gloves….hundreds of them. Probably off lorries.One roadie I used to ride with would religiously gather them all up and take them home. I have no idea what he did with so many gloves but he was one of those roadies who was ‘careful’ with him money!Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
Filleting knife ,which I reported to the Police ,just in case it had been used in <Taggart voice > a murder <Taggart Voice> .
Altura cape in a stuff bag ,that I cycled past for a week before picking it up and leaving it on a fencepost ,never moved so I took it and used it for years as my commute back up 🙂
Two two pound coins.
A few golf balls
A salmon ,right in the middle of the trail (Cairngorm) well away from any water ,but probably dropped by an Osprey .
I am always more surprised by the random lumps of large metal bits ( car/lorry)at the roadside ,then no broken down vehicle anywhere. 🙂Posted 4 years agofatladridesbikesMember
Found a 2ft glitter ball on the South Downs a few years back. It was in the middle of a field quite a way from any car parks etc so someone must have carried it there. God only knows what they were hoping to do with it?!?!
Once saw an alien in Stanmer woods around 9.30 on a night ride. Well I think it was an alien! There was a massive roar as it appeared but it looked more like a tall thin human like being shrouded in a cloud with a bright light emmiting from it. The light moved away from the cloud fairly quickly before i could get a good look at it and the cloud dissapeared after a few minutes…………….Posted 4 years agostumpy01Member
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I am always more surprised by the random lumps of large metal bits ( car/lorry)at the roadside ,then no broken down vehicle anywhere
I rode past a whole leaf spring assembly. Not just one leaf, but the whole thing. Must have been off a large vehicle too, as it was quite sizeable. Does make you wonder how these things just fall off, unless it fell off a scrap van’s load or something.Posted 4 years agoshermer75Member
The ones that freak me out are the suitcases full of clothes- generally open with the contents spilled a little. Seen that three four times at various points around the country. I can’t help but worry about the owner! I’m guessing there’s most likely a sad story attached to that 🙁Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
Not whilst I was out on the Bike but walking the Dog across the local Golf Links the Path goes across one of them small foot crossings of the Railway then through some Trees and back to the Road to the Golf Clubhouse.
A Kids Space Hopper, like one of them from the 70’s with the aggressive teeth. Took me ages to get it out the way as the Dog was going Bonkers and attacking it.Posted 4 years ago
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