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Okay guys and gals, get your mind out of the gutter. Better yet, put you mind back in the gutter.

I have this thing about picking up loose screws, nails, bolts, etc. from the road when I see them. I view them as road hazards and potentially damaging. How many of you do the same and what is the most unusual thing you picked up from the street while on a ride?

My story -- I was on a group ride in the country. We were doing a single pace line and I was about 3 or 4 behind the lead rider when I spotted something on the road to my left through my peripheral vision. I signed to those behind me that I was pulling off and went back to find a hay bailing hook in the middle of country road. I could imagine a motorcycle hitting it while doing about 60mph.
 

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with some of my ex-girlfriend yes...oh wait that's not the question

Yeah I pick up stuff when I see it, usually in a parking lot, not all the time while riding. depends on what it is.
 

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I do this if I spot it at red lights and parking lots. I got this behavior when working for Lockheed and and we had to do F.O.D. walks on the taxi way and runways for the SR-71 and U-2's.
 

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I once found an alternator for a car sitting in the middle of the road and moved it off to the side.
 

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I found an interesting test of how cheap I was this week.

On the way to work, I sometimes see change on the ground... I discovered that I will stop for a dime, but not for a penny.
 

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I once found the neighbor's cat, dead in the middle of the road. It was kind of a bummer, especially considering that it was Christmas morning. So I scooped up Pete (yes, it was Pete the cat), put him in a garbage bag, and went over to the neighbor to deliver the bad news. Lady answers the door...she lives alone with her young son...and I very carefully and fake-sadly told her about Pete. She kind of perked up, said she hated Pete and she'll just tell her son he ran away. She asked me to throw Pete away in the garbage, which I did. Merry Christmas, Pete. But at least I got him off the road.
 

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I saw one at on intersection the other day.
Gave it to the guy in the car next to me.
He problably thought i was nuts but he took it.
 

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Another time I found a wallet .... full of cash and credit cards. I turned it in at the police station. The officer looked in the wallet and remarked; "The cash is still in it!"

Yea, so?
 

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Jim311 said:
I found a case for an ebony porno DVD.



Sadly it was empty.
That's funny. We found a box of mostly wrecked porno tapes under the Forest Hill Bridge outside of Auburn, CA when hiking. I didn't pick any of them up though!

I guess someone wanted to see porno fall 700 feet straight down.
 

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I will kick rocks out off the road in the canyons. Heck I'm climbing so slow, it's not much of an effort to drop a toe and kick one off the road;.

I will pick up change at intersections if i'm stopped and waiting for the light to change.
 

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It would certainly be a Merry Christmas at my house if that happened. My cat is a big pain in the butt, but I'm stuck with her until she's gone.
 

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Chain said:
I will kick rocks out off the road in the canyons. Heck I'm climbing so slow, it's not much of an effort to drop a toe and kick one off the road;.

I will pick up change at intersections if i'm stopped and waiting for the light to change.

I once kicked, what I thought was going to be a small cardboard box (about 6" cubed) out of the road, toward the gutter. Turned out to be a small black of concrete.:cryin:
 
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