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Old 09-29-2012, 02:43 AM   #181
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Best thing(person) I've found is a girl(my girlfriend now) who likes to ride and travel with me. She is the best traveling partner, for me.
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Old 09-29-2012, 10:21 AM   #182
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Originally Posted by peterman View Post
Found a little black puppy someone had dumped in the middle of 'the forest of nowhere.'
I saw it up ahead and wondered wtf it was,,then watched it run into the weeds beside the road when I rode by so I stopped a short ways up, and turned the bike off. It was terrified of me, and the bike and the wide world around it. It was a fat little fugger, so I figured it wasn't there that long. I got some snacks from my tankbag and gained it's confidence enuff to grab it with my gloved hand and hold it to calm it down. Long story short, it got a rescue home with 2 little girls that fell in love with it instantly,, and it with them. That's problly my most useful find while out riding.
The dog beats 'em all for best thing found.

I dunno, I'm sure maybe someone found a wife-to-be while out riding... but I've lived with women, and I've lived with dogs... and dogs were always the more rewarding option.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:30 PM   #183
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:31 AM   #184
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If anybody finds my crampbuster that fell of my bike when my dad took a joyride yesterday, let me know. ;)
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:45 AM   #185
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Found a nice folding hunter knife. Laying right in the middle of the trail. No one else around. Just me and my kids riding at the time. Up on the Gladwin route I think...
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:30 AM   #186
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I found a large hammer in NJ. Still use it now & then.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:59 AM   #187
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Was heading down valley on an errand on my 950 Adventure a few years ago and as I headed into the roundabout on the edge of town I saw one of thos canvas tool bags (About 16 inches long and as big around as a basketball) so I stopped and grabbed it. Almost dislocated my shoulder when I made the quick pick up on it. It was filled with High end electricians tools and must've weighed 30 pounds. Put it in my top box and went about my day. Placed ads on craigslist and even in the local paper and never got anything but scammers replying so I kept it. Still have it too. Its been convenient more than a few times.
Topes never seem to make me go any faster.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:51 AM   #188
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Never found anything useful riding, lost few things though. I had a bottle of drink strapped to the back of my 990, along with a wind proof undershirt. When i stopped, the shirt had gone, tho bottle was still there, and it was on the top. Few weeks later, i tied a liter container of motorex oil, expensive at 19 euros a liter, to the same rack, back of the bike, wouldnt you know it, at the first piss stop, the frigging oil was gone! Maybe a time to invest in one of them top boxes
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:15 AM   #189
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Is this good to find? Found my heartbeat for sure because of it.

And I think a new helmet is overdue.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #190
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While on the road:

- a full tackle box
- a 20' length of 1" braided steel tow cable
- half a bottle of hash oil
- an unopened bottle of champagne at a campsite - and lots of stacked firewood too

And at the parking lot at my office (thieves use it as a hidey spot/dump site after stealing cars):

- at least 3 sets of golf clubs
- the contents of a fishing tackle shop
- numerous tool boxes, some loaded
- empty wallets
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:01 PM   #191
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Originally Posted by justdirtyfun View Post
Is this good to find? Found my heartbeat for sure because of it.

And I think a new helmet is overdue.
If you are willing to put your head in that thing, a squashed spider is not going to make ANY difference to you
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:39 PM   #192
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Never found anything really cool, but I saw a honda civic or accord going 65+mph going up US75 in Dallas swerve in his lane. The driver door opened and a hand reached down to the pavement and snatched a loaf of Wonder bread out of the rush hour highway without slowing a bit.

I've seen lots of wrecks and such, but that takes the cake for "weird."

edit: I did find a magazine for a keltec p11 once. Traded it even for a p3at magazine from my buddy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:02 AM   #193
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"Most useful thing you found while riding?"

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Old 10-30-2012, 07:24 PM   #194
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Right about here-

3 weeks on the CL lost and found and no takers...
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:57 AM   #195
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I don't know how I would have carried it home had I been on the bike, but yesterday I found a chainsaw laying in an intersection. Unfortunately the owner knew he dropped it and I had to give it back.
Originally Posted by dogjaw
I'm a bike slut, I love them all
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