Stuff on the side of the road

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by bootlegger, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. bootlegger

    bootlegger Member

    I dont know about anyone else but since Ive been riding my bike I have been amazed of the stuff on the side of the road.

    My dirty mag collection (some really cool ones) has grown dramatically thanks to guys throwing them out the window. Im figuring they look at them and toss them so their wives dont find them.

    Today I found a brand new street directory.

    Anyone else found anything pretty cool?

    The only downside was someone the other day threw their lunch at me.

  2. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    urine bombs come to mind..... lol

    i cant wait to get a trailer built so i can make dump runs for bike scrap lol
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    People throw their old wheels out? Or they have come off cars?:devilish:

    Or you stop for used porn? :ack2::ack2::ack2:
  4. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Getting lost pays, I was trying to find my way back to a highway in the next county over, the pavement turned to dirt, and rather than U-turn, I plowed ahead, and when it came to a fork, I took what looked like a road, but was a 3 mile long driveway.

    When turned around to head back, and got to the junction, I spotted some old copper tubing. This was when the price was sky high.

    The bike I was riding had no basket, but I was wearing my backpack. I got off the bike, was going to simply foldup the two pieces, found there was a whole lot more, kind of piled amidst 3 wild hedges.

    A meth-heads stash!!

    So, I headed home, returned the next day on Rocinante and a pair of metal cutters and a garbage bag.

    I netted a little over $23 next time I made a recycling run.

    Also found a toolbelt with a small peen hammer and small pliers within 10 feet of the leather kit, and probably 20 bungie cords over the years.
  5. bootlegger

    bootlegger Member

    So it was you that stole our copper water pipes. When we moved into our new house, turned on the taps and guess what, no water. Didnt need another bill like that after forking out a 200 grand. :veryangry:
  6. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Yeah but did he take your porn?

    Seriously I found a Greenlee hacksaw and some metric wrenches.
  7. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Lots of tools, mostly odds and ends but recently a complete rail of Snap-On deep well 8-18 mm metric sockets. Of course, if I could only find the rightful owner but alas it's a very busy road.......
  8. bootlegger

    bootlegger Member

    Not sure if anyone here has heard the term "Porn Brothers".

    Basically you tell your mate where you have hidden your porn stash. Your mate tells you wheres his is kept. If one of you die you go to your their place and get the porn out before the family discover it and find out you are a deviate.

    Your Porn Brother gets to keep the porn.:tt1:

    I think its a great arrangement and everyone is a winner.
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    not sure where they came from ??
    a while back I was seeing many spark plugs on the side of out road ways ??
    it's not like these things just fall out ??
    thinking that someone had a bucket full driving around throwing them at things ??
    or maybe they droped out of a used car repair flatbed truck ??
    it was strange seeing a spark plug every few miles !!
  10. robin bird

    robin bird Member

    Its a good idea to wear good sunglasses when riding because big bolts and all kinds of debris gets sucked out of the back of pickup trucks. It would be sad to get hit with something big.
  11. Just_Gasit

    Just_Gasit Member

    The spark plugs fall off the frame rails, splash guards and who knows where else from tune up mechanics that drop one or two and don't bother looking for them. Same for the tools mostly. They get left on the fender well or air filter and the dope that put them there forgot to put them away before he closed the hood. Expensive lesion for the noob mechanic. My best road side pickup (not on a bike) was a mint condition Jack-a-lope, he still hangs on the wall in the hallway!
  12. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    whats a jack a lope?
  13. Just_Gasit

    Just_Gasit Member

  14. Just_Gasit

    Just_Gasit Member

    "What's a Jack-a-lope?".... HAHAHA, I think I nearly pee'd myself on that one...
  15. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

  16. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    ain't no laughing matter !!

    ain't no laughing matter !!

    two of them things beat our large dog up last night !!
    now our dog won't come out of her dog house !!

    MM -- plenty of those things up here in the mountains
  17. Quadranut

    Quadranut Member

    the best find ? Especially in Michigan is can hunting

    Yoopers ,Trolls and Border Townies will know what I mean

  18. RMWdave

    RMWdave Member

    haha i never found anything cool yet in all 22 years of bein alive. the one chance i had happened to be a fifty on a wet road. you think that came up spendable? no ****ing way lol