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Old 03-09-2012, 04:57 PM   #136
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Gold Fish?
A, yeah that's it. Riding alone a little too long ? eh Dakez
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:48 PM   #137
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I have found a 12" adjustable spanner and an almost new 1lb ball pein hammer. I also found an expensive looking cigarette lighter, unfortunately it had be run over. Several times.
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #138
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:59 PM   #139
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A deer rifle, fully loaded, at Bean Canyon up on the ridge. Left it alone figuring the owner was somewhere near.....

Two weeks later went back up there and it's still there, so used the sling and rode off.....ya ever tried riding single track thru some trees with a rifle slung across yer back???

Had the local Sheriff dept run the numbers, came out clean.... WTF??

How do you walk off and leave your hunting rifle behind?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:13 AM   #140
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Scooped up a Fossil wristwatch lying in the road while on my way to work. Had been run over as strap was twisted and crystal scratched. I straightened the strap which was exactly the right length. Still have the watch.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:22 AM   #141
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A deer rifle, fully loaded, at Bean Canyon up on the ridge. Left it alone figuring the owner was somewhere near.....

Two weeks later went back up there and it's still there, so used the sling and rode off.....ya ever tried riding single track thru some trees with a rifle slung across yer back???

Had the local Sheriff dept run the numbers, came out clean.... WTF??

How do you walk off and leave your hunting rifle behind?
I've left kayak gear at the ramp when my blood sugar had dropped really low after an open ocean trip out and back, but yours seems like there may be a more ominous reason. Wonder if the prior owner is even still alive.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:18 AM   #142
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a handful of dirt and a rock

early 80's ridding a husky 79 cr at my in-laws farm.
kept going up in the hills further and further away from the farm
silly me, on my own, no tools
haerd a rattle , stopped, looked at the rear sprocket
all the bolts just about out
bashed them tight with the rock.

mate's tt 500 caught alight
middle of nowhere
everyone looked at me the fireman
flames like a blowtorch 3' out of the breather in the fuel cap
grabbed a handful of dirt jammed it in the hole

i couldn't stop laughing all day
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:30 AM   #143
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A deer rifle, fully loaded, at Bean Canyon up on the ridge. Left it alone figuring the owner was somewhere near.....

Two weeks later went back up there and it's still there, so used the sling and rode off.....ya ever tried riding single track thru some trees with a rifle slung across yer back???

Had the local Sheriff dept run the numbers, came out clean.... WTF??

How do you walk off and leave your hunting rifle behind?
My dad was a logger back in the 40's and 50's he said once in a while they would find a rifle in a tree that had over grown it. I would guess that the hunter got all excited about a kill and forgot where he left his rifle probably looked for days for it and still could not remember where he put it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:04 AM   #144
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A 30 foot logging chain.
I found a choker chain once, its been very useful, but I didn't find it while riding


the most useful thing I have found while riding is a shortcut, I've actually found several, more important, I've found the long way around as well
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #145
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my sanity....although these days I am starting to think it's usefulness is overrated...

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Old 04-09-2012, 09:20 AM   #146
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My dad was a logger back in the 40's and 50's he said once in a while they would find a rifle in a tree that had over grown it. I would guess that the hunter got all excited about a kill and forgot where he left his rifle probably looked for days for it and still could not remember where he put it.
That's exactly how the town of Rifle, Colorado got it's name.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:47 PM   #147
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A twenty dollar bill, wrapped around the stem of some weeds by the breeze. Found just beside the drive way of a gas station.
It made the difference between coasting into my destination hungry and on fumes, and full of both stomach and tank.
I had three dollars in my pocket when I stopped for gas.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:34 PM   #148
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Funny, but my wife and I have a running argument over this very topic. I say if it's on the road, it's free booty. She says I need to leave it there because "the owner will come back looking for it". I've picked lots of tools, bungees, and tie-down straps (and other stuff) over the years. Nothing spectacular stands out in my mind...
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:56 PM   #149
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Funny, but my wife and I have a running argument over this very topic. I say if it's on the road, it's free booty. She says I need to leave it there because "the owner will come back looking for it". I've picked lots of tools, bungees, and tie-down straps (and other stuff) over the years. Nothing spectacular stands out in my mind...

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Old 06-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #150
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june 16
on the way in from dropping off my wife's supper.A Harley rider pulled out in front of me and launched a cases of bud light into the ditch right in front of meas he rode off into the sunset I pulled off and walked back to pick up my booty so thank you white Harley rider on highway 9 west of pageland SC
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