most useful thing you found while riding?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by scmopar, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Digasi

    Digasi Been here awhile

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    $35

    Decided the only thing I could do with it was purchase a cheap lunch and use the rest for gas and search for some lonely roads.
  2. 131unlimited

    131unlimited Been here awhile

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    25 years ago on an 85 XL350 found a tool box loaded with tools out in the woods. They were left by a jeep or truck and had a decent amount of rust. Bungeed it up and took it home. Cleaned all the tools up and still use the tool box and tools to this day.
  3. DustyRags

    DustyRags Idiot

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    About 40 lbs of venison and half a dozen vultures. Great photo up! I started slowing down just when the unholy stench of putrefying Bambi penetrated my helmet, and sped back up.

    Last spring I spotted a coffee cup on a bumper. I was on a new-to-me bike, so my brother on his trusty Nighthawk 250 zipped in, dumped the coffee and handed the cup to the flabbergasted driver.

    Weirdest thing wasn't even on a bike- it was canoeing down below the Hoover dam. Stop, crawl outa the water, make camp and wander back into a slot canyon about 150 yards, and there's a gap in the rock... that had a brand new 3 D cell maglight in it. Worked perfectly, even had batteries. Used it for years until I left it by the side of the road.
  4. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    Tell us you changed the batteries, right? :D
  5. rebake

    rebake Long timer

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    My iphone today.After it bounced,slid,tumbled down the road at 60 mph.Otter box is smashed,as is the camera,but it still takes and sends calls.Ed
  6. ShineySideUp

    ShineySideUp Been here awhile

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    Several years ago I was in my cage getting on the SF bay bridge, east bound, from Treaure island. I look down and to my left is practically an entire tool box. looked in the rear view mirror no one behind me, scoop up the tools throw them in the car and take off. apperantly fell off some ones truck. still have most of the tools.
  7. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    :dunno this maybe? :evil

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  8. Ilikebikes

    Ilikebikes Adventurer

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    3/8" Craftsman ratchet.

    20" of nice 2" steel channel stock I cut in half and use for a grate in my wood burning stove. Works great!

    $20 bill while walking with my wife in Puerto Rico. We immediately lost it back in a casino.
  9. Ilikebikes

    Ilikebikes Adventurer

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    Oh, yeah, a 1 gallon gas can in the woods, too.
  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    A 16 oz. Bluegrass brand claw hammer with ACE scratched on the handle near the head.
    I was going around Lexinton on New Circle and spotted a new red gas jug in the weeds. I hooked a U-ie and it was mine.
  11. DirtMedic

    DirtMedic Intrepid Explorer

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    I was taking the long way to work in the morning a few months back riding through the state forest and found a brand new pair of nice running shoes at a redneck hang out by the river. They were my size. Took them home, washed them, and am wearing them right now.
  12. DirtyOldMan

    DirtyOldMan Long timer

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    Some poor redneck had to walk home barefoot after his swim.:cry
  13. DirtMedic

    DirtMedic Intrepid Explorer

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    :D Only if he likes to swim in an alligator and water moccasin infested dark river at 7 a.m. on a week day morning ten miles from nowhere with no vehicle. It is a party spot so my best guess is someone was drunk :freaky the night before and left them. Finder's keepers, loser's weepers! :ksteve
  14. Spaggy

    Spaggy Long timer

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    Found a Husqvarna chainsaw sitting on the shoulder of the road. Not beat or rashed like it had fallen off a truck but just sitting there. I think someone must have taken it out of their trunk to change a tire or something and just forgot it there. Sold it for $250 and spent it on hookers and beef jerky.
  15. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    While I didn't find these things while out riding I thought I'd share the stories-

    Not sure if I mentioned this before in this thread but....at an AC/DC Show back during the salad days I looked down when the house lights came on after the opening band and saw the nicest bone pipe with leather inlays loaded with an unmolested charge of the most beautiful light blonde hash I'd ever seen.

    Found a crystal the size of my fist while sitting out in a field at a Rainbow Gathering outside of Paonia, CO years back but I gave it to a friend who tried blow his head off with a 9mm for strength.

    I got a few more, but those are two of the better-find-stories.

    Dirty
  16. bmwgo

    bmwgo I love moto's

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  17. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.™

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    So, I feel that I have to ask...How do you blow your head off for strength?
  18. Handy

    Handy Sunburnt

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    I thought he was saying that he gave his friend the crystal for strength, because he needed some after trying to blow his head off.
  19. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    So he could do a better job next time or not do it at all? I'm so confused.

    1911fan
  20. Andyvh1959

    Andyvh1959 Cheesehead Klompen

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    Da frozen tundra eh? 1.5 mile west of Lambeau
    A motorcycle wheel chock! Nice chrome plated one too!