most useful thing you found while riding?

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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    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.
  2. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    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
  3. EddMc

    EddMc are we there yet

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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.
  4. randyo

    randyo Long timer

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    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
  5. stevie t

    stevie t some dude, somewhere....

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    my sanity....although these days I am starting to think it's usefulness is overrated...
  6. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer

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    That's exactly how the town of Rifle, Colorado got it's name.
  7. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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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.:D
    I had three dollars in my pocket when I stopped for gas.:wink:
  8. rgoers

    rgoers Been here awhile

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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...
  9. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Wives will never understand Man Law....

    Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers:D (or, you gotta learn to tie up yer gear!)
  10. scmopar

    scmopar Been here awhile

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    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 me:happay:clapas he rode off into the sunset I pulled off and walked back to pick up my booty:clap so thank you white Harley rider on highway 9 west of pageland SC :beer
  11. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    If you happen through Cody, Wyoming, stop in and check out the Dug Up Gun Museum. There are some interesting stories in there.
  12. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    i found a nice chaulk line brand new. not even chaulked yet. works great for constructing my new man cave:evil
  13. goezer

    goezer The Traveler

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    A real one, in a parking lot in Mesa AZ. It was 112 deg and had been sitting in the sun for awhile. On the pavement. Black pavement.
    Good thing I had my gloves on.
  14. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    Speaking of, I found a bungee cord last summer, but I couldn't pick it up. The rubber in the cord has melted INTO the also melting asphalt :eek1
  15. sion

    sion sigh-own

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    I found a one of those preloaded credit cards, visa I think it was...called the number on back and found it had $6 left on it...bought part of a tank of gas
  16. mgmuellner

    mgmuellner Adventurer

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    Peace and quiet/relaxation is the most valuable thing I have found.
  17. More_Miles

    More_Miles ├╝ber-n00b

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    Baddest of the bad asses!:rofl:lol3 Sorry, I just can't keep from laughing at the mental image!
  18. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Too bad it didn't have $2M on it :D
  19. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Found a BLUE (are yall seeing a pattern here?) 3 d cell mag light tonight. Unfortunately it looks like it was kicked around the road awhile. Doesnt turn on and the front lens wont unscrew....so will have to see if I can do a bit of repair!!!! :evil
  20. mfp4073

    mfp4073 Long timer

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    Just walked in and found it had turned itself on somehow. Now it seems to be working fine? :huh