Sunken sidecar of doom.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by _Mouse_, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. _Mouse_

    _Mouse_ Adventurer

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    Look at what I spotted from the new pedestrian bridge in the middle of town.

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    Its probably been there for 10s of years plus I think recovering it would be unfeasible as you'd have to free it from the mud and get it almost 1/2 mile up river to the nearest place where you could drag it ashore.
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  2. kcsv650s

    kcsv650s Adventurer

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    I'd be calling in sick and getting my shovel
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  3. krellheat

    krellheat Pepsi Challenged

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    Maybe there is a bike attached to it--just still covered.:evil
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  4. NomadRip

    NomadRip Always a n00b

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    +1!! Dig it up!
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  5. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Maybe there's a body in it! :eek1
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  6. vecchio Lupo

    vecchio Lupo Diplomatico Di Moto

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    You have to dig it up now, too many of us know it's there. It's what Indiana Jones would do. Think of it like the ultimate rat rig.
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  7. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    How did it get there?

    Just the sidecar won't roll.

    Seriously, there may be a motorcycle attached to it.

    Someone may have driven off into the water.
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  8. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    It looks like from the angle that part of the bike would be showing, but I agree, how the heck did a car get out there on its own? :huh

    Even if it is mucky it would be worth diging out. Maybe the police or whomever will do it to get litter out of the river??
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  9. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Looks a bit like a Velorex. I suspect it was washed ashore.
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  10. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    You HAVE TO go invstigate it.. if not for your own curiosity, then for all of us out here in internetland.

    I'd sneak out there and see what kind of damage it's sustained. Of course, I'd bring a friend and a few shovels.. in case it'd be worth saving.
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  11. DELTATANGO

    DELTATANGO Motorcyclist and Dog Walk

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    Would it float?
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  12. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    Pray, from whence does a hack wash ashore? :lol3
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  13. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    You need to get rubber gaters or shorts no shoes and wade through and look. Might be a bike under the muck. I'm a Deputy and have seen stranger stuff. More than likely a rider rode off and never had the bike recovered. I doubt there is a body in there. The local Law should have gone looking for a missing person in a crash.

    With the New Indi movie and the being a Adventure site you must and are forced to go look. You dont have a pair if you dont!:evil

    If that dosnt get you out there nothing will.
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  14. krellheat

    krellheat Pepsi Challenged

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    Meat for a year.
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  15. RomaDakota

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Don't know the specific gravity of fiberglass Velorex plus frame plus tire/wheel? Possibly. However not necessary, strong swollen river brings a lot of debris downstream...
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  16. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    Dig it up!

    :lurk
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  17. TRKTEK

    TRKTEK Been here awhile

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    All together now....DIG, DIG, DIG......:clap
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  18. vortexau

    vortexau Outside the Pod-bay

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  19. eastbloc

    eastbloc comprador bourgeois

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    vortex, those links are precious. Thanks for that :lol3
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