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Title: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 25, 2011, 10:28:31 pm
I'm always finding stuff on rides, from £5 notes to this.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/35655973985_1b83b1d514_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbQa)100_0418 (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbQa) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
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Post by: Andrew Br on October 25, 2011, 11:03:02 pm
You found a Carradice ?
You lucky, lucky bastard.

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Post by: Kim on October 25, 2011, 11:20:58 pm
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 26, 2011, 09:21:03 am
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those! it was in a hedgerow actually, discarded from a hurtling peugot chavmobile I wouldn't  wonder.
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Post by: Domestique on October 26, 2011, 09:40:46 am
I love finding stuff when out for a ride  :smug:
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 26, 2011, 10:12:43 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_0424.jpg)

found this about a month ago, probably same peugot chavmobile but different location.  Don't you just love Mc Donalds ???
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Post by: Kim on October 26, 2011, 12:43:26 pm
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 26, 2011, 01:17:56 pm
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.

Forgive my lack of colloquialitical knowledge, but why?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 26, 2011, 01:20:25 pm
I love finding stuff when out for a ride  :smug:

what have you found recently then?
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 26, 2011, 03:01:34 pm
Papa Smurf, Donkey, now you need a Penguin from Madagascar!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 27, 2011, 03:08:27 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_0426.jpg)

Brand new,   unfortunately for me they were way too small. ::-)
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Post by: matthew on October 27, 2011, 09:25:40 pm
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.

Forgive my lack of colloquialitical knowledge, but why?

The London cycle superhighways are surfaced with a lurid blue tarmac
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 28, 2011, 01:34:27 pm
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.

Forgive my lack of colloquialitical knowledge, but why?

The London cycle superhighways are surfaced with a lurid blue tarmac

Thanks for that, now I dont feel like a 'numpty know nofing' no more
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Post by: sg37409 on November 09, 2011, 07:37:21 am
Riding along on the tandem with my son recently, he mentioned casually, I just saw a £20 note. He didn't sound  very excited about it so I thought for a second, then decided not to leave it to chance: sure enough there it was ! 
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 09, 2011, 07:14:08 pm
Riding along on the tandem with my son recently, he mentioned casually, I just saw a £20 note. He didn't sound  very excited about it so I thought for a second, then decided not to leave it to chance: sure enough there it was !

So being on a tandem that'll be £10 each then :thumbsup:
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Post by: eck on November 09, 2011, 07:19:36 pm
Earlier this summer, while we were out on the tandem, Mrs eck espied a red Speciaized BG track mitt, RH only. So, if anyone finds a LH one, I'm sure we could come to some arrangement.  :-\
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 10, 2011, 03:06:47 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4012/35655973685_baecbff8a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbJZ)100_0467 (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbJZ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
I dont know how they manage to get home, this was miles from any where! any body want it, its 170mm good pedal. (see free stuff)
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Post by: Kim on November 10, 2011, 03:08:36 pm
Fell off the bike on the back of a car, presumably.
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Post by: Peter on November 12, 2011, 12:28:54 am
It's Wigan football rattle.  You hold the pedal and swing the crank.  You get the same wrist exercise as a normal rattle but without waking the team up.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 25, 2011, 09:41:14 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4070/34814832704_20f66cbe42_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3t7Qh)100_0472 (https://flic.kr/p/V3t7Qh) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Ummm! toasty!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 29, 2011, 05:20:48 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4282/35525661211_bd2192d830_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hioc)100_0479 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hioc) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

useful for cleaning the ol' velocipede on ones return, what!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Rhys W on November 29, 2011, 11:02:29 pm
Who the hell discards half a sponge?
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Post by: Kim on November 29, 2011, 11:07:44 pm
Someone who only needs the first half?
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Post by: clarion on November 29, 2011, 11:17:02 pm
Camping, mate.  Travelling light.  Remember the Cranes sawed off the handles of their toothbrushes?
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Post by: Kim on November 29, 2011, 11:30:27 pm
Remember the Cranes sawed off the handles of their toothbrushes?

Nowt wrong with that... (https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=45696.msg1096386#msg1096386)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Rhys W on November 30, 2011, 10:17:54 am
Camping, mate.  Travelling light.  Remember the Cranes sawed off the handles of their toothbrushes?

Oh, of course - I forgot how heavy sponges are.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 30, 2011, 01:19:08 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/35525660661_151541e76f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hidH)100_0484 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hidH) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Now I'll be well insulated for the winter ::-) My favourite colour too! :thumbsup:
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 02, 2011, 12:09:57 am
Camping, mate.  Travelling light.  Remember the Cranes sawed off the handles of their toothbrushes?
You mean they shaved their moustaches?  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Steph on December 25, 2011, 11:06:57 am
All I ever seem to find is hedgeporn.
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Post by: clarion on December 26, 2011, 08:19:24 pm
Ah yes, we found some hedgerow grumble the other day.

Except it was in the middle of the street.

Outside the doctor's.

???
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Post by: hellymedic on December 31, 2011, 12:54:33 am
Ah yes, we found some hedgerow grumble the other day.

Except it was in the middle of the street.

Outside the doctor's.

???

Mebbe someone needed to produce a semen sample...
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Post by: clarion on February 03, 2012, 01:46:17 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/ado15/IMAG0230.jpg)

At Kildale
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Post by: jogler on February 03, 2012, 05:16:45 pm
Deano loaned that badge to Clarke Kent & the dozy merkin went and lost it.
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Post by: Chris S on February 03, 2012, 05:37:48 pm
Is that an impressively round, and yet slightly nutty looking cow pat it's nestling against?
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Post by: Jurek on February 03, 2012, 05:41:34 pm
I thought 'found' object was the Look cleat washer  ???
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Post by: Oaky on February 03, 2012, 05:52:10 pm
This is in the wrong board for the distinctly NSFW thing I saw in the hedge on my ride yesterday.
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Post by: Chris S on February 03, 2012, 08:28:51 pm
Was it a bottle of wee?
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Post by: Oaky on February 03, 2012, 08:45:15 pm
Nope.  Did you lose one somewhere?  ;D  :demon:

Description of said very NSFW item follows (in spoiler tags)

(click to show/hide)

Although I did take a picture, I'm not linking it here (even on NSFW) since I can't at the moment think of anywhere I could upload it to link to it from here without potentially accidentally having it show up in internet searches for me.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 17, 2012, 07:09:43 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4083/35655971825_44a3a17ee0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbbV)100_0702 (https://flic.kr/p/WjNbbV) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

useful polishing rag. Although it weighs b@@@@@@ all, so might give it a wash, and keep in my rack bag for impromptu pickniks.   yes i'm daft. ::-)
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Post by: robgul on June 22, 2012, 04:36:06 pm
Riding LEJOG a couple of years ago I was amazed at the number of "industrial gloves" (like builders etc use) at the roadside ... the really annoying thing was that I saw a brand new left hand glove that looked my size near Penzance - and then saw a matching right hand glove when we got near Fort William ... if only I'd picked up the first one ;D

... recent finds have been some long-handled metric Allen keys and a couple of 9 and 10mm spanners.

Rob
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Post by: Rhys W on June 22, 2012, 06:58:39 pm
the really annoying thing was that I saw a brand new left hand glove that looked my size near Penzance - and then saw a matching right hand glove when we got near Fort William ... if only I'd picked up the first one

I was out a couple of weeks ago and the rider beside me remarked at seeing yet another lone discarded trainer in the road. I told him that whenever I see one like that, 9 times out of 10 its counterpart can be found a couple of hundred metres later... sure enough, there it was!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 27, 2012, 07:50:57 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4279/35655970635_224e425e27_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNaQp)100_0779_zpsa4cb55ae (https://flic.kr/p/WjNaQp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Purple, my favourite colour...B>>UU>>>NN>>>GG>>>EEE  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 27, 2012, 08:49:16 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4214/35525659961_d52caf0da9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hi1D)100_0778 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hi1D) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Well not exactly! but I was very lucky!.
sat morn went out for an 80-100k circular, but after 20k got p*$$ed off with the heavy rain, so turned round.  When I left the house I had these Lusso arm warmers on, then took them off after 10k and strapped on the back. Any way got home after 40k, and NO!! one had fallen off. SO as it had brightened up, i retraced my route out, and couldn't find it, so returned home BUT 1/2 way home there it was, on a wet dark bit of asphalt, at a wide T junction, and it was only really the blue lable that caught my eye, as I wasn't looking anymore. DOH.  So ended up doing 80k anyway.  I really like these, got them from Gordy I think, one of my Fave bits of kit.:thumbsup:
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 20, 2013, 07:54:09 pm


always useful. :thumbsup:

Ok, small pic ,  I'll give you a clue, (its a roll of solder)
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Post by: Kim on May 20, 2013, 07:59:05 pm
Bonus points if it's proper stuff with lead in it...
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 11, 2013, 05:59:03 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/35268703570_e6efc0b676_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjQ3)Picture372_zps68b8fce6 (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjQ3) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

another one of these, still always useful. :thumbsup:
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Post by: sojournermike on July 08, 2013, 03:26:01 pm
Almost useful, as found

(http://photosojourner.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/ride-6-july-2013-3-of-13.jpg)
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 09, 2013, 06:24:51 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4242/35525646051_fc622ab61d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdSP)Picture475_zpsd22051ba (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdSP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Still working and unlocked, so I looked at the contacts and it had a number for 'mum'. T'was a local number, but wasn't sure how local to my locality, as I wasn't local??, any way stuffed it in my pocket. and then a few miles up the road, dropped it in to Kemsing Library, and let them deal with it. Conscience clear I carried on.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 19, 2013, 05:49:43 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4044/35525645651_a9f823013c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdKV)Picture477_zpsbd0944fe (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdKV) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Full blown leather filofax, complete, in a hedge ::-)
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Post by: Basil on September 19, 2013, 05:53:27 pm
Ooh good.  Can you check if they're free on Oct 15?
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 19, 2013, 07:09:23 pm
Ooh good.  Can you check if they're free on Oct 15?

Unforunately they are busy. They are going to a hanging!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 09, 2013, 01:15:40 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/35525645281_8272374f55_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdDx)Picture480_zps2eb1ef40 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdDx) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


This had fallen off a scarecrow, and was soaking wet, its now got pride of place in my Land Rover.  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 09, 2013, 05:56:50 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4062/35525645001_254ed3ff59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdyH)Picture482_zps68784caa (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdyH) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

shame I dont smoke,
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 09, 2013, 05:58:44 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4027/35525644461_a0a5d21511_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdpp)Picture497_zps37643225 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdpp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Size 7 , brand new, Waay too small for me.
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Post by: Basil on December 09, 2013, 06:18:40 pm
How come you always seem to find so much stuff?
 ???
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Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 09, 2013, 06:28:42 pm
How come you always seem to find so much stuff?
 ???

I was wondering the same...I never find anything useful. The occasional discarded glove and that's about it. I think I've only even found hedgeporn once!
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Post by: Chris S on December 09, 2013, 06:55:32 pm
Obvious, innit.

Blodwyn opens the back door of a random truck, and then rides behind it collecting "windfalls".
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 09, 2013, 07:05:15 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4231/35268703490_9476076323_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjNE)Picture453_zpsbac2ce14 (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjNE) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

oh forgot this from a couple of months ago , on t'way to Biggin 'ill. its a usefull little strap.
 Oh!,  any one want those shoes!
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Post by: chilipapa on January 13, 2014, 06:18:05 pm
Who the hell discards half a sponge?

I reckon a marathon or some such event has passed through there.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 13, 2014, 06:21:21 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4024/35616283596_46edc25fab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghLg7)IMAG0095_zpsca320f40 (https://flic.kr/p/WghLg7) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Always useful! :thumbsup:
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Post by: fboab on January 14, 2014, 03:28:55 pm
Oh!,  any one want those shoes!

Actually, if they're going begging...
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 14, 2014, 07:13:24 pm
Oh!,  any one want those shoes!

Actually, if they're going begging...

very sorry , they went to the rspca charity shop last week, it was 5 weeks ago ::-), otherwise you'd have been most welcome.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 25, 2014, 07:37:35 pm

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/cycling/Picture527_zpsf72c6e42.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/cycling/Picture527_zpsf72c6e42.jpg.html)

All good! you can see the squashed remains on the  floor of the rest of the packet.
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Post by: walney on January 26, 2014, 04:26:52 pm
Did you build your bike from found parts!!
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 26, 2014, 05:47:43 pm
Did you build your bike from found parts!!

Mostly yes, bits I found on the internet. ;D
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 30, 2014, 04:51:35 pm
Perhaps to compensate for losing the batteries on Saturday and the one mitt the week before that, last night I found a pair of slap wraps as I went in to Sainsbury's before going on to meet some forumites. So I now have three slap wraps and one mitt!







(not exactly true - I have bought myself a new pair of mitts...)
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 24, 2014, 08:45:48 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4264/35487156132_e414f45b1c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXaw)IMAG0149_zpsd3158093 (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXaw) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Whip it up!
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Post by: Pingu on February 24, 2014, 08:49:11 pm
Better watch you don't come a cropper.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: slope on February 25, 2014, 08:29:16 pm
How come you always seem to find so much stuff?
 ???

I was wondering the same...I never find anything useful. The occasional discarded glove and that's about it. I think I've only even found hedgeporn once!

When I lived in rural Wiltshire there was a ridiculous amount of ☝ HP (not all crapped on), often quite recent and dry. Since being in rural Wales, there's been none - even though my mileage has gone up
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Post by: clarion on February 25, 2014, 08:31:47 pm
I realise there is another meaning of HP sauce :sick:
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Post by: Rhys W on February 27, 2014, 09:13:07 pm
Well, parts of rural Wales haven't got decent broadband yet...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 07, 2014, 12:42:23 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4212/35525656241_ce6331a78c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hgUv)100_1790_zps4ac60756 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hgUv) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Getting a bit warm for these now, so in charity shop bag it will go, unless anyone wants it! ???
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 18, 2014, 03:09:21 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4259/35655966775_2fd6eae4f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9FR)100_1796_zps9d5adb05 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9FR) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


BIG roll of gaffer tape, I peeled of 2 winds, and its purfect underneath, already used a wadge of it.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 18, 2014, 03:12:03 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4051/35655966475_1cf8cf579e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9AF)100_1799_zps3e1c296d (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9AF) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

AFTER, (bit of wire woolin')   AND its a SNAP ON




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Post by: clarion on March 18, 2014, 03:14:08 pm
WIN!!!
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Post by: sg37409 on March 18, 2014, 04:32:25 pm
Got any 27 nuts ?
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 18, 2014, 06:13:16 pm
Got any 27 nuts ?

not on the bike obviously ::-) but on the land Rover, most surely. :thumbsup:, (if not then E-Bay)
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 18, 2014, 06:17:44 pm
WIN!!!

Yes but I'd rather have the £108 Million euro lotto WIN. then I wouldn't have to pick up scrap from the roadside. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on March 18, 2014, 07:09:54 pm
And you could afford a new spanner.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 19, 2014, 12:52:57 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4153/35655966005_8879519ebf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9sz)100_1805_zps935d2d88 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN9sz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


always useful for spring cleaning the inside of the Land Rover, before I hose it out. ;D


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4149/34846814153_77bf608249_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2Nz)100_1803_zpse6e894c4 (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2Nz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr



My powers of observation never cease to amaze me!!.. Nowt wrong with this,no marks scrapes or scuffs, but I have no need and  it was a bit big to carry on the bike.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 19, 2014, 12:58:30 pm
That is a bit bizarre! Although it does look like a fairly old one judging by the design and you are supposed to replace them after eight or so years, due to UV weakening or somesuch, so could be someone antisocial just threw it out there. The sadder possibility is it's a remnant of a crash. Oddly, the photo makes it look like it has no straps - which could confirm the crash possibility, it having been cut off by paramedics? - or were they just tucked inside?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 19, 2014, 01:07:02 pm
straps were tucked inside.  Thought maybe Someone had broken down, or a chav had been pulled up??? Looked VGC if it was an old one, it was fiberglass,
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 19, 2014, 01:11:39 pm
They've been made of fibreglass for decades. It's the poppers to hold the visor down that make it look old to me, plus the general design and colourscheme - but quite likely they do still make them like that, I'm out of touch now. Thinking about it, the crash idea is even more unlikely if there are no scratches.

However it got there, you do seem to have a knack for finding unusual objects!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 19, 2014, 01:27:46 pm
Spare helmet for passengers, poorly secured, survived the fall off the bike unscathed (perhaps by landing in the verge on a corner)?

Or removed to access something under it in the box and forgotten about, in the style of a thousand misplaced cycling gloves.

Doesn't have to be something sinister.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 19, 2014, 01:50:29 pm
Good thinking, that Kim! It's also more likely that a spare helmet, not getting much use, would be older but still in good nick, so all fits together.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 20, 2014, 12:27:54 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/34846813273_d6a87e8515_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2xp)100_1807_zps2a08f2c1 (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2xp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on March 20, 2014, 12:37:11 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1807_zps2a08f2c1.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1807_zps2a08f2c1.jpg.html)

Where are you riding?
That's not the canal path by the Thames & Medway canal is it?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: billplumtree on March 20, 2014, 01:28:14 pm
Did you check to see if there's a whole Land Rover under there attached to it?  :o
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Polar Bear on March 20, 2014, 01:32:07 pm
BP, are you riding round the local landfill site?   You seem to turn up all sorts of random things.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 20, 2014, 07:48:08 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1807_zps2a08f2c1.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1807_zps2a08f2c1.jpg.html)

Where are you riding?
That's not the canal path by the Thames & Medway canal is it?

no this item was near the roundabout at the top of Hartley, where it branches off to Ash / New Ash green, nr the school
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 22, 2014, 01:47:26 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4099/34846812663_4ea49fc146_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2mT)100_1812_zps1637d365 (https://flic.kr/p/V6i2mT) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 22, 2014, 02:16:23 pm
On the basis that life is basically an Infocom adventure, I suggest you take both and try "use CO2 inflater with balloons" next time you get stuck.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on March 23, 2014, 08:55:44 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1813_zps2fa0e898.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1813_zps2fa0e898.jpg.html)

Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)

What are those capsules?

Who truly has no use of balloons?

And is that parsley?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 31, 2014, 12:03:06 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/cycling/IGOR/100_1825_zps13bd3753.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/cycling/IGOR/100_1825_zps13bd3753.jpg.html)
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/cycling/IGOR/100_1828_zps93fc5352.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/cycling/IGOR/100_1828_zps93fc5352.jpg.html)

wouldn't  'quite' fit in my bag!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Tom M on March 31, 2014, 12:41:00 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1813_zps2fa0e898.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1813_zps2fa0e898.jpg.html)

Again, something I have no need of, as I don't use a co2 inflator. OR ballons ::-)

What are those capsules?

Who truly has no use of balloons?

And is that parsley?

The cannisters are Nitrous Oxide, and balloons are for filling with it, and then inhaling for a brief high. Quite popular with the yoof I believe m'lud.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on March 31, 2014, 12:52:24 pm
So what legit use is there for Nitrous Oxide in weeney little cylinders like that?
It'll make your car go faster or, I believe, anaesthesize (sp) - but you'd need loads more than one of those cylinders can deliver.  ???
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Tom M on March 31, 2014, 01:10:19 pm
Those little cylinders are used for 'charging' the cannisters you get for doing whipped cream/foams. You can see the word 'cream' on the discarded box.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 31, 2014, 01:27:47 pm
Yeah, nitrous oxide is insanely soluble in fats, which is how squirty cream works.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on March 31, 2014, 06:54:42 pm
There was a party at my flat share once and a group took time off drinking to inhale the cannisters. By the look of it you needed a few to get a "hit", since muggins here had to clean it up.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on April 01, 2014, 01:26:13 pm
So there was cream, the means whip it, and a balloon.

Sounds like an interesting roadside event.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 01, 2014, 07:04:34 pm

 (https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4093/35525654071_7d1e52116a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hgg6)100_1834_zpse4745241 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hgg6) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I WISH I was 12 ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 03, 2014, 02:26:04 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35487159222_25b62831a7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SY5N)IMAG0082_zps485871ab (https://flic.kr/p/W4SY5N) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


should have gone to sp.....................


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35655960655_fcc357a05f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7Sk)IMAG0001_zpsbbefe720 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7Sk) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


KERPOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/35655960175_447d6158b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7J4)IMAG0004_zps6ee8f022 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7J4) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr



must be the branch office. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: jogler on April 03, 2014, 02:31:39 pm
Beware,any more cracks like that & you'll fall into them ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: paulatic on April 03, 2014, 02:35:04 pm
Looks as if they were 'logged on'
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 14, 2014, 07:45:07 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4005/35655964575_568719a6ae_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN92V)100_1867_zpsf4751e5d (https://flic.kr/p/WjN92V) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4262/35655964195_671aabf912_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8Vn)100_1873_zps88bcbdde (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8Vn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

believe it or not they were about 30 miles apart.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on April 15, 2014, 12:09:08 am
If you keep going, you should have a whole toolbox...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 20, 2014, 06:12:51 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4286/35655963425_aeb8d6d018_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8G6)100_1875_zpsbb266b3d (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8G6) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: jogler on April 20, 2014, 06:23:26 pm
Blodwyn Pig,you find the most amazing variety of stuff when out on your bike.

I think you are the type of person who would fall into a bucket of sh$t & come up smelling of roses.

 ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 25, 2014, 10:50:54 am

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4234/35655962245_a9a592af83_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8kK)100_1894_zps54804079 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8kK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
It was VERY yummy, and yes I DID eat it, there and then!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4280/35655962455_d5e8f3a510_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8pn)100_1893_zps86f66585 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8pn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Always finding these, can't remember the last time I actually bought some.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 25, 2014, 10:57:53 am
I spy Caratti Sport mitts.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 25, 2014, 01:26:04 pm
I spy Caratti Sport mitts.  :thumbsup:
indeed , first time I've worn them in fact, latest e-blag snip, late 70's early 80's ones. leather was a bit dry twixt fingers, so I rubbed some proofide on the inside finger bits. I love retro, me. ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: delthebike on April 25, 2014, 02:03:48 pm
I love retro, me. ;)
I can recommend the Ozzo leather palmed mitts. They also survive trips in the washing machine!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on April 25, 2014, 07:13:08 pm
Top tip. Cable ties are this VERY USEFUL. Always keep a handful inside your handlebars . . .
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Marco Stefano on April 27, 2014, 06:37:48 pm
South of Newmarket today, a seemingly brand new Buff - blue and purple paisley, will set my purple YACF jersey off a treat.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: delthebike on April 27, 2014, 06:58:06 pm
A retro reflective red triangle for a trailer.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 11, 2014, 02:21:54 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4285/35655961865_7c478a048d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8ec)100_1981_zpsadb58b26 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN8ec) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

a Maoist titfa
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/34846808763_66ee633434_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V6i1cD)100_1982_zps377f854d (https://flic.kr/p/V6i1cD) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/35655961255_b2a1e53d08_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN83F)100_1983_zpsf28dd835 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN83F) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


found this in the hedge. When I got home, put it on charge for 5 mins, and fired it up to get a home number. light damage to lower lh screen. The Chap is popping round in 10 mns to pick it up. It was in his toyota pickup, along with his keys and wallet, that was stolen from outside a shop yesterday.  Must have left his keys in it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 18, 2014, 12:47:59 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4125/35655960885_543925b738_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7Wi)100_1998_zps255b3a14 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7Wi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

even got the persons name stamped on them, Roberto Cavelli, anyone on here know him per chance. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on June 25, 2014, 06:55:06 pm
Must have been Monday, as I was on the Dawes:

A single Koolstop dual-compund V-brake insert.  Exactly the same as the ones I have fitted to the bike I was riding at the time, about 500m from home.

I checked all my brakes and associated pingfuckits *three times* before I was convinced it hadn't fallen off my bike.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on July 15, 2014, 11:20:42 pm
Not in situ:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/14478270067_01f8b1bb06_z.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14478270067/)
IMG_3009 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/30024450@N04/14478270067/) by dean.clementson (https://www.flickr.com/people/30024450@N04/), on Flickr

Found on Cock o'the North Bank. I hope they didn't get a puncture.

If anyone does want to claim it, tough, I've already given it away. Looks like an Aldi/Lidl special anyway.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Colin. on July 17, 2014, 07:39:30 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3891/14491593169_18299fc1e5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o5zcLD)What I found today (https://flic.kr/p/o5zcLD) by colincycle (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Found laying on the edge of the road today,they look undamaged. They don't suit me  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 19, 2014, 07:13:31 pm
Not strictly correct as I wasn't on my bike, but popped down to Whitstable for a Morris dancing weekend, and in 20 mins, I'd found a pair of reading sunglasses +2.50, and a ...£20 note.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on July 24, 2014, 05:54:45 pm
A spaceman fallen to earth:

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14546335510_8b50d31ca4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oapLL7)P7240004 (https://flic.kr/p/oapLL7) by TJ Clarion (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on July 24, 2014, 06:22:46 pm
For a moment I thought I knew his identity (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/04/spears_flight/?page=1).  Perhaps the geniuses at El Reg may have an idea as to his identity...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 24, 2014, 06:58:53 pm
Perhaps his name is David Robert Jones. I believe he's currently best known to members of this forum as  either Opinel or SAK.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on July 24, 2014, 07:36:08 pm
That was the allusion I was making.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on July 24, 2014, 11:03:13 pm
A roadkill 2015 motoring atlas of Great Britain.  Presumably it arrived via a Terminator-style time displacement apparatus, and was promptly run over by a van.  Unless the large circular pothole was purely coincidental.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 07, 2014, 12:30:48 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4003/35655969085_a21f2ba182_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNanF)100_1273_zps3ca8f0bc (https://flic.kr/p/WjNanF) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr



'we are the X-men.......
I am the walrus...
coocoo cachoo!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 04, 2014, 02:50:11 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4289/35525657671_83bf037046_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhka)100_1283_zpsb705f778 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhka) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

''Right, the gloves are off!''  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 04, 2014, 02:54:35 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4139/35525658081_206825d34c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhse)100_1282_zpsdab8d393 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhse) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
A kind of rubberised garland thing, prob from 'an'orsey!' anyways  thought it might look rather fetching 'ere.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35525657241_349bb0e70f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhcK)100_1284_zps541b6ce3 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hhcK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


cue 'Hawaii 5-0 music
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 04, 2014, 02:57:43 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4075/35655967935_3688f4cba9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNa2R)100_1285_zps1184ce18 (https://flic.kr/p/WjNa2R) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/35525656601_64de55562b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hh1H)100_1287_zpsb408ad6c (https://flic.kr/p/W8hh1H) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

JACKPOT! a little damp, but then so will the pint of Guiness I buy on tonights club run ! :thumbsup: :P
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on September 04, 2014, 03:38:16 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1285_zps1184ce18.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1285_zps1184ce18.jpg.html)

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1287_zpsb408ad6c.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1287_zpsb408ad6c.jpg.html)


JACKPOT! a little damp, but then so will the pint of Guiness I buy on tonights club run ! :thumbsup: :P

You must ride round with your eyes glued to the ground like a human metal detector  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 20, 2014, 01:54:13 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4209/35655959825_3973fda4fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7C2)IMAG0052_zps248caa56 (https://flic.kr/p/WjN7C2) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

10mm allen key yesterday, and.....


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4217/34846806143_a7a6aaf589_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V6hZqt)IMAG0054_zps0176b47a (https://flic.kr/p/V6hZqt) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Brand new  , but slightly run over, wood saw,  on a roundabout, today.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: bloomers100 on October 20, 2014, 07:55:35 pm
I love this thread.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on October 21, 2014, 05:09:36 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/100_1283_zpsb705f778.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/100_1283_zpsb705f778.jpg.html)


''Right, the gloves are off!''  :thumbsup:

Where did you find my riding gloves?  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 08, 2014, 01:40:11 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4055/35487159222_25b62831a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SY5N)IMAG0082_zps485871ab (https://flic.kr/p/W4SY5N) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
who WAS 'Foster Grant' anyway?




(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4254/35616284336_28c919e5a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghLtS)IMAG0084_zps2780fa0e (https://flic.kr/p/WghLtS) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

This very lonely little chap, considering it was Nov 5th.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: J.Y.Kelly on November 08, 2014, 05:45:05 pm
Foster Grant was Cary Grant's short sighted brother.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 09, 2014, 10:02:49 am
actually no he wasn't......https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CE0QFjAM&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFoster_Grant&ei=xjlfVKndEOeM7Aa85IGICA&usg=AFQjCNH6EXn6sbfV8Urpxvem--f-4Zu9Yw


BUT


even more interesting is  'RAY BAN'.......https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEUQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FRay-Ban&ei=nDpfVL7tLrOS7AaxtYHwBw&usg=AFQjCNEpH2AiTiUG15qwlDyfUfReiMSBOQ&bvm=bv.79189006,d.ZGU
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 13, 2014, 01:02:39 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/35487157822_32a4214b9a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXEE)IMAG0086_zps821c4d20 (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXEE) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Wooahh!!!! how cooooool is that,   Waikiki here we come.
(and yes I can now see that it is in fact, upside down ::-))

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4233/35487157352_f6e158e5a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXwy)IMAG0087_zpsa3ed6238 (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXwy) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


complete and in full working order.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4280/35487156942_63c00ec155_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXpu)IMAG0088_zpsdde97eb6 (https://flic.kr/p/W4SXpu) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Better take it home then! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on November 13, 2014, 01:15:25 pm
Blodwyn Pig. You are a reincarnation of Mr Trebus
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 13, 2014, 01:28:24 pm
(http://www.framleyexaminer.com/advertcalendar/presents/images/trebus.gif)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 13, 2014, 01:40:50 pm
where on earth did you find that one.I can see that name could stick. 

Oh! and I'll have the set of 6 rats for £1.50 please. ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on November 13, 2014, 02:41:01 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0086_zps821c4d20.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0086_zps821c4d20.jpg.html)


Wooahh!!!! how cooooool is that,   Waikiki here we come.
(and yes I can now see that it is in fact, upside down ::-))

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0087_zpsa3ed6238.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0087_zpsa3ed6238.jpg.html)


complete and in full working order.


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0088_zpsdde97eb6.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0088_zpsdde97eb6.jpg.html)


Better take it home then! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:

You found a Bob Jackson! :D  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 13, 2014, 02:54:53 pm
yes while out skateboarding. ::-) :facepalm:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on November 13, 2014, 04:26:03 pm
Uh-huh. yeah.  What are you trying to say? ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Riggers on November 13, 2014, 04:58:59 pm
Nice, but I can't help thinking, there's some little chap out there, crying his eyes out at the loss of his much-loved skateboard.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 13, 2014, 05:32:04 pm
Not where i found it, unless he was very very lost.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 13, 2014, 06:29:28 pm
where on earth did you find that one.I can see that name could stick. 

Oh! and I'll have the set of 6 rats for £1.50 please. ;D

Stumbled across it years ago in the "Framley Examiner" Advent Calendar.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on November 19, 2014, 06:21:22 pm
A scattering of several dozen penny washers, embedded in the chutney at the side of the road.  I didn't stop to collect them.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fboab on November 20, 2014, 03:33:10 pm
Similarly, a used condom. I rode on.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 20, 2014, 03:40:24 pm
Similarly, a used condom. I rode on.

TMI!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 20, 2014, 06:27:59 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0095_zpsca320f40.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0095_zpsca320f40.jpg.html)

matches my eyes!
You roll your eyes?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on November 20, 2014, 09:50:33 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/IMAG0095_zpsca320f40.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/IMAG0095_zpsca320f40.jpg.html)

I like the look of your gloves, BP. What/where from p&t?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 20, 2014, 10:52:18 pm
p&t?     They are actually a very useful pair of gloves.A pair of track mitts from decathalon, slipped over a pair of Primark thin fleece gloves  (2 pairs / £4 IIRC) . They work very well , as they are layered , and I can delayer as I choose.

Its not a used condom! its a perfectly useable roll of blue insulating tape, and I've already used some of it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on November 22, 2014, 10:57:50 pm
P&t = please and thank you.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 23, 2014, 10:39:02 pm
I didn't, other cyclists did...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30170796 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30170796)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 24, 2014, 05:41:34 pm
P&t = please and thank you.

DOH! I 've just clicked.... sorry ::-)  I thought p&t was an online shop or summit , innit
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on November 24, 2014, 06:54:06 pm
I didn't, other cyclists did...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30170796 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30170796)

Oh gosh.  That made me :'(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 17, 2014, 06:18:17 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4286/35525644281_4a33103bee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdmi)WP_20141217_09_15_26_Pro_zpsfd8babc5 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdmi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Bit smaller than my own landrover, but still good fun
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on December 17, 2014, 06:49:46 pm
Do you know?  I was thinking only yesterday, "Blimey, Bloders hasn't found anything for ages.  Hope he's OK".
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on December 17, 2014, 06:53:31 pm
It's winter gloves season.  As in, the roads are littered with the things (though rarely in pairs).  There must be a lot of people going around with one cold hand.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 17, 2014, 11:07:46 pm
Do you know?  I was thinking only yesterday, "Blimey, Bloders hasn't found anything for ages.  Hope he's OK".


Ah, ain't that sweet!   Seriously though, hardly been out, bin working in France on and off, and just got back from Berlin. Its nice to be missed.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 19, 2014, 11:49:49 pm
It's winter gloves season.  As in, the roads are littered with the things (though rarely in pairs).  There must be a lot of people going around with one cold hand.

Up here there always discarded single gloves  ???
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: otherdave on December 22, 2014, 09:58:23 am
It's winter gloves season.  As in, the roads are littered with the things (though rarely in pairs).  There must be a lot of people going around with one cold hand.

Up here there always discarded single gloves  ???

Right or left ?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fboab on December 22, 2014, 01:30:41 pm
A Brie.
About 8" diameter, in a box. We'd already decided to pack but Mr Smith didn't hear me when I asked "Is that your cheese?" and by the time I'd clarified, we were a long way past it.
He only really likes cheddar, anyways.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Chris S on December 22, 2014, 03:05:19 pm
In fairness, we didn't have anywhere to stow it. Except the obvious, and I wasn't hungry. In fact, I was feeling quite sick at  the time :(.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Wowbagger on December 22, 2014, 05:25:03 pm
Similarly, a used condom I rode on.

Edited, with apologies to fboab, just to demonstrate the importance of punctuation.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on December 22, 2014, 05:27:20 pm
Similarly, a used condom I rode on.

Edited, with apologies to fboab, just to demonstrate the importance of punctuation.

And the risks of studded tyres...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on December 22, 2014, 07:15:55 pm
Recently some joining tape, and a lorry ratchet strap.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 22, 2014, 09:03:03 pm
Similarly, a used condom I rode on.

Edited, with apologies to fboab, just to demonstrate the importance of punctuation.

And the risks of studded tyres...
Ah, the tyres with Papal blessings!

(I'm not sure the Catholic condoms thing is at all true, but hey)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on December 24, 2014, 03:29:36 pm
A mattress, which I didn't bring home.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: PaulF on December 27, 2014, 09:40:18 am
These

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h82/Paul_Fulford/890F1D9D-1AB2-4551-A11E-CB327EF9F4C5_zpsjsl8v9fq.jpg) (http://s62.photobucket.com/user/Paul_Fulford/media/890F1D9D-1AB2-4551-A11E-CB327EF9F4C5_zpsjsl8v9fq.jpg.html)

which I also chose not to bring home
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: delthebike on December 27, 2014, 10:14:54 am
These
They're quite clean, you must be outside of Essex.  ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 09, 2015, 12:53:44 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4080/35525643731_3239335ff0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdbP)WP_20150109_10_08_51_Pro_zpsc172de00 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hdbP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Cycling along, as I do, and spotted this box, upon further investigation,...........................


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4280/35525642561_412ed8fcd7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcQD)WP_20150109_10_10_20_Pro_zps1a7cab8a (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcQD) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Didn't look to be anything of any value, but called 101 just in case. and 20 minutes later, PC  came out , and said very interested in it at the moment, as they are '' actively persueing enquires, relevant to related incidents in the locality ''  I didn't hang around after he turned up, as I'd chilled off a tad too much by then, and was cold.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on January 09, 2015, 12:54:47 pm
I found two quid the other day.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: clarion on January 09, 2015, 01:36:02 pm
I found a ziptie.

Just one.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on January 09, 2015, 02:00:26 pm
That box is full of someone's cherished memories. Can't help thinking that someone was burgled . . .
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 09, 2015, 04:46:20 pm
That box is full of someone's cherished memories. Can't help thinking that someone was burgled . . .

 :o really? ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on January 19, 2015, 02:41:09 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150109_10_08_51_Pro_zpsc172de00.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150109_10_08_51_Pro_zpsc172de00.jpg.html)


Cycling along, as I do, and spotted this box, upon further investigation,...........................


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150109_10_09_34_Pro_zps9e21e608.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150109_10_09_34_Pro_zps9e21e608.jpg.html)

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150109_10_10_20_Pro_zps1a7cab8a.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150109_10_10_20_Pro_zps1a7cab8a.jpg.html)


Didn't look to be anything of any value, but called 101 just in case. and 20 minutes later, PC  came out , and said very interested in it at the moment, as they are '' actively persueing enquires, relevant to related incidents in the locality ''  I didn't hang around after he turned up, as I'd chilled off a tad too much by then, and was cold.

Some scrote(s) have burgled a house and grabbed the jewellery box. They have snaffled what looks sellable and ditched the rest out of the getaway car window. regular occurrence.

I found one of these (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ultimate-Performance-ANVIL-SHOE-CLIP/dp/B00NP2I8RM/ref=sr_1_95?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1421678450&sr=1-95&keywords=ultimate+performance) laying in the middle of the road blinking at me this morning.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 06, 2015, 12:38:42 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4056/35525642201_217c28ef60_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcJr)WP_20150206_09_42_50_Pro_zps1thvexxa (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcJr) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Anyone for tennis?


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4040/35525641881_83eda3371c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcCV)WP_20150206_09_57_37_Pro_zpsjrxie8uo (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcCV) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

now to round up the rest of the posse :demon:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on February 06, 2015, 03:30:21 pm
LOL ... you are such a bin man
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 06, 2015, 03:54:14 pm
yep! bin there, found that! ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: sg37409 on February 06, 2015, 04:22:33 pm
eeze gorra shoottah !
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 06, 2015, 04:36:55 pm
eeze gorra shoottah !

yes, but don't you think its a bit strange, that in 2015, (ok prob 2014) , toy makers are still making 'cowboy guns' the style of which is now over 150 years old, and that children readily associate with them, despite a distinct lack of 'western 'movies nowdays, rather than say an OOzzee 9mm,
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on February 06, 2015, 06:24:21 pm
Less plastic and less chance of a 7 yr old getting slotted by a trigger happy Yank plod . . .
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on February 06, 2015, 08:14:17 pm
Less plastic and less chance of a 7 yr old getting slotted by a trigger happy Yank plod . . .

"Slotted by a trigger happy Yank plod"
Love it  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 07, 2015, 11:15:11 am
Clicky-ba crack many skulls!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 07, 2015, 07:40:39 pm
Clicky-ba crack many skulls!

You know, I just plain don't understand that. ???
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Canardly on February 07, 2015, 08:36:19 pm
Men of a certain age reading comics as kids. Its a reference to a character in a comic. Alf Tupper had his fish and chips, others had cricket bats.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 07, 2015, 11:03:35 pm
Ah!... er... what ''certain age'' might that be then.   Just curious. coz I'm obviously not of that ''certain age' which may or may not be a good thing.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: sg37409 on February 07, 2015, 11:13:23 pm
Clicky-ba crack many skulls!

You know, I just plain don't understand that. ???


BZZZZZZZT

Theres a light on.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on February 08, 2015, 10:04:51 pm
Clicky-ba crack many skulls!

You know, I just plain don't understand that. ???

Clicky (ba) here...  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_of_Kabul)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 09, 2015, 07:20:56 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/35525641451_85a4a4ffd9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcvv)WP_20150209_12_16_01_Pro_zpspwaun64t (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcvv) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

It must have fallen out of  some little kiddies lunch box or pocket.

It was indeed VERRY YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on February 09, 2015, 07:28:55 pm
I found a kitchen bathroom sink.  I did consider strapping it to the back of the Brompton for a "fully loaded touring bikes" photo, but it was a lane with a freshly-dredged ditch on either side and  there wasn't anything convenient to lean the bike against while I did it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 12, 2015, 12:36:43 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/35268701630_27d6cc1f4f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjfA)WP_20150212_09_11_00_Pro_zps6bsuwjft (https://flic.kr/p/VJzjfA) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

must be the week for finding GRUB. this was yesterday, and has remained , un opened, and resides in my saddle bag as 'emergency fodder'



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4076/35525640791_d5c39848b8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcj8)WP_20150212_10_14_22_Pro_zps5edfm9wc (https://flic.kr/p/W8hcj8) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

super Hitachi 'dolby' surround sound, cycling audio system.       Hmmm. those were the days, probably much better than an Amstrad.  Bet it once had a smoked glass door as well.   :'(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 12, 2015, 01:02:03 pm
That hifi is a sort of surreal flytipping.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on February 12, 2015, 03:46:15 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150212_09_11_00_Pro_zps6bsuwjft.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150212_09_11_00_Pro_zps6bsuwjft.jpg.html)


must be the week for finding GRUB. this was yesterday, and has remained , un opened, and resides in my saddle bag as 'emergency fodder'


(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150212_10_14_22_Pro_zps5edfm9wc.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150212_10_14_22_Pro_zps5edfm9wc.jpg.html)


super Hitachi 'dolby' surround sound, cycling audio system.       Hmmm. those were the days, probably much better than an Amstrad.  Bet it once had a smoked glass door as well.   :'(
I say Mr Trebus... will that Hi fi Run from your dyno hub?

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 12, 2015, 03:54:05 pm
Ah, possibly, except to 2 very important factors,

A) I have no records or cassette tapes to hand, and fm signal might be a bit crap 'on the move'

B) I don't have a dyno hub on this bike.

Also balancing it on the handlebars might cause a bit of a wobble.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on February 12, 2015, 10:24:37 pm
You are the 'Shite Magnet' AICMFP!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on February 14, 2015, 12:46:40 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150212_10_14_22_Pro_zps5edfm9wc.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150212_10_14_22_Pro_zps5edfm9wc.jpg.html)
super Hitachi 'dolby' surround sound, cycling audio system.       Hmmm. those were the days, probably much better than an Amstrad.  Bet it once had a smoked glass door as well.   :'(
Oh man; I would have given my eye teeth for one of these as a teenager. If you promise it will bring back my youth (but without the spots and anxiety and impecuniousness and exams and bullying), I'll be there in a thrice*

(*It's using words like 'thrice' that probably led to most of the bullying, now I think about it).
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: jsabine on February 14, 2015, 01:50:06 am
(*It's using words like 'thrice' that probably led to most of the bullying, now I think about it).

Too bloody right. It should have been 'trice'. Trice. TRICE.

Say it. Come on. SAY IT. TRICE.

<pushes head down toilet>
<flushes>
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 14, 2015, 08:36:32 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4072/35268701010_f4e139feba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzj4U)WP_20150214_10_29_32_Pro_zps58jurtec (https://flic.kr/p/VJzj4U) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

So this is what a mug tree looks like. been there for some time , as the tree has grown, and it won't now come off. NOT that I wanted it mind you. ::-)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4151/35525639901_8c6ba38e9b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hc3M)WP_20150214_11_30_56_Pro_zpsdfkyymjx (https://flic.kr/p/W8hc3M) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4233/35268700390_87db6e1198_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJziTd)WP_20150214_11_55_40_Pro_zpsx9flqsqr (https://flic.kr/p/VJziTd) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

A nice sized peice of dense rubber matting, just managed to roll it up small enough to get in my saddlebag straps. I intend to cut it to fit the shape of the footwell in my Land rover, as my 'heavy duty; rubber mat is worn thro' Oh happy dayz! :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 15, 2015, 05:03:49 pm

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4073/35525639251_35147290dd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbRz)WP_20150215_11_28_34_Pro_zpsfurzkzgq (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbRz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
and here is said dense rubber mat, in situ in the ol' truck. job done.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: bloomers100 on February 20, 2015, 04:06:40 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/57C2E47D-7EBF-4158-9285-CDBD4301F822_zpsc5hdgs36.jpg) (http://s751.photobucket.com/user/Bloomers100/media/57C2E47D-7EBF-4158-9285-CDBD4301F822_zpsc5hdgs36.jpg.html)

Big bag of big cable ties found by Wingnut, handy as we have a kidnap planned.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Oaky on February 20, 2015, 05:40:20 pm
(http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/Bloomers100/57C2E47D-7EBF-4158-9285-CDBD4301F822_zpsc5hdgs36.jpg) (http://s751.photobucket.com/user/Bloomers100/media/57C2E47D-7EBF-4158-9285-CDBD4301F822_zpsc5hdgs36.jpg.html)

Big bag of big cable ties found by Wingnut, handy as we have a kidnap planned.

Any balaclavas nearby?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on February 20, 2015, 05:47:56 pm
Any balaclavas nearby?

Or arallsopp a couple of miles down the road contemplating his chain?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 28, 2015, 06:19:13 pm
](https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4215/35525639001_c8111d6021_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbMg)WP_20150216_14_01_19_Pro_zpsxkoeojdl (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbMg) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

a very usable nylon, stuff sack type thing with drawer cord.  great for putting 'small mucky 'finds'' in.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 02, 2015, 10:50:13 am
A find for finds!  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 02, 2015, 07:32:55 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4075/35525638571_772ed89540_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbDR)WP_20150302_10_08_20_Pro_zpsxwbm68ig (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbDR) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
15p
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on March 02, 2015, 07:36:55 pm
Perhaps invest that find in a new pair of mitts?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 02, 2015, 08:52:29 pm
Perhaps invest that find in a new pair of mitts?

they're not mitts, I've just got hairy hands. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on March 02, 2015, 09:39:02 pm
I'm going to be very upset if this whole thing turns out to be BP just going through his pockets/house/shed thinking "What shall I 'find' today?"
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 02, 2015, 09:42:48 pm
POTD
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 02, 2015, 09:47:28 pm
Oh, I can vouch for the fact that Blodders genuinely finds all these things. I know, I go round his favourite routes every couple of days, dropping off all the tat from my attic.








This post may contain traces of pure or impure imagination.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 13, 2015, 07:28:10 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/34814859914_8a0b3a849c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3tfVq)WP_20150313_07_54_58_Pro_zpsfi0o9dtn (https://flic.kr/p/V3tfVq) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

BNB                 (brand new BIRO)




(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/35616327606_541184cb1e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghZkU)WP_20150311_08_12_14_Pro_zpsjurxrqbn (https://flic.kr/p/WghZkU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

BNP               


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4229/35656008155_43af785285_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNmZi)WP_20150313_08_21_27_Pro_zpsmgukkxel (https://flic.kr/p/WjNmZi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

looks good but alas.
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4211/35525700721_700d55ccfc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hv8p)WP_20150313_08_21_34_Pro_zpsbrxkmobp (https://flic.kr/p/W8hv8p) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 13, 2015, 07:50:12 pm
There's some sort of fairy going around disappearing the flatteries from low-end Nokias.  They got barakta's one at the Malham weekend.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Auntie Helen on March 14, 2015, 08:19:07 am
I was about to go for a ride in my car (I know, I know) and found this under the wheel...

(http://www.auntiehelen.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Under-my-car-wheel-1.jpg)

10 Euros, paid for rolls and cakes all round for the four people I ate lunch with!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on March 16, 2015, 08:40:14 am
A new, still cellophane wrapped roll of Diall masking tape on Friday.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on March 16, 2015, 10:14:06 am
Lots of discarded co2 cyclinders  >:(... doesn't take much to pop them back in your pocket
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Wobbly John on March 16, 2015, 10:20:03 am
Were they CO2 or 'nitrous' - if they are the second, it's probably from substance abuse.  :-\
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on March 16, 2015, 11:03:11 am
Nar... I think they were left over from a ride... quite a few gell wrappers as well
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 16, 2015, 01:14:49 pm
Bloody cyclists.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Colin. on March 22, 2015, 07:58:21 pm
I found a very handy little drawstring pouch today, just needs a wash  ;D

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7603/16891327602_dfbc0b022a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rJCtdf)Little pouch (https://flic.kr/p/rJCtdf) by colincycle (https://www.flickr.com/people/124997950@N07/), on Flickr


(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8703/16704916968_948a047809_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rsa4PN)Little pouch back (https://flic.kr/p/rsa4PN) by colincycle (https://www.flickr.com/people/124997950@N07/), on Flickr


Colin
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on March 23, 2015, 02:35:21 pm
Perfect for ducats!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Colin. on March 24, 2015, 04:11:44 pm
Perfect for ducats!

That's a good idea  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 24, 2015, 05:11:47 pm
Hot Wheels or Matchbox?
Oh, not ducattis...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 07, 2015, 08:28:00 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4214/34814857844_ccbbb88f5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3tfiJ)WP_20150405_09_23_46_Pro_zpszjrfle0l (https://flic.kr/p/V3tfiJ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

''Hugo the Hippo'' taking a well earned rest..........or is it a cow???? ???


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4026/35656004905_422eb7f85a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNm2g)WP_20150407_17_42_49_Pro_zpssx7t4d5y (https://flic.kr/p/WjNm2g) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Who throws away, 4 perfectly  good satsumas.??   ::-). they were indeed very delicious!!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2015, 08:33:13 pm
That's a cow not a hippo!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on April 15, 2015, 08:30:37 pm
'Buy one, throw one away' is often the fate of the second pack in BOGOF offers. :(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 13, 2015, 04:38:20 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4253/34814856544_7586d76350_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3teVj)WP_20150513_12_28_57_Pro_zpsct6xmpnw (https://flic.kr/p/V3teVj) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
'' Hi - Ho Silver ,  away,
ride into tomorrow to-day,
who was that masked man you say?
That was the LONE RANGER!!

Taumata-whaka-tangi-hanga-kuayuwo-tamate-aturi-pukaku-piki-maunga-horonuku-pokaiawhen-uaka-tana-tahu-mataku-atanganu-akawa-miki-tora
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on May 14, 2015, 12:04:18 am
That's easy for you to say.

Glass slipper further down the road?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 08, 2015, 06:30:38 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4209/34814855604_8580e35bc8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3teD7)WP_20150608_09_26_24_Pro_zpsfahzqqzt (https://flic.kr/p/V3teD7) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

a very useful, good quality ''Harris'' long bristle brush


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4209/35525698071_2cd6226ec4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hukH)WP_20150608_10_12_11_Pro_zpstgad3y0l (https://flic.kr/p/W8hukH) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

and.... well i have no idea. If one was to press the button on its tummy, the dog, (or cat) on its head spins round. Macdonalds??

oh well something else for the charity shop bag.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Ruthie on June 08, 2015, 10:46:40 pm
It's one of the wee alien beasties that take over the world in the film classic 'Home', and the cat on its head is something that happens in the movie.  Yeah, I reckon McDonalds.

It's a film right up there with Citizen Kane and I recommend you go and see it.

not
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on June 09, 2015, 10:52:07 am
Blodwyn 'horder' Pig strikes again ... LOL

I found a bright pink bra on Ashdown Forest ... I decided to leave it in situ

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 09, 2015, 07:28:49 pm
Blodwyn 'horder' Pig strikes again ... LOL


Not at all! the brush is now in 'Wallace' my LR 110, where it has already swept out 2 footwells, and the rear loadbed, and the ugly little git with a cat on its head is on its way to the RSPCA charity shop..    Job done!  I never pick up rubbish, only something that'll be of use, other stuff, I'll just photograph and leave for any of my Trebus relatives. .  O:-) :facepalm: :smug: ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on June 09, 2015, 08:16:59 pm
I found a bright pink bra on Ashdown Forest ... I decided to leave it in situ

I imagine the wearer was grateful.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Otto on June 10, 2015, 06:46:52 am
I found a bright pink bra on Ashdown Forest ... I decided to leave it in situ

I imagine the wearer was grateful.
   ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 14, 2015, 12:48:37 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4284/34814853974_97b2a10a9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3tea1)WP_20150714_08_42_06_Pro_zpspwh8jmkp (https://flic.kr/p/V3tea1) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Free to anyone that wants it! its plastic!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4091/34814852494_661421ee64_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3tdHu)WP_20150714_10_26_09_Pro_zpscungm2m8 (https://flic.kr/p/V3tdHu) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

But this I'll keep. ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: davelodwig on July 15, 2015, 09:39:51 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150714_08_42_06_Pro_zpspwh8jmkp.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150714_08_42_06_Pro_zpspwh8jmkp.jpg.html)

Free to anyone that wants it! its plastic!

(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150714_10_25_33_Pro_zps4knhow2x.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150714_10_25_33_Pro_zps4knhow2x.jpg.html)
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20150714_10_26_09_Pro_zpscungm2m8.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20150714_10_26_09_Pro_zpscungm2m8.jpg.html)

But this I'll keep. ;D

I'd be interested in the pump, I have a habit of loosing them.

D.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 16, 2015, 12:50:19 pm
you are welcome. as i said its a no name cheapo plastic one, with the flexi insert in the end, but if you want it, then pm me your address.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: davelodwig on July 16, 2015, 01:34:11 pm
you are welcome. as i said its a no name cheapo plastic one, with the flexi insert in the end, but if you want it, then pm me your address.

PM Sent.

Aye, but I loose pumps like it's going out of fashion so cheap is often ok.

Cheers

D.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 18, 2015, 08:45:07 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35655997715_b0f9e5e0a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNiTi)WP_20150718_12_26_16_Pro_zpswlarqlj0 (https://flic.kr/p/WjNiTi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Very useful strop, now coiled up in the back of my Land Rover. Appologies for not photgraphing ''in situ'' but it was on a busy road, on a nasty corner, so i parked up Blodders, and made a dash for it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 21, 2015, 01:26:19 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4218/34814849724_5d71b36126_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3tcTJ)WP_20150721_10_10_40_Pro_zpsjvlhjp6v (https://flic.kr/p/V3tcTJ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Initially saw this, but then found....
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4287/35655994635_b5150c8825_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNhYc)WP_20150721_10_10_52_Pro_zpsajchgnvu (https://flic.kr/p/WjNhYc) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4038/35525692441_e7a5b61a57_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hsED)WP_20150721_10_11_09_Pro_zpsmeioab8q (https://flic.kr/p/W8hsED) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4097/35525689851_f04c3040ee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hrTZ)WP_20150721_10_13_04_Pro_zpspd5iiznb (https://flic.kr/p/W8hrTZ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
£1.89 in total. ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 29, 2015, 06:28:01 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4012/35525689091_4e28b1ee9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hrET)WP_20150919_08_32_51_Pro_zpscwk9ya7y (https://flic.kr/p/W8hrET) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4045/35655989485_4e5cd3dc13_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNgrp)WP_20150919_08_33_29_Pro_zpsthtwgbmf (https://flic.kr/p/WjNgrp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Altura 'pocket rocket' , rain jacket.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4047/35655987835_4c88d98c0d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNfWX)WP_20150929_10_25_19_Pro_zpso9evtswt (https://flic.kr/p/WjNfWX) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Don't wear them myself

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4290/35655988575_6e9d8a0e78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WjNgaH)WP_20150928_09_42_02_Pro_zpslhmbkfey (https://flic.kr/p/WjNgaH) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

very useful,

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4255/35616309336_1be96f7260_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghTUU)WP_20150929_10_56_01_Pro_zpss6oyedm8 (https://flic.kr/p/WghTUU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
er.. don't know what to say really ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on September 29, 2015, 06:46:23 pm
The rain jacket was discarded by a passing Lancastrian who mistook it for an aubergine.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: matthew on October 02, 2015, 06:45:06 pm
No photo due to good taste, but this morning I saw a cat by the side of the road, this evening I confirmed it had no collar. I have since this evening contacted the local veterinary surgery to see if they can collect and scan for a micro chip or know the cats slaves.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 06, 2015, 11:11:43 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/35616307856_6bfda7dd79_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghTto)WP_20151006_08_36_29_Pro_zpsyckcxiu0 (https://flic.kr/p/WghTto) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Yum Yum! ate it there and then.You can see the score marks at the top where it has slide along the ground, and the black is where it has laid on the road presumably overnight. :thumbsup: was perfect inside as you might expect.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on October 06, 2015, 11:56:35 am
Lunch on route, looks very edible :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 08, 2015, 04:39:04 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4254/35616307086_51fe5df7de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghTf7)WP_20151008_09_04_14_Pro_zpsarg3qpsm (https://flic.kr/p/WghTf7) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

What ever next?  This would NOT fit in my saddle bag, besides I already have one.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on October 08, 2015, 04:40:35 pm
You'd just need to spread the forks a bit...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on October 08, 2015, 10:19:41 pm
 :D
I was thinking tow it behind you as a trailer, but Kim's idea is way better! Surly Moonlander, Genesis Caribou and so on, eat your heart out – this is a real fat bike!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 09, 2015, 07:46:29 am
Actually, if I could attatch a push mower between the forks, then tow the roller, I'd be in business.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 11, 2015, 12:43:39 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4266/35525681191_f961f5661b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hpjF)WP_20151010_09_23_15_Pro_zpskonunsru (https://flic.kr/p/W8hpjF) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4206/35525679691_836b29bebe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hoSP)WP_20151010_09_24_07_Pro_zpsmgtmxk9m (https://flic.kr/p/W8hoSP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
retrieved with the aid of my extended pump.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4239/35616306076_8ac1012c58_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghSWG)WP_20151010_08_44_43_Pro_zpsstvfcmk9 (https://flic.kr/p/WghSWG) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

A stolen and dumped Saddle, with other associated straps etc, along with a riding hat, that had been run over as the scrotes pulled away, must have rolled under the vehicle. Called 101, and was duly collected by WPC about 10 minutes later. ''that looks suspicious!'' said she.    NO! said I.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Moleman76 on October 13, 2015, 08:53:33 pm
Alas, no photo, but a 5-inch long salamander was crossing the wet road as I rode in a light mist yesterday.  I missed his nose by a few inches.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Canardly on October 15, 2015, 08:17:20 pm
I would so like the roller.......
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 16, 2015, 12:03:40 am
I would so like the roller.......

Funnily enough, I cycled past it about 2 hours ago, on a thursday nite club run. its still there. If your in N.kent, with a trailer, I can show you where. :thumbsup: Where do you live.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuaran on October 20, 2015, 01:52:15 am
I found an L plate at the side of the road. It has magnetic strips on the back, but they don't seem to be very strong. Which is probably why it fell of a car. Still, could use zip ties, or string, or duct tape to stick it on the car.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 25, 2015, 09:38:39 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4152/35268738460_e77b6ce5e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzvcA)WP_20151024_13_32_33_Pro_zpsiks5h7vz (https://flic.kr/p/VJzvcA) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

A new type of cycle horn,  not sure it'll catch on tho' unless your wearing boots.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on October 25, 2015, 10:51:24 am
Partner has similar horn in FLUORESCENT GREEN hanging by our front door.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on October 25, 2015, 12:26:58 pm
I went out this morning to retrace yesterday's short ride in the hope of spotting the pannier clip I lost somewhere.
No luck.  I can only hope that a Mr. B Pig has a ride around South Birmingham in the near future.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on October 25, 2015, 02:19:50 pm
I went out this morning to retrace yesterday's short ride in the hope of spotting the pannier clip I lost somewhere.
No luck.  I can only hope that a Mr. B Pig has a ride around South Birmingham in the near future.

What sort of pannier clip is it? I wonder if there's something suitable in our Boxes Of Bits.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on October 25, 2015, 03:04:52 pm
Thanks Helly.  From a Caradice Super C front pannier.
I'll post a picture on your new thread when I get home.  I'm currently out again on a different bike.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 12, 2015, 10:03:36 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4283/35268737690_2f66731c04_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzuYj)WP_20151111_10_46_38_Pro_zpszynfk95o (https://flic.kr/p/VJzuYj) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Ah! a SNACK!

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4116/35525676791_bbc8c8173e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8ho1P)WP_20151111_10_47_07_Pro_zpsjpmapqxs (https://flic.kr/p/W8ho1P) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

FULL MOON!


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35616301596_83188d5c6c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghRBs)WP_20151111_11_00_06_Pro_zpspce3sscm (https://flic.kr/p/WghRBs) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

HALF MOON!


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35616301596_83188d5c6c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghRBs)WP_20151111_11_00_06_Pro_zpspce3sscm (https://flic.kr/p/WghRBs) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
TOTAL ECLIPSE!! ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Riggers on November 12, 2015, 10:05:56 am
I like the 'sign-off' with a cheesy grin:  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on November 12, 2015, 12:43:26 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151111_10_46_38_Pro_zpszynfk95o.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151111_10_46_38_Pro_zpszynfk95o.jpg.html)


Ah! a SNACK!

Interestingly, I found one of those peeking out from under our cooker last night.  Barakta ate it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 12, 2015, 12:52:33 pm
It's an invasion. They're simply the scouting parties for the full-force Edam takeover.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on November 12, 2015, 01:37:51 pm
It's an invasion. They're simply the scouting parties for the full-force Edam takeover.

Guess we should all tread caerphilly.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 12, 2015, 10:06:35 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151111_10_46_38_Pro_zpszynfk95o.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151111_10_46_38_Pro_zpszynfk95o.jpg.html)


Ah! a SNACK!

Interestingly, I found one of those peeking out from under our cooker last night.  Barakta ate it.

Hope her tummy survives!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on November 15, 2015, 10:58:47 pm
It's an invasion. They're simply the scouting parties for the full-force Edam takeover.

Guess we should all tread caerphilly.

I've gouda hand it to ya...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 16, 2015, 07:50:39 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4277/35616299926_7f6008c3d4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghR7E)WP_20151116_07_52_47_Pro_zpsimstn6la (https://flic.kr/p/WghR7E) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

always useful..........................................................for swmbo ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Peter on November 16, 2015, 08:01:58 pm
Did you find the orange frying pan, too?!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 17, 2015, 01:39:43 am
Emery boards can be useful when roughening inner tubes before applying rubber solution after a visitation...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Riggers on November 17, 2015, 12:39:25 pm
I have one in my repair kit too!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 17, 2015, 02:31:39 pm
I have one in my repair kit too!

In case you break a nail, taking off a tyre? ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Riggers on November 17, 2015, 02:37:01 pm
"GGGRRRrrrrr!" <shakes fist>
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 22, 2015, 11:34:03 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4051/35268733780_c431b95453_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJztNU)WP_20151120_15_53_29_Pro_zpsvpcehxcd (https://flic.kr/p/VJztNU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

 Found this on yesterdays ride. Unfortunately I had forgotten to take my own phone, so could not take a picture 'in situ'. The phone , a Samsung S111 mini,(apparently), was discarded in a hedge, with the back of the phone closed up. On retreiving said phone I thought...hmmm, that feels light.  Sureenough 5 yds away was the battery on the pavement. Now the question, why was the phone closed up, but missing the sim and battery. If you pinched the phone, then found it was locked to network, and disconnected, then you'd just lob the lot without reassembling!!.
anyway, its a S.. S111 mini, , with a slight crack to the screen, no sim, AFAIK its not locked to any network, as I tried unlocking it, but it says 'not active' which means its not locked.... ::-)  Wifi works fine, has an sd card (i think) , and it takes a big sim. Mne is a med one so wont work in it, so I cant try it out. no numbers locked in contacts etc etc......, and the charger lead is same as my Nokia  :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Peter on November 22, 2015, 02:17:23 pm
Maybe it's been involved in a crime?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on November 22, 2015, 02:20:40 pm
Indeed; battery removal and phone chucking is step one of avoiding being tracked by The Man.

I suggest powering it up and waiting for the SWAT team to arrive.  You might want to make a note of the URL for this thread, for the interview.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 23, 2015, 11:01:09 am
yeahbut, any white cat stroking Criminal Mastermind worth his or her salt would have prepped the ground before using their burner phone by creating a somewhat feasible back story.

So Blodwyn Pig, when dastardly plan is afoot?

I think we deserve to know.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: billplumtree on November 23, 2015, 11:21:29 am
So Blodwyn Pig, when dastardly plan is afoot?

I thought you'd retired!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 23, 2015, 12:23:43 pm
The name's BOND........Brooke Bond.. ;)
https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjcn8_LxKbJAhVCyRoKHTDeB9YQtwIIOzAH&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D8AeTZ4-wLXk&usg=AFQjCNHay17F9abdPwnlqSzCXta4qySoSQ&sig2=U9F3O0C6CAh1chfUY-TEJg&bvm=bv.108194040,d.ZWU
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on November 23, 2015, 01:38:10 pm
Indeed; battery removal and phone chucking is step one of avoiding being tracked by The Man.

I have read elsewhere that one of the criminal masterminds who blew himself up in Paris the other day had earlier thrown his phone away, which allowed The Man to find it intact, trace its movements and locate the premises used by the criminal masterminds before going out criming.  The Man would have found this a lot harder if he'd kept it in his pocket.

Not quite as mastermindy as the WTC bomb plot mastermind who went by to Ryder to ask for the deposit back on the van used in the bombing, but still A Bit Thick.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 23, 2015, 01:58:56 pm
So Blodwyn Pig, when dastardly plan is afoot?

I thought you'd retired!

Yup. So I am now able to partake of any reward offered for information etc.  :smug:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 07, 2015, 01:16:56 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4043/35268733160_9eefd7c6ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJztCd)WP_20151207_09_18_27_Pro_zpsj25blciy (https://flic.kr/p/VJztCd) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

useful. :thumbsup:   I need to find some zip ties tho' as I'm running out. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on December 19, 2015, 08:37:24 pm
8mm spanner, always handy for mudguard stays :thumbsup:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/734/23224850174_2386447760_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BoiqPh)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hatler on December 19, 2015, 08:43:42 pm
Strewth !!  What's the story behind that crank in the background ?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on December 19, 2015, 08:48:26 pm
Less useful, but seasonal:

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/634/23226389013_788537f63a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BorjfZ)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on December 19, 2015, 08:49:03 pm
Strewth !!  What's the story behind that crank in the background ?

That's just my bike ;D It was a bit muddy.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hatler on December 19, 2015, 09:11:47 pm
Phew. I thought that was rust.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 28, 2016, 04:59:38 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35616298366_e8819ef168_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghQDL)WP_20160128_12_06_40_Pro_zpsai3dxekq (https://flic.kr/p/WghQDL) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
After a bit of a spray with WD 40, the ratchet end works perfectly.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on January 28, 2016, 05:32:23 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151229_09_58_47_Pro_zpsb0mfrsnf.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151229_09_58_47_Pro_zpsb0mfrsnf.jpg.html)


Gosh!!!!!!!!!!!!
Did you see the Doc?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 29, 2016, 10:13:59 am
Doc who? ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on January 29, 2016, 07:58:19 pm
Dear BP

What gloves are those? They look quite nice, and I might like some.

Yours, hoping that the answer isn't "I found them onna ride",
Paul.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 29, 2016, 09:01:10 pm
    They are actually a very useful pair of gloves.A pair of track mitts from decathalon, slipped over a pair of Primark thin fleece gloves  (2 pairs / £4 IIRC) . They work very well , as they are layered , and I can delayer as I choose.


Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on January 30, 2016, 04:21:30 am
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20151120_15_53_29_Pro_zpsvpcehxcd.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20151120_15_53_29_Pro_zpsvpcehxcd.jpg.html)

 Found this on yesterdays ride. Unfortunately I had forgotten to take my own phone, so could not take a picture 'in situ'. The phone , a Samsung S111 mini,(apparently), was discarded in a hedge, with the back of the phone closed up. On retreiving said phone I thought...hmmm, that feels light.  Sureenough 5 yds away was the battery on the pavement. Now the question, why was the phone closed up, but missing the sim and battery. If you pinched the phone, then found it was locked to network, and disconnected, then you'd just lob the lot without reassembling!!.
anyway, its a S.. S111 mini, , with a slight crack to the screen, no sim, AFAIK its not locked to any network, as I tried unlocking it, but it says 'not active' which means its not locked.... ::-)  Wifi works fine, has an sd card (i think) , and it takes a big sim. Mne is a med one so wont work in it, so I cant try it out. no numbers locked in contacts etc etc......, and the charger lead is same as my Nokia  :)

dibs...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 26, 2016, 11:14:06 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4208/35616297616_ac160c2966_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghQqQ)WP_20160223_10_28_06_Pro_zpsfpzgtuth (https://flic.kr/p/WghQqQ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Slimpickin's of late, but here we have one of Asda's finest bags for life. Great for sorting coloured bottles out for recycling
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 19, 2016, 01:38:04 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4257/35616296236_326e2cbb2a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghQ23)WP_20160319_10_05_40_Pro_zpsqn1izyqt (https://flic.kr/p/WghQ23) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
useful 4" cutting disc

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4214/35616296786_1f59bf150f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghQbw)WP_20160316_10_08_31_Pro_zpsihoitnay (https://flic.kr/p/WghQbw) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

not so useful

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/35616295726_acf4a51bab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghPSf)WP_20160319_10_50_13_Pro_zpsns1omfbu (https://flic.kr/p/WghPSf) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

saw this poking out from under a flytipped bag of rubbish, turned out to be.............................

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4083/35268726350_2833ce93b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzrAN)WP_20160319_10_50_27_Pro_zpszpkhg6id (https://flic.kr/p/VJzrAN) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
A most useful pair of wire cutters. cleaned up nicely at home........Oh also found a zip tie.........just the one :(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 26, 2016, 12:54:50 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4211/35616294576_803bcb253e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghPwq)WP_20160323_09_13_33_Pro_zps2hl5z7k4 (https://flic.kr/p/WghPwq) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
riding along a track out on the marshes near Cooling, N'kent, and I spied this. Thought it was a bird, but it has 2 long front teeth, maybe rabbit.? but head looks a bit long. Anyway, I was about to put my phone away, and I had a text, but couldn't read it as my glasses were on the table at home ::-).  so I carried on about 2km and spied a nice seating area with benches where I thought I might stop for my banana,


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4254/35268723960_dd13b35df1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJzqTA)WP_20160324_10_12_01_Pro_zpszexfndhl (https://flic.kr/p/VJzqTA) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Now I wouldn't blame you if you said I'd made this up, but honestly, there on the bench, overlooking the quarry lake , were these, so I was able to read my text.  It has been a VERY STRANGE 3 weeks for me.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Peter on March 26, 2016, 05:40:09 pm
The skull might be from a hare.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 02, 2016, 12:19:19 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4210/34814833414_bbf552635f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V3t83w)WP_20160626_11_07_59_Pro_zpsxalj7vui (https://flic.kr/p/V3t83w) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
yet another bungee.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: TheLurker on July 28, 2016, 10:14:32 am
You get a better class of discarded tat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/41392773@N02/28319623790/in/dateposted-public/) in the Cotswolds.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 28, 2016, 10:18:28 am
Did you go home to get a trailer or were you able to stuff it into a saddlebag?  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on July 28, 2016, 01:40:00 pm
Something similar was dumped by a bus stop near here a few years ago.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: TheLurker on July 28, 2016, 07:26:30 pm
Did you go home to get a trailer or were you able to stuff it into a saddlebag?  ;D
Obviously not.  If I had the post would have been in the, "I carried this on my bike." thread.  ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jayjay on July 30, 2016, 10:22:46 pm
Did you go home to get a trailer or were you able to stuff it into a saddlebag?  ;D
Obviously not.  If I had the post would have been in the, "I carried this on my bike." thread.  ;)
Or possibly the "My Hernia" forum  ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on July 31, 2016, 12:06:25 am
A BT 746 rotary telephone (GPO poo colour) lying at the side of the road with some fly-tipped mattress wreckage.  If it hadn't been thoroughly rained on I might have gone back with sufficient luggage to recover it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: madcow on September 10, 2016, 08:33:48 pm
https://m.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/29589422815/?xajax=1 (https://m.flickr.com/photos/16109958@N08/29589422815/?xajax=1)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: SoreTween on September 11, 2016, 10:01:35 pm
On Stowe Road, a climb I detest though maybe not quite so much in future:
(http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq18/SoreTween/Misc/DSC_2299reduced_zpseaaqds4j.jpg)
Meaning of the X?  The one with Wiggo's GeeAndTee in it?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 18, 2016, 06:55:06 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4123/35504128422_3cc7961a1f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W6nWrd)WP_20161018_10_05_03_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/W6nWrd) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

not been out much this year, but hey looky, (the pink one obviously)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on October 20, 2016, 11:10:49 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/cycling/OLIVE/WP_20161018_10_05_03_Pro_zpsx4i7emwa.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/cycling/OLIVE/WP_20161018_10_05_03_Pro_zpsx4i7emwa.jpg.html)

not been out much this year, but hey looky, (the pink one obviously)

Obviously? Bah! You have just destroyed my vision of you, cruising the lanes on your pink steed seeking out lost items to repurpose :'(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 02, 2016, 07:27:25 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4235/35525636631_494603e9ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hb5p)WP_20161102_10_50_29_Pro_zps5dtena0l (https://flic.kr/p/W8hb5p) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4240/35525638541_54a5a7912e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbDk)WP_20161102_10_50_25_Pro_zpsbgfiyxc2 (https://flic.kr/p/W8hbDk) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
slightly ot, but you all love it really, was driving down A2/M2 to Rochester, to work  (refurbishing an old terraced house) when I spied a ROLL of loft insulation on the  hard shoulder, so I pulled over and backed up, only to find there were 4 whole rolls  :thumbsup:,  saves me buying some, looked in wickes  and  100mm is £20 a roll.. :o    ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 05, 2016, 07:54:55 pm
 :thumbsup: :o ;D :thumbsup:

Pesky litterbugs!  ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on November 28, 2016, 04:09:52 pm
Not on my ride (I was walking), but someone else's I presume: a copy of "South East Mountainbiking, Ridgeway & Chilterns" by Nick Cotton. Wrapped in a clear plastic bag so largely dry and usable. Found on the bridleway which runs N-S through the Wormsley estate near Ibstone/Stokenchurch, one of my favourite rides.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on November 28, 2016, 04:22:07 pm
I should probably mention last week's jerry-can of diesel.  Better than the traditional pouring of it on the road, anyway.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on November 28, 2016, 06:53:39 pm
Not on my ride (I was walking), but someone else's I presume: a copy of "South East Mountainbiking, Ridgeway & Chilterns" by Nick Cotton. Wrapped in a clear plastic bag so largely dry and usable. Found on the bridleway which runs N-S through the Wormsley estate near Ibstone/Stokenchurch, one of my favourite rides.

Do you think it might have bounced off a rider's bike?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on November 28, 2016, 07:53:50 pm
Most likely!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 10, 2016, 01:33:54 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4094/35525635561_e2f501aed9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8haKX)WP_20161210_10_52_25_Pro_zpsjpj2btkw (https://flic.kr/p/W8haKX) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

You can just see the dew /mist on bottom corner. New I think. ::-)

ps If anyone owns a Beemer ( and would lurv this) pm me. ;)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4264/35616276126_6313e8bb10_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghJ3j)WP_20161210_11_54_06_Pro_zps87zw7oqr (https://flic.kr/p/WghJ3j) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

AND THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!










































(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4279/35525633641_5d60a663f0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8habR)WP_20161210_11_54_25_Pro_zpsoe4bnvbw (https://flic.kr/p/W8habR) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Turned out to be this........I HAD to stop didn't I ????  You would too...., wouldn't you!!?? :sick: :sick:

























Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Joe.B on December 10, 2016, 08:14:13 pm
Bad luck, but wow, just imagine if they were real.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on January 08, 2017, 08:19:02 pm
That should have been handed over to the dibble for forensics.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 09, 2017, 05:59:49 pm
That should have been handed over to the dibble for forensics.

actually it was  a sort of napkin thing, only printed on one side, and a  sort of fluffy material.



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4043/35616275356_b6e218a3e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghHP3)WP_20170107_10_40_28_Pro_zpss4kv4azu (https://flic.kr/p/WghHP3) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4078/35616274806_670aa47ac5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WghHDy)WP_20170107_10_40_45_Pro_zpsdlwo9vkc (https://flic.kr/p/WghHDy) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4070/35525630961_9bef16d419_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W8h9oD)WP_20170107_10_44_21_Pro_zpswex6cko1 (https://flic.kr/p/W8h9oD) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I only noticed it because it was flashing. A most useful addition to the illuminations on one's velocipede, what!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on January 09, 2017, 06:25:58 pm
That should have been handed over to the dibble for forensics.

actually it was  a sort of napkin thing, only printed on one side, and a  sort of fluffy material.

Ah, barakta filched a few of those from jbex a while ago.  They appear to be a Thing.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on January 16, 2017, 06:07:30 pm
Royal mail courier bag.....outside the sorting office in Charlton.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on January 28, 2017, 05:03:24 pm
Screwdriver, pozidrive, long.

As it was on the road next to a parked maintenance van, I opted to position it prominently on the driver-side windscreen wiper rather than swipe it.


Also found lying in the road:  Important bits of my chain.   :-[
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 29, 2017, 11:50:53 am
Does your chain have unimportant bits?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on January 29, 2017, 03:43:48 pm
Does your chain have unimportant bits?

It's all relative, I suppose.  In this case it was the PowerLink that was jettisoned (onto some PowerLink-coloured tarmac on approach to a zebra crossing), and I was rather pleased to track down all the bits rather than having to shorten anything or deploy the spare.

This will be because I cleaned (read: restored bendiness of) the chain the day before and had obviously neglected to put it back together properly.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on February 01, 2017, 07:50:16 pm
Some horseist dropped their BSDM gear:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2017_02_01_15_24_27.sized.jpg)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on February 01, 2017, 09:14:52 pm
Brace yourself,  Barakta.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on February 01, 2017, 09:36:28 pm
Snort
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on February 09, 2017, 02:38:05 pm
Pure DAB hifi component....
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Russell on March 03, 2017, 09:35:06 am
I found a wallet on my way in yesterday – lying in the gutter, very soggy.  It contained a debit card, driving licence, Army ID, NAAFI card, a £20 note and two unmentionables.

The driving licence had an address but a search did not turn up anything.

I was planning to drop it round in the evening but Miss R suggested a Twitter post.

So she asked if anyone knew a Joe Bloggs, private in the Army from a place in Surrey who had lost a wallet.  It was re-tweeted 70 times and within a few hours he had been found.  A random Sergeant saw the Army mentioned and traced him through some database.  I was sent a phone number a short while afterwards.

The wallet was collected yesterday evening by a very relieved young man.  Strange thing is, it was found quite a long distance (1ml or so) from any route he remembers taking the previous day.  If it had been dropped in the supermarket carpark as he thought, and been found and then discarded, the £20 note would not have still been in it.

Still, all’s well etc...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Canardly on March 05, 2017, 07:55:17 pm
Nicely done.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 08, 2017, 06:41:17 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4061/35612316716_831648ae2d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WfWr3C)WP_20170508_13_17_34_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/WfWr3C) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

found these on the A128 to Tilbury.  Yum yum!!!!! 'fell off the back of a lorry guv...honest!

ps golden syrup in case you're wondering  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Polar Bear on May 08, 2017, 07:29:57 pm
Some horseist dropped their BSDM gear:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2017_02_01_15_24_27.sized.jpg)

Did you pick it up?   We might need it for the next Long itch skillshare ...   
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on May 08, 2017, 07:37:05 pm
Some horseist dropped their BSDM gear:

(http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery_albums/cycling/2017_02_01_15_24_27.sized.jpg)

Did you pick it up?   We might need it for the next Long itch skillshare ...

I did.  Unfortunately I hung it from the gate of the nearest horse-inhabited field.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Deano on May 19, 2017, 11:00:03 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4189/33953109403_fa50812e66_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TJjyvZ)

And I didn't take either of them home.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 28, 2017, 04:59:56 pm
Yesterday I saw by the side of the road but did not stop to look at:
1 book (paperback, green back cover)
1 10p coin
1 blackbird
1 greenfinch
2 seagulls
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 28, 2017, 06:30:26 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4214/34810831594_fef44c0f3a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V37BrC)WP_20170521_07_33_46_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/V37BrC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


almost certainly in a state of ''borrowedness''


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4025/35521622971_49c4aa1ee1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W7VAXn)WP_20170528_08_19_33_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/W7VAXn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


ROADKILL  !!!!!!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 30, 2017, 07:19:13 am
That top picture reminds me of a Fiat Cinquecento I "found" on the night section of the Invicta 400 once.  Front heavily bent, lights on, engine running, driver's door open and no-one inside.  And nothing nearby for it to have hit either.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on May 30, 2017, 07:18:21 pm
(http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac41/yostumpy/WP_20170528_08_19_33_Pro_zpsyqwk91hi.jpg) (http://s884.photobucket.com/user/yostumpy/media/WP_20170528_08_19_33_Pro_zpsyqwk91hi.jpg.html)
There's only one member that could belong to...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jayjay on June 18, 2017, 04:11:01 pm
Useful bit of metal, will go in the box under the bench in Thee Shedde. I couldn't see anything which it might have released as it failed, most of the threaded part had broken off. I just hope the "anything" - -of some mass, judging by the bolt - didn't fall into traffic.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4281/35383412235_4cec6753d4.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VUHeHD)bolt (https://flic.kr/p/VUHeHD) by John Jackson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29179705@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Russell on June 22, 2017, 04:41:00 pm
Ratchet Crimp Tool like one of these.

(http://uk.farnell.com/productimages/standard/en_GB/42255441.jpg)

 Works but looks messy as it had the pivot points lubricated with copper grease.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 22, 2017, 06:33:39 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4043/35264726310_db84310488_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJdWwA)WP_20170622_10_28_53_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/VJdWwA) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

ah! whats this then?......

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4265/35264721000_8b374d21da_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJdUX3)WP_20170622_10_31_18_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/VJdUX3) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Well, that'll be a girt big set of bolt croppers.  Doesn't look at all conspicuous does it???   Now then....where's that Ottolock   :demon:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 22, 2017, 07:07:26 pm
Probably stashed in readiness for such.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on June 22, 2017, 11:58:54 pm
Blodders, do you ever see the scenery . . . ?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: RichForrest on June 25, 2017, 06:58:26 pm
While on a ride from York rally we stopped at a bus stop in Riccall as the tea stop wasn't open. Dawn said there's a bottle in the bin. I pulled out this!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/silverbackcyclist/20170624_095139_zps1dbllgtw.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/silverbackcyclist/media/20170624_095139_zps1dbllgtw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on June 25, 2017, 11:01:43 pm
We found some RED SHINY bolt croppers just like Bledlow's in a black holdall dumped in our front hedge a while back.

Got the Polis to deal with it as I could not imagine any benign reason for their presence.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 25, 2017, 11:11:26 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4150/35264716710_8c37e917b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJdTF5)WP_20170625_18_02_38_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/VJdTF5) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4118/34810713094_aaed3971d2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/V371dw)WP_20170625_18_02_50_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/V371dw) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

not quite a bottle of bubbly!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on June 26, 2017, 04:00:42 pm
That's the fast woman to go with the bubbly. Really living the high life!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on June 26, 2017, 11:55:10 pm
While on a ride from York rally we stopped at a bus stop in Riccall as the tea stop wasn't open. Dawn said there's a bottle in the bin. I pulled out this!

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y291/silverbackcyclist/20170624_095139_zps1dbllgtw.jpg) (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/silverbackcyclist/media/20170624_095139_zps1dbllgtw.jpg.html)

And I imagine you found a couple of flutes, some caviar and a packet of crackers nearby.

You spawny git.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 06, 2017, 11:06:57 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4115/34924219774_e8243472c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vd8KNf)WP_20170706_20_45_47_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Vd8KNf) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/34955390733_3a02839042_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VfTvQz)WP_20170706_20_45_59_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/VfTvQz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

they are jolly good as well, and not even scratched
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on July 07, 2017, 10:46:16 am
I can't help wondering how you manage to spot so many items without the occasional prang while you're not watching the road ahead  :-\  ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Tom M on July 07, 2017, 11:18:01 am
I'm just wondering how much hedge porn he finds...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 07, 2017, 11:35:01 am
Funnily enough....... Extremely rarely. Thing is, well its a bit like my relationships really. I never go out looking, but things / people just sort of appear / catch my eye, and that's how it works. I have always been XTREEMLY observant.

Ps  bit OT ,but we could always have a 'Top Totty, what I saw on a ride today!' ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 07, 2017, 07:17:22 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4146/35393465170_cb4d537208_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VVAL77)WP_20170707_17_42_38_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/VVAL77) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4063/35740792766_c957b67b2a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WshUuW)WP_20170707_17_42_58_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/WshUuW) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


''No nurse!! I said remove his spectacles!!''
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on July 07, 2017, 08:15:57 pm
I found (well, evaded) a steel tape measure that had recently been run over and gone SPROING!.  They're a bit scary when you're on a bike.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 15, 2017, 02:10:40 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4237/35548142830_80dde3f062_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wagwoj)WP_20170715_12_06_54_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Wagwoj) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4327/35127374133_eca2d8ed66_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vw5YvB)WP_20170715_12_07_04_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Vw5YvB) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

 They look dark, but they are quite a bright vibrant blue, and not scratched. just looked them up, O'neil 105 Barrell  approx £50 inc p+p.    ;D. Not even sunny today. ::-)

ps. NO dibs on these, 'I likes 'em'
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on July 15, 2017, 02:18:06 pm
Wow.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on July 16, 2017, 11:52:45 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4324/35955600875_5664c26c97_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WMgRt2)WP_20170716_09_13_36_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/WMgRt2) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4294/35115659004_13569e94a7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vv3W1C)WP_20170716_09_16_31_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Vv3W1C) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

very useful 'Dooey uppey ' type strap.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on July 16, 2017, 12:12:27 pm
I have always been XTREEMLY observant.
I think that I'm observant too, the main difference with what you find and what I find is that your stuff is always in good nick. Where mine tend to at least have had one lorry over it before I find it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 15, 2017, 09:10:27 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4407/35772494153_f329dded09_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wv6odz)WP_20170814_09_15_10_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Wv6odz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4346/35772483713_f821a020f0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wv6k7z)WP_20170814_09_15_33_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Wv6k7z) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


MOST useful :)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4394/36535533036_d55db28e4c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XEwa6o)WP_20170814_08_55_20_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XEwa6o) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Verry tasty wild  Cherries, yum yum.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4360/36535536856_2486beeb3f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XEwbef)WP_20170809_09_11_52_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XEwbef) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Also verrry tasty. ;)



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36444110571_38a9d54a96_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XwrAnZ)WP_20170813_13_13_39_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XwrAnZ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

oh look!


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4344/35746712404_a6407713a1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WsPfcE)WP_20170813_13_40_29_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/WsPfcE) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


be rude not to......... ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 26, 2017, 03:33:12 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4359/36421192920_b3d89bc4e9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Xuq8L5)WP_20170826_10_24_09_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Xuq8L5) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Ummm, nice plums.  Bit of a windfall  from a tree I was passing, ::-)   Extreeeeeeemly yummmy.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4436/36817982945_3e4fb1461c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y6tMBp)WP_20170826_10_58_57_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Y6tMBp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4391/36647148992_dc5247186b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XQodCq)WP_20170826_10_59_23_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XQodCq) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

most useful, all new as well.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4387/36647142672_f10822415a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XQobKs)WP_20170826_11_16_25_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XQobKs) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Happy, happy happy , happy meal......
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 15, 2017, 01:17:45 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4430/37050075336_1ea2afa46d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YrZjAm)WP_20170915_07_44_35_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/YrZjAm) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


spotted this in the roadside gutter, 20yds from my drive, I wondered what it was at first.



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4395/36426060023_11ee70d227_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XuR5zD)WP_20170915_07_44_51_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XuR5zD) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

complete with a  VERY strong magnet.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/36842544640_0945636393_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y8DEWU)WP_20170915_10_35_29_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/Y8DEWU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Et voila!


here's the little chappy....https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjxhLiik6fWAhVEfRoKHXIbD-MQjhwIBQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DdCPXO9rQvB0&psig=AFQjCNEHcm8w-kKpB0sWgj2aGOc_mFWv4A&ust=1505563478138203


They cost about £56 + p+p,  luckily my Nokia cable fits, its USB chargeable you know.... ;D

(before anyone says, the white cable is swmbo's Apple one, not mine)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 25, 2017, 11:44:15 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4513/37258867566_d042a03a7b_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YLrrfo)WP_20170919_09_22_04_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/YLrrfo) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

i know.. ::-) but I couldn't resist.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36596301904_35d2c85d20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTByu)WP_20170918_09_31_19_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTByu) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

not quite ripe yet, got about 7, half way up Wrotham Hill, a lonely,laden, Pear Tree.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/36596297954_6c6a7d86fc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTAoo)WP_20170923_10_10_10_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTAoo) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/36596293704_48cb3b1384_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTz87)WP_20170923_10_11_11_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTz87) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Wouldn't squeeze in the bag with the pears.  Back roads twixt E.Malling and Ditton.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 26, 2017, 04:14:12 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4441/37076866340_adff4a40f8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YumCCd)WP_20170926_11_49_27_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/YumCCd) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4466/23481611048_b134234ab6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BLZoSU)WP_20170926_11_49_45_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/BLZoSU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


most useful. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on September 26, 2017, 04:14:39 pm
Barakta was just looking for one of those...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on September 28, 2017, 09:26:21 am
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i know.. ::-) but I couldn't resist.

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not quite ripe yet, got about 7, half way up Wrotham Hill, a lonely,laden, Pear Tree.


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Wouldn't squeeze in the bag with the pears.  Back roads twixt E.Malling and Ditton.

My old stomping ground, those back roads. Grew up and learned to drive a car very badly around there. I think I explored some 'parking areas' with young female aqcuaintances as well.....
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: pucklie24 on September 29, 2017, 02:39:35 am
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i know.. ::-) but I couldn't resist.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4351/36596301904_35d2c85d20_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTByu)WP_20170918_09_31_19_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTByu) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

not quite ripe yet, got about 7, half way up Wrotham Hill, a lonely,laden, Pear Tree.


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4507/36596297954_6c6a7d86fc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTAoo)WP_20170923_10_10_10_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTAoo) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4341/36596293704_48cb3b1384_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XKTz87)WP_20170923_10_11_11_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/XKTz87) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Wouldn't squeeze in the bag with the pears.  Back roads twixt E.Malling and Ditton.

You could have bought a new bag for that.  ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on September 30, 2017, 12:35:37 pm
I think that SnapOn light has to be your prizewinning find, to date, BP.
I've absolutely no shortage of battery lights here, but that doesn't stop me from wanting one of those.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 02, 2017, 12:15:19 pm
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/37402577866_a4bc519a10_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YZ8Zjb)WP_20171002_08_12_40_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/YZ8Zjb) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on October 02, 2017, 08:30:24 pm
Anyone else getting the impression that BP is Mr. Trebus IRL...?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 13, 2017, 08:13:51 pm
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verry tasty russetts, courtesy of a...er...tree at side o'road.

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yet another bungee

and 3 zip ties
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 08, 2017, 11:56:28 am
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frosty fingers!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 10, 2017, 06:39:46 pm
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4534/37598544654_79d43a3a83_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZhsnpU)WP_20171110_12_42_10_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/ZhsnpU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

riding along the river bank of that Thames,  and spotted loads of glass, all broken up, then a bit further on a section of bank had collapsed,an a host of victorian bottles and jars were scattered about. Some broken, many not. Obviously a waterside rubbish tip from that London via Thames barges. Anyway they scrubbed up nicely, ( picture before cleaning) 1bottle, 1 Hartley jar,  and 2 Golden Shred jars. Even managed to get them back without breaking them in the Carradice.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 15, 2017, 01:57:15 pm
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Why would  you thr..........oh,  never mind!


Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 15, 2017, 01:59:47 pm
Beanz meanz fartz .
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 15, 2017, 02:01:55 pm
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 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o ::-) ::-) ;D ;D ;D ;D

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4728/38188488415_60004c7688_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/21bzZ94)WP_20171215_11_52_12_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/21bzZ94) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4732/39070012801_75c5976f44_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22wu2Cn)WP_20171215_11_52_37_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/22wu2Cn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


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Good ones?.............Bish, Bash, BOSCH...... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 19, 2017, 09:53:29 pm
OK, lots of puns now. You know the drill.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on December 20, 2017, 09:14:16 am
There has been a bit of a hesitation

Maybe nobody can see a hole lot of point to it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 20, 2017, 07:12:48 pm
I'm a bit disappointed.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 20, 2017, 07:23:45 pm
None of us are sharp enough.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 20, 2017, 07:26:12 pm
WOOD you be as keen if some one was to STEEL your set, you'd be HSS'ing mad.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on December 20, 2017, 11:16:45 pm
Blodwyn Old Chap. I lost a fiver today. You couldn't take a ride around my manor could you?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 21, 2017, 01:45:00 pm
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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4690/25330146248_15b0c96164_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EAkBZs)WP_20171221_11_58_14_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/EAkBZs) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


OOo!! Loooky!   Forum mascot!!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 22, 2017, 06:12:29 pm
Matches your gloves.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Feanor on December 22, 2017, 06:15:00 pm
I did pass a manky looking Mole wrench in amongst the dirty semi-frozen slush at the side of the road today, and I did think of this thread.
But I didn't stop!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 15, 2018, 06:16:22 pm
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Was riding in this morning,  alongside the A2, when I notice  cars on the main 3 lane carriageway,swerving all over the place, then I saw this in the MIDDLE lane. I was thinking what would happen if a M/bike had hit it, ,  so I jumped off Olive, crossed 2 seperate sliproads, and out into the middle carraigeway, and dragged it all back to the hardshoulder twixt the 2 slip roads.  Within 5 mins a plod car drove up, and I flagged him down. I told him the sequence of events, and he said '' fair play to  you for doing that, but   'we don't have facilities for lost property'  says he,  ' with any luck they'll realise its missing and come back for  it.   Ah says I, but look where its situated, bit dodgy someone reversing up a slip road,  ....'OK we'll sort it, you be on your way,...and thanks.   ::-)
ps, I could add that '  they were only Carrera bikes, but then I might be called a ''Halfordist!'',  and that would never do.!! :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: cycleman on February 16, 2018, 07:00:59 pm
On our ride to Dinton pastures I found a 30mm spanner lying on the edge of the road . Not sure what I can use it for but I bought it home with me  :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on February 16, 2018, 07:37:10 pm
I found some spag bol.  I didn't stop.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on February 16, 2018, 07:48:40 pm
I found some spag bol.  I didn't stop.
How can you be sure it was spag bol?
Not stopping is the correct procedure.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on February 16, 2018, 09:05:19 pm
I found some spag bol.  I didn't stop.
How can you be sure it was spag bol?
Not stopping is the correct procedure.

It was in a microwavable plastic box with "spag bol" written on it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Ham on February 16, 2018, 09:14:34 pm
I found some spag bol.  I didn't stop.
How can you be sure it was spag bol?
Not stopping is the correct procedure.

It was in a microwavable plastic box with "spag bol" written on it.

You hang around a bike forum for years, every once in a while your life choices are vindicated.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on February 18, 2018, 06:42:17 pm
On our ride to Dinton pastures I found a 30mm spanner lying on the edge of the road . Not sure what I can use it for but I bought it home with me  :)

Basic 1" headset . . .
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on February 18, 2018, 07:30:05 pm
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Was riding in this morning,  alongside the A2, when I notice  cars on the main 3 lane carriageway,swerving all over the place, then I saw this in the MIDDLE lane. I was thinking what would happen if a M/bike had hit it, ,  so I jumped off Olive, crossed 2 seperate sliproads, and out into the middle carraigeway, and dragged it all back to the hardshoulder twixt the 2 slip roads.  Within 5 mins a plod car drove up, and I flagged him down. I told him the sequence of events, and he said '' fair play to  you for doing that, but   'we don't have facilities for lost property'  says he,  ' with any luck they'll realise its missing and come back for  it.   Ah says I, but look where its situated, bit dodgy someone reversing up a slip road,  ....'OK we'll sort it, you be on your way,...and thanks.   ::-)
ps, I could add that '  they were only Carrera bikes, but then I might be called a ''Halfordist!'',  and that would never do.!! :)

That looks like a high mount bike carrier. Shame it didn't have a lighting board and reg plate attached. Would've made tracing the owner a bit easier. Anyone else think it's indicative of how often the driver looked in the mirror...?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Peter on February 18, 2018, 08:53:36 pm
Mirror's not much use in orbit, which he probably is after jettisoning a couple of Halford's (is this a good carrera move?  You can keep the coat; it didn't fit anyway).
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 19, 2018, 10:52:28 am
Might have fallen off a camper van which can't see through its back window anyway.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 05, 2018, 04:48:31 pm
Well...................not been out on the ol' velocipede for 10 days + , so wasn't expecting much of an eventful ride in this morning. About 2 miles in, I went a slightly different way to normal, .............................and saw this......................
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Hmm! me thinks , a useful  empty drill case, , I can use that for something....... ;D  better go back and have a look.


Blimey ,..........................thats heavy.............................. ;D ;D,    better open iit up then..... ;D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39740357465_01e363e239_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23xHHJZ)WP_20180305_08_02_28_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/23xHHJZ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

OOooooooo :o :o :o :o :o ;D,.......''I'll 'ave that', ah but prob doesn't work, but you never know.

So carried it home on the bike,  one handed, which was a tad difficile,as it was heavy.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4660/26764894278_60a2827d6d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GM85As)WP_20180305_15_49_07_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/GM85As) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Complete with all the unused (bar one)  drill bits,   works well , this one, it does. :thumbsup:

I'm now  getting a bit worried,as I'm finding bigger things tan I used too.  There will come a point where I will have to 'hide' my find,  for later vehicular retrieval.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: nicknack on March 05, 2018, 05:47:11 pm
You remind me of that bloke in Hitchhikers Guide that has his own personal raincloud. You have your own personal lost item fairy that puts stuff in front of you.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 05, 2018, 08:55:20 pm
It's worrying. Either BP is pretty average and the rest of us are just riding round with our eyes closed, or he rides in some really odd places. Or knows some really odd people. Or it could just be that the rest of us do see the same stuff, but have got used to ninety-nine out of a hundred drill cases being empty so no longer stop to look, and of course BP just doesn't tell us about the other 99.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 05, 2018, 09:44:15 pm
I think we ALL see things, but don't necessarily register the fact, or indeed stop to investigate.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 06, 2018, 05:38:47 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4666/39761963295_40e9515691_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23zCspi)WP_20180306_08_21_37_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/23zCspi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4602/39947445304_8043e9ad34_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23S26JY)WP_20180306_08_21_50_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/23S26JY) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

A most  delicious find, a perfect specimen, and once given a jolly good wash, it was indeed a tasty breakfast.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 06, 2018, 05:48:19 pm
You know those yellow and black striped pencils we had in the 80s?  One of those.  Well-chewed so, again, I didn't stop.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: nikki on March 06, 2018, 09:14:54 pm
A canal-based commute is usually good for a bit of random. Today:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/25789345407_b393da8d79_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/38850049450_9053ce1405_c.jpg)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 07, 2018, 09:06:24 am
And that was yesterday? You've clearly got a lot more ice/lower temperatures than here, thus proving that Birmingham is in The North. More interestingly, you've got ironing witches. Now that is a curious phenomenon!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 07, 2018, 02:52:19 pm
And that was yesterday? You've clearly got a lot more ice/lower temperatures than here, thus proving that Birmingham is in The North.

It's more a case of having clear skies while everyone else was having a snowpocalypse.  Hence more frozen canals than Venice.  (We did finally get some belated snow, but it wasn't as impressive as the stuff we had in December.)


Quote
More interestingly, you've got ironing witches. Now that is a curious phenomenon!

Probably fell off their broomstick in icy conditions on the way to an extreme ironing competition.  I blame the austerity gritting.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: nikki on March 07, 2018, 09:01:49 pm
And that was yesterday? You've clearly got a lot more ice/lower temperatures than here

Yes, yesterday and yes, the temperatures have quite possibly been colder up here than in The Tropical South. However, the canals have various microclimates of their own though, so they're not very representative - especially if they're in a deep cut and don't get much sun! The roads and pavements were free from ice elsewhere on that commute, with noticeably less ice on the canals by the return journey. Except for in the cold bits where the witches hang out.

On Monday I was walking around in short sleeves! (Still had my woolly hat on though!)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 08, 2018, 03:40:09 pm
Good job the canal wasn't frozen over when you had, or didn't have, your hospital appointment!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: nikki on March 08, 2018, 08:42:46 pm
 :o

*checks photos*
The Birmingham Main Line had ice on it, but thankfully the Tame Valley didn't.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on March 09, 2018, 04:50:14 am
Well...................not been out on the ol' velocipede for 10 days + , so wasn't expecting much of an eventful ride in this morning. About 2 miles in, I went a slightly different way to normal, .............................and saw this......................
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4791/38826163090_b1f2539970_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/229WeB1)WP_20180305_08_01_50_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/229WeB1) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Hmm! me thinks , a useful  empty drill case, , I can use that for something....... ;D  better go back and have a look.


Blimey ,..........................thats heavy.............................. ;D ;D,    better open iit up then..... ;D

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4607/39740357465_01e363e239_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23xHHJZ)WP_20180305_08_02_28_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/23xHHJZ) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

OOooooooo :o :o :o :o :o ;D,.......''I'll 'ave that', ah but prob doesn't work, but you never know.

So carried it home on the bike,  one handed, which was a tad difficile,as it was heavy.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4660/26764894278_60a2827d6d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GM85As)WP_20180305_15_49_07_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/GM85As) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Complete with all the unused (bar one)  drill bits,   works well , this one, it does. :thumbsup:

I'm now  getting a bit worried,as I'm finding bigger things tan I used too.  There will come a point where I will have to 'hide' my find,  for later vehicular retrieval.

I'm riding 20m in front of you from now on.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on March 09, 2018, 04:51:18 am
You know those yellow and black striped pencils we had in the 80s?  One of those.  Well-chewed so, again, I didn't stop.

Want an unchewed and new one?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on March 09, 2018, 04:52:22 am
A canal-based commute is usually good for a bit of random. Today:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/25789345407_b393da8d79_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/38850049450_9053ce1405_c.jpg)

What is it?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on March 09, 2018, 10:22:38 am
It's a celebration of international Women's day: a witch's hat overlooking an iron that has been symbolically discarded.

Or a failed attempt to thaw the ice.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 09, 2018, 10:28:26 am
It's a celebration of international Women's day: a witch's hat overlooking an iron that has been symbolically discarded.

Or a failed attempt to thaw the ice.
Which failed due to the lack of electric power points on the canal bank.

Candy
Is dandy
But irons
Need ions.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: nikki on March 09, 2018, 12:29:58 pm
Neither iron nor hat were there today (as far as I could see) but there's still a fair amount of ice, albeit very broken up and patchy. And a coconut. Two if you count the other one on the other canal too. Sign of Spring?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Tim Hall on March 09, 2018, 12:54:08 pm
Neither iron nor hat were there today (as far as I could see) but there's still a fair amount of ice, albeit very broken up and patchy. And a coconut. Two if you count the other one on the other canal too. Sign of Spring?

Sign of rampaging Pythons more like.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 09, 2018, 01:57:39 pm
A canal-based commute is usually good for a bit of random. Today:

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4650/25789345407_b393da8d79_c.jpg)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4661/38850049450_9053ce1405_c.jpg)

What is it?

Obviously,......its a discarded iron, following the purchase of a new one, based on reviews in the Which(??) report.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 14, 2018, 10:26:08 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4781/40761404702_b9b9082cea_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/256WRvG)WP_20180314_09_50_39_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/256WRvG) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr



ah whats this then?


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4776/26933288758_4b741d7d8a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/H319py)WP_20180314_09_51_10_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/H319py) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Sooo! the bungee goes in the groove then?



(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4784/38993399530_4dc5e755f6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/22pHnaU)WP_20180314_10_05_35_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/22pHnaU) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


carried home on Olive, thus......


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4782/40803370611_8294710c8c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25aDWvR)WP_20180314_10_09_13_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/25aDWvR) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Ahhh!!! litter picking, for the use  of, it is.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on March 14, 2018, 11:54:47 am
Mental note: Good application for old ~20" rims.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Legs on March 14, 2018, 01:23:50 pm
Ahhh!!! litter picking, for the use  of, it is.
If the iron wasn't ironic, that is.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Legs on March 14, 2018, 02:23:23 pm
After several years on yacf, I'm struggling to believe that this is the first time I've stumbled upon this thread.  I've just read it from start to finish.  This is truly what the internet was made for.  Blodders, you are an inspiration!

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on March 16, 2018, 11:22:34 am
So a quick check, is skip diving allowed?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on March 16, 2018, 11:48:50 am
Strictly speaking skip diving is theft, but since it's all destined for waste disposal unilkely to be challenged.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on March 16, 2018, 01:50:53 pm
Strictly speaking skip diving is theft, but since it's all destined for waste disposal unilkely to be challenged.

I asked before going in to the skip, sonot theft.  Wondering if it counts on this thread.

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 16, 2018, 08:22:05 pm
Strictly speaking skip diving is theft, but since it's all destined for waste disposal unilkely to be challenged.

I asked before going in to the skip, sonot theft.  Wondering if it counts on this thread.

perhaps a NEW thread entirely , ''skip diving on a ride today' or somesuch, but I have absolutely no objections either way.  ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Polar Bear on March 16, 2018, 08:59:25 pm
The simple question is, did you find whatever it was that you dived into a skip for whilst on a ride?  If yes then post.  If no, still post but expect some banter as a result.   ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 05, 2018, 08:03:11 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/41215687712_6c52226a0d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25N6b2o)WP_20180405_17_12_12_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/25N6b2o) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/898/41259319541_65eb964885_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25RWNfi)WP_20180405_17_12_54_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/25RWNfi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

as you can see, unopened, contents intact.................................................................not any more ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on April 05, 2018, 08:26:09 pm
Can you be sure it's not "from Russia with love"?  :demon:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on April 05, 2018, 10:04:19 pm
Unlucky, Blodders  :hand:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on April 06, 2018, 06:58:40 pm
The find was a Trend t11e router.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2018, 07:45:18 pm
I found a discarded cigarette packet, while I pulled over to adjust my gears (new cables bedding in).  There was a price label on it: "£8.35p"  Fucking hell.  I wish I could give up smoking.  You'd pay for n+1 in no time.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 07, 2018, 07:24:38 am
I found a discarded cigarette packet, while I pulled over to adjust my gears (new cables bedding in).  There was a price label on it: "£8.35p"  Fucking hell.  I wish I could give up smoking.  You'd pay for n+1 in no time.

If you still smoke, how come you were surprised by the price? Surely you pay this every day/other day?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: rafletcher on April 07, 2018, 08:04:40 am
A 5m long awning from a caravan/campervan. The road's a bit narrow at that point, and I suspect the projection of the awning caught on the adjacent trees.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hatler on April 07, 2018, 09:32:24 am
I found a discarded cigarette packet, while I pulled over to adjust my gears (new cables bedding in).  There was a price label on it: "£8.35p"  Fucking hell.  I wish I could give up smoking.  You'd pay for n+1 in no time.

If you still smoke, how come you were surprised by the price? Surely you pay this every day/other day?
I think that was a sardonic "I wish I smoked 'cos then I'd be able to wish I could give up and save myself oodles of cash".
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on April 07, 2018, 01:07:07 pm
I found a discarded cigarette packet, while I pulled over to adjust my gears (new cables bedding in).  There was a price label on it: "£8.35p"  Fucking hell.  I wish I could give up smoking.  You'd pay for n+1 in no time.

If you still smoke, how come you were surprised by the price? Surely you pay this every day/other day?
I think that was a sardonic "I wish I smoked 'cos then I'd be able to wish I could give up and save myself oodles of cash".

Indeed, sorry.  The only smoking I've ever done was passively.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on April 07, 2018, 05:54:24 pm
I consulted Sainsbury's website to see how much cigarettes cost.

Many are over £10 for 20; that's £5K/pa.

More cash for other things!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2018, 05:56:50 pm
"Don't drink, don't smoke, what do you do?"
"I save money to buy 1980s vinyl."
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on April 07, 2018, 05:57:57 pm
Must be something inside?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on April 07, 2018, 06:00:31 pm
Not anymore, Blodwyn Pig's already taken it!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 07, 2018, 07:16:11 pm
Frantically looks in hedge , for whatever 'IT' is. :-[
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on April 10, 2018, 01:09:30 pm
I found a discarded cigarette packet, while I pulled over to adjust my gears (new cables bedding in).  There was a price label on it: "£8.35p"  Fucking hell.  I wish I could give up smoking.  You'd pay for n+1 in no time.

"What manner of terrible pikey fags can you get for that little money?" asked Mr Larrington while incinerating slightly over fifty pence.  A carton of 200 Marlboro Gold is £107 from Mr Sainsbury's House Of Toothy Comestibles.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on April 10, 2018, 04:29:48 pm
The pedant in me spots a missing decimal point...
...unless smoking is MUCH more expensive than I believed!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on April 10, 2018, 05:28:53 pm
The pedant in me spots a missing decimal point...
...unless smoking is MUCH more expensive than I believed!

£8.35 for 20 is within the same order of magnitude as 200 for £107, or 1 for slightly over 50p.  Hence my surprise.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on April 10, 2018, 06:26:46 pm
Got my mind crossed, apologies!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on April 10, 2018, 07:37:45 pm
The pedant in me spots a missing decimal point...
...unless smoking is MUCH more expensive than I believed!

£8.35 for 20 is within the same order of magnitude as 200 for £107, or 1 for slightly over 50p.  Hence my surprise.
Blimey.  I remember when 20 Number 6 cost 1d each.  1/10 for a pack of 20.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on April 11, 2018, 11:46:25 pm
Cigarettes are the one thing period dramas struggle with. How many 1930's to 1970's coppers (detectives or otherwise) could afford to smoke king size? I remember how small a Players no.6 or an Embassy Regal was when I started my smoking career.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on April 12, 2018, 12:22:48 pm
Definitely NOT adding up how much dosh I haven't spent on fags since taking up the vape...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hubner on May 05, 2018, 11:53:54 am
(https://i.imgur.com/tpsXmw0.jpg)

Cream chargers dumped on the roadside.  ;D

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on May 05, 2018, 12:12:41 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/tpsXmw0.jpg)

Cream chargers dumped on the roadside.  ;D

At a guess I'd say they have been emptied of their contents   ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hubner on May 05, 2018, 04:59:16 pm
I picked up about 25 and 2 were unused.

They're really strong, apparently made from 2mm thick steel, they must be useful for something!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 12, 2018, 02:11:40 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/973/40250138230_3422ceec6a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24jLtNw)IMG_0043 (https://flic.kr/p/24jLtNw) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42057805741_fdb8f35db5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275vfnK)IMG_0044 (https://flic.kr/p/275vfnK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Found this today,  its an Exposure Trace. . Took me a while to work out how to turn it on. What sort of bracket are they supposed to use?

PS.....just looked them up..GOSH! £35.. :o
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on May 12, 2018, 02:26:13 pm
Well clearly more zip ties and gaffa than the previous owner used.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mrs Pingu on May 12, 2018, 05:59:07 pm
Is it one of those lights that's just supposed to use some o rings?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on May 16, 2018, 12:31:34 am
3 makita angle grinder drill cases on a skip.  Each box contained a disc and a threaded handle.


Oh and a tool of some sort, will post a pic once I sort out my phone.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: TigaSefi on May 16, 2018, 06:15:58 am
(https://i.imgur.com/tpsXmw0.jpg)

Cream chargers dumped on the roadside.  ;D

Pretty sure I saw this pile. Where did you spot it?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Feanor on May 20, 2018, 08:30:12 pm
I've kind of done a reverse "what did you find", and given something to be found.

I was fettling a bike on the stand, in the sun, out in the driveway.
I was using the rear bumper of the Land Rover as a shelf for tools.
Packed it all away.
Drove the car into town and back on an errand, and then noticed my 1/4 square drive ratchet sitting on the bumper, with one allen key mounted on it.
This had survived the journey into town and back.
The rack of other allen key bits was long gone.

Arse.
It's the single most important part of my toolkit.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on May 23, 2018, 05:50:00 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/42256844802_70be812760_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27o6nKG)IMG_0072 (https://flic.kr/p/27o6nKG) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/961/40497636600_b2ab702bdb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24GCYrN)IMG_0073 (https://flic.kr/p/24GCYrN) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

just right for tending one's plot, what! ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hatler on May 23, 2018, 08:17:21 pm
I think BP pays someone to scatter randomly procured goods in his path.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on May 23, 2018, 08:40:16 pm
So anyone know what this is:

(https://i.imgur.com/FP5tMnvl.jpg)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: sg37409 on May 23, 2018, 09:30:38 pm
Motorbike suspension adjuster ?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on May 23, 2018, 11:29:32 pm
Seen  something  similar being  wielded by the heating  oil  delivery truck  guys.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Ham on May 24, 2018, 06:47:51 am
A C-Spanner Blodwyn Pig has no use for?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on May 24, 2018, 01:36:50 pm
Motorbike suspension adjuster ?

Can understand why you thought that, I should have put something in for scale, the spanner is over 40cm long.  It is the style of an adjuster.

Seen  something  similar being  wielded by the heating  oil  delivery truck  guys.

Ah I think you could be on to something, it has a din number stamped on to it that identifies what the spanner is, but cannot think where it would be used.

A C-Spanner Blodwyn Pig has no use for?

Current winner  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Feanor on May 24, 2018, 01:44:24 pm
It looks like a Drum Wrench to me, for the opening of 55 gallon drums and the like.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on May 24, 2018, 04:29:17 pm
Seen  something  similar being  wielded by the heating  oil  delivery truck  guys.

So maybe something to do with petrol tanker/petrol station delivery?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on May 24, 2018, 05:36:45 pm
Dr Frankenstein’s limb connector (pat pending)?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Neil C on May 24, 2018, 05:37:17 pm
A little Googling (ok rather a lot) reveals it to be a spanner for Storz couplings.

As used for grain silos, slurry spreading and fire hoses etc.

http://jmlhenderson.co.uk/product/storz-abc-spanner-large/
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 26, 2018, 11:29:57 am
Dr Frankenstein’s limb connector (pat pending)?
:D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 28, 2018, 07:40:21 pm
Looks like some sort of retaining plunger
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on May 30, 2018, 09:18:10 pm
looks too big for a 55gal drum opener.

Nice trowel
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: TheLurker on June 06, 2018, 07:41:25 pm
Holy smoke Batman!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1743/27753974237_4c00b0ae79_z_d.jpg)

On my way home this afternoon.  Wasn't there this morning.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on June 06, 2018, 08:16:31 pm
Watch out for the death bee beehive tripwire (https://imgur.com/gallery/DisfjrR)!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 10, 2018, 04:59:02 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1741/27845892947_bc2d7e1ce3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JqDtQx)IMG_0088 (https://flic.kr/p/JqDtQx) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


not been out for a wee while due to getting nasty throat chest infection, so seemed like a nice day, swmbo was up there in That London, on THE procession, so I packed up few nibbles,  and set forth with trepidation,  (trying NOT to overdo it!)
Anyways, about 4 miles in I came across the remnants of 'Party Central!!!!!!'


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1746/41815005435_0ec542d5aa_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26H3Qiz)IMG_0089 (https://flic.kr/p/26H3Qiz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Aye Uop!! Tha's still got a top on that one!!  Well, might as well then. ;D


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/40904622270_1a07e208cb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25jAT77)IMG_0090 (https://flic.kr/p/25jAT77) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Did indeed make a  fine addition to my lunch time snack, of nuts, cheese and salami.  Note the 'impromptu'  bottle opener.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on June 11, 2018, 08:48:31 am
Been giving others a shot at the booty collection for a while then?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Chris S on June 12, 2018, 08:25:20 am
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/875/42699367472_e15884563c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/284cqjU)

Found in a curiously urban environment - maybe used for purposes other than equine?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 15, 2018, 04:41:50 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/973/40250138230_3422ceec6a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24jLtNw)IMG_0043 (https://flic.kr/p/24jLtNw) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/978/42057805741_fdb8f35db5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/275vfnK)IMG_0044 (https://flic.kr/p/275vfnK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Found this today,  its an Exposure Trace. . Took me a while to work out how to turn it on. What sort of bracket are they supposed to use?

PS.....just looked them up..GOSH! £35.. :o

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1758/27947893847_bb523b13c1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JzEg9K)IMG_0092 (https://flic.kr/p/JzEg9K) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Thought I'd better do something with this light, so rummaged in parts bin, et voila!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Samuel D on June 15, 2018, 04:47:43 pm
I’m waiting for the day you find a briefcase with a million dollars in low-denomination banknotes. I think it’s just a matter of time.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 15, 2018, 05:15:17 pm
I’m waiting for the day you find a briefcase with a million dollars in low-denomination banknotes. I think it’s just a matter of time.

And you think I'd tell you if I did?   ::-) ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: woollypigs on June 15, 2018, 07:00:49 pm
I’m waiting for the day you find a briefcase with a million dollars in low-denomination banknotes. I think it’s just a matter of time.

How do you think Blodwyn got the free time to find all this :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on July 02, 2018, 10:04:44 pm
Do I win?

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/42441430634_fc3cb755e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3)
P1040639 (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr

Found near Marble Arch on the ride home this evening.  One of these would be quite useful, but I detoured to Charing Cross nick and turned it in.  That was an interesting experience.  BTW, when did actual real police stop manning the front desks at police stations?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: orienteer on July 02, 2018, 10:19:41 pm
You were lucky to find a police station, let alone a manned one! Surprised they accepted it, didn't think they bothered with lost property any more.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on July 02, 2018, 10:29:58 pm
In central London, the only two stations I can think of are Charing Cross (assume open 24/7, considering location) and one near Holborn.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on July 02, 2018, 11:10:28 pm
BTW, when did actual real police stop manning the front desks at police stations?

Several yonks ago.  The average police station front desk appears to feature a locked door and a batphone.

Top tip: Don't be a deaf person attempting to report a crime (especially if it's a crime that deprives you of easy access to electronic communication services). 
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on July 05, 2018, 04:40:00 pm
In central London, the only two stations I can think of are Charing Cross (assume open 24/7, considering location) and one near Holborn.

There's one on Ebury Street (I think that's the name of the road) round the corner from Victoria Station.  I used to walk past it visiting a client down there
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on July 12, 2018, 10:42:07 am
I found the auxiliary entrance to the Channel tunnel in a Bristol side street.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/28490000847_3b052c7fb1_c.jpg)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on July 12, 2018, 05:52:01 pm
Do I win?

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/42441430634_fc3cb755e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3)
P1040639 (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr

Found near Marble Arch on the ride home this evening.  One of these would be quite useful, but I detoured to Charing Cross nick and turned it in.  That was an interesting experience.  BTW, when did actual real police stop manning the front desks at police stations?

You only win if you get to keep it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 03, 2018, 09:29:33 pm
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/934/28893413837_4b1c57c2b6_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/L2diix)IMG_0155 (https://flic.kr/p/L2diix) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1831/43781468962_96fe8d0c13_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29GPtp9)IMG_0156 (https://flic.kr/p/29GPtp9) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1779/42020928370_581afa630f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/272ff21)IMG_0157 (https://flic.kr/p/272ff21) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

He even helped me eat my lunch ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Andrij on August 14, 2018, 01:53:30 pm
Do I win?

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/42441430634_fc3cb755e8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3)
P1040639 (https://flic.kr/p/27EpqG3) by Andrij (https://www.flickr.com/photos/bebchenko/), on Flickr

Found near Marble Arch on the ride home this evening.  One of these would be quite useful, but I detoured to Charing Cross nick and turned it in.  That was an interesting experience.  BTW, when did actual real police stop manning the front desks at police stations?

You only win if you get to keep it.

I have not won, as the item was claimed by its owner.  The confirmation of this fact is worthy of a post in the Grumble thread...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 20, 2018, 07:03:03 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/44110965492_7e4d1dd9e3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2acWeeN)IMG_0190 (https://flic.kr/p/2acWeeN) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

a happy meal. pair of glasses, unopened,  for the little ones you understand. ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 24, 2018, 09:07:28 am
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1884/43327444395_f6b7fff507_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/291GtHn)IMG_0191 (https://flic.kr/p/291GtHn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1860/29297533627_31f5f0fd1c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LCVw38)IMG_0192 (https://flic.kr/p/LCVw38) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Always useful. ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on August 24, 2018, 09:09:57 am
Yugoslavia – it might have historic value!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on August 25, 2018, 06:42:10 pm
Yugoslavia – it might have historic value!

over 25 years old then.  antiques roadshow?

''A chap takes 2 stuffed dogs to the antiques roadshow day. The 'expert' looks at them, and concludes that they are in very poor condition, but he says to the chap, 'have you any idea what they would fetch, if they were in good condition?''
 
''A stick''  says he.  ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on September 03, 2018, 12:40:24 am
Well, this is half of it.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1852/29434809267_c79f7ab75f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LR46iv)
IMG_1775_01 (https://flic.kr/p/LR46iv) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2018, 01:02:48 am
David found a carrier bag in our front hedge, containing two fresh loaves of bread, a box of olives and a box of freshly fried pork scratchings from the local Romanian supermarket.

Beats us why these were dumped! The bread smelt really fresh!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Ashaman42 on September 03, 2018, 05:36:14 am
Someone's got home with a bag of dog poo still in hand and realised they've made a huge mistake perhaps.

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: phantasmagoriana on September 03, 2018, 07:12:46 am
Is there a "lost this on a ride today" thread? :-\

If anyone happens to find a stripy pink Rapha gilet (last seen somewhere on Rannoch Moor), please let me know... :'(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 03, 2018, 11:29:23 am
Well, this is half of it.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1852/29434809267_c79f7ab75f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LR46iv)
IMG_1775_01 (https://flic.kr/p/LR46iv) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

Mmmm, I loves a bit of maggoty road kill, I does
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 03, 2018, 11:30:32 am
David found a carrier bag in our front hedge, containing two fresh loaves of bread, a box of olives and a box of freshly fried pork scratchings from the local Romanian supermarket.

Beats us why these were dumped! The bread smelt really fresh!
I do hope you ate them, and didn't throw it all away!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 03, 2018, 09:20:40 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1893/30585948578_0b6fc4f72d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NALYV1)IMG_0209 (https://flic.kr/p/NALYV1) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1888/29517362797_e5c028fdb5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LYmcAe)IMG_0210 (https://flic.kr/p/LYmcAe) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1883/44406060422_eb24623926_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aE1EFq)IMG_0211 (https://flic.kr/p/2aE1EFq) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

whoopeydoo!   only cheapies tho'
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2018, 09:25:47 pm
David found a carrier bag in our front hedge, containing two fresh loaves of bread, a box of olives and a box of freshly fried pork scratchings from the local Romanian supermarket.

Beats us why these were dumped! The bread smelt really fresh!
I do hope you ate them, and didn't throw it all away!

Threw out the loaf which had acquired a caterpillar, half the olives and pork scratchings.
Making slow progress on the remaining bread, which might get black fur before we finish it.

We've had loads of windfall figs from People Next Door.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on September 03, 2018, 09:33:17 pm
Since I can't ride, maybe I'll occasionally post some 'found in our front hedge' items.

I gotta 3 octave electronic keyboard piano toy last week. The middle F# is missing thobut.

The standard lamp in our lounge came from the hedge.

We had the cops remove the shiny RED bolt-croppers...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on September 03, 2018, 11:09:10 pm
Since I can't ride, maybe I'll occasionally post some 'found in our front hedge' items.

I gotta 3 octave electronic keyboard piano toy last week. The middle F# is missing thobut.

The standard lamp in our lounge came from the hedge.

We had the cops remove the shiny RED bolt-croppers...

I also have a standard lamp from the hedge opposite.  I left it several days.  They obviously didn't want it.  Quick rewire, new (old) brass fitting from my junk box.  Clean.  Stain.  Looks lovely.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Heat on September 05, 2018, 11:20:34 pm
Lucky !! I never found anything !! ;D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on September 06, 2018, 11:28:56 am
I've found countless half-eaten takeaways and discarded bottles of suspicious liquid in our hedge over the years.  Also the occasional parcel hidden by $shite_courier, and nests belonging to  a) assorted tweety things  b) wasps.

Yesterday I found a chunk of hedge hidden in the hedge.  (Turns out that in re-molishing the crumbling garden wall on Saturday, the builders had severed the trunk of a substantial section in order to make the bricks fit and then simply wedged it back in place so it didn't look like they'd just amputated a big chunk of hedge.   :facepalm:)

That's about as exciting as it gets, though.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 28, 2018, 02:48:55 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1925/43156192580_59273507a9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28KyLvS)IMG_0308 (https://flic.kr/p/28KyLvS) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

went for a windy jolly this mrning, and within 5 miles I came across this, propped up on the pavement outside someones gates, and gates were shut, so I thought Hmmmm, so whiizzed bac home, got the old landrover out, and  retrieved said item, adjusted thee blades, got changed again and back out on the bike with the idea of doing a spot of whale watching, then on the way to the river i spotted these,most useful.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1903/44056167785_f1d03f7227_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a86nMK)IMG_0309 (https://flic.kr/p/2a86nMK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Didn't see the whale, so after 1/2 hr came home and cut front and back lawn with new mower.  :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on September 28, 2018, 02:59:32 pm
Tomorrow you will go to the garden centre and find a beached whale.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on September 28, 2018, 04:31:35 pm
Actually its a 'Beluga' so one could say its a Bleached whale... ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on September 28, 2018, 09:33:11 pm
'You're fired! [Ed]
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Canardly on October 03, 2018, 04:09:11 pm
So I left the mower out for the sharpener guy and then this git on a bike  in a landrover......
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 06, 2018, 12:15:14 am
Slightly OT, went 'up town' to day, to a show, and got off the train around 11.40pm, walking home, and swambo wonders why I stop, as I bend down and pick up a £20 note, that smells distinctly like cannabis.  Oh well, how sad, never mind.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on October 06, 2018, 11:10:13 pm
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=128.msg2331127#msg2331127
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on October 28, 2018, 03:22:24 pm
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1926/45599985181_3e46511296_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ctvQV4)IMG_0323 (https://flic.kr/p/2ctvQV4) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1943/30658911577_7501b55a9c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHdWgK)IMG_0324 (https://flic.kr/p/NHdWgK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1941/30658932257_dad19cdc5c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHe3qi)IMG_0337 (https://flic.kr/p/NHe3qi) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Whoopeedoo!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 04, 2018, 06:52:29 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4809/45718500121_92f5cd1640_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cDZgh6)IMG_0350 (https://flic.kr/p/2cDZgh6) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1907/45667795262_288d2a0679_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2czvouo)IMG_0351 (https://flic.kr/p/2czvouo) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Verry useful scaffolding socket wrench.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44804444325_d3bacd0d4a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bgdukp)IMG_0349 (https://flic.kr/p/2bgdukp) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


''Take a letter Miss Jones''
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on November 04, 2018, 07:01:51 pm
AZERTY
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on November 04, 2018, 07:14:31 pm
AZERTY

Explains why they dumped it.  Stupid French keyboards.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jakob W on November 04, 2018, 09:03:46 pm
Perfect for a hipster interior decoration shop thobut.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 04, 2018, 09:43:44 pm
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: T42 on November 05, 2018, 08:24:50 am
Un homme AZERTY en vaut deux.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on November 05, 2018, 12:44:42 pm
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)

No attempt to carry it on the bike?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 06, 2018, 07:27:09 am
indeed, was thinking it might fetch a 'few bob' on e-bay, being a bit different- and -  all, might g back in the ol' landroverretrievalbus. ;)

No attempt to carry it on the bike?

Haha! No! Don't want to get 'done' for using a handheld communication device, wilst on the public highway. Bit heavy for texting with your thumb.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on November 07, 2018, 08:48:07 pm
^^^^^ I found an old-ish (2000) 10p coin by the side of the road whilst out for a hobble yesterday, wasn't sure what it was at first as the silver coating was all gone.  Seems to be a nice talisman, battered but almost functional, a bit like me at the moment
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on November 15, 2018, 06:36:34 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/45171753474_57c01837c5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bPF3xL)IMG_0360 (https://flic.kr/p/2bPF3xL) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Out on a club 'weekday' run to Lingfield, and saw this in the leaves at the side of the road on a steepish climb. so peeled off, popped back, picked up, and pedaled on>  seems a well made one, and the first 2-3 pumps, blew out water, so it probably been there a week or two. Photo'd at the lunch time pub stop, the Greyhound.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on November 18, 2018, 11:46:34 pm
Not on a ride but, yesterday as I walked with Mrs F through a shop in Swindon, I looked down and though "Bingo!" as I spied a folded £20 note on the floor. I picked it up and it felt a bit thick- turned out to be 8 £20 notes and a tenner! £170 fer christs sake :o

It either belonged to someone who had more money than sense and wouldn't miss it or it belonged to someone who was by then feeling physically sick or soon would be when they dicovered the loss so I took me off to customer services and lodged it with them in case the loser was retracing their steps.

My good deed for the day done, I took me off to the football where my team got its arese kicked four nil :'(
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 01, 2018, 05:41:56 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/44315836910_e4d4d62cee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC)IMG_0389 (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Another candidate for land rover retrieval
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on December 01, 2018, 06:15:52 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/44315836910_e4d4d62cee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC)IMG_0389 (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Another candidate for land rover retrieval
Rapha do spades?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on December 01, 2018, 06:20:31 pm
I found a lump hammer.  But then I found a man with a theodolite, so I decided to leave it alone.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on December 01, 2018, 06:22:22 pm
I found a lump hammer.  But then I found a man with a theodolite, so I decided to leave it alone.
I'm trying to think of the correlation between the two.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on December 01, 2018, 06:24:50 pm
I found a lump hammer.  But then I found a man with a theodolite, so I decided to leave it alone.
I'm trying to think of the correlation between the two.

I think he'd been bashing markers into the mud with it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: andytheflyer on December 02, 2018, 11:45:15 am
I found a lump hammer.  But then I found a man with a theodolite, so I decided to leave it alone.
I'm trying to think of the correlation between the two.

I think he'd been bashing markers into the mud with it.
Blimey.  Either a Civ Eng student, or the last man on earth to use a theodolite.  They all use differential GPS these days, IME.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on December 02, 2018, 12:33:39 pm
In a Kenneth Williams voice 'oh my theodolite'
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 03, 2018, 09:12:34 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4888/44315836910_e4d4d62cee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC)IMG_0389 (https://flic.kr/p/2aw3fnC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Another candidate for land rover retrieval
Rapha do spades?
That's not Rapha – no stripe. But it might be the spade that won the Giro.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cunobelin on December 05, 2018, 06:15:06 am
Was it in a Cycle Superhighway?  :)

wats one of those!

Colloquially known as a 'smurf lane', m'lud.


I have a Shlumpf drive on my Gekko..... If you google Schlumf though you get SMurfs

So I have a Smurf drive


(http://www.allmystery.de/dateien/uh58683,1260571351,schlumpf2_gross.jpg)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Auntie Helen on December 06, 2018, 05:12:27 am
Schlumpf is indeed the German for ‚smurf‘. They have also invented a verb, ‚to schlumpf‘ when you are using the gadget.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Kim on December 06, 2018, 12:22:58 pm
Does that mean you have to sing that "la la la-la la-lah" song and/or substitute all boabwords for 'smurf' when you're using one?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Auntie Helen on December 06, 2018, 03:26:31 pm
They seem to have missed out on a lot of the Smurf stuff (although I have a plastic lunchbox with smurfs on which I bought here), so the Germans don't seem so excited about smurfs, or indeed having a form of bicycle gearing named after them.

I can still remember the advert: "We are smurfs from National..."
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on December 07, 2018, 02:15:00 pm
They seem to have missed out on a lot of the Smurf stuff (although I have a plastic lunchbox with smurfs on which I bought here), so the Germans don't seem so excited about smurfs, or indeed having a form of bicycle gearing named after them.

I can still remember the advert: "We are smurfs from National..."

Advert?  From a petrol station chain?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on December 14, 2018, 11:28:57 am
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4898/45398513135_f72d4a5812_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2caHfi6)IMG_0435 (https://flic.kr/p/2caHfi6) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4847/44494421860_d297e45fa1_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aMPxsu)IMG_0436 (https://flic.kr/p/2aMPxsu) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4830/31372279597_ba8eb0cae8_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PNg8Jn)IMG_0438 (https://flic.kr/p/PNg8Jn) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Mmmmmmm!   11'sis.     Top tip, do not try to peel an orange, that has been lying on the ground all night, in sub zero temps,  well, not with your thumbs anyway.   ::-)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on December 14, 2018, 01:33:08 pm
Christmas orange!

Fruitful ride.

Pith-taker.

(That's me done now)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Little Jim on December 14, 2018, 03:55:36 pm
I was going to do those puns, but you pipped me to it.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Torslanda on December 14, 2018, 04:03:35 pm
Tart!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Gattopardo on December 14, 2018, 05:27:26 pm
Nothing rhymes tho.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on December 14, 2018, 06:14:03 pm
Frozen roadkill norange - doesn't a-peel.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 19, 2018, 12:24:38 pm
They seem to have missed out on a lot of the Smurf stuff (although I have a plastic lunchbox with smurfs on which I bought here), so the Germans don't seem so excited about smurfs, or indeed having a form of bicycle gearing named after them.

I can still remember the advert: "We are smurfs from National..."

As a Small, Miss von Brandenburg was a a huge Smurf man, and still has her Smurf pirate ship.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on December 21, 2018, 11:34:48 pm
We've just acquired rehomed a doubly adjustable, padded blue office swivel chair some kind person left out on our street.

It's a bit damp at the moment.

David needed a new chair.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on January 07, 2019, 07:43:04 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4865/31710197547_67eaf1111a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qj83XV)IMG_0457 (https://flic.kr/p/Qj83XV) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Not ''exactly'' on a ride, but I did ride to work and back...........

Had to lift some floor boards in the house I'm renovating,to repair one joist end, and saw this, sorry for the poor quality, so dug them out..


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7809/32777091668_4169986701_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RWpaq9)IMG_0458 (https://flic.kr/p/RWpaq9) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


The tanker has lost its bottom (wheel carrying  plate), ambulance intact, Crane intact, flatbed missing tyres, ditto every ready lorry, dust cart is dead, Oh, and what appears to be a cast musket ball.   

Some little chaps pride and joy from the 1950's  / 60's, and there was remnants of a sort of lightweight orange box. I wonder if they were a sort of time capsule thing. Don't know weather to bring them hme and clean them up, or put them back, in a sealed tupperware box , with a note.
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Post by: Mrs Pingu on January 07, 2019, 07:56:23 pm
Aw they're great! Would be a shame not to show them off.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: hellymedic on January 07, 2019, 10:22:52 pm
Matchbox by Lesney?
Die cast...
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 07, 2019, 11:21:59 pm
Matchbox by Lesney?
Die cast...
Alea iacta est?

I'll get my toga.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: andytheflyer on January 09, 2019, 09:05:11 am

The tanker has lost its bottom (wheel carrying  plate), ambulance intact, Crane intact, flatbed missing tyres, ditto every ready lorry, dust cart is dead, Oh, and what appears to be a cast musket ball.   

Some little chaps pride and joy from the 1950's  / 60's, and there was remnants of a sort of lightweight orange box. I wonder if they were a sort of time capsule thing. Don't know weather to bring them hme and clean them up, or put them back, in a sealed tupperware box , with a note.

I'd put them in a box with a note, as you suggest, saying how you found them.  Imagine someone's reaction when they are found again, in say another 50 or 100 years?  I doubt that they are worth much, but the story behind them is far more valuable.

As I have grown older, more and more I realise that it's time, not money, that's important.  Your find can sustain that if you put them back.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 09, 2019, 09:18:18 am
https://youtu.be/YWqs2hDO4Eg
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Post by: andytheflyer on January 09, 2019, 02:08:15 pm
https://youtu.be/YWqs2hDO4Eg

I'd forgotten that film.  But my point, entirely.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 10, 2019, 05:23:53 pm
https://youtu.be/YWqs2hDO4Eg

I'd forgotten that film.  But my point, entirely.

Amelie has a cycling connection, the horse in the peloton.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmtgSjOogRM
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 10, 2019, 08:01:36 pm
I'd forgotten that bit. It's basically a movie of random feel-good moments, isn't it? But there's the cyclist in the treasure box, of course, and the man's recollection of the specific Tour stage when he finds the treasures in the phone box (I looked for that scene on Youtube but didn't find it).
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Exit Stage Left on January 10, 2019, 09:37:27 pm
I'd forgotten that bit. It's basically a movie of random feel-good moments, isn't it? But there's the cyclist in the treasure box, of course, and the man's recollection of the specific Tour stage when he finds the treasures in the phone box (I looked for that scene on Youtube but didn't find it).

My first ever play of a Youtube video was of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I remembered her from a film on the Granada music show 'So it Goes' playing on Chorlton railway station, and was reminded of that by Amelie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeaBNAXfHfQ
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Post by: Gattopardo on February 03, 2019, 06:49:48 pm
Having stalkedfollowed Blodwyn pig I found an ion max lp.

No photo as it was dark

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JEQAAOSwxYxUsxUN/s-l300.jpg)

With a copy of Joni Mitchell blue album on the deck.

No power supply tho...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 21, 2019, 05:57:19 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7909/46444979924_b3a4a450a5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dLbEpW)IMG_0495 (https://flic.kr/p/2dLbEpW) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Polished up nice, it did..

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/33293315578_4c3d6a02c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SJ1WNo)IMG_0590 (https://flic.kr/p/SJ1WNo) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7918/40203581053_9d6bb3889f_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24fDRYz)IMG_0591 (https://flic.kr/p/24fDRYz) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


Why would you buy 2, eat 1 and throw the other away?   :facepalm:    Tasty, it was. ;)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Ham on February 21, 2019, 06:19:06 pm
Oh, it has to be done. The back story.

Vladimir was waiting. He didn't know if she would turn up, a slightly drunken conversation in the pub last night, the memory of a shared moment, did she feel the same? Would she think she was too old to act on impulse? the heady days of the 80's were so far away now. It was elbowing through a group of noxious suits to get to the bar that he sang under his breath "You gotta fight" only to hear a stranger doing the same turn and sing "for the right" then both together "to p-a-a-a-a-arty!" - a magical moment. They'd spent the rest of the evening chatting, and really hit it off. Would she take him seriously? Was it worth prising the emblem off his Transporter to give her?

How long should he wait? He'd brought a couple of bananas to keep him going, but it had already been half an hour, he'd eaten one. Then, his mate Estragon turned up, so he told him what was happening. "Stuff that, Vladimir, let's go to the pub"

So they did.

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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on February 21, 2019, 06:31:53 pm
A life summed up in 200 words.  :thumbsup:
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 21, 2019, 06:34:24 pm
you're barking!  :facepalm:   (vw badge found in Shropshire last week, and banans today in kent, some party :P )
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on February 21, 2019, 06:39:50 pm
you're barking!  :facepalm:   (vw badge found in Shropshire last week, and banans today in kent, some party :P )
No he's not.
But he does live within reasonable distance of Barking  :D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Basil on February 21, 2019, 10:39:06 pm
@Ham  ;D  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on February 28, 2019, 06:59:42 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46516580094_d5853561c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC)IMG_0610 (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/32298031427_6d7da2d746_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4RuP)IMG_0612 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4RuP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

and there it was. I had great difficulty working out how to attach it to Olive, as it was too heavy to hold and ride. Anyway with the help of  a couple of toe straps I had it secured, and slowly made my way home.  11.30pm by now.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/46325628585_4f3d23ea92_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dzCXqe)IMG_0611 (https://flic.kr/p/2dzCXqe) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr.


when I got it home, I took a better pic.


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/32298026437_313d081474_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4Q1M)IMG_0614 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4Q1M) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I've now put the cables where they should be, and its still got charge.   need to get a mains charger tho, but its te latest version, RS1 v5.  Obvious slid off some breakdown truck giving it too many beans on the roundabout.  Had a quick look, and they are £110 .. :o ;)
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Post by: T42 on March 01, 2019, 09:24:24 am
Gee, and I was happy with the couple of Btwin tyre levers I picked up from the verge earlier this week.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: fuzzy (retd.) AAGE on March 01, 2019, 11:28:16 am
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46516580094_d5853561c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC)IMG_0610 (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7882/32298031427_6d7da2d746_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4RuP)IMG_0612 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4RuP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

and there it was. I had great difficulty working out how to attach it to Olive, as it was too heavy to hold and ride. Anyway with the help of  a couple of toe straps I had it secured, and slowly made my way home.  11.30pm by now.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7917/46325628585_4f3d23ea92_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dzCXqe)IMG_0611 (https://flic.kr/p/2dzCXqe) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr.


when I got it home, I took a better pic.


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/32298026437_313d081474_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4Q1M)IMG_0614 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd4Q1M) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I've now put the cables where they should be, and its still got charge.   need to get a mains charger tho, but its te latest version, RS1 v5.  Obvious slid off some breakdown truck giving it too many beans on the roundabout.  Had a quick look, and they are £110 .. :o ;)

"On my life Occifer, it fell of the back of a lorry!"
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Post by: Jaded on March 01, 2019, 12:41:23 pm
Is it something that doggers might use?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 02, 2019, 06:35:27 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7889/46516580094_d5853561c7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC)IMG_0610 (https://flic.kr/p/2dSvCDC) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Firstly there was this,  a perfectly rideable bso, but I left it for someone else



(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/40294385743_19c8be6f0d_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24oFg3F)IMG_0615 (https://flic.kr/p/24oFg3F) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Haha!, same place, different day, different bso. I left this one also.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 02, 2019, 06:40:41 pm
Not at all dodgy, no...
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 03, 2019, 06:15:59 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/47269869601_2d635e9656_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f25rnK)IMG_0617 (https://flic.kr/p/2f25rnK) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I spy with my lit......    yet another useful bungee, all be it a wet one, very handy, as my previously re-purposed bungee, was given to a chum who had left his re-purposed bungee at home, thus mine was re-purposed  :facepalm:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7883/40305367993_7c5e6888b4_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24pDxFP)IMG_0618 (https://flic.kr/p/24pDxFP) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7895/33394128158_2da2e8d9cf_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SSVCSj)IMG_0619 (https://flic.kr/p/SSVCSj) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

then thiss afternoon, swmbo and i went for a wet muddy walk , along the North Downs way, and I spotted this in the bushes.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 04, 2019, 03:22:00 pm
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7839/46556211434_6383c6c0ee_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dW1KEA)IMG_0621 (https://flic.kr/p/2dW1KEA) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

Ah!  not what it seems...........................


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7887/47227425062_5c97d23889_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eXjU6m)IMG_0622 (https://flic.kr/p/2eXjU6m) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


oh! whats that rattling ?


(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/47279451821_123564458a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2f2VxQr)IMG_0625 (https://flic.kr/p/2f2VxQr) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


WIN!!!!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 04, 2019, 03:23:58 pm
Blodwyn Pig finds another burglary!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Paul on March 04, 2019, 04:16:35 pm
Probably dumped by an unsavoury character.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on March 05, 2019, 07:07:40 am
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

"What is it my precioussssss?"
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: matthew on March 05, 2019, 10:41:37 am
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

"What is it my precioussssss?"

Read the post,




Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on March 05, 2019, 04:14:58 pm
I'd have stayed well away, nothing good can come of Marmite.

I'm curious though, why the stick in the carradice? Is that to fight off the hordes while you examine your finds, gollum like?

"What is it my precioussssss?"

Read the post,




Then.............................. last night I rode out to Morris dance practice, then t'pub, and spotted something on the edge of a busy fast roundabout. I just had to go back and take a look.................. :o :o

I did read the post, that's why I replied, I'm now confused.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: matthew on March 05, 2019, 04:19:34 pm
Morris dancing, is a form of traditional dance where men in costume dance while banging sticks together. The really clever guy is given the task of getting it 'wrong' deliberately and not getting clouted over the head or in the groin in the process.

I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but you will also note the left end of the stick is bound. I suggest this is Blodwyn's practice stick.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 05, 2019, 05:00:11 pm
Morris dancing, is a form of traditional dance where men in costume dance while banging sticks together. The really clever guy is given the task of getting it 'wrong' deliberately and not getting clouted over the head or in the groin in the process.

I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but you will also note the left end of the stick is bound. I suggest this is Blodwyn's practice stick.

Also suggesting that Blodwyn's stick is completely mullered, and the gaffer tape is in fact holding it together. When in use,  it sounds like a sock  ::-),  but indeed it is a practice stick.  I feel that it has practiced its last.   :'(

BTW I dance in the Border tradition
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/40326084603_c468a1109d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24rtJ1K)motley (https://flic.kr/p/24rtJ1K) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

I'm in Red..(tall one in Red ::-))

(btw, the first two set off a tad early, rest of us were in time  ::-))
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Post by: ElyDave on March 05, 2019, 09:25:12 pm
 :facepalm:

thanks, work is doing my nut in at the moment and I'm a little slow by consequence.

I still prefer to think of him carrying it everywhere to beat off hordes of other scavengers though :)
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: matthew on March 06, 2019, 07:09:55 am
Agreed it is a tempting image for the apocalypse.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: rogerzilla on March 06, 2019, 09:47:06 am
They say you should try everything once, except incest and morris dancing.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on March 23, 2019, 06:33:31 pm
I got there before Blodwyn Pig this evening

(https://i.imgur.com/EOdeVSX.jpg)
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Post by: Kim on March 23, 2019, 06:36:04 pm
Milkybars are on you!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 23, 2019, 06:38:13 pm
That's the one that fell out of BP's pocket after he'd stuffed all the £20s into them.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on March 23, 2019, 06:41:47 pm
As the school deputy head announced drily after assembly one morning circa 1972: "A sum of money has been handed in. Would the owner please form an orderly queue outside my office."
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 24, 2019, 09:31:27 am
I  can't see any pics? is it a secrit ?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on March 24, 2019, 09:50:32 am
I  can't see any pics? is it a secrit ?
Any better now?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on March 24, 2019, 04:39:08 pm
I  can't see any pics? is it a secrit ?
Any better now?

Ah! yes! that's better
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: ElyDave on April 05, 2019, 07:09:59 am
I got there before Blodwyn Pig this evening

(https://i.imgur.com/EOdeVSX.jpg)

I gained one of those when I went swimming on Sunday, locker was a bit stiff on locking, an two of those fell out when I unlocked it.

I rode there and back, so that counts for this thread
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on April 06, 2019, 12:09:17 pm
I found this on a smooth piece of grass near Henley. Good job I did because it was rolling towards a hole and if I hadn't acted it would have been lost forever. A bloke in the distance was shouting and shaking a stick. Probably 'Well done" or something but I couldn't make it out.

(https://i.imgur.com/RY1aR7S.jpg)

Actually found on the side of a road which runs past Henley golf course.
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Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 09, 2019, 07:53:26 pm
I found this on a smooth piece of grass near Henley. Good job I did because it was rolling towards a hole and if I hadn't acted it would have been lost forever. A bloke in the distance was shouting and shaking a stick. Probably 'Well done" or something but I couldn't make it out.

(https://i.imgur.com/RY1aR7S.jpg)

Actually found on the side of a road which runs past Henley golf course.

Ah,its an old one, just look at all those dents!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on April 16, 2019, 07:05:36 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40657342663_3b01aa9abd_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24WKvuB)IMG_0681 (https://flic.kr/p/24WKvuB) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


''they think its all over...!''



(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32681122247_2bfa864428_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RMVi3X)IMG_0683 (https://flic.kr/p/RMVi3X) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr


It is now...SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Feanor on May 02, 2019, 02:52:01 pm
In the gutter of the dual carriageway near my work:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47757202521_237a973ebe_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fL99tt)
Park Tool pedal spanner (https://flic.kr/p/2fL99tt) by Ron Lowe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62966413@N04/), on Flickr
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 02, 2019, 02:53:28 pm
A very useful thing to find!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on May 08, 2019, 12:35:14 pm
On my way to give blood I spotted this tiny Ortlieb bag, its distressed grey-black look blending in with the gutter.

(https://i.imgur.com/wBvbdp0.jpg)

and inside were these goodies

(https://i.imgur.com/yP8iT7Y.jpg)

but alas no name and address so I can't return them to their rightful owner. I'm not sure what the 2 things with screwdriver handles are (the small one with the black handle and the larger one with the red handle on its right - something for sewing leather?) but if I ever need one (or a tiny file with a pointy end) I'll know I have one. The same applies the pink plastic thing with 2 holes.
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Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 08, 2019, 12:37:49 pm
I think the screwdriver things might be for pushing "worms" (rubber string things) into holes to mend punctures in a tubeless tyre. No sign of the worms though.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on May 08, 2019, 12:46:41 pm
Ah, so that explains what the rubber string things were.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: JonBuoy on May 08, 2019, 12:51:05 pm
The pink plastic thing looks like a valve core remover.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jurek on May 08, 2019, 01:00:38 pm
The pink plastic thing looks like a valve core remover.
Yup. For presta valves.

ETA - why would you have what looks like points feeler gauge in a bike toolkit?
Or is that a very basic folding knife / blade?
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Salvatore on May 08, 2019, 01:14:54 pm
The pink plastic thing looks like a valve core remover.
Yup. For presta valves.

ETA - why would you have what looks like points feeler gauge in a bike toolkit?
Or is that a very basic folding knife / blade?
Yes it's a tiny knife.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on May 08, 2019, 02:35:47 pm
In the interests of SCIENCE and stupid things, you need to sample the cannisters to see whether they're actually mountain biker's CO2 or clubber's nitrous.  :D
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Jayjay on May 08, 2019, 06:41:33 pm
Almost missed this, but the colour helped:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47753330342_d1faa36aa5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL)Ball wrench tool (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL) by John Jackson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29179705@N02/), on Flickr

No roadside picture though, it was raining enthusiastically and I wasn't about to pull any electronics out. Just grabbed the thing and dropped it in my front pocket.
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Post by: Jurek on May 08, 2019, 09:57:18 pm
Almost missed this, but the colour helped:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47753330342_d1faa36aa5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL)Ball wrench tool (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL) by John Jackson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29179705@N02/), on Flickr

No roadside picture though, it was raining enthusiastically and I wasn't about to pull any electronics out. Just grabbed the thing and dropped it in my front pocket.
Result!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: T42 on May 09, 2019, 08:51:35 am
Almost missed this, but the colour helped:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47753330342_d1faa36aa5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL)Ball wrench tool (https://flic.kr/p/2fKNipL) by John Jackson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/29179705@N02/), on Flickr

No roadside picture though, it was raining enthusiastically and I wasn't about to pull any electronics out. Just grabbed the thing and dropped it in my front pocket.

Trouble with those things is that you only ever get ¼ turn before the other end hits something.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Tim Hall on May 21, 2019, 05:05:02 pm
Not on a ride, nor today, but yesterday I was heading towards the horrible market via a tortuous route*, when I spied, on the approach to a roundabout, a Black Thing with the appearance of a mobile phone or perhaps just a weatherproof mobile phone case. Once I had left the roundabout I parked up, walked back and retrieved the Black Thing, which had escaped being run over as it was between the expected wheel tracks.  On closer examination it was in fact some kind of Tricorder courier delivery data wotsit in a rugged case.  Poking around the menu I could see roughly where the driver was headed, but not exactly. Poking around some more and using teh Mitey Brane of the Intarwebs I deduced it was a Royal Mail gadget, so once I had stocked up on Toothy Comestibles I drove to the local delivery office and handed it in. I'm assuming it had been on the dash board of an open windowed Royal Mail van before it made a bid for freedom.



*Tortuous Route courtesy of WSCC who have closed roads in my manor so everyone going to Mr Tesco's Emporium has to go round the Big Roundabout. That's progess. 
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: The French Tandem on May 21, 2019, 08:48:52 pm
^^Did they say something like "Thank you, sir", or maybe I am asking for too much?

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Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 04, 2019, 12:24:34 pm
I keep finding the wreckage of something similar in the gutters of Larrington Gardens Road, sometimes with a webbing pouch like unto that inhabited by my Topeak multitool.  I think the owner of one of the scooters is murdering the traffic wardens after they gave him a parking fine of £0.001 and then sent him Threatening Letters when he didn't pay.

1: Residents' Parking Zone but doesn't apply to motorcycles.
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Blodwyn Pig on June 10, 2019, 09:15:23 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039176468_14030228c9_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4kvf)IMG_0754 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4kvf) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039233242_eae5154b35_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4Co7)IMG_0757 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4Co7) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

whoa! 15p

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039238177_f0b269a9ed_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4DRc)IMG_0755 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4DRc) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039236017_a7b5e5a678_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4DcX)IMG_0756 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4DcX) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr,

cleaned up ok with a wire brush

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039231512_46aa72376a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4BSh)IMG_0758 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4BSh) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039166528_741fe84c25_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4hxS)IMG_0759 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc4hxS) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

very useful, AND its a 'strap-on'

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48039120316_fc770428fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gc43P7)IMG_0774 (https://flic.kr/p/2gc43P7) by mark tilley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yo_stumpy/), on Flickr

and this little chap(ess)  I'm pretty sure its a female turtle, (length of tail, and claws on feet) She was crossing a concrete road to get to the canal, but couldn't get up the 6'' high curb. I found her on her back, trying to get upright, so I turned her ver, then 'snapped her' then lifted her up into the reeds, and she scurried off, followed by a splosh!. Surprised by her weight tho!
Title: Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
Post by: Pingu on July 21, 2019, 11:15:30 pm
On the Cairn:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48341688327_6c711bca51_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gDMMJX)
com_specs (https://flic.kr/p/2gDMMJX) by The Pingus (https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_pingus/), on Flickr

A bit McNasty-ish  :)