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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #600 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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Mr Larrington

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #601 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.
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Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #602 on: June 10, 2019, 09:15:23 pm »
IMG_0754 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0757 by mark tilley, on Flickr

whoa! 15p

IMG_0755 by mark tilley, on Flickr
IMG_0756 by mark tilley, on Flickr,

cleaned up ok with a wire brush

IMG_0758 by mark tilley, on Flickr
IMG_0759 by mark tilley, on Flickr

very useful, AND its a 'strap-on'

IMG_0774 by mark tilley, 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!

Pingu

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #603 on: July 21, 2019, 11:15:30 pm »
On the Cairn:


com_specs by The Pingus, on Flickr

A bit McNasty-ish  :)

Tim Hall

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #604 on: July 24, 2019, 10:00:57 pm »
Last night on a multi modal trip to Lahndan (bike and train) I spotted this in my local (one horse) railway station platform shelter:




There were two others with it.  Very suspicious, so I went down the rabbit hole that is the British Transport Police "report a crime" web form but it wanted to know who the victim was so I got bored.  I nipped to the station this morning and they were still there. Home, phone BTP, queue, phone West Sussex Police, queue, yadda yadda, web forms etc then clicked on the Bike Register website. Boom. One of the bikes was reported stolen the same evening I saw them, from another larger station. Speak to a Nice Lady at Bike Register who wanted a frame number. Jump in the car, initially to get the number but have  a change of plan and put the bikes (after a spot of front wheel removal) into the car and drive to the police station.  When it eventually opened, at 10:00, they were pleased to take them off my hands, as at least one was reported stolen.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #605 on: July 24, 2019, 10:51:47 pm »
Good work, Tim.  :thumbsup: I hope the rightful owners will soon be reunited with their steeds and suitably grateful.

Of course when they check the bikes for fingerprints...
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #606 on: July 25, 2019, 11:04:42 am »
Do we have a YACF badge/medal/honour roll? I nominate Mr Hall.
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #607 on: July 31, 2019, 08:58:42 pm »
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IMG_0837 by mark tilley, on Flickr

A goodly strong one, this one, it is.

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IMG_0815 by mark tilley, on Flickr

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #608 on: July 31, 2019, 10:25:18 pm »
Different gloves! Ha! There's more than one of you scouring the ditches for booty - I knew it!
L'enfer, c'est les autos.

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #609 on: August 07, 2019, 11:19:37 pm »
So far I've found:
  • 5 mobile phones (three I was able to return)
  • 2 stray dogs (photographs put on Twitter)
  • 1 very large pig (chased back the way it came to a farm which was deserted)
  • 1 HD drone (handed in to the police)
  • 1 pair of leg warmers (which I still use)
  • 1 rear light (cheap rubbish)
  • About £15
  • 2 people sleeping in the middle of the road/path
  • Several pairs of sunglasses
  • A handbag containing stationery, cosmetics, a USB drive and an empty purse.
The handbag I slung over my shoulders like a backpack and left in the nearest town to the relief of my mate who thought I looked like an idiot.


Salvatore

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #610 on: August 08, 2019, 03:03:55 pm »
Heads or tails?

Looks like a £2 coin, but considering how bashed about it is, I wonder if it is counterfeit?

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #611 on: August 09, 2019, 12:07:03 pm »
I wonder what the precise test for 'still acceptable tender' is; if you handed that in at the Bank of England, would they give you a new one in return?

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #612 on: August 11, 2019, 11:46:25 am »


Purple riding crop.

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #613 on: August 15, 2019, 09:55:30 pm »
IMG_0852 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0854 by mark tilley, on Flickr

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #614 on: August 15, 2019, 09:57:21 pm »
Did you follow the trail and find Andy Allsopp?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #615 on: August 15, 2019, 10:05:17 pm »

Blodwyn Pig

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #616 on: August 29, 2019, 03:38:56 pm »
IMG_0880 by mark tilley, on Flickr

IMG_0881 by mark tilley, on Flickr



Nice!!

hellymedic

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #617 on: August 29, 2019, 03:47:15 pm »
I keep a couple of those purple things, folded just the same way, hidden behind my bus pass card, in case I lose my purse and wish to get home/somewhere.

I wonder if the original owner had similar strategies...

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #618 on: September 04, 2019, 10:07:42 pm »

Dibs?

I left it where it was. Didn't want to be seen carrying something like that.

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #619 on: September 04, 2019, 10:59:56 pm »
I wonder what the precise test for 'still acceptable tender' is ... ?

In practical terms, does it work in the self-checkouts at $UPERMARKET?

Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #620 on: September 11, 2019, 11:05:56 pm »
A mysterious trail of discarded hosiery has built up alongside my commute route. What’s the story?
Misheard lyrics from a song about an East Anglian demonic beast?
“Blaack sock, Black sock, Black sock, Black sock, Blaaack sock, Black sock, that dog don’t give a f**k...” #theactualdarkness



No, I didn't pick them up...
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #621 on: September 11, 2019, 11:07:10 pm »
It's quantum, innit.  The wormholes formed inside washing machines during the spin cycle have to open out somewhere...

Either that or it's something to do with cycleman, who was last seen wearing one sock (to simplify foot-identification and cultivate an even sillier cyclist's tan).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #622 on: September 11, 2019, 11:22:02 pm »
This means cycleman has either developed a cult following or grown six more feet to discard socks from. I'm not sure which of these is the more worrying...
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

hellymedic

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #623 on: September 11, 2019, 11:34:19 pm »
I have today Freegled a HUGE bag of dark-coloured tights, stockings and pop socks I no longer wore.

They must have travelled fast!

Kim

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Re: 'found this on a ride today'!
« Reply #624 on: September 11, 2019, 11:47:17 pm »
Probably wasn't cycleman, then.  He only usually travels fast with gravitational assistance, and there's hardly any gravity in East Angular.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...