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What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:21 am
by simmo71
Hi all.
Just wondering what are the best booty items that you have found or lost on the road during your commute?

Over the years I have collected a lot of useful stuff from the bike lanes on my commute. I consider the booty as a reward or compensation for having to put up with all the broken glass and debris in the bike lanes on a daily basis.

-Screwdrivers and pliers a plenty.
-New rubber mallet in wrapper.
-Electricians "snake" & 1200mm long drill bit & conduit. Made a difficult ride home!
-Half a bike tail light! the working half now jury rigged for my backpack.
-"L" and "P" plates, enough to cover a fridge.
-CD that still worked, and I liked the music more than the last owner.
and numerous other items that were not significant enough to remember.

I would love to hear what other items commuters are finding.
Simmo

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:20 pm
by TCAT
I have seen similar items to you but most often on a commute I leave them where they lay as they are not worth anything to me or are too large to carry home. When touring I generally find spanners, and other tools which I do pick up. Not good for keeping weight low though!! The most recent find has been a near new high visibility shirt. I gave it a wash and now use as a bike shirt.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:22 pm
by KonaCommuter
I found a wallet sans cash in the early hours of the morning (it was quite dark). I handed it in to the Police that afternoon with the Police making racist jokes about the owner and jokes at my expense :roll:

I felt a bit funny handing in a wallet without any cash though.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:43 pm
by ColinOldnCranky
Broken glass. Lot's of it!

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:20 am
by lethoso
a few iphones, a passport, a couple of wallets....

stuff I've actually kept though - just a few pliers and random tools. Nothing too exciting really.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:49 am
by liamb
4 adult sex toys all the same type, 1 purple, 1 green, 1 pink and 1 black all placed in the gutter about 5m apart standing up right wobbling in the wind. This followed a playboy a picture and an un-named extreme S&M mag. All very fun at 7am wake up ride in the hills.

Bill

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:20 am
by familyguy
I have literally only ever found ONE item: a Campagnolo bolt, and even then it was only the threaded portion (probably a seat post binder bolt, too long for a chainring bolt). Maybe I dont look around enough??

Jim

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:52 pm
by greeny23
a cat named Dave.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 2:35 pm
by lunar_c
I love commuting on the bike when the vergeside collections are on .. being on the bike you see things a bit more easily. I found a nice Kuhawara frame and fork on the ride home one day. Made for a tricky ride home up hill with a frame slung over one shoulder.. luckily I got a puncture(!) and used the holed inner tube to cushion my shoulder.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:52 pm
by molly
and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!

I never find anything :oops:

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:36 pm
by HappyHumber
molly wrote:and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!


Must admit I was a bit disappointed for the same reason! :D

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:52 pm
by find_bruce
I was hoping someone was going to post about finding a small shifter on their commute - cause I lost one on Tuesday night. I know where it jumped off as I heard the distinctive tinkle of metal on tarmac, but despite a search I was unable to find it.

As I have not found any treasure on my commute, my tally sits in the negative

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:56 pm
by WestcoastPete
Is your lost shifter named Bruce by chance? :lol:

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:00 pm
by Lizzy
HappyHumber wrote:
molly wrote:and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!


Must admit I was a bit disappointed for the same reason! :D


:oops: +1. May help explain my never getting around to upgrading to a faster bike ...

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:12 am
by khendar
Lizzy wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:
molly wrote:and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!


Must admit I was a bit disappointed for the same reason! :D


:oops: +1. May help explain my never getting around to upgrading to a faster bike ...


I have to admit, that's where my brain went as well...

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:14 pm
by simmo71
HappyHumber wrote:
molly wrote:and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!


Must admit I was a bit disappointed for the same reason! :D


Sorry to disappoint you, I guarantee if I put up a thread about good looking rear ends belonging to other riders that I will make the subject line VERY clear!! :D Now how do I go about that one without offending anyone? That would restart the debate about cyclists having to pass a test and meeting certain physical requirements before being allowed to wear lycra!! :lol:

I thought that someone out there must have found something on the road really good that was worth mentioning. Keep your eyes peeled everyone, especially if you commute in the dark!

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:17 pm
by khendar
simmo71 wrote:
HappyHumber wrote:
molly wrote:and I thought this was a thread about the best ever rear-end you saw on your commute!


Must admit I was a bit disappointed for the same reason! :D


Sorry to disappoint you, I guarantee if I put up a thread about good looking rear ends belonging to other riders that I will make the subject line VERY clear!! :D


I blame these kids and their damned rap music.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 2:50 pm
by Hamster
The best thing that I’ve ever found on a commute was a set of high-end earphones. They gave me sterling service for ages. Also found a rather nice 6 inch metal ruler plus lots and lots of glass fragments and several really short lengths of wire.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:33 pm
by Baalzamon
Best thing $100 in 2 $50 notes fluttering on the ground in the breeze.

What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:51 pm
by find_bruce
WestcoastPete wrote:Is your lost shifter named Bruce by chance? :lol:

That's right Pete, I was very fond of that shifter. I have put up lost posters :D

What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:16 pm
by paladin
Last week almost ran over a brand new garmin heart rate monitor strap. Now have a spare.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:11 pm
by Hamster
Not actually booty but I once found around 50 damp unopened envelopes and later that day returned them to the Post Office.

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:23 pm
by westab
not realy booty - but was nice - Mrs Westab (not riding) and no.1 kid with bikes wanting to go for a ride. racked up an extra 20kms both got home happy. :mrgreen:

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 2:49 pm
by Addictr3
blank cheque

Re: What is the best booty you have found on your commute

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:25 pm
by hotfoot
A real fancy camera..took it to the cops..after spending ages convincing them I hadn't stolen it...turns out it was stolen not lost..unfortunately I didn't get it back as unclaimed property...owners claimed it. Damn my honesty.