This was a team effort. I was doing the run leg of the splash and dash while elena was riding by taking pictures. I saw these out of the corner of my eye lying in the gutter and gesticulated wildly for elena to pick them up. I finished the race and elena saved the scissors. Score.
Scissors with a ravenous Wink256 looking on hoping that I will feed him:
Me mid race gesticulating for elena to get scissors: