Picking stuff up

Had a good month of finding stuff on the wheel.
I found a nice 14mm Made in USA Craftsman Socket over near work (3/31/14):
Road find of the day, 14mm made in USA Craftsman socket. #roadfind #craftsman #metric

Then I grabbed a couple big rounds from a Chinese Elm tree off the curbside on my way home. It was a reasonably smooth ride home from there all loaded up on the big dummy (4/2/14):
Wood curb score! I love quarterly curbside pickup. Two well seasoned Chinese elm stumps. #surly #bigdummy #haulingbikes

I found this excellent Hairy creature jaw on a run in the canyon near the house. I stashed it nearby in a somewhat relocatable place hoping the insects clean the bones for me by the fall. Or I will forget about it and never see it again (4/18/14):
Hairy creature jaw! Found in the canyons. #jaw #teeth

Then I had one of the best single road find days of my life on Tuesday April 29th, 2014. I found a big honking 4xl reflecty safety jacket in the middle of the road at 7am on my way down to white rock for training. Then I took a lunch break out at the overlook and found a lacrosse ball on the way back to class. Lacrosse balls are excellent to juggle with and really satisfying to hit with a baseball bat, but I don't really endorse that activity in a neighborhood or in close quarters...
Scene from lunch at the overlook
Lunch overlooking the Rio and Black Mesa #oceanaircycles #rambler #riogrande #newmexico #blackmesa

Then after an afternoon of unsatisfying training activities, I took the long way home from White Rock, around the bandelier loop, and while climbing slowly out of a canyon somewhere, I looked over to the side of the road and saw this gleaming out at me amid the detritus of some recently removed trees:
Great day for road finds #antler #roadfind more later
I stashed it in my musette and kept on riding.

Then at the top of the long climb before the back gate, I saw an excellent pink Pedro's tire lever waiting for me on the side of the road. I picked it up as it began snowing reasonably hard. I took a break, put on my jacket and rode on home through the snow flurries.
4/28/14, the dubious collection of the road find day of infamy
Dubious Road finds of the day: 4xl safety vest, found 7:15am; lacrosse ball, found noon; XS antler, found 4pm; pink Pedro's tire lever, found 5pm. #roadfinds

It was a good day.


A couple things Saturday, TV time

With any luck I am off at the races this morning. Please enjoy a selection of my favorite TV introductions of my childhood for no other reason than they all came up recently in discussions. In chronological order of time wasted.

Someday the mountain might get em, but the law never will

of a man... who does not exist

Too dangerous to be left in unenlightened hands!