Wednesday, September 24, 2008

stuff on the side of the road

I've been thinking about making this list for a long time, so I finally did it.
if I had to give it a title, I'd call it
"sitings in the bike lane or, why us cyclists sometimes have to ride on the other side of the white line."

what you'd expect: dirt, gravel, sand, little spit-ups of asphalt, bumpy stuff
a biking glove
plastic hangers
wire hangers, stretched out of shape
a 5 foot long pink furry stuffed snake
a leather work glove
dead birds
a sandal
a yellow hard plastic/resin perhaps? replica of male genitalia
shotgun shells (or are they casings? not a hunter, am I)
a lightbulb, unbroken
beer bottles, broken
a little kid's purple knit glove with flowers on it
vodka bottles, rum bottles, whiskey bottles
plastic soda bottles
empty (assumably) cigarette boxes
dog poop
crushed beer cans
a slipper
bright blue glass, shattered and sprinkled over a ten foot area
more gloves
"Road Work Ahead" signs, boy are they big
flattened soda cans
dead animals: deer, raccoon, porcupine, squirrel, prairie dog, cat, fox
empty GU packets (bad cyclists)
scattered pieces of hard red plastic
crackers, not crushed
beer cans, neither crushed nor flattened (must be recent)
empty, faded 12-pack beer boxes
plastic grocery bags
paper and crushed paper cups
a 2 1/2 foot long square wooden dowel

and that's all I can think of at the moment. if more interesting things come to mind, I will be sure to share, down the road.

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