Login required to started new threads

Login required to post replies

Prev Next
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
I don't know if its weird, but:

a week or so ago, it had rained the entire previous day. I woke up and was waiting for rain to stop...but it just wouldn't. So I decided to just go. It was warm and the "rain" was more like a mist, so quite comfortable.

About 2miles in, the sky opened up and it was POURING. For most of the rest of the run it alternated between steady rain and downpour. Anyways, somewhere between mile 3 and mile 4, there was a guy in full rain gear...galoshes and everything...mowing his lawn. There were "tracks" and mud-streaks where the mower tires made a path. It wasn't like it was a surprise rain event...it had been raining for about 24hrs at that point.

I wonder if he thought I was weird for running in a downpour?
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [smartyiak] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
OCD can be a terrible thing: If Saturday is the day to cut the lawn, and no other day will do, then it's gotta be done, no matter what the conditions

Poor dude could've been having a serious panic attack in the house, waiting for the rain to break, and just couldn't handle it anymore

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [RandMart] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Christmas decorations are going up

Halloween was just over two weeks ago and Thanksgiving is still ten days away

"Isn't RandMart the old punk rock dude who had the crazy ex? Then this post checks out"

Stop-Think-Consider-Do
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [maxbrain] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
A couple months ago I was planning to go on a ride with a group of friends. It was going to be casual so I decided to go out for some hard miles prior to the meet up. About halfway through my solo ride, I spotted a cell phone laying on the side of the road. I have found several before and they are always toasted so I’m not sure why I even stopped in this case. I picked it up and sure enough it looked as if 20 cars had ran it over before finally getting kicked into the shoulder. Having now picked it up, I felt guilty about throwing it back on the road so I stuffed it into my back jersey pocket to dispose of later.

A half hour later I met my friends who were waiting for me and one other guy. We waited another ten minutes for the other guy (now late) before texting and calling him. No response. After another 10 minutes, he finally arrives. Of course the group launches in to some good natured heckling about calling and texting him to no avail. He snaps back how he would have loved to answer but the previous day he had left his phone on the top of his car and drove off. Remembering that I still had the destroyed phone in my pocket I jokingly tell him that he is in luck because I had just found him a new one. I pulled it from my pocket and as I held the phone in front of him, his eyes got wide as he took it from me. After a couple moments of inspecting, he exclaims that it was his phone! Apparently, he had left it on his car at a garden center about a quarter mile down the road from where I found it. It was at the first turn he would had made that must have sent it sliding off his car.

Of course the phone was beyond repair so the only happy ending to the story is he was able to salvage the SIM card and retain all his contacts.
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [RonMar] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Haha. Wow, what are the chances that someone he knew randomly picked it up.
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [maxbrain] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
On a run through my neighborhood as it was getting dark I felt like someone was watching me and I turned my head and there was a kid (maybe like 12 years old) hiding in a tree. I laughed and waived and he didn't acknowledge me. Turned out later from the neighborhood Facebook group that he was hiding from the police.
Quote Reply
Re: Weirdest thing you have seen on the run/bike? [maxbrain] [ In reply to ]
Quote | Reply
Saw a roadie (voluntarily) drafting like a *** on the bike leg of steelhead 70.3 2019. He also had his iphone and was taking selfies/videos/snapchat.
Quote Reply

Prev Next