One of the cool things about cycling is that you never know what you might find on the trail or in the bike lane at the side of the road. I love scavenging useful stuff that others have lost.
Over the years, I've picked up tires levers, wrenches, bungee cords and cash. My all-time greatest find was a Leatherman tool that was perfectly functional after a quick cleaning in my kitchen sink. I still keep it in my 4Runner for emergencies.
This has been a slow summer for trail scavenging, but I finally scored last week while riding home from work. I was only a couple of miles from the house when I rolled past a DVD box that was laying in an otherwise clean bike lane, so I decided to turn around and check it out.
Cha-ching! A virtually new copy of Basic Instinct 2. Not a single scratch on the disc.
So it didn't get great reviews. So maybe a few people actually made fun of it. So maybe it wasn't lost so much as it was intentionally tossed out the window of a moving car.
It was free, dammit. And it's the uncut, unrated version, so how bad could it be?
Don't answer that.