I have a tendency to collect useful items from the side of the road. Granted, some of those items won't find their use with me for many years or longer, but I never know when I'm going to need a spare exhaust hanger or anti-roll bar bushing, so I grab them just to be on the safe side. Sometimes, even, providence shines extra brightly on me like when I found the 12" Crescent adjustable wrench (perfect of 1" threaded headsets) or more recently, my GIANT channel lock pliers or today's mini wire cutters.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Yet I've just taken note of a new, unexplained trend; in the last two days I've found three rather healthy rolls of electrical tape. Yes, a watchful cyclist need rarely buy tape, but this, by my wholly unscientific analysis, is beyond a standard deviation for my normal rate of windfall findings, especially for one specific item. Hmmm. Having given it some though, I've come to the (again, unscientific) conclusion that, after a winter of excitement on slippery and ever more snow-encroached roads, CT drivers are no longer satisfied with the level of distraction offered by cell phone use, texting, reading, make-up application, and pet grooming. To appease their increased tolerance, they've taken to rewiring the dash of their cars while driving, letting the electrical tape fall where it may. Be very afraid.
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On a completely different note, if you want to know what happened to a bunch of the snow removed from sidewalks, buildings, and parking lots around Hartford, or just think HUGE piles of snow are still kinda cool, head up Windsor Street from where it crosses under the railroad tracks.
I'd estimate 25 feet tall and much longer than I managed to capture from this angle
Posted by Salem at 7:31 PM