In reaction to one of Rich’s posts about roadside ejecti, I had thought I would collect photos of the same. But there was too much trash! Mostly I saw beer & pop cans, plastic, paper or styrofoam cups, cig packages and liquor bottles. I did not want those photos.

Almost as bad but not quite, I did come across a few items the COULD be useful to someone.

What looked like a brand new toy.

A couple of balls. We live near a golf course and often I pick up the golf balls I find for a friend.

To hang up some of the clothing that gravity grabs off your back.

One of those articles of clothing…

Some writing utensils.

And, if desperate to tie down some of your things that keep becoming grabbed by gravity…

Though not ejecti, I came across chalk at the end of a driveway, being offered for anyone to add some artwork if they chose. I didn’t add anything as my kickstand replacement has not yet arrived and I had no way of staging my bike.

Other that these “finds”, I have been riding around either home, close by neighborhoods or on our RV outings. Those are posted in my blog, so will not duplicate here.

Difficult to realize that summer is rapidly coming to an end and fall is upon us.



  1. By: gregblood Posted: August 28, 2020

    That was a fun post, Nancy. I could use a number of those things. Maybe you could go back and collect the shirt, the pens, the golf balls, the twine, and the chalk and mail them to me. Thanks.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 28, 2020

      Those things are so valuable, I doubt they are still there. Otherwise I could grab them up for you Greg. On the other hand, postage would cost more than the worth of the items. On the other hand, if they are deemed needed, the insurance to send them may be prohibitive. On the other hand, maybe there will be other things to find and gather ;’-).

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: August 28, 2020

    Wow! Nice collection!
    I particularly like the teddy bear rocker — that may have been a keeper.
    Makes one wonder how it got there, looks too new to be an intentional discard, had to be a spontaneous ejecti for some reason.

    Not much of interest along the roads here lately — well, there were those two things . . . . . . 😉

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 28, 2020

      I also wondered how that got there. It was not at the end of a driveway nor in a yard in front of a house, so who knows. I have no one of age that would have use for it, so I left it.

  3. By: Laura Posted: August 28, 2020

    I used to ride with a friend who picked up everything. One day she picked up a pair of jeans that obviously would not have fit her. I asked why and she said she would wash them and donate them to charity. I thought that was evidence of someone having a pure heart, but I never wanted to touch anything I found. I now carry rubber gloves with me everywhere I go, so maybe I’ll get lucky on my next ride and have something to show.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 28, 2020

      A few times last year I wore rubber gloves and strapped two plastic bags to my bike rack and purposely rode around picking up trash around our neighborhood. I got tired of doing that and we are fortunate to live in a place with minimal debris along our roads. Plus we have road sweep trucks that come along periodically. I never found anything useful on those trash pick up rides ;’-).

      Will look forward to seeing what you might find on some of your rides 😉.

  4. By: Suzanne Posted: August 29, 2020

    In the picture of chalk I can see the shadow of your bike – you got your bike in the picture after all!

  5. By: The Navigator Posted: August 30, 2020

    Enjoyed your rides at Lake Easton and Skagit County – looked very relaxing and a beautiful place to ride. I hope you can soak up all the rest of the sun in the coming weeks before the seasons change. I don’t usually find much ejectii on my rides – I’ll have to look a bit more closely. I like that people have left out the chalk – it’s a community spirit that I find reassuring in a rather crappy year. In that same way, there is a semi-homeless guy that is always hanging around the supermarket if I go early on a certain day. I always buy him a banana and something from the in-store bakery. When I went a couple weeks ago, the guy had been given a nice, cloth facemask by someone to wear (masks mandatory, $200 fine here at the moment). That made my day.

    • By: NancyG Posted: August 30, 2020

      Thanks Em. We have had delicious weather for a few weeks now, and I have indeed been taking advantage of it as much as I can. ;’-).
      I liked the chalk idea as well. It shows that many are tying to encourage each other through these times. Your story about your homeless guy is very inspiring.
      I wish we would be fined for not wearing a mask!! But Nooo, we cannot step on people’s individual rights!!! Never mind about the rights of everyone unmasked people may breathe on! It is maddening here in the states.
      I hope you are staying safe and well at this time Em.

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