I was completely baffled by the presence of this bicycle wheel in Wee Stinky Creek. (If you don’t know Cornell, Wee Stinky Creek is a tiny stream that winds its way through central campus until it reaches an unenviable end in a drain pipe that dumps it into Cascadilla Gorge.) First of all, how did the bicycle wheel end up in the creek? They’re not really known for just falling off… Secondly, why didn’t whoever lost it go pick it up? The creek is very accessible at the point where the wheel had come to rest; it’s not even very wide. Were it not for the fact that it was raining, I think you could have retrieved it without getting wet!