Hah, yesterday I was pulled over while riding my tall bike! I had actually stopped to talk to a guy on a fixie, and while we were talking a cop 'whoop whoop's his siren and pulls up. He gives me the crooked finger 'come here' motion. I had been propped up on a street sign, and so I climbed down and went over to the car.
"You know, when they say "Share the Road", they mean you have to share with motorists, too."
"Of course, officer."
-- I'm not sure why he said that, since I was actually riding quite reasonably with traffic. I did make a U-turn in the street to talk to the guy on the fixie, but since we were in a downtown area with plenty of foot traffic, cars were moving very slow, and two cars actually stopped to allow me to make the turn when I signaled, since they obviously were enjoying seeing me ride the tall bike around. He probably saw the u-turn and assumed I had just darted out there.
"I assume you know how to ride that thing?"
"I'm a professional, sir."
"I don't want to see anyone else riding that thing, ok?"
"No problem, I don't want them breaking it!"
"I don't know what the guidelines are for something like that.. Are you wearing all your safety gear, helmet, wrist guards, shin protectors, elbow protectors, knee pads?"
"Well, sir, its just a bicycle, so I am wearing a helmet."
"Ok.. Well.. Unless my sargent says different, I'll leave you alone now.."
"Thanks, have a good day, sir!"
It was quite odd, and the dude on the fixie thought the whole thing was pretty fricken funny.
Anyone else been hassled for their bizarre bike?