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Old 04-13-12, 09:11 PM   #1
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Got pulled over (lol)..

I was riding home from the gym on my local trail when my brother said he saw tail-lights behind us. I turned around and it was a sheriff speeding up behind us. I turn around to let my brother know, but he decided to haul ass, leaving me behind. He flashed his lights and told me not to ride the trail at night and ended up giving me a warning.

It's funny though, because cars aren't allowed on this trail, and the speed limit is 25mph yet he easily hit 40mph speeding up. Anyway, if you ride the Pinellas trail at night, don't! I had to ride the home on the road which is very unsafe at night. It seem like motorists hate cyclists who manage to go the same speed as them. It's also really scary when I stop at red lights and they slam the accelerator. I swear, I could feel the bumper touch my wheel
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Old 04-14-12, 07:12 AM   #2
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I'd do it anyway because it is safer. Next time it is your brother's turn to be sacrificed.
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Is the trail actually closed at night ?

also next time.... ride faster so he doesn't catch you
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I was pulled over when I was riding home from an overnight tour to NJ. I had an mechanical and got off to a late trip back, and was riding the Schuylkill River Trail in Oaks, PA, at midnight when a police car pulled up. I explained the situation, and he wished me well riding home. (I had 15 miles to go.)
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Crazy!
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It's funny though, because cars aren't allowed on this trail, and the speed limit is 25mph yet he easily hit 40mph speeding up.
If this is the correct trail, law enforcement vehicles are permitted, and it is closed at night:

http://www.pinellascounty.org/trailgd/#rules
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