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    Video of police stopping cyclists

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWF4x01MkzE&fmt=18

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    What's with the hugging?

    And why do they let some cyclists pass helmetless but not others? Bizarre.

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    So the cops were giving out helmets? I guess I don't see anything wrong with that myself. I think everyone should wear a helmet, but it doesn't look like that's required in whatever country the video was taken. Was that Italy?

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    I think it was Denmark. From my understanding they don't require cyclists to wear helmets but there was a campaign about awareness where they would give a hug and free helmet to those that weren't wearing one.

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    That's awesome. I'd love for someone to give me a hug on my ride to work.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    That is awesome i agree i'd be totally happy if someone did that. But they wouldnt, i wear a helmet. And they get free helmets?! Cool video.
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    Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
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    They were wearing helmets. He should have stopped them anyway haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
    I'll bet it's because the women might feel threatened by a stranger, (even a policeman) giving them a hug.
    That's gonna leave a mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    Why did he only hug the men? I thought I saw a few women pass him in the beginning.
    Fear of a sexual harassment complaint, I suspect.
    I leave *at least* 3 feet when I pass a cyclist while driving my bus, can you all extend the same courtesy to buses that you pass while cycling? Trust me when I say that this is a good idea...

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    FYI, there's already a thread for this vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealNicola View Post
    They were wearing helmets. He should have stopped them anyway haha
    No they weren't.

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    Very nice gesture... but why didn't they give any women helmets??? And they only gave guys hugs! Women need hugs and helmets too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    Women need hugs and helmets too!
    Just not usually at the same time.
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    Such a difference between policing over there and in America. Over there, the police are respectful when enforcing the law.

    On the other hand, mandatory helmet laws are a surefire way to keep women off bikes. They care too much about their hair. Helmets make biking very unpractical for women.

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    They need to do that over here. I'm too cheap to buy a helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apricissimus View Post
    What's with the hugging?
    They're practicing Italians!
    Last edited by BA Commuter; 04-28-09 at 05:20 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KitN View Post
    Very nice gesture... but why didn't they give any women helmets??? And they only gave guys hugs! Women need hugs and helmets too!
    There was one woman they gave a hug and helmet to. For some reason they passed on the first two.

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    kinda cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by noteon View Post
    Just not usually at the same time.
    Some guys are pretty clumsy around a small-framed woman... So I'll take my hugs with a helmet on. Thank you very much.
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    OooOoooO!
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    I liked the helmets.... how long will it take to ride there from FL?

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    Someone should REALLY REALLY email this to Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle!!!!!!!!
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    Cops can be nice? Surely Denmark is a land of fairies and care bears?

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    Well, I already got my helmet. Where's my hug!? ><


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