On my commute this morning, I was stopped by a local law enforcement officer asking if I had a bike permit. I asked if I needed one to ride through their particular municipality. He responded that I did not, but that I looked like I lived there. I replied that this was not so, I only worked in this municipality and lived in the adjoining township. Then he requested ID to show him that I did not live in his jurisdiction. Once satisfied that I was only “passing through” he went on his way. While this may seem just a little strange in and of itself, what made it bizarre is that I was riding on the Schuylkill River Trail at the time. Why he and his patrol car were on the trail is a mystery to me. Maybe his municipality needs the revenue?