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Old 06-02-03, 12:53 PM   #51
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Daaaaaaaaaaaaaang! Look at all this! hehe I was just posting something I thought was kinda neat!
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Old 06-02-03, 05:53 PM   #52
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They do that all the time on Broadway here in Nashville.
Hey pletcgm!

I'm from Nashville too. I ride with Jeff Jolly's group from time to time. You ever get out to Mount Juliet?
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Old 06-02-03, 10:47 PM   #53
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Our town's got a couple of bikes. Usually just one officer's out in the warm weather, but sometimes two.

They don't do very much, but then again this is a small town and there's not a lot for the cops to do most of the time whether they're on a bike or a car.

The impact of these guys is positive, I guess, but small. I have noticed one of the officers coming home from his shift (as I said, it's a small town) on his mtb. The dark of night, but he's got no front light at all. No front reflector either, as the law here requires. (No bell, too, I'm sure, but this guy probably doesn't even know he needs one in this state.) He did have his helmet on though, which ought to relieve the many people here who regard helmet-wearing as the single most important life decision a rider can make.

There's no way these guys would catch me on their bikes, if it came to that.

Still, it's a good way for them to get out about town, and go places the cruisers can't go.

As I think about it, maybe I should write a letter to the town cops about the bike light.
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Old 06-03-03, 05:05 PM   #54
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I drove past a couple of bicycle cops this weekend. They were riding next to each other taking up a whole lane with a couple of cars crawling slowly behind them. They appeared to be taking their sweet time too.
Bike cops like to enforce the law but have no interest in basic bike etiquette from what I have observed. I have been on a bike path and been behind 2 or 3 of them and even though I know they can see me, they make no effort to move over unless you pretty much yell excuse me and they will just budge over enough to let you pass but it's still a squeeze - they won't bother to go single file to accomodoate other cyclists. Jerks !
You would think they would be better cyclists ...but they're not !!
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Old 06-03-03, 05:13 PM   #55
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You took what I was saying and turned it into a bad thing man! I was sayin' good for them. There was a lane for the cars to pass if they chose. Not a busy street. Not a fast street. It was like a big giant neon sign saying: HEY LOOKIE! BIKES ARE ALLOWED!
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Old 06-03-03, 05:34 PM   #56
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You got that right! You couldn't pay me enough to ride around in that hot, heavy clothing. That's probably why they ride so slowly, or simply sit in the shade.

The RCMP bike squad officers have breathable fabric type clothing so they have no excuse. I notice the RCMP seem to be more professional than municipal police forces. Besides my one bad encounter with them, overall, they have been very friendly - come up and talk about bikes. They really liked the disk brakes I have. One of them even took it for a spin. He was not a big guy so I let him. But again, that is the RCMP..the municipal bike units are pretty unfriendly and don't like to talk to the public much...weird because I thought that was part of the idea of getting them out of cars and amongst the public more.

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Old 06-03-03, 05:44 PM   #57
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First, I'd like to start by expressing my extreme disdain for you calling my character into question when you have never met me and after only reading one of my posts. In lameman's terms, I think your an ass.

P.S. - I apologize to the moderators, I know that this kind of posting is frowned upon, but I had to defend my character.
First, I think you need to learn keep your cool in the face of adversity !! If you're losing your cool over a simple comment somebody makes in a computer forum and start calling him names, how are you going to deal with all the crap real police officers deal with on a daily basis. I can guarantee you that you will be called many things and treated very badly if you do become a cop.

2nd. I hope your English improves dramatically so you can convey your thoughts in a clear and intelligent manner.

3rd. At 18, you have ALOT to learn about reacting to negativity. You haven't exactly proven you are a very level headed person here....I can't help but wonder what you are like on the street.

If I was dealing with the police, I wouldn't listen to some adolescent wanna-be-cop. I would want to deal with somebody who is older and has more maturity and life experience and knows how to respond.

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Old 06-03-03, 05:50 PM   #58
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Well, I am not a Bike Cop but I am a Bike Medic and I work with a lot of Bike Officers here in Austin and a fair number of them are cycling advocates as well. Most are Mountain Bike Madmen and you will see them off duty bombing the green belt. Bike Medics and Police are very much a positive community thing here..sorry some of you have had a bad experience....
Hi Jason,

So you are a bike Medic !! I just wanted to say that two bike medics literally saved my life last year when I had a severe asthma attack in the park. It was very difficult to access for vehicles but they sent bike medics from a local event over to help me and without them, I would be dead now. You guys do a great job ! Thank you !!!!

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