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    Cyclist attempts to outrace police

    Don't blow through a stop sign in Austin:

    http://www.statesman.com/news/news/c...-austin/nXL4f/

    The phrase "low-speed chase" cracks me up for some reason....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ganchan View Post
    The phrase "low-speed chase" cracks me up for some reason....
    probably because a low speed chase is not a chase
    it is following

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    This guy knows how to run from the cops!


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    Seems like I've seen comments to the effect that the video above is a fake- not actually a cyclist in the original video or something like that.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    So the cops got lucky while profiling cyclist as bad people and snagged a druggie/dealer on a bike. Not mention the guy made it easy on them by taking off and giving the cops probable cause to arrest and search him.
    Land of the Free, Because of the Brave.

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    got run down busted for dope too. must not have been the "lance" type of dope.

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    Not much of a chase. The guy didn't seem to know what he was doing or where to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Seems like I've seen comments to the effect that the video above is a fake- not actually a cyclist in the original video or something like that.
    There is another video on youtube that shows the same chase but with a car instead of the cyclist. (The car does not make it.)

    The site of the accident is northbound I-5 in California just before Gorman off-ramp. The freeway is uphill in that spot. You can estimate the speed of the "cyclist" by counting lane markings in the first few seconds of the video. I got somewhere around 50 to 60 mph.

    Can't find the accident in news archives but it's a fairly old video, 2007 or older.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loneviking61 View Post
    Not much of a chase. The guy didn't seem to know what he was doing or where to go.
    stupid druggie cyclist
    if you know a neighborhood well
    including alleys and shortcuts through yards and whatnot
    and have a 2 second head start
    you would have a chance of escaping

    but to actually try to outrun the cops on a bike
    while they are in cars
    is moronic

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    If you got to pick the time and place when the cop was going to chase you, I would think you'd have a good chance. But just at some random time and place, not so much. Just like driving.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    I was going to post what a waste of time for the cops. But after seeing that he had illegal drugs, more power to the cops. Dont put him in jail so the taxpayer have to feed him. Just give him a really big fine.

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    Its not that hard to outrun the cops - but its VERY hard to outrun radio!
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    I like that he got through the trucks but I don't like that he put others at risk.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Yes the video is an obvious fake. Here is a video of the same chase, not the exact same angle so there must have been 2 helicopters chasing him. Interestingly not only is the cyclist fake, the police car is fake too. That car in the original video is the one being chased by the police.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Pt0YcXZ_Q

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    If you want to run from the cops on a bike, don't stay on the main road. It's not like I've done it before, but that's what I'd do. Hide behind a house, or somewhere to make him get out of his car, and then make a break for it. But it would totally suck if the cop calls it in for his buddies to identify you when they see you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecho View Post
    Yes the video is an obvious fake. Here is a video of the same chase, not the exact same angle so there must have been 2 helicopters chasing him. Interestingly not only is the cyclist fake, the police car is fake too. That car in the original video is the one being chased by the police.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4Pt0YcXZ_Q
    I thought the lead police car looked wrong. Now I know why.

    It also explains the actions of the trucker, which made no sense with a bike.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    Dont put him in jail so the taxpayer have to feed him.
    hey hey, it is the American way: get locked up: get your three squares AND medical care!

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    I've done it before. All one needs are a few back allies, & maybe an office building ot two to ride the elevator . Stair well down & poof! Your ghost...

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