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    Cross Without Barriers

    Did anyone else see this article? How 'bout cross without barriers? I know Racerx would go for that (ha ha).
    Jeff

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    I love cross - I hate barriers - If cross didn't have barriers, I'd hate cross - go figure.

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    I liked the fact that the barriers at our race were anchored (on the run-ups).
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    Originally posted by Rotifer
    I liked the fact that the barriers at our race were anchored (on the run-ups).
    You wouldn't like them as much if you ran into one - like I did (oops).

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    I wish I was trick enough to hop the bastards.....I'm scared to death I'd miss and not only kill myself but be the laughing stock of the day.

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    I think Cross without barriers would be pretty weird..almost like road racing!!!

    Especially after I've prefected my getting off the bike and jumping back on again...bloody typical!

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    Recently accepted into Kent Constabulary
    You are going to be a copper Rich? Do they have bike cops in Kent? Do British cops have an equivalent to PBA cards?
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    It's the fight in the man Rich's Avatar
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    Well,

    It's funny you should say...they have bike cops in London, and also Surrey, but as far as I know none in Kent!

    I went to a local fair about bike saftey just a walk away from work one lunchtime, and the London City Bike Police were there with all their gear.

    I asked their advice about setting up a patrol in Kent and they seemed very helpful...even offering to pass over their reports on how the project was progressing.

    The only problem I could see is that a bike patrol in Kent wouldn't be as effective as one in a city...what with distribution being a problem in a rural setting and the area that needs coverage. Still, it'd look good if I offered to look into setting one up..eh.

    All I need now is a flashing blue light on my helmet and I'd be set

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    The cops here use the Niterider Digital Patrol. I imagine the fellows in London had something similar. The lights flash alternately and the siren is piercing. This is a rural area, bikes are used primarily for patrolling sporting events, fairs, concerts and such.
    Last edited by Rotifer; 10-03-02 at 09:41 AM.
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    Originally posted by Rotifer
    Did anyone else see this article? How 'bout cross without barriers? I know Racerx would go for that (ha ha).
    Ha! For the record I love barriers, run-ups and technical sections

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    I thought you would have a little stronger reaction than that. It wouldn't even be the same sport, I think you could have ridden every run-up in our race with a mountain bike (were the course dry) had there not been any barriers. Like the man said, short track cross country.
    Jeff

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