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Run in with the cops

Old 09-20-07, 11:00 AM
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Run in with the cops

This morning coming out of Starbucks, a cop sitting down outside asked me how far I rode everyday. A nice conversation was struck while three of his buddies piled out with their coffee in hand. Of course, wanting to get every last ounce out of my RAAM adventure, I casually mentioned that which seemed to impress the heck out of them. The original cop even asked my age and as it turns out, he was the same age. He then commented that he needs to quit being so lazy and "get out there".

As I was leaving, one of them told me to be careful out there because "a lot of the drivers out there are AFU".

....I didn't say it was a bad run in with the cops.
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Originally Posted by rschulze View Post
This morning coming out of Starbucks, a cop sitting down outside asked me how far I rode everyday. A nice conversation was struck while three of his buddies piled out with their coffee in hand. Of course, wanting to get every last ounce out of my RAAM adventure, I casually mentioned that which seemed to impress the heck out of them. The original cop even asked my age and as it turns out, he was the same age. He then commented that he needs to quit being so lazy and "get out there".

As I was leaving, one of them told me to be careful out there because "a lot of the drivers out there are AFU".


....I didn't say it was a bad run in with the cops.
yeah, i was expecting something like, "then he tased me one more time for good measure."
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Old 09-20-07, 11:05 AM
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Real cyclist at Starbuck's? You are an exception to the rule.
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Old 09-20-07, 11:14 AM
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The other day on the way into work, I met up with a guy that turned out to be a cop and his pal. He had just purchased a nice Jamis bike and was into his second week. I noticed that his rear wheel was very low and they eventually stopped as a result of it to pump it up. He hadn't pumped it since he purchased it! I bumped into him a few days later in uniform as he was trapping vehicles making illegal left turns, not bikes though which were allowed (thankfully ), at a particular intersection. He told me that as a member of Ottawa's finest, he and they get sizeable discounts at a particular LBS. Sweet I said. The end of this story? A nice guy got a nice bike and the world is a better place.
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Old 09-20-07, 02:13 PM
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Cool. Where about in SD was this (just out of curiosity)
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Great story!!!!
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FINALLY!!!! a story that isn't all b***** about how cops hate cyclists.
You just made my day.
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Originally Posted by Treker View Post
The other day on the way into work, I met up with a guy that turned out to be a cop and his pal. He had just purchased a nice Jamis bike and was into his second week. I noticed that his rear wheel was very low and they eventually stopped as a result of it to pump it up. He hadn't pumped it since he purchased it! I bumped into him a few days later in uniform as he was trapping vehicles making illegal left turns, not bikes though which were allowed (thankfully ), at a particular intersection. He told me that as a member of Ottawa's finest, he and they get sizeable discounts at a particular LBS. Sweet I said. The end of this story? A nice guy got a nice bike and the world is a better place.
Cops get discounts everywhere, a practice which should be made illegal. I am a civil servant and I know our ethics policy makes it very clear that we are not to accept any gifts, bribes, kickbacks etc… why should they get to?

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Old 09-20-07, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
Cops get discounts everywhere, a practice which should be made illegal. I am a civil servant and I know our ethics policy makes it very clear that we are not to accept any gifts, bribes, kickbacks etc… why should they get to?
From the point of view of a business owner, it is just prudent business to 1) have the police on your side and perhaps even better, 2) have the police on your site. I can't speak to particular ethics policies, being unfamiliar with the circumstances. I can certainly support trying to get more policemen out on bikes, though. A constabulary that is sympathetic to riders, because they themselves ride? What a thought!

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Old 09-20-07, 02:48 PM
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a girl i knew in highschool got pulled over in her car by a bike cop.
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Originally Posted by Foovanadil View Post
Cool. Where about in SD was this (just out of curiosity)
Just coming into Poway. The 15 and Scripps/Poway
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Originally Posted by jkizzle View Post
a girl i knew in highschool got pulled over in her car by a bike cop.
I'm guessing it wasn't for speeding.
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On the Wednesday night group-rides this summer, there was usually a bike cop that hung around before we left and chatted with us and rode with the 'A's' for the first miles or so until we got to the big downhill. Nice guy, some cops are really cool.
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I used to manage a downtown bike store. The bike cops would come in and chat and we'd help them out when ever we could. First because we were generally a pretty friendly staff and second, because we wanted them in our store as much as possible.

I once chased a shoplifter out of our store. The guy was on roller blades! The sidewalk was a bit crowded so he couldn't get up to full speed (or I never would have caught him). The guy rounded a corner and I tacked him into a large planter (and it hurt him, too). I got up and was about to do something stupid when 2 bike cops rolled up and cuffed the guy. These bike cops had been in our store so many times. They knew me and all our staff. They told me that they had been going in the other direction and had seen me running full speed down the sidewalk. They figured something was up. All I had to say was shoplifter. They open his bag, found the goods and off they went.

It may be "unethical" but, as a shop owner (or manager) I think it is highly prudent to give blanket discounts to police, firefighters, EMR workers, just as we would to seniors. You want these people in your store. I also think that if it is a blanket discount, it skirts the ethics issue a bit.

If I had a store in a smaller city that had a key employer (say a factory or government office) I would offer a blanket discount to it's employees as well. Similar strategy.
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
Cops get discounts everywhere, a practice which should be made illegal. I am a civil servant and I know our ethics policy makes it very clear that we are not to accept any gifts, bribes, kickbacks etc… why should they get to?
hehe, Possible future cop here. Just waiting for my physical endurance test date.
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"don't tase me bro!!!"
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Originally Posted by Ryleeryno View Post
hehe, Possible future cop here. Just waiting for my physical endurance test date.
City PD, or state trooper?
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Originally Posted by rschulze View Post
....I didn't say it was a bad run in with the cops.
Faith restored in the human race .... for today.

Nice story for sure!

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Originally Posted by scottmorrison99 View Post
Real cyclist at Starbuck's? You are an exception to the rule.
Watch what you say because I got torn apart for poking fun at the non "real" cyclist at Starbucks in another thread. Aparently I need to get off my high horse.
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"don't tase me bro!!!"
I've got two kids at U of Florida, and those t-shirts are all over the place.
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Originally Posted by rschulze View Post
This morning coming out of Starbucks, a cop sitting down outside asked me how far I rode everyday. A nice conversation was struck while three of his buddies piled out with their coffee in hand. Of course, wanting to get every last ounce out of my RAAM adventure, I casually mentioned that which seemed to impress the heck out of them. The original cop even asked my age and as it turns out, he was the same age. He then commented that he needs to quit being so lazy and "get out there".

As I was leaving, one of them told me to be careful out there because "a lot of the drivers out there are AFU".

....I didn't say it was a bad run in with the cops.
Did he show you his badge and gun? You should have asked him for a ride in his police car. Now that would make one hell of a story to tell the grand kids.
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
Cops get discounts everywhere, a practice which should be made illegal. I am a civil servant and I know our ethics policy makes it very clear that we are not to accept any gifts, bribes, kickbacks etc… why should they get to?
After a royal commission into police corruption in this state it is now illegal here. NSW Police can thank Det Sgt Roger Rogerson and his criminal cronies(plus others) for that one.

But I don't think it is too much of a problem cops getting discounts. Just a little extra payback for the work they do for the community. Cops are under paid you know.
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