Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/Madsen as "police special"
- Plenty of arrests...course in my area step one is calling backup...kind of hard to transport a perp on the handlebars...But yes...bike cops are very productive. They skill test for the NOVA counties is pretty difficult.
Here to keep the wolves at bay.
From: David Chase <dr2chase@...>
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2009 10:34:33 AM
Subject: Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/Madsen as "police special"
Do they really "fight crime" on bikes? I was under the impression
that they mostly just poked around and kept an eye on things.
On 2009-07-16, at 10:30 AM, Mighk Wilson wrote:
> Cops are pretty rough on bikes. If they're doing any real crime-
> fighting on them they'll often powerslide them and drop them in a
> running dismount. I wouldn't want to use a Big Dummy or X for those
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Moore
> Sent: Jul 16, 2009 3:37 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/
> Madsen as "police special"
> Oh the dummy, hands down. It's the one that looks the best and IMO is
> more capable.
> Sean Moore
> On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 9:19 AM, David Chase<dr2chase@...> wrote:
> > The subject pretty much says it. We're working on maybe getting a
> > bike trail extended into our town, and there's the usual nervousness
> > from abutters. One way to make them slightly less nervous is to make
> > it easy for the police to use/patrol the trail.
> > So, locally, I've seen police on mountain bikes, and something that
> > looks like an advanced Segway. These seem like boneheaded choices to
> > me; the Segway is slower than many bikes, and has no off-road
> > capability to speak of. The bikes are NEVER outfitted with big
> > slicks, so the poor policeman (who is never riding on anything that
> > needs that sort of traction) is stuck pushing those huge hunks of
> > rubber around.
> > Seems to me, what they want, is a bike somewhat like mine, maybe
> > electric assist, maybe with the governor tweaked up to 25mph. They
> > can carry more stuff, they can carry people, they can haul a bike.
> > They can go offroad, for modest values of offroad, without too much
> > trouble.
> > Opinions? Suggestions for electronic assist? And which longtail,
> > among the growing number of choices?
> > David
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