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Re: [rootsradicals] Curious about xtracycle/Big Dummy/Yuba/Madsen as "police special"

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  • Fred K. Aron
    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
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 16, 2009
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      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@...>
      To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      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 
      > techniques.
      > Mighk
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Sean Moore
      > Sent: Jul 16, 2009 3:37 AM
      > To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.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
      > moore.sean@...
      > 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 
      > with
      > > 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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