Featured Though I'd Join The Police

Discussion in 'Rideouts, Trackdays, Touring & Spotted' started by Bikerman, Apr 3, 2022.

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  1. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    Went to Willingham Woods today and these two turned up, so I put my name down to join the Police.
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  2. TEZ 217

    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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    Strange choice- Dont think Sting does much these days with the boys. :D:D
    But seriously why not, but dont reckon you rise to the two wheel squad quite so easy as that :cool:
     
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  3. timboo

    timboo Well-Known Member

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    Interesting choice of bikes

    Panigale V2 - 153 bhp
    and a supersport 950 s - 111 bhp

    Panigale certainly looks a lot better, nice to see it’s more about safety. They talk about anything of note?
     
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  4. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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  5. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    They were just enjoying the atmosphere and the banter between us lot and the two coppers themselves.
     
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  6. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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    That's about my limit :joy:
     
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  7. Wfc-james

    Wfc-james Well-Known Member

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    I'd be disappointed to join the police and end up on the supersport.
     
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  8. timboo

    timboo Well-Known Member

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    I’d say their role is very much ‘Dead mans shoes’
     
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  9. Pegscraper

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    Obviously just a Bikesafe promotional thing. Police in Scotland were running unmarked sports bikes, Fireblades I think, a few years back in popular biking areas to clamp down on dangerous riding. On the Bikesafe course I did years ago the coppers were on full dress patrol bikes, Beemers IIRC.
     
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  10. PatW

    PatW Senior Member

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    They're not your mates, they'd nick you in a heartbeat for even the most petty things, in the Police, points make prizes-for them.
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Looking good on that bike, @Bikerman! ;):) I've never seen motorcycle cops on anything remotely like those Ducatis here in Arizona. So....what's "Bike Safe'?
     
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  12. Bikerman

    Bikerman I used to have 5500 posts.

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  13. timboo

    timboo Well-Known Member

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    Society we live in. On one hand society wants the Police to be this approachable entity and on the other not happy when the Police are seen using any form of force.
    People forget other emergency services are there purely to help Police don’t always fall into that category.
    The French tiered Police system have it right.
     
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  14. Daveweld

    Daveweld Active Member

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    Very Nice
     
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  15. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That's really interesting, Bikerman. It seems like a very good idea although I've no idea if the execution of it works. I haven't heard of anything like it in the U.S. We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced riding classes but I'm sure that's also the case in the UK. BikeSafe seems to address motorcycle safety in a unique fashion.
     
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  16. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    Did you have a word with them about the size of their chicken strips? :)
     
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  17. RevPaul

    RevPaul Well-Known Member

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    Last night I watched the Channel Five programme "Traffic Cops"; or "the numpty show" as my brother and I refer to it because of the stupidity of the road users that get nicked. Anyway it was focussing on motorcycles this week which make up 1% of road users and 20% of road fatalities in the UK.

    Whilst the programme was edited for impact, it was a sad and tragic episode and illustrated exactly why the Police offer the Bike Safe course.

    It's worth a watch on catch-up and thinking about how we ride. In the 1970's when I was a 24/7 365 rider, the government started introducing increasingly stringent motorcycle legislation deliberately intended to make it difficult and costly to get onto bikes; because of the accident statistics. Which means that what was my daily transport is now an expensive hobby, and more numptys are now behind the steering wheels of one ton killing machines.

    It isn't easy to get into bikes these days and I for one want to enjoy my dream bike and want others to discover the joy of motorbikes, like it or not, how our generation ride will determine if there is another generation of bikers after us.

    Stay safe and enjoy the ride.
     
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  18. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    nice bikes they ride bmws here
     
  19. JD_Lincs

    JD_Lincs Well-Known Member

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    They had a stand at Spilsby Bike Night last night - I read their blurb and considered it, but decided not to just now - if I had realised how cheap it is I would have had a chat.
     
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