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Old 06-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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Why do cops ride side by side

I see it all the time and I saw it again today. Cruising down 101 at 70mph or whatever. It looks cool. It looks awesome. But is there any benifit to this?
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:42 PM   #2
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I see it all the time and I saw it again today. Cruising down 101 at 70mph or whatever. It looks cool. It looks awesome. But is there any benifit to this?


Easier to pass donuts to each other. Duh!
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:45 PM   #3
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i'd say to hold hands judging by their fagit gear.

how about starting a "why are cops are the worst example for motorcycle safety in world" thread.

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Old 06-17-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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i'd say to hold hands judging by their fagit gear.

how about starting a "why are cops are the worst example for motorcycle safety in world" thread.

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Old 06-18-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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A buddy of mine and myself do this all the time. It is something like flying airplanes in formation. The exercise will definelty keep you on your toes. It also makes for a very formidable appearance. Cage drivers usually get right out of our way. Try it yourself! It is really difficult to hold your position around city corners.
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A buddy of mine and myself do this all the time. It is something like flying airplanes in formation. The exercise will definelty keep you on your toes. It also makes for a very formidable appearance. Cage drivers usually get right out of our way. Try it yourself! It is really difficult to hold your position around city corners.

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Old 06-18-2009, 08:01 AM   #8
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I see it all the time and I saw it again today. Cruising down 101 at 70mph or whatever. It looks cool. It looks awesome. But is there any benifit to this?
The only benefit is cementing the trust between the riding partners.

Oh you will hear the safety nazi's howl at the moon because of this formation and rightly so.

It is dangerous.

But so is riding murdercycles.

We ride side by side, in stop and go traffic, to reduce the length of the group.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:11 PM   #9
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Because they're douche bags?
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:16 PM   #10
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It's friggin' stupid, only attention whore apply.

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The only benefit is cementing the trust between the riding partners.

Oh you will hear the safety nazi's howl at the moon because of this formation and rightly so.

It is dangerous.

But so is riding murdercycles.

We ride side by side, in stop and go traffic, to reduce the length of the group.
Whatever you and your "partner" do is nobody elses business.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #12
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So they make a smaller target.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #13
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I actually noticed some cops out the other day and wondered the same thing.

All the cops out there, no proper riding gear on, and unsafe formation?

Shouldn't they be setting an example?
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:56 PM   #14
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All the cops out there, no proper riding gear on, and unsafe formation?

Shouldn't they be setting an example?
Most cops in cars in south Florida set a bad example when driving, why should their riders be any different? I too shake my head at the cops riding side by side on those elephantine bikes.

Why do police forces send highly trained and expensive to replace people out on inherently dangerous vehicles without proper riding gear? As a kid I sometimes thought how neat it would be to be a motorcycle cop. But as an adult you couldn't get me to go out there with a toy helmet and no proper protective gear.
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:21 PM   #15
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Most cops in cars in south Florida set a bad example when driving
+1

I guess it's hard to use your turnsignal and stop at the stop sign when you are talking on the cell phone.
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