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Old 05-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #106
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Speaking of 'know it all's' how do you 'know' so surely how he was riding?
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:28 PM   #107
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Actually, Calimari has it about right--short shifts are about par for the course for that particular duty.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, folks.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #108
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You must ride bikes differently down there and obviously weren't in much of a rush to catch that speeding car. With lights and sirens going off you were just cruising along? How did you expect to catch him??

Don't think I could do tthat, I'd be trying to get what I was focused on and be agressive. Must be special police training I'm not aware of (btw the police around here don't seem to get that same training)
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Old 05-28-2012, 07:53 AM   #109
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Dan - Have you ever actually twisted the throttle on your KTM 950SE to merge into traffic? It may surprise you.

The local CHP guys on their 1200RT's don't seem to be working too hard either. The riding posture is upright and seemingly relaxed as they make their way from the shoulder to the 85+ mph speeder's bumper. They're typically on the guy in no time flat.


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Old 05-28-2012, 12:49 PM   #110
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My point being, if you want to catch someone who's speeding how can you do that without going faster than they are? Just follow sedately till they run out of gas?

Seems the statement that he was going exactly 55 ... not 53 or 58 seems hard to believe under the circunstances IMHO. You're chasing a bad guy with lights flashing and you know EXACTLY what speed you were doing and positive it was never above the posted limit.

Since when do police obey the speed limits ... especially in a chase? I've seen the vidoe's

I'd bet the woman who pulled out was surprised at how quickly he came up upon her.

Just speculation and common sense mixed together.
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:35 PM   #111
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Wednesday, last week, was the first day I've walked using both legs in over seven and a half months. Using an orthotic shoe with a three-inch thick sole, I walked about 30 feet at the parallel bars, including turning around and some walking backwards. A lot of pain and work and tears went into even getting that far, but that's how far I am for now. Other than that, I'm still stuck in a wheelchair or bed. Life goes on . . .

Keep your head on a swivel, folks. :cheers:
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Old 06-03-2012, 04:37 PM   #112
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Alright!!

Progress. More will come.
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Old 06-03-2012, 05:08 PM   #113
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A lot of pain and work and tears went into even getting that far
Take a ton of credit for each and every small step.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:53 PM   #114
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Glad to hear you've made this milestone. Cheers!
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:08 AM   #115
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Ouch...

Just read this thread for the first time...wow...unbelievable...

Glad you are OK. I'm not able to donate blood anymore since the Red Cross got my test results mixed up...(long story...scared the hell out of me when you get a letter saying you had a positive test for...) However, I'd like to think I do give to the local LEOs as I am a Reserve Officer and generally ride #2 in the car as a back up to make sure my partner gets home that night.

Heal quick and get back on the bike.
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #116
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:22 AM   #117
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How about we leave the Cop and OP bashing for another thread? All you Cop haters are the same pricks who will be the first to bitch if the police don't get to your house soon enough when you need 'em...but you have all the balls in the world posting on an internet forum.

Leave the poor guy with the two broken legs alone. Some of you dirtbags have no class.
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Old 06-08-2012, 04:36 PM   #118
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I always wondered (and feared) of what would happen to a biker that goings into a ditch and hits a drainage pipe ... well i guess that "out" is out of question.

Get well quick and get back on the bike. Also, if you already bought the bike why not get your own safety equipment and forget the crappy police issue helmet and gear.
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:53 PM   #119
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I do PT three times a week, both on land and in the pool. I'm up to walking with the walker for about 300 feet. Still lots of surgeries ahead . . .

Life goes on and we do the best we can. To do any less would be to dishonor that fact that we survived. I say "we" because I'm talking about all those who've been busted up and had to dust off, heal, wait, and come back.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:26 AM   #120
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I agree re the visibility vs invisibility regarding how to make more revenue. Here in the EU, where cops very rarely speed camera anyone, relying instead on massive networks of speed cameras, they are always highly painted and visible for everyone's safety. The cameras are another story!
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