Another motorcycle chase ends badly.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by FredBGG, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM.

  1. FredBGG

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  2. blk-betty

    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Saw that in my morning paper this am, about 20 miles from where I live.

    Rider was reportedly clocked at 66 in a 45 so popo went after him for speeding and rider failed to stop, chase ensured, guy ran from cop for more than 8 miles before the accident.

    Not good on both ends.
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  3. jeffmackvision

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    why was that not good on the Popo?
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    That was strange.

    I was expecting a squid.
    Not.

    Seemed like at anytime the cage could have over taken the rider. Why pursue for 8 miles?

    He almost got him once , he/she was so close.

    I hope that other cage was not damaged too bad in the wreak.
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    I wonder how the biker on the FLHX Douchebagger would have fared if he had to negotiate roads that weren't flat or straight. As it is, we'll never know.
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    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Running into the bike. I have no problem with the chase and the guys sudden loss of speed resulted in the contact but not good regardless.
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    typical Fred....typical Harley rider...
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    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    ^^^

    Irony
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  9. Schmokel

    Schmokel Jazz hands!

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    Perhaps I missed the bad part?


    edit: only watched the video on mute; didn't know there was a death
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  10. windblown101

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    Rider was endangering the public once they decided to flee so thumbs up for the love taps he received to get him off the road before he killed someone.
    I think I counted 4 red lights run and breaking the ton a few times. That simple speeding ticket would have been A LOT cheaper... dumbass. LOL.
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    blk-betty bam-a-lam

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    Someone died, of course I don't condone the behavior and think the guy was acting like a douche but dead is dead.
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  12. Schmokel

    Schmokel Jazz hands!

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    Ah. I thought he only crashed. Didn't know there was a death. I only watched the video on mute.

    I retract my original statement.
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  13. craigincali

    craigincali Just hanging around

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    Thats all on the LEO. He basically did a PIT maneuver on a motorcycle. Stupid move by the LEO. Not saying the guy on the bike was not doing anything wrong, he obviously was but the PIT a motorcycle.....really.
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  14. jeffmackvision

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    well we will have to agree to dis...... got no problem with what to popo did there
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    Dead is never a good outcome for a chase but it beats an innocent bystander dying because the cop balked at the idea of stopping a fleeing felon by any means necessary. The rider was putting the general public in imminent danger (as was the cop to a degree). The rider had ample opportunity to pull over and the cop had ample opportunity to give him a tap much sooner than he did. Seems obvious to me that the rider had no intent of stopping regardless of the fact he clearly couldn't get away and every second the chase continued increased the odds that it would end badly for an innocent bystander.

    Political pressure to not initiate chases is why we are seeing huge gatherings of stunters blocking interstates and making asses of themselves (often on stolen bikes) and it's the same for the inner city dirtbike groups. A little bit of fun is cool if you're willing to pay the price, a complete disregard for those blue lights is not. I'm not saying cops are perfect, I've run across a few serious assholes with a badge in my life, though most have been decent. I do have a serious problem with them protecting the rotten apples in their ranks. If they want respect cleaning up their problems should be on top of their list, but that's a separate subject.
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    There is an argument that can be made regarding the liability of the police in his death, and just let him ride until he has an accident, gives up, or runs out of fuel. However, there is an more valid point that the police could do something to prevent endangering others, and probably why the "love tap" happened a low speed.
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    Leave it to Fred to spread the joys of riding motorcycles.
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  18. Cliffjord

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    Fred, have you considered asking your local highway patrol for a ride along? They might even let you hold the packaged body bags.
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  19. FredBGG

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    Another fatal pursuit.... motorcycle with passenger.... biker killed
    I'm not interested in garbage bags. Anyone speeding in that manner is IMO garbage.
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    They might even let you pick up the bloody boots.
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