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post #1 of 32 Old 06-13-2004, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was visiting my chick in Pleasanton yesterday and we went to a non-desript shopping center for some lunch. When we pulled in there was 300 hundred sport bikes clogging the parking lot. We took a walk through to take a census on the bikes and why the hell they were there. I only saw one 10 but at least 5 new R1's. Most of the crowd were squids with the new bikes and matching helmets and cheap matching jackets, bout 2 inches of fresh tire on each side, never been ridden. A lot of thugs from Oak-town all frontin'. Lots of posers, but still cool to see that many bikes AND NO HARLEYS.
The sad, sad part was the 20 CHP bikes and 10 local cops shadowing the group. Pleasanton is that all american suburban town where the cops will ticket you for spittin' on the sidewalk. Here's the clincher, there was a CHP chopper circling above! Just in case anyone tried to run, they wouldn't get away.
I asked a CHiPy what was going on, he said they had been following from other counties, I think Sacto, not sure. He didn't even know what town he was in!
It gets worse. After lunch we went home and jumped on my bike, took the long road to Frisco and then went back to Pleasanton (maybe 45 miles between). Now it had been about 4 and a half hours since lunch and we are riding down the interstate about 15 miles from P-town and we see the same CHP chopper circling a small area in Castro Valley! The group had moved on to C.V. and the cops, chopper and all were still on doggin' 'em!
Those CHP choppers cost $350 an hour to operate plus all the overtime from officers who "don't even know where they are" because they have been trailing a group of hardened criminals on sport bikes. You'd think they were going to rob a bank or somethin'. Very, very sad state of affairs
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Yea, that sucks, but being stupid squids, I almost dont feel sorry for them getting busted, way too many squidly idiots out there on the freeway for my liking, as the other nite I was coming home from work and got passed by 10+ sportbikers with passengers on the back in fairly heavy traffic doing 100+ MPH.........that is just death waiting to happen..........
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I'd would have probably rode all day - within the speed limit of course - just to cost the cops money and give them no play. What a bunch of BS & wasted public resources.

I'm glad to hear there are others who are at least somewhat responsible, safety conscious, and try leave a better impression of sportbike riders.

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good to hear some things don't change form city to city.
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Well, sounds like a typical case of assumptions and a cop messing with you.

What you actually saw was a CHP escort of an annual sportbike event. One of the local forums sponsors a run from Sac to the Bay for a BBQ and other crap they do.

Due to its size and not to scare all the locals, they actually arrange an escort with CHP motor units to promote more of a positive image.

You just happen to catch them as they were passin thru on one of their rally points. Contrary to popular beleif, cops aren't all bad.
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That was a "Support The Troops" ride that got too big for Itself.
They had a place reserved for a giant bbq etc. but at one point (before they arrived to this destination) That CHP chopper counted approx 1200-1500 bikes.The reservation and permit was only for 800 or so.
Before they got there the San Leandro P.D put a lock on the gate and turned them away.
From what I understand the CHP were trying to help them find a new location and offered their services as escorts to keep local authorites off their asses.(I had a few buddies in that mess)
The mjority of the group ended up at carnegie svra. That really pissed off the Rangers.
Anyway that's what was goin' on.
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I feel for you!

it makes me love DC/MD even more! since DC cops have there hands tied with real crimes, they let the bikers and 4 wheelers go abut our busness plus a sh*&^t load of cops are sport riders also!

some parts of MD have a no chase law, and DC is no chase so they will pop on the lights and drive a modest city speed limit if they decide to come oafter you. and there are a lot of no fly zones near the pentagon and airports so they cant do jack with a ghetto bird!

its funny when im riding with my boys that are cops and when other cops come after us they run also! lol

around here we have multiple spots that get pack with bikers on certain days of the week 60 to 200 bikes, and the police watch sometimes from a distance (usually no more than 1 to 2 cars) and thats because some folks like to hot the spot up doing stunts around a crowd of folks.

but there are spots in Va that we never goto since the cops will never give up chasing you.

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Well, sounds like a typical case of assumptions and a cop messing with you.

What you actually saw was a CHP escort of an annual sportbike event. One of the local forums sponsors a run from Sac to the Bay for a BBQ and other crap they do.

Due to its size and not to scare all the locals, they actually arrange an escort with CHP motor units to promote more of a positive image.

You just happen to catch them as they were passin thru on one of their rally points. Contrary to popular beleif, cops aren't all bad.
I got a correction from a police officer on the operating cost of the chopper, it's close to a $1000 an hour. Awful lot of manpower and cost for an escort. In these tight budget times I doubt all that man power was just 'given' upon request. Your details don't sound right to me, I am interested to find out more. Oh yeah, I don't think all cops are bad, I am very pro police. That's why you always see me promoting speed on the track and not the street. 8) Erich, do you know which forum it was? I am curious to read it.
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No wories. I know it contrary to what we normally think of, but as safety is their primary concern, they are more than willing to be a part of events where they see large risk factors. And I'd say 1000 stunters all in the same place at the same time.....hide the wife and kids :D

You can read the details here:
http://www.sbfreaks.com/

I actually stayed off the roads that day since a bunch of those morons almost took me out the week before trying to do a 3 bike simulatious 11 oclock while passing me in the opposite direction. One of them lost it and his bike went tumbling past me missing my 4 to 5 feet.
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No wories. I know it contrary to what we normally think of, but as safety is their primary concern, they are more than willing to be a part of events where they see large risk factors. And I'd say 1000 stunters all in the same place at the same time.....hide the wife and kids :D

You can read the details here:
http://www.sbfreaks.com/

I actually stayed off the roads that day since a bunch of those morons almost took me out the week before trying to do a 3 bike simulatious 11 oclock while passing me in the opposite direction. One of them lost it and his bike went tumbling past me missing my 4 to 5 feet.
Well I'll be, you were right. Those SBF guys are kinda' buggin'. Lots of perpetrators and lot's of posturing. It's a fragile ego fest :P
I have a couple SBF vid's. One with darius and another guy trash talkin' each other about who the numba one stunner is.....weak.
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