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Old 10-26-2013, 03:26 PM   #25171
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I was just spelling it out , not that I disagree though. Relax and have a donut.

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #25172
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Seriously? This is the ADV 'community' I brag to my buddies about?

Pathetic
Pathetic! There are some in every group that are assholes, as demonstrated by ignorant comments.

These are usually the ones who scream for a cop at every turn.

Sadly, even this group has its share of fools!

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Old 10-26-2013, 03:50 PM   #25173
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i got nothin...must be sparse this week.....

evidently


it's a nerf world up there

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Old 10-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #25174
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Pathetic! There are some in every group that are assholes, as demonstrated by ignorant comments.

These are usually the ones who scream for a cop at every turn.

Sadly, even this group has its share of fools!

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Old 10-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #25175
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Virginia balanced the budget by reducing spending. Fines for tickets written by the State Police go to the Virginia Literary Fund that goes towards funding the public school system by law. So contrary to the tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorist blog you linked to, Virginia did not write a bunch of tickets in March just to make their budget by June. Do they have targeted weekends where they saturate the roads for a high presence to control traffic? Yep. NHTSA has Federal grant money to offer local cops to help keep the highways safe, so they spend Fed money to do what they cannot afford to do otherwise. Do some small jurisdictions with so little tax revenue depend on ticket revenue? Yep. Those are in the minority. I had local riders accuse me of just being a revenuer for the county. So I looked it up. My county gets less than 1/3 of 1% of its' revenue from all court fines, not just traffic tickets, but all court fines. So they would not even notice if we wrote 30% fewer or more tickets. There is absolutely no push to write tickets for revenue. If you are working one of the NHTSA grants, they want you to write tickets to prove you are working, and not sleeping. But as far as those stat go, a warning and a cite are both stats. So 20 warning and 20 tickets both prove you are working and not fucking off at the coffee shop.


So no, most cops don't give a shit how much revenue comes from tickets as it does not affect us. We do care about how safe the roads are. We do care about how safe the neighborhoods are. We do care about how much crime is reduced. We do care about how well we are doing our job, because that is why we took this job. And no, I don't care that you probably don't believe anything I just typed.
Of course not "most." But we should all be aware of the abuses; just as in other fields, abusive practices tarnish all. I believe that most LEOs are good folks; I don't believe they do as much as they could to weed out the arseholes. So we get this...
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #25176
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All this talk about speeding and tickets. I'm just trying to get slow people to stop cruising in the passing lane.

Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:30 PM   #25177
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95% of motorcycle crashes are the rider's fault in way or another, but the rider never wants to take the blame.

I'll give 5% for impossible to predict weather conditions( sudden ice patch), and/or acts of God...deer jumping from side of road and knocking you off your bike( I have seen this one happen)., etc.

Too generous... 98%
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #25178
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My preferred riding is on the track as well, and your point is taken as far as when/where one should be pushing it.

That said, I still stand by my assessment that a cop sitting where he is on that video is not looking for anything good. Though you rant on, and state he can park anywhere he wants (which was not being debated), what WAS his point in sitting hidden at the apex? What public service was he hoping to accomplish?
Put down the keyboard and go ask him...
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:41 PM   #25179
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KTM makes cages now?

Looks like it would do awesome offroad. Sorta.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:43 PM   #25180
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I also picked up a belt with handles for my daughter to hang on to. Much better than just trying to grab my jacket.
ALL: I tried the belt with the handles and didn't like it. I didn't like not knowing if the kid was actually hanging on. So the kid in the pic has his paws in the rider's vest. The rider might have some confidence that the kid is hanging on. I preferred to have the kid's paws under my belt. I would loosen the belt one notch and have the kid get his fingers in there and tighten up the belt again. If the kid pulled a hand off the belt, I knew it right away. Now that I have a Stich, I carry an extra belt for a pillion.

Also, when I carry a pillion of any age, I have a backrest or sissy bar or top case or something back there as a catch-all for idiot pillions. For little kids like that, I like to put 'em in front of me. they see better and like the ride more. And I have 'em where I can tell what they are doing.

So. there is plenty of 'fail' in the photo. But I am not about to tell a parent what to do if I do not have to. But I will ask a parent to explain to me the thinking of risk management about such stuff.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:16 AM   #25181
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so. There is plenty of 'fail' in the photo. But i am not about to tell a parent what to do if i do not have to. But i will ask a parent to explain to me the thinking of risk management about such stuff.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:20 AM   #25182
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Seriously? This is the ADV 'community' I brag to my buddies about?

Pathetic
Put him on ignore like the rest of us and quit quoting him.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:49 AM   #25183
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put him on ignore like the rest of us and quit quoting him.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:13 AM   #25184
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KTM makes cages now?

Looks like it would do awesome offroad. Sorta.
Actually, yes: http://www.ktm.com/x-bow.html

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:04 AM   #25185
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