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Old 01-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #16
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The hardest part is remembering the course. Technically this is kinda basic/easy...
Yes... you'd need to be in the "flow zone", not thinking - only doing. Once you know the course instinctively it's possible, but if you need to think about where you're going as well... well... then you'd probably be screwed.
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:36 PM   #17
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Most interesting moment was the 2 man run where the clock starts when the first guy crosses the line and stops when the second guy crosses the finish. Cop #2 on his RTP came in to the finish a little hot, and the ABS engaged, but he didn't stop in time to avoid the distinctive crunching sound of BMW parts on RTP #1 getting turned into debris. 200 sets of cop eyes staring in that direction, a low "OOOH" kind of sound, and then complete, eerie, silence as the two officers rode slowly back to their staging area.

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Did they beat you up and take your camera?
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #18
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I could do that course. A few practice runs to get in the groove.

If you want to be able to ride like that go to these guys.

http://www.northwest-motorcycle.com

One of the Best weeks of my life, took their course last year.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:35 PM   #19
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One asks: "Who can do this with no mistake???? (LEO obstacle course)"
The other one answers: "I don't know, maybe I can. I never tried..."
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:51 AM   #20
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:52 AM   #21
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I'm pretty sure I could do the course on a dirtbike or smaller D/S, but I know I would end up dropping a bike as heavy as an RT
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Old 01-09-2011, 12:15 PM   #22
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The hardest part is remembering the course. Technically this is kinda basic/easy...
Not to take anything away from all the cops who do this, but its really not that hard with practice.
I'm not a motorcop, but I did get take a one day police motorcylce class. It only invovled about an hour and a half of actual riding. But we were practicing on a very similar course w/ HD Electra Glides. I was starting to get the hang of it. I think it would have been way easier on my DR650.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:16 PM   #23
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If I had gotten it on video... you know I would have posted it here!

I was actually afraid to laugh, this crowd did not see the humor at all. It was all I could do to hold it back.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:08 AM   #24
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It takes practice and good technique but it ain't hard - LOOK where you want to go... don't go too fast!

Decreasing "Snowman" (Each circle gets smaller clockwise-counter clockwise-clockwise and exit)


In lane U-Turn (Left-Right-Left starts out at 12' then 10' then 8' if I remember)


Of course this guy makes it look easy...


It was a fun day!
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:28 AM   #25
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It really isn't that hard...except for the first 56 times you drop the bike.

Hold the bike on a hard lean angle, at bar lock, head and eyes, and use the clutch to keep it upright. The hard part is using little or no rear brake. That course required brake due to the clock.
It just comes with practice and a cheap bike that doesn't mind being on its side...sometimes alot.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #26
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It really isn't that hard...except for the first 56 times you drop the bike.

It just comes with practice and a cheap bike that doesn't mind being on its side...sometimes alot.
That is what would stop me, the thought of scratching/breaking $2000 ++ of plastic.

I would be to scared, and that would guarantee a dump. I know me.

On a training bike where I do not pay for scratches, well, maybe with practice.

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Old 01-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #27
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"That is what would stop me, the thought of scratching/breaking $2000 ++ of plastic."

As a taxpayer, that was the only thing I didn't enjoy. I couldn't stop thinking about how many clutch jobs were going to be coming up in the next month. Very few drops at the competition I watched, ENORMOUS peer pressure at work! The fellows who are really into this will often purchase an ex-PD bike just to practice. I suspect that lots of these guys spend considerable time "off the clock" in the back of the station parking lot, I think that's were they find out just how far you can lean into it before it gets away from you.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:07 PM   #28
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #29
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The first time I saw the local LEO Show was in Boise in 2006. I was really impressed. Cool guys too
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:28 AM   #30
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Challenging but not that hard to do if you're practiced at that sort of thing. Really tough to do that fast and really really tough to make it look that easy and smooth at that speed. Slalom probably the hardest bit IMO - It was so tight that just an inch or two of error on one cone would compound until you couldn't make the last one.

Baton Rouge PD has a pretty competitive team. Those guys spend a LOT of time practicing both on and off the clock. Often see them escorting parades doing tight circles and figure-8s, etc., while waiting for parade to move.
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