Joy and I rode our borrowed Ducati Scramblers up to Santa Barbara yesterday for a photoshoot. We got into some trouble with the Police on the way, but the shoot went brilliantly.
Posts Tagged ‘police’
Miami Motorcycle Meter Maids
Late April of 1959, Miami launched the lady parking police force. After just 13 days on duty they were outwriting their male colleagues’ tickets two-to-one.
Sydney Showgrounds Police Carnival performers riding Harley Davidson motorcycles (with and without sidecar) in the 1930’s. [ source: Small Sun Custom blogspot | more motorcycle history ]
Quite possibly the coolest motorcycle cop ever, and perhaps the luckiest guy on a CBR600RR ever… “Ain’t you cold?” he says to the Officer sporting a short sleeve shirt on his turbo Harley police bike. Then, “Wanna race?” to which the Officer replies, “I got a turbo in this one.” Supposedly after all the kerfluffle this viral video caused, the poor guy had to resign. Doesn’t surprise me, sounds like they’re in the south. Us American’s love horsepower, but they sure as hell don’t like being made to look stupid by their… Continue Reading »
There are a ton of comments I could make on this photograph, but I think I’ll leave it at… This. Is. Awesome. Regardless of all else you have to admit a motorcycle cop doing a stoppie on his Police Issue BMW motorcycle is pretty fantastic. Note: The officer performed this demonstration on a closed course, was on his own time, received permission from the agency, and BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County covered the cost of a new rear tire (source).
To Protect and Swerve? Police Officers & Motorcycle Accidents
Protecting yourself isn’t just about a helmet, gear with proper armor, or real rider training… I witness us two wheeled travelers arguing about helmet laws, lane splitting, and so many other I saw a video on youtube yesterday that really made me sick to my stomach- it was footage from a rider’s helmet cam that showed him slowing in traffic to allow a car to merge followed by him being rear ended by a police officer. The shocking part? The officer then ripped him a new one, yelling about how he was… Continue Reading »
A Close Call & Lesson Learned
The story of my lovely adventure yesterday- amazing twisties, the river, crown point, followed by almost plowing into the back of a truck.
GUYS! The easter bunny got pulled over on his motorcycle today in Calfornia today for not wearing a helmet. I wonder if anyone told him he should protect the most important egg of them all? (Read the full story on CBS.) Happy Easter, everyone! (Or Zombie Jesus day, whatever.)
From the reality series Alaska State Troopers- A man runs from the police because he doesn’t have a motorcycle license. When they ask him what he was doing, “Some questions are better left for another time.” HAHAHA.
Katelyn Hopson (aka MotoGato) on her little Yamaha RD screamer motorcycle. Kickstarts provide the most wonderful photographic opportunities… as do cop cars. [ more tagged kickstart | yamaha ]