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Riding home last night I see the taillight a mile or so ahead and it is a bike or a car with a taillight out. So I guessing bike so of course I have to pass it. I crank it up to 90MPH (55MPH zone) and as I getting closer I see it is a bike so I crank a little more. Now I am close enough to see it is a cop, o'**** I tells myself I know this guy had to see my coming from behind fast. As I am backing it down and already fairly close to him, he only gives me a wave. I follow him another few miles till we come to a stop sign and I figured he would at least give me a hard time but all he says is "that bikes moves pretty good". I thought I would be toast.
 

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@spamaster HA! I have done the same thing! They seem to get a kick out of it. Motorcycle Cops have always been cool to me.
 

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Figure you're going to be ok unless 1) they are really booking and you catch up, or 2) you pass them. We have something in common with them and I suppose if you aren't being a total douchebag or an idiot, you should be good.
 
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A couple of years back I passed a half dozen slow moving cars. Then I saw another Bike doing the same and I just smiled. Stopped at a red light a little down the road just as that other Bike caught up to me. It was a Maryland State trooper. I thought "oh **** here comes the ticket. He looked at me, smiled and said, "Can you believe how slow those ****ers were going? I need to get home". The light changed just about then and he waved and took off.
 

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There is a certain time in the morning that I'll catch up to a motorcycle cop on my way to work as is he. Sometime I see him from a distance (blue lights in rear easy to see) and try to catch him, but there are times I'm weaving thru cars before I see him. I have never passed him but I will ride behind him until he exits and then it's back to green flag racing for me. He is usually doing 80 MPH which is in a 70 MPH zone. I have never gotten a wave from him and never been pulled over. Either way I would like to know what's going thru his mind when I fly up on him when he is already doing 80.
 

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Riding home last night I see the taillight a mile or so ahead and it is a bike or a car with a taillight out. So I guessing bike so of course I have to pass it. I crank it up to 90MPH (55MPH zone) and as I getting closer I see it is a bike so I crank a little more. Now I am close enough to see it is a cop, o'**** I tells myself I know this guy had to see my coming from behind fast. As I am backing it down and already fairly close to him, he only gives me a wave. I follow him another few miles till we come to a stop sign and I figured he would at least give me a hard time but all he says is "that bikes moves pretty good". I thought I would be toast.
You know that those radar units work in both directions. Get ya coming and going, lucky Boy and don't tell @snobnd :crackup:
 

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I've caught a couple of them on the freeway on the way to work and they just smile, or do nothing. I don't pass usually as they are already going fast enough for me, but I don't think it would matter as long as I was not being stupid.

We make keys for free for all the leo's in the area for their patrol vehicles and sit and shoot the breeze while they're waiting. Some times they come around and just hang out for a few if they are caught up or taking a little break. Every body here carries, so we like to talk guns and bikes and such.

I've started telling them when they get their keys and don't have to pay for them, to just remember me if we happen to meet on the streets and I seem to be "allegedly" speeding. That usually gets a good laugh.
 

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You know that those radar units work in both directions. Get ya coming and going, lucky Boy and don't tell @snobnd :crackup:
Haven't been stopped, but I did get the lights and the parent finger once passing a motor cop head on doing about 85 in a 45. Beautiful day, just out for a ride. I started the wave then the lights poped on. I think they might be a little more nicer to older cruiser type riders. AT least, I'm counting on it.
 

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I've caught a couple of them on the freeway on the way to work and they just smile, or do nothing. I don't pass usually as they are already going fast enough for me, but I don't think it would matter as long as I was not being stupid.

We make keys for free for all the leo's in the area for their patrol vehicles and sit and shoot the breeze while they're waiting. Some times they come around and just hang out for a few if they are caught up or taking a little break. Every body here carries, so we like to talk guns and bikes and such.

I've started telling them when they get their keys and don't have to pay for them, to just remember me if we happen to meet on the streets and I seem to be "allegedly" speeding. That usually gets a good laugh.
 

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Got a little story on here about similar happenings, coming home from a ride out west of me here... Not fun when you get stuck behind a cops car doing the speed limit (a 100 kph) and used to riding at round 110 or so just cruising in sixth gear relaxed. I had to follow this fellow for a few miles into this little town and just chug along in 5th.... Dang it does not these people realize that in this circumstance I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. The speed and revs at this speed are not good in fourth gear, but not right for 5th gear either..... Spoke to a copper friend about it later and he said, out of all probability they would not have booked you as long as you just overtook and kind of crept away from them at round 105 or so! But he added if they just finished a 12 or more hour shift escort duty to some large piece of mine machinery or whatever, they may have done just that as they be cantankerous and snarly and tired..... No win either way as I saw it..... Lovely stretch of road that I have sometimes swept round the same corners at round 115 or there-a-bouts...... Not saying I like to break the law, but gees, it was hot, and boring as hell.....
 

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Not bribery, company policy. But, hey. If there's a bit of advantage to be had......why not?

Actually, we are one of those business that work with LE at times and we're kind of an institution in the area. Been there for years. That, and our liscense which comes through the DPS as a security liscense sort of tags us as a (fringe) part of the club. But it also tells a story of our "character" and behavior as we have to undergo a fairly extensive background anal exam. So, when the officers run us, they already have a good idea of us as the "good guys". It helps. At least with their peace of mind and when I am stopped the conversation usually gets very friendly. Doesn't hurt that I show respect and offer things like a cold water from my cooler.
 

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Hey, I'll share my water......you get your own damn beer! :beer8:





......And, yes. I saw what you were trying to do there. :aktion086:
 
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Not bribery, company policy. But, hey. If there's a bit of advantage to be had......why not?

Actually, we are one of those business that work with LE at times and we're kind of an institution in the area. Been there for years. That, and our liscense which comes through the DPS as a security liscense sort of tags us as a (fringe) part of the club. But it also tells a story of our "character" and behavior as we have to undergo a fairly extensive background anal exam. So, when the officers run us, they already have a good idea of us as the "good guys". It helps. At least with their peace of mind and when I am stopped the conversation usually gets very friendly. Doesn't hurt that I show respect and offer things like a cold water from my cooler.
officers arent supposed to take anything for free...

Free Cup of Coffee?
 
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Then I feel bad for their wives/husbands giving them gifts, just because... I mean, an officer is really never off duty, right?
 

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When I see a LEO in an eatery, I always let the waitress know that their meal is on me; they never know who's paying for it. I once caught the bill for 6 Tennessee officers having lunch. Thankfully the restaurant had a policy that LEO's, first responders and on duty fire personnel eat for half price.
 

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While I was in the Academy, a classroom subject was Police Ethics, the following subject was SWAT tactics. After the Division Chief of Internal Affairs finished his Ethics lecture, he was followed by a SWAT team member, who started his class saying. 'This class is Police Tactics, I see you just finished Police Ethics, by D/C Bob "Never-Take-a-Free-Cup-of-Coffee, Hold-Out-for-a-Cadillac-C******l." '
The D/C was one of those several officers that Elvis had given a Cadillac.
 

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Tried to avoid anything free and if given half price I would jack-up the tip. Tried once at a major chain to avoid the half price and they insisted making it worse as there were citizens around and I never returned...

This is why I believe in no favors:

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