Bike cops are fat and slow, bike couriers are fast and not fat…
Yes Brezza is right, since Friday they are on a bit of a mission to book us, they were even riding in the rain for it… Not sure if it has extended to just anyone on a bike or anyone with mad fixed gear skills and damn sexy bikes (at least 10^47 times more secksy than police Kona’s), or if they’re just hatin on couriers… After certain members of the bicycle police force informed certain couriers during some general discussion that they could easily catch or outrun any courier in a race", and that they love a good chase" (yes, they actually said all that), perhaps they’re just bitter…
An old flatmate became a cop and I eventually bumped into him on the beat at Flinders St on one of the platforms. I had a polite dig about his partner’s girth, and his ability to catch someone if they ran away. “I haven’t met anyone who can run faster than three hundred feet per second.” was the answer. Cops are awesome :roll: (He eventually got sacked on a drug related matter, haw haw.) Admittedly this was still under Comrie, ‘bad old days’, but it still seems like the only good cop … is the one who retired to run a cafe in Geelong
if the bastards want to book you, they’ll find a reason. be warned, though, that they’re looking to see if you have a bell atm.
If you attract their attention, they will whip out an obscure bike law, and double-whammy their way to their quota / rubber stamp / gold star from the seargeant for the week.
Have I missed anything?
[x]at least one effective brake
[x]front white reflector *
[x]rear red reflector *
[x]front white light visible to 250m
[x]rear red light visible to 250m
[x]at least one hand on the bars while riding
even during the daytime buddy
plus all the other road rules stuff
[x]stopping for trams taking on or setting down passengers
Are there any rules regarding the size of the reflectors? Can we use tape? Probably not.