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Old 04-07-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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I tried to stop him

So driving up 45N around rankin No traffic im in the 2cond furthest right lane. State PoPo 40' in forn tof me in furthest right lane.
Puttin along wishing he would exit. when I see it.




HID single light far left lane coming up...... omfg....... tab break light at least 40 times before teh Busa Blws by me. Guess who took off after him.... Black Busa guy in gear with grey hemet. Drove to rayford no site of them, Busa had to be pushing 130 or so when he past me. Looks like he ran.

I tried to stop him
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:29 PM   #2
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:40 PM   #3
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I'm sure the state popo tried to stop him too. Fail
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No traffic. Nice and dry outside. On a Hayabusa. 130?

What a wuss...
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Nah, chumps doin that fast don't need to be warned. If he was that concerned, rider woulda realised at that speed, at that time of day, he was gonna blow past some some form of LEO.


Not worth the time helpin . Now if it was someone going slightly faster than you, different story.

Noble jesture though. Wonder what's going through the riders mind now ( and if he's at home sleepin, or at county hotel, nappin in the holdin tank.
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Shoulda been tapping yer helmet! Thats the universal warning!
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:31 AM   #9
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Oh bummer for him
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I don't see how tapping your helmet is universal (actually how it came to be) to me tapping on helmet, is simply adjusting it. Yeah I know what it means today, but can be easily confused with adjusting.

Now holding hand up, and pointing finger skyward, moving wrist in circular motion, to me that's a "leo in presence" signal
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+1 for tappin the lid. Speeding or not I would try to warn people. Not doing so is dbagish.
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+1 for tappin the lid. Speeding or not I would try to warn people. Not doing so is dbagish.
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Now holding hand up, and pointing finger skyward, moving wrist in circular motion, to me that's a "leo in presence" signal
You described a signal for starting engines.
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No, that gesture is the universal motion for North Carolina! C'mon and raise up, take your shirt off, twist it 'round yo' hand. Spin it like a helicopter.
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I don't see how tapping your helmet is universal (actually how it came to be) to me tapping on helmet, is simply adjusting it. Yeah I know what it means today, but can be easily confused with adjusting.

Now holding hand up, and pointing finger skyward, moving wrist in circular motion, to me that's a "leo in presence" signal
less_than_coop is correct that what you describe is starting engines, but contextually it works and that gesture has saved me before. It is much more common in states where the popo warning lights are the "gumdrops" instead of the light bars.

The tapping the top of the helmet is a specific gesture and I don't think it would work very well for "adjusting" the helmet.

After doing some research on bike gestures I think it came from the old "Dude, lower your brights" gesture. This is the same patting/tapping the top of the helmet. It came from the dimmer switch on cages being a press button on the floor actuated with the left foot. Now that all current car's dimmer switches are on the steering column somewhere the gesture no longer has the high beam connotation and was absorbed into the LEO warning. They may have chosen this originally as cagers would warn of LEOs by flashing their high beams or turning off their lights.

I will warn people if I see a speed trap, but I wouldn't bother if they were going that fast. I would just hope to see the LEO with his customer for a warm fuzzy feeling that it's not me.
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+1 for tappin the lid. Speeding or not I would try to warn people. Not doing so is dbagish.
+2 I try to warn people all the time just did it the other day, had a guy on a white Gixxxxxer come up on me pretty fast I was tapping like crazey he slowed down just in time .
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and if the popo started chasing him; it gives you a chance to give it a little gas and go lol
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Its just interesting how signals change over time, and get adopted to newer versions. Years ago it was the "engine start up" , then after I joined MH (a few years prior, I only commuted, no "fun" riding. But after joining is when I started seeing the "helmet tap".....interesting.


But I still wouldn't warn someone, cooking down the freeway, at triple digits. They know what they are doing, and what to expect. And if they don't, they will shortly afterward. Some people need to learn hard lessons.
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