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KB2VXA > BIKES    08.09.08 15:37l 37 Lines 1602 Bytes #999 (0) @ WW
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Hi Pete and all,

I've not seen impromptu bicycle events but plenty of bikers of the 
motorized variety traveling in large groups, well behaved I might add. 
When I see them bracketed by large vehicles, especially a black 55' 
tractor-trailer with a Chess knight on it I'm especially impressed. Those 
are the Blue Knights, the POLICE. No, I don't look for David Hasslehof or 
a black Pontiac with a "Cylon eye".

Just the other day we had a bicycle event around here somewhere, the 
police radio was rather chatty about it but the real core of it, my 2M 
rig is without an antenna so I couldn't catch what the event was all 
about. Yup, organized and sponsored fund raisers for charity we have 'em 
and hams are the ones who tend to all that behind the scenes stuff as we 
pass them off repeater to repeater along the route. I'd rather such 
events than a bunch of disorganized numskulls putting themselves and 
others in danger, wouldn't you?

Just to inject a bit of humor, last evening a surfer went out to sea and 
missing so the Coast Guard had a SAR op going. Imagine hearing a 
helicopter pilot looking for a pizza joint where he can lower the basket 
to refuel. The radio op at Station Manasquan could hardly contain himself 
while requesting ops and position, then it all fell apart.

You guys have bike hooligans, we have the Coast Guard and somewhere 
between there are crabs, nature's cleanup crew.

73 de Warren

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Message timed by NIST: 14:20 on 2008-Sep-08 GMT



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