Police Liason

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Should we advise police before the Mega Ride

Yes
6
32%
No
13
68%
 
Total votes: 19

Bacca

Post by Bacca » Tue May 12, 2009 11:13 am

Re do we tell em, we could be stopped either way so plenty of publisity & maybe more local bike group escorts with local media coverage may be the way to go, that way the cops may have a not while Oz is watching attertude.
I also think this run should not finnish till the last riders get back to Briz for the same reason otherwise we may get picked off on the way home if not being watched by Oz. Briz Adelaide Briz would be even more likely to get a current affairs show or ABC's Australian stories coverage & protection for us a bit.

Tex
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Post by Tex » Tue May 12, 2009 11:42 am

I am voting "NO".

Simply for the fact that, if a group of like-minded blokes can't set out on, what could be, the adventure of a lifetime, without the fear of being harassed by the "fuzz" , then the moral of the movie "EasyRider", (where the Chopper scene found its roots), has well & truly come to pass.

If a bunch of riders can stay within the road rules, not cause a disruption to other traffic & show the common courtesies of the road, where's the problem. If we get harassed by the fuzz, then I will be the first to cause a stink & scream "Harassment". And I am sure that I will get a voice in the Media & Civil Liberties circles, who will support me.

I refuse to tug at the forelock, & say "Please Sir, I'm a GOOD boy. Don't bully ME".

We have done nothing wrong. I would only suggest that we check as to how many riders are permissable before we are classified as a "convoy" or "procession". in which case some prior approval may be needed.

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Tex

Skip
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Post by Skip » Tue May 12, 2009 2:14 pm

From the quiet little town of Dalby [ using the library PC..]
Howdy guys just a quick hello..won't be able to ride with the group down to South Aus.. I but will meet up at Andrew & Rilda's..so hopefully no geat hassles but I am expecting to get pulled up even riding solo.
All going well out here ,settling in & gradually getting things done.
Catch 'ya Skip
Decide..go for it..stuff 'em

midnight7503
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Post by midnight7503 » Tue May 12, 2009 2:23 pm

Glad to see your surviving rural life, and enjoying it I hope Skip, when ru getting back to collect your bike??
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Post by pommychopper » Tue May 12, 2009 7:20 pm

Hey XS, Just in case you missed my post on page one of this thread;

Phil, in your last post you have said
"So far I believe that Moree Ulysses have notified their local paper and plan to ride with us into and out of town".

Have they asked if they can ride with us?
Notified their local paper??? Who the hell are they to notify their local paper to let them know that CA are having a run?
How many of them are CA members?
How many of them know anything about CA?
How many ride Chops?

:(

bendnstretch
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Post by bendnstretch » Tue May 12, 2009 7:39 pm

Better yet who invited them?
Trees and bikes are alike...
You can CHOP EM!!

Reaper
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Post by Reaper » Tue May 12, 2009 7:44 pm

i will be voting no as well , for 2 reasons
with all the stuff going on with bikies these days the police would more than likely know about our ride already , this is a public forum and anything relating to bikes of anysort the police will be monitoring , so smile every one :lol: :lol:
secondly , as stated by Tex , we are only like minded riders going for a ride , no problem with that is there ???
thats all for me back on my box
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XSChop
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Post by XSChop » Tue May 12, 2009 8:01 pm

Hi Pommy,
No I didn't miss your earlier post and there's no need to shout.
Nothing is happening for months yet if at all.

I have outlined the plans for Moree a number of times eg
but had not mentioned the publicity aspect as it's still a long way off and we are only now getting round to discussing the issue here.

To address your questions :-

Q/. Have they asked if they can ride with us?
A/. Yes and I have indicated that I felt they would be welcome.
If that is not the feeling of the CA members then I can easily tell them not to.
Q/. Notified their local paper??? Who the hell are they to notify their local paper to let them know that CA are having a run?
A/. They have Offered to help us out in that respect. I can always tell them if we don't want publicity.
Q/. How many of them are CA members?
A/. None. Should they be ?
Q/. How many of them know anything about CA?
A/. Hardly any. Is that a problem ?
Q/. How many ride Chops?
A/. Probably none. Is that a problem ?

I am thinking there may be a misunderstanding here.
Moree Ulysses have assisted me with finding a very hospitable location and offered to cook us a meal for $5 a head.
Hey, if they want to meet us out of town and escort us in and out the next morning what's the problem with that ?

If however I am missing something and the general feeling is that this is NOT what we want I can easily tell them we don't want their help.
It's not about the Bling /:~)>
Well maybe a bit !

ShovelShane
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Post by ShovelShane » Tue May 12, 2009 8:33 pm

If this is a CA MEMBER ONLY run then I will sit back and shut up. Enjoy the ride fellas
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roach
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Post by roach » Tue May 12, 2009 8:38 pm

too much planning going into this ride as long as yous all know where the meeting point in S.A is then theres no need to hold hands all the way there
i ride alone always have done but thats just me
if you sit around worrying about everything youll go nowhere
cheers

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Post by sks » Tue May 12, 2009 8:40 pm

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Biggaz
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Post by Biggaz » Tue May 12, 2009 8:46 pm

from my experience over the many years of bike riding i have found if you break down the chances are the next bike to come along will stop to lend a hand which doesnt happen when you break down in a car ,bikers helping bikers its something to embrace ,whats the prob
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bendnstretch
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Post by bendnstretch » Tue May 12, 2009 9:04 pm

What happened to the easy ride?


Too much organisation, maybe.
Trees and bikes are alike...
You can CHOP EM!!

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Post by pommychopper » Tue May 12, 2009 9:25 pm

ShovelShane wrote:If this is a CA MEMBER ONLY run then I will sit back and shut up. Enjoy the ride fellas
It's not a CA member only run, however it is a run for anyone who has an interest in CA, who uses the CA forum, who's into Chops, or who owns a Chop.
My problem is that the first i hear of our run being hijacked by the Ulysees lot is on here.
Manners and common courtesy would have seen me getting a PM to ask if it would be ok for them to come along.
If they're not into the same things we are why do they want to come along and ride with us?
Is it just an excuse for them to ride through another town and wave at people??


:D

bendnstretch
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Post by bendnstretch » Tue May 12, 2009 9:28 pm

I thought that a no patch ride would be the go.


Don't the Ulysses wear a big patch on their back, if you invite them, then it would only be fair to invite other patch clubs for the ride.


:roll:
Trees and bikes are alike...
You can CHOP EM!!

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