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Thread: Secret Service Stopping Bicyclists on Beach Drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    I didn't realize the "speed limit" is the same both minimum and maximum. But the SS knows all.
    You should see their definition for "Escort" duty.

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    I so want a ticket for "Failure to exceed posted maximum speed".

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    Please let WABA know about this, it's an "active" point of frustration - and try to get the officer's badge number or name, too, if possible.

    On multiple occasions my team has been pulled over en masse on RCP, and told to get on the bike trail. We've dutifully complied, but have later received confirmation from NPS through WABA that we, in fact, were not breaking any law.

    There seems to be a significant amount of misinformation circulating through the various metro area law enforcement agencies with regards to cyclists and the RCP.

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    It's probably a little murkier for the Parkway, but the original poster said Beach Drive (though they may have meant RCP). There's no question about Beach Drive being legal for cyclists at any speed.

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    The interwebs confirm cycling on RCP is legal. http://dcist.com/2013/06/glover_park...nder_about.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Smith View Post
    I so want a ticket for "Failure to exceed posted maximum speed".
    I think I would frame that... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Smith View Post
    I so want a ticket for "Failure to exceed posted maximum speed".
    There are hinder traffic flow tickets in some jurisdictions which some have argued are that. Usually reserved for those doing 65 in the left most lane on a multilane highway.

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    Also remember not to consider the classic Secret Service and the Secret Service Police, known as the US Secret Service Uniformed Division, as the same thing. There are a lot of differences and rivalry between those two. Rivalry may be too weak of an adjective, it is full on contempt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    Also remember not to consider the classic Secret Service and the Secret Service Police, known as the US Secret Service Uniformed Division, as the same thing. There are a lot of differences and rivalry between those two. Rivalry may be too weak of an adjective, it is full on contempt.
    Yeah, I'd probably be mad too if I had to work night shifts in the cold while the other guys had orgies in tropical hotels.

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    Have badge, will travel (and kinda know what I'm doing, but not entirely. That's what the gun is for)

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