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Motorcycle chase in Paris

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  1. Richard230

    Richard230 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I wish it was translated, just to know exactly what's going on.

    Ged
     
  3. Andy Griffiths

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    Man in Santa suit riding round Paris, sees woman knock over pedestrian, tries to stop her, she makes determined effort to flee . He eventually sees police and gets their attention. They arrest her like she is a terrorist, man follows police to police station on a blu light run....:)
     
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    As a retired copper I find it both funny, frightening and remarkable. So much of that wouldn't happen in the UK, not today. Police motorcyclists are basically not allowed to pursue as it's far too risky. Putting life and limb at stake for someone who hasn't got a licence or insurance is daft. A member of the public doing it, well....... Caught up in the moment and good intentions (I've also chased down a driver who knocked a motorcyclist off, while I was off duty on my R100RS).

    Peter
     
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    I was thinking more about what he was gesticulating while riding to be clearer.

    :)

    Ged
     
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    Arrete toi - stop you . Cant make out the rest - soz:)
     
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    Santa suits - a new line in PPE?
     
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    Not all heroes wear capes... :)
     
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    OK, the guy with the scarf is what "gets" me. Did that really help keep him warmer? Just a scarf?
     
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    In France what keeps you warm is one thing, what is chic is another far more important thing. Viva La France!
     
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    But, the beer is soooooo bad.:)
     
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    American beer-beer? It's urine the way urine was meant to be..........

    You haven't eaten well until you've eaten oysters in Brittany
     
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    I know this well. I lived most of my life in Plymouth and Brittany was a very short drive away.

    But my home town is the Oyster capital of the UK too.
     
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    Perhaps the hit and run driver kept running on the basis that being chased by Santa on a motorbike is not quite a normal everyday activity.........
     
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    Santa rides up and informs the cops and doesn't get arrested. In California, the cops think that Santa is on something...busts Santa... hit and run driver gets away.
     
  17. Richard230

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    That is because our cops always go for the easy catch and don't want to be involved in any dangerous chases.
     
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    Now thats an interesting winter's evening debate;).
    I used to love France, but now not so sure. The laissez faire approach to motorcycles making ..er..progress.. and generally warm welcome was a joy in the 1980s, - even the little kids would give the you the 'V' victory sign after the bike protests in Paris about 1985. But now the French police have gone all ticket happy, and appear to have adopted a completely opposite approach where they actually target the ferry traffic near the ports. Now, I know that this is partly caused by the doombrains who viewed 150mph across Northern France as a right, but it has tainted my love of French riding a touchy s you are now on alert whereas it was previously very relaxing to maintain an enjoyable pace across their incredible D roads and never go near the autoroute . Also, on a different topic, the ski resorts used to be 'the best' but now the lifts and pisting is just second rate compared to Austria. And, as for their approach to the Breit negotiations, don't get me started o_O. Having said that the scenery is excellent, the wealth of history amazing and the climate bloody excellent
     
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    I find northern France quite bland, I usually head straight into Belgium ( which is slightly less bland)

    Luxembourg and Germany then Switzerland, great roads and less speeding tickets, great scenery.

    Who needs France :)

    Ged
     
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    :eek:
     

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