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Saturday, May 5, 2007

News from the North: Cops on Bikes

Up North in Kingston, Ontario, the police really know how to keep up on bikes. Plus, they know their "suspicious activities" from what.

Police said they stopped a cyclist after he rode by them without lights and tried to shield his face around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

When officers stopped him, they noticed the bike was an expensive model and decided to check the serial number.

OK, two things: Dude, don't try to "shield your face" when you pass the police, it sorta makes you look, um, suspicious.

Second: Even the cops are cool in Canada, and hip to the latest models.

Have you ever seen a bike cop in the US who wasn't riding some piece of crap mid-80s Canondale, wearing like orthopedic referee shoes, and looking like you could outsprint him within half a city block?