CAR 54, ADAM 12 … WHERE ARE YOU?

Some of you reading this will remember the television comedy series “Car 54, Where Are You?” … if you are old enough that is. Car 54, Where Are You?, was an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 1961 to April 1963, is the story of two New York City police officers based in the fictional 53rd precinct in The Bronx. Car 54 was their patrol car. Later “Adam 12” came along. It was no comedy. What does this have to do with tadpole trikes you ask? Absolutely nothing. Those two TV shows just pop into my head when I think about riding on trails and not seeing police patrolling the trails. I can understand why not. Our local trails are not busy enough to warrant and justify the cost. We do have a few police officers riding bicycles in town and on rare occasion they make an appearance on our trails … mostly near downtown. Some localities use horse mounted police to patrol trails.

Sorry, I could not help myself. I really like that picture. Somebody did a really good job of photo editing. One of my pet peeves is dealing with people who don’t obey the trail rules. They know they can and will get away with doing so. It is just like every Autumn home owners rake and blow their fallen leaves out into the streets. They know it is against the law but they also know that they will get away with it. To my way of thinking it would be an excellent opportunity and way of bringing income into the city’s coffer. Yep, just write tickets for violation of the law with a healthy fine to pay. Give the home owner 48 hours to remove the leaves from the street. If they fail to do so add an additional fine of several times as much as the original fine. For repeat offenders increase the original fine by at least twice as much. Changes, needed changes, could happen … could be accomplished …  if some effort was made. It is not likely to happen , but I tell ya … if I were in charge things would be different! 😉

Seriously,  I do wish something would be done to enforce the trail rules. But many people are rebellious and will do whatever they can get away with. That is just a fact of life and it is only getting worse. And it is exactly the way God’s Holy Word (the Bible) tells us it is going to be as we approach the very end of this age we are living in. See 2 Timothy 3:1-4.

Obviously without any enforcement of the trail rules we will just have to deal with the situation and accept that it is going to be this way. I call out Car 54, where are you … but I get no answer. Oh well, I will do my best to …

ENJOY THE RIDE!

I hope you do too.

A FREE GIFT awaits you!

TRAIL RULES EXIST FOR GOOD REASON

There is not a day go by when I am out riding that I don’t deal with trail users who refuse to obey the trail rules. And many times what results is near accidents. It is a good thing I stay alert. Otherwise I would have been involved in several accidents over the years. Just today I was riding along a trail and coming onto a boardwalk where a gal was walking on the wrong side of the trail.  We were in a curve and so we didn’t see each other until we were quite close to each other. I obey the trail rules so I was riding on the far right side of my lane … right where she was at. I saw her just in time to brake hard and move over toward the middle of the trail to avoid hitting her. I said to her that she was on the wrong side of the trail which I am sure she could care less about. She needs to be thankful I saw her in time to take action to avoid hitting her as I am pretty sure that would not make her day. No doubt she didn’t learn a thing and will continue her dumb irresponsible behavior out there. Yes, the rules exist for good reason and everybody should obey them. It will help us all to be safe out there.

FREE GIFT awaits you!