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    I seem to have vague memories of that as well.(I also remember the Skyride at Lakeland failing and stranding folks during a storm and that was when I was 3)The last time I remember a tag on any bikes was in the 70s though.I don't know if it was stopped by the late Mayor Chandler or if it just faded away from lack of interest.
    Anyway,nobody's ever flagged down because I haven't got a tag on my bike.
    I was also famous around Paducah Ky because I'd ride anywhere anytime and even responded to the station for calls on mine.More often than not,I'd beat most of the responders to the station and would have the doors open and rig started up and warming by the time the officers arrived.They'd all be jacked up on adrenaline and I'd be in back napping because I'd burned mine off jst getting to the station.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    When I was growing up in Memphis back in the ......... well let's say quite a few years ago, the city had a onetime bicycle license.

    I think it was .50 cents for the tag and you took the bike to a local police precinct and they installed the plate about 4'" X 2" under the seat where the rear folks came up to the main post.


    They probably got away from that now or if it's still in operation it is a decal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyMarshal View Post
    Bingo!

    What's next? A permit to walk on public sidewalks?
    SHUT THE F*** UP! Don't give them the idea,man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    I seem to have vague memories of that as well.(I also remember the Skyride at Lakeland failing and stranding folks during a storm and that was when I was 3)The last time I remember a tag on any bikes was in the 70s though.I don't know if it was stopped by the late Mayor Chandler or if it just faded away from lack of interest.
    Anyway,nobody's ever flagged down because I haven't got a tag on my bike.
    I was also famous around Paducah Ky because I'd ride anywhere anytime and even responded to the station for calls on mine.More often than not,I'd beat most of the responders to the station and would have the doors open and rig started up and warming by the time the officers arrived.They'd all be jacked up on adrenaline and I'd be in back napping because I'd burned mine off jst getting to the station.

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    WEll, for those that are condemning this, just remember, bicycle enthusiasts sure do insist on being treated as though they're on a vehicle that deserves equal share of the road, that is, until they have to pay to use it. If they want to be treated like a legal vehicle, then they should be registered as a vehicle. In the state of Georgia a bicycle is considered a vehicle, though not required to be registered. But hand signals are still expected to be used on the road. All I ever here out of bicyclists is how they want to be treated equally on the road, well, fine by me. Register your bike and ominus dominus, you're a legit vehicle. That's just my $0.02 worth.

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    I hear all of you that hate the snobby adult bike folks... I guess.

    But remember, this was all bicycles, even my daughter's Dora the Explorer Bicycle.

    Stupid.

    FYI, this crazy politician has since retracted this legislation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Lakeland was a field when I live down there. The fairgounds was the place, with the Pippin!!
    Lakeland's incorporated and you can't find a place for less than $90K,the Zippin Pippin's been sold to Oshkosh Wisconsin and they jackhammered the Fairgrounds last year to put in a parking lot for tailgating Tiger football fans on game day at the Liberty Bowl.
    The Mid South Fair is held in Desoto County,Mississippi and another fair is held out at the Agricenter which is across Walnut Grove Rd from the old Penal Farm,which itself is now a natural park.
    You oughta move closer to town so you can hear the news.

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    Glad that he did.I could just see some badge heavy cop pulling your daughter over and the consequences that would follow.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I hear all of you that hate the snobby adult bike folks... I guess.

    But remember, this was all bicycles, even my daughter's Dora the Explorer Bicycle.

    Stupid.

    FYI, this crazy politician has since retracted this legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I hear all of you that hate the snobby adult bike folks... I guess.

    But remember, this was all bicycles, even my daughter's Dora the Explorer Bicycle.

    Stupid.

    FYI, this crazy politician has since retracted this legislation.
    A true of the extreme lack of common sense of politicians....
    Though I am not truly a bike snob, but as an avid snowmobiler, bicyclists have done a wonderful job in banning sleds from trails the vary trails they lobbied to get, develop and maintain. So while these yuppies sit home, the trails sit idle all winter long, while the bars and restaurants that depended on the snowmobilers slowly go broke. /rant off. Sorry....
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    Well,in every state I've lived in,bicycles DO have to follow the same rules of the road,which I usually do.
    I grew up learning that where there is no sidewalk,you ride(and walk) against traffic so that you can see the cars with drivers who aren't watching out for you.
    In this day of cell phones,texting while driving,eating those 99 cent heart attack meals and other tasks "more important" than safely operating a 3,000+lb motor vehicle,this is a smart tactic for me because it lets me see the idjits who are too impressed with themselves to realize that I can't go any farther off road than I already have.
    It my just be a $65 wally world special but I don't like riding into ditches to avoid a collision.That sudden stop at the bottom ain't much fun.

    Quote Originally Posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
    WEll, for those that are condemning this, just remember, bicycle enthusiasts sure do insist on being treated as though they're on a vehicle that deserves equal share of the road, that is, until they have to pay to use it. If they want to be treated like a legal vehicle, then they should be registered as a vehicle. In the state of Georgia a bicycle is considered a vehicle, though not required to be registered. But hand signals are still expected to be used on the road. All I ever here out of bicyclists is how they want to be treated equally on the road, well, fine by me. Register your bike and ominus dominus, you're a legit vehicle. That's just my $0.02 worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum View Post
    A true of the extreme lack of common sense of politicians....
    Though I am not truly a bike snob, but as an avid snowmobiler, bicyclists have done a wonderful job in banning sleds from trails the vary trails they lobbied to get, develop and maintain. So while these yuppies sit home, the trails sit idle all winter long, while the bars and restaurants that depended on the snowmobilers slowly go broke. /rant off. Sorry....
    The yuppies sit home. True bicyclists will break out the cross-country skis

    And I've almost been hit by snowmobiles while skiing.. many times. There is a very valid reason separate trails should be set aside for motorized and manual activities.

    And most snowmobiliers I know.. trail or no trail the Bars aint losing any business.
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    Some snowmachiners/motorcyclists/jetskiers et cetera,et cetera et cetera have more horsepower than they do sense.They get going faster than conditions dictate because "It's fun to go fast".

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    The yuppies sit home. True bicyclists will break out the cross-country skis

    And I've almost been hit by snowmobiles while skiing.. many times. There is a very valid reason separate trails should be set aside for motorized and manual activities.

    And most snowmobiliers I know.. trail or no trail the Bars aint losing any business.

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