Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by Lee E » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 02:56:17


A couple of years ago a Safety Patrol was formed in our fair little hamlet of Woodbury, MN.  The goals of the patrol were public safety and to improve the image of snowmobilers in our fair community.  

Yesterday I witnessed the Safety Patrol in person, in action along Route 19 south of Bailey Road.  One of the members was jumping over the highway like his was Blair Morgan or some other Snowcross MXer who had just hit a mogul and was achieving major air time.  This was some display by our "Safety Patrol"

Later on down the trail I stopped at the local warming shack to relax and stretch my legs a bit.
The shack is located in a dip between two blind corners which go up hill.  This area should be approached with caution as visibility is limited and running wide in the corners, over the centerline is not a good thing through this bottleneck.  

Well what to my wondering eyes should appear;  but a "safety patrol rider" coming through the blind corners as fast as he possibly could on the ragged edge of controllability  and fishtailing out of sight using up the whole trail.   HMMMM!    Oh, and he wasn't in hot pursuit of any alleged perpetrator either.  He was leading two other sledders racing through this area.

I stood there for another 5 minutes and watched traffic go by.  But the safety patrol guy definitely had the hottest lap time.

Is the safety patrol in your area like this?  Hypocrites who put on a vest so they can drive on the ragged edge and not be held accountable for their actions?

 
 
 

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by Mike Johnsto » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 06:27:09

He might not be the example I like to see, and there are a lot of useless
ones out there.
But he's not just a snowmobiler that does NOTHING.

WHAT DO YOU DO FOR SNOWMOBILING?

I hope not just take take take.
You join the snow patrol and enlighten him.
Mike


A couple of years ago a Safety Patrol was formed in our fair little hamlet
of Woodbury, MN.  The goals of the patrol were public safety and to improve
the image of snowmobilers in our fair community.

Yesterday I witnessed the Safety Patrol in person, in action along Route 19
south of Bailey Road.  One of the members was jumping over the highway like
his was Blair Morgan or some other Snowcross MXer who had just hit a mogul
and was achieving major air time.  This was some display by our "Safety
Patrol"

Later on down the trail I stopped at the local warming shack to relax and
stretch my legs a bit.
The shack is located in a dip between two blind corners which go up hill.
This area should be approached with caution as visibility is limited and
running wide in the corners, over the centerline is not a good thing through
this bottleneck.

Well what to my wondering eyes should appear;  but a "safety patrol rider"
coming through the blind corners as fast as he possibly could on the ragged
edge of controllability  and fishtailing out of sight using up the whole
trail.   HMMMM!    Oh, and he wasn't in hot pursuit of any alleged
perpetrator either.  He was leading two other sledders racing through this
area.

I stood there for another 5 minutes and watched traffic go by.  But the
safety patrol guy definitely had the hottest lap time.

Is the safety patrol in your area like this?  Hypocrites who put on a vest
so they can drive on the ragged edge and not be held accountable for their
actions?

 
 
 

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by ACiesyns » Tue, 02 Jan 2001 14:04:47

Gee sounds like a Police dept to me. They get to paid to uphold the law but
they are the biggest lawbreakers around. This pisses me off a good ole boys
club does still exist.

 
 
 

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by Kcmeye » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 02:40:51

You got that right Al, cops are the biggest law beakers when it comes to
drinking and driving. I have a brother who is a cop and he said they go out and
do it all the time. Also driving 100 mph on the highway is also a hafta do as
there is a brotherhood that won't give another brother a ticket.
 
 
 

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by jake » Wed, 03 Jan 2001 05:12:23

or toss a boulder out in front of him, that would be enlightening


Quote:
> He might not be the example I like to see, and there are a lot of useless
> ones out there.
> But he's not just a snowmobiler that does NOTHING.

> WHAT DO YOU DO FOR SNOWMOBILING?

> I hope not just take take take.
> You join the snow patrol and enlighten him.
> Mike



> A couple of years ago a Safety Patrol was formed in our fair little hamlet
> of Woodbury, MN.  The goals of the patrol were public safety and to
improve
> the image of snowmobilers in our fair community.

> Yesterday I witnessed the Safety Patrol in person, in action along Route
19
> south of Bailey Road.  One of the members was jumping over the highway
like
> his was Blair Morgan or some other Snowcross MXer who had just hit a mogul
> and was achieving major air time.  This was some display by our "Safety
> Patrol"

> Later on down the trail I stopped at the local warming shack to relax and
> stretch my legs a bit.
> The shack is located in a dip between two blind corners which go up hill.
> This area should be approached with caution as visibility is limited and
> running wide in the corners, over the centerline is not a good thing
through
> this bottleneck.

> Well what to my wondering eyes should appear;  but a "safety patrol rider"
> coming through the blind corners as fast as he possibly could on the
ragged
> edge of controllability  and fishtailing out of sight using up the whole
> trail.   HMMMM!    Oh, and he wasn't in hot pursuit of any alleged
> perpetrator either.  He was leading two other sledders racing through this
> area.

> I stood there for another 5 minutes and watched traffic go by.  But the
> safety patrol guy definitely had the hottest lap time.

> Is the safety patrol in your area like this?  Hypocrites who put on a vest
> so they can drive on the ragged edge and not be held accountable for their
> actions?

 
 
 

Safety Patrol? / Woodbury, MN

Post by Hiofice » Sat, 06 Jan 2001 09:16:14

Mr. Johnston,

Why is it that every time somebody makes a negative comment about a safety patrol other patrol members always jump in there and say. >>> WHAT DO YOU DO FOR SNOWMOBILING?

Quote:
>>> But he's not just a snowmobiler that does NOTHING. <<<<

Just what we need (more crooked cops and wannabe cops with notebooks and cell phones)

Are you psychic? Or just presumptuous?

I don't know about the author but, I am paying taxes, registration fees, and trying to stay alive, having fun and not make the trails unsafe like a rogue patrol person. Funny you didn't ask the guy for a political contribution, rather than condemning the actions of a person who needs a talking to about safety.

You sound like a politically correct average Minnesotan with an opinion about everything who never keeps it to himself.  and that's my 2 cents worth. But then again I could be wrong.


Quote:
> He might not be the example I like to see, and there are a lot of useless
> ones out there.
> But he's not just a snowmobiler that does NOTHING.

> WHAT DO YOU DO FOR SNOWMOBILING?

> I hope not just take take take.
> You join the snow patrol and enlighten him.
> Mike



> A couple of years ago a Safety Patrol was formed in our fair little hamlet
> of Woodbury, MN.  The goals of the patrol were public safety and to
improve
> the image of snowmobilers in our fair community.

> Yesterday I witnessed the Safety Patrol in person, in action along Route
19
> south of Bailey Road.  One of the members was jumping over the highway
like
> his was Blair Morgan or some other Snowcross MXer who had just hit a mogul
> and was achieving major air time.  This was some display by our "Safety
> Patrol"

> Later on down the trail I stopped at the local warming shack to relax and
> stretch my legs a bit.
> The shack is located in a dip between two blind corners which go up hill.
> This area should be approached with caution as visibility is limited and
> running wide in the corners, over the centerline is not a good thing
through
> this bottleneck.

> Well what to my wondering eyes should appear;  but a "safety patrol rider"
> coming through the blind corners as fast as he possibly could on the
ragged
> edge of controllability  and fishtailing out of sight using up the whole
> trail.   HMMMM!    Oh, and he wasn't in hot pursuit of any alleged
> perpetrator either.  He was leading two other sledders racing through this
> area.

> I stood there for another 5 minutes and watched traffic go by.  But the
> safety patrol guy definitely had the hottest lap time.

> Is the safety patrol in your area like this?  Hypocrites who put on a vest
> so they can drive on the ragged edge and not be held accountable for their
> actions?