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Police Academy driving

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    We get out to the track, all 100 yards by 300 yards. The track is wet and we start off in the slalom course in a '95 Caprice. 4 runs, 38 mph top speed. Couldn't get any take off due to the wet surface. Then go off into high speed cornering, brakes suck but doing pretty good. Then it's time for the final event of the day, I'm in hot pursuit. Of course we are put at a disadvantage since the instructors are running the newer Caprices while we get to chase in the older, square box ones. The course is a figure 8. Well, I'm holding my own, the guy I'm chasing gets me turned around a couple of times and chases me where I have to back up at high speed, no biggy. There are two cones in the center, real tight. I have this guy behind me, I've got a real bad push on the front end so I try to dirt track it, I've got the pedal through the floorboard trying to get the back end to slide around, the darn thing won't break traction for me. I finally get back behind the guy and get back into the turns. Hit the turn, on the brakes, about a third of the way through the turn, I'm on the gas hard since the car won't turn and I still can't get the *&&%% to slide around. Oh well, then I got to ride in the chase car next. New driver, happen to know the guy, drink beer with him on occassion. We exchange pleasantries, and I see that one of our more show than go types is going to be chasing. I say to the driver, "Frick this guy's day." About two minutes into it, we get turned around and start chasing him. Homer tries a high speed reverse 180, does good, but takes out about 4 cones in the process. Ah yes, a good day.

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  2. delta9blazer

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    hey, you guys need a long-hair that can drive over there? add a little realism to the chases, and then you can practice the rodney king thing?
    man, i'd like to have coppers chasin me (in a controlled environment) to see if i could get away. radio and training are a nice challenge. i ran a few times when i was younger, on my ninja. not all the time, just when i knew he didn't see my plates, and i had a fast run to a few sharp turns where i could lose 'em. then i'd park the bike, and walk away.
    what a freakin adrenaline rush.

    oh, and this is not an endorsement for evading an officer, kids. pull over to the right, and keep your hands in sight, your movements slow.

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  3. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    As much fun as it sounds, it wasn't all that fun. The course was too short and the chase only lasted about 5 minutes. I would really love to go toe to toe with these guys. Give me the same equipment and let the skills do the talking. The problems I had with this course other than the one instructor whining about "training time" then bringing his kids out and letting them drive county cars on our time, is that you must follow the car everywhere and you can't break out the hotshot moves. Got that from my buddy who got to go on Saturday, he's like me, "go all out." He told us he started breaking out the Magnum PI 180 high speed reverse, but the instructor ixnayed that idea real fast. The one whiny instructor, I'm sure I could take him, even though he has good straight away speed, he was rough in the corners. The other instructor though, he was smooth and fast. If you ever want to see a reverse 180 at speed done smooth as silk, this is the guy.

    I never had the equipment when I was in high school to run from the cops, but I did do it on foot one time, does that count?

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    I know how you feel Bubba. Our track is about 3/8 of a mile square. We got to go all out. Wyoming LEA has a "skid car" with outriggers and go-cart tires on the ends that lifts the car with hydraulics car to simulate under/over steer and icy/wet conditions.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/>http://www.moabdadc22.alloffroad.com/</a>Real four wheelers don't need tools to remove body panels, paint, tail lights..etc.
     
  5. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Well, it wasn't too hard to get some understeer in those big Caprices. [​IMG] After I get hired, hopefully I can fanagle the EVOC course in San Bernadino.

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