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    I got harassed by a cop today

    I went into town (Sequim, Wa.) today. I went to my bank and then the Goodwill store to see if they had some books for me to read, they didn't.
    So I headed home. I had forgotten to recharge my mobility scooter over night. I therefore by this time was concerned about getting home. FWIW I almost made it.
    Anyway I'm riding the shoulder (no curb or sidewalk) of the main drag west through town as it is the least steep and shortest way home when one of Sequims finest hits his siren. I stop and he tells me to get off the shoulder of the road and onto a path. I said "No". He did not like that. I explained why and he then stopped traffic so I could get across the road to a driveway to Home Depot so I could cut the corner so to speak. I had to go up about 10 steep feet in elevation to get into the parking lot.
    I eventually got onto River Road that goes up another 20 feet to the onramp to US 101 to head home.
    By this time I am going a couple of hundred yards then stopping to rest the scooter to let the batteries self recharge enough to go another couple of hundred yards. I eventually got home and as I am trying to go up the wheelchair ramp to my front door the scooter completely dies, I mean it just won't move, not enough in the batteries to open the parking brake.
    Anyway I ran the charging cable out to the scooter and plugged it in. Soon I will go out and bring it into my living room and finish charging it.

    Oh, the reason I am using this particular scooter (my smallest) is because my largest scooter has a bent frame ($2000 for a new frame) and almost drags it on the ground and my medium sized scooter has an axle bearing ($1400+) worn egg shaped and squeals loud enough that it can be heard loudly from one side of a large Walmart to the other and probably back.
    I can't get a new bearing and will have to replace the complete axle assembly according to the importers

    Ok, I just brought it in and it's back on the charger.

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    So what was the cop's problem? Are scooters like bicycles where they have road rights?
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    It would have been nice if he offered a ride home or took your chair to the closest outlet. Sigh........
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    They are legally the equivalent to a pedestrian in Washington state except that I don't have to face the traffic like I would if I was actually walking.
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    Glad you made it home safely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstring View Post
    It would have been nice if he offered a ride home or took your chair to the closest outlet. Sigh........
    Now there's a thought or 2.

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    Being older really sucks at times, doesn't it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyh View Post
    Being older really sucks at times, doesn't it.
    If I had known I was going to live this long I'd would have taken better care of myself.
    And in answer to the question, YES IT DOES.

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    Officer gave you an order and you said NO ? Comply First and ask to explain !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARINEDIVISIONTWO View Post
    Officer gave you an order and you said NO ? Comply First and ask to explain !


    I'm guessing he's not black OR Antifa. The mayor would fire 'em all if they messed with him, then.
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