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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Emergency crews in Mexico City showcasing Stroms

Quick response emergency crews in Mexico City are riding Wee's

El Universal - DF - Al atender emergencias, el tráfico no los detiene



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Google translation here.

It doesn't seem to mention Stroms though... the pic is the only clue I see.

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Paramedic 22 years of service 7 on his bike! they use his service due the immense traffic in DF he arrive first and stabilize the patience until the ambulance arrive!

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tip the DF of mexico from last census had 33million people only the capital imagine that traffic


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When a local expressway was due for construction, Northfield, IL set two fire department paramedics to Northeastern Illinois University for MSF rider training. I was one of the instructors. One was an experienced motorcyclist and the other had never ridden before. The former was a fine rider and an ever better student and the latter was average. They got extra time doing some off road training as well as some time on their Kawasaki 400 EMT bike.

I hoped the first guy continued the second guy's education after the class was finished. Can you imagine just completing an MSF basic rider course as your only motorcycle experience and be expected to ride a street bike with luggage full of emergency equipment through stalled traffic and possibly off road to tend to injured people?

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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I was a former paramedic many years ago. I believe that the large Ambulance Service in London was the first to put paramedics on motorcycles a few decades back. I went to a lecture by one of their paramedics and was truly impressed by all the gear they could carry. If I recall correctly, they were riding BMWs with a top case and side cases. Their specialty was threading through the traffic and narrow streets of London when the ambulances were hopelessly stuck in traffic. They had some really impressive response times.

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The Northfield pair was trained in 1979 or 1980. It was the first time I ever heard of paramedics on motorcycles.

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s
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Austin now has EMS motorcycles. I remember seeing one downtown last year.

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Insurance assessors and the media use bikes too.

Unless you've lived in NYC or London you cannot even imagine the congestion in DF.

Crossing the city at rush hour(s) can take 4hrs+

I live south of the city. My home to the airport is 35 miles according to Google. That's 2 hours minimum and sometimes 3 and I only have to go a quarter of the way around the city ring road. I've missed a couple of flights due to the unpredictability of the place.

I've only ridden up there once in rush hour. The heavy traffic is a lane-splitting dream, but when it thins out a bit it's every man for himself. It's the reason I fitted my Stebel horn!


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