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"Sitdown" Steve Jones thought it would be cool to try riding a wheelie with the front section of his motorcycle removed. On the highway. For a few miles.

The 2013 Ride of the Century was marked by a huge police presence. The below video is lengthy, but the first few minutes document the heavy police checkpoints at the official ride's starting point.

Those checkpoints, however, were merely inconveniences to the hundreds of riders waiting to start the group ride. The previous day a group of riders staying at a Red Roof Inn had their bikes impounded after police claimed they had seen the bikers pulling stunts and speeding down a highway.

See Also: Ride of The Century Fatalities, Arrests: Michael Evans Clips Cop Car, Crashes, Police Say

According to "Sitdown" Steve Jones, the 2011 Ride of the Century was the first time he had seen the police come out with a concerted effort to stop riders from stunting on the highway. However, the police's first efforts did little except create the opportunity for the riders to record themselves leaving the officers in the dust.

Follow Daniel Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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