These are cone patterns used by Motor Units and Officers to keep up and improve their riding skills.
Though it seems like a giant
It’s really quite small.
And actually quite harmless
But feared by us all.
No matter how long you’ve ridden
Or how good you think you are,
“The Cone” will let you know
Before you’ve ridden very far.
“The Cone” is the master
It makes you turn when you can’t,
You’ll cut corners and lean
And hang on by the seat of your pants.
“The Cone” pushes you as it guides you
Through each and every turn.
And just when you think you’ve beat it,
You crash and burn.
As you clear the last cone pattern
And your nerves are completely shot,
What you thought was a clean run
Turns out was not!
“The Cone” you hear laughing
As it lays on the ground.
It screams at you saying’
“See ya next year clown, I’ll be around!”
By Lt. Stan Kittrell
Hattiesburg, MS Police Depart