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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Tonk, Oct 7, 2013.
you can have your forest fires
last time we had a major fire in NH that closed anything down was 1947, and that was caused by and old coal fired locomotive on a rail line that no longer exists
I was in Cali for the SBK Races @ Laguna in Sept.
I always take a day and ride up to Alices for a late breakfast on the Friday before the races. I have done this for almost 20 years, it's my tradition when I visit for the races. I was passed by a CHP moto doing over 90 coming into Santa Cruz.
Traffic started to be stop and go, and when it started to back up he LS with me behind him. We were cruising between 30-60 between the other vehicles.
Traffic cleared a bit and the CHP pulled into a lane, and when it congested again I passed him and he LS behind my wife and me for another 4-5 miles. He eventually split off. I felt safe the whole time and obviously the CHP didn't have any problems with how I was riding. I really would prefer Colorado adopt this practice, as it makes riding a bike efficient like it should be in stop and go traffic.
the real bummer about Angeles is that there is almost zero "allowed" dirt riding. there is a little but really not much
I just wish SOMEONE would, because I think once it starts and people see that it's not the end of civilization then other states will follow. Much like CO followed WA on Pot. You watch next year it'll be three more states, then four....
And like I said, it's gonna come from somewhere that reaches LA-like traffic. Once people are STOPPED on the freeway for a couple hours it's like 'who cares if they can go" instead of treating congestion like it's a race.
I think Oregon has a chance of passing splitting... but the hooligans in TX and FL are going to kill it there before it ever gets off the ground.
about that... I received a ticket about a week ago for doing 85 down the i5 from a CHP Motorrad rider. (heading to san diego from Carlsbad)
I saw the bike waaaay back there cruising along catching up behind me and (guessing over 1/4 mile behind... minimal traffic) when he hit the light I looked around for somebody he was pulling over, and realized there was nobody really around other than me. mentally I was wtf? are you kidding? guess I was actually doing 85 at some point... (go figure) but no more than 85 before I saw him as I was actually having a rather chill commute (no hurry no rush) and I saw him waaaaaay back there and eased off.
this whole experience weirds me out. (due to the fact I actually feel I would've never received the ticket if I were in one of my four wheeled vehicles.)
edit: I must add, the officer had the ultimate motorcycle cop mustache. I give him major street cred for that. I almost told him as much but figured discretion is key at times and he might take it wrong.
I guess the rule is really 'never stand out" the nail that stands proud gets hammered down. That is very odd though... I'd be very tempted to fight it, but probably more trouble than it's worth. Is that section of road speed limit 70?
"pretty sure" it's 65. then again... who pays attention to those speed sign things?
LOl, it's kinda weird that you are proving my point while also totally refuting it
dude was totally rocking the
Oh meow you dinnet!
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He musta just been told to up the quota