I was bad

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by hart, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    The OP kept going when they tried to pull him over (although he didn't do it on purpose). That elevates the traffic stop to a higher level. The cop showed restraint by not forcing him to lay on his face with a knee to the back of the neck. I suspect the yelling and whatnot was left over from the adrenaline rush that was still fading after he realized the misunderstanding.
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  3. scootrboi

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    I got stopped for failing to change lanes on I-95 in Mass. At the time I was baffled at the anger he expressed. I was going 55 in the right lane driving a small reefer, his car was behind a row of barrels with the flashing lights on top. I thought the signs which said Change Lanes or Slow Down were offering me a choice. There was no one around me and he wanted me a lane away. I think he was in his car. $100.
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  4. hart

    hart Been here awhile

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    Yes I was bad but I did not ride badly. I was not driving 100 mph just faster than the other cars, which is how I usually ride, I want things to roll out in front of me not come from behind. This raises a question tho and I wonder how most bikers from the ADV rider crowd deal. I know how the Harley guys do it... Here it is.....
    Speeding----
    Passing --- Double yellow and on the right..
    Lane splitting in traffic--

    I admit that I speed regularly, and that if im on some two lane road following a slowpoke or two I pass when its safe, even on double yellow,and when the traffic slows to a crawl I lane split. Most cage drivers seem to understand and are ok with it. There are exceptions who bust balls or get insulted or block you, but more often than not they are civil. So where are you folks at with this, I know one response called me a braggert etc but that was not my intention in sharing the story, just thought it would be illuminating especially the part about being nice no matter what. I totally respect what PO's do out there, without them it would not be a safe world for most of us, even tho Ive run into some true "dick" cops, they are the exception. I don't forget that Im white and a grey head and understand that people of color have a whole different experience in their interactions with law enforcement and that's not OK but it is the reality today.. Stereotypes are too easy..Im sure if I was a black guy riding like that I would have ended up in jail with a much more serious outcome so my guy let me off cheap except he scared the shit outta me.
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  5. k-moe

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    Better safe than dead. :deal

    Scared isn't dead.
    Crying isn't dead.


    Did the National Guardsmen patroling airports with M-16s after 9/11 freak you out too?
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  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    No, because the guardsmen knew it was a sham for the cameras.

    The first part of your response was stupid and you know it.
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  7. k-moe

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    How's this answer then. My wife, having been pulled over by an officer, who approached with his sidearm unholstered, did not in fact cry. Neither did my son. I'm fine with you not liking things that you don't like, but not liking them won't make them go away.
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  8. xymotic

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    I've been pulled over a couple times by cops that were VERY amped up because THEY thought we were in a high speed chase. And yet, never had a gun drawn.

    Once I was stopped because I fit the description of a possible armed robber, and they stopped me just to check me out. they kept their distance and DIRECTED me to get out of the car, but still never actually pointed a weapon at me.

    So yeah, I also find it very disturbing that a guy would pull someone over with a gun drawn.
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  9. NYTrainer

    NYTrainer Been here awhile

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    "Stupid is as stupid does".

    Being polite AND grey hair go along way whenever I have been pulled over, but it has never been for anything like this.
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  10. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    "Un holstered" and "screaming and taking aim" are exactly the same.

    Kind of like how three mile island and a microwave are exactly the same.

    Oops, I was supposed to continue your game of downplaying situations of stress and generalize things instead of making the absurdity even more obvious.
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  11. revrandy

    revrandy The Riding Rev.

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    In Ontario it is okay to have a flashing blue light (snow removal), or a flashing green light (volunteer firefighter), but not a flashing red on its own. Police have blue and red, so I am guessing that can't have red even in conjunction with another colour.

    We also have flashing purple lights for funerals. I have one that I mount on my motorcycle for when I lead funeral processions. People love seeing the bike with the flashing light, followed by the hearse. They do a double take. :D
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  12. k-moe

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    Speaking of obvious.
    It seems you are thinking about an entirely different situation than I am. I'm thinking about the one the OP posted.
    In your scenario I would be very upset (maybe even piss myself), and would file a complaint afterward.
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