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An Afternoon ride today Xmas.

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I just went out for a ride with the new airfilter installed. I just can't believe how much I'm in love with this bike!!! I have sooo much fun on it. I can't stop the big ass smile on my face. I feel the bike just pulls from 3kRPM and doesn't quit at all. It's nice and strong from 5.5K to 7k right where I like to be exiting corners. I feel like the more mods made the more linear the torque curve is. This bike is great.

I went out for a quick ride since the sun was out my woman and the kids went to her parents home. I took the mille out. I wanted to hit some twisties, but didn't want to go all far to get to them so I went to a nearby spot, Green Valley. I Enjoyed most of my afternoon until I headed home.

On my way home I saw a WaSP. I slowed down and followed him. He pulled over to help a stranded motorist. I thought I was in the clear and WOT for about a mile and a half to the next exit. I take it and turned right. I stopped at the light and looked in my hideously unuseful mirror and saw a marked WaSP behind me. Damn!!!!

Where did he come from??? The light turns green I go and I see he turned on his lights too.

Damn it!!!

I pull into a private parking lot.

He asks the usual question, "do you know how fast you were going?"

I reply, "I honestly do not know. I was not looking."

He replayed what happened prior to me taking the exit off Hwy 16.

I nod convincingly thinking to myself that sounds about right. Where the hell were you!!! I didn't see you behind me.

He says, "you should be careful. You don't want to die on Christmas? I don't want to give a ticket on Christmas."

"I don't want one," I say to him.

He asks for license and registration.

Damn! Damn! Damn!

This has to ruin my Xmas. He's going to see I was just arrested for Reckless driving and see that I'm on probation and that I'm required to carry insurance. I give him the registration and pull out my wallet to grab my license. He sees the picture of my 2 boys.

He says, "oh you're a family man. You really out to be here for your kids."

"That's what I'm trying to do. I'm on my way home." I reply

I give him my license and he walks to his car and says, "I really don't want to write a ticket on Christmas."

I take all my gear off and try to hide my radar detector, cause our WaSPs don't like Radars even though it's legal.

He's in his squad car for awhile. A lot less than I'm used to. Normally when I get pulled over. The state patrol is in his car for a good 15min. This stater, trooper A.J. Fox, was in his car for about 2 min. I hear the door open and close. I don't look up until he's right near me. I look and he's holding my license and registration.

Thank you!

Thank you!

He looks at my bike and tells me, "I know you're not going to listen to me when I say slow down. You really should get insurance. Do you have insurance on the bike?"

I say to him, "not right now." All the while thinking. I have a reckless on my driving record from May. I have to wait 3 years to get a descent insurance rate.

The troopers says, "I know it's not require yet, but you should get it soon to take care of yourself and your bike."

He tells me a story about the 6 people this year that he was called to regarding motorcycle accidents. 5 of which was speed related and one where a car side swiped the motorcyclist. One of the speeders had his leg cut off hitting a wooden post from a sign.

He gives my stuff back and before he goes I extend my hand to shake his. I thanked him for not writing me a ticket. I certainly appreciate the talk and definitely the warning. I hurried home!

Thanks Trooper Fox.
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Damn Dom,
what a story I am glad he was on of the nice WSP
Yeah he was a cool brotha!

If it was someone with a crew cut

I'd been screwed!

I don't know where the hell the guy ever was. Never seen him.

I hope you all had a good Christmas! financing this bike DOM? if not..I understand not having insurance...f did you get out of it?
It's paid for:rolleyes
Dvus3000 said:
It's paid for:rolleyes
bastard :rant
DOM you SQUID!! Stop playing on the freeway.:redflip :nanana :nanana :nanana
your one lucky bastard..remember what happened to me about the 150 plus pop..... I don't speedon the street any more:eek
Wow you are a lucky bastard.........Playing on the freeway?
you better believe it! Thats it no more playing aroun that area too many incidents
Newbie750 said:
bastard :rant
don't hate the player! hate the game!:D
Dvus3000 said:
If it was someone with a crew cut

I'd been screwed!
You speak the truth. Heh.
?what you talking about? Track day in Spokane
I'm down for more and more track days for the new year.
JCoulter said:
I am not sure when the first one is... but it is certainly worth the 100 bucks. Best money I have ever spent!!

Local track day schedules here:

See ya there!!
Its so hard not to play in the streets. I have yet to get pulled over on my r1 but In the back of my head I alway's think if I am about to get pulled over and it looks good to run I would probably do it. what happens if you get caught eluding an officer?
where is that place you were riding some twisties?
Eluding is a class C felony. You go to jail, directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200. I believe it's a minimum 18 months and max 5 years, plus fines, loss of license, etc.

Reckless is a misdemeanor. 30 days mandatory license suspension. Max one year jail and $5000 fine, though jail time and that big of fine are rare for reckless. Usually $500-1000 fine and of course the 30 day license suspension.

A lawyer may be able to get you out of a reckless, or probabtion or possibly a deferral. Not likely you will get out of a felony eluding.

So if you're gonna run, you better be damn sure you get away, or you are REALLY fucked. :shake
thanks for the inlightment. I think I'll just pull over.
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