Motorcycle Insights got his first ticket on a Motorcycle.
Yes, I got a ticket and I’m glad it wasn’t for what I was doing 20 minutes earlier, 15 miles away, in the middle of nowhere.
A cop was traveling in the opposite direction as I was heading back from my ride to Mt St Helens. As I passed him, he instantly turned around and pulled me over almost as if he was expecting me. At the time I had my GoPro camera mounted to the tank of my motorcycle/VFR. As the officer approached I instantly covered the GoPro because I had recorded the previous events/ride to the back of Mt St Helens.
He pulled me over for 10 miles over the speed limit, 65 in a 55.
I was frustrated but I readily admit – I wasn’t 100% percent innocent – as I was rolling back the throttle hard 20 minutes earlier. But still, everyone else on that road was traveling at the same speed of 65 when I got pulled over.
At times I feel I’m hunted down due to the fact I have a sportsbike. Many a time I have come into a small town fully obeying the speed limit only to have a cop turn around and follow me. I never got that while on my previous motorcycle.
I even got into a debate with another rider over the subject of speeding tickets on a motorcycle related forum. I somehow got the feeling he was a cop and sent him and email to make sure there were no hard feelings after our debate. Turned out the guy was a cop and he had a wicked since of humor and we might head out on a ride. After few e-mail exchanges, it turns out he has the same riding philosophy when it came to speeding. He states, “I’m no hypocrite, I wind the bitch out too. And I have paid the price”.
I whole-heartedly believe in additional rider training and motorcycle safety, but in the right time and place, I’m going to let her fly. At times life has too many boundaries and it’s nice to just break away from the world and feel the wind up your back. That’s what motorcycling has brought me, a sense of being free.
Side Note: I’m in no way bragging about my ticket, but rather being open and honest with my readers, while sharing my experiences.
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