Wow did I ever Dodge a bullet, this time more than one....
I was told to post this as soon as I could..
Man I dodged a bullet on saturday. Here is how the story goes. I borrow my friends bike, cuz i want to go ride, and do a trackday. He says sure, you can borrow it. So I say...cool, i can have a lil fun before the season is over. Well plans change for the track day due to a funeral. So a few of us decide to head up to the drag strip on saturday morning. So we are under way, goin through some twisties, and the lead rider got clocked at 70 coming out of the last one onto the straight. Now it must be our luck, better yet my luck that a cop was sitting a lil ways down the road ....(the only cop we saw all flippin day)...So the cop starts following us, and we come up to a stop sign.... we all stop, and the cop has done nothing at this point other than follow. so the first two of us go after the stop sign, and we dont speed away or anything, and then the cop comes up out of nowhere and pulls me over. This is where it got interesting. He says to me " sorry about the bad news"...so i ask him, what do you mean sir?....now in my excitement to ride (its been 2 months, due to my R6 getting stolen), that i dont even bother to check the plate, or for bike papers....this cop was actually really nice, and i know my attitude was a big factor in his attitude.
he could have cited me for all of the following.
1.) Expired Registration
2.) No Proof of Registration
3.) No Proof of insurance.
4.) Suspended License (which i found out about right then and there...talk about new information that could have been useful a while ago) that would have put me in cuffs and sent me to jail.
What he did cite me for..
1.) Expired Registration Tag.
Everything else he let me off with a warning, and all because i was nice, respectful, and (for my own ass' sake) acting quite sheepish.
After he had made his final decisions, he told me that he liked my attitude and that he wished more people, and im guessing bikers esp., would have that same attitude....see, a smile goes a long way....