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post #41 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-16-2002, 07:30 PM
 
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Does this mean what I think it means, Des?
Yes. It means I'm an attorney. How else could I afford my motorcycling habit? They didn't have auto shop at the boarding school I attended
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post #42 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-16-2002, 09:15 PM
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Based on the poll results, I see why responsible riders like myself have to pay a surcharge for our sportbike insurance.

Driving on roads is a privelege granted by the state, not a right. Why must some folks squander it at the expense of the responsible drivers?

Grow up.

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post #43 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-16-2002, 11:32 PM
 
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If it was just me, I wouldn't run. I've thought about it, but if you run in SoCal you'll just end up on the next police pursuit TV special on FOX.

However, one time two buddies and I were riding Hwy. 166 near New Cuyama at speeds up to 110 or so, but mostly cruising at 90. CHP car appeared in front of us and hit the lights; my buddies slowed down and I kept going. Suddenly there were two CHP cars behind us, so we stopped and took the tickets. They were nice enough, but hell.

The decision we made after that was, whoever can afford the point on his license will stop; the other two will run like hell. Then we'll split the ticket 3 ways. Haven't gotten a chance to test the theory yet, though.

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post #44 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-17-2002, 05:14 AM
 
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Riding a sportbike is inherently risky but I am willing to take the risk riding responsibly (yet swiftly).

Running from the police raises the risk factor beyond what I am willing to accept. I have 5 folks counting on me to be spouse/daddy and I think of them whenever the cops hit the lights. That thought has always made the impulse to flee disappear.

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Riding a sportbike is inherently risky but I am willing to take the risk riding responsibly (yet swiftly).

Running from the police raises the risk factor beyond what I am willing to accept. I have 5 folks counting on me to be spouse/daddy and I think of them whenever the cops hit the lights. That thought has always made the impulse to flee disappear.

Gee, "accountability". What a concept. You'd think the people who run from the police would be familiar with it BEFORE they end up in jail..... guess not. Oh, so if you don't get caught? Well, if you WERE being accountable for your actions, you would pull over.

The only difference between you and those who get caught is that you are a criminal on the run (Can you say "coward"? Yeah, sure, ah knew ya could....").

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If it was just me, I wouldn't run. I've thought about it, but if you run in SoCal you'll just end up on the next police pursuit TV special on FOX.
Only if you get caught. They hate to show the cops getting their asses handed to them.
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Well, I'm not sure where y'all are at chronologically back in the great state o' Texas, but out here the po-leece got them newfangled whirlybird flyin' machines, and them things is dang hard to run from, pahdnah.
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post #48 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-18-2002, 09:44 PM
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I guess Los Angeles County has plenty of money to operate aircraft, despite their spending millions to try to prosecute O.J. Only in L.A.

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post #49 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-19-2002, 08:24 AM
 
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running

I ran once cuz I was close to home in a rural area and had a planned escape route which worked perfectly..... until the next week when the same cop saw me and rode my ass all the way to my driveway where he smiled as he creeped by in the cruiser making sure I knew, that he knew, where I lived..... my first and last time running.
I've been pulled over several times... I pulled over immediatley....
Believe me... yes sir, no sir, thankyou sir, goes a LONG way. Shutting the bike off, pulling the key and raising it to show the nice officer while dismounting and removing the helmet helps too.
Give them a reason to relax, and they will. I have no tickets on my record for the motorcycle.... too bad I can't say that for my 4 wheeled rides.
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post #50 of 79 (permalink) Old 05-23-2002, 05:47 PM
 
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You'll run in New Jersey...

Because these low life scum bastards screw you BIG TIME for a ticket. Not only do you pay the ticket but your insurance attaches a surcharge for 3 friggin years! They have this greedy ass point system that will break you!

If your over a 100 in Jersey then your ass is history anyway and running isn't that much worse. Either way your ass is done for a few years!

Running isn't like Hollywood would portray it..Its scary as shit and your knnees start knocking against your tank. I don't advise it but if I'm 100+ then I am NOT stopping!
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