First off congrats on winning your two tickets. but secondly.....why are you braging about being a squid? IMHO you are just making a bad name for the biker world. Not to sound like an ass.....Mystery Squid said:
It should also be noted that I'm a serious Squid. Almost always triple digits on the highways, and almost never the speed limit on any other roads, with tons of technically illegal passing, frequently running stop signs, and red lights in certain situations.
I hear ya...Stillon2Wheels said:First off congrats on winning your two tickets. but secondly.....why are you braging about being a squid? IMHO you are just making a bad name for the biker world. Not to sound like an ass.....
Totally depends on the situation. Yes, there are times where that will be safer, but also times when it won't be the best idea. I don't think it's even fair to shoot out hypothetical examples, as there are too many for each scenario.joshp said:I could be wrong but isn't it safer to speed and go by people rather than sit in one place on the highway?
Hell no. Typically, if anything, Cops are WORSE on bikers, unless they themselves ride. As for the "dangers of obeying typical speed laws", well, I can tell you're a younger guy, so please don't use that as an excuse to speed. I won't say you should obey the speed limit all the time because I sure as heck don't (and no one here consitently does either, that's reality), but it is there for a reason, and some of it for safety. You can't have every a-hole blasting through your neighborhood at 10X's the limit just because he thinks he can speed responsibly. As far as cops are concerned, there is NO danger in obeying typical "speed laws".Also do you find police to be easy on bikers because of the dangers of obeying typical speed laws?
Yes. The standardized, and generally accepted, representation of one, is someone wearing a wife-beater tank top, shorts, flip-flops with no helmet, and a bad ass pair of Oakley's. Who, mind you, have 1 inch wide chicken strips on their rear tire (chicken strip= an indicator of how far over you've leaned your bike, typically, the less "chicken strips", the better rider you are).Also what exactly is a squid; someone driving crazy?
Yes and no. The more experienced you become, the better you will be able to manage your attention. In the begining, you shouldn't typically waste your attention looking for police, but rather focus on not only your riding, but aware of what's going on ALL around you.But I figure that you can't drive like this with a motorcycle because you have to look all around you and can't waste your attention looking for police is this true?
PLEASE DO! :thumb: Start with the beginner MSF course, there is NO SUCH THING as being too experiened to take it. Your dirtbike experience will certainly help you, but you will almost ALWAYS pick up something worthwhile in the course, AND they provide the bike! You CAN'T go wrong. Furthermore, they aren't generally offered at tracks. Rather somewhere within a reasonable driving distance from you, within some parking lot or other open paved area with some space.I also have a desire to take some street bike classes that will allow me to go from novice racing to intermediate to advanced. Are things like this offered? The closest track to me is sears point but it sounds like I wouldn't be allowed to take the class that they offer because I've never been on a street bike.
Knock on wood. Or they can simply type a post that says they haven't got a ticket yet and that will cancel out an murphy's law from answering 0 on the poll.Mr.TrevorClever said:You know, whoever answers 'zero' tickets in this thread is bound to get a ticket real soon. It's that Murphy's law always working against you.
Let me just say, on behalf of all motorcyclists who may be in your area, that it would be preferable if you watched the traffic AHEAD of you, rather than just be looking out for cops.joshp said:...The main reason I haven't got a ticket in a car is that I'm constantly checking my rear view mirror...
I flip between the two. Think of it as a high speed image; I see what's behind me in a split second and what's happening up ahead in a split second. I'm an extremely alert driver. I think you must have missed the section where I explained I leave motorcyclist extra room and at the same time while checking my rear view it gives me the oppertunity to see if any bikers are coming up from behind. Believe me I'm one of the least likely drivers to hit a biker. I pay too much attention to my surroundings.cookeetree said:Let me just say, on behalf of all motorcyclists who may be in your area, that it would be preferable if you watched the traffic AHEAD of you, rather than just be looking out for cops.
It's the things in front of you that you'll hit. Better to get nabbed by a cop you didn't see than kill a biker 'cause you were too busy, constantly checking your rear view.
You're right, I did. My apologies... :thumb:joshp said:...I think you must have missed the section where I explained I leave motorcyclist extra room and at the same time while checking my rear view it gives me the oppertunity to see if any bikers are coming up from behind...
thought of that right after I put the vote in. been lucky so far but sooner or later the man has got to get ya!Mr.TrevorClever said:You know, whoever answers 'zero' tickets in this thread is bound to get a ticket real soon. It's that Murphy's law always working against you.
I know you already paid, but just for future reference I don't think that the cop could have mentioned anything about going '130' before, especially since he didn't clock you. Well I guess he could mention it, but since the ticket he wrote was for 80, it doesn't matter what speed you may or may not have been going earlier.ZX6R1033 said:1 ticket last fall for 80 in a 65. The cop was pissed because he was in a rest stop outside of lewiston when I went by at what he estimated to be 130, but he never clocked me. So, he went through the toll booth before me and clocked me around the next corner. I wasnt doing 80 at the time, but if it had gone to court, the whole 130 mph thing would have come up, so whatever.. fk it.. I payed it. I was stupid, he was doing his job. Good show. If you are going to do stupid things, you have to expect concequences.