Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Gateway to Death Valley!
Pulled over this morning
1st time on a bike.
Narrow 2 lane road out to a remote work site. Most people drive about 60 mph, limit is 55. So I'm sitting in behind a commuter van and he slows to mid 50's but there's a car behind me creeping up than backing off a bit, keeps doing that, not maintaining a safe distance IMHO. Oh yea it's dark and cold.
So I decided to get out of there and pass the van, not too fast I'm on a KLR! Maybe hit 70 going by him. When I get to the gate and there's a cop behind me with lights on. I pull over and get off. His first comment was you were speeding when you passed that van, uh well... turns out he was that car behind me. I told him I didn't feel safe in the situation and he says "well that's understandable!" I'm thinking well why were you driving like that, didn't say anything though.
He says he'll let me off with a warning, I thank him. I was ready to take the ticket because I decided long ago that I would do what I needed to do on a bike to stay out of danger if possible.
No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9
Last edited by Spec; 12-27-2012 at 08:41 PM.