Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chicago (formerly Houston), IL , USA
I know they have a job to do but... oh, I'm still pissed. I was driving - not riding - which was the real cause. See, I was driving to work the other morning and broke my two golden rules (1. Pay attention, and 2. Always slow down on overpasses for obvious reasons) while following my platinum rule (never go the speed limit). In short, because I was driving, I wasn't paying attention but was listening to an interview with cob webs in my mind...
So this constable pulls me over... says he's going to write me up for 80 in a 65. He does. I say, "Okay, so you're out here and there are like, 8 cars on a three-lane Texas toll road, and you give me a ticket?" He says there's a correlation between tickets for speeding and reduced accidents. I swear I don't ever think I've seen one accident on this particular low-traffic toll. Ever! in 10 years! So I tell him my three rules, tell him I drive 80-100 mph routinely on this particular low-traffic toll and that he'll never get me again b/c I'll be following my three rules next time. I've got to say, I said it respectfully, but he was very cool about it. A real pro. Didn't "cop" an attitude nor did I.
But I'm still so irritated, I can't call to check out my fines. And it's been about 3 weeks since. (No defensive driving for 25 or more over the speed limit, which SUCKS!)
2007 K1200R Sport w/ Leo Vince EvoII titanium slip-on. They say that moving sucks. I rather like it, when it's on my bike.