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Old 10-03-2006, 08:08 AM   #1
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super trooper

So I'm on my way to the store last night on the ZX6, wearing my usual safety outfit... hunter orange helmet, CE-armored jacket, track boots, etc. and I get on 610 right next to a state trooper. I move over a couple lanes to get out of a dense spot of traffic and he flips on his lights. I saw him and was being careful not to speed so I'm thinking, "this should be good."

I pull over, take off my helmet and pull out my earplugs and he mumbles something unintelligible to me. I make a confused face, say "I'm sorry, could you say that again" and lean closer to him so I can hear him over traffic. He mumbles the same gibberish but in a more irritated, authoritative tone... something about failure to signal and speeding.

I respond with the usual "yes sir," "no sir" bit trying to passify him.

Scenes from Super Troopers immediately start running through my head... "MEOW WHAT IS SO FUNNY???"

Cop: "What do you do for a living."
Me: "I'm in computer security."
Cop: <amused look in his face like I was making this up as I went>
Me: "I work at the ---- Hospital."
Cop: "What's computer security?"
Me: "I prevent people from being able to break into our network."
Cop: <blank stare>
Me: "Computers, I work with computers."

Now he chuckles and seems positive I'm making it up. Then he busts out with, "You been smoking marijuana?!" I try not to laugh as he pulls his best intimidation pose.

Me: "No."
Cop: <getting excited like he's about to trip me up> "Well does anybody else use this bike who might have left behind any THC products? You smell like THC to me."

This is funny of course because I'm frckn 30 years old... I don't do any drugs... I'm pretty sure THC itself doesn't have an odor... AND I've just been truckin' down the freeway at 60+ mph into a 10 mph headwind so I probably don't smell like much other than truck exhaust and road grime... I'm sure these points would be lost with him so I keep them to myself.

The Super Trooper littering monologue starts running through my head: "littering and... littering and... littering and... SMOKIN THE REEFER!!!"

Instead I say: "Uh, NO, but you're welcome to search my bike if you want. <big smile> "

He goes back to his car to run my license. When he comes back he takes a good 20 or 30 seconds combing the ground where I've been standing to make sure I didn't toss my secret stash of weed, heroin or knows what else... I manage not to ask him if he dropped something.

Cop: "You know the speed limit on this road?"
Me: "65?"
Cop: "60."
Me: "Oh. How fast was I going?"
Cop: "64."
Me: "Hmm... yeah the previous owner of this bike put a larger rear sprocket on which throws the speedometer off a little. I know it's off a certain percentage but sometimes its hard to figure out exactly where I'm at."
Cop: <unimpressed look on his face> "What were you shooting for?"
Me: "65."
Cop: "Well you weren't too far off now were ya?"
Me: <blank expression, trying to contain my complete lack of respect for this guy>
Cop: "I'm giving you two warnings today for speeding and failure to signal a lane change. Slow down and be safe."

Wow, that's a pleasant surprise!

Me: "Thanks for the warning."

With all the violent crime, pedophiles, wreckless drunk drivers, etc. you'd think these guys would have something better to do than harrass a motorcyclist for doing 4 over the limit. Our tax dollars hard at work...
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:10 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:16 AM   #3
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Bwahahahaha...Welcome to the harsh world of owning a sportbike. I got pulled over one time on the way to Denton, TX for a TMGP race. I had the racebike in the back of the truck and the trooper pulled me over for absolutly nothing at all. He said I was speeding but me and my passenger knew I wasn't. In fact, we were actually going a few under 70mph. We were trying to time the gate opening time at the track and cut back on the fuel consumption. So he looks at everything and lets me go with a warning. I laughed it up and then due to the delay, we had to pick up the pace for the rest of the ride. Sometimes I wonder.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:27 AM   #4
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or you could thank your sportbike bretheren for the rep. "we" have.
Yeah, but I thought my saddlebags and full array of protective gear would have helped differentiate me from the 110mph-in-a-neighborhood without a helmet squid-types.

Guess some people aren't so discerning. :eh:
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:32 AM   #5
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I was on my way to a rig in McAllen area one thursday night a few months ago and the same sort of thing happened to me. I had an F250 truck bed full of pump parts and this cop pulls me over north of Victoria for doing 3 over the posted limit on higway 59.

He waisted 45 minuites of my time and gave me a warning. What at .
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:49 AM   #6
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thats the same bullshit attitude I got from that cop the other night, EXACT. for what reason in do they have to be so rude when its hitting you in the face like a wet fish that this person is being nice and compliant.
Its too bad that "dirty" cops will never be fixed. the state/goverment honestly have more serious things to worry about, but this really doesnt help them.
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I got pulled over by a trooper about 6 months ago while riding on the feeder off 45 S. I didn't even notice him behind me. When he pulled me over he asked what was my hurry and i told him it was just a nice day and you know how it is sometimes. He ran a check, came back and told me he knows how it is on these bikes and that he didn't care if I speed just don't f****ng do it by him. He said he wouldn't have even pulled me over but the cars around him were looking at him like aren't you going to do something. He let me go on my way and said be safe. He was cool and i think he rides too but he didn't say.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:21 AM   #10
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A warning ?
So, where did you hide the stash?

joking..
Glad he wasnt hardcore and keep you there for an 2 hours/ then a warning.
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sux all that for a warning, but i guess its better than a ticket! punks that give us a bad rep!
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all depends on the cop...me and yankeeR6 are on 610 at 2 in the morning, just cruising, 95mph in what a 60? anyways, I see a light behind me and dont think much of it, then i hear a siren flip on and off, look to our left and there is HPD right next to me, im like oh , i slow down to 60 and they just kept going, never even stopped. lucky i guess
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I got pulled over in the tour bus the other day in beaumont. The cop said I was doing 79 the slowed to 76. I said ok...maybe my speedo is off. I thought I was doing 74. We get into the conversation on who owns the bus and all. My record can back clean and he let me go with a warning. Come to find out that all the cops in east texas and louisiana are pulling over tour bus's like crazy because off willie. They are hoping for the score. I checked my speedo when I got moving against the gps and it was dead on. good ol' willie tripping me up
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Old 10-04-2006, 05:59 AM   #16
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My last speeding ticket ( 1999) was on 290 inbound after Pinemont and it was a cop in a camaro. He got out of his car and he was decked out in black motorcop boots and leather gloves . It was hard to not laugh cause he looked like Pancharello from ChIPS..LOL
Oh BTW he did show up to court even after my cousin called him and asked for a LEO favor and he said not to worry about it, he said he wouldnt be there. I got Defs Driving and ticket dismissed.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:38 AM   #17
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yeah thats why I never pass cops on the bike or in my 240.
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wait a minute....I could've sworn there was a 10mph leniancy(sp) when it comes to things like this. I.e. speed limit is 60, you could go up to 70....I swear i heard this from a cop before and it was true...correct me if I'm wrong por favor because I always do this.
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Exactly why my answer is just that... I work with computers. :laughing6
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