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Posted on Mon, May 05, 2008 22:22

I know bikers in general have a bad reputation in some areas, and I know law enforcement does profile us, but today it just irritated the hell out of me. Because of a long, complicated, and confusing day (I hate paperwork), I ended up with both my bike and one of my cars in town. . This resulted in a very attractive blonde following me home, driving the new jaguar (that was the good part). I was doing just under the speed limit, and in my mirror I saw a Sheriff Deputy. gaining on us like we were standing still. He sailed right past the jag and pulled right beside my rear fender, on the left of me. I slowed down a little, and saw him typing one handed on his laptop, and then he slowed to a position right beside my rear fender again. We traveled like this for about three miles, while he very slowly accelerated and decelerated to check out me and my bike. During this time the gal driving my jag sped up, and got close enough tome that the Deputy could not easily get right behind me. Now I do admit, my bike looks a little hardcore. I was riding a custom FXR, painted flat black with loud pipes and apes. This aside, he looked me over well enough to know that my attire was clean, and that of a working professional. It just irritated me that I was the subject of suspicion simply for riding a bike. Had I been in the car, he never would have looked twice at me


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Posted on Fri, May 23, 2008 03:42

Perhaps I missed the point. I could send ya a crying towel.


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Posted on Fri, May 23, 2008 03:40

Quoting DynaThom: Uhhhh - he was looking you over and ignoring the blond? Many things come to mind. But I will keep more or less quiet. Except - you hafta' wonder just what kind of profiling he had in mind. DT

that is funny ......


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Posted on Wed, May 14, 2008 21:18

Quoting Heretic: I really would not have cared if he pulled me over for a good reason. It was the principal that I was being checked out for riding a bike. I do not think I would have been any subject of interest, at all, to him, had I been in a car

Nahhh...the time to get pissed is when you get pulled JUST BECAUSE you're riding a bike. (That's the time to lawyer up, too.) If he was just checking you out, well, that's what you pay him to do. Are you so sure it was just because you were on a bike? Maybe someone on a bike had just raped a child. Or robbed a store. Or maybe someone dressed like you had just beaten up his wife, and even though no mention of a bike was made, there you go, putting along, dressed like the suspect... The long and the short of it is, you have no idea why he was checking you out. You ASSUME it was simply because you were on a bike, but in truth we really don't know. Heck, I was once hauled in for questioning on a murder charge because I looked a lot like a composite of the suspect. I mean I looked a LOT like the suspect. I wasn't pissed though, nor angry in any way at the cops. They were doing everything they could to track down a cold blooded killer, and I wished them to succeed. As I said earlier though, (or sorta said, anyway, )if a cop checks you out, but doesn't intrude on your rights, you've got nothing to bitch about. And riding behind you and running your plate isn't any kind of intrusion. Ride free, my friend!


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Posted on Wed, May 14, 2008 18:24

Quoting Eye_m_no_angel: You didn't get pulled? So what's your complaint? A cop looked at you?? Get over it chum. Cops look at LOT's of people very day. If you're bent out of the frame because the deputy ran your plate and checked out your shit I'd say you need to get a better understanding of how all this shit works. There's NOTHING wrong with him checking you out, for whatever reason, and as long as your stuff is legit, then it's all good. Hey, Ted Bundy got re-captured because he had a tail light out.

I really would not have cared if he pulled me over for a good reason. It was the principal that I was being checked out for riding a bike. I do not think I would have been any subject of interest, at all, to him, had I been in a car


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Posted on Sun, May 11, 2008 20:56

Quoting Heretic: I know bikers in general have a bad reputation in some areas, and I know law enforcement does profile us, but today it just irritated the hell out of me. Because of a long, complicated, and confusing day (I hate paperwork), I ended up with both my bike and one of my cars in town. . This resulted in a very attractive blonde following me home, driving the new jaguar (that was the good part). I was doing just under the speed limit, and in my mirror I saw a Sheriff Deputy. gaining on us like we were standing still. He sailed right past the jag and pulled right beside my rear fender, on the left of me. I slowed down a little, and saw him typing one handed on his laptop, and then he slowed to a position right beside my rear fender again. We traveled like this for about three miles, while he very slowly accelerated and decelerated to check out me and my bike. During this time the gal driving my jag sped up, and got close enough tome that the Deputy could not easily get right behind me. Now I do admit, my bike looks a little hardcore. I was riding a custom FXR, painted flat black with loud pipes and apes. This aside, he looked me over well enough to know that my attire was clean, and that of a working professional. It just irritated me that I was the subject of suspicion simply for riding a bike. Had I been in the car, he never would have looked twice at me

You didn't get pulled? So what's your complaint? A cop looked at you?? Get over it chum. Cops look at LOT's of people very day. If you're bent out of the frame because the deputy ran your plate and checked out your shit I'd say you need to get a better understanding of how all this shit works. There's NOTHING wrong with him checking you out, for whatever reason, and as long as your stuff is legit, then it's all good. Hey, Ted Bundy got re-captured because he had a tail light out.


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Posted on Thu, May 08, 2008 08:05

Quoting Heretic: I have a set of Bubs on my bike, and even with the baffles they are really loud. That might have something to do with my engine being on the big side of 130 cubic inches though. I could have really given him a headache if I was not babying a new engine. I put the Bubs on after I got tired of the Samson Ripsaws (2 1/4 inch)blowing all the road grime up on my bike and on me. They sounded great, but every time I backed up to a curb, crap blew everywhere They cracked down on helmets last year, and got a lot of us for non-DOT buckets. Bars are allowed to be 6" above the shoulder here. Mine are just shoulder height though, so I am safe there

Here it is anything over your shoulder height. Was thinking of putting apes on then they could get me for all 3 lol


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Posted on Wed, May 07, 2008 19:26

Quoting HDsweetcheeks: I got pulled over for my pipes last night, short shots with no baffles, he gave me a warning..told me to go home and put the baffles back in ..yeah right..I told him if "ppl in cars were more aware I wouldnt need loud pipes that they have saved my life more then once"..he then told me "then dont ride a bike" WTF..Heard they are cracking down on pipes, helmets, and bars this year..well Im good for 1 out of the 3 lol

I have a set of Bubs on my bike, and even with the baffles they are really loud. That might have something to do with my engine being on the big side of 130 cubic inches though. I could have really given him a headache if I was not babying a new engine. I put the Bubs on after I got tired of the Samson Ripsaws (2 1/4 inch)blowing all the road grime up on my bike and on me. They sounded great, but every time I backed up to a curb, crap blew everywhere They cracked down on helmets last year, and got a lot of us for non-DOT buckets. Bars are allowed to be 6" above the shoulder here. Mine are just shoulder height though, so I am safe there


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Posted on Wed, May 07, 2008 06:20

I got pulled over for my pipes last night, short shots with no baffles, he gave me a warning..told me to go home and put the baffles back in ..yeah right..I told him if "ppl in cars were more aware I wouldnt need loud pipes that they have saved my life more then once"..he then told me "then dont ride a bike" WTF..Heard they are cracking down on pipes, helmets, and bars this year..well Im good for 1 out of the 3 lol


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Posted on Wed, May 07, 2008 01:58

A mind after my own. Why not fck 'em up and have fun with them while they're screwing you over. Oops sorry that is my approach to all men. My ex is trying to get back with me but he keep running away and I have so many delightful indelible tortures and wind-ups in my mind. I need some one to practice on who is not going to take it too hard and wont deteriorate too quickly. Junie XXX


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Posted on Tue, May 06, 2008 19:23

Happens to a lot of my friends out here in CA especially down here in SOCAL


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Posted on Tue, May 06, 2008 10:41

hell i get this shit all the time. granted I'm fugly, but they seem to like to give me "the look". Ive also got a few support stickers on my bike, and now big brother says people with support stickers are considered associate "gang" members... Im thinking about starting a fake club. it will be called the XXXXX , XXXXX. that way, when they put the name in there "gang" database, anyone reading it will think the name was blanked out. that should make there heads spin for a while. hahahaha


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Posted on Tue, May 06, 2008 06:02

Uhhhh - he was looking you over and ignoring the blond? Many things come to mind. But I will keep more or less quiet. Except - you hafta' wonder just what kind of profiling he had in mind. DT


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Posted on Tue, May 06, 2008 02:51

Pure Prejudice. Judge by appearance and stereotypes rather than what people are like. Get it all the time. Despite the fact that football hooligans and thugs and rapists are from the middle income and are estate agents, trainee solicitors and even public service workers including socila worker people assume leather and bike and pheremones mean trouble. Even had a public worker tell me that working class men and bikers where natually next to primates. Pure prejudice. Easy "cop" Junie


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