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COPS! I was going to start a thread and ask who all here got nailed. I swear the HiPo's 1)were all rookies 2)All hated us.
I sat at the M/C only entrance on reservation road waiting on the truck to catch up on Thursday night, then we were going to go in and set up camp (another rant). Well, as soon as we got within a mile of the main entrance I saw the swarm and just knew it was comming. Yup...cherries. So me and my buddy on his ZX-10 pulled over and so did the girls in the truck.
Tickets? Not carrying insurance WITH the bike. I had my wallet in the truck, showed it to him, said "it doesn't matter, needs to be with you". Ok, didn't argue...next? Headlight out. Even tried to explain to him that's the way it comes. I flicked the bright on and off and said that won't fly. Getting bent now right? Still no aguing. Next? License plate is mounted wrong. It's under my battery box. Ok, I moved it there but all I've ever read is that it has to be clearly visable. I can read it from 50yds. Next? Intigrated tail signals. "Has to be 6" apart". Whatever. I was steaming here knowing they're just running me to the gills. Musta been their first catch or something. Anyway, I took two strips of 3" duct-tape and covered the middle. "There...6" apart".
So, I'm bringing a trailer next year I guess. No need for running us for a loop like that. It was all fix it tickets so it could have been worse...but they threated to tow my bike, perhaps just for laughs I guess. Anyway, sent off my insurance to the court and found a motorcycle cop here in town to sign it all off. He didn't think my tape was cute and kindly told me to take it off as "it isn't necessary to be seperate, just over 6" total...intent of the law is to clearly define a signals direction".
Camping was great, but finding it was a nightmare. I stayed at Archery for the first time and NO ONE knew where it was. It took another 2 hours from the front gate to even get close. Every worker there directed me to BFE...none were even close and it's not on the map they sent in the mail; just some arrow pointing away. I'm going to the same spot next year, and at least I'll know where it is this time.
Oh, and if you guys go down to archery...watch the curve at the end of the loop! Everyone had trouble going down it with the loose asphault. Don't use brakes, just slow down and coast down smoothly. I'll make a sign next year I guess...but that's where chumly's staying from here on more than likely. If you go down, it's more than likely me helping you back up :p