First ticket on the new R6!!!
Believe it or not, I have been very good on the new street bike. Not a lot of shenanigans on my part in the 3 weeks I have owned it (900 miles in and around Seattle).
I look on google maps this morning and see a really twisty road and decide to go hit it. It is about 200 mile loop to Mt. Rainier and back, looks fun and in the middle of nowhere.
I guess this is their version of "Angeles Speedway" aka Angeles Crest in Los Angeles. Some rider had died on this road earlier, and they decided to make it an "enforcement zone", ie try to nail every bike that heads down it.
I get popped by an airplane for "passing in a no passing zone." Can you believe it? I remember thinking, I am not even speeding yet, WTF!?! Why are these cops pulling me over!!! I was doing about 60 in a 55 (Really! I was just cruising), go around a suburban, the lane changes from "ok to pass" to double yellows for about 10 yards before I get back over. My bad. Yes I did not make it back in time. I did break a law. I am a bad bad criminal and need to be punished.
2 Black n Whites and 1 undercover pull me over about 1/2 mile down the road for this heinous crime. They can't believe that I actually have a motorcycle permit, they said, "You are lucky you have an endorsement because we have towed 8 bikes today!" Wow! But they have to give me the ticket because the guy in the aircraft saw it, not them. No warning, sorry sucka.
Anyways, now I remember one of the reasons I got off the street in 2003. They let me go on my merry way and I turn around and go home. I rode about 60 miles to get to this road and get pulled about 1/4 mile before the twisties start!
I need a drink or nine.