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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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The weather has turned to nice riding weather, and since, everytime I sign on to this board, yet another rider has received another nice performance reward, let me pass on some advice I learned the hard way.....it might save you some money.

Don't push your speed in the first couple of weeks of nice weather in the beginning of the season. The LEOs know everyone will be out with there performance wheels (cars/bikes) and letting loose, it's easy money for them, and they fill their quotas quickly. Last Friday and Saturday I was out tooling about with Diane (she has a habit of slowing my speeding ass down) the detector has screaming in my ear almost non-stop! Saturday was ridiculous with the amount of speed traps we encountered, in Lake, Cook, McHenry, Boone and other counties.

So do yourself a favor.......SLOW DOWN, the first couple of weeks of nice weather......I know a few of you are going "Look at Rick calling the kettle black" but I learned my lesson the hard way

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 07:59 AM
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rick not to mention the fact that these first few weeks the roads are not quite clean always. there might still be oils and salts that rain hasn't quite washed away in parts yet.

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If you're going to do something you know isn't right, at least don't do it around other vehicles. If your right wrist tends to get heavy, convince it to get heavy when no one else is around you.. slow down when overtaking and passing, do not just BLOW BY someone. MANY more people are callling in driving complaints nowadays, and they are getting acted upon more quickly now.

We know we can outrun Ford, but no one can outrun Motorola or Erricson.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 10:23 AM
 
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I might buy into that theory, as I recall, we passed no less than 6 cops in a relatively short period of time the first ride I had this year spread out over a number of towns (and I got pulled over for a reason unknown to me ) no tickets though.
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Yeah, I've seen police ALL OVER the place, even in areas that I rarely saw them later in the season. Great advice Rick.

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We know we can outrun Ford, but no one can outrun Motorola
Damn Straight!!

Too bad, it's helping the popo catch us Bad job, bad. Maybe, we could create a software bug that doesn't allow irate cagers to use their cellphones in the car

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 09:47 AM
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The LEOs know everyone will be out with there performance wheels (cars/bikes) and letting loose, it's easy money for them, and they fill their quotas quickly.
There are no quotas for tickets... they tell us what they would "like to see us write" but can't give out a number goal.

I got that comment from someone at the end of last month so I said, "No jagoff I stopped you because you were doing 72 in a 40. But since I haven't written a seatbelt ticket in a while you are going to get one of those too." He should have just shut up and taken his one ticket but he opened his smartass mouth and he got two.

Another reason to watch your speed early on in the season is that drivers aren't used to seeing motorcycles out all the time after the long winter so they really won't see you. I have been on 3 motorcycle involved accidents already where the driver "just didn't see them."

Be safe.... and if you get caught take your medicine like a man (or ride WITH a popo who can take the heat for you.... see you out there soon).
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There are no quotas for tickets... they tell us what they would "like to see us write" but can't give out a number goal.

I got that comment from someone at the end of last month so I said, "No jagoff I stopped you because you were doing 72 in a 40. But since I haven't written a seatbelt ticket in a while you are going to get one of those too." He should have just shut up and taken his one ticket but he opened his smartass mouth and he got two.

Another reason to watch your speed early on in the season is that drivers aren't used to seeing motorcycles out all the time after the long winter so they really won't see you. I have been on 3 motorcycle involved accidents already where the driver "just didn't see them."

Be safe.... and if you get caught take your medicine like a man (or ride WITH a popo who can take the heat for you.... see you out there soon).
Maybe it is not called a quota, but do you catch heat if you don't write the suggested amount of tickets? I know for a fact that some towns are more strict about their departmental policies. Not writing enough tickets affected one of my friends yearly reviews with his department.
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Right on target yearly reviews is where the unspoken quota comes into play.
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-22-2006, 02:54 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RickC1957
The weather has turned to nice riding weather, and since, everytime I sign on to this board, yet another rider has received another nice performance reward, let me pass on some advice I learned the hard way.....it might save you some money.

Don't push your speed in the first couple of weeks of nice weather in the beginning of the season. The LEOs know everyone will be out with there performance wheels (cars/bikes) and letting loose, it's easy money for them, and they fill their quotas quickly. Last Friday and Saturday I was out tooling about with Diane (she has a habit of slowing my speeding ass down) the detector has screaming in my ear almost non-stop! Saturday was ridiculous with the amount of speed traps we encountered, in Lake, Cook, McHenry, Boone and other counties.

So do yourself a favor.......SLOW DOWN, the first couple of weeks of nice weather......I know a few of you are going "Look at Rick calling the kettle black" but I learned my lesson the hard way
I am glad I work weekends!!!! or I would have a few tix for sure.
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There are no quotas for tickets... they tell us what they would "like to see us write" but can't give out a number goal.
my buddies in DP, and Lake County (sheriffs) have a quota of one/day per my conversations with them.
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