Join Date: Nov 2003
Sportbike: 01 F4i (Well, I HAD one, anyway)
Years Riding: 7
How you found us: I google myself regularly
tell me if I'm overreacting
so I take my bike to the Aggie game this weekend, since parking is otherwise a nightmare. I follow traffic to the stadium and at one point a security guard (not cop, not traffic control, but rent-a-po-po) tells me "you can't go past me; the road is blocked down there."
I look. See no road block between me and the MC lot I was heading for. A conversation ensues, he stands his ground and tells me I have to turn around. Meanwhile the lane of traffic I came in on is full, and the other lane (into which I'd have to turn around) is FULL of cadets about to march into the stadium. He was asking me to turn the bike around is a space no bigger than two of my bikes. I ask him "how in the hell do you expect me to turn around?"
And he says, "c'mon darlin, I know you can do it!" (which pissed me off because he was totally mocking me)
So I back up and move forward and back up and move forward etc etc. But it's REALLY hard since I am tiptoeing and the ground's not flat. Out of NOWHERE (i.e., no peripheral vision on helmet) some other security guard places his hands on my headlights and thrusts me & my bike backward. Of course I didn't expect this and totally lost my balace; really lucky I did not fall. But as he hurled me I said "get your goddamn hands off my bike!" And he said "i'm a rider I'm helping you," to which I said "I don't give a shit what you do get your fucking hands off my bike."
Which I guess got passed around because when I finally got out of there and got to the light, an MC cop pulled me over and gave me nothing but a lecture about my attitude. I further explained to him the danger of the guy NOT asking me first, and I told him that if he wanted to ticket me for something imaginary to go ahead but that he had no right to waste MY tax dollars pulling me over for a lecture about kindness.
Grrrr. Really, I am 100% behind civil servants who actually have a hard job, but these un-busy people who do nothing all day but get their rocks off by being mean to people....they just piss me off.