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here is a video of a day at deals gap and police sting against what seems like against only sport riders. Warning this is a 200 meg file, so 56K beware. http://www.artsmartdigital.com/~darryl/Drag Racing Evidence.wmv

I only watched 10 minutes of it, and the most infuriating thing so far was at about the 8:00 minute mark. A red R1 and Green ZX-9 go thru and dont do anything illegal, but still get arrested. All the sportriders were issued Drag racing tickets. Here is a link to the website with some more info www.killboy.com

Im so :mad right now.
 

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BTW, notice how when cars or crusiers cross the yellow line, nothing is really said??? :bs
 

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I'm watching it and they havn't called out any cars. 15 of them crossed the line. and no cruisers.

That is so wrong
 

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Sorry to say this, but we've been dealing with this for years. Big reason downtown sucks sooooooo bad. We got targets on our backs.
 

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Crazy said:
Sorry to say this, but we've been dealing with this for years. Big reason downtown sucks sooooooo bad. We got targets on our backs.
Yes we do, but whats the difference between racial profiling and profiling sportbike riders???
 

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Yes we do, but whats the difference between racial profiling and profiling sportbike riders???
That's easy....they can get away with it.:laughing :laughing :laughing


Don't worry so much bro. Just have fun with that R1 and if something like that happens deal with it. I know it wouldn't slow me down any. If you want to be proactive join a group that lobbies for biker rights.;)
 

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That's easy....they can get away with it.:laughing :laughing :laughing


Don't worry so much bro. Just have fun with that R1 and if something like that happens deal with it. I know it wouldn't slow me down any. If you want to be proactive join a group that lobbies for biker rights.;)
Sad, but also true.
 

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too funny. I watched a lot of it because I was down there at that time.

geez, what a bunch of poor riders down a great road :nono

good thing they didn't do this a few days earlier when there were about 30 of us tire-to-tire going through there

hey. sure enough. there's a shot of LBK and me heading home to chicago after a good week of riding around 12:15ish

:rofl
 

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i didnt watch the movie clip (<~~dial up)
but i can imagine.

what else is new, fight it in court!
if they dont have video in a lrage take down, they cant prove shit!
only 1 guy really will take the fall.


and of course deals gap, what do you exspect?
they even have haul assing railing tours now down there,
:rolleyes thats why i said, if i go i go alone.
dont need 15 other guys taking the heat for me or me for them.
screw that:cheers
 

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Ken: Basically, they singled out every sportbike rider for crossing the double yellow, but if cars or cruisers crossed the double yellow, they didnt do shit. Get this, the funny part is they gave all of them drag racing tickets. WTF is that???:twofinger
 

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Odysseys said:
class action law suit;)
:rofl :rofl I was kinda thinking the same thing. The poilce's own video can be used against them to demonstrate they were profiling.
 

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At about 11min on the tape a cruiser spends the ENTIRE curve over the dbl yellow and they don't say a word. What a joke that we spend this kind of money to have a couple of @$%@^%* sit in the woods with a camera.

I'm sure we all know that these "officers" also think/know that cruisers bring more money to the local economy and if they get a reputation for cracking down on those riders it would cost local sales tax revenues.
 

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Well, I'm not surprised. Remember we ride sport bikes, we are evil!! Remember the the article Ms. Hanley wrote on June 5, 2002, in the Los Angeles Times? Unfortunately the police and public read too. So, now we are marked, as a menace to society, and the police will deal with us to calm the public fears. Hence, I stay to the backroads, Barrington Hills has some most excellent twisties, on the toll roads, I keep pace with traffic flow and try not to make any "traffic violations." Personal, I think that the Secretary of State should require anyone driving a large SUV, especially in the northern burbs, get a CDL.


Rick:mad
 

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RickC1957 said:

Well, I'm not surprised. Remember we ride sport bikes, we are evil!! Remember the the article Ms. Hanley wrote on June 5, 2002, in the Los Angeles Times?
That's right folks, it's Ms. Hanley's fault!:rolleyes It doesn't have anything at all to do with the behavior of the sportbike crowd!

Seriously guys, with everything there are limits. In our case there are limits to what the police and the public are going to tolerate and we ALL know riders who are way over the top while in and around the public view, including those who regularly elude the police.

Don't get me wrong, I think the police are cracking down. I know the local police here have been forced to issue noise tickets to some Harley riders when it's obvious they'd rather not. Why? Because the more mature (older) of us will not stand by and tolerate being targeted and will complain to the watch officer or city council.

In the case of the Gap, it doesn't surprise me at all. With an increase in the number of people that they have to scrape up off the roads and the increasing popularity of that area, what choice do they have really? People come there specifically for a purpose contrary to their jobs and the increasing accident rate only serves to prove it.

I remember times when you had to be calling attention to yourself to get a traffic ticket on a motorcycle. Most police somewhat looked the other way. But now there's an increasing number of people calling attention to themselves and all other riders. The end result is the police don't cut as much slack.

Let's at least admit while we're complaining that we (collectively) are a part of the problem.
 

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Odysseys said:
yeah more like keep up to find a chance to kick in the turbo to blow me away:laughing
Are you profiling me?:jester That's why I didn't want that big Turbo printed on the side.:D
 

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That's right folks, it's Ms. Hanley's fault!:rolleyes It doesn't have anything at all to do with the behavior of the sportbike crowd!

Seriously guys, with everything there are limits. In our case there are limits to what the police and the public are going to tolerate and we ALL know riders who are way over the top while in and around the public view, including those who regularly elude the police.

Don't get me wrong, I think the police are cracking down. I know the local police here have been forced to issue noise tickets to some Harley riders when it's obvious they'd rather not. Why? Because the more mature (older) of us will not stand by and tolerate being targeted and will complain to the watch officer or city council.

In the case of the Gap, it doesn't surprise me at all. With an increase in the number of people that they have to scrape up off the roads and the increasing popularity of that area, what choice do they have really? People come there specifically for a purpose contrary to their jobs and the increasing accident rate only serves to prove it.

I remember times when you had to be calling attention to yourself to get a traffic ticket on a motorcycle. Most police somewhat looked the other way. But now there's an increasing number of people calling attention to themselves and all other riders. The end result is the police don't cut as much slack.

Let's at least admit while we're complaining that we (collectively) are a part of the problem.
Well said Dave. :D
 
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