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  • Might of dodged a bullet, but I'm not sure

    It starts with that feeling. You know the feeling. That antsy feeling where you just have to twist the throttle hard, and the ensuing thrill that follows. Sometimes you do it just for the rush, sometimes it's to get to a safer lane position. The other night I did just that, for those two exact reasons. The random event that followed still has me scratching my head.

    It was around 10 pm, I was coming down our local California freeway. Almost zero traffic with a car or two a few lanes over as I'm rolling along. Life is good. With several miles still to go I roll up onto a cluster of cars. All three lanes, all going the same speed, no way to get around them. Nothing behind them and absolutely nothing up ahead. I don't know about you but I approach that kind of stuff with heightened awareness. As a motorcyclist I see that as the entire group have "zoned out" together. Prime opportunity for bonehead maneuvers to occur when a loud motorcycle rips through. So for now I join in and fall in line patiently accessing the situation. . Well, that lasted about 30 seconds, as that feeling starts to well up inside. There is complete darkness up ahead as far as my eyes can see. Oh how I long to be up there. No way to get around them without being a dick or startle some awake, possibly causing a knee jerk reaction. But I can't take it any longer. I make a move. Speed up, thread the needle, almost there.....crack the throttle and let the horses go! Man, if that isn't liberating! I watch momentarily if I pissed anyone off, if anyone breaks from the pack to take chase. I could slow down now but the more I accelerate the safer I feel spreading the distance. The more I spread the distance the faster I want to go. I feel justified, should I get pulled over. Had to get away from threat. Can't be hit by whats not around you, right? It's all about the safety! The problem with that "reasoning" is that the group now is a distant memory in my mirror but I haven't let off one bit. With a few exits to go I top nearly 100 while enjoying the rest of the ride. Complete darkness. Completely alone. Life feels good. But this is where the story takes a turn.

    I hit the bottom of the ramp and finally shut it down. To my SHOCK there is a car on my bumper matching my speed coming off that ramp. Where in the world did that come from? Headlights and markers configured like a CHP cruiser. Could it be, as I came to a hard stop at the light? This car came to an equally hard stop to my right. Yep, a California highway patrol. He looked mad as his window was coming down to say something. But before he could say anything and before his window was down, I flipped up my visor and said, "Man I'm glad that was you". Now, I don't even know where that came from or what I was trying to say. But it was said in a tone like I was so relieved it was him behind me the whole time. Like I was scared.. Like I really didn't want to do any of what you just saw. He quickly replied, "whats that?. In the same tone but clearer and louder I repeated, "I am so glad that was you back there". It was clear he didn't know either what I was trying to say. It must of really thrown him off cause all he said was, "well, slow it down". And with that the light turned green and I turned left. I don't know what direction he went, I was so lost in my thoughts saying what did I just say? What just happened? Did I just talk myself out of a ticket without talking myself out of a ticket? Did he think I felt like I was being chased? I'm still scratching my head.


  • #2
    First rule of speeding on a motorcycle....ride one that doesn't run 14's in the quarter and top put at 110 lol

    LET'S RIDE

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    • #3
      Got your thrill from raw adrenaline without crashing along with a reality check and the shit scared outta you all in one night.

      So, you dodged a bullet.








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      • #4
        You need to send him a thank you card!

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        • #5
          You got off real easy with a statement you made rather than an excuse.

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          • #6
            I love a happy ending !
            I love the smell of smoked pork in the morning !

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            • #7
              Goes to show ya, not all of "us" who wear the badge (or in my case wore it ) are total dicks

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