Gotta rant for a min. I got pulled over yesterday leaving work. I work downtown at a state agency that has lots of State Police on campus for various reasons. Put my gear on and was waiting for the bike to warm up there in the garage and notice an officer going through the gates leaving the parking garage – pulled right in front of me by about 10ft so you’d think he saw me sitting there, so I say to myself ‘ok we’re just gonna give the guy a min or so to get down the road and then leave’. I waited but apparently he got stuck at a light at the end of the block with a few other cars lined up behind him.
There are two lanes left and one right at a stop light and as usual everyone is chicken shit to pull up in the far left lane next to the cop, its open so of course I take it. Stopped next to a SUV at my right, we are first and both turning left, the cop is behind the SUV and there are cars behind the cop. Light is green and we pull away, now many times, during the apex of this turn one of the cars will veer into the other lane for whatever reason so you gotta be aware. The SUV and I make the left pulling away from this light and at the apex, only maybe 20mph she starts to come into my lane a bit – you gotta be aware like I said because this happens frequently. I honestly felt encroached on and needed to accelerate through the turn/apex anyway so I sped up just a hair and when we made the turn I goosed it just the slightest dick hair, got about 2-3 cars on the SUV, put my signal on right and came over to the middle, checked, then came over to the far right lane to see the cops lights on and him behind me. I stop and im trying like hell to find N because the gear box is still cold and it doesn’t wanna go. After a few tries and trying to not look like im gonna run I find N and put the kickstand down – didn’t even have time to shut it down, get my helmet off or put hazards on. By that time the officer is a foot away from me. I look up and open my helmet, officer is so pissed he’s trembling. Older guy maybe in his 50’s, pudgy as hell with glasses and just about 3 or 4, inch long pubic looking hairs coming from around his chin area but otherwise clean shaven. We are now sitting at a light in the middle of DT Indy. Again, visually I can see the guy is way pissed….
Cop – (yelling) Why did you gun it like that??!!! (repeat)
Me – I didn’t know I gunned it
Cop – Why did you gun (goose?) it like that??!!!
Me – I was trying to…
Cop – (still yelling) I saw you and why would you do that RIGHT IN FRONT OF
ME??!!! Keeps saying similar stuff about me gunning it.
Me – (calm but now getting pissed and very firm with Cop) I didn’t do it on purpose!! Officer, I don’t know why you are yelling at me and raising your voice!
Cop – (much calmer now but still pissed and yelling but less loud) Do you want a ticket or a warning??!! You gunned it and were speed’ing, do you know the speed limit is 30 in town??!
Me – (DOT badge inside jacket pocket – fuk yes I know speed limits lol) How fast was I going officer??
Cop – (obviously flustered and dumbfounded) [looks at ground] Welp…I..uhh, I don’t know!!
Me – Well where’s the radar? You don’t have me on radar???!!
Cop – well I was pacing you and..
Me – But I don’t feel as though I was speeding and You Don’t Have Me On Radar! Where’s the radar??!! (lol)
Cop – (seriously flustered now – im thinking possible heart attack or something) [throws arms in air] WELL JUST GO KILL YOURSELF THEN
Me - (now thinking - there will be no ticket so ill leave that option up to myself
After he said that he turned and stormed off back to his car. We sat there at the red waiting for it to change, him with his lights still on. Went green and pulled away straight and he turned right.
When I goosed it out of the left turn apex I MIGHT
have just grazed 40mph for a sec but I feel a cop with a better eye woulda seen what I perceived as the SUV encroaching into my lane during the turn. I do remember glancing at 42 on the dash before letting off so I might have just hit 40, maybe upper 30’s but im not about to slam the brakes on mid apex even if it is only at 20mph. He wasn’t about to let me explain that and most certainly not the fact that its policy of motorcyclists (smart ones) to accelerate through a turn especially toward the end. Thought it was interesting that he never asked for license & registration, name, ID, am i a Nazi, anything/nothing. And im almost sure ill run into the jackass here in the building at work sometime.
After I pulled away I thought ‘ya know what if I did accidentally kill myself or even just intentionally get pissed off and launch myself into the baseball stadium across the street at 120, how would the guy feel’?? Ive had people close to me commit suicide too and its just not a cool thing to have said. I stayed chill and cool because getting pissed on the MC is never good especially in downtown traffic and im still not exactly pissed or even flustered, just cant believe these are the guys they feel are adequate to do the job here in my city. And, just wanted to relay the story because I know there are at least a couple of ya out there who can relate. Oh, and im not looking for a cop bashing sesh, just wanted to rant a min. Even though Mr. Pudgy with old woman vagina chin hairs can
. Rant ovah!
Apologies for the novella, I usually only try to write these in the winter when there’s plenty of reading time.