I was visiting my chick in Pleasanton yesterday and we went to a non-desript shopping center for some lunch. When we pulled in there was 300 hundred sport bikes clogging the parking lot. We took a walk through to take a census on the bikes and why the hell they were there. I only saw one 10 but at least 5 new R1's. Most of the crowd were squids with the new bikes and matching helmets and cheap matching jackets, bout 2 inches of fresh tire on each side, never been ridden. A lot of thugs from Oak-town all frontin'. Lots of posers, but still cool to see that many bikes AND NO HARLEYS.
The sad, sad part was the 20 CHP bikes and 10 local cops shadowing the group. Pleasanton is that all american suburban town where the cops will ticket you for spittin' on the sidewalk. Here's the clincher, there was a CHP chopper circling above! Just in case anyone tried to run, they wouldn't get away.
I asked a CHiPy what was going on, he said they had been following from other counties, I think Sacto, not sure. He didn't even know what town he was in!
It gets worse. After lunch we went home and jumped on my bike, took the long road to Frisco and then went back to Pleasanton (maybe 45 miles between). Now it had been about 4 and a half hours since lunch and we are riding down the interstate about 15 miles from P-town and we see the same CHP chopper circling a small area in Castro Valley! The group had moved on to C.V. and the cops, chopper and all were still on doggin' 'em!
Those CHP choppers cost $350 an hour to operate plus all the overtime from officers who "don't even know where they are" because they have been trailing a group of hardened criminals on sport bikes. You'd think they were going to rob a bank or somethin'. Very, very sad state of affairs