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    Motorcycle Riding Award

    I almost won a riding award today. Instead, I just got a verbal "honorable mention." I was wrongly accused of passing on a double yellow. I was more reasonably accused of getting around the 'moving obstacles' at a very rapid pace.

    I was very professional as I signaled to the officer and found a nice safe place to discuss the award. I was warned to stay on the bike as I searched for my license and insurance. Once I pulled off my helmet and this mop of grey hair flopped out, I think the young officer downgraded his awards speech. After checking my info in his car, he handed back my license and we politely discussed the technicalities. I earnestly listened to his suggestions. He then left me beside the road to resume my travels without giving me a riding award.

    (I was on my way to the Empire Pub in Tulsa to have some pints with a bunch of Brits while we watched England's Three Lions play Slovakia in the 2024 Euros. The three Lions played poorly for much of the game, but saved their tournament in injury time and then overtime.)
    Last edited by 955i; 2 weeks ago.

    #2
    Grey hair and politeness goes a long way. And best of luck to the 3 Lions.

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    • 955i
      955i commented
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      Jude Bellingham's bicycle kick goal is one for the highlight reel!

    • wildbears
      wildbears commented
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      Agreed. Unbelievable.

    • 955i
      955i commented
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      USMNT have a huge task tonight. Too few warriors on our team.

    #3
    Best to plead your case before they go back to their car. Once they
    come back with the award, it's usually too late.
    EricM used the excuse for passing on DYL by saying that he rides in
    Vermont where it's legal and thought it was in all the states. The LEO
    when back to his cruiser, confirmed he was correct about VT and let
    him off with a warning. When I'd ride with people from out of VT I tell
    them tha it's legal and we will be doing it.... often.
    You do have to watch though, because people will only look one way
    when pulling out of their driveways.

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      #4
      Originally posted by 955i View Post
      I almost won a riding award today.....
      In situations like this I find it helps to have a pretty riding buddy along with you as well.

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      • Lee
        Lee commented
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        I agree

      #5
      Susan! you are being used! do NOT enable him.

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      • Susan
        Susan commented
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        I've asked him to bring "the pretty riding buddy" by the house so that we can meet!

      • 955i
        955i commented
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        Whoa! That might be interesting!
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