Yesterday, on the UBC Bubble Tea Ride, we were on our way towards the Mining Museum on the Sea to Sky when we encountered one of these:
No joke. His bike was pulled over, lights flashing and he was writing a cager up when we rode by him.
On our way back, me, nisatreaty and unknown Gixxer rider rode by him as he waited on center shoulder. He pulled up behind us and followed us for several kilometers while we rode at the speed limit.
As soon the passing lanes opened up, we pulled into the slow lane and he ripped by us, unleashing a very healthy number of those R1200 horses as he sped away.
Not just that, but he was absolutely spirited in the way he railed around those sweepers. Intrigued, I went after him and kept a safe distance, but keeping him within sight. He wasn't shy on this highway!
There was no pursuit, no emergency, nothing to respond to. Eventually he slowed down and pulled casually off one of the exits before Horseshoe Bay. There was no doubt about it -- he was just having a good time, carving up corners like any of us like to.
Part of me is unhappy about the hypocrisy of him writing people up for tickets while committing the very offense that he is fining people for, but another part of me thinks it was pretty cool to see a cop who a.) wasn't on a Harley, b.) knew how to ride and c.) wasn't shy about opening it up like the rest of us.
Either way, he was definitely patrolling this stretch of highway and will likely be here to stay.
One more thing. The bike may have been different, but he was still wearing standard issue navy blue sleeveless shirt on his highway parade.
Comments? Thoughts? Insights into this mysterious new toy that North Vancouver PD have acquired?