I had quite an unusual experience this evening will headed to Abbotsford to meet up with a friend to ride the back roads of Washington State.
I proceeded from Canada Way to take the Kensington on ramp (heading eastbound) and noticed that there was bumper to bumper traffic at 7PM in all three lanes. I was not a happy camper and was running late already.
As I began to approach the Brunette exit, (over the North Road portion of Hwy. 1), I saw out of the corner of my eye, a lone police officer stop traffic and pointed to me and motioned me to come over. At this point, I am in the slow lane, and had to make a beeline to wear he was standing (I'm thinking to myself, you got to be freakin' kidding me!). I tripled and quadrupled check that traffic was indeed stopped and cut across the three lanes.
I stopped on the shoulder and the RCMP officer asked me if I could hear him, I sorta said yes (still confused why I was pulled over), he said that he wanted to check my license plate and that it was not stashed in the wheel wheel (despite having a fender eliminator kit on the bike). He said that I was free to leave as my license plate met his requirements. I just shook my head at the two elder statesmen that were pulled over with their Harleys, they smiled and waved as I took off (yes, I did shoulder check before I merged from the shoulder). Btw, traffic was non-existent after the mini roadblock.
Anybody else have any similar experiences on the No. 1 or a busy street/highway/ freeway?