this is my rant. don't like it. good for you. go tell someone who cares. or maybe just don't read it and waste your time and mine with your silly comments.
i am disgusted with the cops in our city. no not all of them, just some. the ones that i am disgusted with i can not point out, but we all know the type that they are.
i am bewilddered as i hold a ticket in my hand for failing to turn right (at denman and robson) "sorry officer that bus behind me was pushing up my ass, and these lovely polite curtious cagers were absolutely willing to let me merge in i just didn't feel like it." i don't think so. ridiculous. i am not going to put my maybe 400 lbs machine in a battle for space with a 2500lbs machine driven by someone who with all due respect probably doesn't have there license and even if they do are still completely useless at driving. we all know the jack ass drivers in this city why is it hard to fathom that i don't want to get pinned between a bus and two suvs ??? that i value my working body and property intact.
I am disgusted because there is an active campaign against sport bikes. I witness bicycles doing all sort of illegal shit, most riding without helmets (which is against the law if they are on the road) and no one cares. I witness physical violence and drunk driving on a nightly basis. i see drugs everywhere and violence associated with them. i here daily about home invasions. shootings and stabbings, there is open prostitution in this city. we all know what a rub and tug is. i see acts of vandalism and destruction of private property. i see assault and battery. hell i have to wear bullet proof to work because its a possibility that i will catch a stray bullet. what kind of hell do we live in that the public out rage simply isn't there. hey another shooting. hey another old lady kicked in the head after being robbed, hey another 50 kgs imported hey another "massage parlor". hey another car stolen. hey another business broken into.
and this... failing to turn right. is what really endangers the public. how ridiculous. for all the bad things happening that we bare witness to on a daily basis, why are we the targets? because we speed? who do we hurt? how many times is it my life in my hands?? can you honestly say that I am likely to hurt someone else when i drive down that open two lane highway at 120 instead of 100? how often does this happen?? if i want to kill myself driving 300 then fuck off and let me. as long as i don't hurt anyone else who gives a rats ass???? why waste our tax dollars on such retarded cash grabs. cuz thats all this is. a cash grab a pointless little turn around cash grab. they aren't saving anyones life, they aren't doing anything to stop any real criminals. they are simply adding money to the pot. in the words of the officer "they just keep coming all day" and whats the real harm? yes 1 out of every 50 cars is doing something "wrong" but who really cares? do you? i don't? no big deal. someone crossed an intersection in the wrong lane. and not a big ass hummer, or double long truck and trailer. just a bike. a little small bike.
am i going to dispute this. damn straight. why? simply because i'm tired of paying such useless tickets. i'm bleeding in the street and call 911 there is a 20 minute (in downtown) response time. i speed and ever cop on the force is out there nailing me for 10k over.
everyone that bitches about wasting tax payers money on something useless. here you go. bitch about this useless enforcement of such a stupid waste of time. you want to bitch at me about my wasting the courts time, be my guest but its my tax dollars that pay for that court time too, and its my tax dollars and ticket dollars that are paying for these cops to let me bleed with a knife hanging out my back because they are more interested pulling over speeders or giving me traffic violations like parking in a bus zone at 3am (when no buses are running and my girlfriend is just picking up some cold medicine from 7-11)
i never had a real issue with cops before. i never really cared about the tickets i've received (2 in 7 years). but after the last 5 days i have nothing good to say anymore.
fight EVERYTHING! if nothing else at least you might suck the money back out of those bastards that you had to pay in fines. back the system up so bad that they have to throw everything out because it takes 2 years to get a court date. SCREW THEM then maybe they'll work on catching criminals instead of worrying who is going 10 k over the limit.
screw the man. he screws with my work, he screws with me making money he screws with my riding enjoyment, he screws with me. so screw him