So yesterday my riding pal and I decided to do the Vancovuer, BC - Winthrop Wa, Hope Princeton BC loop and home to Vancouver - delicious as you all know.
The 28,000 acre fire near Winthrop smoked things up but the roads were good and the V-1 worked it's magic time after time. Note to reader every small town is WA loves to collect revenue in those 25 MPH zones
So we are riding west though Manning Park at about 7 pm and the two asshats (who are optimistically eastbound) are standing by their van holding up a sign up that says "need gas"
We U Turn and return to give them some fuel. Between Marc and I we have about 8 gallons in our fuel cells and we are half full on our main tanks. Our plan was to give them all 8 gallons.
As we pull up they "seem strange" and can't get their shit together - i.e. a container for gas, siphon hose etc. I am still on my bike and am beginning to think these two are functioning on less than a full tank themselves when..... I notice in the cup holders in the van open beers and then it all becomes clear - these two are both wasted and a little sh*t canned.
I tell them sorry boys we don't give gas to drunks pull another U turn and head back west. We leave them standing roadside still looking stupid. I lost a brother to a drunk driver and have no patience with this behaviour.
Since this is a long weekend I expect the RCMP somewhere on the Hope Princeton. So I zeroed my trip meter and sure enough 13.5 kilometers later there was a pack of 7 (seven) RCMP set up in a 4 lane passing zone that is 80KM.
Technical note: they had two Laser units running and were tagging traffic both ways. Seven officers no waiting. I stopped, explained the story of the two ASSHATS and they sent an officer off for a visit. Hopefully, these two were still there and were taken off the road for the rest of the weekend
Enough riders die each year without having to face two "extra" stoners in a van on a prime riding road.