So my FZ1 West Coast Gather plans kept changing and my trip was rapidly dissapearing so I quickly threw my bags on the bike and headed out Saturday afternoon. Now any of my road trips do not officailly begin until my ferry docks and I disembark....
Me: YAAAA!! First off the ferry and hittin the road!! I'm going to ride new roads!! I'm going to meet new people!! I'm going to.... pull over to the roadside!!
Officer: Were you thinking of running??
Me: What? Running?
Officer: When I pulled behind you and hit the lights you sped up.
Me: Sorry.. when I noticed you I pulled right over. I just got off the ferry and guess I was to excited about being on vacation.
Officer: Ya... well see here is the ticket I can give you ($489), but here is the ticket I will give you ($198).
Me: Ahhh... thank you!?
Vacation Time: approx. 3 mins Distance: 5 miles Fees: $198
So, after that take it easy, visit some friends, make it to the border, go to duty free and buy a bottle of water to bypass ridiculously long border line up...
Customs Officer: Hello sir, the computer has randomly selected you for a search. Please pull over to the side and take this paper inside.
Me: Ahhhhhhhh..... ok?
After an hour at the border I head out again for Hwy 20. I had been pre warned about heavy speed enforcement up until Rockport so I'm taking it easy....
Me: Allright... leaving Rockport... should take advantage of this passing lane to get by this truck..... ok now back to my lane and WTF?
Officer: I got you on radar doing 58
Me: Ahhhh ya?
Officer: Any reason you were going so fast?
Me: Are you serious? Its a 50 zone right??
Officer: We have zero tolerance for speeding on this road. Sign here ($93).
Me: So is this the part where you point at the camera and everyone starts laughing?
Vacation Time: 5hrs Distance: 110 miles Fees: $291
Uneventful trip to Okanogan, find a hotel and rest up. Call Glassguy in the morning and make plans to hook up at the Coulee Dam. Pull out of the parking lot and onto the highway...
Me: Okay forget yesterday and just enjoy the roads, enjoy the scenery, enjoy the CHERRIES!!
Officer: Any reason for travelling so fast?
Me: Come on! You had to see me pull onto the highway right there.
Officer: Nope, I came over the hill and got you on the radar.
Me: Well, I was just trying to adjust my throttle to a cruising speed.
Officer: No excuse.
Me: Please!! another mile and I would have been ten over tops!! Please!!
Officer: Sign here ($153).
Vacation Time: 20hrs Distance: 250 miles Fees: $444
Well... after that I almost just said fug it and headed home but continued on and had a great time at the gather. Good roads, good riding, and good people, and not another ticket all week!!