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    Tell me what I did wrong.

    I'm a rider with 12yrs of street riding experience and I can't for the life of me figure out what I did wrong. Today a cop whipped out behind me on a 2 lane road. Road quickly became 4 lanes and I chose the right hand lane. little ways further we entered a construction zone where they were tearing up the road, I dropped to 35mph (45mph zone). A construction truck pulled into my lane and stopped approx 200yds up the road. Immediately the cop changed to the left hand lane about 5ft behind me. As I approached the stopped truck I kept looking behind as the cop was so close in the other lane I couldn't see him in my mirrors. Didn't want to risk ticket or collision pulling in front of the cop so I held place until I was at a stop behind the truck in my lane. The cop tracked my speed and stayed with me the whole time until he was stopped. Now we're both stopped holding up all traffic. He leans out yelling about how I either need to learn to ride or get off the road. And to f****** go already! So I pulled in front of him and went on. Now I was angry and I do t like to ride angry, especially with a cop behind me and I needed gas anyway, so another 1/2mi I pulled in to fuel up. The cop pulled in too and was yelling at me that I'm a danger and I need to get off the road, and that I have mirrors so I should use them before I 'dump it while looking behind me' and that I need to keep up with the posted speed limit. I calmly tried to explain that I didn't feel safe at night going 45 through a construction area with parts of the road torn up, and that he was so close that I couldn't see him in my mirrors so I had to keep looking back to see if I was clear to change lanes. He didn't really care to hear it and was very annoyed by my actions. He sped off and that was that. Fellas, what did I do wrong?
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    Nick

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    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello cheapbastard's Avatar
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    if you can't do 45, sell the speedy.

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    Shoulda whipped out your gun and shot him in the face because you felt threatened. Duh.
    I think the new one looks like a plastic little bitch compared to the muscled street brawler I've got in my garage...
    The new Tuono was on the cards, but it is even uglier than the new speedy
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    The "Friends" of Officer Frank Poncherello Bad Santa 1050's Avatar
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    Dash cam type set ups are your friend, particularly a rearward facing one too.

    Meanwhile old mate cop was running late for his pay off/free blowie from his CI and didn't appreciate you delaying him further.

    File an official complaint...

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    You did nothing wrong, the cop was tailgating and you where riding cautiously for your own safety.
    Screw that guy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Santa 1050 View Post
    File an official complaint...
    Definitely do this. The higher ups take this kind of behavior seriously. Don't let another sociopathic prick cop off the hook, file the complaint.

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    Should have told him to give you a ticket if he thought you were doing something illegal. Then let a Judge sort it out. Guaranteed he wouldn't show because he wouldn't want to explain to the judge why he was being an asshole, but most likely he wouldn't even give you a ticket at all.

    There's a lot of jackass cops out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheapbastard View Post
    if you can't do 45, sell the speedy.


    ...and why is this in the hooligan section?

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    Because we don't have a wet paper bag section
    Anyone seen my 10 mm wrench?

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    I dont think the cop liked your beard.
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