Disappointed in my Fellow Riders Today
I was coming home from a run on the bike and had to stop at the Traffic Lights.
On the other side of the intersection, there were 6 bikes already stopped in the centre lane. An old Goldwing and 1 Standard and 4 HD Clones.
Nodded to the group, no return nod given. So what, your problem.
Go about 800 metres up the road (60 kph zone) and there's a young Copper from the Hwy Patrol with a hand held radar gun wearing a hi vis jacket standing in the footpath entrance of a child pre school. The footpath driveway curve is well vegetated and the school signage is all hi vis green yellow to boot. I was well aware of this spot as it often Policed as the road prior was 80 KPH zone before the lights. His car was parked on the footpath.
All 6 fellow Riders has just passed this Copper, BUT not one gave any sign to me while stationary for a minute at those lights of his presence just up the road, waiting for me.
The usual is to rotate an upright finger in a circular motion or wave your hand downwards or flash your lights. Not today.
Being a Law abiding person, I always stay at or below the posted 60 kph there, and today I was at 58 when I say him from about 500 metres and all the cars for some reason (dual lane) stayed at 60 as well.
Of course, I gave The Officer a thumbs up as I passed him, but he was looking through the gun into the distance and missed it.