I was riding my Ninja back from work. And when I got to the expressway I noticed it was a bit busy (Friday night), but decided to go up it anyway. I worked my way through the cars on it slowly and noticed a car trying to keep up…but didn’t think much of it. I take my exit ramp and the car follows and is a little bit close which worries me. I get to the first intersection off of the expressway and turn right (on a red) and then pass quite a few cars in the scooter lane. I get to the next intersection…it’s a red light (and I wanna go straight)…so I pull up to the front and stop.
The cops who I guess were chasing me come from behind in the oncoming lane…and block me off. They jump out maybe expecting me to run…I don’t. I turn off the bike and push it to the side. Conversation went something like this:
Cop: You were riding on an expressway
Me: Yeah, but there’s that new law big bikes will be allowed on there soon
Cop: But not yet.
Me: I know, soon… It’s safer for me to ride up there.
Cop: Safer? It’s dangerous.
Me: You ever ridden under it? Small intersections, people running lights, stray dogs, potholes…it’s much safer on top. There are no intersecting roads on top…much safer.
Cop: I have a big bike too.
Me: Oh? What kind?
Cop: …uhh…mmm…you wouldn’t have heard of it.
Me: Oh, err…ok.
Cop: Well, you can go…but don’t ride on the expressway anymore.
Me: Well…you mean until after that law finishes going through.
Cop: Err, yeah…until then don’t.
That was pretty much it. I was surprised that after all the trouble chasing me they didn’t bother giving me a ticket. Plus I can think of at least 4 different things they could’ve ticketed me for. Odd.