Do you run from cops?
In Chicago, I think a lot of guys run from cops. I've only been riding for like 2-3 months (last summer). I personally know 2 guys who run from cops and when I was selling my r1, one guy who came and looked at it told me how he was running the night before.
One night another friend and I are riding and in the beginning of our ride we were definitely speeding (its 2am on a week night on the highway). Toward the end of the night as we got into the city, traffic picked up and we were going with the flow of traffic +5/10 mph, just trying to get away from it all. As we clear traffic I'm ready to pick up speed again. I look at my friend and take off. 30 secs later I look up and don't see my friend, only flashing lights. Turns out he got pulled over by a state trooper and was issued 8 tickets and had his bike impounded because getting that many tickets at once is a "jail-able offense". His mom kept him from going to jail because she's a cop. The state trooper said we followed us for about 2 miles. The last 5 miles of our trip were completely in traffic. The tickets he issued were total bs. My friend is the most responsible rider I know. He never lane splits, always signals and is a real atgatt man etc. I'm not on the other hand (ie I lane split because I know its safer and I do usually try to get out in front of traffic even if it means speeding a few miles over.) He got tickets for not signalling, wreck-less driving etc. It was the troopers first week on the job. In short, I think he got a lot of my tickets. Now he swears he's running next time. This has cost him over $2000 (he only paid $2800 for his bike).
I don't think I'll ever have the balls to run, I wonder does any here?
*Started posting this thinking I could post an anonymous poll like other forums. So much typing, I figured I'd still post it.