Got a Ticket!!!!! grrrrrrr
Posted June 29, 2003 - 05:12 PM
well i usually ride horses at this loacal part of the forest in my area and saw some people riding quads and thought wow awesome i'll bring my dirtbike out here. well me a couple friends (klx300, RM125, Polaris Predator 500(some quad)) well we found this awesome clay pit and was riding around and we decided if we had any wardens come we would run. we could have easily out ran them cause it was rainy and really muddy conditions. well my friend was goin up and hill and he is kindof inexperienced so he stalled. i rode up to help him and as soon as i started to help him get his bike back down and to crank it here comes the game warden! i was pissed! cause we could have easily gotten away and had already planned on it. but anyways the warden was really cool and thought the laws were stupid anyways cause he rides quads alot. but he just gave us a warning for destruction of public property(when he admitted he did more damage with his 4x4 truck) and gave us a 53 dollar fine for operating an off road vehicle in the closed area(he could have given us alot more). its pretty gay cause he said if my bike was street legal nothing would have happened to me and i would be allowed there. i thought that was stupid cause i would be doing the same damage i was then but it makes it ok just because i have a freakin title! our laws do not make any sense but anyways i'll shut up. ya'll be careful!
Posted June 29, 2003 - 07:16 PM
Mistake #1, planning a getaway from an area where you know you shouldn't be riding.
if we had any wardens come we would run
Mistake #2, copping an attitude towards the authorities even though you know your in the wrong.
here comes the game warden! i was pissed!
Lucky you #1.
the warden was really cool
Lucky You #2.
and gave us a 53 dollar fine
I'm not trying to piss on your parade or flame your thread but how do you think his attitude toward offroaders would of been if you'd of hauled ass whether you got caught or not.
I checked your Biography before I sent this post and saw you were young.
I'll give you some advice like I gave my son who is also your age and rides offroad.
WHEN YOUR CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN LIKE THAT, TAKE YOUR MEDICINE LIKE A MAN. DON'T TAKE THE EASYOUT AND RUN.
Posted June 30, 2003 - 06:37 AM
i shouldn't have posted the part about being pissed cause i was pissed yeah but i did not have an attitude with the officer whatsoever. if u do that ur asking to get in trouble. yes i am young but i am more mature than most 19 years olds. he admitted to us that just about everyone runs and gets away. he wouldn't have looked at off roaders any differently. around here they aren't as strict as say california and most of the cops around here could care less if u were riding on the main road with ur bike as long as ur not hot rodding it so most of the officers probably wouldn't care if u did run, they would just give up. and also i wasn't sure if i wasn't suppose to be riding in that area or not. we had some people tell us ur not suppose to but we didn't know how well they knew the area. if i would have ran i wouldn't have ever came back there. i've ridden there like 6 other times and had no one bother us. anyways i'll stop my rambling, had to defend myself since u made me sound like an idiot.
Posted June 30, 2003 - 03:22 PM
Posted June 30, 2003 - 05:49 PM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 05:05 AM
Given your Christian signature, I would have expected you to take the high road and accept the consciences for your behavior. Whether you committed a crime or not, running from the authorities is wrong. WWJD?
After reading your 3 posts in this tread, I suggest that you slow down and think about what you are writing. The image that people are seeing is not consistent with your signature.
A bumper sticker does not define your faith, your actions do.
Ride hard - Take chances
Posted July 01, 2003 - 07:17 AM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 08:48 AM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 11:11 AM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 01:33 PM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 01:36 PM
Posted July 01, 2003 - 03:37 PM
A couple things....One is stick with this forum. Ya, you are going to get razed by doing what you did, and the members let you know it. We (even a lawdog aka warden, like myself) has done some things that weren't entirely legal under the age of 21. You at least didn't run, and learned.
Two, you are mature, just sometimes try to justify your actions that occurred without pre-thinking. The guys, gals, and myself are just saying look at the big picture before you go. Maybe ask yourself if it is worth it.
Let me put this in an analogy.
Last year I popped a guy for shouting an elk (bull) that didn't meet state requirements on antler points. Old boy said, and I qoute "how was I supposed to know what the law says?" As I loaded his elk, rifle, ammo and other assorted equipment associated with the hunt in my truck, I replied "By reading the rules and becoming informed."
Think about it for a while, go ride where its legal, and have fun.
Posted July 01, 2003 - 05:08 PM
cause he said if my bike was street legal nothing would have happened to me and i would be allowed there.
Basically the crime is not having a street legal bike in an off road area. "Alive" is fairly responsible person considering the crimes other off roaders - most of them adults, have committed.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 04:18 AM
In NJ everyplace is illegal to ride a dirt bike. It has always been that way. If I have problems now I just take my helmet off and show my gray hair. Since I'm older than most cops they don't give me a hard time. I am also polite. But years ago I would do anything to get away and I never got caught.
Where I ride now was made into a wildlife preserve just to keep out bikes and atv's. When I go in I put mud on my license plate. My bike is 96 DB. If the treehuggers don't like me I don't care. I pass people slowly and politely. If they give me a hard time I roost them.
Am I an [@#$%&*!]? If the answer is yes is it genetic or my environment?
I don't care I'm still riding!
Posted July 02, 2003 - 04:51 AM
well we found this awesome clay pit and was riding around and we decided if we had any wardens come we would run. we could have easily out ran them cause it was rainy and really muddy conditions.
well my friend was goin up and hill and he is kindof inexperienced so he stalled. i rode up to help him and as soon as i started to help him get his bike back down and to crank it here comes the game warden! i was pissed! cause we could have easily gotten away and had already planned on it.
we had some people tell us ur not suppose to but we didn't know how well they knew the area.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 05:46 AM
Posted July 02, 2003 - 10:32 AM
I didnt know "shouting " at an elk was such a serious offence in the USA
Its more serious than hunting and killing them with high power scoped rifles, carving them up with a battery powered sawzall, and cutting trees down to load them on your ATV so you can take them to your bar-b-que
Posted July 02, 2003 - 02:22 PM
I certainly hope you didn't take my post as jumping on your case. I don't want you to feel unwelcome or leave.
I've been out of town since Monday morning and hadn't had a chance to read this thread until I just got back home. I kinda knew this thread would take an anti AliveInMyOde direction.
My point to you, or any other TT member young or old, is this.
1- Don't ruin the image of our sport to outsiders, whether their the authorities or not.
2- When your caught in a compromising position, as we all have been at one time or another, don't run away. Take whatever the consequences may be.
In other words BE A MAN
Even though TT has over 20000 members every single member is important. There has and always will be strength in numbers. At any moment someone who doesn't agree with you, or what you may do, could need you as an ally for some other cause.
I wasn't trying to preach or be your dad. I was trying to let you know my take on your actions described in the thread.
I've got 4 kids and 11 hands at my business who I try to let know similar things all the time.
I make my own bed every day, and even when I don't do a good job of it I'll never fail to owe up to it.
I look forward to seeing some more of your posts.
Posted July 02, 2003 - 08:08 PM
Happens after long days at work, you should hear me talk on a radio after a ten hour day.
Just so you know, if I catch you "shooting" an illegal elk, it will be about a grand. A moose close to 3 grand, and with both you lose your license.
I personally "shout" at elk each and every year. Last time is when I spent all day hunting, then saw a 6 point bull about 200 yards from the house at night.
No, I didn't, for I am a man of steel and resisted all temptations, although I cried a lot.
If you run, you break bigger laws then riding in close areas.