Lads I had the unfortunate luck of running into the man (read State Police Officer) on saturday on the way to a favorite trail less then 2 miles from the house. The story goes like this. I live in rural oregon, and ride regularly ride on paved roads to get to trails, as I am surrounded by National Forest. I have on several occasions been stopped or talked to law enforcement while riding, and have never been hasseled. I have even had cops tell me where to find trails. Any ways I had 2 friends up to ride, one rode my xr 600, and the other rode an xr350, which belongs to the friend riding my xr600. Anyways I was leading, riding the road to the trail. When Officer Dick Face comes around the corner stops and waves for me to stop. He immediately goes up to the xr350 ridden by Mike and starts in on the head light being out. Officer DF asks for everyones license. I didnt bring mine so he looks at my friend on my xr600 and says your the only one with a cycle endorsement hands the license back and doesnt talk to him ever again. The Officer DF asks me for my info, and I give it, and am warned if I give false info he will take me to jail. His partner is nice and friendly and older talks about bikes with us, and mentions Stonyford in Nor Cal. After 15 minutes officer DF returns hands a ticket to Mike (xr350) and proceeds to call him my name (Team Oatmeal Pie) for the next 5 minutes during his lecture. When finished I explain that he is calling Mike my name. The officer with mikes license in his hand looks me in the face and says no he's you. I look at mikes ticket and it has half my name and half mikes? ok. I then get my ticket, and I ask him how about a stern warning and let us go, he says no, then explains I am also getting an extra ticket for unlawful use for allowing someone (mike on the xr350) to ride a bike with no headlight, i.e. lack of maintanence (no head light. I try to explain that I dont own the xr350, so how can I be responsible for it? I also mentioned to the Officers that a fellow officer lives down the street and we have no problems. He doesnt care and leaves. It ruined a good day of riding. I will get the license as they didnt seem to care that the bikes didnt have and street legal stuff like turn signals etc, all he seemed to care about was the license and acting like a buffoon. I suspect I can get out of some of this, for one I cant be responsible for a bike I dont own. Second, he claims we where pulled over for a head light out, but my questions is can you ride legally with the head light off. It could have been off but operational and he wouldnt have known, this might be a weak excuse to pull some one over. Let alone the technicalities, wrong name etc. Next time should I run? I have a healthy respect for all people, but dont like the bullshit that particular ass was giving out. I was very disapointed with the rude treatment I received. I hate to say it too but the officer really focused on my friend who happens to have long hair. Its very interesting we both graduated from college togather,and have similiar upbringings, middle class, etc. I am a medical rep, selling ultrasound machines, clean cut, etc., and talk to people everyday and am very friendly easy going. Mike the longhair just looks different, and he got hassled more, I literally had to walk over to mike and cop because he was physically intimidating him by standing much to close, like 3-5" from his face and barking orders. I intervened by asking questions and changing his focus to me. All I can says is I accept the responsibility of riding on roads with out a license and will get one asap. But If I see Officer DF again I will give him the one finger salute.