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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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SV's It's only Monday!

Tell me this week will get better.....
So yesterday my apartment floods. I can't get ahold of emergency maitanence. I had to wait till today to get anything done about it...

This morning I left 10 minutes early for work at 6:45am. a freakin cop pulls me over and says I was doing 53 mph in a 35 zone. he was walking up to my truck so I flicked my cig out the window and he said, "why are you littering" i said WTF excuse me...he said you just littered I said sorry. he said "ya know we pay to have these roads cleaned up" WTF man its the interstate! anyway he said he pulled me over for speeding...yet I know I'm already for sure getting a ticket just over the cig flick. He takes my info, yet me go round and round about why I have ky tags and licence, and I am in PA. He goes to his cruiser for about 10 minutes. He comes back and says he's going to cut me a break...ok he's still giveing me a ticket...he didn't use radar, vascar, he must have used a stop watch. on the bottom of the ticket he wrote measured 200 FT, and he wrote the ticket up as "Obedience to obey traffic device." then on notes he wrote M.C in bed of Pickup..
Mean while my boss rolls by me while I'm pulled over WTF!!

On lunch I checked this out. from the stop sign where I pull out it was one tenth of a mile to where he was sitting and "clocked me" from that point it was one tenth of a mile to the sharp curved on-ramp of the interstate. I can safely take this curve tops at 30 mph with the bike in the truck! I'm takeing this to court. two tenth's of a mile total here!

ok ok enuff of that....I get off work to drop the bike off at the shop to have the valve service done for tomorrow's appointment. I BS'd with the service guy for about a 1/2 hr, then I left...he calls me back about 15 minutes later while I'm sitting on the bridge over the river stuck in major rush hour...he said hey man you left your cooler and ramp here...ahhhh [email protected], so I turn around to go get it. well on the way home I am BS'n with a friend on 2 way nextel...no sooner I get to my apartment I get out walk up to the apartment... I locked my freakin keys in the truck!!! so I call maitanence luckly they got their 24 hour service fixed... he said it will be about an hour I said cool take your time...I sat out on my tail gate opened the cooler and drank a 6 pack of bud light by myself he finally showed up about an hour later I get in my apartment, get my spare key to the truck and get my keys out of the ignition. Then I wondered over to my neighbors patio and drunk a beer with her for a bit, next thing I know she's already gave me 7 beers while we BS'd for 4 hours. I had to pis so freakin bad I held it for SO long, I had to make an excuse to bail, so I told her I had to go check my email or some [email protected]!
I'll be over there tomorrow drinkin again I'm sure. I just met her yesterday since only our 2 apartments got flooded from rain, I've lived here for about 3 months now, she's cool. That is my freakin MONDAY!!!

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 07-18-2005, 11:45 PM
 
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Hey my toilet flooded my bathroom b/c the fixture behind the toilet broke and I had to scramble to fix it, only after the bathroom floor was 1 inch deep in an odd smelling liquid

Bird man has had probs with his baffroom too, so you are not alone
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he said it will be about an hour I said cool take your time...I sat out on my tail gate opened the cooler and drank a 6 pack of bud light by myself
That's called being an alcoholic. Drinking by yourself is not good.

Anyways, good luck with the neighbor. Just remember, if she's drunk then you shouldn't do anything. I'd say set us up with a live feed like in "American Pie" but there would be nothing to watch with a 10second man!

Plus, I think that I'd only wanna see HER!
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That's a helluva way to start a week out. U def. deserved a cpl beers after putting up w/ all of it, esp. the from the cop. He ought to ck his calculations 'cuz his 200ft. doesn't come close to ur 2/10mi (1056ft). Good luck if u take it to court.

Did ur boss ever say anything to ya??

At least u have ur freebie for this wknd to look forward to!
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My boss passed me when I did a 180 on the road when I was racing my friend in my Ford Escort vs his Mitsubishi Starion Turbo (he lost when he ran it into the rear end of an Altima). But my boss passed me on the other side of the road and when I got to work everyone was asking what happened and making fun of me.

I do feel for you SV. I really do. I have had nothing but bad luck for like months. If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have none at all! So we'll go race the Gap and hit some bars courtesy of GasMan's bank account.
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So how many tickets did you end up with?

That is crazy stuff SV!

But if in the end you get the HOTT neighbor then it might be worth it!

Which by the way...we need pics of her!! HELLO!! just tell her I'm a horny guy that needs lots of hott chicks pics...take a pic of her and post it!! DAMMIT JUST DO IT!!!




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oh and yeah my boss gave me hell
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i talked to one of the engineers here at work about my ticket yesterday. He has a convert program that converts mph, x distance and alot of other converstions mass, air, volume, speed, k/mh, feet, inches, cubic cent, you name it it converts it. Anyway he made some good points..for one we couldn't get any of the cops calculations to come up right. The cop said he measured 200 ft at 2.54 seconds and my speed was 53? he said what was he REACTION time when I crossed that line...he said he can do this senario 10 times and get different calculations. he's right about this. also he said make up some BS where he wrote in the notes section MC in bed of pickup. ..the cop screwed himself...i can make up some BS that I had tie down straps that are rated for lets say 350 lbs, if I took that turn at 53? or faster that would throw the weight G's wise to tripple/quadruple the weight so my bike would have been laying out in the street some where. ahhh this will work. LOL

I checked safely with the bike in the bed of the truck I can take the turn at 30 mph, and with out the bike in the truck I can safely take the turn about 32 to 35 mph.
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well here is what we got, which could still get me in trouble...:
200 ft in 2.54 seconds = 78.740157 ft per second = 53.7 mph

+ 0.25 second reaction delay = 48.9 MPH
+ 0.5 second reaction delay = 44.9 MPH ( this is a pretty big reaction time)

also the last time the cops equipment was tested was 6-02-05 (this is over a month later)

I believe I was doing over 35 mph, maybe around 40 something but not no 53.
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That's called being an alcoholic. Drinking by yourself is not good.

Alcoholics go to meetings. I just think SV was hitting the happy juice! We all do it from time to time!

Booze makes everything better! Sex makes it bestest!
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Alcoholics go to meetings. I just think SV was hitting the happy juice! We all do it from time to time!

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That's called being an alcoholic. Drinking by yourself is not good.

Anyways, good luck with the neighbor. Just remember, if she's drunk then you shouldn't do anything. I'd say set us up with a live feed like in "American Pie" but there would be nothing to watch with a 10second man!

Plus, I think that I'd only wanna see HER!
ummmm a little more ummmmm . lol does drinking 5 nights out of a week quallify me.
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Alcoholics go to meetings. I just think SV was hitting the happy juice! We all do it from time to time!

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SV you can probably fight the ticket. But if you claim you were still speeding, I dont know if they will lessen the amount of the ticket. Sucks you had your house flooded. My place got flooded because when the complex turned into condo's, they re-did the plumbing and forgot to put in a $3.00 copper ell. I had a 10'x10' hole in my kithcen ceiling for a month because of water damage. Paint, bathroom tile, stucco, more paint, new showerhead, everything. It sucked...and that was on my spring break. Luckily, it was all under 3 months from when I moved in, so it was FREE! I feel you man, I have had a " case of the mondays " here and there. with all that and it will make for an interesting drinking story down the road
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ummmm a little more ummmmm . lol does drinking 5 nights out of a week quallify me.
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ummmm a little more ummmmm . lol does drinking 5 nights out of a week quallify me.

5 nights out??? Do ya really need 2 nights to recover? LOL
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When I was at Fort Benning on Kelly Hill, the guys in my unit used to have a six during lunch and then at 430pm they would hit the store up for more and not stop drinking until like 2am. Go to bed for like 3-4 hours and then repeat again the next day for the entire week. Now the weekend, that was different. Drinking started at 430pm on Friday and didn't stop usually until 2am Monday before PT. The only time I did see them stop is either we were fighting with another unit (had many, many brawls the MPs were even scared to stop!) or they passed out.
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SV you can probably fight the ticket. But if you claim you were still speeding, I dont know if they will lessen the amount of the ticket. Sucks you had your house flooded. My place got flooded because when the complex turned into condo's, they re-did the plumbing and forgot to put in a $3.00 copper ell. I had a 10'x10' hole in my kithcen ceiling for a month because of water damage. Paint, bathroom tile, stucco, more paint, new showerhead, everything. It sucked...and that was on my spring break. Luckily, it was all under 3 months from when I moved in, so it was FREE! I feel you man, I have had a " case of the mondays " here and there. with all that and it will make for an interesting drinking story down the road
I just called the district office to find out how I take this ticket to court...I have to pay the fine of $105.50 + $6.00 for processing fees and sign the back of the ticket where it says plead not guilty... just to go to court. Then I will be issued a court date with in a week or two.
If I win my case I get a refund, if I loose they keep it all...seems smart to me to take the risk of the extra $6.00 to go to court and possibly get out of it, or dismissed if the officer doesn't show up.

I guess my apartment has drain spounts near mine and my neighbors apartment..what weird is we are on the bottom floor on the end, out of a 3 story complex, why in the world we have rain drain spouts above our ceiling I have no clue. I look at blueprints all the time, and see weird stuff like this all the time tho.
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That's called being an alcoholic. Drinking by yourself is not good.

I frequently drink by myself...I prefer the company...
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...also the last time the cops equipment was tested was 6-02-05 (this is over a month later)...
This may differ for each state, but last I heard if the equipment hadn't been calibrated that day or the day before, maybe as much as that week, then it'll easily get thrown out. Chances are the cop won't show unless it's his day off. Hope not 4 ur sake.
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True about the equipment. As far as the states that I've lived in, they must calibrate it each time they take the car out.

However, it sounds like to me all he did was a "lookie". As in he just "clocked you while you were moving by the certification that they are MANDATED to hold and recertify on every year. As far as I know that is in NY, CO and TX (Snakeman can clarify?).

I saw a NY State Trooper get seven speeding tickets in one day thrown out cause his certification was expired.
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True about the equipment. As far as the states that I've lived in, they must calibrate it each time they take the car out.

However, it sounds like to me all he did was a "lookie". As in he just "clocked you while you were moving by the certification that they are MANDATED to hold and recertify on every year. As far as I know that is in NY, CO and TX (Snakeman can clarify?).

I saw a NY State Trooper get seven speeding tickets in one day thrown out cause his certification was expired.
hmm This is a good point...I need to do research to see when PA's equipment needs to be calibrated..anyone know where I can find this information?
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The DA office.... you also want to find out if the cop has had any training in how he figured your speed...




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