Re: man, did i ever make a cop mad today
If you ask me Daltry (I know you didn't, but hey, this is an internet discussion board and, after all, you did post this for public consumption), you and the officer were both out of line, you for ripping off your helmet and shooting your mouth off to the cop; he for losing his cool and letting you get under his skin. He's a paid professional who should be above that. He also shouldn't let his wife's experiences in traffic put him into a rage when she calls him about a speeding bike (it could have been someone else perhaps, some benefit of the doubt for you here, even though I'm wondering if you deserve it).
Taking the tags off your bike? What the hell is that going to prove? You're going to run from the cops next time they try to stop you? Or are you intentionally going to bait one just to "show them"?
In the first sentence of your post, you state that most of us know how you ride. I didn't, but I get a strong feeling that I do now.
You're almost 30 years old, a grown man, why not begin acting like it?
There are poor excuses for police officers in this nation. Big surprise, we draw from the community at large when we hire. People slip through the cracks. But the time to fight isn't out on the road (or on the shoulder when you get stopped). It's in the courtroom or Internal Affairs when you file your complaint.
You posted, so I'm gonna give it to you, unvarnished and from both barrels: you're acting and talking like a complete imbecile. I just hope you mature some before you make yourself a greasy spot on the road, or put yourself behind bars.
Either way, it's a shame to think of the kid in your avatar growing up fatherless . . .