Re: See ya in a week
Wow hope he isn't a victim. Not sure if this is true or not but some locals emailed this:
First, let me say that it was the slowest I have ever gone through Deal's Gap. Not because of my layoff, not because of the bike, not because of the squids (at least not directly), but because of the MAN.
I should have known it was going to be a bad trip through when I got behind a deputy Barney as I passed Tennessee 72. I had to follow him all the way to the beginning of Deal's Gap where he turned off into the Blount County Sheriffs Department's Mobile Command Center ( I sh*t you negative. they had a huge sign up) where there were approximately a dozen Sheriff's cruisers, two ambulances and two flatbed tow vehicles. This was merely a portent of things to come.
As I passed the next couple of hundred yards I saw a group of bikes approaching. I threw my hand up and received waves in return.except from the last two bikes, who were Tennessee State Troopers. Damn.
To make a long story short, I ended up passing 8 Tennessee Troopers on bikes, 14 in cars (8
sitting and 6 patrolling) and another 6 Blount County Sheriff's cruisers. I guess they're tired of mopping up guts, huh?
I also discovered, from discussion with a rider who just received a ticket for 38 mph in a 30 mph zone, with a mail-in fine of $158.00, that they were writing tickets for anything 35 mph or greater since the Tennessee side of the Gap is now 30 mph. The same group of riders also informed me that the LEO's were using the flat beds to impound the bikes of any persons who
received tickets for reckless driving..a ticket they conferred upon all souls exceeding 45 mph or who crossed the double yellow lines, among other, more vigorous, offenses. Looks like the squids have now completely ruined that area for all of us! (Not news.but still..Damn)
Must obey the sheep dog