Well, being my first day here, I sure got an ear ( eye ) full !!!!
First of all, I would like to say that your county there in Tomahawk is abdolutely beautiful ! My husband and I and about 8 other couples have been coming there for a little over 7 years for the Fall ride and camping during the summer over the 4th of July.
This years ride wasn't as pleasent as most.
I want ya'll to know, the my husband NEVER drinks & drives, or "goofs off" on the bike. He is an owner/ operator OTR and his lisence is our bread and butter
This year, 500 yards from the Tomahawk exit, we were pulled over for loud exhaust !!! I thought he was going after the mini van that past us like we were standing still..nope...he was after us.
We were told by the state trooper that our exhaust wasn't "factory", there for illegal. I have NEVER heard of such a thing! How can a person custom make a bike? And why during the thunder parade did the state patrol bike have reinhardt pipes?!?!? Factory?? Hmmmm
He issued us the ticket, and to say the least...not a "people person". We actually left the next night after the parade because of all the traffic stops we witnessed, and didn't want to be a two time ticket winner. And that is sad. We spend thousands of dollars for lodging, food, fuel, and clothing and what nots we buy. Not to mention sitter fees once we get home.
Why was this years ride so patroled? I understand that there's always one in the bunch that has to ruin things, but...this year I saw a LOT of traffic stops.
Oh..and I say hats off to Bubba !! He a pretty stand up guy!!