I’ve been stressing a lot lately, work - trying to find a new job and it’s been affecting my riding and this morning culminated in getting a tug from the fuzz
I was already late, no thanks to the petrol station counter guy waiting for the customer he was serving to count out the £11.64 in pennies before activating my pump
The tug started on Holloway Rd, pulled up alongside a police van at lights and nudged ahead of him, “passing the lead vehicle at a red light”, and moved onto some spirited progression down Liverpool Road, a nice suburban road with a 20mph advisory and hundreds of bumps, padestrian crossings. There were a number of manauvers that took me into the “other” lane, but never causing other road users to change their speed or direction.
When I was actually tugged, I was asked for my license (still provisional) which I handed over to the officer, noticing he was holding a provisional license he asked the (at the time stupid) obvious question, “where are the L plates?”, “err, I have a full motorcycle license” - which is why I have a big bike and can get through the traffic so quickly.
He’s given me a producer at Islington Station, he couldn’t work out where was closest for me, which I’ll probably do on the way to work tomorrow, making sure I leave plenty of time
I’m not proud of the fact that I was stopped by the police, if anything I’m quietly relieved that nobs on motorbikes get tugged.
It’s been a big wake-up call that my driving was not appropriate for the roads and that I should try and release my daily frustrations an alternative way. Suggestions?
As for the crime, I’m willing to do the time but again any suggestions for what I can do to ease the process would be greatfully received.