So today I was out with my buddies cruisin' for about 3 hours through Pennsylvania and NY. Our bikes are a GSXR 600, Yamaha FZ6, BMW K1200, an 85 Honda Shadow 500, and me on my V. We were on our way back on Route 80 and I got stuck behind some cars and was getting left behind. I made my way around the cars and found myself with a long, empty straight ahead of me. I gunned it, like a dummy. Hit 115 before I got scared and backed off, when BAM, I see the blue and red lights coming from the distance. I cop nailed me doing 105 and pulled me over.
A this point I thought my life was over. He was gonna take my license and I was going to be paying insane fees. It was a state trooper, he had me take my helmet off and turn off the bike. He strolled over to me, had me get my license, insurance, and registration and hand it over. He disappeared into his car for a bit and reappeared soon after, gave me back my info and questioned me.
Officer: "Were those your friends up ahead?"
Me: "Yes officer."
O: "You were doing 105. What for?"
M: *stuttering* "Well, I just got my license and it's exciting and my friends were leaving me behind and I'm so sorry I won't do it again"
O: *smiles* "This is a really nice bike. How's it handle?"
M: *confused* "Well, so far so good. I just got my Givi windscreen and it's really slicing through the wind for me"
O: "Yea I can see that! Listen, I'm letting you go with a warning. This is a HUGE break. Don't ever speed like that again. If you and your friends want to speed like that take it to the track."
M: "Thank you so much officer!"
I shook his hand and met my friends about 2 miles ahead at a rest stop. I showed them my warning paper and we all drove away happily, and doing the speed limit.
Moral of the story? DON'T SPEED!! It's not worth it, really. A minute of speed is not worth getting a $500 ticket, higher insurance, surcharges, and possibly losing your license, not to mention the danger you put yourself and others in. I was stupid, and won't be doing it again. Please head my warning. Happy trails!