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This is a collection of my blog entries about snowboarding.
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2009/02/08 Stupid Cop
π 2009-02-08 00:00 in Snow
When driving saturday, they had chain control on 88 around 8 (past Cook's station) when quite frankly the road conditions were fairly good by then (ice apparently had mostly melted by that time).

The chain control guy was stopping every car to say be careful because of ice and earlier cars that lost it (probably over an hour ago) and the chain control had a 25mph sign.

15mn down the road, after passing over a crest, we get flagged by some pissed off CHP who was yelling at us for doing an estimated 40 (he had no radar, he just eyed it) when quite frankly we weren't pushing it at all and the road was actually fairly good.
While we got ticketed, he started stopping and yelling at other cars all doing over 25 too, and stopped the next car he could get after "taking care of us".

When we drove 25 for the rest of the road to kirkwood, it just enticed pissed off traffic behind us to do dodgy passes, creating more harm and danger than allowing people to drive a more reasonable speed.

In the meantime, the ticket is of course there, and I'm guessing they'll be there next weekend too, so if the conditions are similar, you get the choice between not risking a ticket too much and risking to create accidents while blocking traffic, or going a more reasonable speed and risking a ticket.

Good luck :-//

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