Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Re: 40km over and bye bye bike
Clearly BC does not want motorcycles. Rode to Nelson last year as I had riding buddies attending the ST rally. RC's had a bike check stop just outside Cranbrook, delayed me 20 minutes while they checked insurance, registration, turn signal operation and then had me remove my helmet to check for iPod earbuds. They seemed very disappointed not to find anything I could be charged for.
I go on a three to seven day ride with a group that has made an annual pilgrimage to somewhere for the last 25 years, that somewhere has not included BC for the last five years for just the reasons you mention. Guys in the group say they know of bikes that were impounded for less than 20km over the limit or for minor equipment failures.
The Mounties can't figure out why they are not respected and the politicians can't figure out why tourism is down. Hmmmm!