This past Sunday, I headed south on 101 to hook-up with some friends for some canyon riding over in Santa Clarita. I just hit the Rincon, south of Carpinteria, when all of a sudden, two bikes were on my ass. I had just performed a mirror check and I noticed their lights about 1/4 mile behind me which left plenty of time for me to complete the pass on the car I was overtaking. So these boys were cookin', for sure. I signaled my intent to change lanes when I caught one guy in my right mirror beginning to squeeze between the cars bumper and my tail - he backed off when he saw my signal and I finished my lane change. Obviously, he wasn't gonna wait for me to move my not-so-slow ass over! Sheesh! They both passed me and were quickly outta view. I would estimate their speed to be 120 mph.
Further south in Ventura, it happened again by two different riders! Same scenario: I saw 'em way back there then, BANG! There they were, only this time, these two cowboys buzzed by me on the right at a none too comfortable distance. I was simply beside myself with this kind of behavior! Again, these two were going in excess of 100 mph.
Just when I thought it was safe, a cager did the exact same thing: came flying up at a high rate of speed, rode my ass until I could find a safe place to merge right!
Finally, my exit came up and I was finally off the highway. What's with these people?! I have never encountered this kind of dangerous riding in all the many miles I have spent traveling the 101...
Oh, I forgot to mention; the four riders and one cage? They were all CHP officers! No lights, sirens - nuttin', and the riders each had what appeared to be a personal duffel bungeed to the tail. Full uniforms, too.
Bad, bad, bad form for these guys to be acting this way. Does nothing for the image of the CHP, let alone motorcyclists in general.