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Hey SVR, I needed to share this story with someone, and hopefully you all can appreciate this as much as I do.

Well tonight after my shift at work, I drove home to my apartment to go get ready to hit the gym. The parking stalls at my complex are diagonal, and the door to my building is right by this big stall that even when occupied by the big F350, has room for 4-5 bikes. Well my complex mandates motorcycle owners to use a garage. Well, being the lazy fatass I am, parked in this big void, making sure I wasn't obstructing the vehicle I was parking with, for I would only be there a short while.

Well low and behold, when I got back out to go to the gym, Signall 88 had placed citation on my bike. Oh well, I thought, that's what I get for being lazy.

Upon further inspection however, this was not a parking citation. It was a Ban and Bar notice. Where the suspect description, address, and other information spaces were, well they had all been crossed out. No DOB. No physical details or identifies. (Which offended me, it should have said "sweet ass bike")No expiration, or PD info. Just a one line narrative of NNo motorcycles allowed on site LP: (then my plate #) Then of course it looked like someone had a seizure on the signature line, and then he "printed" his name.

So yes, by bike has been banned from my apartment property. I called to speak with this window licker's supervisor, and informed Signal 88's dispatch what my quandary was. Yeah, i can understand a parking ticket, this re-re must have gotten confused on what all the letters on the ticket meant.

So there, thanks for letting me share my story.

Cheers!
 

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I know what some of those words mean.
 

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I was talking to a guy about motorcycling yesterday and he didn't understand that it's just as expensive as a car. I hate crap like this...People can park bicycles on sidewalks yet you can't park your motorcycle in a parking spot. What a bunch of malarkey.

The same thing goes for the guy who decided that he would take my spot while riding to work this morning. His taxes must pay for that part of the road and he doesn't want me on it...
 

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Square badges have no real authority, they are just a deterrent. Keep the ticket and when you park in that spot again put the ticket on your bike. It is what I did when I worked in the mall and got ticketed by security for parking on the sidewalk, I never got bothered again.

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Square badges have no real authority, they are just a deterrent. Keep the ticket and when you park in that spot again put the ticket on your bike. It is what I did when I worked in the mall and got ticketed by security for parking on the sidewalk, I never got bothered again.

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They have the authority to have the bike towed at the owner's expense. And keep towing it. And inform the property manager who may have other methods to deter unsavory behavior (fines/liens/etc).
 

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so he got a ticket from a rentacop?
OP, wipe your ass with it and mail it back
LOL Yeah I agree entirely- I got like 80 bucks worth of parking tickets from a college my friend was going to- I'd party with him on the weekends and get tickets cause I didn't have an official "campus permit" or whatever.

Never paid one, never heard a thing about them... it's just a big power trip IMO.

Seriously this "I own this land so bend over and take it in the ass, just because I own it" way of thinking is a huge part of why America is so f*cked up. If we were all just friendly and polite... freakin' happy to see one another, happy to see other people enjoying their lives (like someone riding a motorcycle to the gym) we'd all be better off.

My dad grew up in England, tells me how he could go for random 2 day hikes off across the country side, walk right through peoples farms, fields, backyards, they'd wave and be happy to see someone... In America you get "escorted off the property", "ticketed" or shot at.

The "American Dream" has become the "American Dick Waiving Contest"...

"This is my property so everyone else must bask in how glorious I am and if they so much as look at me in the wrong way I will BAN Hammer their face."

It's just really disappointing and discouraging... Sorry for the rant.
 

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If we were all friendly and polite...we'd get walked on by people like you. Parking may seem like a small issue to you, but that's because you only see your tiny section of the image.

Your dad's example is a red herring and has nothing to do with what is being discussed here.
 

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That's crazy man. Unfortunately as jbswear said, their land, their rules. I would seriously give some thought to finding another place to live, it sounds as though they don't want you (not you personally but motorcycle riders in general). Before I moved into the house I rent now I made sure it was in the lease I could have both of my bikes and more in or out of the garage.
 

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I was talking to a guy about motorcycling yesterday and he didn't understand that it's just as expensive as a car. I hate crap like this...People can park bicycles on sidewalks yet you can't park your motorcycle in a parking spot. What a bunch of malarkey.

The same thing goes for the guy who decided that he would take my spot while riding to work this morning. His taxes must pay for that part of the road and he doesn't want me on it...
No it isn't.
Insurance, fuel costs, maintenance costs, and parking permit costs are all a fraction of what it would be in a car.
That and I can get where I'm going much faster and park much more easily.
It shouldn't matter that it costs less..
 

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People doing what they're paid to do is a power trip? I agree they go overboard sometimes, but usually they're just doing as told.

I can't figure out why my college requires commuter passes when they're free. My only guess is they use it to figure out if there are people living on campus who aren't registered for classes or some such.


since this is a 'cool story, bro' thread, I will share my cool story, bros. This morning I watched a lady overshoot an offramp on the freeway, stop, then proceed to back up into on-coming traffic that was exiting (me) without ever pausing to consider she might not be the only one on the road. Managed to squeak by between her and the shoulder, giving her the one-finger salute while laying on the horn. Old battleaxe looked at me like I was the offender in that situation.
 

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Simple really, Go to the managers and have them reverse it or change it to a ticket. If they don't comply simply tell them that they have chosen to let you out of your lease (if you have one) and that you will no longer be handing them $$$ as you will be taking it to someone who wants it more them they do.
 

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If we were all friendly and polite...we'd get walked on by people like you. Parking may seem like a small issue to you, but that's because you only see your tiny section of the image.

Your dad's example is a red herring and has nothing to do with what is being discussed here.
You love to troll :)

"If we were all friendly and polite...we'd get walked on by people like you."
-What do you mean? I'd be equally friendly and polite, if you politely asked me to leave your property I would do so.

I see the larger picture of the parking spectrum- it sucks to buy land and have other people use it without your permission. That said- parking a motorcycle in parking space isn't hurting anyone. Banning them because it's a motorcycle is the sort of power trip sh1t that I am talking about.

The way it is handled... fines, tickets, towing (personally I think this is the most messed up of the lot, i mean it's practically stealing someones vehicle...)- it's all just aggressive in nature- the shoot first ask questions later approach... why not just talk to the person, leave them a note, give them some warning, teach the ignorant instead of just sh1tting on them.

If they don't listen then, the next logical step of fines makes perfect sense...

"Motorcycles aren't allowed here" Why? Without sensible, logical reason this is at it's core really messed up. Is it not the base of discrimination? Doesn't look far off from "Jews aren't allowed here" if you ask me.
 

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No it isn't.
Insurance, fuel costs, maintenance costs, and parking permit costs are all a fraction of what it would be in a car.
That and I can get where I'm going much faster and park much more easily.
It shouldn't matter that it costs less..
It all depends on what car vs what motorcycle you get though. A Honda goldwing costs as much new as both of the vehicles that my parents drive. An SV isn't as much out of the door as a car, but you can find used cars for about 5k that are decent. Factoring in gear, tires, maintenance costs, it evens out to about the same. Yeah insurance is cheaper, but that's probably because they expect to not have to pay out to you :).

And when I said he took my spot it wasnt a parking spot, it was my spot in the road while moving at about 40 mph.

My commute time is only slightly faster than it is in the car. Without lane splitting and usually going the speed limit the only difference is that my girlfriends car is a chevy cobalt and has no acceleration at all so I might get stuck at one more light. I park in the same spot regardless at work.

My point by saying that is I pay taxes and registration fees and drivers license fees just as the rest of the people on the road so I should have just as much right to the road.

My guess is they don't want you on their property because they feel you'll sue if something happens to you or the bike. Maybe write up a waver and each sign it?
 
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