Perfect timing! Customs and Border Protection Officers working at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in San Diego have recently been asked to quit parking their motorcycles in the inspection area. What this means is that we are being asked to stop parking in the covered work area where we can keep an eye on the bikes, and start parking them across the street in an unsupervised, semi-secured (you need a securecard to get in but nothing to drive out) parking lot. Being that myself and 3 other co-workers work from midnight to 8 a.m., and being a block away from Mexico, we are resisting this action. Some have decided to not continue riding to work, and I have been warned 4 times and am facing possible disciplinary action.
The bottom line is that I don't feel like management is recognizing the benefit of employees riding their bikes to work and penalizing them unfairly.
I will include a copy of the above article and fact sheet with my "letter of dispute" to the Port Director.
Alright, Los Angelinos, I want to read and hear about tons of motorcycles filtering on the 405 tomorrow. And also the 10 and the 60 for all you MOrons in the 909. And the 5 and 101, and all the other freeways, too!
Re: No different from any other day here in Arizona
Dedicated is not overstating it. We're much cooler here in Sacto, CA with temperatures at 105F. I've stopped riding my liquid cooled sport bike, because the traffic bogs down in the one spot it hits 110F + and I can't take the heat in my full face helmet, let alone the bike's heat blast from the cooling fan. I ride my Harley instead. It actually runs better in the heat for some reason, except when the ignition pick-up quits halfway home (a somewhat regular occurance). But, I wear my open-face helmet - much cooler. I also soak my mesh jacket in water before leaving. The water lasts about 4 fours miles.
I'm a wimp in my advancing age. I used to run my old Triumph up and down the valley in the summer pretty regularly when the speed limit was 55.