Drivers don’t see me


Spring must be here, as the complaints about loud motorcycle pipes have kicked in before many have hit the streets (editorial, March 2).

As a rider, I know firsthand how loud pipes help. Maybe other drivers don’t see me, but will hopefully look for the sound.

Maybe, many of those complainers are the same people who don’t know what the little lever on the left side of the steering is for, or ride with their foot on the brake, or understand the concept of the center turn lane.

Some of those drivers need to take a road test a little more often to make sure they can see to the right and left before they change lanes into me, but I tolerate all of these, as they should tolerate me and my bike.

By the way, my motorcycle gets 40 mpg.

Those people should complain about the gas prices or the conditions of town roads or something else for a while. At least the snowmoble riders can be left alone now.

Richard Hussey, Lewiston