Hi all, I am new to this forum and am currently driving a 06 Concours and am looking at Goldwings. In fact I owned, for many years, a 1980 Interstate, which I sold to a person I work with and he still rides it. I have been riding bikes since June of 64 and have been going to Puerto Rico for 23 years, each time for a month during the winter.
First let me say that PR
is a wonderful place to go on vacation. Depending on the time you go the weather is usually warm or hot and sunny. There are many beaches to lie in the sand like a big marine iguana if that is what you want to do. Night life is unlimited with clubs, bars, discos, watering holes and various places to quench your appetite for suds and spirits but that is not our lifestyle. ( wife and I) There are more places to buy alcohol in PR
than any place I have ever been, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You can go into the local bakery at 2 in the morning, order a sandwich and a shot or whatever your preference. Even the drugstores have beer coolers.
It seems that on any week during the year there is a protest, march, gathering , rally somewhere on the island in favor of, or against, a certain issue whatever it may be. The politicians in PR
want to please everyone, all the time and so new rules and regulation are passed without the careful study and investigation required to make these new laws make any sense or even enforceable.
There are a lot of motorcycles in PR
. The weather is great for bike riding. Many bikers do in fact speed, pop wheelies, weave in and out of traffic, and race on the streets. That fact alone should be an awakening that this new law was in part brought on by themselves.
Now in fact it is very easy to see if a cycle driver has the protective gear or clothing on while driving that the new law requires. My many years of part time living on the island has shown me that there is a great deal of selective enforcement. On any issue. So we will be going back for the month of March and I will keep you informed of what I observe. Lew Wilkie