Friday, June 14, 2013
Some bikers backing Comrie over Vallone
From the Times Ledger:
...Comrie was also perched atop a motorcycle — albeit a parked one — outside Borough Hall for a campaign rally.
The lawmaker, while not a motorcyclist himself, earned the respect of other bikers after opposing a 2008 bill proposed by Vallone that would have regulated exhaust noise and allowed police to confiscate bikes after a certain number of infractions.
“Comrie, he was trying to help us fight it,” said Mark Brown, president of the Power Movez Motorcycle Club, where he is known by his nickname “Lunatic.”
“He would be a good borough president because he supports people,” Brown said, going beyond his support for Comrie by questioning Vallone’s riding credentials.
“I heard he just started,” Brown said. “There’s not much of a biker there if he tried to make a law against us and then learned how to ride.”
Vallone’s campaign said the lawmaker rode when he was younger, took a break and returned to the road about five years ago.
In the end, the councilman scrapped the proposed legislation anyway because he could not find a fair way to regulate the exhaust noise, which he said is excessive in some cases.
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