A bunch of us from ADV meet for breakfast every Saturday morning. 2 weeks ago the waitress said, "What kind of bikes are those, those aren't normal bikes." Last week it was 22°F with fine snow falling, the same waitress asked if it was possible to ride in weather this cold. So I pulled out my phone and showed her pictures of me riding on ice roads in Alaska this past november at much colder temps.
This next story is very slightly embellished:
I got a new Wolfman Expedition Dry Duffel bag for my birthday in Feb. I decided to test it out the next day during a thunderstorm. I decided to swing by McDonalds to pick up supper before going home. After I ordered my food (to go with a drink) I was standing in the lobby with my rain gear dripping on the floor and a guy walks up to me sporting a white dress shirt, dark slacks, and a grey sweater vest with a Harley Davidson logo embroidered on it. He asked me if I was riding a bike in this weather and I said yes. He then explains that he is a Harley rider and he would never dream of riding in weather like this. He then says "You must be a real biker", looks out the window at my Honda XR650L and continues, "what is that a BMW?" I said no and that I was a starving artist and couldn't afford one it's a Honda. When he left I noticed the tag on his Mercedes said "POSER".