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Old 05-21-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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Sell your vehicle -remove your ADv stickers

So I have been enjoying giving and receiving the ADV salute, lots of fun. Last night I'm crusing down the highway when I see a white ford explorer ahead and low and behold it has a FYYFF sticker on the rear window, yeah its fun time. Of course I speed up and manuever over to the right lane, pace the vehicle so that I am right next to the driver. A little toot on the horn to get his attention, and then give him the salute. WOW, wrong reaction, this guy is pissed. He immediatly slows down and gets right behind me. Now he's close, not to close but he's beeping his horn and saluting me over and over. Fine, I move over to the slow lane and get ready for my exit. This guy does the same thing, and gets off at the same exit as me. He follows me for about a mile and then starts flashing his lights like he wants to pass, so I move over to the side of the road, so does he. WTF? So I stop, so does he. He gets out of his vehicle and walks up to me,with a brisk pace. I got off my bike and moved so that the bike was between me and him. Did I metion that this guy is HUGE. His fists look like canned hams.
He proceeds to rant and rave about fucking motorcycles, and why did I flip him off, calls me a fuckin smartass that needs to be taught a lesson. I try to defuse the situation and ask him what kind of bike he rides, from his looks I 'm guessing a Harley. He responds with I would never own one of those fucking death traps. So I ask him why he has the sticker on it, as I point it out. He is like WTF does that mean? I show him the same sticker on my bike and explain what it means. At this point the guy busts out laughing, apologizes to me for riding my ass. He says that it is actually his wife's car and I've just explained why motorcyclists keep saluting his wife. Seems the guys wife actually complained to him that for no reason motorcycles where flipping her the bird. He had just assumed that his wife was a crappy driver and probably had done something to deserve it.

So if you sell your ride, take the stickers off. Some people may not be as understanding.



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Old 05-21-2009, 10:33 AM   #2
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:35 AM   #3
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:39 AM   #4
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That's good.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #5
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Nice!

I say leave them on..! It's good for a laugh or a beat down.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:43 AM   #6
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So if you sell your ride, take the stickers off. Some people may not be as understanding.
If the stated behavior of the Explorer's driver is considered "understanding" (and this is exactly what your closing sentence suggests), I'd hate to cross paths with someone who was not as understanding.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #7
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Congrats! You've just invented a new Adventure category, and new Worry Bead.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #8
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That is hilarious!
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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Good lesson learned

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:08 AM   #10
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:12 AM   #11
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Yeah, there are other people in the world that know the meaning of FYYFF. Including a friend who had it as his license plate back in the early 90s. I'm fairly sure he didn't ride adventure bikes.

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Old 05-21-2009, 12:11 PM   #12
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Oh shit that's great!

I have a 6-year-old so there's no FYYFF sticker on my bike, but I have a few other ADV stickers on my Zegas and the Dakar guy on my helmet. I have no desire (just yet) to explain to my son what FYYFF means.

Great story...I needed that laugh today.
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:45 PM   #13
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This brings up an important question I've been meaning to ask, since I haven't found an answer by lurking.

When can I put an ADV sticker on my ride?

Is there some sort of minimum requirement of adventurousness to achieve before I can safely show that I'm a member?
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:31 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Scalpel 3000
This brings up an important question I've been meaning to ask, since I haven't found an answer by lurking.

When can I put an ADV sticker on my ride?

Is there some sort of minimum requirement of adventurousness to achieve before I can safely show that I'm a member?
Since you have to ask, you are not ready. You will know when you are ready -- it will be an epiphaphy of mild religious proportions -- and thereafter you will not have to ask for permission to use an ADV sticker.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:33 PM   #15
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I neglected to mention that I go around putting "ADV" and "FYYFF" sticker on people's bikes just so FF's like us will salute them.
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