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Old 04-04-2012, 07:03 AM   #4921
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"Whos initials are ATK?"
You had a perfect opportunity to say:

"The name "ATK" comes from Leitner's 1981 patented device to eliminate chain torque for improved handling. Known later as the A-Trax, Leitner originally called the device the Anti-Tension Kettenantrieb."
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:04 AM   #4922
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"Dude, you're about to cause a major f#%*ing accident!"
When I used to Survey along busy highways people would come to a stop next to me, in the travel lane, and ask directions. The first few times it happened, I explained to them they need to pull off the highway so someone won't take them(and me) out.
The last few years I would tell them "GET THE F#*K OUT OF HERE!"
Worked every time!

People are F'n clueless...I like the ones now who think they are doing the right thing by pulling out of the travel lane to make a call...and stopping in the middle of the turning lane.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:27 AM   #4923
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Everyday I get asked/told by someone "do you know how dangerous motorcycles are?" I used to have witty responses but I ran out so now I just smirk.
I'm old enough that I don't generally get the "dangerous" comment, but my answer would be (truthfully): "I know more people who have died in SUV rollovers than in motorcycle crashes".
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:32 AM   #4924
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Did you ride all the way here on that thing?

What must I reply? No, I carried it most of the way?
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #4925
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Did you ride all the way here on that thing?

What must I reply? No, I carried it most of the way?
I've found that usually not a real query but a stylistically indirect way to express admiration that obviously you have.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:29 AM   #4926
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I'm old enough that I don't generally get the "dangerous" comment, but my answer would be (truthfully): "I know more people who have died in SUV rollovers than in motorcycle crashes".

If Ted Kennedy had been riding a Harley (with loud pipes and wearing assless chaps) Mary Jo Kopechny might still be alive today...
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:37 AM   #4927
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Everyday I get asked/told by someone "do you know how dangerous motorcycles are?" I used to have witty responses but I ran out so now I just smirk.
I work at a hospital, so of course I get these comments. The cliche comment was sent my way a couple of days ago: The Chief Nursing Officer exclaims rather proudly, "You know we used to call those donorcycles!"

I just smiled and said, "Yep, I've heard that before."

This lady has one of two positions at the hospital which could make my life miserable, so best to play it safe with her when it comes to snarkey come-backs.
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Old 04-04-2012, 11:17 AM   #4928
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Did you ride all the way here on that thing?

What must I reply? No, I carried it most of the way?
I just reply "Trailers are for boats".
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:01 PM   #4929
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I work at a hospital, so of course I get these comments. The cliche comment was sent my way a couple of days ago: The Chief Nursing Officer exclaims rather proudly, "You know we used to call those donorcycles!"

I just smiled and said, "Yep, I've heard that before."

This lady has one of two positions at the hospital which could make my life miserable, so best to play it safe with her when it comes to snarkey come-backs.
My snappy comeback for that one is;

"Yeah, and since the State passed mandatory helmet laws we have a shortage of good donors for the people who are waiting on the transplant lists and a steady supply of expensive orthopedic cases involving numbskulls who will probably continue breeding."
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:24 AM   #4930
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Bluhduh Tell them

The best come-back is that, "Mistakes by medical service providers kill more people annually than motorcycles."

According to traffic safety.org, " In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed."
Whereas according to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php , "
In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:31 AM   #4931
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Everyday I get asked/told by someone "do you know how dangerous motorcycles are?" I used to have witty responses but I ran out so now I just smirk.
Just say bikes don't kill people, people do, usually cagers.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:30 AM   #4932
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"How much did that cost??"

Me: $$

"Must be nice"
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #4933
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Usually when I'm out looking something like this.

I get...

1. What brand of bike is that?

followed by...

2. Who makes KTM?

At least it's got some orange on it to appeal to the kids...
My question would be Why are you dressed like that? Do they Pay you to pay extra for leather's with there name on them? Sorry but it reminds me of the Harley Owners with the full compliment of Harley gear. I love my Motorcycle's as much as the next guy, but I would never walk around with that kind of crap on.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:10 AM   #4934
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My question would be Why are you dressed like that? Do they Pay you to pay extra for leather's with there name on them? Sorry but it reminds me of the Harley Owners with the full compliment of Harley gear. I love my Motorcycle's as much as the next guy, but I would never walk around with that kind of crap on.
And fortunately you don't have to walk around with his "kind of crap" on... Ride your own ride...
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #4935
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My question would be Why are you dressed like that? Do they Pay you to pay extra for leather's with there name on them? Sorry but it reminds me of the Harley Owners with the full compliment of Harley gear. I love my Motorcycle's as much as the next guy, but I would never walk around with that kind of crap on.
Hey, if you're embarrassed to have the name of your bike brand showing, I can understand that.


I'm more embarrassed to be wearing orange, although I DO own an orange helmet now. But I justify that because it's bright, almost as good as my yellow helmet.
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