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Old 09-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #5431
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I don't live in the frozen north.
When it gets like that in WV, they park the plows and everyone stays home.

Otherwise I'd have a snowmobile or a dog team.
Take the doggies. My only ride on a snowmobile was great fun except for one thing--the stupid thumb throttle. What a POS design. It was a long ride and my thumb still aches when I think about it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:58 AM   #5432
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I think thats the most common request I get. Someone at the side of the road motioning a wheelie or yelling it out. I really enjoy the community around motorcycles and like to talk to folks about pretty much anything when im out on my bike. However there are a few idiots out there who are simply idiots.
I get that a lot from cars going though town while sitting at a stop light. It's like where the fuck am I going to wheelie exactly? Into the back of the Honda Civic in front of me? Most of them have been grown adults asking me to (or miming the throttle hand moving). The kids just wave.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #5433
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Next most common: "Can you do a wheelie on it??"
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:33 PM   #5434
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...The kids just wave.
That's gotta be my favorite interaction on the road, when a bored looking kid spots you out the side window, or out the back at traffic lights and you give them a little wave. That excited wave back, and jumping around telling Mum and Dad "he waved at me! He waved at me!" Then slapping his brothers and sisters until there's five little faces squashed up against the window all waving and smiles... Brightens my day.
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Old 09-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #5435
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Guy at work: What in the world kinda bike is this?

Me: DL65....

Him (cutting me off): oh... It's a v-strom... I can't get used to how small the front tires are on these!

Me: Huh?

Him: Man I had a xrtzcbr12501500 and it's front tire was this big and the rear was like this! As he held his hands out about 2 1/2 feet apart.

Me: That's cool. I gotta run....


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Old 09-25-2012, 01:10 AM   #5436
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Him: Man I had a xrtzcbr12501500 and it's front tire was this big and the rear was like this! As he held his hands out about 2 1/2 feet apart.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #5437
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That's gotta be my favorite interaction on the road, when a bored looking kid spots you out the side window, or out the back at traffic lights and you give them a little wave. That excited wave back, and jumping around telling Mum and Dad "he waved at me! He waved at me!" Then slapping his brothers and sisters until there's five little faces squashed up against the window all waving and smiles... Brightens my day.
The double take from the little ones in the back seat
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:22 PM   #5438
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:16 AM   #5439
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"What's your bike's name.did you name it"?
We now have a thread devoted to that.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827955



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Old 09-26-2012, 10:32 AM   #5440
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"What's your bike's name.did you name it"?





Dickhead, named it after you! LOL
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #5441
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"You ride motorcycles? That's awesome! Can I touch you so I can be awesome too?"

I hate when people ask me that................
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:32 AM   #5442
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"You ride motorcycles? That's awesome! Can I touch you so I can be awesome too?"

I hate when people ask me that................
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:23 PM   #5443
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Guy at a gas station comes over...

Guy- "nice bike"
Me- "thanks"
Guy- "ever had it slip out from under ya kuz you armor all'd the tires"

WTF Really? did he even look at my bike? It's flipp'n filthy!!!

Me- "yep" "have a great day"
Guy- "you too"

Sometimes it's just eaiser to answer that way...
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #5444
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Him: "This your bike?"
Me: "God I hope so or the owner is going to be pissed."
Him: "What?"
Me: "Yeah, its mine. 12 1/2 thousand miles and counting"
Him: "In what? like two or three summers?"
Me: "Since the ending of January."
Him: "You're crazy, there is snow that time of year and its wet and cold"
Me: "Yeah, but with heated gear and being super careful its not so bad, besides its my only vehicle right now."

*Continue nice conversation for about 15 minutes*


At the end of the conversation he says, "Well, you better enjoy this for me because my wife won't let me get back on a bike since her brother died."
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #5445
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I own a helmet with flashing red LED's in the rear to hopefully help keep from gettin run over at night, and usually if i run into a store to grab something or gas up real quick I dont bother to turn the LED's off.

One evening riding through Mississippi, I come out of a gas station to see a lady with one tooth standing by my bike staring at my Helmet.

Lady: That a security system there you got on your helmet?
Me: (Clueless and confused) Excuse me?
Lady: Them flashin lights on your helmet! My friend asked about them and I told her i just knew them lights had to be a security system for when ya go inside.
Me: Oh no maam, those are just for better visibility at night so noone runs me over.
Lady: Oh, i just knew them lights had to be a security system. Never seen one like that... Whaddya need them extra helmet lights for anyways?..."

A helmet security system with flashing lights, how would that even work???
But at least I can say I was polite.
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