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Old 12-15-2012, 05:27 AM   #5671
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Waiting on a ferry in Norway on the way to the Nordkapp on my BMW1150GSA in 2003...............A Norweigian rider on a BMW R1150RT pulls up alongside after doing a slow ride round to see my numberplate and says.......

I'm sorry i thought you were a German.......Can i buy you a coffee?

It seems some Norweigians have a very long memory!

Arriving in the small, very cold, remote town of Isafjordur, Westfjords, Iceland Mrs P and I get off the GS and go into a cafe for some much required sustenance............We sit down at a table to read the menu and order our meal when this guy comes over who we don't know from Adam having never been there before...........Sits down at our table and says...............

Hi, you must be Chris and Anne i heard you were heading this way a couple of days ago when you met my son in law(a couple of hundred miles away) and thought I'd wait and have a look at your bike!


Outside the local BMW dealership in Edinburgh getting ready to get on the bike and go home with Mrs P, two young 'streetwise' rough looking boys come up and have a look at the bike when one of them says matter of factly........

Kid(in a broad Scottish accent the same as Wullie in the Simpsons)....Hey mister, whits thaaaat furrr?

Me....Oh, er it's my GPS!

Kid....Dae ye no ken yur way haim like.........?

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Old 12-15-2012, 08:35 AM   #5672
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It seems some Norweigians have a very long memory!



It seems some Scots have a rather short memory!



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Largs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish-Norwegian_War
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:52 AM   #5673
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Now that is history............It makes a change to getting our arses kicked by the English!
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #5674
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Okay. That was pretty damned funny.
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #5675
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That reminds me of one from last summer:

It's about 110 F outside, and I pull into a parking spot wearing full ATGATT, all black.

Woman getting out of an air conditioned car: "Aren't you hot?"
Me taking off my helmet: "Thanks. You're not so bad yourself."

Got a little laugh out of her. Thank goodness that's all it got out of her, or my wife would have killed me.
I used to walk my daughter in her stroller. Loads of females would walk up, look at the baby and say, "Awww. How cute!"

I'd say, "thanks! What do you think of the baby?"
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:17 AM   #5676
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I used to walk my daughter in her stroller. Loads of females would walk up, look at the baby and say, "Awww. How cute!"

I'd say, "thanks! What do you think of the baby?"
Nice. You can't go wrong with babies and puppies.
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:44 PM   #5677
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Nice. You can't go wrong with babies and sweater puppies.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:03 AM   #5678
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another wheelie

I just remembered a little incident a few years back when i was travelling in australia.

a little town, don´t know the name, must have been in queensland. i was in traffic, waiting to enter a small roundabout. two kids that walked by and started asking me:

kids: is that a honda xr650?
me: yeah, cool bike right?
kids: yeah! can you do a wheelie for us??
me: sorry, i´m not doing wheelies in traffic. (i was just to ashamed to admit that i´m not good at this shit and that i might fail trying, which might end.....bad.)

anyway, i entered the roundabout, took the first exit and hit the throttle.....and lifted the frontwheel by accident.....well at least the kids had fun watching it i guess...

and, another story, same trip, this time at a gas station in hervey bay. the fuel tank was empty, and i had a big safari tank on the bike. i filled about 25liters into the bike and went inside to pay. the girl at the counter looked at the numbers, looked to the bike and asked astonished: "and all of that gas went into this small motorbike??"
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #5679
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I have an xrl with the over sized tank and put about 5 gallons in it at a shell station once and it came to about $20. The girl behind the counter ask which pump, so i told here it was the one with the motorcycle. After taking a double look at the pump and the register, she replied "that's weird".
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:48 AM   #5680
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Now that winter is upon us, people have stopped asking questions like "Aren't you cold?" and have just started commenting: "You're a freaking idiot!"
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #5681
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Now that winter is upon us, people have stopped asking questions like "Aren't you cold?" and have just started commenting: "You're a freaking idiot!"
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:18 PM   #5682
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Now that winter is upon us, people have stopped asking questions like "Aren't you cold?" and have just started commenting: "You're a freaking idiot!"
Yeah, I'm the last bike in the parking area I use at work, and my coworkers just shake their heads at me. Oh well, sucks to be them. I think the other BMW moved to a different lot, though. I will have to ride around and see if I can find him.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:29 AM   #5683
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My usual response to 'are you cold?' is "nah, it's just crisp and invigorating".

I'll confess that I bought my first electric jacket liner this year.

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Old 01-04-2013, 04:41 AM   #5684
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Just me and the Goldwing rider left that dude rides in anything short of a hurricane or blizzard. All I get is the head shake now from the cow-orkers. Since its winter the cages are invading the motorcycle spaces, so now I have to hunt for parking like the rest of them.

Though I will confess that I drove in the last couple days since its been below freezing in the mornings and it was kind of nice to be in a comfy car w/ an audiobook playing and a cup of coffee. But I'm riding today; gotta keep the bike exercised.. :)
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:43 AM   #5685
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My usual response to 'are you cold?' is "nah, it's just crisp and invigorating".

I'll confess that I bought my first electric jacket liner this year.

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Now you can ride in even colder weather.


Invariably when I ride to my office in cooler weather and park next to the building, at least one of my patients will ask how cold the ride in was. You'd think I just landed from Mars when I tell them about my electrically heated riding gear.

Raining during the day and they see my bike parked in its usual spot? Someone usually asks how I am getting home . Then I have to explain about rain gear and modern tires.

We are located near several ski areas- so I ask them if they ski in their bathing suits.
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