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Old 01-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #5746
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Should have phoned him in as a suspected impaired driver.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:18 PM   #5747
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After a major snowstorm on Friday and stormcleanup on Saturday i had to go to a farm supply/auto store. It is raining and above zero and i am looking through the aisles wearing my Tourmaster Hi Viz and carrying my hi viz helmet when a guy looks at me and asks " Is the rain hurting the snow?" I did not understand the question so i give him a quizzical look. "The snow...is the rain ruining it for your snowmobile?" he asks.
Told him " I don't know because i don't own a snowmobile." He was confused till i told him i ride bike and then he was just dumbfounded.
My fellow Newfoundlanders just do not get it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:24 PM   #5748
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My fellow Newfoundlanders just do not get it.
Yeah, we've heard Newfie stories. You should have lots of stuff to post in this thread.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #5749
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Yeah, we've heard Newfie stories. You should have lots of stuff to post in this thread.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:15 PM   #5750
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Me too, but Honda called it a motorcycle????
All I'm saying is there are several examples of "motorcycles" that look like scooters.

How about this, looks more like a motorcycle but still step through. BTW, I'd like to have one of these, but still wouldn't know whether to call it a scooter or motorcycle. It had a low range in the transmission, how cool is that.
Theres actually a designation for these, I dont know if it's used for legal stuff but step-through frame and footpegs is an underbone
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:01 PM   #5751
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When riding my R90, I would hear "When did BMW start making motorcycles?"
My stock answer was "About ten years before they started making cars."
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:42 AM   #5752
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Just now, someone followed me home to ask me if my k9 wee was a BMW.

I said it was a suzuki, and it only costs half as much. He then asked me if they last as long as a BMW. (you can't make this shit up!)

Then he said he envied "you guys". Today was a 45 degree, grey, dismal, drizzling day, with me bundled up in my RC and a fleece. And he envied me.

Clearly, that dude needs a bike and a web browser pointed to advrider.com
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:10 PM   #5753
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Just now, someone followed me home to ask me if my k9 wee was a BMW.

I said it was a suzuki, and it only costs half as much. He then asked me if they last as long as a BMW. (you can't make this shit up!)

Then he said he envied "you guys". Today was a 45 degree, grey, dismal, drizzling day, with me bundled up in my RC and a fleece. And he envied me.

Clearly, that dude needs a bike and a web browser pointed to advrider.com
Did you help him out with some bike suggestions and the website?
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:15 PM   #5754
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i use to have a green 955i tiger.
when i visited my mom the nurses complemented me on my nice harley.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #5755
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...one of these, but still wouldn't know whether to call it a scooter or motorcycle...
In Australia that's neither a motorcycle nor a scooter, it's a Postie Bike.

In fact the national new motorcycle sales statistics explicitly exclude postie bikes while including everything else on two wheels from scooters to enormous tourers simply because Australia Post buys so many of them that they would completely distort the picture of what Australian motorcyclists buy.

Problem solved...
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:27 PM   #5756
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In Australia that's neither a motorcycle nor a scooter, it's a Postie Bike.

In fact the national new motorcycle sales statistics explicitly exclude postie bikes while including everything else on two wheels from scooters to enormous tourers simply because Australia Post buys so many of them that they would completely distort the picture of what Australian motorcyclists buy.

Problem solved...
The only Postie I ever saw was Nathans and he had so much crap hanging off it you could hardly see the bike. Amazing he was able to ride that thing so far.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #5757
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #5758
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When riding my R90, I would hear "When did BMW start making motorcycles?"
My stock answer was "About ten years before they started making cars."
Awesome!!!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #5759
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The only questions I ever get asked either go like this:
Them:"How old is your bike?"
Me: "about 3 years now."
Them: "30 years? Looks good for that old."
Me: "No, 3 years...it's a 2010."
Them: "Oh...I didn't know they made bikes like that"


Or like this:
"May I take a picture of your bike?" Which always ends up like this:

...although there was one time it turned into:
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:17 PM   #5760
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I got the question (or statement, or something) about the cold this morning, when it was about 30 degrees.

My response was that I wasn't as cold riding as I normally felt walking the two miles at that temperature, as I often do.


And for the record, I didn't feel that there was anything "stupid" about the conversation. I'm happy that people want to talk about motorcycles for a minute or two.
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