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Old 01-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #5806
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I was meeting some friends at a restaurant/bar last fall, I walked in wearing my full ATTGATT. one of the other denizens inside commented, "What, did you ride your snowmobile here?"

That's probably a reasonable question around Boulder
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:14 PM   #5807
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #5808
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A fellow motorcyclist approached me while parking at a restaurant today: Looking at the front of my GTS... "Is that a SHOCK absorber?" Maybe not such a stupid question but the emphasis on "SHOCK" made me laugh.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #5809
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A fellow motorcyclist approached me while parking at a restaurant today: Looking at the front of my GTS... "Is that a SHOCK absorber?" Maybe not such a stupid question but the emphasis on "SHOCK" made me laugh.
LOL. I had to take a second look myself the first time I saw that.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #5810
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I've been waiting for someone to describe their attire as the new European Space suit design. Further, to explain that one's a co-pilot on a test flight, and is taking a coffee while the pilot makes running repairs a couple of blocks away on the EU DLR Phoenix number #2 sub-orbital prototype!





For convincing effects, why not fake up a badge or an armband?

The wilder the story , the more their jaws will drop!!!
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:35 AM   #5811
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This is funny - a body swap on a Spyder, no? Actually, I like it for the giggles.
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:12 AM   #5812
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Ferry Ride

On the ferry between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. Got the bike stowed away and locked up the helmet but I keep my crash green coat on. Up on deck I keep getting folks come up to me and ask questions about the boat and the trip over and where the bathrooms are. Finally, I give up telling people I am not part of the crew and start making up answers for their questions.
How many cars does this thing hold.....several thousand depending on how they are parked.
What do we do in the fog......slow down!
Where is the anchor.....under neath.
How many people work on the boat.........legally or illegally?
Where's the bathroom.......I tried to send them to the farthest one from where we were.
After all this I decided to go to the snack bar and almost got away with getting a employee discount.
Funny thing is the whole crew wore black shirts of black jackets.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:17 AM   #5813
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On the ferry between Port Angeles, WA and Victoria, BC. Got the bike stowed away and locked up the helmet but I keep my crash green coat on. Up on deck I keep getting folks come up to me and ask questions about the boat and the trip over and where the bathrooms are. Finally, I give up telling people I am not part of the crew and start making up answers for their questions.
How many cars does this thing hold.....several thousand depending on how they are parked.
What do we do in the fog......slow down!
Where is the anchor.....under neath.
How many people work on the boat.........legally or illegally?
Where's the bathroom.......I tried to send them to the farthest one from where we were.
After all this I decided to go to the snack bar and almost got away with getting a employee discount.
Funny thing is the whole crew wore black shirts of black jackets.
Carry a small supply of informational tracts for the RMS Titanic and just hand them one.

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Old 01-28-2013, 07:04 AM   #5814
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I've only been riding for a few days (and only around my neighborhood), and I've already heard "Can I ride it?"

This thread has been cracking me up - I hope I can come up with witty responses when the time comes.
Since you're a new rider, I'm going to give you some very important advice. The answer to the above question is, "No, sorry. I don't let people ride my bikes." If they continue asking the answer becomes, "No. And quit fucking asking me. It's starting to piss me off."

There's no need to feel like a dick when you say it. The person asking is actually being a dick simply by asking. Anyone who know anything about bikes knows not to ask.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #5815
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Since you're a new rider, I'm going to give you some very important advice. The answer to the above question is, "No, sorry. I don't let people ride my bikes." If they continue asking the answer becomes, "No. And quit fucking asking me. It's starting to piss me off."

There's no need to feel like a dick when you say it. The person asking is actually being a dick simply by asking. Anyone who know anything about bikes knows not to ask.
Agree.

A similar story - a friend who was like a family member and brother to me asked me to ride my nearly new ZX-7R when I got it. Now I knew he had never ridden anything like it although he did ride a street bike a little, and he was marginal on the trails with a trail bike (though we didn't tell him or argue with his impression of his skills). I felt terrible and really guilty having to deny him the chance to ride my pride and joy, but later on, in a different conversation, I realized how poor of a rider he was when he was describing how much he liked to see the front wheel/fender when riding. He was one who focused far too closely, and he proably would have wrecked my sport bike within 1 mile.

Like a pickup truck, you have to just man-up and tell people outright that it isn't something you loan out.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #5816
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I agree. Anything below 40° is cold enough for me to connect the heated gear. There are times when it's in the 20s and I ride to work without connecting the heated gear, because it's only a 5-minute commute, but it's still cold.
40 degrees is probably the magic number for cold on a motorcycle. At road speeds the wind chill factor can be well below freezing.

The thing that bugs me is around here it'll start at the low 30s and reach the 60s or 70s in the afternoon. You either start out underdress or end up overdressed. I get annoyed removing and attaching liners all the time so i usually deal with a cold morning commute so i can have a carefree afternoon commute.

Coming in I always get: "arent you cold?" The answer is always yes, but it doesnt matter. Heated grips make it easier though.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:43 AM   #5817
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Coming in I always get: "arent you cold?" The answer is always yes, but it doesnt matter.
I told a guy once, "I'm not in this life to be comfortable. I'm here to have fun."
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:46 AM   #5818
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I usually tell people they got a better chance of riding my old lady and I don't see that happening. They usually get the idea and stop asking to ride my bike.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #5819
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If they continue asking the answer becomes, "No. And quit fucking asking me. It's starting to piss me off."
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Wait... WHAT? Are you not the "polite reply fairy" from the early days of this very thread?

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Old 01-28-2013, 11:58 AM   #5820
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Last week at a stop light on my 990. The car next to me rolls down his window:

him: "Hey buddy, what kind of bike is that?"

me: "It's a KTM"

him: "Huh, never seen one before. Nice looking bike"
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