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Old 02-02-2013, 10:29 PM   #5851
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one of my favorite stories to tell is the guy who pulled up beside me in a monstrous harley branded ford diesel with an ultra classic in the back and yells: buy a real bike".(i was on a ducati at the time) I yelled back" i did, I just didnt have enough money for a new truck to haul it in so im riding this one instead." his girlfriend/wife laughed so loud i could hear her over the sound of the diesel screeching away from the light.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:53 AM   #5852
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I walked in to the diner I eat breakfast at almost every day. It was 11*f and snowing out. One asked me where I parked my bike. I was in my ford as usual for this time of year, but they know I rode most of the year.

Its a LONG winter with a new bike in the garage just waiting......

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Old 02-03-2013, 05:05 AM   #5853
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one of my favorite stories to tell is the guy who pulled up beside me in a monstrous harley branded ford diesel with an ultra classic in the back and yells: buy a real bike".(i was on a ducati at the time) I yelled back" i did, I just didnt have enough money for a new truck to haul it in so im riding this one instead." his girlfriend/wife laughed so loud i could hear her over the sound of the diesel screeching away from the light.
I'm gonna have to print up that quote and tape it to my bike to use at a later date

Man, I am never that quick witted when it comes to shit like that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:36 AM   #5854
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I was at my local BMW dealer in the show room, sitting on the new R1200GSA I just bought. The red SOLD sticker had just been hung on the rear view mirror. Another customer in the store walked up:

Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"
Me: "yes, I have a job".

In hind sight, I find it unusual that people do not connect working and jobs with the freedom to play and do what they want.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:55 AM   #5855
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how in the hell would you be able to afford a GSA without one Or at least without working at one for many years for that retirement thing
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:01 AM   #5856
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I was at my local BMW dealer in the show room, sitting on the new R1200GSA I just bought. The red SOLD sticker had just been hung on the rear view mirror. Another customer in the store walked up:

Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"...
At which point our responses would have diverged.
"What sort of fu**ing question is that?" was the first thing that came into my mind when I read this. Theree is no way that is anything but disrespectful, regardless of the angle.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #5857
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I was at my local BMW dealer in the show room, sitting on the new R1200GSA I just bought. The red SOLD sticker had just been hung on the rear view mirror. Another customer in the store walked up:

Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"
Me: "yes, I have a job".

In hind sight, I find it unusual that people do not connect working and jobs with the freedom to play and do what they want.
What does that even mean? The question wouldn't make me mad, just confused...
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:29 AM   #5858
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one of my favorite stories to tell is the guy who pulled up beside me in a monstrous harley branded ford diesel with an ultra classic in the back and yells: buy a real bike".(i was on a ducati at the time) I yelled back" i did, I just didnt have enough money for a new truck to haul it in so im riding this one instead." his girlfriend/wife laughed so loud i could hear her over the sound of the diesel screeching away from the light.
Well played! You made that idiots day with his wife laughing at him too.

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Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"
Me: "yes, I rob banks".
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:35 AM   #5859
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I was at my local BMW dealer in the show room, sitting on the new R1200GSA I just bought. The red SOLD sticker had just been hung on the rear view mirror. Another customer in the store walked up:

Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"
Me: "yes, I have a job".

In hind sight, I find it unusual that people do not connect working and jobs with the freedom to play and do what they want.
My take is he is asking if you are free to take the world tour. Many folks say they will retire or take a few years off, buy the GS and then take off for a protracted tour. So that would be my guess as to the motive he had.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:23 AM   #5860
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My take is he is asking if you are free to take the world tour. Many folks say they will retire or take a few years off, buy the GS and then take off for a protracted tour. So that would be my guess as to the motive he had.
So maybe the question should have been, "Are you going to ride it around the world?"
Which of course would have still ended up in this thread. lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:23 PM   #5861
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I was at my local BMW dealer in the show room, sitting on the new R1200GSA I just bought. The red SOLD sticker had just been hung on the rear view mirror. Another customer in the store walked up:

Other customer: "That is a nice bike".
Me: "yeah, I just bought it."
Other customer: " do you have a job?"
Me: "yes, I have a job".

In hind sight, I find it unusual that people do not connect working and jobs with the freedom to play and do what they want.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:12 PM   #5862
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maybe you just look unemployed.

My wife loves it when I look like that on weekends.

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Old 02-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #5863
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maybe you just look unemployed.

My wife loves it when I look like that on weekends.

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I tend to let things go on the weekends: not shave and wear jeans. I look more like the rugged, GS rider, rather than the corporate professional, married with three kids. The guy had his son with him, and I think he was trying to show his son that guys who ride motorcycles have jobs to support the activity.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #5864
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Is this your first Beemer?
This is actually common. Maybe not those exact words but many Beemer owners are retired and ride a lot. And you do not have to be old to be retired.
This is my third Beemer, but the first one I bought new. At 48 years old, I am one of the younger BMW riders.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:33 PM   #5865
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This is my third Beemer, but the first one I bought new. At 48 years old, I am one of the younger BMW riders.
Real funny you mention that, I'm 35 and bought my first new Beemer 3 years ago. Even funnier, in this group we ride with is a friend of mine who's in her 50s and she and her husband have a couple beemers. Her nephew is 19 and he rides with us too, he has (of course) a gixxer and a hyabusa.


Well, one day, my friend said to him "Trent why don't you just get it over with, sell those two ridiculous things and get a 1200GS, you will wind up with one eventually anyway."

A 19 year old kid, just not gonna happen.
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