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Old 11-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #7336
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"Ya don't get tough by pampering yourself."
Hope you don't mind if I steal... Err "borrow" that
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #7337
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Hope you don't mind if I steal... Err "borrow" that
Not at all. Though I kind of said it tongue in cheek (I was a little cold)
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:06 PM   #7338
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Most of us need to come to that understanding.
What? That we need shirts WITH sleeves? :-)
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:21 PM   #7339
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Not at all. Though I kind of said it tongue in cheek (I was a little cold)
Of course.... Just better than:

"Aren't you cold?"
"its freaking 20° .... Wtf do you think"
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #7340
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How fast will it go?

I ride a Wee, for crying out loud.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #7341
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How fast will it go?

I ride a Wee, for crying out loud.
Just say, "I dunno, I've never had it over 180"
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Old 11-25-2013, 05:53 PM   #7342
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Here's a twist on your common "You rode in this weather?!?"

I work in the mountains and over the weekend it was near freezing (which is very cold here in so cal) and rainy.

I pulled up to the front gate in my fiance's car and the girl who usually works at the front gate asked, "HEY! Where is your bike?"
Me: At home
Girl: Go get it!
Me: umm...
Girl: You need to turn around and come back with your bike
Me: Nope Possibly icy roads when I leave work, I'm good
She laughed (she was enjoying the entire exchange) and let me in

All my coworkers have come to expect me to ride to work, no matter what and I haven't even been there a year yet.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #7343
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Just say, "I dunno, I've never had it over 180"

I need to remember that one.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:32 PM   #7344
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Not stopped, but today I was riding in a neighboring town. Just back roads and pretty low speeds, so I wasn't wearing earplugs. But I'm on a busy four lane surface street with cars all around. I'm going through an intersection and hear some guy yelling a question at me. I think he may have been hanging out the window of a van that was a car behind me and in the next lane over - not really sure. I think he was saying WHAT IS THAT!!? Maybe he was asking what kind of bike I was on? Not really sure. I'm in a full face helmet in moving traffic. I just ignored him. People are odd.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #7345
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Sigh...

So I do a fly and ride to Colorado Springs from Illinois to buy a KTM 950, this past Easter weekend. I have a friend farther west in Co. I wanted to see too so I left Springs and rode over Walcott Pass Thru Breckenridge, Hit the Interstate and stopped in Vail for a warm up cup of coffee. So here I am, I have owned my first KTM for what? 200 miles? Still geared up enjoying a nice cup of coffee out of the wind on the sunny side of the C-store.
Older guy pulls in, in a Pickup heads for the Store, Sees the Great Pumpkin and swerves right over.

"Wow man nice bike."

Thanks

Looks Right at the "KTM" and said, "KTM, who makes that?"

Aaaaaa KTM makes it.

" Oh,..... My HD hates me".

Why does your HD hate you?

"Well moved up here from Fl. 6 months ago and ain't been on it since. Too cold." (Was a Balmy 38 in Vail right then.)

Oh

"Who makes that?"

Its made by Buell in Austria.

"oh, so its a V twin then?"

Yes.

"fire it up I'd like to hear it"

Ok..... VRoom Vroom Vroom

"Wow that's got a real nice thump to it!"

Yeah It does ok.

"Well its to cold out here for me, you be careful."

Ok man you too....


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Old 11-28-2013, 01:18 PM   #7346
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This one still makes me laugh when I recall it:

we were some 6 riders for a week trip, all KLR's with panniers and top cases, one of the bike has a electric problem as we are entering Tampico city. So we pull over and right there in the sidewalk is a guy selling watermelons, so he is staring at all of us. little bit later, he approaches to one of us, and ask:

- do you guys are selling bibles?

What? why you ask that?

- those "suitcases" you are carrying on the bikes.... looks to me like full of book bibles...





I got another question that was made by son when he was 8 or 7 yrs old. but will post it later.
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Old 11-28-2013, 03:03 PM   #7347
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That's a real good one.
The combo bibles and watermelons is funny too.
Reality, can't beat it.
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Old 11-30-2013, 01:47 AM   #7348
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Took the princess into the TÜV to get inpected and get my plate validated for another two years.

"Isn't it a little late in the year for a bike inspection? We were wondering what would show up. And at 0800, What are you, nuts?"

It is actually something in Germany to be a full-year rider, because you can get a nice discount on registration and insurance if you skip winter. So first, you're an idiot for being out there in the cold, then you're an idiot for paying extra for the privilege.
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Old 11-30-2013, 02:41 AM   #7349
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Took the princess into the TÜV to get inpected and get my plate validated for another two years.

"Isn't it a little late in the year for a bike inspection? We were wondering what would show up. And at 0800, What are you, nuts?"

It is actually something in Germany to be a full-year rider, because you can get a nice discount on registration and insurance if you skip winter. So first, you're an idiot for being out there in the cold, then you're an idiot for paying extra for the privilege.


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Old 11-30-2013, 03:43 AM   #7350
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Took the princess into the TÜV to get inpected and get my plate validated for another two years.

"Isn't it a little late in the year for a bike inspection? We were wondering what would show up. And at 0800, What are you, nuts?"

It is actually something in Germany to be a full-year rider, because you can get a nice discount on registration and insurance if you skip winter. So first, you're an idiot for being out there in the cold, then you're an idiot for paying extra for the privilege.
Yes, but you can be proud of yourself! Winter in Germany seems hard! If we were to choose the most comfortable way to move we would go by car, instead of putting on gear, endure cold or hot and so on...

Anyway:

the other day I was getting out of the gym. I try to ride with as much gear as possible ( I don't want to start an ATGATT argument, this is just me ), so I was getting on my riding pants.
A guy there asked me "Are you not used to ride the bike yet?" ( I ride since february or march I think ) "Why?" "You're using all that protection...". And I tried to explain my point of view...
Like if protective gear would only be for newbies...

I'm getting used to stares but sometimes I feel a little discomfort from being stared at, like I'm crazy...I even had someone laugh at me :|
Here in Italy there aren't much people receptive about the safety matter for motorcycle riding...
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