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Old 05-27-2010, 04:26 PM   #1726
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I wuz out west a few yares back 'n i stopped at a little (small, old, non chain) gas station to fill 'er up. It mussa been about 105 in the shade. Really stinkin hot.

I put my mesh jacket over the my Aeroflow and went inside to pay up and get a drink o' water.

I came out and there was this grandmotherly type old woman who, when i reached for my jacket, looked at me and said " do you think you'll need that jacket?". from her tone and look I took this as a backhanded way of saying "you fool, it's too hot for a jacket - are you stupid?".

I wish I'd had something clever to say but i couldnt think of anything appropriate. And, I was in a good mood and didnt want to pick a fight with a little old lady. SO, I said "no, i really don't think I'll need it. But, if i do, i wont have time to go get it and put it on".

She didnt understand that I was wearing the jacket to prevent or lessen the effects of road rash. I didnt think it worth while to explain it so I just said "have a good day ma'am" and road off into the sunset (or was i going north? Hell, I rode off in any case...)
Shoulda just complemented her on her tits in her shirt
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:39 PM   #1727
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Ya i've heard that.

"You're not gonna need that jacket, it's stinkin' hot outside"

"It's not to keep me warm"
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:08 PM   #1728
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Ya i've heard that.

"You're not gonna need that jacket, it's stinkin' hot outside"

"It's not to keep me warm"
I used that last week at work
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:44 AM   #1729
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I was sitting on the GS pumping gas and the guy at the next pump commented on how nice it must be not to have to get off the bike to pump gas.

I said "yeah, it is".

Not too funny, but I finally got one and had to post it.
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:51 AM   #1730
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I finally got one of these the other week
Bloke saw me with bike jacket on while walking to my bike he said that he knew some one who got killed by one of those, I said
Really ! do the police have any leads on the suspect Bike ?
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Old 05-28-2010, 04:58 AM   #1731
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I finally got one of these the other week
Bloke saw me with bike jacket on while walking to my bike he said that he knew some one who got killed by one of those, I said
Really ! do the police have any leads on the suspect ?
What a dumbass thing to say to a biker.
Why say it to a biker and not to a cage driver? People die in cars all of the time and we don't point it out to other cagers do we?
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:11 AM   #1732
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What a dumbass thing to say to a biker.
Why say it to a biker and not to a cage driver? People die in cars all of the time and we don't point it out to other cagers do we?
My best guess is there is some psychological stuff going on will all this "i have to tell you about the guy who got killed" shit. Here's my guess:

-People on motorcycles look very cool and look like they are having fun.

-Everyone wants to be cool and have fun.

-These fatality stories are some sort of mental justification for not riding but somewhere, deep in their soul, they know they are missing out on something you have.

So, they are really just having a conversation with themselves, saying "i am a pussy and here is why".
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:27 AM   #1733
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My best guess is there is some psychological stuff going on will all this "i have to tell you about the guy who got killed" shit. Here's my guess:

-People on motorcycles look very cool and look like they are having fun.

-Everyone wants to be cool and have fun.

-These fatality stories are some sort of mental justification for not riding but somewhere, deep in their soul, they know they are missing out on something you have.

So, they are really just having a conversation with themselves, saying "i am a pussy and here is why".
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:34 AM   #1734
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You guys need to get over yourselves...
I often get approached by people, and yeah, normally they open with kinda' dumb or redundant questions. BUT, I have heard some really cool motorcycling stories from old timers, learned about new places to ride (on and off road), been invited to go riding (going on a group ride in two weeks), rode a couple or really nice looking gals around the block on separate occasions (one of which calls me occasionally for another ride), found a couple of really good deals on "barn bikes", gotten job offers, etc...
Sometimes the people I meet aren't worth fooling with, but for the most part I get a big kick out of the gas station conversations. I like reading their faces too, the young guy drooling over my dirty bike or the old man who, in his mind, gets sent back many years to his days riding his BSA through the fields (and all the hell raising of his youth!). It's all cool, I'll talk to everyone of 'em.
Exacktly my feelings.I picked up a 07 Triumph Scrambler and it brings people out of the woodwork when I stop for a burger or gas,old guys love it and are taken back in time to their old brit bikes,women think its the slickest looking bike they have seen. I meet all sorts of people through bikes. Kids even jump up and down and wave when the bike rumbles by. I always take time to talk to folks.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:38 AM   #1735
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I was sitting on the GS pumping gas and the guy at the next pump commented on how nice it must be not to have to get off the bike to pump gas.

This is wrong somehow. But that is for another thread I suppose.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:40 AM   #1736
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This is wrong somehow. But that is for another thread I suppose.
You mean the "Stupid gas pump malfunctioned and I got a fiery brazilian" thread?
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #1737
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I like to point out the fact that driving a civic is boring and chicks dig motorcycles
Most people have had it drilled into them since birth, Keep your head down,dont ride murdercycles,keep it safe,save all your money for when your old. They sit home and watch TV,buy 10 different kinds of insurance against every thing that could happen,then at some point they realize they wasted their life in a fictional pursuit of security.
Their just gonna die anyway like everyone else,might as well find something you really like and do it lots!
Adventure is way under rated. TV is the single biggest con job and total waste of time ever invented.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:45 AM   #1738
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You mean the "Stupid gas pump malfunctioned and I got a fiery brazilian" thread?


I thought it best to leave a little to the imagination but.... YUP, that's the one.


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Old 05-28-2010, 12:54 PM   #1739
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Sounds familiar. One of the guys, that worked for me in college had a Ninja 900. One night his gas cap was left open, and he proceeded to show off for his future wife, by doing a wheelie. Of course the fuel came out and soaked through his leathers. He walked funny for about 2 weeks.
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Old 05-28-2010, 06:53 PM   #1740
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I finally got one of these the other week
Bloke saw me with bike jacket on while walking to my bike he said that he knew some one who got killed by one of those, I said
Really ! do the police have any leads on the suspect Bike ?
I usually answer that if motorcycles are dangerous and kill people, so is every other form of transport. The conversation is usually over at that point.
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