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Old 04-28-2009, 08:06 AM   #181
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I think peoplewho go to rallys or other "events" are probably more friendly and outgoing, otherwise, why would they go to it?
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:13 AM   #182
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God bless BMW riders. It was one of "those people" who introduced me to this website.
I'm not saying it's unanimous, I have a few in my area I've met from ADV at our monthly meetup, and they're more-than-decent guys, but as far as strangers go, or on the road, and for people that know nothing of adventure riding, some come off very snooty/snobbish.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:22 AM   #183
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You can't judge a rider by his steed. It's lame, give the person a fair chance to be an asshole.
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:48 AM   #184
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You can't judge a rider by his steed. It's lame, give the person a fair chance to be an asshole.


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Old 04-28-2009, 09:08 AM   #185
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I'm not saying it's unanimous, I have a few in my area I've met from ADV at our monthly meetup, and they're more-than-decent guys, but as far as strangers go, or on the road, and for people that know nothing of adventure riding, some come off very snooty/snobbish.
I understand you weren't saying that. I wrote what I did with a very light heart.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:11 AM   #186
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I've had bad experience with BMW riders. I've only seriously paid attention to them at 1 rally, one event. Both times they were rather snobbish. I didn't even waste my time talking to them. Though I know a few riders that used to have BMW's, so they can't all be bad.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:15 AM   #187
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I've had bad experience with BMW riders. I've only seriously paid attention to them at 1 rally, one event. Both times they were rather snobbish. I didn't even waste my time talking to them. Though I know a few riders that used to have BMW's, so they can't all be bad.
Um, I'm hoping this post was an attempt at irony...

"they were rather snobbish. I didn't even waste my time talking to them."

That was ripe...
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:17 AM   #188
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I didn't even catch that. I hope you're right about it being tongue in check.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:19 AM   #189
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Both times they were rather snobbish. I didn't even waste my time talking to them.








Edit: 205ed. Man, I type slow!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:37 AM   #190
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Iam surprised that so many of you are angered by people who try to strike up a conversasion. Granted some people are just trying to be jerks! But reading most of the comments posted, it sounds like alot of people where just trying to be freindly. Motorcyclist claim to be friendly but it apears a lot of us are Snobs and down right condescending. You are what the non riders see about motorcyclist. As far as stupid comments go, I here them all the time whether I am riding or not!
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:49 AM   #191
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Isn't it Ironic?

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Edit: 205ed. Man, I type slow!
He keeps using that word, I do not think it means what he thinks it means...

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:00 AM   #192
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"they were rather snobbish. I didn't even waste my time talking to them."
That was ripe...
Reminds me of my favorite bumper sticker: "I hate intolerant people!"
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:11 AM   #193
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Aroud here, riders in general always do "the greet", either by noding the head, waving, or even just by raising one of the hands of the clutch or the accelerator...
And me, who am kind of new to all this, just got tired!!
I love the spirit, and surely i would stop for any driver in problems, always did, long before i had a bike.... know about all that waving thing....
There's a trail i love wich is after a road where all, and i mean ALL bikers go to have fun on sunday morning.... and i'm going on the oposit direction!
Don't you guys get tired of that?

Some guys are bashing on those who don't compliment you when they pass by.... It doesn't mean they'r rude/snobish (Probably), maybe they just had enough for the day!
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:41 AM   #194
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why so serious?

LEO: License Please.
ME: (already have it out and hand it over)
LEO: I have you on radar going 74 in a 50, do you know how fast you were going?
ME: , are you asking for a second opinion? cause I might have a conflict of interest.

He didn't think this was funny, it cost me.
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Old 04-28-2009, 11:05 AM   #195
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Lol!

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LEO: License Please.
ME: (already have it out and hand it over)
LEO: I have you on radar going 74 in a 50, do you know how fast you were going?
ME: , are you asking for a second opinion? cause I might have a conflict of interest.

He didn't think this was funny, it cost me.
When the LEO asks me, "Do you know how fast you were going," I look them in the eye and say "yes." But this guy phrased it in such a way that this wouldn't work and still maintain your 5th Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

I loved your response. Make them work for the money they are stealing from you!

I fight every ticket I get, or at the very least I make them THINK I am going to fight it. Never admit to anything, never tell them anything they can use against you in court. Best not to answer any questions with anything but questions of your own. Nothing you can say can help you and everything you say (even if you are completely 100% innocent of any wrongdoing) can be used to hang you.

Show up in court and waste their time -or at least make them THINK you will show up in court to fight it so they can't slack off that day .

Fight the pigs all the way -or decide right now if you are going to be spitting or swallowing...
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