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Old 11-27-2010, 02:08 PM   #2326
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Man, it looks like a Ninja, isn't it?
Definitely a Ducati!
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Old 11-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #2327
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The X wife & I were riding from Canton Ohio to St. Pete Florida on a BMW K75 loaded down with everything but the kitchen sink.
A young guy hitchhiking came up & ask for a ride while we were pumping gas

Oh, & while I was stopped & looking at a map.
A LEO came up & was really shocked...just couldn't believe we rode all the way to Florida from Ohio on "That thing?"
Heck, No problem riding back 1300 miles in 25 hours, 2up & loaded,
so I could get to work the next day
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:36 PM   #2328
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Definitely a Ducati!
Yeah, tubular frame, it's a Duc for sure!
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:11 AM   #2329
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I just smile. They have already made it clear they can't handle their bike.

These are probably the same guys that are going to ask me later why I don't get a "real" bike.

This little SM is a blast!

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Local craigslist has had a guy advertising his TW200 available for rent to test takers.
Lots of squids like to buy a GSXR for a first bike and then realize they can't pass the test on one.

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Old 12-04-2010, 06:50 AM   #2330
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In a convenient store checkout line, a guy says to me "You should get a Harley, they're the best bikes out there".

I turned, smiled and said "Thanks for your advice, it means a lot to me".
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #2331
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i have the same experience

that's the thing i missed most when i wasn't riding. people always want to talk to you because the are intrigued. when they see an out of state plate they get interested and i believe they wish they could do the same so they are curious.
i find it mostly engaging. the "when did BMW start making bikes" question does get old.
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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.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:22 PM   #2332
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refreshing attitude

where i live ever since 9/11, we are told every day what heroes you are. no offense but don't heroes do what they do for rightious reasons not the glory?
nice to see your attitude.
" idiots

i am a fireman and i will usually cover up my uniform shirt before going into somewhere as i find it embarrasing when people do this
i get payed to fight fires it is my job (a job that i love) but they dont give a street sweeper a free feed. his job is just as important[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:24 PM   #2333
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My favorite was when I was in Europe with my "HK" plates. Everytime I rode outside of Germany people would see the USA in the corner and ask me if I rode all the way from the states. At first I would try to explain I was a US soldier stationed in Germany, but it just got easier to say yes, they finished the bridge about 6 months ago. But you have to carry a gas can because the gas stations are 300 miles apart. The look on their faces after I tell them that is priceless. They actually believe there is a bridge over the Atlantic.
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Old 12-04-2010, 07:37 PM   #2334
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Eh? ahh hey-zuez, i like him very much...

but he no help me hit curce ball.QUOTE=NativeSon;9581071]it wasn't a question, but a guy did once tell me he stopped riding because he found jesus.[/QUOTE]
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:02 PM   #2335
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"is it fast?"

"is that bike fast?"

"it did the castle run in less than 12 parsets"
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Old 12-04-2010, 08:32 PM   #2336
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"is that bike fast?"

"it did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs"


Fixed.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:23 PM   #2337
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i stand corrected,.
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Fixed.
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Old 12-05-2010, 03:45 AM   #2338
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My favorite was when I was in Europe with my "HK" plates. Everytime I rode outside of Germany people would see the USA in the corner and ask me if I rode all the way from the states. At first I would try to explain I was a US soldier stationed in Germany, but it just got easier to say yes, they finished the bridge about 6 months ago. But you have to carry a gas can because the gas stations are 300 miles apart. The look on their faces after I tell them that is priceless. They actually believe there is a bridge over the Atlantic.
The look on their faces is not due to the fact that they didnt know there was a bridge over the Atlantic, its due to the fact that they cant beleive you are telling them such a crock.
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:04 AM   #2339
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Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

"does it hurt if you get run over with those...?"



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Old 12-05-2010, 06:37 AM   #2340
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I have gotten the my brother/father/uncle were killed many times. A. its sad and I dont want hear that B. Is that really the most insteresting thing about motorcycles you know to bring up in conversation?

My usual response when someone tells me that someone they know died on a motorcycle is:

Well, my aunt died of diabeties , but you dont see me slapping donuts out of peoples faces.

or

Better than dieing on the toliet from a brain aneurysm while jerking it.
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