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Old 06-21-2011, 09:35 AM   #3526
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I recently got back from a trip from Boston to New Orleans. A co-worker asked "what were you thinking riding half way across the country?"

I replied "I was thinking that I wished I had enough time off to go all the way across the country"
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:48 AM   #3527
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Not stupid, not funny, just the classic riding-to-work-in-rain.

I ride to work nearly year round. It rained the whole last week and every day I got funny looks when I came through the door, dripping wet and happy. However, this monday we had beautiful weather, sunshine and 25°C (77F) and I came through the door in shorts without all my gear - I took the train.

My co-worker just shook (or shaked?) his head and asked "Why didn't you ride in today? Was the weather too good for you?"

I just smiled and said yes. No way I could be honest (and destroy this story in his mind) and tell him my bike was in maintenance.
Ripped my bike apart last month for a new piston, crank bearings, etc. Rode almost all winter, even when it was -9°F and snowing/ice (studs kick ass).
Then, as the weather's getting nice, days are warm and evenings are comfortable, i'm driving the truck for two weeks?
Got that "Weather's too nice to ride or what?" comment a few times myself
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:27 AM   #3528
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Then I remembered I hate driving a car.
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I really meant to actually come into the office yesterday, but didn't get a chance to replace the rear tire on the CBR OR the DR.
(Amazing how both rear tires seem to go away so quickly. )
Gotta love the feel of the throttle stops. (both of em)
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:41 AM   #3529
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Guy shrugs looks at me in disgust and goes: "What a waste."
Then turns and walks away.
Yeah, I agree. Don't be riding that bike on mundane trips to the gas station!
You should have taken the Camry to fill up the empty tank of your GS, and... eh... hang on, I gotta work this one out.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:48 AM   #3530
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I take the truck to the gas station.

Fill up a few fuel jugs, throw them back into the bed of the truck, and drive my ass home.

Then I don't have to go to the gas station to fill the bike, and I can avoid all the "Is that thing legal?" questions.

It's when I load the snowmobile up so I can fill up that 10.7 gallon tank in july/august that I get the interesting questions
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Old 06-21-2011, 11:40 AM   #3531
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it was "Ride to Work"
You should have ridden in a cab.

I really meant to actually come into the office yesterday, but didn't get a chance to replace the rear tire on the CBR OR the DR.
(Amazing how both rear tires seem to go away so quickly. )
Damn, that ride to work day always falls on my day off...

I have the same problem with my tires. I'm blaming a factory defect or a loose nut holding on(to) the handle bars!
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #3532
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Took the train on National Ride To Work Day.
We have Ride To Work Days over here, too. But I thought 'riding' meant actually taking the bycicle and doing something for your fitness and crazy stuff like that. I never participate, the 25 miles commute is a good excuse.
But I learned (again) to appreciate how great it is to have a bike and not take the train to work. Man, I hate waiting 10 minutes for the train.

I rarely get comments from strangers (non-riders), the swiss are not as talkative as you americans. Too bad, as I have a few good comeback from you guys.
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #3533
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Go to the doctor for a check up (in full gear like I always do). We bullshit about bikes for a while, he knows I ride all year round and today was a very nice day to ride.

He asks me on his way out: "Do you know what they call people that ride only on nice days?"

I didn't hesitate to answer: "Pussies"

He was cracking up on his way to see other patients.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:23 PM   #3534
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Laugh

Sitting at the bank drive through on my BMW airhead waiting for them to process my transaction. Girl in the line next to me says I didn't know BMW made motorcycles. I said I think since 1923 and smiled. She said Nice looking bike, I said thank you. Then she said my (russel) seat looked comfortable. I said want to try it? She smiled. I looked into the window of the bank, both tellers could hear us and were laughing.

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #3535
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Sitting at the bank drive through on my BMW airhead waiting for them to process my transaction. Girl in the line next to me says I didn't know BMW made motorcycles. I said I think since 1923 and smiled. She said Nice looking bike, I said thank you. Then she said my (russel) seat looked comfortable. I said want to try it? She smiled. I looked into the window of the bank, both tellers could hear us and were laughing.

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So??? What was the girl in the cars answer? Don't tease us!
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #3536
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Yeah, I agree. Don't be riding that bike on mundane trips to the gas station!
You should have taken the Camry to fill up the empty tank of your GS, and... eh... hang on, I gotta work this one out.
I fill the outboard motor fuel tank for my boat whenever I go sailing - and drain what is left into my bike when I come home. We had a really nice autumn here; lots of sailing, so my bike hasn't been into a petrol station since February.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:53 AM   #3537
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So??? What was the girl in the cars answer? Don't tease us!
They got married last weekend
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:32 AM   #3538
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They got married last weekend
Way to ruin a perfectly good story!
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:00 PM   #3539
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I thought this morning was slightly odd. Another cycle is parking at the bike parking area here at the nuke plant I work at and he is getting off the bike as I pull in on the 03 Strom 1000. I start backing in and removing gear and notice he is standing nearly on top of me. I stop and turn and he says to me "Hey, that is a really interesting bike you have there, I assume this is something that just came out... because I've never seen any bikes that look like this! Is it comfortable?"

So I explain that I just purchased the 2003 V-Strom DL1000 2 months or so ago and that it came out 9 years ago. He then tossed at me: "I bet something like that is pretty expensive huh.... about $10K used I would think?"

I told him that actually you can get great deals on V-stroms and mine was only $5400 with all the Farkles on it. (He asked what farkles are!) He was rubbing the seat and the Jesse bags like it was a space ship that just landed in front of him. I was somewhat ammused

So that was my odd conversation before hitting security this morning. At least the rest of today has been chill.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:41 PM   #3540
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I went to starbucks this morning for a cup of coffee before work. After I backed into a spot and as I was taking my jacket/helmet off a guy pulled up to me in a jeep and yelled: "nice scooter." (I have a '10 BMW G650GS) I said "thanks, and just where is your scooter?" Him "I ride a real bike!" me: "well it's nice you keep your real bike in your real garage." him: "I ride a Harley." me: "I thought about a Harley, but I'd rather ride a bike than look at it." him: f*ck you" me: "have a nice day!"

I'm not an HD hater, to each his own and all that. But c'mon man, why ruin the start to a good day and a good coffee with a smartass remark. (btw, I saw his Rigger patch, I hate Riggers [guys who pack our chutes, not racial])
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