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Old 02-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #4666
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This hasn't happened when stopped, but if the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, frequently I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #4667
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I know what you mean. I hate everybody that does not root for the same teams that I root for.

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Old 02-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #4668
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This hasn't happened when stopped, but if the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, 90% I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
90%? Really?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:43 AM   #4669
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90%? Really?
I'm 51% sure that it is 90%. I haven't been keeping a tally. Let's just say it happens a lot.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #4670
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:51 AM   #4671
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90%? Really?
I would have to say my, and my wife's experience, when a non rider learns that we ride, they assume we ride Harley's, and I look more like the pencil neck engineer nerd I am, than a stereotypical burly HD rider.

Most are shocked when we tell them we ride BMW's
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #4672
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Most are shocked when we tell them we ride BMW's
BMW makes Motorcycles? When did they start doing that?

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Old 02-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #4673
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:40 PM   #4674
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90%? Really?


Happens to me all the time!



And then I get the next standard: "Moto What?".
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:31 AM   #4675
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BMW makes Motorcycles? When did they start doing that?


Last Tuesday - it was in the trade publications. Something about a lifestyle and an untapped market of thousands. Really a big deal designed to add jobs to the Berlin economy. Surprised you didn't see it mentioned anywhere.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:17 AM   #4677
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(I)f the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, frequently I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
Ditto.

The manner in which "Why not?" is pronounced determines my follow-up reply. Living in Motorcompanyville as I do, the simple reality is that folks who ask "Why not?" tend to do so in a belittling tone. They then get to listen to my laundry list of reasons for "why not":

Because the dealership didn't have a pirate suit to fit me.
Because I ride past bars.
Because I ride in the rain.
Because I ride on weekdays.
Because I don't want to make noise, I want to get somewhere.
Because cruisers are cramped and uncomfortable for me.
Because for me, riding is more than a series of contrived "runs".
Because it's not up to you.

Say all of the above with a smile on your face, and you just might make a new friend. At the very least, you should hopefully be able to dismiss the annoying little flea that is asking you to justify your choices to them. Using stereotypes as a sort of verbal weapon here does serve a purpose.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:51 AM   #4678
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Ditto.

The manner in which "Why not?" is pronounced determines my follow-up reply. Living in Motorcompanyville as I do, the simple reality is that folks who ask "Why not?" tend to do so in a belittling tone. They then get to listen to my laundry list of reasons for "why not":

Because the dealership didn't have a pirate suit to fit me.
Because I ride past bars.
Because I ride in the rain.
Because I ride on weekdays.
Because I don't want to make noise, I want to get somewhere.
Because cruisers are cramped and uncomfortable for me.
Because for me, riding is more than a series of contrived "runs".
Because it's not up to you.

Say all of the above with a smile on your face, and you just might make a new friend. At the very least, you should hopefully be able to dismiss the annoying little flea that is asking you to justify your choices to them. Using stereotypes as a sort of verbal weapon here does serve a purpose.
You left off my favorite:
Because I couldn't afford both a motorcycle AND a trailer.

Your last one in bold type is the best answer.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #4679
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #4680
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Happens to me all the time!



And then I get the next standard: "Moto What?".

Don't feel bad, most people think that there are only two kinds of motorcycles, Harleys and everything else.

In reality, there really are only two kinds of motorcycles, Moto Guzzi and everything else!


Truly, you should have known...
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