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Old 03-28-2012, 06:42 AM   #4846
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Five of us went to Daytona this year. The plan was to leave early Wednesday morning and slab it down 75 South. Now 700 miles of 75, 10, and 95 just didn't seem like fun to me. I decide to leave Tuesday morning and ride all secondary roads.

I am suited up at the gas station, get me a biscuit and milk and standing outside by my bike.
A dude walks over and says,"you riding today"?
Now the weather is iffy for rain and I don't really care if it does or not.
I look at him and tell him, yeah I am riding, I am going to Daytona.

He proceeds to tell me him and his buddies are leaving at midnight for Daytona.
I asked if he enjoys riding at night.
He tells me that there is ten of them so they HAVE to TRAILER down.
I had a nice ride and hope they had a nice trailer trip.


Well Duh. What kind of idiot rides their motorcycle to bike week?
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:14 AM   #4847
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Yanno, to me it's not a stupid question of someone doesn't know that ____ company makes motorcycles. That type of thing is just off people's radar, and doesn't make it stupid, just uninformed, as every one of us is uninformed about a whole ton of manufacturer details in the non-mc world.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #4848
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Not a question some one asked me, but one my 7 yr old daughter asked, as overheard by her teacher. A young lady in her class was bragging about her father buying a new Harley. My daughter looked her in the eye and asked if it came with a trailer? I guess she heard my wife and I trash talking every time we see a Harley in a truck or on a trailer.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:39 AM   #4849
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So, to set the location, two nights ago I was riding home from school around midnight. It's a three lane highway, and I'm in the right most lane, on the left side.

Feet up on the highway pegs, all lights on, scrunched down in the quiet pocket of air behind my windshield looking in all directions at once while singing to myself, I watch as a scene unfolds. A blue Navigator, on big rims, is in the fast lane, cruising even with me (nobody in the middle lane). A Honda Nighthawk came zipping up behind the big rimmed truck like his ass was on fire and his head was catching. Instead of going to the middle lane, Nighthawk flashes and right blinkers the guy for almost a full mile, before giving up, going around, and once again repeating the show with the brake instead, then putting the gas back on and disappearing down the highway.

Well, I go to pull over to get gas about two exits up, and when I get off my bike, I hear a guy holler at me. The Navigator actually followed me off the highway! Dude asks me "Hey man, why was your buddy flashing his lights at me?"

Course, I pointed out that just because we were both riding didn't mean we knew each other, But I couldn't resist pointing out that he was going as slow as the slow lane, while in the fast lane, and it was expected that the slower vehicle yield to the faster moving one. "Man, whatever" and leaves.

I don't get much directly related towards my chosen bike, mostly just older guys that remember buying one brand new and riding all over the place on it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:48 AM   #4850
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I spent five years living in Germany, and when I moved back to the States I had almost uncontrollable road rage caused by people lolligagging in the left lane. When the hell did America stop teaching that the left lane is for passing?

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Old 03-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #4851
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I spent five years living in Germany, and when I moved back to the States I had almost uncontrollable road rage caused by people lolligagging in the left lane. When the hell did America stop teaching that the left lane is for passing?

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That must have been at least 20 years ago then, because my wife calls the left lane "traveling lane" and the right lane "turning lane". WTF? After hearing that BS, some of my colleagues confirmed that nonsense as true!

Being born, raised, and trained to drive and ride in the Netherlands I have a critical viewpoint concerning road users here in the US, and this incident was particularly painful coming from someone as close as my wife...
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #4852
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Usually when I'm out looking something like this:



I get...

1. What brand of bike is that?

followed by...

2. Who makes KTM?

At least it's got some orange on it to appeal to the kids...
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #4853
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Usually when I'm out looking something like this:



I get...

1. What brand of bike is that?

followed by...

2. Who makes KTM?

At least it's got some orange on it to appeal to the kids...
Black and orange?

Must be a Harley.














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Old 03-28-2012, 01:45 PM   #4854
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Black and orange?

Must be a Harley.














It's a V-twin and everything, is that the fourth generation V-Rod?
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #4855
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Black and orange?

Must be a Harley.














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It's a V-twin and everything, is that the fourth generation V-Rod?

Boatman here on ADV, had a sticker on his 950 in the shape of a HD symbol. It read "Austrian Dirt Hog". Wish I could find a picture of it.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:14 PM   #4856
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Boatman here on ADV, had a sticker on his 950 in the shape of a HD symbol. It read "Austrian Dirt Hog". Wish I could find a picture of it.
I wish someone would make some more and sell them. I would put one on my bike.

Result of 30-second Google Images search:
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:23 PM   #4857
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I wish someone would make some more and sell them. I would put one on my bike.

Result of 30-second Google Images search:

I can't see your picture at work, but doing my own search, I think those look a bit different from what I remember. I THINK another inmate's wife printed up the ones that I am reffering to, looks like maybe someone else latched on to the idea.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:28 PM   #4858
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Cant see the pictures in this thread either, but if you want to order some, these are good people, and members here. Maybe they are the same...



http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519121

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Old 03-28-2012, 02:38 PM   #4859
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Cant see the pictures in this thread either, but if you want to order some, these are good people, and members here. Maybe they are the same...

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=519121
It's the same one showing in post 5 of that thread.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #4860
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Laugh Bet thats fast!

Went on a cross country trip with a buddy last summer. I'm on my Ducati Monster 696 and he's got a brand new GXR750. He's been riding for years and could smoke my ass if he wanted to. We pull into a gas station in the middle of nowhere Mississippi and there are 4 rednecks sitting on lawn chairs spitting tobacco and drinking beers. Its 2 in the afternoon..... get a freaking job! We gas up and we're walking into the store to piss. One old guys says, "Ducati! I hear thats the fastest bike in the whole world!!!" I laughed..... Paul didn't!
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