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Old 05-15-2012, 03:54 PM   #5026
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I dunno, my pops can't make heads or tails of bikes like the DL1000. They didn't have adventure tourers back when he last rode, so when he started looking at the list of bikes I had given him to price on CL, he thought they were all either ugly or "crotch rockets". Some people don't sub divide like us.
My Mom called my DL1000 V-Strom a "gorgeous bike".

Um. Yeah.

Near as I can tell she hasn't gone blind or been hit in the head, so I dunno.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:13 PM   #5027
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My Mom called my DL1000 V-Strom a "gorgeous bike".

Um. Yeah.

Near as I can tell she hasn't gone blind or been hit in the head, so I dunno.
Does she drink... heavily?
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:34 PM   #5028
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I then went into all of the different types of bikes.
Please, please, please confirm that you did that in Bubba's voice and style from "Forrest Gump!"

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Old 05-15-2012, 05:10 PM   #5029
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Please, please, please confirm that you did that in Bubba's voice and style from "Forrest Gump!"

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:08 PM   #5030
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It's a bit torn up from a drop, but thats beside the point.

2008 zx6r, and aleast once a month I hear:

"Hey, your bike is really bright"
"Yes, I like the color. Nice and visible"
"Did you nickname it bumblebee?? It looks like a bee to me."

Thanks...haven't heard that one before. ghead:

MY FAVORITE is:

"hey what type of bike is that??"
...it's written on the tank jack ass...
(maybe there asking because the gas tank decal is the only decal on it)
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #5031
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I dunno, my pops can't make heads or tails of bikes like the DL1000. They didn't have adventure tourers back when he last rode, so when he started looking at the list of bikes I had given him to price on CL, he thought they were all either ugly or "crotch rockets". Some people don't sub divide like us.
Same deal with my dad. He just can't figure out why I own an FJR, since it's not a crotch rocket or a cruiser. I showed him a picture of the GS I'm picking up tomorrow, he commented 'that's just like that yamaha thing, why do you want another one?'
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #5032
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So I stop for gas this week at a station in Western New York. After I pay a guy comes up to me and comments on the bike. He said he liked the look of it and then asked me where I was going. So I tell him my goal is to make West Virginia. With a quizzical look on his face, he asks me if that is a different state than Virginia. I responded in the affirmative. He just says oh, okay and walks away.

Isn't that basic civics? Something taught in 3rd grade?
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:23 PM   #5033
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So I stop for gas this week at a station in Western New York. After I pay a guy comes up to me and comments on the bike. He said he liked the look of it and then asked me where I was going. So I tell him my goal is to make West Virginia. With a quizzical look on his face, he asks me if that is a different state than Virginia. I responded in the affirmative. He just says oh, okay and walks away.

Isn't that basic civics? Something taught in 3rd grade?
Well, to save me the time, is it the same state or not?
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:40 PM   #5034
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So I stop for gas this week at a station in Western New York. After I pay a guy comes up to me and comments on the bike. He said he liked the look of it and then asked me where I was going. So I tell him my goal is to make West Virginia. With a quizzical look on his face, he asks me if that is a different state than Virginia. I responded in the affirmative. He just says oh, okay and walks away.
If you'd said "West Ohio" or "East Kentucky", would he have asked a similar question? I guess at least he had an inkling it was a different state...

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Isn't that basic civics? Something taught in 3rd grade?
More to the point, Buffalo is significantly closer to Wheeling than it is to NYC; only an afternoons riding or driving; it's near enough local.

Now my turn for a confession; I think I was into my 30s by the time I worked out why every time I thought I understood which side of the US Washington was on, it moved.

But then, how many Americans know where to find Perth or Victoria on a map of Australia?
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:44 PM   #5035
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If you'd said "West Ohio" or "East Kentucky", would he have asked a similar question? I guess at least he had an inkling it was a different state...



More to the point, Buffalo is significantly closer to Wheeling than it is to NYC; only an afternoons riding or driving; it's near enough local.

Now my turn for a confession; I think I was into my 30s by the time I worked out why every time I thought I understood which side of the US Washington was on, it moved.

But then, how many Americans know where to find Perth or Victoria on a map of Australia?
I'd just assume the places labeled Perth and Victoria on the map would be the places in question.
Unless they were written in Austrailese and not English. Then it might screw me up.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:46 PM   #5036
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Well, to save me the time, is it the same state or not?
It's a bit like the difference between Marseilles and Algiers; in 1950 they were part of the same country. Similarly, in 1850 Virginia was all one state; West Virginia parted ways with Virginia during the civil war.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:45 PM   #5037
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It's a bit like the difference between Marseilles and Algiers; in 1950 they were part of the same country. Similarly, in 1850 Virginia was all one state; West Virginia parted ways with Virginia during the civil war.

There was a war?
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:22 PM   #5038
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There was a war?
Yeah, the Algerians kicked the French out...

Mind you, they took 8 years to do it, and it got VERY nasty; any time you're tempted to discount the French military, have a read about Algeria.

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Old 05-19-2012, 05:47 AM   #5039
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This morning I was getting gas on my Versys at a small gas station in Podunk, PA. On the other side of the pump is a guy in a beat up pickup.
He asks "do you know Matt Chalmers" for a second time, after I take my helmet off, an earplug out and apologize for not hearing him the first time.
I tell him no, then he says "well, he has the same kind of bike you got".

:) oh OK, in that case I guess I should have known him.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:57 AM   #5040
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This morning I was getting gas on my Versys at a small gas station in Podunk, PA. On the other side of the pump is a guy in a beat up pickup.
He asks "do you know Matt Chalmers" for a second time, after I take my helmet off, an earplug out and apologize for not hearing him the first time.
I tell him no, then he says "well, he has the same kind of bike you got".

:) oh OK, in that case I guess I should have known him.
You need to start going to the meetings. Matt usually sits right up front...
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