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Old 10-25-2012, 11:08 AM   #5551
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In return I said "how can I answer that?"
...so big I couldn't come down off of it.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:13 AM   #5552
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If you or someone in front of you is running rich, I think that's a big part of it. Once I drove by somebody's yard at night and somebody was smoking outside. I wasn't there but a split second but I smelled a little like weed when I got home.
I have a good nose, often smelled the weed they were smoking in their cars. In traffic, may help to identify the smokey car as they may just be one of them road hazards.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #5553
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That particular aroma is a very pervasive one. Ask any Cop.
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #5554
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riding with my dog in the ural last weekend, i arrive at the dog park and a guy walks up and asks "is it legal for him to ride without a helmet?"

i thought he was just being a smartass, so i replied "well, i don't think the state has a lot of legislation covering dogs on motorcycles."

he looked at me confused, and at that moment i realized that he was dead serious. He replied "i'm going to have to look that up. I can't imagine that a passenger on any motorcycle can ride legally without a helmet."

he spent a solid half hour sitting at the dog park googling this on his iphone. He finally surfaces with a "you're right, there isn't anything!"
i would never make eye contact with him
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:05 AM   #5555
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That particular aroma is a very pervasive one. Ask any Cop.
When I was young and innocent I asked a friend what it smelt like.

He replied "burning jocks" (underpants)
He omitted to mention the vital detail that the elastic had started burning too.
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Old 10-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #5556
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Realy funny one.

Stupidest question I ever got was my brother on a brand new Harley bagger and me on a POS 1975 xl250 honda stopped in a bar.
Helmets on the table, beer just ordered, some drunk walked over and said ``Who is driving the awesome bike?``
I point at my brother and say, He's riding the Harley.
Drunk replies `Not the Harley, the awesome old Honda`
Laughs where had all around, but the guy was amazed that my old honda was still drivable.
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Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #5557
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I get one of these a day

How fast does it go?
What does that thing cost?
Isn't that bike too small for you?
Can you ride a wheelie?
Do a wheelie?
Can that thing do a wheelie?
These all sound very familiar. Ditto.
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Old 10-28-2012, 10:56 PM   #5558
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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.
I enjoy talking with the folks. Some are winsome, some want to know why not a Harley, want to know if I am a 'mercan or not. When I tell them I served 25 years they usually stand down. Folks are cool and most of them want to be doing what I am doing. The biggest thing I get is " You rode 8500 miles all by yourself?" or, 100, or 1000 etc. Love em all, God bless them all.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:00 PM   #5559
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My brother, who does own a BMW car too, will pull that line the other way - "I didn't know BMW made cars! When did they start that?"
I just tell them: I didn't know BMW made cars until I passed one
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:14 PM   #5560
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it wasn't a question, but a guy did once tell me he stopped riding because he found jesus.
I don't think so. I ride with Jesus all the time
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:33 AM   #5561
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My girlfriend has had some funny conversations. She rides with me and is learning to ride her own bike, she also knows a lot about motorcycles.
She had a friend (who used to ride when she was our age) ask her what type of bike she was getting, a harley or a sportbike. When my girl told her neither her friend was bewildered and asked what else is there
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #5562
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Drunk replies `Not the Harley, the awesome old Honda`
That's awesome!
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:11 AM   #5563
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Originally Posted by NativeSon
it wasn't a question, but a guy did once tell me he stopped riding because he found jesus.
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I don't think so. I ride with Jesus all the time
My Pastor, and 2 out of 3 Junior Pastors at my church ride dual sports. (Junior Pastor #3 builds hot rod motors.) Assuming that guy thought bad people ride motorcyles, wouldn't that be more motivation to interact with them? Yup, that's a strange comment indeed.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:29 PM   #5564
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Stopped for gas on the new V7 yesterday. I hear a small voice behind me - "cool bike!" I turn around to see a small boy, prob about 5 or 6 years old, walking out of the convenience store with (I assume) his mom. Gave him a grin and a thumbs up. She grabbed him by the shoulder and hustled him to the car. Wouldn't even risk another glance at me. Don't know if it was the motorcycle, the goatee, or the post-rugby-match black eye, but I am apparently a dangerous and malevolent force to be avoided. Who knew?

I'm actually a church-going family man with two lil ones of my own. Of course, here in California, sometimes you get avoided just for that.

Cheers,

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Old 10-31-2012, 01:55 AM   #5565
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Not really a question, but stupid nevertheless.

NYC 1992 ... standing at stoplight waiting for the light to change - I had a FRXs Lowrider at the time. Guy stops next to me, powers down window and yells "next time buy a harley -insert expletive-"

DUH? ...

Guess the full face helmet and the absence of pirate gear gave him the wrong idea?
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