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Old 02-07-2013, 11:09 AM   #5896
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"How does your ass feel!?" *as they stroke the seat....* Valid question I guess, given I ride on the back of my boyfriends supermoto, and we take 1000+mile trips.. (They don't realize he is stuck in the front at the 6" wide part)

But the more I get asked this, the more I am just gonna say "Just fine, thanks. Hop on the back honey." That's how it should be, am I right?
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:01 PM   #5897
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In 2011, at the BMW MOA Rally, a young lady by the name of Stephanie received the award for the youngest rider in attendance -- 16 YOA. This year, now 17 or 18, she rode her 650GS up to Deadhorse AK and back, along with her father.

I might have run into them. I met a father/daughter on the Glenn stopping for breakfast. He was on a GS 1200. Small world.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #5898
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Talk about an uncomfortable touring bike. I ran into a dude from the Netherlands in Edolo, Italy on a Ducati 1098. Said its really not that bad. For some reason I just didn't fully believe him. His wife was a bit more sensible on a Street Triple.
I ran into a couple from Montreal on their way to LA via Vancouver a few years ago. They were on a Hayabusa. I met them in Thunder Bay, so they already had over 1000 miles in. They were looking for a pillow for her to sit on.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:34 PM   #5899
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In 2011, at the BMW MOA Rally, a young lady by the name of Stephanie received the award for the youngest rider in attendance -- 16 YOA. This year, now 17 or 18, she rode her 650GS up to Deadhorse AK and back, along with her father.
That is pretty young, shes done more riding than me I'll say that, I have yet to do an extensive tour
hopefully this summer

and I was really referring to on this forum or even this particular thread
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #5900
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22 on a /5, myself. Wish I could afford to pound that kinda ground at my age, but someday.

No remarks out on the /5 yet as I haven't rode it much, but a fellow practically hit me last year on the NC/VA line when I was taking a break. Wanted to buy my CB-1.

Nothing stupid about it, though. I was actually stoked to have someone recognize the bike, decals covered with a tankbag and everything.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #5901
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"How does your ass feel!?" *as they stroke the seat....* Valid question I guess, given I ride on the back of my boyfriends supermoto, and we take 1000+mile trips.. (They don't realize he is stuck in the front at the 6" wide part)

But the more I get asked this, the more I am just gonna say "Just fine, thanks. Hop on the back honey." That's how it should be, am I right?
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:47 AM   #5902
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"How does your ass feel!?" *as they stroke the seat....* Valid question I guess, given I ride on the back of my boyfriends supermoto, and we take 1000+mile trips.. (They don't realize he is stuck in the front at the 6" wide part)

But the more I get asked this, the more I am just gonna say "Just fine, thanks. Hop on the back honey." That's how it should be, am I right?
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:54 PM   #5903
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the one that always gets me,,

dumbest question anyone asks,,

"Do you know why I stopped you?"
or equally dumb,,"Do you know how fast you were going?",,
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:52 AM   #5904
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dumbest question anyone asks,,

"Do you know why I stopped you?"
or equally dumb,,"Do you know how fast you were going?",,
Both are an opportunity for you to confess to an offence they haven't noticed or a speed in excess of what they have measured. If their radar device says 45mph but you point out to them that you have a cracked tail light or say you think you were doing 53mph, they'll happily book you for the tail light and 53mph instead of just 45mph.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:55 AM   #5905
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Both are an opportunity for you to confess to an offence they haven't noticed or a speed in excess of what they have measured. If their radar device says 45mph but you point out to them that you have a cracked tail light or say you think you were doing 53mph, they'll happily book you for the tail light and 53mph instead of just 45mph.
Or let you go for being honest. Ive had that happen before.....granted it is pretty rare.

Turns on his lights, pulls me over
CHP: Know why I pulled you over?
Me : I was speeding
CHP: How fast were you going?
Me : Wasnt paying attention. Probably 70 - 75.
CHP: 72. Whats the speed limit through here?
Me : 55
CHP: Alright let me see paperwork.

Walks back to his car comes back a minute later.

CHP: I want you to answer me a question
Me : Ok
CHP: Do you want a ticket?
Me : No sir I dont
CHP: Ok. Im not going to write you. You were honest with me, you didnt lie to my face like most people do. Slow down, be safe, have a nice day.

Handed me my stuff back and I continued on to work.

Granted its pretty damn rare, but it does happen. I got out of a ticket a second time for 80 in a 55 but I think that was more because he had a more pressing emergency. After receiving a radio call (could hear the radio but not what was said) he gave me my stuff back and hauled ass.

Be honest with them and you might just be surprised when you get out of the ticket.

Another time up deer hunting, I drove back to camp having forgot to unload my rifle. Game warden just happened to be see us pull in and checked guns and license. When he found the round in the chamber, busted me for a loaded weapon the road. I count myself seriously lucky with a $500 fine and a misdemeanor. Under Fish and Game rules, its legal to drive with a loaded magazine in the gun with nothing in the chamber, state law is a little harsher. Instead of trying to bullshit my way through it I was honest and told him I just fucked up. When I went to court, he had put that in his report and the court gave me a $500 fine instead of the $5000 fine and 6 months in prison minimum had I been caught by CHP or sheriffs.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:59 AM   #5906
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Meh. I've always had decent luck with saying "I don't know sir, I was watching the road," when asked if I knew how fast I was going. It's generally the truth too.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:53 PM   #5907
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Well, I spent part of almost every evening for the last 2 1/2 or 3 months reading all 395 pages of this thread. There were some good moments and some irritating ones. The biggest question that comes to my mind is, what does that say about the condition of my life?

Anyway, I've only been riding for about 6 months. Picked it up again after about 30 years off. I'm another one of those old BMW riders I guess. I wanted one all my life, and finally got it. I've had very few people even talk to me, let alone give me any of the, "get a real bike," or "can I ride it," garbage. I did have one guy go a little nuts one day as I was coming out of the Post Office over what a classic looking bike he thought it was. It's just an R100 GS. You'd have thought it was some really vintage Beemer. I guess he'd never seen an airhead.

Thanks for the fun read everybody.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:12 PM   #5908
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Well, I spent part of almost every evening for the last 2 1/2 or 3 months reading all 395 pages of this thread. There were some good moments and some irritating ones. The biggest question that comes to my mind is, what does that say about the condition of my life?
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I think it says more about your rekindled passion for motorbikes.

And that it's Feb, and you live in the beautiful but snowbound state of Colorado...

Hope ADVRIDER helps you through the winter!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:11 AM   #5909
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dumbest question anyone asks,,

"Do you know why I stopped you?"
or equally dumb,,"Do you know how fast you were going?",,
yes i do, but i'd like to hear your number first.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:53 AM   #5910
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yes i do, but i'd like to hear your number first.


"Let's negotiate, officer. You say your number. I'll say my number. We'll meet somewhere in the middle."
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