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Old 03-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #6121
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Well, technically, I got 10% off for no real reason I can identify - they always give me 10% off - and another 5% because it was stupidly (for Düsseldorf) cold out.

I still have no idea why I get 10% off of everything at this dealer. Last time I was in, the younger guy at the next desk was paying full price for everything. I have given up trying to figure out it and now chalk it up to being the idiot chick who knows what a con rod is, and therefore a complete novelty.
Pretty face AND knows what a con-rod is??
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:59 PM   #6122
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Pretty face AND knows what a con-rod is??
Insert innuendo. Oh, now I said "insert".
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:24 PM   #6123
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Heh heh, he said "insert". And that other guy said "rod".

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #6124
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Back on track, since getting my scrambler (Honda, not Triumph) I haven't been able to stop in public without someone approaching me. But nothing stupid, really, just admirers. First fill-up got a guy that had a 175 just like it and had the street version of mine. He talked about how he'd considered restoring it and I pointed him towards some resources and told him he should do it.

Another was at a grocery store, guy did start to ride the line of stupid territory when he was dropping hints about wanting to ride it. Asked if I'd want to sell it, then a cop pulled a J-turn into the parking lot and dude is like "I just got outta jail, I better get gone."

I can only hope to have the stupid questions again someday, but unless it's clearly condescending, I don't think I'll have the replies some folks on here manage. Overall I've found it's usually the semi-knowledgeable that approach me, but motorcycling is kind of a big deal around here, so there's not too many idiots on the subject.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:45 PM   #6125
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Hot out there?

At fuel stop in Redding last summer, 112 degF outside, after 700 miles on blazing hot day, while I was in my Darien suit, hair pasted to my head in sweat, standing in front of the drink cooler with door open so i get cooled down, while i'm downing a quart of water from that cooler, guy asks me... "hot out there?".
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:49 PM   #6126
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Heh heh, he said "insert". And that other guy said "rod".

thankyou

i had a good laugh
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:46 AM   #6127
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I get more the strange looks rather than stupid questions(mostly due to the scott boots I wear now) however I did get the "oh - do you ride a motorbike?" from someone who I used to work with; whilst dressed in boots, jacket, gloves with helmet in hand!

The second question was unexpected - I am an electrician for a agricultural firm and occasionally get called in after hours.

This time I had ridden into town, so instead of riding 30Km back home, drove out to the farm wearing the bike gear(using the clutch was "interesting") did the job and went to tell the farm manager it was done.

Her daughter (mid 20's) had been giving me some odd looks while I was talking to the farmer until finally out of curiosity she asked -

"Are those special electrician's boots?"

Needless to say that's what they get referred to as now!
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #6128
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Calling all 'Stich Wearers

I know most of us 'Stich wearers hear the "fire dept" comments all the time.

I am a volunteer fireman. Have been for 20 years.
I ride every day...every where...
My full time job is IT work at a bank.

Every day I wear my hi-viz onesy to work and hang it on my cube wall during the day. A few weeks ago the bank's CEO made his yearly walk-through and mingle with the underlings visit...

He gets to my desk, I politely remove my earbuds and stand up and greet him.
He ask while starring at my Hi-viz Roadcrafter suit hangin on the cube wall...

"Are you a fireman?"

"Why yes I am"

crickets...
crickets...
crickets...
crickets...
crickets...
crickets...
crickets...I mean at least 8 or 10 seconds of him looking at me and then back at the suit.

"Nice to see you today. Keep up the good work"

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Old 03-15-2013, 06:12 AM   #6129
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I've developed a new response to, "Oh did you ride a motorcycle to get here?" while I'm wearing a hiviz AST and carrying my helmet. In my best dimwit voice, I reply "NO, MY MOM MAKES ME WEAR THIS CUZ I FALL DOWN A LOT." often followed by "H-e-e-e-r-e-s your sign."


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Old 03-15-2013, 06:28 AM   #6130
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I've developed a new response to, "Oh did you ride a motorcycle to get here?" while I'm wearing a hiviz AST and carrying my helmet. In my best dimwit voice, I reply "NO, MY MOM MAKES ME WEAR THIS CUZ I FALL DOWN A LOT." often followed by "H-e-e-e-r-e-s your sign."


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My reply lately has been. "No, I'm an astronaut and I'm on call, so I wear my suit in case there's an emergency launch it'll save time."
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:33 AM   #6131
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I've developed a new response to, "Oh did you ride a motorcycle to get here?" while I'm wearing a hiviz AST and carrying my helmet. In my best dimwit voice, I reply "NO, MY MOM MAKES ME WEAR THIS CUZ I FALL DOWN A LOT." often followed by "H-e-e-e-r-e-s your sign."


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That's awesome
Mine was no I ride the short bus
Another time was. No electric scooter, those things are fuckin crazy!
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #6132
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Getting my helmet on, before getting on my dualsport. Two guys walking by, one of them says, "You can ride dirt bikes on the street now?" Me: Some of them. The walked behind it, so not sure how they could not see the plate.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:08 AM   #6133
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Leaving a class at uni (dirt helmet in hand) a guy asks me
him "do you ride a dirt bike?"
me "yes, just a little yamaha dt"
him "a dt850?"
me "no... a 175"
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:01 AM   #6134
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Getting my helmet on, before getting on my dualsport. Two guys walking by, one of them says, "You can ride dirt bikes on the street now?" Me: Some of them. The walked behind it, so not sure how they could not see the plate.


Getting off the KTM at store a mom with a young boy:
Kid: "MOM! He's riding a dirtbike on the street. You said I am not allowed to do that or the police would arrest me?"
Mom: "That's not a dirtbike"
Me: "It is a dirtbike, they just haven't been able to catch me yet."
Kid: "Awesome!"
Mom: Nothing but stank-eye.

Just spreadin the love!
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:26 AM   #6135
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Getting off the KTM at store a mom with a young boy:
Kid: "MOM! He's riding a dirtbike on the street. You said I am not allowed to do that or the police would arrest me?"
Mom: "That's not a dirtbike"
Me: "It is a dirtbike, they just haven't been able to catch me yet."
Kid: "Awesome!"
Mom: Nothing but stank-eye.

Just spreadin the love!
Livin up to your screenname, I'll bet that kid went home and told all his buddies.
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