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Old 04-12-2013, 08:20 PM   #6181
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weird question

I was gassing up in a small town north of Marion VA on Sunday at a gas station with two islands for the four pumps. The place is deserted. One employee inside, no one else in the parking lot, no cars on the street, almost like a ghost town.

As I am standing there in full gear, including my hemet, holding the nozzle in my filler and putting gas in the R80 a car pulls up. The guy gets out, walks over to me, and says "Is that your bike?"



I realize he was probably just trying to make conversation but the question was a bit "out there".
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:11 AM   #6182
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25+ years ago.
Coming home from a nigth ride with some friends and my brother riding pillion on a friend's bike.
Entering a small town, we got pulled over by cops.
I was riding a Honda XL200R PD, little clone made in Italy of the XL600R ParisDakar: red frame, red plastics and big blue white and red tank.
They checked our papers and registerd our data (and my bike become white...)
When they started giving back the papers, one of the cops called me by name and stated:
"You have a brother!"
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:48 AM   #6183
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I was gassing up in a small town north of Marion VA on Sunday at a gas station with two islands for the four pumps. The place is deserted. One employee inside, no one else in the parking lot, no cars on the street, almost like a ghost town.

As I am standing there in full gear, including my hemet, holding the nozzle in my filler and putting gas in the R80 a car pulls up. The guy gets out, walks over to me, and says "Is that your bike?"



I realize he was probably just trying to make conversation but the question was a bit "out there".

Proper answer: No, I'm just the full service attendant. The owner loaned me his gear so I could fill it up while he went inside to get a drink.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:22 PM   #6184
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I usually enjoy the small talk but do not appreciate the silly questions.

When I was doing my IBA ride I had a guy that really wanted to chat motorcycles and lament that is harley brethern never wanted to ride, they only wanted to go to events. In these siutuations I have developed the polite way to say I need to go.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:28 AM   #6185
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When I was doing my IBA ride .
You know this makes you One Sixteenth Ghey right?
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:50 AM   #6186
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Gassing up at a station the other day and this guy came up and asked why I was putting gas under my seat. "is that some kind of reserve or something? how many more miles does that get ya?"

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:38 AM   #6187
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Gassing up at a station the other day and this guy came up and asked why I was putting gas under my seat. "is that some kind of reserve or something? how many more miles does that get ya?"

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I tell people I just remounted the filler there, so I don't have to take the tank bag off to fuel up
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Old 04-14-2013, 11:01 AM   #6188
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You know this makes you One Sixteenth Ghey right?
Assuming it's the first.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:59 PM   #6189
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Assuming it's the first.
So it's accumulative? What happens if he does a 17th IBA ride?
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #6190
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So it's accumulative? What happens if he does a 17th IBA ride?
That would be 17/16ths, meaning there's someone inside him.
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #6191
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So it's accumulative? What happens if he does a 17th IBA ride?
Nah, not accumulative, just addictive for some. Well before the 17th cert he'll likely get a warning that he's heading down that road due to the Mile Eater cert that shows up.

Some people do endurance rallies too... That can lead to a little event called the Iron Butt Rally. It's a far cry from that first IBA ride.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #6192
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That would be 17/16ths, meaning there's someone inside him.
That is Sig worthy.......
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #6193
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Out riding, and could see a bike in my rear views. Next red light, a pirate pulled up next to me and proceeded to mash the throttle, apparently to get my attention, so I naturally paid no heed. He yells, over his straights, "Wow, that's more colorful up close". Never looked his way, just rode off when the light changed.
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:57 AM   #6194
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The weather has finally turned nice in Germany... Every day, I get someone who says "must be nice to be riding again!"

I don't even bother with a comeback any more,
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #6195
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Not a stupid question, but... on my R1200R the fella I was riding with. "Nice bike for a cruiser". After a hundred miles of nice back roads and some dirt, he said " What is it, sport touring?" I said no, "its a standard motorcycle."
Later I said if it was a cruiser it would have a fat front tire. That is the second time time my bike has been called a cruiser.

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