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Old 05-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #6346
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Normally I just shrug off ignorance, or attempt to educate when someone has questions about my gear or why I wear it. Yesterday was an exception. My daughter was in the hospital and I left straight from work to meet my wife and sister (2 diff people, WV jokes aside) at the ER. When my daughter got discharged my sister took a look at my Olympia phantom one-piece and in the most irritating pretentious manner she said:

"Are you really that scared to ride your motorcycle that you feel the need to wear all that?"

My immediate response in a steady low tone was: "Yes, I'm absolutely mortified to leave the house. I'm so terrified I even had airbags installed in my car."

Damn she made me mad. My wife said she was just curious about my gear, and she had never been on a bike so she didn't understand the potential risk, etc. I could understand if she said "Why do you wear all that?" or "What is it for?" - typical cager/n00b questions.


Side note: daughter's ok, had a bit of a fainting episode, need to check with primary care doc to male sure its nothing more
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:40 AM   #6347
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Hope your daughter's OK.

There's no hope for your sister though.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #6348
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Was going to post this in my original post but figured the whoppen stick would of come out.....

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I'll see if she'll let me post pics, but that's a tough question to ask on a first date (on Friday).

I imagine the conversation will go something like this:

"Say.... you're smoking hot and I was wondering if I could take your picture... no, a classy one, you can keep your clothes on... unless, okay, never mind... boobs maybe... no? okay... and then I'll post it on the internet for a bunch of inmates to gawk at... no, not real prison inmates, that's just a funny name they call themselves on this website... well, it's an asylum and the inmate name stuck... yes, I do sort of find it funny... the website is for motorcycle riders.... yes, I know I promised to stop talking about my bike an hour ago... no, this isn't really about my bike... so, anyway, about a picture.... wait, come back!!! Damn."
Tell her we all wear jackets that are generally inappropriate for the weather. Women love nothing more than story's of sweaty male bonding........

And make sure you give her a tour of JM to make sure she gets the FULL affect of the disfunctionality of most on this site.
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #6349
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"Are you really that scared to ride your motorcycle that you feel the need to wear all that?"
Yeah, I have a friend that had made a couple of weird comments like that - not quite that direct. He told me one time that he had passed me on the street when I was waiting to turn out into traffic. He thought I was scarred sitting there.

I finally figured out that he must think I am scarred riding because I wear gear. He DOESN'T RIDE, but if he did, I'm sure he would have to take on either the pirate or squid look to feel cool. He's just kind of like that. At first it ticked me off, now I just ignore him.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19 AM   #6350
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Yeah, I have a friend that had made a couple of weird comments like that - not quite that direct. He told me one time that he had passed me on the street when I was waiting to turn out into traffic. He thought I was scarred sitting there.

I finally figured out that he must think I am scarred riding because I wear gear. He DOESN'T RIDE, but if he did, I'm sure he would have to take on either the pirate or squid look to feel cool. He's just kind of like that. At first it ticked me off, now I just ignore him.
I had a "friend" like that. Everything I had or did he had to criticize. I haven't seen him in twenty something years...........and that's too bad!
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:34 AM   #6351
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I have a riding co-worker that has reportedly ADV'ed more than I probably ever will.

His BMW GS is still down in some other country, he owns a Honda that's in Canada, and rides a sport bike around town here.

I constantly get criticized about how my bike is the 'wrong bike' for the wrong place, etc, etc, - yet on just about every point I disagree with him, am happier than I've been in a long time, and in the time I've worked there I've actually ridden longer and done more trips than he has.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:35 AM   #6352
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Tell her we all wear jackets that are generally inappropriate for the weather. Women love nothing more than story's of sweaty male bonding........

And make sure you give her a tour of JM to make sure she gets the FULL affect of the disfunctionality of most on this site.
Well, I'm hoping that we can get to co-browsing the internet for interesting websites and advrider on our second date.

First date, though, I'm gonna go traditional: dinner and a movie and then maybe watching the submarine races at the lake. Because there is not much else to do in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on a Friday night.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:45 AM   #6353
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Well, I'm hoping that we can get to co-browsing the internet for interesting websites and advrider on our second date.

First date, though, I'm gonna go traditional: dinner and a movie and then maybe watching the submarine races at the lake. Because there is not much else to do in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on a Friday night.
Sounds fun to me!

If not slightly out of place...
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:51 AM   #6354
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And make sure you give her a tour of JM to make sure she gets the FULL affect of the disfunctionality of most on this site.
Shut up! I'm fully functional...
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #6355
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Well, I'm hoping that we can get to co-browsing the internet for interesting websites and advrider on our second date.

First date, though, I'm gonna go traditional: dinner and a movie and then maybe watching the submarine races at the lake. Because there is not much else to do in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on a Friday night.
I know where the liquor store is there

I love going to Mountain Home The local Yammie shop there helped me and my dad out big time by letting us use some shop space to fix his bike when a rear drive bearing went out on his Stratoliner.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:28 AM   #6356
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I know where the liquor store is there

I love going to Mountain Home The local Yammie shop there helped me and my dad out big time by letting us use some shop space to fix his bike when a rear drive bearing went out on his Stratoliner.
There are several liquor stores now. Progress!!!

And I gotta say, after having lived in Memphis for a lot of years, the people are extraordinarily friendly around here. It's one of the reasons I moved back, along with low cost of living, low crime rate, and great roads.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #6357
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We finally have warm weather in Michigan now, and while I ride all year round, all the fair-weather riders are out in droves now. It's a double-edged sword because cagers are starting to look for motorcycles more often so I've had fewer close calls, but man, some of these guys on their shiny new bikes with only a couple hundred miles on them are obnoxious.

I was out riding my DR350 last week and I stopped to get gas. I pulled up next to a couple of middle-aged guys on Harleys, nodded to them and started getting gas. After I filled my tank, I started up the DR and was pulling on my gloves and helmet when one of them walked over with this serious look on his face and tells me, "hey man, you really need to get your bike checked out, it sounds like it's only running on one cylinder." I thought he was joking at first, so I laughed, but then he went on to tell me about how I could be damaging my crank and my engine would blow if I kept riding it like that. I thanked him for his "advice," told him to have a nice day riding, and went on my way.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:30 PM   #6358
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We finally have warm weather in Michigan now, and while I ride all year round, all the fair-weather riders are out in droves now. It's a double-edged sword because cagers are starting to look for motorcycles more often so I've had fewer close calls, but man, some of these guys on their shiny new bikes with only a couple hundred miles on them are obnoxious.

I was out riding my DR350 last week and I stopped to get gas. I pulled up next to a couple of middle-aged guys on Harleys, nodded to them and started getting gas. After I filled my tank, I started up the DR and was pulling on my gloves and helmet when one of them walked over with this serious look on his face and tells me, "hey man, you really need to get your bike checked out, it sounds like it's only running on one cylinder." I thought he was joking at first, so I laughed, but then he went on to tell me about how I could be damaging my crank and my engine would blow if I kept riding it like that. I thanked him for his "advice," told him to have a nice day riding, and went on my way.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #6359
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I was out riding my DR350 last week and I stopped to get gas. I pulled up next to a couple of middle-aged guys on Harleys, nodded to them and started getting gas. After I filled my tank, I started up the DR and was pulling on my gloves and helmet when one of them walked over with this serious look on his face and tells me, "hey man, you really need to get your bike checked out, it sounds like it's only running on one cylinder." I thought he was joking at first, so I laughed, but then he went on to tell me about how I could be damaging my crank and my engine would blow if I kept riding it like that. I thanked him for his "advice," told him to have a nice day riding, and went on my way.
I've actually made that joke once or twice. I usually follow it up by claiming that I need more antifreeze, blinker fluid, and Harley's official spot marking oil, since mine doesn't leak right.
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:51 PM   #6360
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I personaly find nothing interesting about using the right bike for the right job.
Its much more interesting riding a street bike in the dirt, and a dirt bike on the street, small bikes for long trips, and big bikes I got no use for at all.

Doing a big trip just means you can get time off work and have some money, so what.
Do the TAT or any dirt riding 2 up on a ninja 250 and its interesting.
Ride a big bike to Alaska, just like the other 5000+ people this year.
How many people ride a scooter around the world, with no money?

There is no 'right way' to do things, or 'right bike' to do them on, you do what you want on what you got, or what you like best.

There is a guy who does the dragon on a gold wing much faster then I would take any bike down it, there was a guy who toured on a TW200, and I am glad no one told them they had to get the right bike for the job.



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I have a riding co-worker that has reportedly ADV'ed more than I probably ever will.

His BMW GS is still down in some other country, he owns a Honda that's in Canada, and rides a sport bike around town here.

I constantly get criticized about how my bike is the 'wrong bike' for the wrong place, etc, etc, - yet on just about every point I disagree with him, am happier than I've been in a long time, and in the time I've worked there I've actually ridden longer and done more trips than he has.
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