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Old 05-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #6496
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MrsDonkeys was at her 12 week pregnancy checkup, or whatever they call those things, this morning. I'm overseas at the moment, so I couldn't be there for this exchange, but it made me proud.

MrsDonkeys: So are there any issues with me riding while pregnant?

Doctor: Uhhhh, riding what?

MrsDonkeys: My motorcycle. Lots of vibrations and such, so I'm wondering if that can affect the baby.

Doctor: No, you shouldn't ride. You could crash and injure yourself or the baby.

MrsDonkeys: I can crash a car too. So, I suppose I should relegate myself to life as a pedestrian. What happens if I fall down walking?

Doctor: Uhhhh.....

MrsDonkeys: So vibrations are not a problem, just crashing?

Doctor: Motorcycles are dangerous!

MrsDonkeys: So is driving. So when do I need to schedule my next appointment?

When telling me about this, MrsDonkeys really couldn't understand why the lady freaked out so much. I love my wife.
This would make me consider a new doctor. I hate people like that. My wife is pregnant as well. During her 12 week visit, I asked the same question as my wife rides as passenger often (she has her own bike but has come to the conclusion she likes being passenger better). Her doctor said the same thing about falling / crashing, but otherwise said it would be no big deal. I liked that she answered that way.

All for naught though. In the end, my wife decided she would like to take this summer off anyway, just in case which I can respect. I'm leaving next week for a solo trip and have another planned for August before the baby comes.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:02 AM   #6497
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MrsDonkeys was at her 12 week pregnancy checkup, or whatever they call those things, this morning. I'm overseas at the moment, so I couldn't be there for this exchange, but it made me proud.

MrsDonkeys: So are there any issues with me riding while pregnant?

Doctor: Uhhhh, riding what?

MrsDonkeys: My motorcycle. Lots of vibrations and such, so I'm wondering if that can affect the baby.

Doctor: No, you shouldn't ride. You could crash and injure yourself or the baby.

MrsDonkeys: I can crash a car too. So, I suppose I should relegate myself to life as a pedestrian. What happens if I fall down walking?

Doctor: Uhhhh.....

MrsDonkeys: So vibrations are not a problem, just crashing?

Doctor: Motorcycles are dangerous!

MrsDonkeys: So is driving. So when do I need to schedule my next appointment?

When telling me about this, MrsDonkeys really couldn't understand why the lady freaked out so much. I love my wife.
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I extend my wishes for a healthy baby and mother/wife!
Sorry for the sappy interlude. We now return to our regularly scheduled razzing of stupidity after these messages from Binford Tools...
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:57 AM   #6498
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Old 05-29-2013, 07:35 AM   #6499
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So I leave work last night shortly after 8 PM.
When I get to the stoplight my bike decided to start acting up and idle fast. Just as I reached down to shut it off, here comes a young girl holding a bucket. She says "Would you like to make a donation?" As nice as I could I said "No dear, I don't have any money right now." Besides the fact that I am in full gear, and my purse was in my side bag. Like I am going to get off my bike at the light and fish her out some money!! NOT!!! She never said what the donation was for.
I wanted to ask her if she wanted to make a donation to my bill fund. From what I could tell, the girls were part of a local basketball team.
Before you ask, yes my bike is fuel injected, but it acts up at random.
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Old 05-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #6500
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I just remembered one while telling the story today, from getting my MC endorsement.

I'd taken the written test and head out with some little lady and a clipboard. She sees my backpack sitting on there and asks "What's with all these bikers and backpacks?"

The nicest I could do was "Well, I think they like to carry stuff with them."

Now I get a lot of folks don't use backpacks and go the route of saddlebags and such, which I also had on there, but seemed a bit dumb at the time.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #6501
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How about something stupid I said?

My wife and I were discussing our plans for the weekend when she said, "I thought you were going riding this weekend?"
My knee-jerk reaction was the truth, "No." "Uh, I mean, yes!"
Too late.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:37 PM   #6502
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RidingDonkeys, good on you and your wife!! Life can kill and injure us as well as can riding motorcycles. People with the attitude "It may happen" miss out a living so much more life!

I know I was destined to ride, cause my mom was riding on my dad's bikes back in Holland well into the nineth month of pregnancy, carrying me. So, in a way I started "riding" before I even saw the light of day!
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:42 PM   #6503
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Monday, my buddy and I walk out of the diner after breakfast and we're getting ready to start our little Honda 90s. Some grizzled old timer with a cane who looked to be about 143 years old says to us, "Did you ride those things here?" I snapped back, "No, we pushed 'em all the way from home."
The old guy never heard me 'cause he was already raggin' on how dangerous motorcycles were. But my buddy heard it. He thought it was funny as hell.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #6504
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This would make me consider a new doctor. I hate people like that. ....snipped... Her doctor said the same thing about falling / crashing, but otherwise said it would be no big deal. I liked that she answered that way.

...snipped....
The last time I had a mishap ('05) I had my 12yo daughter as a passenger. We were both ATGATT. I highsided. No road rash. A few broken bones.

Anyway, the intern Ortho guy was telling me how "lucky" we were. I replied, "No, we were prepared...we were wearing the maximum amount of protective gear". He shot back, "Nope, you were lucky (to not have more serious injuries)". It went back and forth a couple of times. I finally asked him to send in the real doctor so we could schedule our followup.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:44 AM   #6505
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My wife and I were discussing our plans for the weekend when she said, "I thought you were going riding this weekend?"
My knee-jerk reaction was the truth, "No." "Uh, I mean, yes!"
Too late.
Dude, "I'm thinking of going riding" should be your automatic response to just about any question.

"Would you like fries with that?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... but those fries look good. Make mine a large order."

"Honey, do you want to fool around?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... you!!!"

"Do you know how fast you were going?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... at a slower pace, officer."

"Do you have plans this weekend?"
"I'm thinking of going riding."
"I was thinking we could go antiquing."
"I'm definitely going riding."
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:47 AM   #6506
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some ghettofabulous people had congregated around my bike after coming out of the liquor store the other day, first question asked was " Is it a 2fiddy or a 3fiddy." to which I respond 6fiddy. Utterly amazed they then begin to try to act like they knew that and one points out how my large knobs on the tires meant it was big. .............. I don't want to live on this planet anymore
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:35 PM   #6507
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some ghettofabulous people had congregated around my bike after coming out of the liquor store the other day, first question asked was " Is it a 2fiddy or a 3fiddy." to which I respond 6fiddy. Utterly amazed they then begin to try to act like they knew that and one points out how my large knobs on the tires meant it was big. .............. I don't want to live on this planet anymore
Move to a dry county. They have cooler hobbies and usually begin with "2 stroke or 4?" which is at least a little better.
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Old 05-30-2013, 12:40 PM   #6508
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some ghettofabulous people had congregated around my bike after coming out of the liquor store the other day, first question asked was " Is it a 2fiddy or a 3fiddy." to which I respond 6fiddy. Utterly amazed they then begin to try to act like they knew that and one points out how my large knobs on the tires meant it was big. .............. I don't want to live on this planet anymore
Yep, here in the Southeast, people see my Husky and say, "Nice Husky!" They seem to know and appreciate their dual-sports. The stupid comments are mostly reserved for sport bikes here. Of course, I do get the occasional WTF moment on the Ural, but that's mostly from non-riders.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #6509
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"Do you have plans this weekend?"
"I'm thinking of going riding."
"I was thinking we could go antiquing."
"Perfect! We can ride over to the antique motorcycle museum in Gulch Vista!
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:05 AM   #6510
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Dude, "I'm thinking of going riding" should be your automatic response to just about any question.

"Would you like fries with that?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... but those fries look good. Make mine a large order."

"Honey, do you want to fool around?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... you!!!"

"Do you know how fast you were going?"
"I'm thinking of going riding... at a slower pace, officer."

"Do you have plans this weekend?"
"I'm thinking of going riding."
"I was thinking we could go antiquing."
"I'm definitely going riding."
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