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Old 06-25-2013, 12:24 PM   #6571
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I was on the ST1100 somewhere in San Josey CA, still loaded with camping gear, just came back from a trip to Colorado but feeling great. Almost to my home base when living out there, lanesplit and end up next to a ZX6R at the light. Kiddo says 'Hey man wanna race!' Light is kinda long 'Sure, you bet! You know that giant metal archway in Saint Louis Missouri?' the kid nods, 'How about to there and back when the light turns green'

His brain melted a little and he asked 'What? really?' I said 'Sure what's the point of racing 50 yards to the next light!' 'No way' was his response :)

I'm not sure he could have pulled it off without a map.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #6572
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It happened today. just finished gassing up, some guy approaches me and says " beautiful Nighthawk you have there"...I thank him and he replies " ya' know, Honda made a 3 cylinder motorcycle back in the seventies".....Huh?!
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #6573
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Holy balls I got annoyed just reading that!
Good. That means the writer got it across how annoying it was to experience the actual event.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #6574
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'Sure, you bet! You know that giant metal archway in Saint Louis Missouri?' the kid nods, 'How about to there and back when the light turns green'
Nice! When I lived in NC I had a customer who would always come in the shop and ask me to go ride with him. I'd be working, and still a few hours from closing. He thought he was being funny. One day I was getting ready to leave on the bike at about 3:00 in the afternoon and he showed up, so I asked him to ride with me. I led, and after about 40 miles he passed me and flagged me down. "How much further are you going" he asked. "Eureka, CA. I said." I'm meeting some friends out there to ride the Pacific Coast Highway down to San Diego".

He never again asked me to go ride with him.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #6575
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:01 PM   #6576
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Mine was the co-worker who waited until after I got my ear plugs in, helmet on, and started the engine to shuffle over and start babbling at me. Fool that I am, I thought maybe there something I urgently needed to know, so I cut the engine, took off the helmet, and removed the earplugs so he could tell me, "You know, I had a cousin who got killed riding a motorcycle." Yeah, thanks for pointing out the clue to me. Who woulda guessed these things were dangerous to ride? But now that I know, I'll just stick a For Sale sign on it where it sits and hitchhike home.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:58 AM   #6577
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Had this one last year that still stands out. On the way home from somewhere, stopped off at CVS to grab a gallon of milk. As soon as I step off the Bandit, I see a CVS employee on cigarette break. He walks over to me and the following ensues:

CVS Guy: Cool Cowey bro.
Me: Thanks.
CG: What kinda Cowey is that?
Me: Oh, a Suzuki Bandit. *I walk inside*
CG following me inside: Oh, it's a Suzuki? Fuck that man, you shoulda bought a Cowey.
Me: Ah, I've had Kawasaki's in the past, but now a Suzuki and a Yamaha. Do you ride?
CG: I used to have a ZX-10R man, but I'm too fast for the road, woulda got myself killed, Had to run from the cops too many times. How big's your bike?
Me: You just saw me stepping off it, so about this big *motions chest high*
CG: Hahahaha, oh man, no how big's the engine?
Me: 1200, actually 1147 cc.
CG: WHOA MAN! My buddy's got a 1000. You think you could beat him?
Me: Haha, no, my bike's not a race bike. If your friend has a 1000 sport-bike, he could probably dust me, but I'm not a fast rider anyway, haha *keep trying to walk away and shop, but he is following me around the store*
CG: Dude, lemme call my friend up so you can check out his Cowey and race.
Me: No thanks, gotta get home *check out with cashier*
CG: He could be up here in like 3 minutes. Just hold on.
Me: Maybe another time. You have a nice day.
CG: Alright, see you man, but you shoulda bought a Cowey!
WTF...?

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...Sure, you bet! You know that giant metal archway in Saint Louis Missouri?' the kid nods, 'How about to there and back when the light turns green'
Awesome!
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:12 AM   #6578
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He seemed like a good-natured guy to me .
kinda like me? don't remember that decal from last time I saw your bike...
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:50 AM   #6579
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kinda like me? don't remember that decal from last time I saw your bike...
Perhaps the decal was obscured by the freshly acquired deer hair in the front rim and deer poop on the top case? Or my equally fresh limp?
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:25 PM   #6580
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Standing outside the DMV, helmet in hand, sharing a space with a scooter and on the phone with my insurance agency. Not one but two different middle-aged gentlemen walk up and try to start a conversation with me.

One invites me to some motocross practice (for my big Buell Cyclone, I assume) the other wants to talk about a 50cc scooter parked nearby as if it's some vintage model not clearly produced within the last 5 years. While I am engaged in conversation on the phone.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:55 PM   #6581
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My Jeep is down due to electrical gremlins. As such, I've been riding to work all week, despite the thunderstorms.

Yesterday, I rode the Bonnie hack. It is green.

Today, I rode the Ural. It is red.

I approached the Fort Bragg gate and got engaged by stupid. Today, stupid took the form of a MP Private, fresh out of training.

Guard: "I had never seen a sidecar once in my life before yesterday. I saw one yesterday, and now you pull up on this one.

Me: So you saw one yesterday?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Was it a green Triumph with a cargo hack?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Then that was me you saw yesterday too.

Guard: No, the one I saw yesterday was green, not red.

Me: I know, I ride the green one too.

Guard: But this one is a Ural. The one I saw yesterday was a Triumph.

At this point, the guy's NCO is chuckling at the exchange. He gets it, and is laughing at his own Soldier. I've got a formation to get too, so I figure I need to end this quickly.

Me: Wait, you saw a green Triumph yesterday? I've never seen one of those. It must have been something else. Have a great day!

Now the poor kid's NCO is laughing uncontrollably. As I pull off, I hear him say "Private Johnson, didn't we tell you to not to talk to anyone?"

Tomorrow, I'm taking the Triumph and going through his lane again
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:36 PM   #6582
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My Jeep is down due to electrical gremlins. As such, I've been riding to work all week, despite the thunderstorms.

Yesterday, I rode the Bonnie hack. It is green.

Today, I rode the Ural. It is red.

I approached the Fort Bragg gate and get engaged by stupid. Today, stupid too the form of a MP Private, fresh out of training.

Guard: "I had never seen a sidecar once in my life before yesterday. I saw one yesterday, and now you pull up on this one.

Me: So you saw one yesterday?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Was it a green Triumph with a cargo hack?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Then that was me you saw yesterday too.

Guard: No, the one I saw yesterday was green, not red.

Me: I know, I ride the green one too.

Guard: But this one is a Ural. The one I saw yesterday was a Triumph.

At this point, the guy's NCO is chuckling at the exchange. He gets it, and is laughing at his own Soldier. I've got a formation to get too, so I figure I need to end this quickly.

Me: Wait, you saw a green Triumph yesterday? I've never seen one of those. It must have been something else. Have a great day!

Now the poor kid's NCO is laughing uncontrollably. As I pull off, I hear him say "Private Johnson, didn't we tell you to not to talk to anyone?"

Tomorrow, I'm taking the Triumph and going through his lane again
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:23 PM   #6583
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My Jeep is down due to electrical gremlins. As such, I've been riding to work all week, despite the thunderstorms.

Yesterday, I rode the Bonnie hack. It is green.

Today, I rode the Ural. It is red.

I approached the Fort Bragg gate and get engaged by stupid. Today, stupid too the form of a MP Private, fresh out of training.

Guard: "I had never seen a sidecar once in my life before yesterday. I saw one yesterday, and now you pull up on this one.

Me: So you saw one yesterday?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Was it a green Triumph with a cargo hack?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Then that was me you saw yesterday too.

Guard: No, the one I saw yesterday was green, not red.

Me: I know, I ride the green one too.

Guard: But this one is a Ural. The one I saw yesterday was a Triumph.

At this point, the guy's NCO is chuckling at the exchange. He gets it, and is laughing at his own Soldier. I've got a formation to get too, so I figure I need to end this quickly.

Me: Wait, you saw a green Triumph yesterday? I've never seen one of those. It must have been something else. Have a great day!

Now the poor kid's NCO is laughing uncontrollably. As I pull off, I hear him say "Private Johnson, didn't we tell you to not to talk to anyone?"

Tomorrow, I'm taking the Triumph and going through his lane again
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:49 AM   #6584
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My Jeep is down due to electrical gremlins. As such, I've been riding to work all week, despite the thunderstorms.

Yesterday, I rode the Bonnie hack. It is green.

Today, I rode the Ural. It is red.

I approached the Fort Bragg gate and get engaged by stupid. Today, stupid too the form of a MP Private, fresh out of training.

Guard: "I had never seen a sidecar once in my life before yesterday. I saw one yesterday, and now you pull up on this one.

Me: So you saw one yesterday?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Was it a green Triumph with a cargo hack?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Then that was me you saw yesterday too.

Guard: No, the one I saw yesterday was green, not red.

Me: I know, I ride the green one too.

Guard: But this one is a Ural. The one I saw yesterday was a Triumph.

At this point, the guy's NCO is chuckling at the exchange. He gets it, and is laughing at his own Soldier. I've got a formation to get too, so I figure I need to end this quickly.

Me: Wait, you saw a green Triumph yesterday? I've never seen one of those. It must have been something else. Have a great day!

Now the poor kid's NCO is laughing uncontrollably. As I pull off, I hear him say "Private Johnson, didn't we tell you to not to talk to anyone?"

Tomorrow, I'm taking the Triumph and going through his lane again
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:12 AM   #6585
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