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Old 12-22-2013, 03:44 AM   #7411
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You could always mind your own damned business.
I will frequently stop and check on a bike I see on the shoulder. If this is a problem for you, then I'm not quite sure what to say. I would hope others would do the same if it were me on the shoulder... "Everything ok?" doesn't take much effort and shows good camaraderie.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:50 AM   #7412
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I will frequently stop and check on a bike I see on the shoulder. If this is a problem for you, then I'm not quite sure what to say. I would hope others would do the same if it were me on the shoulder... "Everything ok?" doesn't take much effort and shows good camaraderie.
I thought that was a rule.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:18 AM   #7413
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:49 AM   #7414
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Now that's really cool!
Same!! The people that you meet in and around the recreation/sport of motorcycling make it even more interesting.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:06 AM   #7415
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Same!! The people that you meet in and around the recreation/sport of motorcycling make it even more interesting.
Agreed. On my trip last month I got to talking to this old man while I was stopped taking pictures in Eureka, Ca. His name was Claude Kerr. Really cool old guy who I ended up spending an hour and a half or so talking to, listening to his stories of being a county surveyor and his sailing travels around the world for a few years with his wife. He was 87 years old and still had the wanderlust. Was a helluva story teller. Was a pleasure to meet him.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:49 AM   #7416
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Agreed. On my trip last month I got to talking to this old man while I was stopped taking pictures in Eureka, Ca. His name was Claude Kerr. Really cool old guy who I ended up spending an hour and a half or so talking to, listening to his stories of being a county surveyor and his sailing travels around the world for a few years with his wife. He was 87 years old and still had the wanderlust. Was a helluva story teller. Was a pleasure to meet him.

Good deal. I chat with people but I am terrible with names. I do enjoy the time I chat with fellow riders.

Met an interesting guy in Alaska and we kept meeting up at gas stations and such through the Yukon. Guy could really pilot a big GS on the marbles they call a road while I poked along on the 800GS.
He was riding to Seattle to visit friends then down to Tierra del Fuego.
I hope his trip went well.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:22 AM   #7417
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Laugh Not a stupid question but...

Two days ago I was riding the GS and stopped at a music store to buy some strings. Walk in the one of the employee's was looking at my bike and said, "now that's the Cadillac of bikes!". I said,'Yeah, thanks, I just bought it last month." Turns out he rides too.

Yesterday, while riding, I was thinking of what the guy said and pulled a George Costanza, "man, I should have said, "No, its the BMW of motorcycles!".

Not 15 minutes later I stopped by a friends house. He hadn't seen the bike yet. I'll be damned if the first thing out of his mouth was..."That's the Cadillac of motorcycles!". Then I got to use my line, "No, its the BMW of motorcycles.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:27 AM   #7418
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Two days ago I was riding the GS and stopped at a music store to buy some strings. Walk in the one of the employee's was looking at my bike and said, "now that's the Cadillac of bikes!". I said,'Yeah, thanks, I just bought it last month." Turns out he rides too.

Yesterday, while riding, I was thinking of what the guy said and pulled a George Costanza, "man, I should have said, "No, its the BMW of motorcycles!".

Not 15 minutes later I stopped by a friends house. He hadn't seen the bike yet. I'll be damned if the first thing out of his mouth was..."That's the Cadillac of motorcycles!". Then I got to use my line, "No, its the BMW of motorcycles.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:20 AM   #7419
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Always the same expression!

Hi friends! I guess this is not a very "weird" question, maybe it's more an expression but in almost all the places I've been in Colombia people says: "ohhh, what a beast!! How much is it???" I say "around 20.000 USD" and people always say "oh my God, with that money I would buy a car!!"

People in many cases believe that a motorcycle is only for poor people, for fried chicken and pizza delivery and that... I always explain them the adventages, freedom sensation and that's it!!
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #7420
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Upon finding out that I ride, one of my wife's coworkers asked the dreaded "isn't that dangerous?" question... My wife just rolled her eyes, as last time this happened I got up on my little soap box and went on about this and that, why i ride blah blah blah. This time I simply replied with "it's a hell of a lot less dangerous than cocaine" now I did not think it to be a funny, witty response, but apparently my wife's coworkers did...
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:40 AM   #7421
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It's cheaper than drugs to. Much more of a rush!


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Old 01-09-2014, 05:11 PM   #7422
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It's cheaper than drugs to. Much more of a rush!


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I call bullshit on the second point. Depends on the drug... Though I no longer partake as I'd lose my job, wife etc etc
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:50 PM   #7423
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I ride a 2013 Tiger Explorer I get does triumph still make bikes? a lot. I say no they stop in 1975. This was their last model. They just happened to be way ahead of their time.

When its raining. You ride in the rain? Answer, yes gear needs a wash and I need a shower.

Im attgat. Do you ever get hot? I say, yes when I do I just roll down the windows.

I have Puerto Rico flag, my home island, on my jacket. I live in Colorado and the bike have CO license plate. Where are you from? I say Puerto Rico. Riding? From Puerto Rico? I say yes, getting to florida was the hard part.

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Old 01-10-2014, 04:28 AM   #7424
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Riding? From Puerto Rico? I say yes, getting to florida was the hard part.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:53 AM   #7425
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At the gas station filling up my Ulysses. Mouth breather walks up "nice bike", leans over me to look at speedo "how fast dose it go?" I tell him that it's fast enough for me. Looks the bike over again " so you like those Italian bikes huh?" This takes me a second to process, mean while this guy goes of on a rant about anything foreign that concludes with "well at least it's not a price of junk jap bike". I finish pumping my gas, flip my tank bag back over the huge Buell American motorcycles badge on both sides of the air box. Mount up and ride of shacking my head

I occasionally get the standard "why don't you ride a real bike?" comments. Oddly, from guys in pirate uniform but not on a bike. Ah the joys of living in Appalachia.
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