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Old 04-03-2014, 02:44 PM   #7771
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No words were spoken. I was in Monterey CA stopped at a light. I see two Asian tourists camera in hand. The guy lifts his camera and points to it, obviously asking if he can take my picture. I didn't have a problem with it so I gave him a thumbs up. What I missed was his wife running up beside me to get in the picture. I figure some where is Asia I am in a photo album and they have an interesting story about see an adventure bike rider.

My buddy next to me is yealling "hey what am I chopped liver?"
Well obviously; he looks nothing like Clint Eastwood. I'll bet that gets you a lot of free beer and pussy!
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:08 PM   #7772
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From a sales guy at a MC dealer, during an 'open house' event, while standing there in gear (incl. Hi-Vis vest) and partaking of the free sandwiches:
"Hey, we got beer over there. Go grab one!"



Not saying that people can't make their own choices as to drinking and riding, but I don't think representatives of a dealer should be pushing booze at events in the showroom. I was also surprised that the head of a local MSF school (a 'huge safety advocate', according to the bio on the web site), who had a table set up next to the sandwiches and beer, didn't have anything to say about it.
It is entirely possible to have a beer with lunch, gab for an hour after, and be just as sober as you were before having that one beer.
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:38 AM   #7773
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'Omg man, are you riding your bike to work...AT NIGHT?!?'....
the risk of roo strike is higher, granted, but really people...

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Old 04-06-2014, 04:37 AM   #7774
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I'm in Panamint Springs for the N00B Rally talking to another rider about the road over the mountain to Darwin. I was saying that I found it really rocky and quite difficult. A guy at the next table pipes up and says "What's the big deal about riding up those steps anyway? I barely notice them in my 4 wheel drive Jeep."
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:42 AM   #7775
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I work 3rd shift loading airplanes for UPS and everyone else is consistently surprised that I have ridden to work every day so far, including 20 degree weather. We work outside anyway.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:58 AM   #7776
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Aren't you hot in that suit?
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:14 AM   #7777
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Aren't you hot in that suit?
Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;)

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Old 04-06-2014, 05:52 AM   #7778
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And if applicable, "you're not so bad looking yourself!"
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Old 04-06-2014, 07:05 AM   #7779
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And if applicable, "you're not so bad looking yourself!"
And add in a:


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Old 04-06-2014, 07:28 AM   #7780
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Theres a MSF ride course location near to my house, in a separate lot at a local college. Given the painted lines and most times even the cones are there I set it up and practiced low-speed maneuvering, stops, etc yesterday. Its gated off, so I just ride around it and over the curb.

Guy in a pick-up stops, stares for a bit and shouts "what are you doing?"

"just practicing" i replied

"Thats dumb ... looks like you already know how to ride. You should just get a better bike - my friends Harley rides way better than that there beemer you got".

2 other cars stopped to ask what i was doing but the only other odd comment was a guy asked how I got the key to the gate. I told him I just rode over the curb. "wow! - glad you're wearing a helmet - that shits dangerous!"
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:17 PM   #7781
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Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;)

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I suppose that might work, depending on just who you are and who is doing the asking.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:05 PM   #7782
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...actually had a workmate ask if I wanted to borrow one if his spare cars after riding into work in a bit of a blow last night heh.. I told him thanks but I enjoy the adventure ;)

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Old 04-06-2014, 09:18 PM   #7783
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And if applicable, "you're not so bad looking yourself!"
A simple, flat-tone "no" is the best answer to such a rhetorical question. It conveys so much with so little. Works best if you don't even shake your head in concert with the reply. But I am selectively antisocial like that.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:40 PM   #7784
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A simple, flat-tone "no" is the best answer to such a rhetorical question. It conveys so much with so little. Works best if you don't even shake your head in concert with the reply. But I am selectively antisocial like that.
This is the 'stupid questions' thread, not the 'stupid answers' thread
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:45 AM   #7785
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A simple, flat-tone "no" is the best answer to such a rhetorical question. It conveys so much with so little. Works best if you don't even shake your head in concert with the reply. But I am selectively antisocial like that.
Oh have a little fun will ya! :p

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