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Old 04-05-2014, 09:08 PM   #7771
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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, 04:38 AM   #7772
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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, 05:37 AM   #7773
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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, 05:42 AM   #7774
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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, 05:58 AM   #7775
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Aren't you hot in that suit?
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:52 AM   #7776
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And if applicable, "you're not so bad looking yourself!"
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Old 04-06-2014, 08:05 AM   #7777
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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, 08:28 AM   #7778
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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, 01:17 PM   #7779
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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, 05:05 PM   #7780
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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, 10:18 PM   #7781
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Aren't you hot in that suit?
Just reply: why yes, thank you for noticing. ;)

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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 04-07-2014, 12:40 AM   #7782
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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, 07:09 AM   #7783
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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.
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Old 04-07-2014, 09:34 AM   #7784
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I had a guy ask me about my 690 Duke KTM... I told him it was Ktm first, then he said oh a Kawasaki! I laughed and said no its KTM and the model is a Duke. he then said its a Ducati right!

I also had another person pull up next to me and ask me how many CCs my vtwin was, while I was riding my 690 Duke KTM again.... I told him its a big bore single, to my surprise he said its sounds like a vtwin and its badass. im not tooting my horn the Duke is awesome!

I get similar responses when I ride my 990 Adventure around too! most of the places I ride no one has ever seen or heard of KTM so it doesn't surprise me to get stupid questions.
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Old 04-07-2014, 10:01 PM   #7785
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I thought I was hearing a doozy one day when checking for directions. In the middle of nowhere (aside from two barns), I heard a voice ask, "Is that a supersport?" as soon as I pulled my mode 70s CB400f over. I looked over and saw a little man with a huge white beard starting at me. I told him it was, and he said "thought so".

I laughed pretty hard inside my helmet, but decided to talk to him anyway. That led to an amazing motorcycle discussion, one enormous moto workshop he wanted to show me, finding out he was a retired NASCAR mechanic, and ultimately me finding one of the rarest CB750 made, buying it, and having a spare CB400f thrown in for free.

I always answer stupid questions and ask more! :)

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