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Old 04-21-2014, 06:40 PM   #7906
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My son just reminded me...
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:53 PM   #7907
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30 miles? Without stopping?
Hell, I took longer than that to go ~10 miles yesterday. And that was after the first 20 miles just to get to the point where I decided where I wanted to ride. Of course, I did stop. Once to adjust my glove, and again when another biker flagged me down to let me know that coming up the single lane road I was going down, was an oversize load (which was pretty cool, thanks man, if you're out there...).

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #7908
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30 miles is barely a decent bicycle ride.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:26 PM   #7909
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Let's be fair. It may well be 30 miles between manly bars. Can't be stopping at any stinkin' "fern bars" on a Harley. A real biker is willing to go the distance for a Miller Lite.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:08 PM   #7910
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Sheesh! I rode more than 30 miles this afternoon on my Honda 90!
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #7911
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Someone was bewildered at how the wheel stayed on. Showed him the other side.



In general though, a lot of people I meet at gas stations tend to be amazed at a single-sided swingarm (and/or shaft drive). They're fairly rare around these parts.

And I've hardly ever been asked a truly stupid question. If you meet someone with an unfamiliar hobby and decide to start a conversation about it, you're bound to seem uninformed, that's all it is.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:24 PM   #7912
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Him: "You don't mind riding in this kind of rain?"

Me: "I'm completely waterproof. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance."
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:21 PM   #7913
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Then he told me he worked at a bike shop. He said he was a Harley guy. He said that the previous day he rode thirty miles.
That's 30 miles more than I rode yesterday.

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Old 04-21-2014, 10:04 PM   #7914
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What Kind of Harley is that?


Um.....the Goldwing kind of Harley....
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:14 AM   #7915
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Then he told me he worked at a bike shop. He said he was a Harley guy. He said that the previous day he rode thirty miles, without stopping at a bar, or to pick up parts that fell off.
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Fixed it, and in all fairness THAT would be an accomplishment for a Hardley rider in my neck of the woods.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:56 AM   #7916
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Him: "You don't mind riding in this kind of rain?"

Me: "I'm completely waterproof. Proper planning prevents piss poor performance."
This is the exact kind of stupid-ass comment that makes me wonder what is wrong with some of you people. I mean, why not say, "Yeah, it kinda sucks, but I have these Froggs Toggs, they keep me pretty dry. My boots and glove sare waterproof, so that's not so bad either. I don't do it for fun, but if I gotta get somewhere it's nto that big of a deal." Friendly, informative, and non-douche-errific.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:08 AM   #7917
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This is the exact kind of stupid-ass comment that makes me wonder what is wrong with some of you people. I mean, why not say, "Yeah, it kinda sucks, but I have these Froggs Toggs, they keep me pretty dry. My boots and glove sare waterproof, so that's not so bad either. I don't do it for fun, but if I gotta get somewhere it's nto that big of a deal." Friendly, informative, and non-douche-errific.
I think there are some keyboard jockeys on here reciting the smartass comments they wish they'd had the balls to say, not what they actually said. You never know though - there are some 's out there
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:39 AM   #7918
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You guys want a stupid question right here?

Where is a place for newbies here where I can allow myself to be a girl and ask dumb questions? :3

Or who wants to tell me the basic stuff about motorcycles ?

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Old 04-22-2014, 07:42 AM   #7919
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Prolly better to start a thread of your own. "Hi. I'm new, looking to get a bike ..." Something like that.
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:46 AM   #7920
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This is the exact kind of stupid-ass comment that makes me wonder what is wrong with some of you people.
Know your audience, it is that simple. In the case you quoted, he gave a perfectly normal and legit response that would have been accepted as being nice at my place of work. Now say it to a 90yo lady at the grocery store and you might be a dick.

However, I have to ask, why read this thread if you don't like the responses? That's like going to Toxic Britney and calling all the posters idiots because you only like checking out grannies.


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