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Old 11-01-2009, 04:58 AM   #901
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We pulled into the gas station, me on my yamaha, and my buddy on his sportster. Another harley sat at the pump next to us.

me- Where ya headed?
Him-I dont know........dramatic pause........ but Ill know when I get there
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Dude was a weekend warrior trying to be a chisled badland roaming, bug eaten bada**. On a $30,000 shiny roadking.
That's pretty much our standard answer... about all we know is the general direction - North, South, East, and West. Left/right directional method is the Dirty Necks MC Club touring method. Pull up to an intersection, signal left or right and whichever wins out we go that way... In search of more winding roads to peruse.

For us it is the means not the end in riding that we seek. Thus my theme song in my signature...
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:59 AM   #902
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"Oh! It's not a V-Strom... it's a... Honda? That's cool. I like Hondas. I once had a 1987 Civic in 1998. But why didn't you get the original, the BMW?"

Do.. I... tell him or...
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:03 AM   #903
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"Oh! It's not a V-Strom... it's a... Honda? That's cool. I like Hondas. I once had a 1987 Civic in 1998. But why didn't you get the original, the BMW?"

Do.. I... tell him or...
What Honda is it? A Honda version of a V-Strom? I don't think they sell them down here.

Why didn't you get the BMW?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:30 AM   #904
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What Honda is it? A Honda version of a V-Strom? I don't think they sell them down here.

Why didn't you get the BMW?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:35 AM   #905
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:31 AM   #906
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yeah...why didnt you get the BMW?
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:05 PM   #907
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yeah...why didnt you get the BMW?
After my research, rest rides, etc, I made what was the right choice for me.
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Old 11-01-2009, 02:40 PM   #908
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... on my way to the BMWMOA Falling Leaf Rally... a car followed me off the highway... HE wanted to know everything....
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I think the needle on my mental "Kook Detector" wold have pegged. I would have been sure to leave in a way that he could not follow...
I'm with racer on this one. Had a guy follow me into NY Thruway rest area. Told me that he was impressed by how smoothly my bike went on the road - maybe he should get that, as he was contemplating a purchase.

I started telling him about bike, about where to look for.

Then, I realized that nothing reached him - he just liked to listen to himself. Did not stop talking about himself, how fast he drives his car, etc., etc. Still, I smiled a lot, talked (listened) a bit more, excused myself to WC.

I always try to be nice to everyone I meet. It pays off big. Not in this case, but then in my many years of motorcycling stateside and overseas I have never had an unpleasant experience. OK, once: in Hancock, NY.

When in need of help, people went out of their way to assist me. Even in the countries popularly thought of here as snotty and unfriendly. Come to think of it, particularly in those countries! I am hoping my friendly attitude helps to spread the good word about riders...
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:19 PM   #909
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After my research, rest rides, etc, I made what was the right choice for me.
A rest ride. What a good idea. Hop on the bike... ride out to the country to find a nice tree... kick back and take a nap.

Perhaps if you had bought the BMW you would feel more like riding than resting. Just a thought.
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Old 11-01-2009, 03:36 PM   #910
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... you would feel more like riding than resting. Just a thought.
Ouch!
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:29 PM   #911
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Ouch!
He exploited my typo. It's ok.

You get snobs everywhere. They usually think that because they sit on an overpriced German machine they're better riders.
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:55 PM   #912
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #913
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He exploited my typo. It's ok.

You get snobs everywhere. They usually think that because they sit on an overpriced German machine they're better riders.
Just having a little fun with you. Please don't take it to heart. Your Honda is a fine bike...I wish they sold them in the States. May it bring you many happy miles.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:23 AM   #914
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What Honda is it? A Honda version of a V-Strom? I don't think they sell them down here.

Why didn't you get the BMW?

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Old 11-02-2009, 05:28 AM   #915
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He exploited my typo. It's ok.

You get snobs everywhere. They usually think that because they sit on an overpriced German machine they're better riders.
Bloody hell mate, I thought you Canadians had a sence of humour, but maybe it's lost amongst some of you since I last visited your beautiful people/country.

And you're right about som'thin....BMW are overpriced and I'm a snob
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