ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > The perfect line and other riding myths
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2009, 06:54 PM   #91
Jeff49783
Private ASEL
 
Jeff49783's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2005
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Oddometer: 167
When I was in Cali and ATGATT:

Man at gas station with a crappy smirk, laughing to himself at my gear, "Why do you wear that hot suit?"

Me, "So when you are talking on your phone and eating a cheeseburger with your head up your a** and you hit me, I MIGHT come away OK."

He promptly changed his attitude and departed.

I usually have good luck talking with nice folks while traveling solo.

J
__________________
Jeff

gone - 2008 Bandit 1250 ABS, 2006 XT225, 1995 K75RT, 2005 F650GS, 2005 R1200GS, 2003 R1150RT, 2001 R1100RS
Jeff49783 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 07:11 PM   #92
je2000
Adventurer
 
je2000's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 67
Very very old lady, coming out of a gas station convenience store...

"I've never seen a bicycle like that before, what kind is it?"

I know it's a 250 dual sport...but jeez!!!
__________________
"wind tunnel cat is watching you reduce drag...."
je2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 07:15 PM   #93
je2000
Adventurer
 
je2000's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Oddometer: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gimme 2

Maybe some of you should work a little harder to get out of the city where there are a shit load of people who can all blur into one hidious figmant.
Dude, I am saving that description...that is priceless. Hideous figment indeed!!!
__________________
"wind tunnel cat is watching you reduce drag...."
je2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2009, 10:01 PM   #94
Alcan Rider
Frozen Fossil
 
Alcan Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Just over the rear wheel
Oddometer: 3,860
On the KLR: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Suzuki: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Concours: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

On the Gold Wing: "What kinda bike is that?" Followed by "You don't wash that very often, do you?"




__________________
"I am in the prime of senility." Ben Franklin
I'm so old I remember when the gallons rose faster than the dollars on gas pumps.
The Lure of the Dalton, The Lure of the Dempster, Haul Road Chronicles, My Evening Rides, Alaska Primer
Haul Road Primer
Alcan Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 08:03 AM   #95
mikem9
Wanderer
 
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: North Georgia
Oddometer: 1,203
I don't care how stupid the questions are if the person is trying to be nice and trying to strike up a conversation. I kinda enjoy meeting strangers on the road. Although there are some funny questions. "Does all that stuff really help if you crash?"
mikem9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 09:24 AM   #96
Blak Rawb
Road Warrior
 
Blak Rawb's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: southern california
Oddometer: 7
I will occasionally get
"is that thing street legal" with blinkers and plate in plain sight.

"is that all the gas you burned" clear clarke tank tells me yes.

"that things a heavy drz it cant make it back there with the other MX bikes huh?" watch me.
Blak Rawb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 09:58 AM   #97
DAKEZ
Beastly Adventurer
 
DAKEZ's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: OR
Oddometer: 19,607
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomiles
n00bs A similar thread with 1550 funny replies.
annoying shit people say to you at the gas station
This one must be for all the non gas station stops.
__________________
“Watch out for everything bigger than you, they have the "right of weight"
Bib
DAKEZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #98
cruceno
Habitual Line Crosser
 
cruceno's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: NOLA
Oddometer: 175
I was working on the bike in my garage, when some knuckledraggers that were repaving my street walked by. "Nice bike..." yada yada. I've got a Katana 600, not the fanciest bike on the street, but its brand new so it looks nice...I'll give him that one. Then one of them goes "I've got a 'Busa, its fast, and I be poppin wheelies on it an' shit...how 'boutchu lemme buy yours"

What did you crash yours? Do you have one at all? Did you SEE a for sale sign? What do you want with my bike if you really have a Hyabusa? How exactly do you reason with stupid...

I get something along those lines pretty regularly here in New Orleans. Wannabe's and posers.

On the other hand, I have met some nice people (as well as douches) at gas stations before.
__________________
Generally, common sense will prevail...unless you work where I work.


http://www.dontpeeonmyhouse.com
cruceno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 12:23 PM   #99
VFR_firefly
Buh Bye!
 
VFR_firefly's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Wisconsin, Chicago, NH
Oddometer: 2,494
Stupid questions asked when stopped:

Do you know how fast you were going????

(wrong thread?)
__________________
Ride often, ride well, have fun
AMA Earned Life Member
Molon Labe

Saying, "You are full of it" is a banning offense -Putts

Too many n00bs/non-riders/pirates here to be worthwhile any more
VFR_firefly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2009, 01:57 PM   #100
AlanCT
The Byronic Man
 
AlanCT's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Northeastern CT
Oddometer: 3,335
This just happened today, but it has happened before too, and I bet I'm not the only one.

I'm in the parking lot standing next to my bike, wearing my riding jacket and taking my helmet off the seat to put it on. The person walking by asks:

"Is that bike yours?"
__________________
"You wouldn't be riding a motorcycle if you weren't an optimist."
- Matthew Crawford
2005 Ural Tourist, 2000 Kawasaki W650
IBA #23064
AlanCT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 08:36 AM   #101
flak
Beastly Adventurer
 
flak's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: south jersey
Oddometer: 1,183
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomiles
n00bs

A similar thread with 1550 funny replies.

annoying shit people say to you at the gas station
BubbaZanetti - "annoying shit people say to you at the gas station"

Knave - "I don't have that problem when I'm on the KLR, people just look away in horror"

----------

that thread could have ended after the first reply, classic
flak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 06:14 PM   #102
ajgerdes
Buell
 
ajgerdes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: So. Mn.
Oddometer: 32
does that thing run good?
ajgerdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 07:38 PM   #103
Thunderchild
Rumble, rumble
 
Thunderchild's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Oddometer: 308
My 17 year old son and I were on a three day dual sport ride and stopped at a scenic overlook in Arkansas, when a group of HD pirates rumble in, blipping their throttles and generally acting like cruiser crows.

One of them looks at my sons KLX250 and scoffs, "Why don't you get a Harley?".

My son looks over at the guys bike and says... "Nah, I like to ride.".

Loved it! That's my boy!
__________________

TC
Lead us into the land of Dirt and Beer.
Thunderchild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2009, 07:56 PM   #104
Advntr
Dilbert
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Western NY or passing you somewhere
Oddometer: 445
Summer 2008 I am in north eastern Colorado on my motorcycle...alone...headed for Park City UT from western NY. I stop at a gas station to fill up & on the other side of the pumps is a herd of motorcycles from Arkansas. A couple of them come over to chat...they look at my license plate..."New York!! wow you are a long way from home...! Where did you leave your trailer? . No trailer, I reply...."You mean you rode your bike all the way here???" Doh!!!
__________________
He who rides alone rides with nobody...
Advntr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2009, 10:50 PM   #105
Camel ADV
aka Oso Blanco
 
Camel ADV's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Oddometer: 1,348
A few years ago a friend and I rode up to a gas pump on our bikes ('00 VFR and '99 900RR) and the attendant says "Gas or diesel?" ...umm, yeah, I think we'll fill them ourselves.

The other day I'm at the grocery store and cashier sees my helmet and asks what I ride, I say a BMW, he says "hmmm, I fucking hate BMWs". I reply, "Well I guess I better sell it". I'm not sure why complete strangers think their opinions matter

Camel ADV screwed with this post 04-22-2009 at 04:41 PM
Camel ADV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014