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Old 03-25-2013, 07:10 PM   #121
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Wait, I want to make sure I am not sending mixed messages by using the wrong wave for my stereotype...

I ride a dual sport and wear a full face helmet but when I pass others I casually drop my left hand and slowly point two fingers down while imagining I have a camel with an inch long ash dangling from the corner of my mouth...but now that I think about it, I should wave my hand upright vigorously while thinking "golly gee fellas, sure feels great being a part of the same band of brothers out here today!"

Am I the human incarnation of a mixed metaphor?
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #122
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This is what does not happen when I stay home and make my own coffee:
The Indian Chief does not get to hang out with a 55 Vespa fresh off the boat from Italy. I'll go by "Connoisseur" please.
Oh, yea I forgot about the most excellent people watching too... when I am not busy hating people.

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Old 03-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #123
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Typically we're referred to as "dorks."
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:05 PM   #124
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I just read a new-to-me appelation in Grodsky's "Stayin' Safe" book, 'Dandy Andy(s)' to describe the textile street riders. I hope that one doesn't catch on.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:08 PM   #125
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To pirates any non-pirate is a civilian.


civilian is bad.


i'm bad.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #126
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Dork.

I mostly get called a dork. Or Space Captain, or something to that effect. The idea of not trying to look cool on a bike baffles my co-workers.

I did have a vendor come in today, take one look at my ragged stich and hi-viz helmet, and ask what kind of BMW I rode. Very proudly, I said I didn't ride a BMW. He asked, what do you ride then? Cause I know it's not a Harley- no one would be caught dead on a Harley in that stuff.

I'm not sure how to take that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:50 PM   #127
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Dork.

I mostly get called a dork. Or Space Captain, or something to that effect. The idea of not trying to look cool on a bike baffles my co-workers.

I did have a vendor come in today, take one look at my ragged stich and hi-viz helmet, and ask what kind of BMW I rode. Very proudly, I said I didn't ride a BMW. He asked, what do you ride then? Cause I know it's not a Harley- no one would be caught dead on a Harley in that stuff.

I'm not sure how to take that.
I think he just meant that even on a Harley you'd still be safer wearing it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #128
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I've heard "ATGATT Gear Queer". I lol'd.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:26 PM   #129
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #130
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...and yet, as a security model, getting law abiding motorcyclists to remove their lid is utterly, utterly pointless. It inconveniences the righteous, whilst the bad guys will still continue to use them to disguise their faces.
This reminds me of Ron White's story about getting thrown out of a bar in NYC. The bouncer told him to take off his hat because they didn't let fags in and the fags wore hats.

A month ago, I pulled up to a busy gas station 2 hours from home just off the interstate. Broad daylight. Pumped gas with pay at pump, had to take a leak. Went inside with helmet on to look for the head. Held the door for some woman and started looking around for mens room. There must be 30 people in the station. The clerk comes out from behind the counter and starts yelling at me. I've got ear plugs and bluetooth going, so I look puzzled and take off my helmet to see what the fuss is... he's telling me to take off my helmet because he's worried I might rob them?!!? You know, because most criminals pay for gas with a credit card and their license tag facing the building before they rob a place, right? He said they didn't allow faces covered, but there were no signs saying no hats, etc.... I just won't stop at that gas station again... ever. I won't say the name, but it is at I385 exit 9.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:29 AM   #131
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As far as I know, they don't pay any attention to what everyone else is wearing or doing...the ones I have come across just ride and chase women, drink, and eat...
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:09 AM   #132
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As far as I know, they don't pay any attention to what everyone else is wearing or doing...the ones I have come across just ride and chase women, drink, and eat...
All the pirates I know either fill in cavities or fill out tax forms.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:20 AM   #133
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All the pirates I know either fill in cavities or fill out tax forms.
^^^ THIS ^^^
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:55 AM   #134
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A few times some members of the local pirate brigade have referred to me as crazy or masochistic when they would see me on my 300cc dual sport loaded down for a multi day tour. I've never had anything but curiosity and/or compliments from "that" crowd.


The converse of that was the time that a couple of gnarly BMW "adventurers" at local meet up spot ( wearing shorts and flip flops ) approached me and asked if I was hot in all that gear when I pulled up on my Harley wearing boots, riding jacket, gantlet gloves and a FF helmet.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:37 PM   #135
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Ummm... I'm pretty sure that if you go to get coffee, you are more of a snob than you probably care to admit, even if you don't ride a BMW. Doesn't anybody own a coffee pot at home?
Evidently everyone in Oakland does.

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