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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by Elvis70, Mar 27, 2009.
For Ted, it's all in the "approach"...
I'm in. I got almost 10k outta my last one.
Thats funny. You know I used to be pretty shy and had trouble talking to people, I figured out not too long ago that I just dont give a f*ck and thats helped my conversation starting alot.
Holy hell Doc, you're disgusting.
One more like that and the ignore list gains a new member.
Haha, now that you mention it I think I just like anything husky. Really like Husky bikes. Siberian Huskies are more of a life partner than a pet, love those little guys. And I like me the husky ladies too!!!
No, no I don't. Just needed to be clear on that.
Nah, I've got some guys I ride with every now and again. Problem is they aren't really into the whole off road aspect of it. Sure they'll blast through a graveyard with me (respectfully of course) but talk about going and finding some fire roads and they all turn into sheep... or goats... Nah, goats aren't afraid of anything, they'll stick it in their mouth without a second thought.
And they don't really like riding long distances or going on adventures to random places.
Which is strange because that's kind of what riding bikes is all about...
Agreed, BMW riders are elitist snobs, especially that tcourdin guy!
Well let me explain it's not like they're down right rude to me. But I've been there a handful of times and have not once been greeted or had someone offer to answer any questions or make friendly banter.
And about half the times I go there the guy at the desk is on the phone the entire time, like today.
Went there today and surprise surprise there was a big group of BMW riders there.
But the BMW guys usually are friendly enough to ask what I ride. When I answer they just lose all interest and walk off. That's why I say they're elitist, if you're not on a BMW they're not interested.
It just rubs me the wrong way, I have hardcore Harley guys who look like they rolled right out of Sons of Anarchy chat me up all the time. I've never hand a friendly conversation with a BMW rider.
But that's boooooring! I don't know about the rest of you but I drive a gas guzzler, so I baby the throttle and focus on driving as smooth as possible so I can get 13 MPG instead of 12. And it's no fun at all. I got the bike so I could go out and have fun on it. And it's cheap, tires are a hundred bucks or so once a year, gas is nothing in this little bike (70 MPG, sometimes 80, 60 If I ride like like there's no tomorrow), and insurance is covered by a months worth of change I let build up in my car. And the bike doesn't need much in the way of maintenance either, and what it does I'll handle myself.
Point is this, why try to baby something that's meant to be rode hard. And all to save less money a year than you spend on haircuts? Seems silly to me! Ride hard! Burn through tires! And have fun trying new ones out to see what lasts longest!
And dang you guys post a lot in no time flat!
Us "fellow" fools are trailing to Cascade, Colorado and riding from there across Coloardo up to Flaming Gorge and Dinosaur.
It takes a lot posts to keep Doc's posts off the front page.
You guys are riding Pikes Peak???????!!!!! Color me jealous!
Oh hell no, I'm not throwing away money on a losing effort.
See thats odd, the guy up front at the desk is the nicest guy I think I've ever met. Heck I rolled up there one day on a CBR1000RR and said I want to look at a 1200GS as I know nothing about them, he threw me the keys to one and rolled it out the front door and said "have fun"!
He does get bombarded by phone calls, heck he's the only Beemer dealer around and has alot of people calling him i'm sure.
Says the KTM rider...
And the irony of that coming from a BMW rider is not lost.
Ive been to bentonville BMW in a car, more times than by bike.
ive never been asked what do I ride, Id likely answer that by saying something ridiculous like " your mother , most nights"
I know the kinds of guys you are talking about though, trust me, they are not limited to Bavarian bike riders.
the front counter guys ALWAYS have greeted me with a hello, or some funny quirp, I walked in on crutches a couple of years back one of them said " I hope you didnt do that on a bike!"
but again, ive never been in there when any other customers are present, maybe thats the difference.
I could see that....