Can we stop all the stereotyping?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SkiFastBadly, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. SkiFastBadly

    SkiFastBadly A beer? Yes, please

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    Honestly, it gets tiring to read about how all Harley riders are weekend pirates and all KLR riders are cheap bastards. Could we maybe have an open mind and realize that we are all brothers in motorcycling?


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  2. tapdiggy

    tapdiggy Been here awhile

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    It is a GS, so good bike, regardless of the possible furthering of stereotype. But, it is a BMW, so the owner is probably actually at Chipotle, and the Chipotle parking lot had a car in it, which means that the bike might get scratched, so the rider found a spot far away from every other vehicle.
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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Did you happen to ask how much the rider shelled out for his Whale Foreskin riding gear? :ear
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  4. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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  5. PalePhase

    PalePhase Humour Noir

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    You stereotypers all look alike to me.





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  6. Ryan Carman

    Ryan Carman Adventurer

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    Unfortunately I drive a klr an I am cheap....

    Uh oh
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  7. Camper292000

    Camper292000 Adventurer

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    Did someone just say 'whale foreskin'??!?


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  8. tapdiggy

    tapdiggy Been here awhile

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    You presumably did so, to yourself, when you read post #3
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  9. Gerg

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    I like it...
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  10. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Ummmmm... in a word - no. :wink:

    The very cyber fabric of ADVRider is held together by this divisive, yet bonding impermeable force... it is the annoying "get's stuck between your fingers" crazy glue, that maintains the fist like grip upon these forums of knowledge and injustice, and make us what we are...

    So get off your Beaver Licking Baptist soapbox, before some outta control crotch rocket weener from Mullholland Drive screws the pooch and takes you out in the periphery - while trying to impress the Ducati wannabe paparazzi... :lol3

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  12. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5ool

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    Is that the latest replacement/alternative to Squid-hide riding gear? :ear
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  13. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    To be honest, if you rode your bike around the world (or even on any decent-sized adventure), you earn the right to take it to Starbucks, and you're still a badass. For some reason it reminds me of Tony Stark taking his Iron Man suit to the donut place.

    I think ADVriders get a little jealous when they see a good potentially RTWer being "wasted" on the occasional Starbucks run and nothing else. Whenever we see an ADVer parking his rugged companion in an environment that clearly doesn't need it, we get a little sad. It reminds us that the day has arrived; the paved world doesn't need knobbies or thirteen inches of suspension travel. We'll go on about how an ADV bike is "wasted" on its Starbucks runs but then we'll realize - part of adventure is "wasting" money, time and personal well-being on something - some experience, wisdom, what have you - that we can't articulate to anyone who hasn't already experienced it.

    tl;dr you can't "waste" an ADV bike on anything - maybe that's what makes them special.

    (unless you total it on your way out of the dealership. Even then, at least maybe you learned something)
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  14. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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  15. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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  16. Spaggy

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    Agreed. Some of those Harley riders put on huge miles and almost live on the bike. It's those bastard on the scooters we have to watch out for.
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  17. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    I think the problem stems from the fact that Starbucks makes bad coffee. If people were seeing BMWs parked in front of decent coffee shops, I don't think there'd be much of an issue. :D
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  19. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    +1. But if you want great coffee and you find yourself in Gainesville, Flatistan, stop into my buddy Anthony Rue's shop: Volta Coffee, Tea, and Chocolates. #shamelessplug


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  20. duck

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    I prefer the old days. Back when all we had were monotypes.
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