Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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  2. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    I regularly rode my DRZ 400 over high 'fly over' Interstate exchanges during 50 mph steady gusting to 60 mph. That was real adventure riding maybe 100 feet over the freeway I was 'flying' over.
  3. scottfromboston

    scottfromboston Turd poker.

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    I was stopped at a gas station in Barstow, CA a few years ago headed to Bakersfield. It was windy enough (40+ gusts) that I had moved my rented Versys because I was worried it was going to be blown off of the stand.

    In a conversation with a Kentucky-ite on some sort of HD he commented that going through the Mojave pass was going to be windy - he wasn't shitting. From Barstow to Bakersfield is mainly a straight line, ~100mi, and I was doing 60+ straight into a 50+ gusting headwind the whole way; absolutely miserable. My neck hurt for a week.

    When riding is in the discussion, I take wind seriously now. It's not all that dumb of a question.

    I know, CSB.
  4. SteelJM1

    SteelJM1 Undercover KTM rider

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    How was your fuel economy for that day?
  5. Mr.Mouse

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    I'm with ya here :clap
  6. blues

    blues Been here awhile

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    Er, Pacioretty is an American and Chara is from Solvakia.
  7. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Hey Dwoodward,

    Very odd. I returned to my hometown after a number of years away, only to discover that the powers that be had also changed over from coin meters to parking ticket dispensers.

    However, this story has a happier ending!!

    The "authorities" recognized they could never ensure that unscrupulous folks wouldn't simply snatch the pay slip/ticket from motorcycles and place it on their car dashboard, as required.

    So, they decreed that AlLL motorcycles park for free in between cars!!

    A most excellent bonus.

    With my rugged '98 R1100GS, this was a relatively fear free proposition. Since Sept, when I did the unthinkable and went over to the dark side and traded in for a K1200RS with 220,000 fewer kms, I've been a lot more trepidatious about parking between cars, so I just find a nice sidewalk to park on. No problems, ticket or otherwise so far.

    Hope I haven't just jinxed myself...



    As for Stupid things folks say to me... I got nothin'. Folks are oddly terrified of me, and I wear an iPod 100% of the time.

    I have seen a few lips proclaim "I'm calling the cops!!!" a number of times though... :dog



    Dogspeed All!!! :norton



    PS Perhaps your local MC Association could lobby the Municipal Gov't for a similar rule???




    *HIJACK OVER*
  8. Tinks

    Tinks Demented Snow White

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    FYI: Oklahoma and Kentucky routinely has these types,of cross winds.
  9. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Yes...riding between Lawton and Altus, Oklahoma with a good wind out of the North....brutal, and dangerous. Longest hour of my life, seemed like at the time.
  10. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Post up the Youtube, brother. Holding the flag on an allied country upside down would become a diplomatic incident.

    In Boston, thousands of fans sing the Canadian national anthem. I'm one of them. The very popular guy who sings it most of the time, Rene Rancourt, is from Maine but his parents were born in Quebec.

    A spokesman for the Montreal police spoke at length on a Boston radio station. The police did not file the charges and did not encourage fans to call 911. A local radio station encouraged fans to call 911 - well after the game had ended. The Montreal PD spokesman said they were directed to open an investigation 'by the crown." He also implied that they would much prefer to be dealing with actual crimes.

    OT but the stanchion hit injuries, which are now common, could be eliminated in a week if the league wanted to. Two companies, one American and one Canadian, make stanchion padding that would virtually eliminate concussions. The team owners don't support it because they are larger in diameter and would interfere with tv angles.

    BTW, Zdano Chara was recently hit in the face with a puck in a game in Montreal that drew blood. The Canadiens fans cheered - a new low.
  11. chrise2469

    chrise2469 Adventurer

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    After much searching my google-fu is weak today.
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    Only watch the first 10 seconds, that's all ya need. 1992 world series, game 2. When that happened I was serving (in the army not a bar) and the first thought was: How many extras is that guy gonna get and/or jail time. We knew it was a screw up and not deliberate- no Marine is gonna embarrass country or corp like that.

    The Marines requested and were granted the opportunity to do it right for game 3.
    http://www.nytimes.com/1992/10/21/s...leaf-easing-a-flap.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

    I might also add Montreal Canadian fans ain't right in the head-they are Hab fans after all :evil.
  12. Tinks

    Tinks Demented Snow White

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    We rode from OKC and Davenport back to AR. Two bikes. Three riders. My daughter was my pillion. She acted like a sail until I got her to lean forward into me when the wind got bad. We were all tired after that ride!! (6 hours, 3 were heavy winds)
  13. Ponies ate my Bagel

    Ponies ate my Bagel Bisexual Bandit

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    I had an odd one Sunday. I stopped by the bank to grab some cash and a guy came up and asked me if the bike parked 10' away was mine. I'm standing alone at the ATM, there isn't another car in the area and I'm holding a helmet...

    I told him it was and we chatted about it for a minute while I got my cash. I told him I would be doing some off-roading later that day. He told me that the DRZ didn't look like it would handle off-road very well. (to be fair it's in full street trim with pretty much DOT legal slicks)

    A few hours later I'm 25 miles off-road near one of my favorite campgrounds. This guy pulls up in a Honda SUV and rolls his window down. The same guy from the bank! First words out of his mouth, "Holy crap dude did you ride that up here?" At this point I couldn't resist and said, "Naw my buddies from the coast guard got me here via airdrop." I figured this would end the conversation. It didn't, instead I got an "Are you SERIOUS!?!"

    :eek1
  14. pretbek

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    He's right, that's AWESOME! What is their 1-800 number, I want to do that too! And did ponies really eat your bagel?

    Sometimes I am a little concerned that many people in conversation only "hear" and not "listen", the latter implying an active thought process that goes together with the input received by their ears.
  15. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    Is it that strange that a DRZ (motard or not) can go to a place where a Honda "SUV" can anyway?!
  16. Mister D

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    Did the SUV have street tires?
  17. SteveJ

    SteveJ n00b, but I have beer...

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    I stopped to pick up a few things at a Target a couple days ago. Helmet was in the cart.

    Cashier(purty young lady): You ride?

    Me: Yup

    Cashier: I'm thinking I want to start riding. :thumb


    We chatted for a bit, I wished her good luck.

    It does seem sometimes that the "stupid" question is being used a a conversation starter.
  18. Tor

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    I like good bike stories too. This might be a 205, but a good story from the hills never hurts....:evil


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  19. Iron Dingo

    Iron Dingo Been here awhile

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    i was putting on my lid and getting on my Ducati Multistrada when a guy walking by wearing a Harley jacket calls out to me
    "hey those things have Harley motors in them don't they?"


    me. "umm. no they are Italian they are all Italian"(ok so i fibbed a little) :D

    I was so tempted to call back "No, I ride a performance bike, not a tractor":lol3 but i did not want to get in a fight.
  20. x_hog_ridr

    x_hog_ridr Been here awhile

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    Glad you were not an asshat to him for no reason. Some people like to ride chrome tractors...