Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    When I used to Survey along busy highways people would come to a stop next to me, in the travel lane, and ask directions. The first few times it happened, I explained to them they need to pull off the highway so someone won't take them(and me) out.
    The last few years I would tell them "GET THE F#*K OUT OF HERE!"
    Worked every time! :lol3

    People are F'n clueless...I like the ones now who think they are doing the right thing by pulling out of the travel lane to make a call...and stopping in the middle of the turning lane. :csm
  2. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I'm old enough that I don't generally get the "dangerous" comment, but my answer would be (truthfully): "I know more people who have died in SUV rollovers than in motorcycle crashes".
  3. KradmelderSA

    KradmelderSA Banned

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    Did you ride all the way here on that thing?

    What must I reply? No, I carried it most of the way?
  4. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    I've found that usually not a real query but a stylistically indirect way to express admiration that obviously you have.
  5. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    If Ted Kennedy had been riding a Harley (with loud pipes and wearing assless chaps) Mary Jo Kopechny might still be alive today...
  6. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I work at a hospital, so of course I get these comments. The cliche comment was sent my way a couple of days ago: The Chief Nursing Officer exclaims rather proudly, "You know we used to call those donorcycles!"

    I just smiled and said, "Yep, I've heard that before."

    This lady has one of two positions at the hospital which could make my life miserable, so best to play it safe with her when it comes to snarkey come-backs. :deal
  7. Wadester

    Wadester Rides a dirty bike

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    I just reply "Trailers are for boats".
  8. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    My snappy comeback for that one is;

    "Yeah, and since the State passed mandatory helmet laws we have a shortage of good donors for the people who are waiting on the transplant lists and a steady supply of expensive orthopedic cases involving numbskulls who will probably continue breeding."
  9. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    The best come-back is that, "Mistakes by medical service providers kill more people annually than motorcycles." :wink:

    According to traffic safety.org, " In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed."
    Whereas according to http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/11856.php , "
    In Hospital Deaths from Medical Errors at 195,000 per Year USA
  10. KradmelderSA

    KradmelderSA Banned

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    Just say bikes don't kill people, people do, usually cagers.
  11. epicxcrider

    epicxcrider Been here awhile

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    "How much did that cost??"

    Me: $$

    "Must be nice"
  12. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

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    My question would be Why are you dressed like that? Do they Pay you to pay extra for leather's with there name on them? Sorry but it reminds me of the Harley Owners with the full compliment of Harley gear. I love my Motorcycle's as much as the next guy, but I would never walk around with that kind of crap on.
  13. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer

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    And fortunately you don't have to walk around with his "kind of crap" on... Ride your own ride... :rofl
  14. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Hey, if you're embarrassed to have the name of your bike brand showing, I can understand that. :wink:


    I'm more embarrassed to be wearing orange, although I DO own an orange helmet now. But I justify that because it's bright, almost as good as my yellow helmet.
  15. singletrackrider

    singletrackrider Been here awhile

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    I had a guy come up to me at the gas station and said;there was a rider that got killed on one of them over the weekend;I said;how many people driving cars got killed that day;of course he just walked off.
  16. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Long timer

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    I walked into a local mom and pop restaurant to get a cup of coffee while riding in town. Lady behind the counter asked what I wanted. I ordered a regular coffee. I'm wearing a high viz jacket, carrying a helmet and gloves.

    She asks: "Is that for here or to go?"
    Before I can answer, a guy behind the counter with her says: "You better make it for here - it might be kind of inconvenient for him to hold the cup WHILE HE'S RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE." We all (including the lady) laughed.

    The next time I was there, maybe a month later, the guy is there but not the lady. I ordered a cup of coffee and he obviously remembered me: "That's to go, right?"
  17. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    OOOH... SNAP!:pierce
  18. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

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    I'll have to add this one to my repertoire. :1drink

  19. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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    MY #1 "isn't it hot in all that gear." (klr cosmonaut in the south...usually covered in a thick layer of whatever color clay
    is the states favorite)

    in reply i usually just piss myself and pass out.

    #2 what size is that engine....when i say 650 i usually get a head shake and a damn. no idea why...guess it kinda does look more like a dirt bike now?

    #3 what the hell is that bike for? i really don't have a good smartass reply to that.
  20. SteveJ

    SteveJ n00b, but I have beer...

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    You could say that it is to have something exciting between your legs. I do get some rather weird looks when I use that line in a conversation.