Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Or two words: Claude Stanley!

    The man can build a sidecar for ANYONE!


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  2. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Unfortunately, it's not just holding the bike up that is the issue (believe me, he would have a GW trike in a heartbeat if that was the case), it's the fact that he has no feeling in his hands and feet, and virtually no strength either.
  3. canoeguy

    canoeguy Been here awhile

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    Yep filling the KLR up this morning and a yokel asked me if my bike was a 250. Now there is nothing wrong with that cause there are definately some good 250 dual sports out there, but this guy assumed it was a full on dirt bike form the way he asked. He was shocked when I said it was a 650. To him it looked like a dirt bike therefore it was a dirtbike(I assume).

    I didn't have the time or inclination to talk to him about different kinds of motorcycles, so I was polite and rode off. I should have told him it was a 2 stroke, then he would tell his buddies about the badass riding the 650 2-smoke dirt bike.
  4. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    I started using the term "crotch ninja."
  5. bwringer

    bwringer Gimpy, Yet Alacritous

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    My Mom called my DL1000 V-Strom a "gorgeous bike".

    Um. Yeah. :huh

    Near as I can tell she hasn't gone blind or been hit in the head, so I dunno. :loco
  6. revrandy

    revrandy The Riding Rev.

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    Does she drink... heavily?:freaky
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    Land Wanderer

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    Please, please, please confirm that you did that in Bubba's voice and style from "Forrest Gump!":lol3

    Chris
  8. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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  9. Jrjoyce2007

    Jrjoyce2007 ADVenture Addict

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    It's a bit torn up from a drop, but thats beside the point.

    2008 zx6r, and aleast once a month I hear:

    "Hey, your bike is really bright"
    "Yes, I like the color. Nice and visible"
    "Did you nickname it bumblebee?? It looks like a bee to me."

    Thanks...haven't heard that one before. :banghead:

    MY FAVORITE is:

    "hey what type of bike is that??"
    ...it's written on the tank jack ass...
    (maybe there asking because the gas tank decal is the only decal on it)
  10. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    Same deal with my dad. He just can't figure out why I own an FJR, since it's not a crotch rocket or a cruiser. I showed him a picture of the GS I'm picking up tomorrow, he commented 'that's just like that yamaha thing, why do you want another one?' :lol3
  11. revrandy

    revrandy The Riding Rev.

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    So I stop for gas this week at a station in Western New York. After I pay a guy comes up to me and comments on the bike. He said he liked the look of it and then asked me where I was going. So I tell him my goal is to make West Virginia. With a quizzical look on his face, he asks me if that is a different state than Virginia. I responded in the affirmative. He just says oh, okay and walks away.

    Isn't that basic civics? Something taught in 3rd grade?
  12. halasz

    halasz Adventurer

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    Well, to save me the time, is it the same state or not?
  13. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    If you'd said "West Ohio" or "East Kentucky", would he have asked a similar question? I guess at least he had an inkling it was a different state...

    More to the point, Buffalo is significantly closer to Wheeling than it is to NYC; only an afternoons riding or driving; it's near enough local.

    Now my turn for a confession; I think I was into my 30s by the time I worked out why every time I thought I understood which side of the US Washington was on, it moved.

    But then, how many Americans know where to find Perth or Victoria on a map of Australia?
  14. lethe

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    I'd just assume the places labeled Perth and Victoria on the map would be the places in question. :D
    Unless they were written in Austrailese and not English. Then it might screw me up.
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    eepeqez Long timer

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    It's a bit like the difference between Marseilles and Algiers; in 1950 they were part of the same country. Similarly, in 1850 Virginia was all one state; West Virginia parted ways with Virginia during the civil war.
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    There was a war? :confused
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    eepeqez Long timer

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    Yeah, the Algerians kicked the French out...

    Mind you, they took 8 years to do it, and it got VERY nasty; any time you're tempted to discount the French military, have a read about Algeria.
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    This morning I was getting gas on my Versys at a small gas station in Podunk, PA. On the other side of the pump is a guy in a beat up pickup.
    He asks "do you know Matt Chalmers" for a second time, after I take my helmet off, an earplug out and apologize for not hearing him the first time.
    I tell him no, then he says "well, he has the same kind of bike you got".

    :) oh OK, in that case I guess I should have known him.
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    You need to start going to the meetings. Matt usually sits right up front... :deal
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