Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    Well played! :clap You easily could have been a smart aleck and belittled this person. Instead you gave him some insight into the many joys of motorcycling.
  2. BK

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    Yep.

    I talked to couple of kids a month or so ago in a small town about 30 miles from my hometown who asked me a bunch of questions about my KTM 990.

    Fast forward to last Friday. I was gassing up before a ride (I did mention the KTM part right :D) a couple of blocks from my house and some boys were going wild waving and hollering at me from inside a little truck. They were really excited. It turned out to be the same kids, and they remembered every last detail I'd told them. I have forgotten what it's like to get that fired up over just seeing a cool bike.
  3. BMW Kurt

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    Takin' a trip?

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    Over 25 years riding trials. The most often asked question besides where's the seat;

    Is that a flat tracker? Yea I say. Does it go fast, real fast I say. :rofl
  8. JGNC

    JGNC Been here awhile

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    I bet that kid is still talking about it too. :lol3 I refuse to wheelie for anyone but little kids are an exception.

    Does anyone let kids sit on their bike? I've let a few people sit their small kids on my bike before. Even helped a handicapped kid (like 12ish) on my DRZ once. It's amazing how the simplest things will make a kid's day.
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    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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  11. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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  12. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I let kids sit on my bike if they ask, or if their mom is hot :wink:, or if their father asks politely.

    Since this is the thread regarding stupid questions, the one I get asked by kids all the time is: "How fast does it go?" I'm sure their parents appreciate it when I tell them, "The speed limit." I'm sure the kids know I'm lying, though.
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    So last Tuesday I was in the middle of a 500 mile ride home, on my GS500F. As I'm filling up at a gas station, a guy at a pump near me asks something about 200.. I say no, it's a 500. He says no, I was asking if it goes 200 miles per hour? I'm like, uhh... nah... It's lucky to go 125.
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    While getting on base today, I had the gate guard ask me, "Do they let you ride a Dirt Bike on the street?" I was on my G650GS, so I was a bit confused until I realized that I suppose it does resemble a dirt bike. I simply responded, " yeah, if you make them street legal." (still not realizing she was talking about my BMW). I then realized what she was referring to, and told her what the bike was. Weird conversation... :norton
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