Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Brilliant.

    I'm the same; witty in my mind until I open my mouth; then I'm usually just downright offensive.






    You said it better. :norton
  2. D R

    D R ----

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    I have frequently been asked questions for which I was at a lose to answer. Over time, and after much contemplation, I finally figured out the appropriate answers to those questions. The problem I have now is, no one ever asks me those questions anymore.
  3. Admiral95

    Admiral95 n00b

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    I mostly get "Oh my god! Are you OK? Someone call an ambulance!"
  4. Heyload

    Heyload Remastered Classic

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    Okay. That was pretty damned funny.
  5. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Now that it's winter, I'm getting the same two predictable questions nearly every day:

    "You're not riding today... are you?" and/or "Are you stupid?"

    I'm also getting a few more general comments, rather than questions. To summarize:

    "You're stupid."

    "You're crazy."

    "You're a complete idiot."

    "I think you ate too many paint chips as a kid."

    "You need to have a mental health exam."

    "I think your awesome devotion to riding every day is just smoking hot." (Always said by an equally smoking hot young lady.)

    Okay, I lied about that last one. Smoking hot women don't talk to me. :(:
  6. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    This morning I'm filling up. Temp around 10 F. Wind around 30. Blowing snow. Guy walks over from his 4x4 pickup says:
    "Are you crazy?"
    I say the only appropriate thing: "Yes." He laughs and walks back to his truck.
  7. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    That, and "DON'T MOVE HIS HEAD!"
  8. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    People are living on Lookout Mountain now?

    I used to ride in that sort of weather, but gee, I just grew tired of it. Good you are keeping up the spirit.
  9. ChadHahn

    ChadHahn Been here awhile

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    I know how you feel, I went for a ride yesterday and couple times I wished I had put my lining in my jacket. It must have been in the 60s down in the valleys. Brrr! :wink:

    Chad
  10. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    Turns out the winds were gusting to over 50 mph. I thought it was darned windy!
  11. Tinker1980

    Tinker1980 Long timer

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    On my KLR:

    "What is that, some kind of big dirt bike?"

    (Actually had a guy at work tell me this) "Hey, something is up with your bike, sounds like it's only running on one cylinder."

    But my all time favorite was years ago, on my little Ex500. Decked out in full gear, with my long wavy hair tied up and reaching almost to the seat, a carload of little douchebags in an Integra roll up next to me and the driver rolls down his window and says "hey babe, nice bike". To which I flip the front of my modular helmet up, showing my bearded craggy and very un-female face and say "Thanks!"
  12. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    "It's raining, aren't you getting WET!!!???" :eek1



    I usually reply with "Yes but thankfully I'm not made of sugar."
  13. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    ^ oh oh, I usually tell them that I'm not that kind of "_itch".
  14. GI_JO_NATHAN

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  15. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    That reminds me of one from last summer:

    It's about 110 F outside, and I pull into a parking spot wearing full ATGATT, all black.

    Woman getting out of an air conditioned car: "Aren't you hot?"
    Me taking off my helmet: "Thanks. You're not so bad yourself."

    Got a little laugh out of her. Thank goodness that's all it got out of her, or my wife would have killed me. :wink:
  16. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    :evil

    Ah, missed opportunities....
  17. TheLandYacht

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    Are you sure all of those are because of your riding?
    Or that they even happen when you're anywhere near your bike?

    ...and I get that last one all the time...NOT!

  18. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    I follow an old retired couple onto the elevator at work and I'm in my riding gear; in my right hand is my helmet, in my left is my tank bag. The lady asks if that's a map of Hawaii on my map pouch on the tank bag.

    WTF

    I just got off a motorcycle, in south Mississippi, in a casino. I don't get uppity with her because I'm coming into work and I might run into these folks while on the casino floor. I kindly look at the map and show it to her and her husband and say its a map of the Mississippi river delta, you know, the end of the road from my last ride.

    Man, old people need to stay home and watch TV. :wink:
  19. TXRKC

    TXRKC Been here awhile

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    One night I had met a friend at a local bar. Had my 2 drinks and was leaving. I had parked directly in front of the front door of the bar. I was just getting on the bike when 2 ladies walked out and the tall good looking brunette asked "Is that your bike?". Right then a friend of hers came out and asked her to come back in for a minute. She told me "Dont go anywhere, I'll be right back. We're going for a ride!". I still had not said one word to her. I waited about 1 minute and left. Thought it was gonna be my lucky night. Then gave it a second thought. I put on my helmet and rode off alone.
  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    1. What type of bike was it?

    2. That was an awfully quick second thought... how ugly was she?