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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
1. I ride a Road King.
2. She was actually a pretty attractive lady.
Seems like you missed out on an adventure "ride".
That's great. I can only hope I get that same opportunity. And more importantly, remember to say that!
A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The best off-the-cuff remark is a well-rehearsed off-the-cuff remark.
Not stupid, just two funny comments in the parking lot today on the way to work in 30F:
First guy - Enjoy, this could be one of the last riding days for you till the spring.
Second guy - This is the latest motorcycle I have seen this year. (wouldn't that be the case even in the summer?)
She might have been wondering WTF, a map of Hawaii in his tank bag, doesn't this kid know he's in the Mississippi river delta? Or maybe she rides in Hawaii and thought you might have, too. Perhaps she was just curious why you needed a map to ride to work?
With an attitude like that my friend you may never reach old age if you get uppity to an old woman in front of the wrong old man.
There's a town on the Gulf Coast called Diamondhead, maybe she saw that and was thinking about the one in Hawaii?
Waiting on a ferry in Norway on the way to the Nordkapp on my BMW1150GSA in 2003...............A Norweigian rider on a BMW R1150RT pulls up alongside after doing a slow ride round to see my numberplate and says.......
I'm sorry i thought you were a German.......Can i buy you a coffee?
It seems some Norweigians have a very long memory!
Arriving in the small, very cold, remote town of Isafjordur, Westfjords, Iceland Mrs P and I get off the GS and go into a cafe for some much required sustenance............We sit down at a table to read the menu and order our meal when this guy comes over who we don't know from Adam having never been there before...........Sits down at our table and says...............
Hi, you must be Chris and Anne i heard you were heading this way a couple of days ago when you met my son in law(a couple of hundred miles away) and thought I'd wait and have a look at your bike!
Outside the local BMW dealership in Edinburgh getting ready to get on the bike and go home with Mrs P, two young 'streetwise' rough looking boys come up and have a look at the bike when one of them says matter of factly........
Kid(in a broad Scottish accent the same as Wullie in the Simpsons)....Hey mister, whits thaaaat furrr?
Me....Oh, er it's my GPS!
Kid....Dae ye no ken yur way haim like.........?
It seems some Scots have a rather short memory!
Now that is history............It makes a change to getting our arses kicked by the English!
Yes it was
I used to walk my daughter in her stroller. Loads of females would walk up, look at the baby and say, "Awww. How cute!"
I'd say, "thanks! What do you think of the baby?"
Nice. You can't go wrong with babies and puppies.
I just remembered a little incident a few years back when i was travelling in australia.
a little town, don´t know the name, must have been in queensland. i was in traffic, waiting to enter a small roundabout. two kids that walked by and started asking me:
kids: is that a honda xr650?
me: yeah, cool bike right?
kids: yeah! can you do a wheelie for us??
me: sorry, i´m not doing wheelies in traffic. (i was just to ashamed to admit that i´m not good at this shit and that i might fail trying, which might end.....bad.)
anyway, i entered the roundabout, took the first exit and hit the throttle.....and lifted the frontwheel by accident.....well at least the kids had fun watching it i guess...
and, another story, same trip, this time at a gas station in hervey bay. the fuel tank was empty, and i had a big safari tank on the bike. i filled about 25liters into the bike and went inside to pay. the girl at the counter looked at the numbers, looked to the bike and asked astonished: "and all of that gas went into this small motorbike??"
I have an xrl with the over sized tank and put about 5 gallons in it at a shell station once and it came to about $20. The girl behind the counter ask which pump, so i told here it was the one with the motorcycle. After taking a double look at the pump and the register, she replied "that's weird".
Now that winter is upon us, people have stopped asking questions like "Aren't you cold?" and have just started commenting: "You're a freaking idiot!" :eek1
Yeah, I'm the last bike in the parking area I use at work, and my coworkers just shake their heads at me. Oh well, sucks to be them. I think the other BMW moved to a different lot, though. I will have to ride around and see if I can find him.
My usual response to 'are you cold?' is "nah, it's just crisp and invigorating".
I'll confess that I bought my first electric jacket liner this year.