Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    My usual response to 'are you cold?' is "nah, it's just crisp and invigorating". :wink:

    I'll confess that I bought my first electric jacket liner this year.

    --Bill
  2. gpounce

    gpounce Been here awhile

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    Just me and the Goldwing rider left that dude rides in anything short of a hurricane or blizzard. All I get is the head shake now from the cow-orkers. Since its winter the cages are invading the motorcycle spaces, so now I have to hunt for parking like the rest of them.

    Though I will confess that I drove in the last couple days since its been below freezing in the mornings and it was kind of nice to be in a comfy car w/ an audiobook playing and a cup of coffee. But I'm riding today; gotta keep the bike exercised.. :)
  3. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Now you can ride in even colder weather.


    Invariably when I ride to my office in cooler weather and park next to the building, at least one of my patients will ask how cold the ride in was. You'd think I just landed from Mars when I tell them about my electrically heated riding gear.

    Raining during the day and they see my bike parked in its usual spot? Someone usually asks how I am getting home :lol3. Then I have to explain about rain gear and modern tires.

    We are located near several ski areas- so I ask them if they ski in their bathing suits.
  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Same here. Just bought some heated gear. When the people in my office ask how I ride when it's in the teens, I point to the heat controller and the wires and say I connect to the wires the bike and they conduct heat from the engine into my jacket. They marvel at me like I'm a genius. I hate to break it to them, but.... :rofl
  5. kerhonky

    kerhonky Adventure Poser

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    I'm afraid to ask but.....what exactly is a cow orker, and how do the cows feel about being orked?
  6. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I'm afraid... very, very afraid of the answer.
  7. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    It's a puerile way to say coworker.
  8. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    Which is a fancy way of saying childish. :1drink
  9. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    It's just me and a dude on one of those Madass scooters riding right now. Mornings are in the low 30s upper 20s and everyone thinks I'm nuts. The guy on the Madass works next door in the other hangar

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  10. ChadHahn

    ChadHahn Been here awhile

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    Sachs have sure improved since the 70s when a friend of mine had one of their mopeds.

    Chad
  11. duck

    duck Banned

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    The weirdness of the MadAss appeals to me. I may have to buy one soon.
  12. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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  13. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Upper left of the previous post


    "This motorcycle has been rated A for extreme awesomeness" :rofl:rofl:rofl
  14. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    I was riding on a cold morning. Stopped for gas. A woman starts in, "Aren't you cold", etc.
    I motioned her over, told her to place her hand on still warm heated hand grip.
    "Ahh, ok, I see now"!
    :wink:
  15. D R

    D R ----

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    All the security guards where I work (at the front gate and at the front desk) know I ride year round and just shake the heads in disbelief when I ride up during the winter months. I rode to work early one morning last month with the temerature around 30 degrees (F) -- a nice clear, crisp morning, not one of those bitting cold days. When I walked in from the parking lot, still wearing all my winter gear, the guard at the front desk asked if I had an enjoyable ride. I told him absolutely (it happened to be a weekend and there was no traffic to contended with). He looked surprised and asked if I was serious or just being sarcastic. I told him I was serious. He just shook his head in disbelief.
  16. Bikenstitches

    Bikenstitches Been here awhile

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    I'd get slapped for saying that!
  17. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I just tell them I've got a heated codpiece.
  18. yuu

    yuu Been here awhile

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    Just watch out for the suspension on them. The forks are about as effective as broomsticks with more stiction than velcro.

    I've had the obligatory Duc dry clutch -
    "Is your bike ok?"
    "Hey! Your bikes broken!"
  19. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer

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    Riding to work one morning. I took my exit. It has middle straight through, right and left turn lanes.
    There is a Toyota Pickup in front of me. Driver is from the orient. He is confused, going from middle to right lane a couple of times. No directional used. I back off as I want to go right. He finally turns to the middle lane. I go down the right and he begins to come over into my lane. He saw me and veered left. He is not happy. He thought I cut him off on purpose. He is really pissed. He powers down the passenger window as I wait for traffic light. He is cussing me up one side then another. I noticed a woman passenger sitting, looking ahead. I flipped up my face shield, yelled over to him, "I see you're teaching your wife English today!"
    Wow that really pissed him off.
    Light turned, I sped away quickly.
    :lol3
  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    Quick-witted, and smart! It's never a good idea to pick a fight with a 4,000-lb vehicle, though. :D