Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    ALL: That plus wheel size does it for me. 12 inch wheels make me start calling the stuff a scooter. Any wheel small enough to make me want to dodge the odd brick, curb, and nearly every pothole makes me think scooter. Also, engine placement under the seat makes me think scooter. There are a bunch of factors when combined make think scooter. The more factors, the more scooter. If it is so small that riding it standing up is not a good option unless you are a kid, it might be a scooter.
  2. SAPB

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    Got behind someone in an SUV, two days ago, who came to a stop at a "T" intersection, no place to go straight, just left or right. No directional on, just stops. No traffic, I wait for half a minute, then pull up to go around. He pulls out just before I can pass, and I stop, so he doesn't hit me.

    Me: ADV salute.

    Him: Gets out of his car: "Gobbley gook" (no clue what he said).

    Me: (After noticing the shape of his head seams abnormal) "What were you, sleeping"?

    Him: "In a big fn' hurry on a GD bike", (I cleaned that up).

    Me: Shaking my head, no more to say.

    I let him go ahead, very short distance to a traffic light, he's in the right lane for right turn only, no directional again. I am behind him, and he's going the same way I want to go. I make a left at the next street, and find a different way to get there.
  3. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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  4. 250senuf

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    Should have phoned him in as a suspected impaired driver. :1drink
  5. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    After a major snowstorm on Friday and stormcleanup on Saturday i had to go to a farm supply/auto store. It is raining and above zero and i am looking through the aisles wearing my Tourmaster Hi Viz and carrying my hi viz helmet when a guy looks at me and asks " Is the rain hurting the snow?" I did not understand the question so i give him a quizzical look. "The snow...is the rain ruining it for your snowmobile?" he asks.
    Told him " I don't know because i don't own a snowmobile." He was confused till i told him i ride bike and then he was just dumbfounded.
    My fellow Newfoundlanders just do not get it.
  6. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    Yeah, we've heard Newfie stories. You should have lots of stuff to post in this thread. :D
  7. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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  8. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    Theres actually a designation for these, I dont know if it's used for legal stuff but step-through frame and footpegs is an underbone
  9. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    When riding my R90, I would hear "When did BMW start making motorcycles?"
    My stock answer was "About ten years before they started making cars." :rofl
  10. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Just now, someone followed me home to ask me if my k9 wee was a BMW. :rofl

    I said it was a suzuki, and it only costs half as much. He then asked me if they last as long as a BMW. (you can't make this shit up!)

    Then he said he envied "you guys". Today was a 45 degree, grey, dismal, drizzling day, with me bundled up in my RC and a fleece. And he envied me.

    Clearly, that dude needs a bike and a web browser pointed to advrider.com
  11. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Did you help him out with some bike suggestions and the website?
  12. motorat

    motorat TBD

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    i use to have a green 955i tiger.
    when i visited my mom the nurses complemented me on my nice harley.
  13. eepeqez

    eepeqez Long timer

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    In Australia that's neither a motorcycle nor a scooter, it's a Postie Bike.

    In fact the national new motorcycle sales statistics explicitly exclude postie bikes while including everything else on two wheels from scooters to enormous tourers simply because Australia Post buys so many of them that they would completely distort the picture of what Australian motorcyclists buy.

    Problem solved...
  14. mrprez

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    The only Postie I ever saw was Nathans and he had so much crap hanging off it you could hardly see the bike. Amazing he was able to ride that thing so far.
  15. Buzz363

    Buzz363 Been here awhile

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    Bought my daughter a 1971 Trail 90. Her mom calls it the yellow moped of death.:lol3
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  17. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    The only questions I ever get asked either go like this:
    Them:"How old is your bike?"
    Me: "about 3 years now."
    Them: "30 years? Looks good for that old."
    Me: "No, 3 years...it's a 2010."
    Them: "Oh...I didn't know they made bikes like that"


    Or like this:
    "May I take a picture of your bike?" Which always ends up like this:
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    ...although there was one time it turned into:
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  18. scottrnelson

    scottrnelson Team Orange

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    I got the question (or statement, or something) about the cold this morning, when it was about 30 degrees.

    My response was that I wasn't as cold riding as I normally felt walking the two miles at that temperature, as I often do.


    And for the record, I didn't feel that there was anything "stupid" about the conversation. I'm happy that people want to talk about motorcycles for a minute or two.
  19. 250senuf

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    Story?
  20. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    I put new Heidenau K60s on the Wee in October. Twice in the last month people have looked at my bike and said "Wow, you put snow tires on your bike!" :lol3