Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Just think what they would say if you put studded tires on...
  2. aeneas

    aeneas Adventurer

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    Given the number of phtotographers, I'd guess a local photography club..
  3. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    There's other people there besides the two ladies on the bike? Where? :D

    My question is, why is this pic taken so far away? :deal

    We need close ups man!
  4. Mastodon

    Mastodon Mother F'n Dinosaur

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    I have a hobby as a professional photographer. Sometime this past summer, there was a BBQ/meet-and-greet type of event for some of the local area models and photographers. Just a chance to network more than anything. I had just bought a 1956 Kodak Retina III camera on eBay, and used the event to mess around with that some. I had just finished shooting two other models on the bike (along with the roll of 35mm) and walked back to the BBQ area where my bag was to change out film and get a burger. While I'm eating, someone walks up to me and asks if I told anyone else if it was okay to shoot on my bike, because others had started doing it too. I walked out of the gazebo, saw the scene in the pic above, shrugged, and said yeah it's fine. I already had my the pics I wanted, but liked the scene I saw, so I snapped it with my phone and thought I'd use it one day.

    Here's you one that I shot of my two models.

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  5. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    You win. :thumbup:

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  6. SAPB

    SAPB Long timer

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    Here's you one that I shot of my two models.

    I HATE IT, when we get off topic.
  7. GI_JO_NATHAN

    GI_JO_NATHAN Long timer

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    Me too..unless the result is pics of lady's on bikes..
  8. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    That's always a forgivable sin.
  9. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I hate it when folks hate. What was your topic again? :D

    Thanks TStrom! I never really expected a close up pic.
  10. DAKEZ

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    If she ate a bacon sammich would she still have Purple Barney hair?
  11. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    That's magenta, DAKEZ. :hair

    If the drapes match the carpet, does it matter?

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  12. SAPB

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    Hey, wait, there's a bike in that picture!
  13. Tuna Helper

    Tuna Helper Rawrr!

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    There is??
  14. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Dinner table discussion tonight with another couple, guy makes a comment about wanting to buy a bike.

    First hilarious point: Oiling my chain every 200-300 miles is excessive. His buddy does it when he does oil changes, which is every 5000 miles, and he's never had a problem. Same buddy has a rejetted Katana that can outrun Hayabusas. Yeah.

    Second, not quite as funny, but still somewhat funny point: it's really not that bad riding in the winter. He rode his buddy's bike when it was 10 degrees and he just put his Carhartt jacket on over a t-shirt and was good. This is after I explained to him how I really love my neck gaiter and just got some heated gloves. His wife blew his macho cover, though, when she said, "Hun, you were only out for like 10 minutes and you came back shivering!"

    The "i'm not cold because i'm a real man" attitude irks me. It's cold. You're human. You're cold. It's okay to admit you're freaking cold. Pretending you're not is just making you look like an idiot, not really manly. I ride year round out of necessity and I will admit sometimes it's just plain cold, especially without the appropriate gear.

    /rant
  15. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    I was on an ATV ride this past summer on my XR. There was guy talking about his Honda 919 he used to have. It would do 200. I just giggled to myself and walked off.

    You gotta love those "motorcycle experts."
  16. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    Maybe he meant KPH


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  17. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    I agree. Anything below 40° is cold enough for me to connect the heated gear. There are times when it's in the 20s and I ride to work without connecting the heated gear, because it's only a 5-minute commute, but it's still cold.
  18. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Yea, my father in law keeps telling me his 1976 gold wing did 150, and got over 50 mpg, and that was with his Vetter windjammer and VW Beetle sized top box attached.

    Also is convinced that they used the GW motor in their race bikes.
  19. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Usually a good indicator that the person has nil experience with cold weather and doesn't get cold because the distance from their house to their car and car to place of work is so short and means they are out in the cold for less than a minute.

    A not so stupid question I was once asked - Hotel Owner "Are you riding a skidoo?" I had just rolled up to the hotel entrance covered from head to toe in ice from the freezing rain storm that had caught me just outside of Montreal. I had left Ottawa a few hours previously and when I left Ottawa it was pouring rain and cold but not to terrible. I just needed to get to Quebec City but once the hwy turned to a skating rink I had to get off the road and find a place to wait it out. I literally had to chip ice away from the starter on the bike after I checked in so I could push the button as it was encased in ice. I was wet, frozen and happy to have found shelter. There are at least a few photos of me some where out there as people in cars were driving by taking pictures. :D
  20. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Brrrrrrr.