Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Recovering from dating, or just conversing with, American women. Yes.
  2. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    One of my best friend was a Mormon guy. I knew him before he went on his mission. I'm sure it helped him greatly in being less awkward human being.

    That said, if it was my best friend on a mission for the church of alcohol, casual sex and free cocaine, I still wouldn't want to talk about converting.

    I'm 27 and I have a GSA. I've got full coverage on it, so I'm never particularly paranoid about it. Last night though I was questioned by some dude in a night class about motorcycles. One of the questions was "where do you park at?". It's an innocent question because parking suck for bikes on campus for some reason. However, it made my spider sense tingle.

    "Where do you park at?" I wanted to say "Mind your own goddamn business."

    I ended up just saying "the motorcycle lot."

    Not to be elitist. but it also reminded me of how much more informed you become about bikes over the average rider if riding is your hobby and not solely transportation.

    "How many cc's is it?"

    1200

    "Daaaang, it must be fast."

    Not particularly.

    I went on to explain that it was air/oil cooled and two cylindered, no not like a harley. No its a BMW. No they didn't just start making bikes recently. Blah blah. And then I grew two heads and he stopped talking to me.
  3. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    Talk about an uncomfortable touring bike. I ran into a dude from the Netherlands in Edolo, Italy on a Ducati 1098. Said its really not that bad. For some reason I just didn't fully believe him. His wife was a bit more sensible on a Street Triple.
  4. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Antihero has put some miles on his Ducati. It's an 1199 IIRC.

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808437

    This is a fantastic ride report!!! :1drink
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    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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  6. max1138

    max1138 unsentinent wanderer

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    normally im not either, but that was the first thing that came to mind, I had a road king at the time also and oddly that was the instant thought "it'll never fit in the in box on my truck" so I just went with it from there.
  7. WDG

    WDG Been here awhile

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    I'm fairly certain that would make me sorry I tried to say it. :eek1
  8. Stasis

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    I bought my first bike, a V-Strom 650, a few weeks after my 22nd birthday. (I happen to still be 22.) I like the looks of sport bikes, but the Wee is more suited to my riding style and habits. Now that I've had some miles under my belt, I sit on my best friend's Ninja 650 and think "Wouldn't your legs cramp up on this thing?"

    I had my barber ask "Aren't you cold on that?" It was only in the mid 50s F that day. I just smiled and said "Not too bad."
  9. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    I stopped at an auto parts store today and a guy walked up to me and told me "nice bike" and started to talk to me. He asked the normal questions like what type of bike is it etc.
    He then proceeded to inform me that my type of bike is a sportbike and is really fast (subjective). I tried to explain to him my bike was a street bike unlike the cbr parked directly in front of me.
    He then went on to inform me "the bike only handles well when accelerating"
    And when I told him that my bike is built for street use and does just fine at low speed he responded "well everything handles well in a straight line" :huh
    I try my best to be nice and I enjoy talking and explaining motorcycling but at the point I just shut up and walked away
  10. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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    A friends uncle told me that his 800lbs Harley handles turns better than my 380 lbs supermoto. He explained that he can lean it further then I ever can. I didn't complain, the guy was letting me stay at his house for free lol.
  11. bbagwell

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    I was riding my TW200 and stopped at an auto parts store. The parts guy asked me if it was a TW250. I told him no it is a TW200. He told me that he ridden a TW250 in the Team Oregon class. I didn't feel like arguing with them that a TW250 doesn't exist.

    Another time at a gas station also on the TW the attendant asked if it was a 400. I said no it is only a 200. He looked at how small the engine is and said he should have looked closer before opening his mouth :D.

    My goofy little TW200 does seem to get a lot of attention.
  12. Madrox

    Madrox Like a bat out of hell

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    Holy shit, someone younger than me on a BMW!
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    In 2011, at the BMW MOA Rally, a young lady by the name of Stephanie received the award for the youngest rider in attendance -- 16 YOA. This year, now 17 or 18, she rode her 650GS up to Deadhorse AK and back, along with her father.
  14. The Roadie

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    "How does your ass feel!?" *as they stroke the seat....* Valid question I guess, given I ride on the back of my boyfriends supermoto, and we take 1000+mile trips.. (They don't realize he is stuck in the front at the 6" wide part) :eek1

    But the more I get asked this, the more I am just gonna say "Just fine, thanks. Hop on the back honey." :evil That's how it should be, am I right?
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    I might have run into them. I met a father/daughter on the Glenn stopping for breakfast. He was on a GS 1200. Small world.
  16. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharteâ„¢

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    I ran into a couple from Montreal on their way to LA via Vancouver a few years ago. They were on a Hayabusa. I met them in Thunder Bay, so they already had over 1000 miles in. They were looking for a pillow for her to sit on. :clap
  17. c3eh

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    That is pretty young, shes done more riding than me I'll say that, I have yet to do an extensive tour
    hopefully this summer

    and I was really referring to on this forum or even this particular thread
  18. assquatch20

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    22 on a /5, myself. Wish I could afford to pound that kinda ground at my age, but someday.

    No remarks out on the /5 yet as I haven't rode it much, but a fellow practically hit me last year on the NC/VA line when I was taking a break. Wanted to buy my CB-1.

    Nothing stupid about it, though. I was actually stoked to have someone recognize the bike, decals covered with a tankbag and everything.
  19. kerhonky

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    Good start. There are so many possibilities.

    "You tell me," as you turn around and stick out your butt.

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    Hey! That's MY pickup line! :lol3