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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
Loud pipes may or may not save lives, but fuck...getting rear ended? Are we driving by sonar now?
I wish, many drivers are just passengers behind the wheel.
Now that's classic!
I hesitate to post this. In fact, I didn't even know if I should laugh or not.
I just hit up a great little German restaurant. There was a guy busing tables that was mentally retarded. My guess is Downs Syndrome, but I don't know for sure. I was seated right at the front of the restaurant, which is all windows. He kept walking up to the windows and looking at my Husky TR650 parked outside.
After about 10 trips to the window, he finally points at me and says, very loudly, "That guy rides a dirt bike on the road! You don't need a license to drive a dirt bike! I'm gonna get me a dirt bike!" (Say that in your best Downs Syndrome voice) Then he heads for the door.
At this point, it is clear to me that he's heading for the bike. I know this can't end well, so I stop shoving my face with schnitzel and get up to follow. I'm about halfway to the door when a 5ft tall woman with 5ft long boobs goes running by my, almost knocking me down. She exits the restaurant, and manages to grab the guy by the back of the shirt just as he gets within arms reach of the bike.
She restrains him. I immediately go back to my schnitzel. Some words were exchanged between the two of them, and they both come back into the restaurant like nothing ever happened. He goes in back, she disappears.
A few minutes later, she comes out to refill my tea, like nothing ever happened. It seems that she thought I was oblivious to the whole situation.
We might as well be with so many manufacturers pushing active cruise control, lane departure warnings, automatic obstruction detection and braking, et al. They seem to be doing all they can to prevent anyone from feeling obligated to pay attention.
If Momma acts like it didn't happen, it didn't happen.
At least he liked the bike, gotta appreciate his enthusiasm
Not so much a stupid question, but out of the mouths of babes...
On describing my new (and not yet picked up) red, white, and ugly CBR250R to my 12YO, he said "mom, that sounds dumb. It's going to look like Captain America. And we live in Germany. Duh."
I pretty much lost it. I pick up "Captain America" tonight.
Got asked if I thought it was ok to pass stopped traffic at the end of a merge lane. (Left lane was ending on the highway going from 4 lanes to three) I said yes, I was still in a lane. I came all the way down that lane and a bout a car length before the lane ended, a car was stopped trying to move right leaving close to ten lengths in front of it.
He asked how long I have been riding. And checked to see if I had a permit/ license.
He knocked on my helmet and told me to be safe.
Crazy a cop even came after me. He was sitting in the breakdown lane to the far right.
I would still do it again rather than waiting on grandma to merge in crawling traffic. An ending lane is still a lane.
I was on my way to work after a doctors appointment and stop at a gas station. It is around 11:00 a.m. and about 90 degrees. I have on jeans, over the ankle work boots, 3/4 riding jacket (all the vents open) vented gloves and a full face helmet. I ride by the window, park the bike and go inside. Because I was in a hurry I left my riding jacket on and only unzipped it.
The lady behind the counter, who saw me ride up, says " it must have been cold where ever you came from"
I would have gotten second thoughts about the schnitzel
Oh no, never. The schnitzel is amazing.
Good schnitzel is really hard to find around here. Yum.
The answer is "world bike." Red, white, blue flags are far more common than schwarz-rot-gold
But in Germany they would hold it for a Russian bike, or Serbian, or whatever eastern...
I'm in the only fuel station somewhere west of the Back of Bork Nevada topping of my GS & a couple in a Lexus w/California tags pull in behind me. He gets out & asks, "they has gas here?" The sweet britches gets out & asks, "do they have Latte here?"
He looks at my Virginia tags & says, "you aren't from around ere are you?" Candy Pants walks over & asks, "Did you ride all the way here on that?"
I nod & say "no I had it brought here by my staff!"
"Oh wow", they both said at the same time, "are they coming back for it?"
I ride away very quickly!
just had someone stop me to ask "what's that ADV sticker mean?"
course, I didnt mind too much...that's why I got the sticker.