Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. wyobohunter

    wyobohunter Been here awhile

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    I didn't miss that, just assumed... You know the rest ;-)
  2. gozirra

    gozirra Spam?

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    Gas stop this morning for a quick splash.


    "how do you keep that from falling over without pedals?"

    I figured it was a kid (turn around)
    nope nope nope nope

    Woman in her 40's. I said I didn't think pedals would help -

    "well isn't that how a bike stays up? the pedaling?"

    wow I guess so! (come on alu gas cap cover don't cross-thread on me now!) fire and leave.:lol3
  3. henshao

    henshao Bained

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    Are you waiting for the day someone gives you a "I eat Green Berets for breakfast," "Hasta la vista, baby," "If it bleeds, we can kill it?"

    Better yet, "I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle."
  4. Sp4rks

    Sp4rks Been here awhile

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    Don't know about him, but I'm waiting for that comment.
  5. BryonLewis

    BryonLewis Been here awhile

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    Can't blame him but a guy at a sports bar asked were I got the body kit for my b-king, thought the whole thing was aftermarket. He was quite confused about the indicators on the side of the tank and the stock exhausts.
  6. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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  7. PSYCHO II

    PSYCHO II Crusty Demon

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    Had another one today. Woman at cash register asks me "How long have you been riding"? I answer "That's a good question" and look at my watch and say "About 20 minutes"!
  8. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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  9. MotoTex

    MotoTex Miles of Smiles

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    +1

    I have mine wrapped around a wrench handle. Same with a little aluminum tape, a roll of electrical tape, zip ties, and a few other odds and ends.

    It does seem like I need them less and less, but when you do it sure is good to have it along.

    It seemed like a tongue in cheek comment, somewhat rooted in the old Harley rat-bike stereotype.

    [​IMG]

    Ride on.
  10. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    I have gotten the "That is a cool Kawaskai, never seen one like that." multiple times now. :clap
  11. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    If it is a good looking woman asking that last question, I'm okay with that.:lol3
  12. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Where is the stupid in this? I mean, other than your smart-ass answer.
  13. henshao

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    "If it bleeds, we can fill it." :D
  14. KG6BWS

    KG6BWS Been here awhile

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  15. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    Yep, I'm with you - not a stupid question, more like a stupid answer :fpalm
  16. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    I Feex!

    Sounds like the woman was interested in motorcycles, motorcyclists(:evil), learning how to ride, striking up a conversation, etc.

    Some people just don't do well in public. :lol3
  17. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    That's a mighty fine coat, mister:eek1
  18. Gonzoso

    Gonzoso Been here awhile

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    I was at the store today and some old guy came up and patted my helmet kind of firmly and said "Thank you for wearing that"

    My initial reaction when I saw a hand grabbing at my helmet was WTF WHO IS GRABBING MY SHIT

    I kept calm and then he told me how he'd be dead if he hadn't had his helmet on, and that he was in this horrific accident, and killed his neighbor and suffered brain damage, cracked his helmet open he said. He didn't elaborate on the story but the guy looked like he was in a bad wreck at some point.

    He also told me he crossed the country 9 times over his life. Cool guy.
  19. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    I do Find this To be pretty funny when It happens.

    I'm out On a week Alps Tour right now, and the funny looks we get when we remove our helmets are priceless. We Did photobomb a bunch of Swiss guys one time, told Them they were ugly and their picture would be better with ckicks in it.
  20. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    I'm still laughing over your "No, we teleported in from Venus" reply.

    Post up some pics, I'm jealous of the riding you have over there.


    1911fan