Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,988
    Location:
    Melbun, Oztralia
    I disagree that you needed to be there, this is basic human psychology 101.
  2. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,861
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    + 1

    Some people don't have the same social skills. Blurting out statements like "I ride a Harley" might be from excitement or just the way their brain makes connections. No need to be down on it.
    Or...think of this scenario, she could have been in the car with family/in laws and was just dying to start up a convo with another rider to get a moment of mental peace. :-)
  3. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    9,479
    Location:
    Living in a van down by the Chemainus River.
    I bet all your days are filled with drama. :norton
  4. DGraham

    DGraham Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    366
    Location:
    Plymouth, MI
    Or maybe she was saying "Here I just spent an ass ton of money and you're still having more fun than me. I feel ripped off, pathetic, and jealous of you. Now do me"
    :evil
  5. double_entendre

    double_entendre Ticking away the....

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Oddometer:
    5,618
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    I still chuckle when I hit the starter or blip the throttle on my new I me GSA and feel the bike crank to the side.

    For a guy raised on metrics, it's pretty damned funny, but I love it.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled Harley-BMW sniping. :evil
  6. Patch

    Patch Long timer

    Joined:
    May 4, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,595
    Location:
    Southwestern New England
    +1
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jE4fJnM2ed4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  7. RAD3766

    RAD3766 0ld n00b

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    59
    Location:
    Sugar Land, Tx. / NY harbor
    Out and about on the Stelvio......
    "Um, nice bike..... " (long pause, usually accomponied by some head scratching) Oh, its a Moto Guzzi, hey cool....." more long pause.....
    "Erm.... who makes those?" :ear

    It just never grows old. :lol3
  8. jfman

    jfman Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,477
    Location:
    Montreal (traveling Americas June '17 to May '18)
    Why is there a neutral between every gear? :rofl
  9. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    5,510
    Location:
    Detroit mostly
    We saw more Guzzis on Stelvio than anywhere else! Bunches of them. I think they are made by Moto...

    :wink:
  10. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2012
    Oddometer:
    680
    Location:
    Mid Calder,Scotland
    Quite right , everyone and there cross dressing brother knows that Katyms are oh so much better.
    Eh I don't actually have a cross dressing brother, its my father:eek1
  11. Meromorph

    Meromorph Expat Brit in TN.

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    142
    Location:
    White House, TN
    :rofl
  12. Marius356

    Marius356 back on Africa Twin!

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2010
    Oddometer:
    94
    Location:
    HAMBURG (Germany)
    You Sir are hilarious.

    This is one of the posts that actually made me lol. Luckily I haven't been to a public place while reading it :lol3

    From now on - and for the rest of the entire work-week - I will carry the image of a KLR-rider wearing fancy enduro-gear rounding up pedestrians in a busy downtown shopping area in my head. Priceless.

    Nonetheless German Police relies on horses to round up soccer fans. Maybe that will change if someone finds out that 250 Kawasakis are cheaper to maintain:deal
  13. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,446
    Location:
    Lewiston, Idaho
    I wouldn't want to piss off a horse. Bite on one end, kick on the other, and they outweigh me. A KLR, though, what's it going to do? Go 'meep-meep' with it's little horn?


    1911fan
  14. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Oddometer:
    10,735
    LOL - risk analysis!
  15. kbuckey

    kbuckey Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,189
    Location:
    Lookout Mountain - above Golden, CO
    Funny. When I was riding my horse, whether street or dirt, the motorcyclists always slowed and were careful when passing. My horse, Reno, was always fine with them. I think he heard them soon enough and wasn't surprised. On narrow trails he let them pass very closely without much concern. (Even let KLRs by)

    Now the idiots (not all mountain bike riders are idiots, just dealing with the idiots here) on mountain bikes who came ripping down hill with out a sound or a warning were really risking injuring me (I'd hate to be part of a horse/rider roll over down the mountain side) and themselves (I suspect they wouldn't want to be sent flying down the side of the mountain with the aid of a little kick by an 800 pound horse). We had several close calls. The ones that gave a warning, I'd just stop Reno and we'd wait for their passage without any incident.
  16. Handy

    Handy Sunburnt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,667
    Location:
    The great state of Idaho
    So a KLR doesn't outweigh you?
    How big a boy are ya anyway?
  17. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    5,510
    Location:
    Detroit mostly
    The horse. The KLR does not outweigh the horse. Even with a milk crate. BTW - if I put a beer crate on my F, does that make it a German KLR? lol

    All of the stupid questions I got this weekend were weather-related. Nothing new there.
  18. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,446
    Location:
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Dang- I was hoping after the "Did you ride here?" and "No, we teleported from Venus!" exchange you'd have more comedy gold.


    1911fan
  19. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Oddometer:
    5,510
    Location:
    Detroit mostly
    I was tired, it was England, and most of the people weren't really stupid, just scared or kind of mean. I've come to the conclusion that even at a whopping 130# soaking wet, I must look pretty intimidating fully geared up with a GoPro on my helmet. People in England seemed to get skittish even when I was carrying my helmet. In Germany, a fully geared rider is welcomed as a sign that cash is about to start flowing.

    Ok, one gas station guy did ask me about the cam - I told him that he should smile for me so that pic turned out good.
  20. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4,154
    Location:
    Province of Quebec!
    The perfect answer would be "No, we teleported from Uranus"