Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Chad_NC

    Chad_NC Long timer

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    Since none of us except one were there, we can only read the text and not hear the tone that says what she really meant. When I had my VFR I got a bunch of compliments. With my KLR people liked my "dirt bike". With all three Uly's people just looked at me like "what the hell is that". The V-Strom people said was ugly. I still like my Buell the best.


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  2. farqhuar

    farqhuar Human guinea pig

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    I disagree that you needed to be there, this is basic human psychology 101.
  3. SilkMoneyLove

    SilkMoneyLove Long timer

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    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. :-)
  4. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I bet all your days are filled with drama. :norton
  5. DGraham

    DGraham Been here awhile

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    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
  6. double_entendre

    double_entendre Ticking away the....

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    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
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  8. RAD3766

    RAD3766 0ld n00b

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    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
  9. jfman

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    Why is there a neutral between every gear? :rofl
  10. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    We saw more Guzzis on Stelvio than anywhere else! Bunches of them. I think they are made by Moto...

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  11. mountaincadre

    mountaincadre Been here awhile

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    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
  12. Meromorph

    Meromorph Expat Brit in TN.

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  13. Marius356

    Marius356 back on Africa Twin!

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    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
  14. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    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?


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  15. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    LOL - risk analysis!
  16. kbuckey

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    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.
  17. Handy

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    So a KLR doesn't outweigh you?
    How big a boy are ya anyway?
  18. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    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.
  19. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Dang- I was hoping after the "Did you ride here?" and "No, we teleported from Venus!" exchange you'd have more comedy gold.


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  20. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    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.