Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Flyinace1

    Flyinace1 Been here awhile

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    Here's a twist on your common "You rode in this weather?!?"

    I work in the mountains and over the weekend it was near freezing (which is very cold here in so cal) and rainy.

    I pulled up to the front gate in my fiance's car and the girl who usually works at the front gate asked, "HEY! Where is your bike?" :huh
    Me: At home
    Girl: Go get it!
    Me: umm...
    Girl: You need to turn around and come back with your bike
    Me: Nope :D Possibly icy roads when I leave work, I'm good
    She laughed (she was enjoying the entire exchange) and let me in

    All my coworkers have come to expect me to ride to work, no matter what and I haven't even been there a year yet. :clap
  2. FJ Fun

    FJ Fun Grouchy Old Squid

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    :D
    I need to remember that one.
  3. jnclem

    jnclem True Airhead

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    Not stopped, but today I was riding in a neighboring town. Just back roads and pretty low speeds, so I wasn't wearing earplugs. But I'm on a busy four lane surface street with cars all around. I'm going through an intersection and hear some guy yelling a question at me. I think he may have been hanging out the window of a van that was a car behind me and in the next lane over - not really sure. I think he was saying WHAT IS THAT!!? Maybe he was asking what kind of bike I was on? Not really sure. I'm in a full face helmet in moving traffic. I just ignored him. People are odd.
  4. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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    So I do a fly and ride to Colorado Springs from Illinois to buy a KTM 950, this past Easter weekend. I have a friend farther west in Co. I wanted to see too so I left Springs and rode over Walcott Pass Thru Breckenridge, Hit the Interstate and stopped in Vail for a warm up cup of coffee. So here I am, I have owned my first KTM for what? 200 miles? Still geared up enjoying a nice cup of coffee out of the wind on the sunny side of the C-store.
    Older guy pulls in, in a Pickup heads for the Store, Sees the Great Pumpkin and swerves right over.

    "Wow man nice bike."

    Thanks

    Looks Right at the "KTM" and said, "KTM, who makes that?"

    Aaaaaa KTM makes it.

    " Oh,..... My HD hates me".

    Why does your HD hate you?

    "Well moved up here from Fl. 6 months ago and ain't been on it since. Too cold." (Was a Balmy 38 in Vail right then.)

    Oh

    "Who makes that?"

    Its made by Buell in Austria.

    "oh, so its a V twin then?"

    Yes.

    "fire it up I'd like to hear it"

    Ok..... VRoom Vroom Vroom

    "Wow that's got a real nice thump to it!"

    Yeah It does ok.

    "Well its to cold out here for me, you be careful."

    Ok man you too....


    :lol3
  5. Arte

    Arte Pata de Perro

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    This one still makes me laugh when I recall it:

    we were some 6 riders for a week trip, all KLR's with panniers and top cases, one of the bike has a electric problem as we are entering Tampico city. So we pull over and right there in the sidewalk is a guy selling watermelons, so he is staring at all of us. little bit later, he approaches to one of us, and ask:

    - do you guys are selling bibles?

    What? why you ask that?

    - those "suitcases" you are carrying on the bikes.... looks to me like full of book bibles...

    :lol3



    I got another question that was made by son when he was 8 or 7 yrs old. but will post it later.
  6. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    :jack
    That's a real good one.
    The combo bibles and watermelons is funny too. :wink:
    Reality, can't beat it.
  7. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Took the princess into the TÜV to get inpected and get my plate validated for another two years.

    "Isn't it a little late in the year for a bike inspection? We were wondering what would show up. And at 0800, What are you, nuts?"

    It is actually something in Germany to be a full-year rider, because you can get a nice discount on registration and insurance if you skip winter. So first, you're an idiot for being out there in the cold, then you're an idiot for paying extra for the privilege.
  8. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    Sind Sie nicht ganz dicht? :loco

    Amis... :rolleyes
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  9. Spina

    Spina wannabe motorcyclist

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    Yes, but you can be proud of yourself! Winter in Germany seems hard! If we were to choose the most comfortable way to move we would go by car, instead of putting on gear, endure cold or hot and so on...

    Anyway:

    the other day I was getting out of the gym. I try to ride with as much gear as possible ( I don't want to start an ATGATT argument, this is just me ), so I was getting on my riding pants.
    A guy there asked me "Are you not used to ride the bike yet?" ( I ride since february or march I think ) "Why?" "You're using all that protection...". And I tried to explain my point of view...
    Like if protective gear would only be for newbies...

    I'm getting used to stares but sometimes I feel a little discomfort from being stared at, like I'm crazy...I even had someone laugh at me :|
    Here in Italy there aren't much people receptive about the safety matter for motorcycle riding...
  10. damurph

    damurph Cold Adventurer

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    I was in a heavy equipment repair shop yesterday when one of the mechanics stated that it was too cold to be on a motorcycle.
    I asked him if tractors only broke down in his nice warm garage or does he have to put on warm clothes some days to be outside.
  11. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Die BMW Fahrer sind am meistens nicht genau senkrecht...
  12. veriest1

    veriest1 Grand NOOBlet

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    A metric hardly rider at work asked if I was crazy this morning (it's only 43F here). I told him no and he asked how many layers I had.

    I reply long johns, long sleeve base layer shirt, and heated jacket.

    He replies that'll do as he proceeds to write crazy in the dew on my seat.

    I don't get it. It was 27 a couple days ago. 43 ain't nuthin'. ;)

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  13. kbuckey

    kbuckey Been here awhile

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    Last week:

    Security guard at our building: "Gonna snow tomorrow, no more riding this year, eh?"

    Me: Well, no more riding for a couple of days.

    And the parking garage people sent out an e-mail "It's getting cold now, if you want to stop your parking pass for the winter here's the form."

    But I will be stopping my parking pass on January 31 - 'cause I'm retiring!
  14. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    I like to visit with people usually, but sometimes its tries your patience. I had several older guys ask me how fast that crotch rocket would go, I was riding my 650 Vstrom with TKC 80 tires, and I tried to point out the knobbies, and dirtbike appearance to no avail, they couldn't believe anyone would ride a crotch rocket. Now with GSA, they just stare at it, one guy said to his dad "Pa, you ever seen anything like that". :D D.
  15. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    Congratulations on retirement, what an awesome feeling at least for me it was to not have to step inside the same building I had worn a trail through most my working life. :clap. D.
  16. jeveretts

    jeveretts Foilhead Extraordinaire

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    Somewhere between Columbus GA, and Birmingham AL...

    Getting gas.
    Guy from other side of pump walks around..

    Guy: B---M--- W?
    Me: Yup!
    Guy: Is that a Mercedes Benz?

    Me: "blank stare"
  17. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    A guy walking out to his car with 3 other people " It's looks like it's a little chilly out for that" "Yes, but I'd still rather be riding than climbing into a minivan."
  18. MesaRunner

    MesaRunner n00b

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    Few months ago I was coming home from work and this 50 something year old dude points at my front tire and says, "I like that sprocket" meaning, the rotor. I was dumbfounded.:rofl

    Mostly what I get is nice sportster, then it goes on to me explaining it's not a Harley, to my bike fooling them, yada yada;:D
  19. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    Might not be a stupid question to some, but I often get asked, 'you ride that off-road'?

    I ride a x-challenge with knobbies and I'm usually geared up. :1drink
  20. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    Went to look at an R65 this weekend.

    "OMG, you really are a girl! I told my wife that a female messaged me about it and she didn't believe me. Can I go get her to prove it?"

    German men are so f*cking dumb.