Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Roflmao!

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  2. smilin'Ed

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  3. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    My son just reminded me...
    There are no stupid questions.


















    Only stupid people :)

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  4. Hesaid

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    Hell, I took longer than that to go ~10 miles yesterday. And that was after the first 20 miles just to get to the point where I decided where I wanted to ride. Of course, I did stop. Once to adjust my glove, and again when another biker flagged me down to let me know that coming up the single lane road I was going down, was an oversize load (which was pretty cool, thanks man, if you're out there...).

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  5. filmfan

    filmfan Long timer

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    30 miles is barely a decent bicycle ride.
  6. DaLunk

    DaLunk Buster wants to fish.

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    Let's be fair. It may well be 30 miles between manly bars. Can't be stopping at any stinkin' "fern bars" on a Harley. A real biker is willing to go the distance for a Miller Lite.
  7. Offcenter

    Offcenter On The Road Again!

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    Sheesh! I rode more than 30 miles this afternoon on my Honda 90! :rofl
  8. GreyThumper

    GreyThumper Been here awhile

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    Someone was bewildered at how the wheel stayed on. Showed him the other side.

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    In general though, a lot of people I meet at gas stations tend to be amazed at a single-sided swingarm (and/or shaft drive). They're fairly rare around these parts.

    And I've hardly ever been asked a truly stupid question. If you meet someone with an unfamiliar hobby and decide to start a conversation about it, you're bound to seem uninformed, that's all it is.
  9. ElJefeATX

    ElJefeATX Morally correct

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    Him: "You don't mind riding in this kind of rain?"

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  10. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    That's 30 miles more than I rode yesterday.

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  11. CSI

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    What Kind of Harley is that?


    Um.....the Goldwing kind of Harley....
  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Fixed it, and in all fairness THAT would be an accomplishment for a Hardley rider in my neck of the woods.
  13. Jim Moore

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    This is the exact kind of stupid-ass comment that makes me wonder what is wrong with some of you people. I mean, why not say, "Yeah, it kinda sucks, but I have these Froggs Toggs, they keep me pretty dry. My boots and glove sare waterproof, so that's not so bad either. I don't do it for fun, but if I gotta get somewhere it's nto that big of a deal." Friendly, informative, and non-douche-errific.
  14. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I think there are some keyboard jockeys on here reciting the smartass comments they wish they'd had the balls to say, not what they actually said. You never know though - there are some :asshat's out there
  15. yourMom

    yourMom Adventurer

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    You guys want a stupid question right here?

    Where is a place for newbies here where I can allow myself to be a girl and ask dumb questions? :3

    Or who wants to tell me the basic stuff about motorcycles ?

    Little girl is hungry! :sweeti
  16. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Prolly better to start a thread of your own. "Hi. I'm new, looking to get a bike ..." Something like that.
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Know your audience, it is that simple. In the case you quoted, he gave a perfectly normal and legit response that would have been accepted as being nice at my place of work. Now say it to a 90yo lady at the grocery store and you might be a dick.

    However, I have to ask, why read this thread if you don't like the responses? That's like going to Toxic Britney and calling all the posters idiots because you only like checking out grannies.


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  18. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Some of the responses are funny. Some of the stories are interesting. What I don't get is people who think it's funny to act like a dick to a total stranger, especially one who shows an interest in motorcycles. I am always happy talk to someone about bikes.
  19. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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    I think some of the responses to so-called "stupid questions" sound like we're jerks because we're responding to how the question is asked of us.

    "What type of bike is that?" is an innocuous question, and usually answered politely.

    "What type of fucking bike is that?" asked by a burly gay Harley-Davidson rider carries an entirely different context, and deserves whatever level of smartassness we can generate.

    I get a lot of uninformed questions, but rarely do I get stupid questions. And an uninformed question is actually the reason questions were invented: to find out something. I have no problem with most questions.

    And, of course, I can never remember the really snarky responses while I'm standing there. I'm usually 10 miles down the road when I think, "Oh, I should have said ___________." :D
  20. SilkMoneyLove

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    Get out of here with your reasonableness!

    :-)

    I actually have to remind myself not to bore regular people as I could talk bikes all day.