Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. WillyK57

    WillyK57 the only way I know how.

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    I thought everyone was joking when they said that that people ask about wheelying. I was coming out of a restaurant tonight and had been parked next to 4 HDs. As i was gearing up,

    the HD riders: "you wheely that pretty easy, don't you?" (looking over my DRZ400s)
    me: "no, i try to keep two wheels on the ground, it handles better."
    DH rider: "I would be wheelying all the time."

    then we had a reasonable conversation.
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  2. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Shoulda Told Him YUP!

    as for the FYYFF decal, I was having a cup of Coffee sitting outside a corner cafe in Aspen and had my 950Adventure parked and two couples walked by. One of the guys saw the sticker and started laughing. I asked him if he knew what it meant and he looked at me and grinned. I get the best reactions from people with that sticker
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  3. spawn50

    spawn50 Been here awhile

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    I wear leathers year round. Love it in the summer when it's 100 deg. F and get asked this question all the time.

    Are you hot?

    Only when stopped is my reply.
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  4. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    As a n00b here, I have to ask:

    Just what is FYYFF? Is it F*** you, you f***ing f***? Between that and the "salute," this sure is a classy place! :lol3
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  5. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :nod You naled it. ADV only attracts the finest people. :lol3
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  6. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    And we tend to go ahead and spell it out here:D
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  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    :nono Down in the basement yes. This is the family friendly section. :lol3
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  8. Digger Deep

    Digger Deep Keep 'er Lit

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    I'm putting on my lid and someone asks 'where are you going'.

    Being the polite chap :D that I am I tell them.

    Then 50% of the time they say ''what, on that moto'?''.

    I said to one guy

    ''Nope, going the first 3 kms on the bike then gonna walk the next 200..........''.

    He didnt see the funny side of that.
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  9. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    On a similar note I am frequently asked....."You rode all the way here from Vermont?" which is often followed by "why?" or "what country is Vermont in?"
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  10. Jeff49783

    Jeff49783 Private ASEL

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    When I was in Cali and ATGATT:

    Man at gas station with a crappy smirk, laughing to himself at my gear, "Why do you wear that hot suit?"

    Me, "So when you are talking on your phone and eating a cheeseburger with your head up your a** and you hit me, I MIGHT come away OK."

    He promptly changed his attitude and departed.

    I usually have good luck talking with nice folks while traveling solo.

    J
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  11. je2000

    je2000 Adventurer

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    Very very old lady, coming out of a gas station convenience store...

    "I've never seen a bicycle like that before, what kind is it?"

    I know it's a 250 dual sport...but jeez!!!
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  12. je2000

    je2000 Adventurer

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    Dude, I am saving that description...that is priceless. Hideous figment indeed!!!
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  13. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    On the KLR: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

    On the Suzuki: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

    On the Concours: "Do you ever wash that thing?"

    On the Gold Wing: "What kinda bike is that?" Followed by "You don't wash that very often, do you?"




    :poser
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  14. mikem9

    mikem9 Wanderer

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    I don't care how stupid the questions are if the person is trying to be nice and trying to strike up a conversation. I kinda enjoy meeting strangers on the road. Although there are some funny questions. "Does all that stuff really help if you crash?"
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  15. Blak Rawb

    Blak Rawb Road Warrior

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    I will occasionally get
    "is that thing street legal" with blinkers and plate in plain sight.

    "is that all the gas you burned" clear clarke tank tells me yes.

    "that things a heavy drz it cant make it back there with the other MX bikes huh?" watch me.
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  16. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  17. cruceno

    cruceno Habitual Line Crosser

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    I was working on the bike in my garage, when some knuckledraggers that were repaving my street walked by. "Nice bike..." yada yada. I've got a Katana 600, not the fanciest bike on the street, but its brand new so it looks nice...I'll give him that one. Then one of them goes "I've got a 'Busa, its fast, and I be poppin wheelies on it an' shit...how 'boutchu lemme buy yours"

    What did you crash yours? Do you have one at all? Did you SEE a for sale sign? What do you want with my bike if you really have a Hyabusa? How exactly do you reason with stupid...

    I get something along those lines pretty regularly here in New Orleans. Wannabe's and posers.

    On the other hand, I have met some nice people (as well as douches) at gas stations before.
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  18. VFR_firefly

    VFR_firefly Buh Bye!

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    Stupid questions asked when stopped:

    Do you know how fast you were going????

    (wrong thread?)
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  19. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    This just happened today, but it has happened before too, and I bet I'm not the only one.

    I'm in the parking lot standing next to my bike, wearing my riding jacket and taking my helmet off the seat to put it on. The person walking by asks:

    "Is that bike yours?"
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  20. flak

    flak Long timer

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    BubbaZanetti - "annoying shit people say to you at the gas station"

    Knave - "I don't have that problem when I'm on the KLR, people just look away in horror"

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    that thread could have ended after the first reply, classic :D