Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    Good to meet ya. I'm Az. I'm the guy that owns a Harley and a KTM.

    :evil

    Now you can't say that anymore.

    Az
  2. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Out for a ride?

    Nope, pushed it here just to hang out... here's your sign. :lol3
  3. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner (Negativus Supersonicus)

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    Pulling up at lights, gas stations, etc. - I guess because I'm only 5'4, 115 pds, and female.

    "Do you ride that thing?"

    I usually just look at them, or say, "Yea - why not?"

    Perhaps I should come up with something snappier, like....

    "No - I just push it around, so I can sit on it at stoplights." :evil
  4. duck

    duck Banned

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    I was riding up 395 in CA on a K100RS4V. I saw a chromed cruiser up ahead so I wicked it up a bit to pass him - just for kicks.

    I stopped to get gas about 5 miles later. A little while later he pulls in to the same gas station and pulls up to another pump. "What kind of exhaust does your bike have? I couldn't even hear you when you passed me." :lol3

    I had no clue how to respond.
  5. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    C'mon. You were in yellowpine. Its thirty miles of dirt to the nearest paved road. Did you expect an intelligent question?
  6. Beach40

    Beach40 Banned

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    I've lost count of the amount of times I've had variations on this conversation whenever I take my Scrambler for a spin:

    "Thats a great restoration/I've never seen a bike restored like that before, what model is it?"

    "2007".

    "Is that when you restored it, how long did it take?"

    "As long as it took me to get to the dealer and handover a cheque".

    I usually wait a few seconds for the look of confusion to sit for a while and then tell them I bought it new in 2007.

    A few seconds later the penny usually drops.

    Then theres the inevitable - "I didnt know you could get Triumphs again. Who makes them?"

    "Triumph"

    "Japanese immitation is it?"

    "No, its made by Triumph. Their factory is in Hinkley, England."

    "Who owns them?"

    :baldy

    At this point I usually make my excuses and take my leave.

    Every now and then I do get into a chat with someone who had an original Bonnie or Tiger etc, so I quite happily let them sit on the Scrambler and chat about bikes in the days before waterproof electrics and brakes that worked.
  7. VFR_firefly

    VFR_firefly Buh Bye!

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    :earWHAT????:ear!!!!!

    Speak up sonny -I used to have a bike with a loud exhaust and now my hearing is totally ruined. You are going to have to talk louder as I can't hear a word you are saying.
  8. g-bike

    g-bike beerdrinkin'fuckaholic

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    A few years back I was teaching high school automotive. On the way home from the school I was stopped at the light not far from the school. A school bus pulled up to the right of me in the turning lane. Kid sitting in the back of the bus hangs out and yells "BMW's Suck!". Raised my shield and replied, " Yep & so does your Mama, but I still ride her everyday too!" Whole bus full of kids were cracking up. Little did I know my new supervisor was sitting in his truck behind me. Next morning he mentioned that that wasn't very professional. After ten years there I changed jobs. Just didn't fit in I guess.
  9. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Thats a great way to start the mornin (LAUGHING!)
  10. danceswithcages

    danceswithcages Been here awhile

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    The comment that gets me is "That's a murdercycle!" or something similar. When someone tries to tell me how DANGEROUS my Bandit is, that one day I will die on her, I simply reply "well, my best friend died in a car crash, as did my Grandfather. I don't trust cars!"
    If they keep going on about it, I tell them I'd rather die on my bike, doing what I love, than driving in my car on the way to Safeway.
    So far all I get from those comments are blank stares.
  11. FJrider1

    FJrider1 Yoyodyne Propulsion Sys

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    How many people everyday (at work) ask if I rode in today (while I'm full ATGATT) "No, I just carry my helmet everywhere I go"

    Start's to rain during work, same people come in to office, "Uh, it's raining..." "yup"... one after another... Leave work while it's pouring, put laptop in topcase, get on glance at the windows... 10 people watching me in amazement so I wheely for the hell of it....

    One call's the house, my wife tells him it's a rainbike... and I'm taking the long way home. :clap
  12. gslacker

    gslacker Adventure Commuter

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    I pulled into a popular ride-destination mountain bar. A guy came up when I walked in and asked what kind of bike I was on and if I had tools. I told him I just have the standard tool kit under seat of my BMW but he was welcome to them. The nice Harley guy put his footpeg back on and bought me a beer. All started with a good question on his part.
  13. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    There are so many TYPES of questions. Some nice, some smart assed some incredibly stupid. I got asked by some smart assed kid what my ADV sticker meant today and used someone elses reply of "Antisocial, Disturbed and Violent and that it was court ordered" This kids eyes got big and then he just walked away while looking over his shoulder. Guy sittin on the bench was in tears laughing when I turned around. I just grinned and went in the store.
  14. gslacker

    gslacker Adventure Commuter

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    I use this with people who seem to have a sense of humor... Other wise I just say yes.
  15. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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  16. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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    O.K. I'm a noob here. I'm sure atgatt means geared up, but I've gotta ask what does it stand for?
  17. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    All The Gear, All The Time.
  18. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

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  19. Land

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    I stopped in at the little camp store on Mount Pisgah on the Blue Ridge Parkway Saturday and chatted with a guy who was sitting out front taking in the scene.

    He was on a Honda Shadow (a 600 cc or so bike). He said that when people ask him why he doesn't have a Harley, he says, "I can't afford all of them t-shirts!":lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :lol3

    All the best,
    Chris
  20. AlanCT

    AlanCT The Byronic Man

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    Brilliant!

    I haven't had a chance to use it yet, but the next time I'm asked by some moto-pirate why I don't have a Harley, I plan to say "the indian and construction worker just called - they say you all have a gig tonight."