Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    What do you guys do to annoy the Harley riders? I've never had a Harley rider ever say anything to me remotely resembling an insult. Lots of them just come up to chat bikes, a few of them will ask what kind of bike it is, or where I'm riding from.

    I even had a Harley rider invite me to a biker campout, though that was a couple of years ago. I didn't go, but the next day I passed by the place and wished I had. It looked like it could have been a fun time.

    [edit] Come to think of it... the only time I recall another rider putting down my bike was a GS rider. we were talking bikes and he kept mentiopning how he'd never ride a chain-driven bike. Too much maintenance, you have to replace it all the time, blah blah blah. He finished by adding, "Wait until you ride a shaft drive, you won't go back." I don't think he understand irony very well. He also felt it necessary to point out that the V-Strom didn't have very much ground clearance and that it didn't look like it'd handle a drop very well.

    Jamie
  2. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Similar here, I've had quite a few people ask about what kind of bike mine is, and start talking about how they have/had or their friend/family member have/had a similar bike and how awesome they are.

    Granted, sometimes I'm on a schedule and trying to get somewhere, but I usually don't mind starting a conversation. Whats a few minutes out of my day?

    Now I have to say its funny the few times someone has asked what kind of bike it is (having not seen it), and one friend in particular will jump right on out and say "Heck no, it ain't one of those obnoxious crotch rockets, its a real bike!" :lol3
  3. Northwoods Yeti

    Northwoods Yeti Almost house broken

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    I ride a 2000' Triumph Tiger and once I had an intoxicated woman come up to me and asked, "Why does a big guy like you ride one of those little Rocket Crotches."

    I wish I was making this up because the owner of the bar/grill I was at also sponsored my dart team [not much to do here in the north woods in January]. A few months later when our dart shirts arrived, I was dismayed when I read what I thought would be my name on the front, it was emblazoned with
    :eek1 " Rocket Crotch " . Oh well I had more then a few jokes at my expense from that one.:lol3
  4. Scotty J

    Scotty J Obedient Consumer

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    You have a 2000 foot Triumph Tiger? I knew those things were big, but DAMN!
  5. Draechon

    Draechon Long timer

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    A lot of you guys with the bigger adventure bikes sound like douchebags when people are not knowledgeable about your bikes :huh . In the Charleston area, there aren't many DS riders, or places to do so, so it's pretty rare to see a KTM, BMW, or any DS besides the V-Stroms, KLRs, DRs, and other Jap bikes. I've been riding for 7 years, and the non-Jap DS riders seem to be the biggest pricks on or off the road.

    I usually do get waves from Harley and any other riders on the road, except chopper guys and KTM/BMW/Ulysses riders. :fyyff

    (moderators, I promise this isn't flame-bait or trolling, just an opinion/observation)
  6. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    "No, just holding it up for someone else..."
    "No, someone abandoned it here and I felt bad for it..."
    "No, my invisible friend here does. Let me introduce you to him..."

    Here's your sign! :rofl
  7. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Tell 'em "Nope, I wear all this stuff because of all the idiots that drive cars..." Here's your sign... :lol3
  8. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I think I now need some ADV stickers... :clap
  9. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    I think most of the "Harley people" with the insults are only riding Harley tee shirts. Remember they sell them at WalMart and everywhere else in the free and not so free world. Ya don't gotta own one to wear the tee.

    Don't even get me started on some BMW stories, my brother rides and drives BMWs - says the drivers are fun and nuts, the bikers are anal and no fun...
  10. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    You just don't realize they're better than you. Just ask them, they're a legend in their own mind! :lol3
  11. Strawman

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    Stopped at a Quiznos on the Dr.Z to have lunch with the wife.

    I run a Hero Go Pro at all times on my lid

    A kid holding one of those Quiznos signs on the sidewalk:

    Kid: Hey, what's that camera for?

    Me: Taking pictures

    Kid: Oh, I thought so

    Me: Hey, do you work at Quiznos?

    Kid: Yeah

    Me: Oh, I thought so

    /awkward moment
  12. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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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.

    I think I now need some ADV stickers...


    Hmmm... and all this time, I thought the "D" was short for "diseased.":rofl
  13. xcgates

    xcgates Whaaa?

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    Can't speak to BMW riders, but I've been around a BMW car club when done with the track for the day, and oh my, they were having fun! :lol3

    And the crap they pull, even stone sober would make you think they escaped from a padded room.:wink:

    ::EDIT::
    Though on a serious yet funny point, I was eating lunch with the people who brought Woodstock (the BMW car, anybody familiar with it? The crazy paint job?), and they talked about one time they had run into trouble, and had borrowed an engine from one person, and a trailer from someone the next state over, all so they could run either a track day or a race, can't remember that well anymore. It was just hilarious at the time.
  14. kerhonky

    kerhonky Adventure Poser

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    :photog :poser :jack

    THAT is fucking hilarious!
  15. motoreiter

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    hmmm, I'm a BMW rider and have always found that BMW drivers are the biggest jerks on the road--no regard at all for other drivers, much less bikers, always ready to cut you off or pull out right in front of you. I can't really call them "fun and nuts", just :asshat
  16. Land

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    I wave at other riders, whatever I'm riding and whatever they're riding. The overwhelming majority of them wave back. :wave Some of them don't. :dunno I try not to let the non-wavers harsh my mellow.:lol3 I figure that they have their reasons.:dunno If I don't wave (which is very, very rare), it's probably because I think I should be using/need both hands to control the bike at that moment, or I've waved at the group of bikes already.:ricky

    I assume that most people are not familiar with DS/adventure-type bikes. No biggie. It is a relatively small market segment in motorcycling, which itself is an activity in which most people don't participate. I'm usually happy to chat if they want to chat, about bikes or some other subject. There are a whole lotta subjects - in and out of motorcycling -- about which I don't know a lot, but I'm always happy to learn.:dunno

    Sorry for the thread hijack. We should get back to talking about the stupid questions people ask.:lol3

    All the best,
    Chris
  17. Scotty J

    Scotty J Obedient Consumer

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    True at one time, but not so much anymore... Audi drivers are taking over.
  18. over_come

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    God bless BMW riders. It was one of "those people" who introduced me to this website.
  19. DAKEZ

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    For the most part this has NOT been my experience. I have owned 5 BMW's and have gone to State and National Gatherings. Rally or not I have found the vast majority of BMW riders to be kind, friendly and outgoing.

    To the ones that are not... I am not afraid to tell them that they are "condescending pricks." That really gets their panties in a bunch.

    At a National gathering in Redmond, OR in 2001 (+/-?) I encountered one such individual. I let him know what I thought of him.

    The next day I was walking through the vendors and He saw me coming and began to loudly snivel to his buddies about what I had told him the day before.

    I think he was hoping for some back-up and unity from his peers. Instead what he got from his buddies was: "Maybe if you stopped being such a sanctimonious ass people would like you a little." Then they smiled at me.

    A half hour later I saw the asshat packing up to leave. :lol3

    It is not always what they ride. Idiots is idiots. :1drink
  20. dcwn.45

    dcwn.45 Frozen Rider

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    I think peoplewho go to rallys or other "events" are probably more friendly and outgoing, otherwise, why would they go to it?