That was awkward. . .

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by r60man, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. westerlywinds

    westerlywinds Two Wheels-Ride it

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    Harley put downs ? I lived in Connecticut for a few years. There was The Red Dog Saloon in Newtown ? I could get there on a 40 mile loop or a 100 mile loop I lived in Guilford on the coast. Several times during the winters I had the only motorcycle in the parking the guys were still there in black and leather I parked my R/90 in front of the window.with a secret smile .Once I saw a show of real class there as I pulled into the lot this guy pulled out, black leather head band full biker drag and he was on a mo-ped! They could take his license but they couldn't keep him from riding !:clap
  2. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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  3. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Funny story related to that. Took our sons to Europe to ride about 10 years ago and flew out of Toronto, on the way back my eldest was driving a 2nd car with his fiancee and one brother, he got to the US border and presented his passport, the Immigration officer asked how long he had been in Canada and for what yada, yada, yada. Son told him, they he just flew back from Munich, and was heading home. Officer leafs through the passport and starts to question him more, he said why isn't there a German stamp on your passport? My son says there is, officer hands it to him and says "show me" he flips to the page with the "D" and says here it is, officer says, "you told me you were in Germany", that is a "D", son looks at him and says ever heard of Deutchland!!! Officer says "Oh" have a nice day.
  4. DSTEVENS

    DSTEVENS Been here awhile

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    I have found that the above has always worked for me, I am generally an over friendly person especially when I am riding. I have had a group of Harley guys ignore me or say what an ugly bike the GSA is, but that has only happened once. Every other time I have had good reactions with hard core Harley riders. I always park the GSA right up there with whatever brand of bikes are parked at locations. :D D.
  5. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I like to park the 990, dripping mud all over the place, right next to the shiniest trailer queen in the parking lot. The reaction is almost like they thing the dirt is contagious.
  6. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    Haters gonna hate. Simple as that.


    Group mentalities are interesting.

    The HOG groups tend to be a snobby bunch, but not the HD ones, if you can understand the difference.

    The MOA crowd seems to a have a fair sized contingent with a sense of entitlement, but that being said my guess is that they're only 20% of that bunch. They're the ones decked out in the shiny new everything from the BMW catalog it seems, so easy to spot. The Airheads not so, they're your friend right away because you might have that piece of wire they need to 'borrow' to get home... :D

    The Moto Guzzi crowd, now there's a bunch of nutters. Mostly old school riders, been there, done that. As an overall group, the most unassuming of the lot. Will have that piece of wire the Airheads need... :lol3


    Had incidents, sure. Had good training in my old line of work that really helped me to keep the situations peaceful until I could make my exit. As was said: Assholes can be anywhere. But they are the minority.
  8. tkent02

    tkent02 Long timer

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    I love parking a super muddy street bike next to a bunch of shiny clean dual sport bikes. It just ain't right that a DS bike is clean.