What do "pirates" and "squids" call us?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Bugman98, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. BillsburgGS

    BillsburgGS Been here awhile

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    Wait, I want to make sure I am not sending mixed messages by using the wrong wave for my stereotype...

    I ride a dual sport and wear a full face helmet but when I pass others I casually drop my left hand and slowly point two fingers down while imagining I have a camel with an inch long ash dangling from the corner of my mouth...but now that I think about it, I should wave my hand upright vigorously while thinking "golly gee fellas, sure feels great being a part of the same band of brothers out here today!"

    Am I the human incarnation of a mixed metaphor?
  2. RideDualSport.com

    RideDualSport.com TPB all the way

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    This is what does not happen when I stay home and make my own coffee:
    The Indian Chief does not get to hang out with a 55 Vespa fresh off the boat from Italy. I'll go by "Connoisseur" please.
    Oh, yea I forgot about the most excellent people watching too... when I am not busy hating people.

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  3. Shooby

    Shooby Anti-Cager

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    Ha! Dorks Unite! :beer:beer
  4. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    I just read a new-to-me appelation in Grodsky's "Stayin' Safe" book, 'Dandy Andy(s)' to describe the textile street riders. I hope that one doesn't catch on.
  5. Rango

    Rango Phaneropter

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    To pirates any non-pirate is a civilian.
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    civilian is bad.
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    i'm bad. :poser
  6. DJFlowe

    DJFlowe Ginger

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    Dork.

    I mostly get called a dork. Or Space Captain, or something to that effect. The idea of not trying to look cool on a bike baffles my co-workers.

    I did have a vendor come in today, take one look at my ragged stich and hi-viz helmet, and ask what kind of BMW I rode. Very proudly, I said I didn't ride a BMW. He asked, what do you ride then? Cause I know it's not a Harley- no one would be caught dead on a Harley in that stuff.

    I'm not sure how to take that.
  7. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I think he just meant that even on a Harley you'd still be safer wearing it.:eek1
  8. SuperGlueRyan

    SuperGlueRyan Been here awhile

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    I've heard "ATGATT Gear Queer". I lol'd. :rofl
  9. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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  10. ai4px

    ai4px n00b

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    This reminds me of Ron White's story about getting thrown out of a bar in NYC. The bouncer told him to take off his hat because they didn't let fags in and the fags wore hats. :confused

    A month ago, I pulled up to a busy gas station 2 hours from home just off the interstate. Broad daylight. Pumped gas with pay at pump, had to take a leak. Went inside with helmet on to look for the head. Held the door for some woman and started looking around for mens room. There must be 30 people in the station. The clerk comes out from behind the counter and starts yelling at me. I've got ear plugs and bluetooth going, so I look puzzled and take off my helmet to see what the fuss is... he's telling me to take off my helmet because he's worried I might rob them?!!? You know, because most criminals pay for gas with a credit card and their license tag facing the building before they rob a place, right? He said they didn't allow faces covered, but there were no signs saying no hats, etc.... I just won't stop at that gas station again... ever. I won't say the name, but it is at I385 exit 9.
  11. frontiercat

    frontiercat on the wheel

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    As far as I know, they don't pay any attention to what everyone else is wearing or doing...the ones I have come across just ride and chase women, drink, and eat...
  12. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    All the pirates I know either fill in cavities or fill out tax forms. <shrug>
  13. FMFDOC

    FMFDOC Long timer

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    ^^^ THIS ^^^
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  14. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    A few times some members of the local pirate brigade have referred to me as crazy or masochistic when they would see me on my 300cc dual sport loaded down for a multi day tour. I've never had anything but curiosity and/or compliments from "that" crowd.


    The converse of that was the time that a couple of gnarly BMW "adventurers" at local meet up spot ( wearing shorts and flip flops ) approached me and asked if I was hot in all that gear when I pulled up on my Harley wearing boots, riding jacket, gantlet gloves and a FF helmet.
  15. ZGirl

    ZGirl Girly Adventurer

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    Evidently everyone in Oakland does.

    From Starbucks to Goodwill.....

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    pigeyes bilge rat

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    Wanker.
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    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

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  18. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Where was that BMWMOA gathering ? Good to see that the pink GS made it out....
  19. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    I always wondered about uniforms.
    Bicycle riders use them, motorcycle riders seem to feel the need to use them, of one kind or another.

    I am way out there, always was.
    Gang member on a big Harley, polo shirt or T shirt and jeans.
    Dirt riding, polo shirt and jeans mostly (unless racing).
    Dual sporting old Triumphs, polo shirt and jeans.
    Riding my TU250, polo shirt and jeans.
    Mowing the lawn, polo shirt and shorts.
    Cross country ride, polo shirt and jeans.
    Add jacket for the cold.
    Add one piece cold weather suit for really cold.
    Add boots for mud riding.

    Its a uniform, but not like everyone else's.
  20. waveydavey

    waveydavey happy times!!

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    I am sure your doppleganger exists somewhere.