Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Even Madder Matt

    Even Madder Matt Been here awhile

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    That car driver must have been the ski patrol medic I saw after crashing into a fence and giving myself a concussion.

    “Where’d you crash?”
    “Don’t remember.”
    “Was anyone with you?”
    “Dunno.”
    “Ok, you’re fine! Enjoy the rest of your day!”
  2. gpounce

    gpounce Been here awhile

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    anyone have suggestions as to how to work the experienced knowing look.. or maybe a good mysterious line instead of my usual dorky ones?
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  3. LeboRiley

    LeboRiley Been here awhile

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    Look dude. Either ride your bike off a cliff or continue being a dork. Thems the breaks.



    Also, definitely DO NOT ride your bike off a cliff. I don't need any legal bullshit, I got things to do.
  4. gpounce

    gpounce Been here awhile

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    i can handle the riding bikes off cliffs bit- seems to come naturally, but the being mysterious and interesting thing...
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  5. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    Why don’t you guys get a room...
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  6. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Now with more sarcasm

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  7. old scoot

    old scoot Been here awhile

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    Motorcycles wouldn't be as much fun if they weren't dangerous. Now about this biker deal, as soon as someone tells me exactly what a biker is I'll tell them if I am one. I'm pretty damn sure I'm not a pirate though, hell I don't even have a boat.
  8. LeboRiley

    LeboRiley Been here awhile

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    Don't let your lack of boat stop you from being a pirate. Live your dreams you scoundrel.
  9. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Probably a former football coach.
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  10. Nytebreed

    Nytebreed Need more braaap

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    That's the beauty of being a pirate!
    You just go steal one.
  11. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    When I crashed, 6:30 AM, Sunday, on a country road, a car stopped and the driver asked what he could do. All I could think of is make sure nobody runs me over!
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  12. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    Anyone who's been down and still on the road would agree, that's top priority, second being don't let my bike get run over lol
  13. Lee R

    Lee R Man in a Box

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    Lately I’ve just run into a never-ending stream of people who think I’m commiting suicide commuting through traffic into work. Have we become that risk adverse as a people? I get everyone’s texting and running into everything, pay attention. I had 3 people pull out in front of me just yesterday, predicted each one and no big deal to avoid them. I know commuting on a bike isn’t for those who need to space out, but I’m getting tired of all the saviors trying to prevent my death.

    Cripes, nobody makes it out alive ffs, quit worrying when your going to die and live in the day your here.
  14. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    I can relate.
    My doctor said she isn't a fan of motorcycles.
    She said I should not ride because it is dangerous and she had worked in an emergency ward in a major hospital and seen many injuries from riding.
    I asked her how many injuries she treated caused by car accidents... she said a lot.. then I asked how many she saw caused by slips in a shower...she said quite a few.
    I told her I have been riding since 1971 and showering long before that and I haven't had an injury requiring a hospital visit doing either thing.
    So I think I will keep riding as long as I can toss a leg over the seat.
  15. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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    Biker = Someone who's identity, and lifestyle is sharply focused on motorcycles.

    Pirate = Someone who cosplays the patched MC lifestyle.

    Twatwaffle = Someone who cosplays an adventure rider.

    Squid = Someone who rides too fast for their skill and judgment.

    Biker isn't typically derogatory although its often associated with counter culture behavior. Non riders will use it for someone who rides on a regular basis.
    Pirate, Twatwaffle, and squid are pejoratives for someone who talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk, and it's obvious.

    Perhaps they're over simplified labels, and a bit judgmental, but there are some distinct social groups within the motorcycle community that stand out, and are curious to those outside of them.
  16. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I found a doctor who rally races in her spare time. She doesn’t give me shit bout motorcycles!

    Charles.
  17. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    I worked in an auto parts store in college. This guy came in every Saturday in a nice lifted jeep off-road rig he'd be smoking a cigarette before he came in the door. He'd usually be wearing shorts and a wide open Hawaiian shirt. He was kind of loud and high strung. He had a lot of projects and always spent money.

    One of the guys that didn't usually work Saturday, saw him come in, and they started chatting. As it turns out, this dude was a doctor... There are cool ones out there.
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    My chiropractor is an ex motocross racer
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  19. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    When I was a kid and found a friend with land that rode motorcycles, my mom tried to keep me away from riding. I had money I earned and was saving for a 13ft Boston whaler but now wanted a dirt bike.

    She asked my pediatrician what he thought about me riding. I still remember him saying, “as long as he’s wearing gear and has supervision I don’t see an issue.”

    Still appreciate that all these years later. And if I hadn’t ridden dirt bikes I’d probably have killed myself when I got my first sport bike.
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  20. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    ^^^Or, you might have drowned if you got the Boston whaler.

    Do people suggest not riding in boats?