Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    I'm in a rural area and haven't dealt with the scooters first hand, but my understanding is that a lot of them are limited via gps location. Take one on a pedestrian path and they'll either shut down, or limit them to a couple mph.
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  2. Chip Seal

    Chip Seal Long timer Supporter

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    It always happens just after I put in ear plugs. Rolled the bike out of garage to begin a trip. Guy walking by detours up the driveway and says something. I tap my ear and say, ear plugs! He comes right up to my face and warns me about crazy drivers! LOL, I say, Thanks, you have a good day too! I had never seen him before.
    I guess we're buds now. Waves to me when I walk my dog.
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  3. der_saeufer

    der_saeufer ?איפה בירה

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    The kick scooters (Bird, Lime, etc.) are limited like that in some areas, mainly to keep people from flying down boardwalks and pedestrianized zones with them.

    We're talking about "real" rental scooters, which are basically a 50cc Vespa/Buddy/whatever twist-n-go but with electric power. Those have a lot more potential for people who don't know what they're doing to get flattened. The companies offering them seem to trust the renter not to ride them through shopping malls, and hopefully the fact that it feels like a vehicle rather than a toy accomplishes that most of the time.
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  4. adam728

    adam728 Long timer

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    I totally want to ride one of those through a shopping mall now. How do you think they handle escalators?
  5. DeepBarney

    DeepBarney International Bumbler

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    Depends...


    How are you at trials riding? :deal
  6. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    You should try going up first.
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  7. Even Madder Matt

    Even Madder Matt Been here awhile

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    I don’t know, but you better have ‘I Can’t Turn You Loose’ playing on the eight-track when you do it.
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  8. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    If the plastic tank was from a BMW, it would probably have blistered or faded paint. Good reasons to hate BMW plastic tanks.
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  9. Nytebreed

    Nytebreed Need more braaap

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    I may have played that game in my youth on a KX80.
    Fun game, would recommend.
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    WindBlast Jesus and Tequila

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    When I lived in NorCal "Doc Wong" was my chiropractor when I was having back issues. He told me that riding was terrific for my back. It is true. Get a different chiropractor!
  11. Laboratory Rat

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    Sitting under cover at a small gas station while it poured rain, with the rain gear safely tucked away at home, the local meth heads pull into the gas station and proclaim "Getting rained on, huh?"
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  12. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    Sux, don't it? I learned over 50 years ago, always, always have rain gear with you.
  13. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    Yup, but a box of Dollar General trash bags got me home without hypothermia, so plus side acknowledged :tough
  14. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Proper planning beats riding in trash bags every time.

    Btw, i was just in your neighborhood! The Mrs. and I did some hiking in Acadia. I looked for you but did not see you. In Millbridge tonight!
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  15. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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    Correctamundo!!


    I'm hard to find like that....
  16. mach1mustang351

    mach1mustang351 Long timer Supporter

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    I thought I knew this, but messed it up this season when I was taking about a 200 mile after work trip. Sun was out, weather report looked good, so I hopped on the bike and took off. About 70 miles down the road, it started sprinkling and I figured it would be brief... Nope... Turned to pouring down. So I got where I was going, bought a rain suit... And rode back through rain almost the whole way... Always take the darn rain suit
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  17. Laboratory Rat

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    I actually got out of the habit because I mostly ride with my KLIM gore-tex - this trip I happened to be in my REV'IT mesh suit. Usually reserved for the 90° plus days. Nope, 72° and the only rain cell between me and home. Thanks Garmin Avoid Highways setting.....
  18. windmill

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    Again today,

    "Is this your bike?" ......as I walk up, open the trunk, and pull out the helmet.

    No, just saw it sitting here, and decided to steal it with 3 people looking and taking pictures.
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    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    A guy walks up to a guy walking a dog and asks, “Does your dog bite if I pet him?”

    The dog walker says, “No, my dog does not bite.”

    The guy reaches over to pet the dog and the dog immediately bites the guy.

    The guys yells, “You said your dog doesn’t bite!”

    The dog walker says, “This is not my dog, I am just walking him. My dog is at home.”
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    willfreely Elderly Belligerent

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