Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. 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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  2. Laboratory Rat

    Laboratory Rat böser meister geist Supporter

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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.....
  3. windmill

    windmill Long timer

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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.
  4. Riteris

    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.”
  5. willfreely

    willfreely Elderly Belligerent

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  6. MikeyT

    MikeyT Krusty Olde Pharte

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    At least you had that. :lol3
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  7. redneckK20

    redneckK20 Been here awhile

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    Every day that I ride in the rain my coworkers question me, and I work at a motorcycle shop if that tells you anything.
  8. Karlfitt

    Karlfitt Long timer Supporter

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    I decided to ride the 900 SS to Walden for lunch.
    On the way up Cameron Pass it started raining. Sometimes quite hard.
    I thought I learned never to leave the house without the rain gear, but I guess not. (Luckily now a days, that just means gloves and boot covers so only my hands and feet were really cold)
  9. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I found that in the summer the best “rain gear“ is a change of clothes. Every kind of rain gear I’ve tried just seals me up like a pickled sausage from the gas station. I stew in my own juices and I’m just as wet with sweat.

    I usually wear my ballistic nylon pants, and have jeans and street shoes (chucks, which pack small) in my saddlebag for when I get to where I’m going. An extra shirt, socks, and undies doesn’t take much more space.

    In the winter it’s a whole different ball game, I want to be sealed up when it’s cold. But in a North Carolina summer? I’d rather get wet.

    Charles.
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  10. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Riding a FZ07 and still confused how many obviously not bike people ask me if it's either a BMW or a Ducati. I still have no idea what they are seeing to ask that.

    And two people have remarked on it being an onroad/ offroad bike. What? How does a FZ07 look anything like a dual sport?

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  11. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    I once rode into a shop for my annual inspection in November. It was about 30 degrees. While waiting, a salesman in the showroom asked "Isn't it cold riding today?"

    We were standing among snowmobiles!
  12. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Two wheels, handlebar & motor = dual sport apparently
  13. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Souped-Up Weasel

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    Woah! I've never seen blue wheels on a Ducati before! Is that the new MultiStrada?
  14. shinyribs

    shinyribs Thumpers for life

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    Yeah,man. It's a rare model, The Tuning Forks Edition :lol3
  15. Millwright98

    Millwright98 Share the love, leave the dirt in the garden.

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    Dude that 100% Super Motard ... put the damned knobbies back on it will ya!! .... you are even parked in a field, you f'n Rebel..... LMAO
  16. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    Every bike is a dual sport, some just better than others. We've been over this...
  17. Even Madder Matt

    Even Madder Matt Been here awhile

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    To non-motorcycle people, there are only crotch rockets, Harleys, and dirt bikes. That bike doesn’t have fairings or chrome, so it must be a dirt bike.
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  18. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    A Hayabusa is not a dual sport...even in Europe.
  19. thechief86

    thechief86 jack of all daniels

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    I've literally done over 1000 miles of gravel on a Hayabusa. It counts.
    Worst dual sport I ever had was a Kawasaki Concours. Really a rough ride on dirt going 2 up.
    Disclaimer, 1000 miles of gravel not consecutive, but rather over a 40k mile ownership of said bike.
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  20. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I was recently chilling near my Super Tenere and tent in a campground. I heard two 12 boys talking about my bike. The one kid said it looked like a cross between a Harley, a crotch rocket and a dirt bike.