Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air.

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    Modular helmet. The right gear for the task at hand. :deal
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  2. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Long timer Supporter

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    While on our 21 day 8000+ mile trip to the PNW on the way back taking the southern route we spent 2 nights in Reno,Nevada. On arrival the first night we did laundry and the second morning we rode over the mtn to Lake Tahoe and Virginia City. After loading the bike's the next morning getting ready to get on the road I had already put my Aerostich R-3 on and walked into the lobby to check out, the young lady behind the desk asked me as I handed her the key's...are you competing in the races today?? I said no as she handed me my receipt and we rode off. I didn't know they were having airplane races in Reno that same day until the next morning it was on the news....She thought I was in a racing suit for flying!!!!!! You tell me, does it look like a racing suit?? 20190909_104615.jpg
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  3. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    ^^^ I don't even know what an airplane racing suit looks like. Maybe she did not know either.
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  4. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    Maybe to someone who has no idea what is worn to race airplanes. I have no idea.
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  5. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    A lot of "stupid questions people ask" are just strangers trying to be polite or engaging in idle chit-chat.
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  6. goD giB

    goD giB Been here awhile

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    Without the context of a bike present but knowing there is an air show in town... You tell me? images%20(1).jpg
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    ryder1 Long timer

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    Her mom, you know what to do.
  8. dmason

    dmason goofball

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    I also did 6000 in 17 days from Indiana to Cali (solo), then Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and back to Indiana (two of us). Sounds like we were out there about the same time.

    The cruiser riders were blown away at the gas stations. They’d ask about the trip and just blabber in disbelief. Then we’d mention doing our own tire changes. I think one of their heads exploded.
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    inline4 Long timer

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    I have seen that before.....a Halloween yard blowup.
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    :lol2
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  10. SRG

    SRG Long timer

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    Yes, but usually worn by much smaller pilots, in an circus or parade.
  11. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    I rode from Iowa to Indiana today, and a big storm rolled through the Midwest. I had to ride out of my way to avoid it, but ended up skirting some of the nasty portions.
    I had to stop many times when the lightning got too close, I lost track of how many people commented "Get caught in the rain?"
    "I don't mind riding in the rain, it's the lightning that makes me nervous"
    Followed by lectures on how motorcycles hydroplane in the rain and how dangerous they are.
    :rolleyes
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  12. Squily

    Squily Squily Supporter

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    I'm always surprised when people whom don't know you get all safety conscious and start lecturing.

    I came off the pier one day with my dive gear and this stranger /lady confronted me.

    "I don't know much about diving, but I do know you're not supposed to dive alone,. Where's your dive buddy? You'll die alone!"

    i just smiled and said: "Mam, we all die alone"

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  13. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I sort of think it looks more like a suit a famous hamburger selling clown wore. You should get a red helmet to match.
  14. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Yes.
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  15. ChaoSS402

    ChaoSS402 Been here awhile

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    Yes. Yes it does.
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    Rippin209 Long timer

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    Ironically my motorcycle hydroplane less then any of the vehicles I own
  17. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    This thread is decaying into "How can I be snarky about someone trying to start a conversation?"

    The number of Likes you get is worthless, but the people you meet can be priceless.
  18. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    I read a guy on a motorcycle forum who said "This thread is decaying into "How can I be snarky about someone trying to start a conversation?" ". Apparently he knew nothing about internet motorcycling.
    :D
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    neanderthal globeriding wannabe

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    I've 18000 miles on my bike which I bought new, in April, just 5 months ago. Most of that was ridden in 3 months. I don't have time for their idle chit chat, especially when it comes to disbelief over a response I gave to a question they asked.

    Waiter "Where are you coming from?"
    Me "I bought the bike in Arkansas yesterday, i'm going home to California."
    Response, not incredulous, "no way."
    My response. "Yes way."
    "That's, ... that's, that's ... too far."
    Me "people did that distance in the 1700s, in an ox cart going 4 miles an hour. It took them months. I'm going 90 miles an hour. Do the math."
  20. wb57

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    He may have just been concerned that that's not a good way to break in a new bike.
    You never know...