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 live in Alaska and bought a bike in Washington and stored it with family in California. I'd get asked if I rode it from alaska. My Go to response was "I'm from Alaska, the bike lives here." The reactions were usually pretty good
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  2. Cameleer

    Cameleer Europe, three days at a time.

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    Haha I get the same often with a Dubai license plate, last one was in rural Ireland a couple of months ago.
  3. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    I forget the name of that bar. We had a weigh in there for an MMA event. It reminded some of the guys of the vampire bar in dusk till dawn.

    Felt really genetically gifted when I went to the closest walmart.
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    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    While signing people up for demo rides in Lake George, NY, I asked a guy who handed me his Hawaii license if he had ridden all the way.
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    A few days ago in central PA at a gas stop. Guy parks next to me gets out of his car and says, Wow, you have alot going on on that bike"(motorcamping so yeah it is Clampett-esq). So I said "kitchen sink" while nodding in agreement. The guy got this blank look and said, "hunh?", So I gave him a hint...."everything but the....._____." And he is now really confused so I gave up and rode off.
  6. D R

    D R Been here awhile

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    Last weekend, I went to a small, nearby motorcycle event. I arrived at my hotel on Friday night. Saturday morning I awoke, donned all my gear and head to the hotel's dinning room for a quick breakfast, planning to head out right after eating. While waiting to be seated, a middle-aged lady, not wearing the attire of the restaurant staff, approached me and asked if I was the bus driver? I'm not sure how motorcycle riding gear can be misconstrued for bus driver attire. Is bus driving that hazardous now a days?

    Somewhat puzzled, I asked her .....bus driver? She replied yes and with her left arm gestured out towards a section of the dining room, which was filled with young ladies from a college/university volleyball team, obviously on a road trip.

    ......Yes! I'm the bus driver!!!! :ricky
  7. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    How does eating breakfast work with a helmet on?
  8. sandychain

    sandychain Adventurer

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    Use a straw.
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  9. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    For bacon?
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  10. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Order breakfast BLENDED
  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. wb57

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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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    Her mom, you know what to do.
  18. dmason

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

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