Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.
  4. ADW

    ADW 'tard bike restos

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    Yes.
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  5. ChaoSS402

    ChaoSS402 Been here awhile

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    Yes. Yes it does.
  6. Rippin209

    Rippin209 Long timer

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    Ironically my motorcycle hydroplane less then any of the vehicles I own
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. neanderthal

    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."
  10. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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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...
  11. HuntWhenever

    HuntWhenever Motorcicle Commuter

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    :imaposer
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  12. MapleRoad

    MapleRoad Been here awhile Supporter

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    Too true, brother. Too true.
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  13. millican

    millican Been here awhile

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    I don't get many questions when I stop. The one I remember most was while in S. Carolina about 12 years ago on a 1969 CL350. I lived in NW Arkansas at the time. Some guys on "custom" cruisers asked where I trailered to and just walked away slack-jawed when I asked in return, "What trailer?".
  14. jredford

    jredford Ninja Racer

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    ^^^the mental midgetry with that crowd does not allow that to compute.
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  15. BMWrider79

    BMWrider79 Here

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    Ha ha, that was my thinking as well. Thought to myself, “he’s not going fast enough..”
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  16. BMWrider79

    BMWrider79 Here

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    My standard response is, “I’m mostly water resistant .”
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    "Can't get any wetter than I was in the shower this morning."
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    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    Riding in the rain counts as a bath.
  19. PlainClothesHippy

    PlainClothesHippy Riding a dangerously quiet bike.

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    "I've been wet before."
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    * SHAG * Unstable

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    I've never gotten water in my ears while riding a bike , but a few times in the shower