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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by cold_fire, Apr 13, 2009.
The bacon is the straw
I have, but not since I took up wearing a helmet.
... and I've dried out every time.
I bumped into a classmate from high school that I had not seen since we graduated at a gas station. I was riding one of my BMW's and wearing a Aerostich suit. He complemented me on the bike and asked a few questions about the suit. I told him the suit was made in Duluth MN and cost about $900.00. He asked me if I was planning to attend our class reunion coming up in about 6 weeks. I told him if I wasn't out of town on a bike trip I would try to make an appearance. He said. " If you don't show up I'll tell everybody I bumped into you wearing a expensive suit standing next to a sharp looking BMW".
For someone who graduated where they did, you're doing quite well for yourself.
LOL...beat me to it. I was just thinking "he graduated at a gas station???"
Misplaced modifiers are fun!
I was stopped in a small village, just checking my GPS path, on my bike with helmet on and sun visor down. A lady approached me and started preaching "Don't drive too fast, you should sell this and buy a car, I don't understand why you have to drive this motorbike when you could be driving a comfortable car, please, be careful...". I looked at her, opening my visor, and told "Thanks, madam...". Then she realized I was not her son/husband or whatever, and said "Oh, you are not my Santi... So drive and crash as you wish"
"How he got in my pajamas I'll never know."
I was visiting with my brother in law the other night. He used to ride but gave it up a few years ago. His motorcycle knowledge was never much anyways but I had to explain to him what a sportbike is. He just wasn't getting it so in the interest of time I said: You know, a crotch rocket. Then the light bulb came on for him.
Of the questions I get asked most frequently two stand out. How fast does it go? To which I answer "plenty fast enough for this old man".
What kind of mileage do you get on that thing? To which I answer "about 50mpg if I don't get into the throttle too much".
2000 VFR 800 with about 112,000 miles on it.
I was asked how long can it go on a tank of gas
My answer was.
Right until it hits empty....
That was after the questions of.
How fast can it go?
Do you park it when it rains?
How much did it cost?
Can I take it for a ride?
Was recently approached at a gas station, the guys questions might be considered naive by many but I patiently and respectfully answered them all. We owe that to each other here on earth!
Have a nice day!
Standing next to a GS the guy asked, is that a Harley? Then, how fast does it go, what kind of oil do you use, what's the best tire for that bike, have you ever jumped it...
This went on for a few minutes in friendly conversation until I (the guy) couldn't keep a straight face anymore. lol We talked about bikes for a while, it was a lot of fun and we both left laughing about it. Ya gotta have fun out there people!
So basically one of the questions was "Have you ever taken it off any sweet jumps?"
My gs has been airborne more than once....
I usually get the "Why do you ride a dirtbike to work" when I ride my KLR on knobbies.
I just reply that all bikes are dirtbikes, some just better than others. I don't really get into why the klr is a sucky dirtbike, lol.
While going through the buffet line at the restaurant in Prudhoe Bay, I was asked by an elderly patron how many gallons there are in a barrel of oil. I told her that I didn't know just as I came to realize that she figured that I was an oil-field worker due to the hi-viz Darien jacket I was wearing. BTW - it's 42 gallons.
Maybe he thought you were ridin' a BMW, so you need to carry an oil barrel with you
I had a Harley rider comment about my KLR. "that's not a Harley". I replied. "I know, that's one of it's best quality's"