Stupid questions people ask you when stopped

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

  1. Tool.Nerd

    Tool.Nerd An idiot that owns a bike

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    Yeah, I'm not sure why these folks continually post on here to criticize people for not bending over and taking the stupidity sideways and saying T"you sir, please give more," but yet they obviously keep up with this thread.
  2. goD giB

    goD giB Been here awhile

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    Yes, hard to say without being there, but off that description it sounds to me like someone was trying to express her availability without turning on a neon sign.
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  3. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    "did you find your wallet?"
  4. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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    I've only been asked stupid questions twice. Both times by young ladies and back when I had a rather pretty 75/5. "can I have a ride?". What made the question stupid is I was a typically horny 20 something and both of them were unusually cute. And both got rides.
  5. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    On the bike or on you...?
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  6. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    My sister (who thinks I am crazy) called me yesterday to wish me a happy birthday. I told her she caught me skiing, which is another love of mine. She then asks, did I ride my bike or drive a car? I’m like, WTF??? Not that it wouldn’t be cool, but winter is a good reason to have an AWD vehicle with a roof!

    Rick G
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  7. Edoz

    Edoz n00b sauce

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    You said she thinks you're crazy, it's not really a stretch to ask you if you do crazy things.
  8. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    ... I think that’s a valid question to ask!

    But then, I’ve been thinking about a sidecar rig for years... that gear up would sure be fun in the snow. Barn door windshield, heated grips, seat, and vest, hand guards and hippo hands, and two wheel drive power slides through snow and slush. Oh yeah, that sounds crazy. Crazy FUN!

    Charles.
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  9. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick Supporter

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    I said, she thinks I am crazy, I didn't say I am crazy or do crazy things. To her just riding a motorcycle is crazy. Skiing is crazy. Anything that she doesn't know anything about is crazy! Yes, she is crazy! But I love her.

    Rick G
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    LopezXC Been here awhile

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    My bet on both
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  11. Plaka

    Plaka Brevis illi vita est

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  12. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious Supporter

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    It would be the gentlemanly thing to do....

    Someday I'll pass on the story of the pantsless woman and the Harley.
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  13. Tall Man

    Tall Man Balanced cacophony

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    That's my go-to on the [blessedly] rare occasion when an attempt is made to lecture me on the perils of motorcycling.

    If I'm not in the mood to engage said lecturer, my backup plan is to just assert that "Motorcycling is only as dangerous as the people in the cars around me." I've used that one, more than twice, and it does tend to give folks pause.
  14. palinka

    palinka Sorry, I was taking life seriously

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    I was driving through Yosemite last summer and a couple dirt bike riders pulled out in front of me on hwy 120. They both had downhill skies strapped to their backpacks.
    Looked like they had a tough time shifting gears with their ski boots.
  15. amos100

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    Thinking back on the tone and nature of questions received over the years, the vast majority of persons asking just seem envious. They're curious and friendly.
  16. willfreely

    willfreely Elderly Belligerent

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    Out of their element, they just don't know what to ask, and don't really mean to be dense.
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    Overlooking the ocean from PCH just below Big Sur, a lady noticed my Virginia plate and asked if I had ridden all the way out.
    Fair question, I replied that I had.
    "How are you going to get back?"
  17. viajero

    viajero Too old to be a nOOb

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    I hope your answer was "the scenic route".
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    willfreely Elderly Belligerent

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    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Damn. Did he live?

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    willfreely Elderly Belligerent

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