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Old 07-28-2014, 11:21 PM   #8656
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The Canada crossing stories reminded me of my first trip through in 2008. I pull up to the booth and give the Officer our passports (riding 2 up). The conversation goes as follows:

Officer: He asks me if I have any weapons.

Me: The only weapon I have is a buck knife in the top box.

Officer: That's not what I asked you

Me: The knife is the only thing that I have that could even remotely be considered a weapon.

Officer: That's not what I asked you. Do you have guns or Bombs?

Me: No I don't have any guns or bombs



Struck me kind of funny after the fact.
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Old 07-28-2014, 11:48 PM   #8657
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I think we need an official sarcasm font.... Maybe a universally accepted one that is used on the entire internet...
On reddit, we commonly use a /s to indicate sarcasm.

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Old 07-29-2014, 01:52 AM   #8658
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Anybody else use your bike (motor or pedal) to do grocery runs, and get funny responses?


Yes, I do. No funny questions yet.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:22 AM   #8659
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Anybody else use your bike (motor or pedal) to do grocery runs, and get funny responses?
Yep. I get get lots, especially when it is time to do a keg swap and I pop a helmet on the counter as I'm checking out. Perhaps my favorite was "Uhhhh, dude, did you drive a dune buggy here?"



This one got taken by someone who spotted me as I was returning the hand truck after strapping the keg in. It ended up on US Army WTF Moments.

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Old 07-29-2014, 10:30 AM   #8660
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Never had any comments, but I put a 50 lb. bag of dog food across the back seat/saddle bags on my Concours once a month.

At the beer distributor, when picking up a case or two (they fit right in the bags) the guy always just shakes his head when he sees me with a helmet.
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:34 AM   #8661
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Never had any comments, but I put a 50 lb. bag of dog food across the back seat/saddle bags on my Concours once a month.

At the beer distributor, when picking up a case or two (they fit right in the bags) the guy always just shakes his head when he sees me with a helmet.
I was leaving a grocery with a six pack in one hand and my helmet in the other, and a guy asked me if I was afraid the bottles would break.

I told him no, because I was just gonna drink them in the parking lot anyway.
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:19 PM   #8662
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I was leaving a grocery with a six pack in one hand and my helmet in the other, and a guy asked me if I was afraid the bottles would break.

I told him no, because I was just gonna drink them in the parking lot anyway.
Lol, that's good
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:44 PM   #8663
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got some groceries at the local store. As I put them in the ammo cans, yes it was a KLR, I had a young gentleman with 1 tooth for every two years of age ask, "Are you going to ride that off the curb?" Said "yes" and he yelled "That's AWESOME!!!!" Just looked and replied, "Not awesome, it's a KLR." Kid was amazed as I drove off the 4" curb.
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:29 PM   #8664
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Do you know why I pulled you over?


Ummmmm

To ask me where the nearest donut shop is?
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:23 PM   #8665
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:00 AM   #8666
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When eating my lunch in Taco Bell, wearing my peeled-down one-piece AeroStich, a teenager asked me if I was wearing a skydiving suit.
Now, there are skydiving places within an hour's drive, but it still seemed like a ridiculous question to me.
In retrospect, it does look kinda like a skydiving suit.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:42 AM   #8667
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When eating my lunch in Taco Bell, wearing my peeled-down one-piece AeroStich, a teenager asked me if I was wearing a skydiving suit.
Now, there are skydiving places within an hour's drive, but it still seemed like a ridiculous question to me.
In retrospect, it does look kinda like a skydiving suit.
You should have told him you got blown off course and just landed in the parking lot.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:46 AM   #8668
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I've gotten the skydiver question before when I was wearing my gear plus a biggish Camelbak and carrying my helmet into a restaurant. I sorta understand where they're coming from, but I was still in the parking lot and not far from my motorcycle.
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:14 AM   #8669
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When eating my lunch in Taco Bell, wearing my peeled-down one-piece AeroStich, a teenager asked me if I was wearing a skydiving suit.
Now, there are skydiving places within an hour's drive, but it still seemed like a ridiculous question to me.
In retrospect, it does look kinda like a skydiving suit.
I've gotten that one a few times at work, and a large contingency of my coworkers skydive. They'll see me in my grey Aero onesie and my hi-viz backpack and do a doubletake as they're walking in the door to the office. But what really got me is when I got to our local drop zone one Saturday, get off the bike with helmet in hand to hit the lockers, and immediately get asked "Are you going up on the next lift? We're loading in five." To which I replied "Sure, but do you have a chute for me?" After a secondary glance, my friend kind of laughed and said "Oh yeah, no harness there. That pack gets me every time."
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:37 AM   #8670
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Very interesting, especially considering you can pop a sidecar off a bike in about five minutes.
But can you hide that sidecar in the bushes in the time it takes for the cop to walk up to you and ask for your license and registration?
Besides, how many sidecar verses trike/can-am sales are there? I'd say sidecars are in the minority...
The law is geared more towards folks buying trikes and can-am's with no three wheeled experience.

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