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Old 11-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #4411
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I was in a store today, at the register to pay for my stuff standing there in my hi-viz jacket, MC pants, MC boots, arm through my FF helmet.

The lady at the register looks me up and down and asks without kidding: "Race driver"?

I was sorely tempted to open the smart-ass floodgates, but I just told her "No, motorcyclist", while I wondered why that didn't come up in her mind first.
Did she really think I had a fully decked out race car out in the store's parking lot and I drive it on the public roads while wearing my full "racing outfit"?
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:45 PM   #4412
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Am I the only idiot who checked if it's an even 100%
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #4413
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Or you can infiltrate and just do it.
was most surprised to see in my recent aussie trip(bathurst then rent 4wd camper to go camerons corner) to see many places where the normal parking was reverse in angle parking!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #4414
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I was in a store today, at the register to pay for my stuff standing there in my hi-viz jacket, MC pants, MC boots, arm through my FF helmet.

The lady at the register looks me up and down and asks without kidding: "Race driver"?

I was sorely tempted to open the smart-ass floodgates, but I just told her "No, motorcyclist", while I wondered why that didn't come up in her mind first.
Did she really think I had a fully decked out race car out in the store's parking lot and I drive it on the public roads while wearing my full "racing outfit"?
Maybe she thought you were going to a late Halloween party as a race driver?
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:51 PM   #4415
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was most surprised to see in my recent aussie trip(bathurst then rent 4wd camper to go camerons corner) to see many places where the normal parking was reverse in angle parking!!
That practice is perculiar to country towns in New South Wales. Never seen it anywhere else in Australia.





Apparently they do it in Syracuse too:

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Old 11-04-2011, 05:56 PM   #4416
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That practice is perculiar to country towns in New South Wales. Never seen it anywhere else in Australia.
yes rural nsw was where we were most of the time
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #4417
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Am I the only idiot who checked if it's an even 100%
It shouldn't be because it's very possible to have a getoff and have your helmet not hit the ground. I totaled one bike and rode another into a ditch. Nary a scratch on my helmet either time.
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:52 AM   #4418
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That practice is perculiar to country towns in New South Wales. Never seen it anywhere else in Australia.





Apparently they do it in Syracuse too:


They do it in Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee too!

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:57 AM   #4419
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They do it in Downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee too!

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It's a long long way from Tamworth, NSW, to Chattanooga, even via Nashville.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:04 AM   #4420
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Mrs. Phideaux to her octogenarian friend when the granny wants to know if she can sit on one of my bikes:

"It's Okay, they only fall over when HE'S on them."


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Old 11-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #4421
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Eek The teemsters did it

Apparently it all started because we were too stupid to put a drivers seat on a freight wagon.
"The papal system prevailed until the late 1700s, when teamsters in the United States and France began hauling farm products in big wagons pulled by several pairs of horses. These wagons had no driver's seat; instead the driver sat on the left rear horse, so he could keep his right arm free to lash the team. Since you were sitting on the left, naturally you wanted everybody to pass on the left so you could look down and make sure you kept clear of the other guy's wheels. Ergo, you kept to the right side of the road."
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #4422
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Wow, are you guys astronauts?
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:19 PM   #4423
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Wow, are you guys astronauts?
Maybe not the guys / gals in this thread, but at least one of us is

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312049

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=319775
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:00 PM   #4424
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The Leerist: Did your boyfriend teach you how to ride?
Me: Sort of. I was on the back of his bike when he suddenly fell off on the highway. I scooted forward, grabbed the bars, and kept on going.
The Leerist: Was he hurt real bad?
Me: *blink*blink* Letís just say Iím single now.

PLUS.....

Mr. Observant: Wow, youíre a girl! How do you balance that thing?!
Me: Well, I have to pour a couple more cans of gravity in the tank than male riders. But it seems to do the trick.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:54 PM   #4425
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The Leerist: Did your boyfriend teach you how to ride?
Me: Sort of. I was on the back of his bike when he suddenly fell off on the highway. I scooted forward, grabbed the bars, and kept on going.
The Leerist: Was he hurt real bad?
Me: *blink*blink* Letís just say Iím single now.

PLUS.....

Mr. Observant: Wow, youíre a girl! How do you balance that thing?!
Me: Well, I have to pour a couple more cans of gravity in the tank than male riders. But it seems to do the trick.

Bwaahahaha, good answer!
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