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Old 02-12-2012, 09:23 AM   #4666
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May work out West. I'd much rather be an American in Quebec than an Anglo-Canadian.

After seeing Canadians root for any team playing Americans at the Winter Olympics, I won't buy so much as a 2x4 if it's made in Canada - and my Grandfather emigrated from there.

I know what you mean. I hate everybody that does not root for the same teams that I root for.

Anyone that does not cheer for my teams is a looser.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #4667
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This hasn't happened when stopped, but if the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, frequently I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #4668
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I know what you mean. I hate everybody that does not root for the same teams that I root for.

Anyone that does not cheer for my teams is a looser.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:35 AM   #4669
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This hasn't happened when stopped, but if the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, 90% I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
90%? Really?
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #4670
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90%? Really?
I'm 51% sure that it is 90%. I haven't been keeping a tally. Let's just say it happens a lot.
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:43 PM   #4671
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #4672
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90%? Really?
I would have to say my, and my wife's experience, when a non rider learns that we ride, they assume we ride Harley's, and I look more like the pencil neck engineer nerd I am, than a stereotypical burly HD rider.

Most are shocked when we tell them we ride BMW's
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Old 02-12-2012, 01:05 PM   #4673
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Most are shocked when we tell them we ride BMW's
BMW makes Motorcycles? When did they start doing that?

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Hoser eh.
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:43 PM   #4674
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Now that was funny...
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #4675
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90%? Really?


Happens to me all the time!



And then I get the next standard: "Moto What?".
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:31 AM   #4676
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BMW makes Motorcycles? When did they start doing that?


Last Tuesday - it was in the trade publications. Something about a lifestyle and an untapped market of thousands. Really a big deal designed to add jobs to the Berlin economy. Surprised you didn't see it mentioned anywhere.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:20 AM   #4677
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:17 AM   #4678
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(I)f the subject of motorcycles comes up during a conversation and I mention that I ride, frequently I'm asked if I have a Harley. When I reply "no", the next question is usually "why not?".
Ditto.

The manner in which "Why not?" is pronounced determines my follow-up reply. Living in Motorcompanyville as I do, the simple reality is that folks who ask "Why not?" tend to do so in a belittling tone. They then get to listen to my laundry list of reasons for "why not":

Because the dealership didn't have a pirate suit to fit me.
Because I ride past bars.
Because I ride in the rain.
Because I ride on weekdays.
Because I don't want to make noise, I want to get somewhere.
Because cruisers are cramped and uncomfortable for me.
Because for me, riding is more than a series of contrived "runs".
Because it's not up to you.

Say all of the above with a smile on your face, and you just might make a new friend. At the very least, you should hopefully be able to dismiss the annoying little flea that is asking you to justify your choices to them. Using stereotypes as a sort of verbal weapon here does serve a purpose.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:51 PM   #4679
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Ditto.

The manner in which "Why not?" is pronounced determines my follow-up reply. Living in Motorcompanyville as I do, the simple reality is that folks who ask "Why not?" tend to do so in a belittling tone. They then get to listen to my laundry list of reasons for "why not":

Because the dealership didn't have a pirate suit to fit me.
Because I ride past bars.
Because I ride in the rain.
Because I ride on weekdays.
Because I don't want to make noise, I want to get somewhere.
Because cruisers are cramped and uncomfortable for me.
Because for me, riding is more than a series of contrived "runs".
Because it's not up to you.

Say all of the above with a smile on your face, and you just might make a new friend. At the very least, you should hopefully be able to dismiss the annoying little flea that is asking you to justify your choices to them. Using stereotypes as a sort of verbal weapon here does serve a purpose.
You left off my favorite:
Because I couldn't afford both a motorcycle AND a trailer.

Your last one in bold type is the best answer.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #4680
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