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Old 11-24-2012, 01:11 PM   #5611
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You've apparently never been to Central Texas during early (or late) winter...it can go from the low 30's to the 70's...and BACK in the space of a day. So it is very possible for cold to sneak up on ya.

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"Did you get caught out in this?"

HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET "CAUGHT OUT IN THE COLD"? It ain't like it can sneak up on you.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:16 PM   #5612
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On the flipside, no matter how good the question if the guy's being a smarmy douchebag.

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I don't care how stupid the questions are if the person is trying to be nice and trying to strike up a conversation. I kinda enjoy meeting strangers on the road. Although there are some funny questions. "Does all that stuff really help if you crash?"
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:45 PM   #5613
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Hmmm. Your experience doesn't bear out in my opinion. In 21 years of driving (12 hours a day) for a living, I've been pulled over & ticketed ONE TIME.

Maybe it's just you? Were you wearing your "I hate cops" t-shirt that day?

Or maybe you're just looking to hate on a segment of people? Bigotry is ugly no matter who the target is.

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You seem to put a lot of faith in the law kid. While your working it in your mouth deciding whether to spit or swallow I'll give you a hint -traffic policing has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.

I'll let my safety record speak for itself. 35 years and zero street crashes and zero insurance claims. Zee-Eee-Argh-Oh!

Does it taste salty cop lover?
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:16 PM   #5614
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I thought the previous comment pointed more toward "Why are these guys advertising Harley products for free?"

I got no problem advertising the motorcycle brand I ride...as soon as they start paying me to.

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Hey, if you're embarrassed to have the name of your bike brand showing, I can understand that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #5615
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It's worse than that. Everybody born in a hospital will surely die.
Life is the most fatal thing out there. We all die from it eventually.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:35 PM   #5616
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That's gotta be my favorite interaction on the road, when a bored looking kid spots you out the side window, or out the back at traffic lights and you give them a little wave. That excited wave back, and jumping around telling Mum and Dad "he waved at me! He waved at me!" Then slapping his brothers and sisters until there's five little faces squashed up against the window all waving and smiles... Brightens my day.
Had my first experience with this in rush hour traffic a few nights ago...I hear a kid's voice & look over into the SUV beside me & see a little kid bouncin & wavin. So I look over & say "Hi there" & wave. For the next 2 miles (that's 10 minutes in traffic, dammit)...every time I'd pass them (or vise versa), I'd here "Hi there" in a little kid voice. The first time it happened I heard what sounded like mom laughin in the front seat.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:46 PM   #5617
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On a similar note:
http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/up...-answer-it.jpg

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I bet that kid is still talking about it too. I refuse to wheelie for anyone but little kids are an exception.
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Old 11-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #5618
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I bet that kid is still talking about it too. I refuse to wheelie for anyone but little kids are an exception.

Does anyone let kids sit on their bike? I've let a few people sit their small kids on my bike before. Even helped a handicapped kid (like 12ish) on my DRZ once. It's amazing how the simplest things will make a kid's day.
I wheelied my Bandit for the neighborhood kids once. The throttle stuck, I wound up taking out 4 poles and about 30 feet of my chainlink fence. I locked the rear wheel(didn't want to use the front brake and go over the bars lol), when the front end came down my backwheel hit the trailer hitch sticking out of my van in the driveway. Which spun me to the right pointing me towards the fence, and broke my back wheel. I then went through the fence. the look on the kids faces was priceless... I think they thought I died! I jumped up off the ground, pulled the 2 loaves of italian bread which I had stuffed into my jacket (the whole reason I had gone out) and anounced "It's OK, the bread isn't smushed!"

I fixed my throttle, and back wheel. But I don't do wheelies for the kids anymore, I can't even think about "what if one of the kids were in the wrong place at the wrong time?"

I still love doing wheelies though, just not around the neighborhood.
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #5619
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I bet that kid is still talking about it too. I refuse to wheelie for anyone but little kids are an exception.

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I wheelied my Bandit for the neighborhood kids once. The throttle stuck, I wound up taking out 4 poles and about 30 feet of my chainlink fence. I locked the rear wheel(didn't want to use the front brake and go over the bars lol), when the front end came down my backwheel hit the trailer hitch sticking out of my van in the driveway. Which spun me to the right pointing me towards the fence, and broke my back wheel. I then went through the fence. the look on the kids faces was priceless... I think they thought I died! I jumped up off the ground, pulled the 2 loaves of italian bread which I had stuffed into my jacket (the whole reason I had gone out) and anounced "It's OK, the bread isn't smushed!"

I fixed my throttle, and back wheel. But I don't do wheelies for the kids anymore, I can't even think about "what if one of the kids were in the wrong place at the wrong time?"

I still love doing wheelies though, just not around the neighborhood.


Sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but that shit's freaking HILARIOUS!!

I can guaranDAMNtee you that the kids in your neighbourhood are still talking about THAT stunt.

Hell, they'll be telling that story for the rest of their lives!!

You must be famous (more likely infamous) in your 'hood 'cause of that stunt.



(Glad you, and your baguettes, made it out alive.)
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #5620
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A Hog on a HOG

One time I was leaving school and I saw this girl (realllllly fat black chick ) I know from school, an acquaintance of an acquaintance, and she saw my helmet and asked if I rode a motorcycle. Being a smartass, I responded with, "No, I just ride on the short bus and didn't have a locker for my helmet." (got that response from this thread)
She then started talking about how she thinks motorcyclists are so sexy and how she's always wanted to ride on one . All I could think of was her on the back of a HOG. Awkward
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:29 PM   #5621
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She then started talking about how she thinks motorcyclists are so sexy and how she's always wanted to ride on one


The sentence above does not mean she wanted to ride on a motorcycle. Its you she wanted to ride. Lucky escape for you.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #5622
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Had my first experience with this in rush hour traffic a few nights ago...I hear a kid's voice & look over into the SUV beside me & see a little kid bouncin & wavin...
Great, ain't it?!
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:38 AM   #5623
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Had my first experience with this in rush hour traffic a few nights ago...I hear a kid's voice & look over into the SUV beside me & see a little kid bouncin & wavin. So I look over & say "Hi there" & wave. For the next 2 miles (that's 10 minutes in traffic, dammit)...every time I'd pass them (or vise versa), I'd here "Hi there" in a little kid voice. The first time it happened I heard what sounded like mom laughin in the front seat.

when i am on my bike 2up mu other half will wave at kids who at us.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #5624
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Sorry to laugh at your misfortune, but that shit's freaking HILARIOUS!!

I can guaranDAMNtee you that the kids in your neighbourhood are still talking about THAT stunt.

Hell, they'll be telling that story for the rest of their lives!!

You must be famous (more likely infamous) in your 'hood 'cause of that stunt.



(Glad you, and your baguettes, made it out alive.)
It's OK, I laugh about it all the time, my kids won't ever let me forget about it, and it's been 6 years.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #5625
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One time I was leaving school and I saw this girl (realllllly fat black chick ) I know from school, an acquaintance of an acquaintance, and she saw my helmet and asked if I rode a motorcycle. Being a smartass, I responded with, "No, I just ride on the short bus and didn't have a locker for my helmet." (got that response from this thread)
She then started talking about how she thinks motorcyclists are so sexy and how she's always wanted to ride on one . All I could think of was her on the back of a HOG. Awkward

Her skin color is important to this story..... how?


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