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Old 12-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #5656
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On my KLR:
"Hey, something is up with your bike, sounds like it's only running on one cylinder."
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:20 PM   #5657
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But my all time favorite was years ago, on my little Ex500. Decked out in full gear, with my long wavy hair tied up and reaching almost to the seat, a carload of little douchebags in an Integra roll up next to me and the driver rolls down his window and says "hey babe, nice bike". To which I flip the front of my modular helmet up, showing my bearded craggy and very un-female face and say "Thanks!"
That reminds me of one from last summer:

It's about 110 F outside, and I pull into a parking spot wearing full ATGATT, all black.

Woman getting out of an air conditioned car: "Aren't you hot?"
Me taking off my helmet: "Thanks. You're not so bad yourself."

Got a little laugh out of her. Thank goodness that's all it got out of her, or my wife would have killed me.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:33 PM   #5658
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Thank goodness that's all it got out of her, or my wife would have killed me.


Ah, missed opportunities....
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:12 PM   #5659
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Are you sure all of those are because of your riding?
Or that they even happen when you're anywhere near your bike?

...and I get that last one all the time...NOT!

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Now that it's winter, I'm getting the same two predictable questions nearly every day:

"You're not riding today... are you?" and/or "Are you stupid?"

I'm also getting a few more general comments, rather than questions. To summarize:

"You're stupid."

"You're crazy."

"You're a complete idiot."

"I think you ate too many paint chips as a kid."

"You need to have a mental health exam."

"I think your awesome devotion to riding every day is just smoking hot." (Always said by an equally smoking hot young lady.)

Okay, I lied about that last one. Smoking hot women don't talk to me.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #5660
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I follow an old retired couple onto the elevator at work and I'm in my riding gear; in my right hand is my helmet, in my left is my tank bag. The lady asks if that's a map of Hawaii on my map pouch on the tank bag.

WTF

I just got off a motorcycle, in south Mississippi, in a casino. I don't get uppity with her because I'm coming into work and I might run into these folks while on the casino floor. I kindly look at the map and show it to her and her husband and say its a map of the Mississippi river delta, you know, the end of the road from my last ride.

Man, old people need to stay home and watch TV.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #5661
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One night I had met a friend at a local bar. Had my 2 drinks and was leaving. I had parked directly in front of the front door of the bar. I was just getting on the bike when 2 ladies walked out and the tall good looking brunette asked "Is that your bike?". Right then a friend of hers came out and asked her to come back in for a minute. She told me "Dont go anywhere, I'll be right back. We're going for a ride!". I still had not said one word to her. I waited about 1 minute and left. Thought it was gonna be my lucky night. Then gave it a second thought. I put on my helmet and rode off alone.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #5662
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One night I had met a friend at a local bar. Had my 2 drinks and was leaving. I had parked directly in front of the front door of the bar. I was just getting on the bike when 2 ladies walked out and the tall good looking brunette asked "Is that your bike?". Right then a friend of hers came out and asked her to come back in for a minute. She told me "Dont go anywhere, I'll be right back. We're going for a ride!". I still had not said one word to her. I waited about 1 minute and left. Thought it was gonna be my lucky night. Then gave it a second thought. I put on my helmet and rode off alone.
1. What type of bike was it?

2. That was an awfully quick second thought... how ugly was she?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #5663
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Are you sure all of those are because of your riding?
Or that they even happen when you're anywhere near your bike?

...and I get that last one all the time...NOT!
Now that I think about it, I get those questions ALL THE TIME. Man, that's some harsh self-realization, dude. Now, I'm bummed out. I might be stupid. Or my parents fed me paint chips as a kid.

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Old 12-13-2012, 08:53 AM   #5664
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1. What type of bike was it?

2. That was an awfully quick second thought... how ugly was she?

1. I ride a Road King.

2. She was actually a pretty attractive lady.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:41 AM   #5665
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One night I had met a friend at a local bar. Had my 2 drinks and was leaving. I had parked directly in front of the front door of the bar. I was just getting on the bike when 2 ladies walked out and the tall good looking brunette asked "Is that your bike?". Right then a friend of hers came out and asked her to come back in for a minute. She told me "Dont go anywhere, I'll be right back. We're going for a ride!". I still had not said one word to her. I waited about 1 minute and left. Thought it was gonna be my lucky night. Then gave it a second thought. I put on my helmet and rode off alone.


Seems like you missed out on an adventure "ride".
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:07 AM   #5666
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That reminds me of one from last summer:

It's about 110 F outside, and I pull into a parking spot wearing full ATGATT, all black.

Woman getting out of an air conditioned car: "Aren't you hot?"
Me taking off my helmet: "Thanks. You're not so bad yourself."

Got a little laugh out of her. Thank goodness that's all it got out of her, or my wife would have killed me.
That's great. I can only hope I get that same opportunity. And more importantly, remember to say that!
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #5667
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How come everyone here is so quick-thinking, on their feet - while I come up with my brilliant & witty responses a day later, after the fact?
A rule that I learned from friends in radio: The best off-the-cuff remark is a well-rehearsed off-the-cuff remark.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:25 PM   #5668
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Not stupid, just two funny comments in the parking lot today on the way to work in 30F:

First guy - Enjoy, this could be one of the last riding days for you till the spring.

Second guy - This is the latest motorcycle I have seen this year. (wouldn't that be the case even in the summer?)
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:51 PM   #5669
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I follow an old retired couple onto the elevator at work and I'm in my riding gear; in my right hand is my helmet, in my left is my tank bag. The lady asks if that's a map of Hawaii on my map pouch on the tank bag.

WTF

I just got off a motorcycle, in south Mississippi, in a casino. I don't get uppity with her because I'm coming into work and I might run into these folks while on the casino floor. I kindly look at the map and show it to her and her husband and say its a map of the Mississippi river delta, you know, the end of the road from my last ride.

Man, old people need to stay home and watch TV.
She might have been wondering WTF, a map of Hawaii in his tank bag, doesn't this kid know he's in the Mississippi river delta? Or maybe she rides in Hawaii and thought you might have, too. Perhaps she was just curious why you needed a map to ride to work?

With an attitude like that my friend you may never reach old age if you get uppity to an old woman in front of the wrong old man.

Kids, today!
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:59 AM   #5670
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There's a town on the Gulf Coast called Diamondhead, maybe she saw that and was thinking about the one in Hawaii?
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