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Old 03-02-2013, 07:33 PM   #6031
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Today, I got the "does your husband really let you ride a motorcycle?" one.

Well, um, I have no idea. I never asked him for permission......
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:02 PM   #6032
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Usual term for letting someone run ahead of you at speed to get the ticket first is a "rabbit."
I've always called them a "decoy"
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:55 PM   #6033
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I call them "Pace Cars"
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:57 AM   #6034
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"do you watch sons of anarchy?"
"no"
"why not? Isn't it, like, motorcycle guys and stuff?"
"I'm busy actually riding a motorcycle."

it's best for everyone if I just leave my helmet on at fuel stops.
Just tell them that you are Jax's stunt double in the motorcycle gunfight scenes.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:58 PM   #6035
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Usual term for letting someone run ahead of you at speed to get the ticket first is a "rabbit."
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A "probe" or "probe unit" is what I've always called them.
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I've always called them a "decoy"
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I call them "Pace Cars"
I've always referred to it as having another vehicle "running interference".
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Old 03-03-2013, 02:32 PM   #6036
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Today, I got the "does your husband really let you ride a motorcycle?" one.

Well, um, I have no idea. I never asked him for permission......
You & I have got some stories to share! :-)
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:30 PM   #6037
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Usual term for letting someone run ahead of you at speed to get the ticket first is a "rabbit."
You shake the trees and I'll rake the leaves.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #6038
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Today I was approached by an old-timer and his wife who told me all about the good times they had on his 1960 Triumph T120 Bonneville, the "first one in Arkansas", according to him. That wasn't stupid, we had a good conversation and he enjoyed checking out my "new" Bonnie. The stupid remark was earlier in the day, while I was stopped for lunch. A guy who looked like he may have been an actual "biker" drove up, checked out my Triumph, then came in and told me that it had been a while since he'd seen a Norton. "It's a Triumph", said I, understanding his confusion, but then he started to argue. "It says Norton", he countered. I grinned and he went back out to have another look. He came back in, admitted I was right, then without a word proceeded to order his lunch. Ah well.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:42 PM   #6039
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Today I was approached by an old-timer and his wife who told me all about the good times they had on his 1960 Triumph T120 Bonneville, the "first one in Arkansas", according to him. That wasn't stupid, we had a good conversation and he enjoyed checking out my "new" Bonnie. The stupid remark was earlier in the day, while I was stopped for lunch. A guy who looked like he may have been an actual "biker" drove up, checked out my Triumph, then came in and told me that it had been a while since he'd seen a Norton. "It's a Triumph", said I, understanding his confusion, but then he started to argue. "It says Norton", he countered. I grinned and he went back out to have another look. He came back in, admitted I was right, then without a word proceeded to order his lunch. Ah well.
I had a guy once argue the my KLR was built by KTM....
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:50 PM   #6040
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I've always referred to it as having another vehicle "running interference".
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #6041
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #6042
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I've always referred to it as having another vehicle "running interference".
I don't really care what it's called as long as it keeps me from getting a ticket
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:05 PM   #6043
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"It says Norton", he countered.
Ah, you don't know what you bought and ride everyday.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:50 AM   #6044
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I usually get the, "Little cold isn't it?" from those in the HD set. Which when there is snow on the ground and it is 20 degrees is a fair enough question. But does not mean I can't have a little fun......

I will generally point to my "bits" and say; "Didn't you hear them clang when I got off?"
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:52 AM   #6045
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"What kind of Harley is that?" (followed by; why didn't you get a harley?)
"Aren't you cold?"
"How much did it cost?"
"Finally getting warm enough to ride?" (I have to explain that i ride year round)

It seems like a most people around where i live decide what a bikes worth based on its price tag; actually they do that for everything...
Looking through some of the earlier posts, i find it kind of disheartening how many BMW riders are snobs, sure i love my bike but i like ALL bikes; if you have it, ride it. I'm not in the bushiness of bashing other bikers, unless their road manners are non-existent; but really they just scare me. Going down 95S through Richmond its pretty common for some guy on a busa or harley to fly past at 90mph, all of a sudden all the drivers around get super aggressive. Its a battlefield out there... I cant tell if all of the surrounding traffic wants to catch up to said busa or harley or they just really want to kill someone. (because you know, going ten over most of the time just isn't fast ENOUGH.)

And why is it that on 64 east or west that when it turns to 55 people actually speed up? Or the 295 to 64 east ramp that most treat it like they are exiting pit lane in an F1 car?
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