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Old 11-30-2013, 03:41 AM   #7351
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I was in a heavy equipment repair shop yesterday when one of the mechanics stated that it was too cold to be on a motorcycle.
I asked him if tractors only broke down in his nice warm garage or does he have to put on warm clothes some days to be outside.
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #7352
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Sind Sie nicht ganz dicht?
Die BMW Fahrer sind am meistens nicht genau senkrecht...
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:02 AM   #7353
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A metric hardly rider at work asked if I was crazy this morning (it's only 43F here). I told him no and he asked how many layers I had.

I reply long johns, long sleeve base layer shirt, and heated jacket.

He replies that'll do as he proceeds to write crazy in the dew on my seat.

I don't get it. It was 27 a couple days ago. 43 ain't nuthin'. ;)

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Old 11-30-2013, 06:15 AM   #7354
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Last week:

Security guard at our building: "Gonna snow tomorrow, no more riding this year, eh?"

Me: Well, no more riding for a couple of days.

And the parking garage people sent out an e-mail "It's getting cold now, if you want to stop your parking pass for the winter here's the form."

But I will be stopping my parking pass on January 31 - 'cause I'm retiring!
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:23 AM   #7355
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I like to visit with people usually, but sometimes its tries your patience. I had several older guys ask me how fast that crotch rocket would go, I was riding my 650 Vstrom with TKC 80 tires, and I tried to point out the knobbies, and dirtbike appearance to no avail, they couldn't believe anyone would ride a crotch rocket. Now with GSA, they just stare at it, one guy said to his dad "Pa, you ever seen anything like that". D.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:27 AM   #7356
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But I will be stopping my parking pass on January 31 - 'cause I'm retiring!
Congratulations on retirement, what an awesome feeling at least for me it was to not have to step inside the same building I had worn a trail through most my working life. . D.
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Old 11-30-2013, 06:42 AM   #7357
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Somewhere between Columbus GA, and Birmingham AL...

Getting gas.
Guy from other side of pump walks around..

Guy: B---M--- W?
Me: Yup!
Guy: Is that a Mercedes Benz?

Me: "blank stare"
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #7358
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A guy walking out to his car with 3 other people " It's looks like it's a little chilly out for that" "Yes, but I'd still rather be riding than climbing into a minivan."
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Old 11-30-2013, 04:54 PM   #7359
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Few months ago I was coming home from work and this 50 something year old dude points at my front tire and says, "I like that sprocket" meaning, the rotor. I was dumbfounded.

Mostly what I get is nice sportster, then it goes on to me explaining it's not a Harley, to my bike fooling them, yada yada;
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #7360
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Might not be a stupid question to some, but I often get asked, 'you ride that off-road'?

I ride a x-challenge with knobbies and I'm usually geared up.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:32 AM   #7361
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Went to look at an R65 this weekend.

"OMG, you really are a girl! I told my wife that a female messaged me about it and she didn't believe me. Can I go get her to prove it?"

German men are so f*cking dumb.
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Old 12-02-2013, 03:31 AM   #7362
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Waiting for the green light.

- "what bike is that?"
me - " KTM"
- "not the model, i mean the brand"


He thought that KTM is like saying KLR, so he wanted to hear something like susuki, honda etc
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:05 AM   #7363
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Went to look at an R65 this weekend.

"OMG, you really are a girl! I told my wife that a female messaged me about it and she didn't believe me. Can I go get her to prove it?"

German men are so f*cking dumb.
I find this really odd. I thought that most European countries were farther along than us when it comes to equality. Yeah, I know "most Europeans" is pretty broad...
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:17 AM   #7364
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I find this really odd. I thought that most European countries were farther along than us when it comes to equality. Yeah, I know "most Europeans" is pretty broad...
Hold up a minute, you live in The Equality State.

In Wyoming they will drag you behind a pick up whether you are black, gay, Mexican, Muslim, a democrat or maybe just funny soundin'.
Equality for all!
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Old 12-02-2013, 07:12 AM   #7365
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I find this really odd. I thought that most European countries were farther along than us when it comes to equality. Yeah, I know "most Europeans" is pretty broad...
For some reason, Americans hold onto this ideal that Europeans are racially/socially progressive. I've spent most of my adult life living in Europe, and found this sentiment to be anything but true. They have just as many issues as we have. As long as there are people, stupid ones will exist.
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