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Old 07-31-2014, 11:02 AM   #2386
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Bugger! thanks :) I consider myself to be dingbatted Well, and truly.

Ps: I'm not a troll, I just refuse to be part of the love fest that goes on any time a bird makes a post.
I didn't realize the OP was a woman until quite a few posts into the debate. On the other hand, I realized you were an aggravating twat right away.

Seems to me you are on a mission to rack up a post count without adding any value to a single thread you participate in (maybe participate is the wrong word as it implies you have somehow entered into the debate rather than simply creating annoying background noise.)

Don't bother replying, I don't care what you think.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:20 AM   #2387
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HD has done a remarkable job at brand recognition. The faithful will by a lump of Dog Shit with the HD logo on it. How many people do you see have Dealership T-shirts on, other than HD riders?? Other Dealerships have to give their T-shirts away. HD riders make it a point to buy one from the local dealer when they travel. To each his own....

Jeep use to be like that but since Daimler bought and sold Chrysler it lost its edge IMO.

Now how about a Jeep edition Yamaha Super Tenere :
All BMW dealerships I've stopped at in USA have at least one or two choices of hat or shirt with their local name on it. So do quite a few other brands, although nowhere near the selection a typical HD dealer carries.

3 or 4 weeks ago on my way up the West side of France with some friends, we stopped in at 3 or 4 different dealers representing 10 or more brands between them. Some really nice selections of bikes and branded accessories but not a single item that provided a clue what dealership, city or country it came from. I guess it's an American thing
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:29 PM   #2388
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...##$%&*^%$@!&^$@!!! < Him > "What are you some kind of tough guy, You don't know what some one could be packing."...
With that level of anger-management deficiency, I'd guess if he had anything worth showing, he'd have let you see it. So... Just another toothless prick.
And in a Prius, no less. Not very kumbaya of him, was it?
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Old 07-31-2014, 05:33 PM   #2389
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I didn't realize the OP was a woman until quite a few posts into the debate. On the other hand, I realized you were an aggravating twat right away.

Seems to me you are on a mission to rack up a post count without adding any value to a single thread you participate in (maybe participate is the wrong word as it implies you have somehow entered into the debate rather than simply creating annoying background noise.)

Don't bother replying, I don't care what you think.
Please don't quote him. I've been having a nice vacation from his bullshit.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:45 PM   #2390
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With that level of anger-management deficiency, I'd guess if he had anything worth showing, he'd have let you see it. So... Just another toothless prick.
And in a Prius, no less. Not very kumbaya of him, was it?
In my experience Prius drivers have a greater prick value than average. This article seems to indicate that my experience is not atypical:
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...ype=blogs&_r=1
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Old 07-31-2014, 07:02 PM   #2391
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In my experience Prius drivers have a greater prick value than average. This article seems to indicate that my experience is not atypical:
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...ype=blogs&_r=1
Eh... I've found large truck drivers (particularly those that are lifted) to be worse than the stereotypical prius driver. It is usually "I'm bigger, cooler, so move out of my way!" attitude. It is funny that those in said vehicles (and that BS "coal" crap) so against a vehicle with far better mpg than their own vehicles. Seems slightly more patriotic to be squandering less of your countries resources than some lifted "big ol' truck".
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:10 PM   #2392
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With that level of anger-management deficiency, I'd guess if he had anything worth showing, he'd have let you see it. So... Just another toothless prick.
And in a Prius, no less. Not very kumbaya of him, was it?
I think I woke him from his blissful slumber.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:24 PM   #2393
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Not my commute. Man, shit like this pisses me off; he should take the bus.

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Old 08-01-2014, 03:36 AM   #2394
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Not my commute. Man, shit like this pisses me off; he should take the bus.

Yep, sleeping or too busy texting to pay attention to what is going on around them.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:13 PM   #2395
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Prius drivers are satanic here in coastal socal. Entitled, fussy, attitudinal, while crippled by large blind spots. Regarding their cars more like a transportation appliance vs a motor vehicle they tend to lack any interest in the art and discipline of good driving skills. They tend to be the worst offenders on my daily commute.

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Old 08-01-2014, 07:45 PM   #2396
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Prius drivers are satanic here in coastal socal. Entitled, fussy, attitudinal, while crippled by large blind spots. Regarding their cars more like a transportation appliance vs a motor vehicle they tend to lack any interest in the art and discipline of good driving skills. They tend to be the worst offenders on my daily commute.

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As much as I hate stereotypes, this one is right on. Y'all think Harleys are rolling roadblocks, Prius drivers will get in the HOV lanes and go 15 mph under the speed limit.
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:41 PM   #2397
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As much as I hate stereotypes, this one is right on. Y'all think Harleys are rolling roadblocks, Prius drivers will get in the HOV lanes and go 15 mph under the speed limit.
Are those silly Californians still hypermiling? Here most Prinses drive 75 mph with the rest of traffic.
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Old 08-01-2014, 09:33 PM   #2398
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On my Friday rides home from work I like to take some back roads along Lake Grapevine to briefly flirt with curves. One park road in particular has a beautiful banked S curve. I've learned to enter slowly and watch for oncoming traffic, because there's no center double yellow on this road.

Sure enough, a silver BMW 3 series is entering from the opposite direction driving insanely enough that I just pull over to the walkway on the side of the road and stop with the bike in gear. As the car full of college kids home from school exit the corner, they drift almost completely into oncoming traffic. I give em and ADVRider salute and promptly turn around and chase after them. The driver stopped a few hundred yards on, and was surprisingly apologetic. We talked about how fun these roads are to drive and how dangerous it can be to overdo it. Hopefully a lesson was learned.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:39 PM   #2399
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Not my commute. Man, shit like this pisses me off; he should take the bus.

I sometimes question if people are even trying to reach their destination. I would have been around that guy so fast.
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:54 PM   #2400
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Are those silly Californians still hypermiling? Here most Prinses drive 75 mph with the rest of traffic.
They just don't care and feel entitled to it. Funny thing is, a Prius gets zero mpg while they sit stopped in traffic and I lanesplit past. If they actually really cared about the environment they would all be on motorcycles!

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