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Old 03-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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What do "pirates" and "squids" call us?

I was explaining to a friend the different stereotypes associated with riders of other types of motorcycles, i.e. "pirates" and "squids." After I explained the nuances of each category, she asked "which one are you?" At which point I realized I didn't know what the stereotype name for "adventure riders" was!
I'm imagining the guy who rides a 550 pound "dirt bike" with aluminum cases down to starbucks for a latte, while he brags about how he could ride across africa at a moments notice if he wanted to, and refers to that one time he rode on a 2 lane, graded gravel road as "gnarly single track."

So whats the name for this guy?

In the interest of full disclosure, the description above hits pretty close to home, except I dont drink Lattes.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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So whats the name for this guy?
"Awesome"
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #4
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I like the name Explorer.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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"Awesome"
That's what I thought too! OK, that settles it. Thanks!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #6
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I just found out yesterday that sports bike riders in one piece leathers are called "Power Rangers". These days more and more inmates seem to be making fun of GS riders uniform look and their overpriced BMW clothing. You might see terms like "Charlie and Ewan clones", "Twat suites", "BMW pajamas".

I'll never forget the time I was getting my bike serviced at a BMW dealer and a guy brought in a brand new 20+K GSA for a service. The bike had about 4K worth of Touratech accessories on it, the guy had a BMW suit, boots, tankbag, etc, worth of another 3K. And then he asks me - How good do you think my bike will be on dirt roads, I haven't tried yet. Not sure what he should be called.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:00 PM   #7
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And then he asks me - How good do you think my bike will be on dirt roads, I haven't tried yet. Not sure what he should be called.
"Poseur"
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:37 PM   #8
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Yeah, "poseur" sounds about right.

Speaking of stereotypes, awhile back I saw a couple ride two up past me as I was walking down the sidewalk. They did an amazing job of mashing all of the "labels" into one neat package. Was sad that I wasn't quick enough with my phone to snap a pic of them.

They were dressed up in beanie helmets, leather vests, t-shirts, nose picker gloves, shorts and flip flops. Their ride? A BMW 1200 GSA. Only thing that could have made it more perfect is if they'd been standing up on the pegs to negotiate the hazardous asphalt terrain.

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Piventurids?
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #9
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BMW pyjamas? That is funny.
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:22 AM   #10
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I'm imagining the guy who rides a 550 pound "dirt bike" with aluminum cases down to starbucks for a latte, while he brags about how he could ride across africa at a moments notice if he wanted to, and refers to that one time he rode on a 2 lane, graded gravel road as "gnarly single track."

So whats the name for this guy?

In the interest of full disclosure, the description above hits pretty close to home, except I dont drink Lattes.
"Inmate"
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:15 AM   #11
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"Nerds"

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:24 AM   #12
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if they ever logon to advrider, and learn of the term

twatwafffle

THAT will be the word to describe us, er, them, I mean HIM, the guy with the twatwaffle suite on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:33 AM   #13
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A poseur is someone who cares what other people call them.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:50 AM   #14
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:02 AM   #15
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Who cares wut they call us, we're ride'in and they're pose'in.
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