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Do you dread that pointless bike conversation with a stranger?

This was posted on another site. Laughed my ass off...

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As I pull into the gas station on my black and orange Sportster, I am
already on the lookout.

On Pump 1 I've got a middle-aged man driving a Valiant with an OCC
sticker in the back window. Definite offender, better keep my distance.

Pump 3, a younger guy with a 4x4 Toyata truck. A safer bet than Pump 1,
but the retiree filling his Coupe DeVille at Pump 9 looks like my best
option.

I kill the motor and roll in to 8 as quiet as I can. Without getting off
my bike or removing my helmet, I pull out my wallet, shove my card into
the machine, pop the gas cap and grab the high octane nozzle.

If my tank was bigger than a canteen, I wouldn't have to do this so
often. But the man in the Cadillac is ignoring me, so it might turn out OK.

BEEP BEEP, "Error. See Cashier". Dammit.

I drop the kickstand, take off my helmet and glasses and get in line
behind Cadillac Man. He pays for his gas and buys a banana.

Who buys fruit at a gas station?

By the time the cashier straightens me out, the Caddy next to my bike is
replaced with an Expedition sporting a big giant HARLEY-DAVIDSON sticker
on the back. Shit.

I hoped this year would be different. I thought the hype was over. I
prayed that I could go this entire year without having to discuss Jesse
fucking James with some jackass American Chopper fanboy driving a rig
with a bike sticker on it.

He steps out of the vehicle and looks over at my bike, and I know all my
hopes and dreams for the 2005 riding season are fucked. He walks up to
me like I'm a hot peice of ass drinking a Manhattan alone at the bar.

"Hey man, nice bike."

That's usually how they start out.

"Thanks" I say, trying to sound polite and rude at the same time.

Obviously needing more from this conversation, he opts for the
"establish the bad guy" approach. "I almost bought one of these last
year but my wife wanted a new roof."

Sometimes it's better to say nothing. It makes people uncomfortable and
they leave. But every now and then, keeping quiet makes them start
looking over the bike and asking more annoying questions.

"That a custom exhaust?"

Well, fuck. The word "custom" has been used. I panic but can only mutter
out a "yep" before he launches into the inevitable banter that I was
trying so hard to avoid. Once they say "custom", it's basically over.

"Yeah man I was watching Orange County choppers the other day man did
you see that spider web bike man that this was sweet they like
fabricated all the parts for and stuff and you love choppers don't you
because I think they're sweet and on American Chopper they made a trike
out of a volkswagon and did all sorts of radical stuff and it was so
awesome and I want to have Jesse Jame's man babies Chopper CHOPPer rake
bike stretch custom chrome and the was a bike build-off on the discovery
channel did you see it and the old guy was all pissed off at the young
guys and they just argued the whole time but somehow they managed to
make an awesome bike I bet you saw it yeah you love them too right they
made it for Shaq for like $85,000 Chopper chopper chopper choppers
chopper orange county american steel chopper bike chopper frame rake ape
hangers custom custom custom custom custom I love the discovery channel
so much OCC WCC BAD DOG CHOPPERS CHOPPERS INC OMG I want to put beach
bars on my refrigerator and like put a lowering kit on it but you know
the wife making me buy a car and a house instead man but if it was up to
me I'd be living free and riding free on the open road just like Peter
Fonda and Jack Nicolaus but I wouldn't get killed with a shotgun you
know what I mean har har cause that would suck and I saw this
documentary on Sturgis and all these people were there riding free and
checking out the black hills rally rally bike bike custom chopper
chopper fabricate chrome chrome chrome sturgis I was gonna ride to
sturgis this year but I didn't have a bike and I had a trailer to bring
it but the wife made me sell the trailer hitch so she could buy a new
eddie bauer stroller for our baby and some cleets for my kids man I know
my kids will grow up to be bikers but right now I'm doing the parenting
thing and stuff I may look soft but I'm deep down a real hardcore free
riding open road biker man just like you trust me if I had the dough I'd
be cruisin with you just like Orange County Choppers check out this
tattoo I got it's a maltese cross I don't know what that means but its
all over every chopper thing because I love choppers you love choppers
we all love choppers choppers choppserchopperschopperchopperchopper
CHOPPERCHOPPERPEOHRHCHEOCPEPOCHEOR OMG OMG OMG CAN I HAVE SEX WITH YOUR
BIKE AND SEND PICTURES TO JESSE JAMES I LOVE BIKES MAN BIKES BIKES BIKES
CAUSE LIKE THE OTHER DAY I WAS BUYING SOME BEAN DIP FOR THE LITTLE
LEAGUE PARENTS MEETING AND I WAS TALKING TO THIS OTHER GUY WHO REFS THE
TIGERS AND HE WAS LIKE MAN ID TRADE IT ALL FOR A RIDE ON A CHOPPER
BECAUSE I WATCH THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL 24 HOURS PER DAY BECAUSE ALL THEY
EVER SHOW IS CHOPPER GARAGE SHOWS AND THOSE MEN ARE ROUGH AND TOUGH AND
THEY WILL BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN JUST LIKE THE WOLF IN THE THREE LITTLE
PIGS EXCEPT NOT A WOLF BUT LIKE A V-TWIN WITH A BIG WIDE OPEN EXHAUST
WITH NO MUFFLER BECAUSE NOISE IS GOOD AND BIKES ARE GOOD AND I LOVE
CHOPPERS CHOPPPERS BEACH BARS CHROME CHOPPER RAKE MAN, I'M GONNA MAKE ME
A BIKE WITH LIKE SO MUCH RAKE THAT MY BARS JUST GO STRAIGHT OUT ALL THE
WAY TO STURGIS AND CHOPPERS ARE COOL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T TURN UNLESS YOU
HAVE A FOOTBALL FEILD BUT THATS OK BECAUSE I'M LIVING HARD AND RIDING
FREE AND I WEAR CHAPS WHEN I GO TO SLEEP BECAUSE THATS HOW HARD CORE OF
A BIKER I AM JUST LIKE JESSE JAMES AND JACK NICKALOOS EXCEPT I HAVE
DON'T HAVE A FOOTBALL HELMET PAINTED GOLD BUT WOULDN'T THAT BE AWESOME
JUST LIKE IN EASY RIDER MAN HEY WANT TO COME OVER TO MY HOUSE THE WIFE
IS WATCHING THE BACHELOR II I HOPE SARAH WINS BUT ANYWAY I TAPED
AMERICAN MONSTER CHOPPER GARAGE JAMES JAMES JESSE JAMES CO INC INC AND
WE CAN WATCH IT IN THE KIDS ROOM BECAUSE THEY'RE AT PIANO LESSONS TILL 9
ohhh man ohhhh man I loves me some bikes fuck it man lets just go to the
bar right now and sell this truck right now that's how hardcore I am I
mea YOU KNOW ME MAN I DON'T EVEN GET BEHIND THE WHEEL TILL I'VE HAD A
SIXER MAN I DRIVE BETTER WHEN IM DRUNK JUST LIKE JESSE JAMES YOU LIKE
GRASS MAN IVE GOT GRASS WE CAN GO SMOKE SOME GRASS IN MY GARAGE JUST
LIKE ON EASY RIDER BUT WILL HAVE TO MOVE THE KIDS BICYCLES OUT OF THE
WAY BUT THATS OK BECAUSE WE'RE HARDCORE AND WE DONT GIVE A FUCK CHOPPER
CHOPPER APE HANGER FOOTPEG BEACH BAR EASY RIDER CHOPPER CHOPPER CHROME
CUSTOM FABRICATION PAINT 17 LAYER PAINT JOB BUT THE SEAT MAKES MY ASS
SORE SO NORMALLY I LIKE TO GET A GOOD SIZED PILLOW AND PUT IT DOWN THERE
FOR COMFORT YOU KNOW HOW IT IS AFTER RIDING FREE FOR SO LONG YOUR ASS
GETS A LITTLE SORE BUT YOU GET USED TO IT AND YOU LEARN TO LOVE IT RIGHT
MAN AM I RITE? blah blah blah"

By now I'm about 6 miles away wishing Sportsters had bigger gas tanks
and planning new strategies to avoid repetition # 193 of this pointless
conversation.

Pointless, just like a chopper. Especially the over-the-top ones on the
Discovery Channel. They are cartoon bikes. Choppers are the Desert Eagle
.50 of motorcycles. Big and badass and striking and different but for
all logistical and practical and resonable purposes, completely fucking
useless.
Reminds me of that T-Mobile commercial with the caffinated cheerleader.


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post #2 of 170 Old Aug 3rd, 2006, 3:47 pm
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Yeah man - like don't ever gas up at pump #4, cuz no matter who's on #5, they ALWAYS start out:
Whazzat? Zatta BMW??

Grief - I dent even know they made motorscooters!!

Maud - lookee here! A BMW!

Where ya goin'?

Gee - really??? I went out there oncet. Wuz in a bus tho!!

Waill, be careful now.
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it doesn't matter what you ride. You;re inevitably gonna get that from someone.

What is that, it sez V STORM on it.
No, it says VSTROM. Stupid name, I know.
I never liked them crotch rockets.
Not a crotch rocket. Nice upright seating position. Comfy for days, plenty of power, can go off road a little.
Why dincha get a Harley?
Don't want a harley and harley doesn't make a bike in this category [okay I know they do now sorta - ulysses]
And that usually ended mine.

But even now, between bikes, I get the same stuff from people.

You gonna ride again?
yes
motorcycles are dangerous.
getting off the couch can be dangerous.
You;ll get hurt on it.
I can get hurt driving a car
you gonna get a harley?
no
why not?
don't want one.
whadd're you gettin?
BMW most likely
And that usualy stops them because they have no idea what to say next.

I have had these last conversations this week.

a group of us rode up at a restaurant on 2 triumph sprints, a triumph trophy(?)( some kinda hard-bagged machine), and my v strom. 2 ladies and 4 guys, all wearing an assortment of proper riding gear. Everyone in the restaurant held their breath seemed like when we walked in. I think we were geeking over a GPS or something. It was pretty funny to see people's reactions to us, a group of biker geeks, not a lether in sight.

It's all fun, I guess.

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Oh yeah

Man this just nails it!!!

I get those when on my LT, " because its a cool bike and I have never seen one like it" "and I did not know BMW made bikes". They made bikes BEFORE the cars DUMASS!!!.

Now I get the same with the S. "Wow I thought BMW only made boring old farts bikes but this is awsome".

But the ones that just RUIN the f' ing day is the ones that are seating on an LT, or GoldWing and they get off of it and come to you, figure out that you ride they start the conversation by saying:

"I have never ridden a bike before" and than something about their friend DIYING on some 2 cycle bullcrap bike in the 70's in some dirt field somewhere (I HATE IT!!!). But now I thinking I want a bike. What you think about this LT (happened last weekend at my local BMW shop), I really like the cruiser style".

So I am like: "OK this is not a cruiser, THAT is a cruiser (pointing to a pre-owned VTX my local BMW dealer has in the show room) this is a touring bike, a luxury touring bike, I point at an RT and say that is Touring Bike, I point at GT and say that is Sport Touring Bike, and so on and so forth.......

Than they want to know YOUR opinion on what bike THEY should buy. Next man people be asking you to sign an affidavit and provide them your name and address so they can come beat you up if the bike you tell them to buy is no good or something. COME ON!!!.

A couple of weekends ago I was at a local Victory dealer ( I love the look of those bikes) and I could NOT have a conversation with my wife nor the sales man because this guy kept bugging me, I finally blinked at the salesman and my wife, ALL 3 of us scattered, we waited in some far away corner of the shop until this guy literally LEFT THE BUILDING before we could go back at it. And than I come out and he is standing by my LT..........

" Wow I did not know BMW made bikes"..............

I hate it.

My rant about the currently titled thread...... I am good now. LOL

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I'm 37, look a lot younger, had to run to Walgreens the other day mid-morning to get a prescription. Came out of the store, helmet and gloves in hand, with wingtips, suitpants, shirt and tie on, walking towards my LT.

A cashier arriving for her shift sporting a near-beehive hairdo who had a full mouth of teeth (just kept half of them in a jar on her dresser at home, I think) says to me "Well, I wouldn't have picked YOU to be on THAT!"

I paused, and said "Uh, what does THAT mean?"

She laughs, careful not to let the cigarrette fall from the corner of her mouth, and says, "Well, I wouldn't picture you on THAT is all."

I thought for a moment and decided I couldn't just let it go because it would drive me nuts for the rest of the day and asked "Well, what WOULD you 'picture me' leaving the parking lot of this fine retail establishment in or on?"

She looks at me and says, "oh, probably a VOLVO."

I think I've been insulted, gentlemen.

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That your motorcycle?
yeah,
Oh man we saw this accident and that guy on the motorcycle blah blah blah, blah blah.
by then I'm usually walking away or have just stopped listening,
why is it they think I would be interested in hearing about something like that?


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She looks at me and says, "oh, probably a VOLVO."
Musta been the wingtips.

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That's freekin' hilarious!


I seem to attract the "I know a guy who got killed on one a dem" type. I just glance at their car and say "Everybody dies, not everybody lives."

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That's a great story.

Just say "what, what, I've got earplugs in, what?" They get tired of attracting attention to themselves.

Used to use sign langauge, acting like I could not hear. But felt bad about that once a guy explained in sign langauge and modified speech, how pathetic I was. He was a big guy and kept grabbing my chin, and turning my head, so he could read my lips. Don't do it.
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Maybe some different responses would at least end the jabber before it really gets annoying:

"That your bike?" - No, I stole it yesterday, but the cops are looking for it now and I gotta steal a car. That your car?

"I dint know BMW made motorcycles." - They don't, this is a Harley, but I thought I could get the interest of more girls (or guys; try both answers) if I stuck a BMW emblem on there. I've been really lonely since my girlfriend (guyfriend) died in a car crash. Are you seeing someone? Want a ride? Want to go to a motel?

"Motorcycles are dangerous, you're gonna get killed." - Yep, I already was killed in a motorcycle crash. I figure it can't happen to me twice.

"You don't look like a motorcycle kind of person." - Oh, thanks, I'm glad my disguise is working. When I wear my Hells Angels colors people avoid me, but now they come right up to me and it's easier to rob them.

Heck, now I'm looking forward to the next jabber opportunity.

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This one is getting circulted to all my m/c buddies at work...

It sure sounds like we have all had the same experiences - fast food joints for a quick lunch are almost as bad...

Best choice is at o'dark-thirty when no one is around, or pull in next to another bike gassing up - most you'll get is a nod...
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Maybe some different responses would at least end the jabber before it really gets annoying:

"That your bike?" - No, I stole it yesterday, but the cops are looking for it now and I gotta steal a car. That your car?

"I dint know BMW made motorcycles." - They don't, this is a Harley, but I thought I could get the interest of more girls (or guys; try both answers) if I stuck a BMW emblem on there. I've been really lonely since my girlfriend (guyfriend) died in a car crash. Are you seeing someone? Want a ride? Want to go to a motel?

"Motorcycles are dangerous, you're gonna get killed." - Yep, I already was killed in a motorcycle crash. I figure it can't happen to me twice.

"You don't look like a motorcycle kind of person." - Oh, thanks, I'm glad my disguise is working. When I wear my Hells Angels colors people avoid me, but now they come right up to me and it's easier to rob them.

Heck, now I'm looking forward to the next jabber opportunity.
Hey, Bill - good stuff. I can't use 'em tho, cuz I'd be ROTGL so hard they'd call EMS!!
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Hey, Bill - good stuff. I can't use 'em tho, cuz I'd be ROTGL so hard they'd call EMS!!
The first time I read the whole passage, I was laughing so hard I was crying.


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I mentioned to my dad and step mom a couple of months back that I had bought a bike (the LT) last summer and was riding it a lot. The very first words -- honest -- out of my stepmother's mouth:

"Do you belong to a gang?" (she's only 67, not 90 and demented)

The second thing she said:

"Why on earth would you want to ride a motorcycle" (her emphasis on "motorcycle", like it was the Graf Zeppelin or something).

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Chatterboxes?

No idea what this problem is like. I work in downtown San Francisco, where thousands of people walk the streets daily, each toting an iPod and strenuously avoiding eye contact, let alone verbal communication. My kinda place. Oh, and there's motorcycle-only parking on almost every-other block and the high was a blistering 73 today.
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When they ask?

All I say is, "It gets me to church on time." They are so confused, they just kinda giggle and try to get away from me as fast as they can.

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Followed the general tone of the thread this evening...gassing up on the way to the Doc's after work (and no, not in wingtips this time HOOG, you smartass--lol).

Joe Lexus next to me says "you sure don't LOOK like a BIKER...heh heh heh!" to which I softly replied, "well, no one thought I LOOKED like a murderer until I spent eight years in prison either."

Topped her off, put on the helmet, fired her up, looked over and watched the guy with gaping mouth staring at me, gasoline running down the side of his GS330 from the nozzle in his hand, and rode away.

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Or when a "sales assistant" walks up and asks "may I help you?" I get this relieved, but mildly panicked look on my face and say ... "finally! are you a psychiatrist? I hope so, cause I need help, I think I'm in a Ya'll Mart store!!!"

Ya think those folks are a bit "unfulfilled"? yeah...you're probably right...

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I think the funniest part of the story is the guy is riding a chic bike and has an attitude.

I was at a Jack in the Box one Saturday getting the kids some lunch. Waiting for the order in walks a classic looking Hollywood Harley guy. Big Biceps,Harley tank top ,leather pants,Dingo Boots,fingerless gloves...the works. After ordering he leans on the same wall as me and looks over. I give him the head bob to say Hi and ask what he is riding. He gives me the exasperated exhale and answers " What else.. a Harley". I reply ,"well maybe a real bike like a Beamer". He replies "Euro trash is worse than a rice grinder. Our order come up to go. On the way out I see Macho boys 883 Harley sportster with ape hangers and all kinds of bolt on chrome crap. All he was missing was pink tassels on his little chic bike. Many of the Harley clowns are the weekend warrior types that play dress up on the weekends and crave the attention and conversation that their bikes bring. Most won't get 5000 miles on their bike in ten years.The rest I call friends.

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I couldn't get through it without laughing out loud.

I usually get the "nice bike" comments. I just stare for a second, thinking "I'm just riding it. I didn't design it." I usually just say thanks, and move on.

After I bought my first Beemer, an '86 K100RT with 120K miles, the sales guy asked me "So, how does it feel to own a B-M-W?" I replied "I dunno. Wait until I get another 100K miles on it."

I don't really care what others think of my bike. It's how it feels to me that matters.

The sales guy is still around, and turned out to be quite a good guy. I may just buy my next BMW from him.

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That paragraph is one of the best reasons to ride a Beemer. Of course, we all get the "What? BMW makes bikes now?". But so what? We don't have to put up with all the wannabes talking crap about stuff they know nothing about.

Besides...I enjoy talking to the occasional stranger at a gas stop. In fact, I was under the impression that most riders did. Or...maybe that's just lonely LD riders?
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My wife and I were at a store recently and she was wearing her Mischler's BMW T-Shirt when this guy starts talking to her about how he almost bought a BMW but settled on an Acura instead for reasons that I tuned out. The confusion on his face was priceless when my wife told him that she was unaware that BMW made cars that she thought they only made motorcycles.

BTW, I rode a Sporty for a little while. Great bike, lots of fun... just too darn small for me (I'm 6'1 275). Must admit, not a bike for a long trip, great bike for riding around town.

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Last fall I was putting around on my... ok, I'll say it.... CHOPPER! It's a 1940 harley davidson Knucklehead - the most beautiful engine Harley ever made (despite what TMGS says)...but I digress

Anyway, I'm moseying along and I hear behind me the sounds that strikes fear in the hearts of....well, nobody really... a bunch of harleys revving for no reason whatsoever. As I get passed by a whole herd of HOG (Harley Owners Group - aka Banker Beginning Biker Gang) riders and their "Ol Ladys" I get dozens of snide comments like "look at that. Bet he wishes he had a harley", "Jap crap", and one nice comment - "I had an old triumph too! It was almost identical to that"....

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That's a great story.

Just say "what, what, I've got earplugs in, what?" They get tired of attracting attention to themselves.

Used to use sign langauge, acting like I could not hear. But felt bad about that once a guy explained in sign langauge and modified speech, how pathetic I was. He was a big guy and kept grabbing my chin, and turning my head, so he could read my lips. Don't do it.

now that is funny, ya think what are the chances right, My wife went to college at some school for death to teach sign language. so I know there are a lot of people out there that are deaf, but most folks have no cluse how many.

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now that is funny, ya think what are the chances right, My wife went to college at some school for death to teach sign language. so I know there are a lot of people out there that are deaf, but most folks have no cluse how many.


I took a beginning ASL course a couple years ago which gave me enough knowledge to know that I know nothing.

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Makes the world a better place for all. I especially enjoy sampling the local cuisine at mom & pop eateries. Folks strike up conversation and makes me feel like home.

A smile and head nod help un-sour the world. SWEET!!!

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Talking ....spoken in jest!

This must be the best thread I've seen on our site! I had to go pee I was laughing so hard. My SO came into the office to see if I was OK! All she said was - "you're all so childish" which broke me up completely!

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Besides...I enjoy talking to the occasional stranger at a gas stop. In fact, I was under the impression that most riders did. Or...maybe that's just lonely LD riders?
Nah, LD riders are probably the least talkative. You just don't have the time when you're trying to put the last tank of gas in to complete a 1,500-mile day.

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I still can't believe Sandra Bullock married Jesse James - Say it ain't so!
I hear that it's all image. Jesse's actually sweet and cuddly and loves puppies and all that.

I ain't buying it. I prefer to think that America's girl-next-door is her public persona, and that Sandra's got a lot more going on than most people realize. But she still married a moron.

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That paragraph is one of the best reasons to ride a Beemer. Of course, we all get the "What? BMW makes bikes now?". But so what? We don't have to put up with all the wannabes talking crap about stuff they know nothing about.

Besides...I enjoy talking to the occasional stranger at a gas stop. In fact, I was under the impression that most riders did. Or...maybe that's just lonely LD riders?
or like the older couple at the pulloff on the mountain,
"are those Harleys?"


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A stranger approaches with a look of astonishment on his face.

A BMW...... I had one of those back in..... fill in the blank

1. Germany
2. the 60's
3. When I was ........

Didn't look nuthin like that though, "scratches his head"

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OH!!! I get it! Just like Jesus would've done!
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What Would Joe Do?

I thought that was clearly stated in post #24 of this thread.

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I like the casual conversation, except for....

This is the one I dread and I get it ALL the time:

That's a nice bike. (Thank you.) You know, my sister's best friend's uncle's brother's girlfriend's father-in-law's son's best friend was killed on one of those things while he was driving a hundred and fifteen on a curvey road and lost control around the stone wall thing and they found his head 200 yards away from his arms which were 300 feet from... blah, blah, blah... You need to be careful!

Like I'm supposed to say; "Wow! I guess I'll stop riding now. Since what's his face was killed and all... Thanks for telling me that story, it's really change my outlook on motorcycling...."

I guess they mean well, but really, what's the point of that kind of story? For me it's TMI and I usually end up saying something really inspirational like; "Oh my! That's awful!"

Anyhow, this is a great thread and I've really enjoyed it. I especially like some of the alternate response suggestions... LMAO.....
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People like to be comfortable. They also are curious and many wish they lived life a bit more 'wild', spicier.

So, it's inevitable when Joe-cubicle-dweller (no relation to our Joe) pulls up in to the local pushaline station in his minivan and seeing a bike - any bike - at the pumps, he can't help but reach for a taste, even a whiff of what he thinks is that 'wilder' life. Those two wheels with an engine are iconic to what he thinks is 'fun', 'wild' and maybe even a bit 'naughty'. And inside he wishes he had the spine to have one himself.

Now, being drawn in by his hunger, curiosity and self-loathing, he's gotta be comfortable, (it's a habit, ya know) so he naturally shares a story (he's really looking for validation that he actually KNOWS something about what he's secretly dreaming of). Sadly, the only story he remembers is the one about the neighbor's, father's, buddy's, dog-walker that plowed his H-bus into a utility pole at 130mph wearing nothing but his swimming suit. Well, granted, the only reason he remembers that story is it was spectacular enough to remember. Spicey, remember?

So, next time you get the 'look', the 'question', just remember where it's coming from. Dissatisfaction, hunger and desire for something they don't have. They may well be walking around in a 45 y/o body, but they're really just 7 y/olds inside peeking at the 'good stuff', looking to grow up and live life, someday. You may well just be his lifeline out of mediocrity and boredom.

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People like to be comfortable. They also are curious and many wish they lived life a bit more 'wild', spicier.

So, it's inevitable when Joe-cubicle-dweller (no relation to our Joe) pulls up in to the local pushaline station in his minivan and seeing a bike - any bike - at the pumps, he can't help but reach for a taste, even a whiff of what he thinks is that 'wilder' life. Those two wheels with an engine are iconic to what he thinks is 'fun', 'wild' and maybe even a bit 'naughty'. And inside he wishes he had the spine to have one himself.

Now, being drawn in by his hunger, curiosity and self-loathing, he's gotta be comfortable, (it's a habit, ya know) so he naturally shares a story (he's really looking for validation that he actually KNOWS something about what he's secretly dreaming of). Sadly, the only story he remembers is the one about the neighbor's, father's, buddy's, dog-walker that plowed his H-bus into a utility pole at 130mph wearing nothing but his swimming suit. Well, granted, the only reason he remembers that story is it was spectacular enough to remember. Spicey, remember?

So, next time you get the 'look', the 'question', just remember where it's coming from. Dissatisfaction, hunger and desire for something they don't have. They may well be walking around in a 45 y/o body, but they're really just 7 y/olds inside peeking at the 'good stuff', looking to grow up and live life, someday. You may well just be his lifeline out of mediocrity and boredom.

BINGO BINGO this is the post of the month!

shall we ever meet remind me, I owe ya a beer (or would you rather have somthing a little more dangerous) perhaps a shot of Jack

thanks that was a good post!
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Excellent post Zotter! You are exactly right.

I really don’t mind talking to people. It’s sorta’ fun but several months ago I had this strange encounter. Here’s the story -

In addition to my GS I have a Ducati Paul Smart. The other day I stopped for a break when a Harley guy wandered over to look at my bike.

Him - “Hard to keep that thang runnin’?”

Me - “What do you mean?”

Him - “Hard to keep that thang runnin”? You know. A bike that old. Hard to keep it runnin’?”

Me - “No, it’s new.”

Him - “It’s new? Well dang. Why do you want a new bike that looks like an old one?”

Keep in mind, this guy was riding a Harley! I just shook my head.
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People like to be comfortable. They also are curious and many wish they lived life a bit more 'wild', spicier.

So, it's inevitable when Joe-cubicle-dweller (no relation to our Joe) pulls up in to the local pushaline station in his minivan and seeing a bike - any bike - at the pumps, he can't help but reach for a taste, even a whiff of what he thinks is that 'wilder' life. Those two wheels with an engine are iconic to what he thinks is 'fun', 'wild' and maybe even a bit 'naughty'. And inside he wishes he had the spine to have one himself.

Now, being drawn in by his hunger, curiosity and self-loathing, he's gotta be comfortable, (it's a habit, ya know) so he naturally shares a story (he's really looking for validation that he actually KNOWS something about what he's secretly dreaming of). Sadly, the only story he remembers is the one about the neighbor's, father's, buddy's, dog-walker that plowed his H-bus into a utility pole at 130mph wearing nothing but his swimming suit. Well, granted, the only reason he remembers that story is it was spectacular enough to remember. Spicey, remember?

So, next time you get the 'look', the 'question', just remember where it's coming from. Dissatisfaction, hunger and desire for something they don't have. They may well be walking around in a 45 y/o body, but they're really just 7 y/olds inside peeking at the 'good stuff', looking to grow up and live life, someday. You may well just be his lifeline out of mediocrity and boredom.
So Your saying," he just wants to see how close he can get to the Gorilla cage while wearing the banana perfume!!"
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So Your saying," he just wants to see how close he can get to the Gorilla cage while wearing the banana perfume!!"
If the guy's near your bike....I WHOLE-HEARTEDLY agree!
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Y'know, I'm amazed at how angry some of you get because other folk want a chat. I know you get all kinds of stupid questions from time to time but if stupidity were a crime I'd have been locked up years ago. What's to get angry about when someone says "I never wanted a bike when I was young but I'd love one like that!" as someone did to me last week about Katie. Years ago I was stopped at traffic lights for several changes because an old man was talking to me with tears rolling down his face - I was riding an ex-WW2 despatch rider's Matchless WD-G3L 350. He hadn't seen one in years and wanted to tell me about his times with one. I should tell a veteran to get lost? I've had a lot more pleasant converations than bad ones over the last 40 years.

Jeez guys! Take a chill pill!

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