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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-15-2008, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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What kinda bike...?

Is it just me or do you guys get bothered as much as I do when people ask you what kind of bike you ride? It seems like everyone who doesn't own a bike who sees your helmet or gear, feels the need to bother you. Or, they feel it necessary to ask you a lot of questions about your bike. Especially if they see anything wrong with it(scratch, dirt, etc.).

I love chit chatting with other riders but people who don't ride who want to ask a million questions bother me. And they all seem like they know-it-all.
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Instead of letting them bother you, make stuff up about your bike or make up a fictitious model. Have some fun with 'em.

The ones that crack me up are the Einsteins who, seeing you dressed in leathers and carrying a helmet, will ask, "Do you ride a bike?"

I just tell em, "Nah, I'm just a bad driver..."




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The ones that crack me up are the Einsteins who, seeing you dressed in leathers and carrying a helmet, will ask, "Do you ride a bike?"

I just tell em, "Nah, I'm just a bad driver..."
ha haha
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Instead of letting them bother you, make stuff up about your bike or make up a fictitious model. Have some fun with 'em.

The ones that crack me up are the Einsteins who, seeing you dressed in leathers and carrying a helmet, will ask, "Do you ride a bike?"

I just tell em, "Nah, I'm just a bad driver..."
Now that's funny

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I don't get it too much. People are surprised to see someone in gear and I guess it leaves them speechless. The others ask what kind of bike I ride and I give them very specific details, which usually derails the entire conversation so there's none of that nonsense.

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The ones that crack me up are the Einsteins who, seeing you dressed in leathers and carrying a helmet, will ask, "Do you ride a bike?"

I just tell em, "Nah, I'm just a bad driver..."
ROFL. I have to remember this.
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Is it just me or do you guys get bothered as much as I do when people ask you what kind of bike you ride? It seems like everyone who doesn't own a bike who sees your helmet or gear, feels the need to bother you. Or, they feel it necessary to ask you a lot of questions about your bike. Especially if they see anything wrong with it(scratch, dirt, etc.).

I love chit chatting with other riders but people who don't ride who want to ask a million questions bother me. And they all seem like they know-it-all.
Sooo annoying. Some punk kid (18-19 maybe) was looking at my bike over the weekend and immediately starts pointing out what's wrong with it (yeah, so it's been dropped, so what). So I assume this is going somewhere productive and ask him if he rides. He gives me this shocked look and says yeah. As it turns out he has no bike, never has, no license but he HAS ridden his friends 1000 one time before. Then proceeds to tell me how his friends four wheelers would 'dog that THING'.

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A four-wheeler?

Don't be insecure about your ride. It can't be more scratched up than mine and as far as I'm concerned, battle scars freakin' rock. The kiddies (~20 yo's) I pass wearing my gear are probably thinking silly things too, but they don't likely ride at all either.

There is a jealousy component. And remember their mommies and daddies are often funding them, so they have little ground to stand on.

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A four-wheeler?

Don't be insecure about your ride. It can't be more scratched up than mine and as far as I'm concerned, battle scars freakin' rock. The kiddies (~20 yo's) I pass wearing my gear are probably thinking silly things too, but they don't likely ride at all either.

There is a jealousy component. And remember their mommies and daddies are often funding them, so they have little ground to stand on.
Very true. I forgot to mention his plans of buying a 750 this summer. I smiled and said, "Wow, you must be reeeeeealy good." Of course he didn't pick up on the total sarcasm and agreed...
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Sooo annoying. Some punk kid (18-19 maybe) was looking at my bike over the weekend and immediately starts pointing out what's wrong with it (yeah, so it's been dropped, so what). So I assume this is going somewhere productive and ask him if he rides. He gives me this shocked look and says yeah. As it turns out he has no bike, never has, no license but he HAS ridden his friends 1000 one time before. Then proceeds to tell me how his friends four wheelers would 'dog that THING'. Her name is Frogger, B**ch!!
As soon as he mentioned he rode his "friends" bike once, I would have told him to STFU. Most of the guys who don't have a bike, no license, and haven't had one will do crap like that. Personally, I ask them if they've ridden on a track or somewhere like The Dragon. If they haven't, I immediately(and harshly) rip into them. In his case the fact he didn't even OWN a bike was the icing on the cake and the fact he said something about a four wheeler shows he's an idiot. He was more than likely jealous over the fact his mommy wouldn't buy him a bike and he can't afford one on his own.

If there's one thing I learned after 3 years of riding, it's that it doesn't matter what you ride, it all comes down to the rider's skill. (i.e. 125cc MotoGP) That, and EVERYONE drops or downs their bike at least once. It's a right of passage.

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