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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2000, 07:19 AM
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What does GS stand for ??

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-27-2000, 08:10 AM
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I always thought the GS stands for "Gran Sport."

Then again, maybe it stands for, "Goes Slow."

It could be, "Goofy Sportbike."

Oh, I know, it's "Guaranteed Spendy."
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I always thought the GS stands for "Gran Sport."

Then again, maybe it stands for, "Goes Slow."

It could be, "Goofy Sportbike."

Oh, I know, it's "Guaranteed Spendy."
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Actually, GS stands for GravelenShtreet. Makes sense, as they're dual purpose bikes, right?

And if you think BMWs are money sinkholes, just wait until your significant other buys a Ducati.

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You were kidding about "GravelenShtreet," right?

GS is for "Gelande und Strasse," which means Ground and Street. On or off road. Dual sport. You get the idea.

Geesh, I thought my German was bad (it is), but then I saw this thread.
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Yeah, I was kidding about the Gravelen Shtreet. The closest I've been to Germany was Fredericksburg, Texas. Despite my German last name, I know more Spanish than German, and the only complete sentence I know is "No hablo Espanol es todo mi Espanol." Well, that and "Ocho mas cervezas, por favor."

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Well, my German stinks but my Spanish is real good, hence my username.

You always order your beers eight at a time?

In the interests of maintaining a semblance of thread discipline, I have to switch over to the other thread for my next question...
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You always order your beers eight at a time?

Just once, in college. We were researching a story on open-air beer joints in South San Antonio. David and I were the only two in the place who didn't speak Spanish, and he asked me how to say "Eight more beers, please." Went over pretty well with the bartender, who got a great laugh out of David's drunken attempt to sound coherent in a foreign language.

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Nothing like being good and drunk to improve your language skills, right?

"Researching" beer joints in San Antonio, eh? Good work if you can get it. As for ordering eight beers at a time, sounds to me like a good way to end up face down in the gelande und strasse.***

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Dude if you think GS stands for Goes Slow You've never tried to catch one with a good rider in the twisties.

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