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#1 Unread post by Vit0r » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:50 am

You've all gone through it. Whether it be when you first started riding or the first time somebody found out that you ride a bike. They'd either have a shocked or blank expression on their face, shortly thereafter they'd lecture you on the dangers or riding, whether of not they've had prior riding experience. Lets share. I'll go first.

1. Me: "(jokingly) So mom, you're gunna put the down payment on my bike right???"
Mom: "What!? Are you crazy!? I'm not going to contribute to the death of my son!"

2. Friend: "Riding is dangerous...you can like...like...die!"

3. Girlfriend's dad: "Oh that's dangerous man. I know this fireman who got decapitated while riding his hog."

4. Lady at the DMV: "I'm here for a motorcycle permit."
DMV Proctor: "Why??? They're dangerous."

Okay, you're turn. :)

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#2 Unread post by Shiv » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:02 am

2. Friend: "Riding is dangerous...you can like...like...die!"
Lol that sounds a lot like something my friends would say.

I don't have any quotes yet because no one really knows I'm even interested in motorcycles.

I plan to surprise the crap out of my family one day and drive up on a motorcycle.


Now maybe that in itself is dangerous but eh, I'm sure I'll have plenty of quotes for you after my mom, aunt, and grandmother all have their goes at me.

I catch it from everyone in my family. Doesn't help that we all live in the same town..

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#3 Unread post by Mintbread » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:36 am

I have been called a "temporary Australian" more times than I care to remember.

Then there is that fun time after you have an accident when everyone says "you are not going to keep riding, are you?"

I just reply to these people with a question:
If a friend/relative dies in a car accident, how do you get to the funeral?
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#4 Unread post by cb360 » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:49 pm

I've heard them all. To be honest, I used to feel the same way myself. I think the MSF class changed my mind. I wasn't positive I wanted to start riding again but I took the class anyway and became convinced that you can greatly reduce your chances of a severe injury or death if you ride smart and dress well. Much like cars, I think the injury statistics go way down if you factor out all the people who were acting like idiots, not using good safety gear, using drugs or alcohol, riding a bike they couldn't handle, etc.

My favorite is, " It's not the motorcycle that's so dangerous, it's that cars don't see you."

True enough in lots of cases I guess. But I can still control most of that myself by not tailgating, pretending I'm invisible and trying to leave myself an out just in case the cage doesn't go where I think he will. When in doubt, slow down and give yourself a bit more time to make a decision.
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#5 Unread post by nightingale » Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:57 pm

mine is one that the parents have used many times with me.

"We're not mad, we're just dissappointed."
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#6 Unread post by 9000white » Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:27 pm

"have you got your will made out?"
"are you an organ donor?"
"are you going through your second childhood?"
"someone your age should be somewhere praying"
"can i have your tools when you get killed?"
"what about your family?"
"do you have life insurance?"
"do you mind if i get a life insurance policy on you?"
"you'll be dead within a year"
"much safer to stay at home and watch tv"
"draw me a map to where your money is buried"
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#7 Unread post by Mag7C » Tue Oct 11, 2005 5:06 pm

Friend(s):

"Oooh it's raining out. Sucks for you!"

Most people don't realize my bike is not a showroom piece.

Oh and I get this one once in a while:

"Why did you spend that much on a helmet? If you wreck you're dead anyway."

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#8 Unread post by ZooTech » Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:09 pm

Actually, my favorite "riding is dangerous" quotes come from the good ol' folks here at TMW!

(you know who you are) :laughing:

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#9 Unread post by Wizzard » Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:06 pm

"People are more violently opposed to fur than
leather because it's safer to harass rich women
than motorcycle clubs."
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#10 Unread post by c-los » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:06 pm

nightingale wrote:mine is one that the parents have used many times with me.

"We're not mad, we're just dissappointed."
lol my parents used to give me that line whenever i would do something EXTREMELY bad....it was actually worse on me to hear this than to get yelled at (or hit).

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#11 Unread post by Gadjet » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:24 am

I don't have any. A good portion of my family rides (mom, dad, favorite uncle) and half of my friends are envious that I have a bike. Two of my friend's wive's want me to take them for a ride, and I'm sure there are a couple others that just haven't had a chance to ask me yet.

hm, I might have to take my spare helmet to the weekly get together tomorrow night. 8)
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#12 Unread post by ThumperStevetheJanitor » Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:31 am

mag7c, that is my absolute most hated quote "It's raining, sucks to be you". or how about this one I get all the time too "Isn't it a little cold to be riding a motorcycle?" It's like....yeah you're right, you think I would have thought about that before I left home..after all it's october.

here's my favorite retort to the rain comment

Them: Ooh, it's raining, that sucks
Me: Yeah...they don't make this weather for chartreuse

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#13 Unread post by Skier » Wed Oct 12, 2005 2:10 am

ThumperStevetheJanitor wrote:mag7c, that is my absolute most hated quote "It's raining, sucks to be you". or how about this one I get all the time too "Isn't it a little cold to be riding a motorcycle?" It's like....yeah you're right, you think I would have thought about that before I left home..after all it's october.

here's my favorite retort to the rain comment

Them: Ooh, it's raining, that sucks
Me: Yeah...they don't make this weather for chartreuse
Grrr... the "isn't it cold?" one just tweaks my nipples.

YES, I CAN TELL IT'S COLD, AND I WOULD TELL YOU SO BUT MY NECK IS FROZEN SOLID, JERKFACE!
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#14 Unread post by ZooTech » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:14 am

Skier wrote: Grrr... the "isn't it cold?" one just tweaks my nipples.

YES, I CAN TELL IT'S COLD, AND I WOULD TELL YOU SO BUT MY NECK IS FROZEN SOLID, JERKFACE!
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#15 Unread post by kabob983 » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:10 am

From Calvin and Hobbes: "Be careful or be roadkill!"

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#16 Unread post by sapaul » Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:15 am

Nobody ever say's sh#t to me, I am too scary a person. Come to think of it my whole family is scary.
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#17 Unread post by blair » Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:29 pm

I prefer the object lessons.

Like the janitor at my high school, whose nickname was "Mr. Lucky." He had it airbrushed onto his custom tourer and his custom window-van.

He got that name because he'd had an accident on an earlier motorcycle in which a rich dude in a caddy pulled out in front of him without looking. The windscreen on his bike cut him in half, but didn't sever his spine. What would you be called?

The other one is the lady who works in my office who used to ride but doesn't any more because she went down three times, including once at 70 mph because of a rear-tire blowout...

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#18 Unread post by Shiv » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:26 pm

How was he cut in half and still a janitor?

Much less riding (unless he just kept the bike around for kicks).

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#19 Unread post by blair » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:39 pm

His accident was quite some time before I met him. They stitched his middle back together.

And he won his suit against the guy in the caddy, hence a janitor with a fancy custom tourer and a custom window-van.
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#20 Unread post by Vit0r » Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:42 am

Surprised he didn't pack it in after such an experience.

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