I got my first bike admirer!

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I got my first bike admirer!

#1 Unread post by IcyHound » Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:40 am

The b/f and I rolled into the gas station on our bikes (Ninja 500's) and this guy kinda scultted across the station, wound up moving his car by our pump and chattered with us as we filled up.

He admired the bikes, told us how much he liked motorcycles and etc. We talked to him about the MSF, encourged him to sign up and try it. How it was really cheap (135 here) to learn how to ride and see if its something he wants to persue. How they provide almost everything for you and if he really wants to get into it, take the course and get into it!

We discussed the price of bikes, the cost of gas, how much we where enjoying our bikes. I encourged him to go to the bike shop and talk to them (they support MSF, a lot of them race etc) and just try it out instead of putting it off longer.

It was really cool. There where envious eyes darting towards us at the gas station as well. I did my best not to grin at all the men that kept craning their heads around the pumps to stare at the two of us.

And yes, we where behaved in all of our brighly colored geared splendor. And filling the bikes was a breeze.

Not bad for day two of being lisenced riders. I really enjoyed preaching the msg of proper training and riding and gear.

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#2 Unread post by Scoutmedic » Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:22 am

:thumbsup:

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#3 Unread post by Koss » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:43 pm

Awesome! Gotta love it. :mrgreen:
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#4 Unread post by Flipper » Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:49 pm

IcyHound,

Congrats on getting those beautiful Ninjas out on the road.
It sound like you're being a good ambassador for the joys and safe riding of motorcycles.
Be proud, stand tall and represent.
Well done.

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Re: I got my first bike admirer!

#5 Unread post by Bubba » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:14 am

IcyHound wrote: It was really cool. There where envious eyes darting towards us at the gas station as well. I did my best not to grin at all the men that kept craning their heads around the pumps to stare at the two of us.
Good for you but don't let it go to your heads. You're still new at this so get out there and ride and learn. Nothing like the road to teach you and build your confidence.
Ride safe. :)
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#6 Unread post by IcyHound » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:19 pm

Heh

The last thing I am is arrogant or inflated of ego. I've already been put into my place by my bike and my riding skills and I wasn't even trying to do anything but turn.

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#7 Unread post by Bubba » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:32 pm

IcyHound wrote:Heh

The last thing I am is arrogant or inflated of ego. I've already been put into my place by my bike and my riding skills and I wasn't even trying to do anything but turn.
See you're learning already. :laughing:
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#8 Unread post by Nalian » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:54 pm

Bubba wrote:
IcyHound wrote:Heh

The last thing I am is arrogant or inflated of ego. I've already been put into my place by my bike and my riding skills and I wasn't even trying to do anything but turn.
See you're learning already. :laughing:
Yes, but apparently you're incorrigible with all your advice, Sage Bubba. ;)

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#9 Unread post by Koss » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:09 am

Ah, just let her ride and break all the cagers hearts with her motorcycle... nothing wrong with that.
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#10 Unread post by sharpmagna » Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:48 pm

Where are you guys in NOVA? I'm in Woodbridge myself. If you two aren't to far away, we should ride sometime (if you don't mind hanging with a cruiser :) )
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#11 Unread post by Deuce_Nukem » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:28 pm

i know ive become pretty good at pretending not to stare at the group of bikes two pumps down.... glad you got someone who was into it and not one of those "bikes are evil" fanatics...

this may be going a bit far, but please do share your opinions on it:

i think that to a lesser degree, people who rag on bikes and are trying to get them banned are somewhat like those war funeral protesters....

if you dont know what im talking about, be glad... knowing about those people.. just destroys your opinion of the human race.... nice to know there are still people who are not only supporters of the 2 wheeled race, but also good people in general left on the earth ;)
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#12 Unread post by JWINC » Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:36 pm

Congrats on your new fan :)

And there is a good chance all those guys were staring at a woman on a bike and not just the bikes :)

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#13 Unread post by flw » Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:22 pm

Its like payback for the waiting and safetly courses etc...

Your right that its hard not to smile back when they stare :D
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#14 Unread post by IcyHound » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:29 am

sharpmagna wrote:Where are you guys in NOVA? I'm in Woodbridge myself. If you two aren't to far away, we should ride sometime (if you don't mind hanging with a cruiser :) )
We are right on the loudoun/clarke county line (our property overlaps both).

I have no problem with a cruiser if you don't mind a newbie :) Once I have a few more miles under my belt and a bit more confidence it would be great.

Thou my work schedule doesn't give me much weekend riding time.
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#15 Unread post by ANDS! » Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:53 am

The only bike admirers Ive gotten are dudes, and one was tailing me while I was practicing in his car - he had some suspect looking teeth, and didn't seem to not want to let me go my merry way. :cry:

I did though get the fist pump from a couple two-upping a sportsbike. Thankfully they didn't see me stalled at the light a minute earlier. :oops:

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