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Old 07-28-2011, 03:52 PM   #21
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I had someone ask me the other day when I'm going to get a 'real bike...like a Harley...' I tried to explain that if I wanted to drop $20,000 on a motorcycle it would be a 1200GS and they just kept thinking that harleys are better than bmws. I gave up.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:29 PM   #22
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This older lady I work with noticed my riding boots as I walked in and I showed her the level of protection they offered, she said she used to ride harleys with her husband and that "Sometimes its better to lose your boots in a crash"

I was amazed at what she had said, and I said "yeah" and walked away lol.
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This older lady I work with noticed my riding boots as I walked in and I showed her the level of protection they offered, she said she used to ride harleys with her husband and that "Sometimes its better to lose your boots in a crash"

I was amazed at what she had said, and I said "yeah" and walked away lol.
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It was in the OP and on the internet. The internet never lies.
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Old 07-29-2011, 10:42 PM   #29
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Dead fred I feel ya big time on the harley douche bag crowd. It is far beyond any sport bike guy. Their junk is superior.

I hear it from the sales guys to the parts counter and then the "bikers". Its great to ride something built by a fellow american but that doesn't mean its perfect. Far from it. Will I stop riding a hd? No but you won't find me sucking the hd either
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10++++ Dude. I slid for near 50 feet before hitting the median and going airborne after being hit. I can't even imagine how I would have faired had I not had on any gear and thick riding denim pants. I don't give a how hot it is, gear is your best friend.
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I'd hate for that guy to see me on my sumo....

I have no bias towards any form of riding...i'll ride any motorcycle.
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And ditto on the second comment. I like all bikes. Sport, adventure, motard, cruiser - it's all good. Ok ok trials bikes are kind of pushing it maybe. I have no use for a motorcycle without a place to put my .
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everyone has their stupid stuck up crowds. and yea i ride a "rocket" and get ribbed about it by a few people that i ride with and am around. but alot of those bikers also say 2 wheels is 2 wheels and ride with me any day.. dont pick an ignorant to represent everyone..
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I think a lot of people look for others to validate their choices in life whether in motorcycling or something else. If they see other people riding their same brand or type of motorcycle wearing the same gear (or lack thereof) it validates that they must have made a good choice and are doing the right thing. If they see someone riding a different type or brand of motorcycle it makes them question if what they are doing is really the right thing to be doing. They begin suffering post-purchase dissonance and insecurity about their choice and they best way to overcome that is with ridicule of what does not match their choice in life.

I think maybe people should rely less on social validation of their choices and just do what makes them happy. But I guess some people are made happy by having their choices validated by society at large.
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I think a lot of people look for others to validate their choices in life whether in motorcycling or something else. If they see other people riding their same brand or type of motorcycle wearing the same gear (or lack thereof) it validates that they must have made a good choice and are doing the right thing. If they see someone riding a different type or brand of motorcycle it makes them question if what they are doing is really the right thing to be doing. They begin suffering post-purchase dissonance and insecurity about their choice and they best way to overcome that is with ridicule of what does not match their choice in life.

I think maybe people should rely less on social validation of their choices and just do what makes them happy. But I guess some people are made happy by having their choices validated by society at large.
This explains 90% of the trash talkers. The President of the Kingwood HOG chapter lives in my apartment complex. When i rolled home with my Night Rod, he told me it was pretty but was a kid's bike and could never do the things his road glide could. Then when the VRod left and the R1 arrived, he asked why I would get on a kid's rocket. I told him it suited my riding interests more. He proceeds to tell me about some "training class" he has to go through to be the President of a HOG chapter and part of the training course is he has to make a 90 degree turn at triple digit speeds. I just nodded and imagined what he would look like with growing out of his head.

Every bike out there fills a spot in the soul. I love supersports because i get wood when my sliders touch the track and I start tail sliding. I love Harley's because bumping the starter is as close as I will come to making music. I love dirt bikes because jumping things is sweet. I love the KTM Super Duke because the idea of riding it makes me want to have with myself. I love 60's triumph cafe bikes because i love spending more time turning wrenches than actually riding sometimes. Ride what speaks to your soul, gents. The next time one of these basher types starts spouting off about how his is better than yours, keep in mind that YOU are one of the lucky ones; he just doesn't get it.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:04 PM   #40
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riding without gear just doesn't feel right to me. was gonna go to the jci meet on wednesday but found out my zipper on my jacket broke so it doesn't zip up. was thinking im just gonna squid it tonight....then thought it through for about 5 mins, i feel naked without my jacket, then decided to just stay home. just feels so weird without any part of my gear even in this triple digit heat!!! gear is def your best friend. so good im buying me a new one tomorrow, time for a replacement anyways had my joe rocket for years time to update!! woohoo!!
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