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Old 06-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #1
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I have been hanging around trackdays and racing now for about 2 years...and I was just thinking that one thing different is that I have yet to meet anybody I did not like...everything else in life I have done, I have met folks I liked and those I did not...when I went to church, when I was in the military, when I traveled a lot and at work...
this is the only thing I can say that in my whole experience to this point I have yet to meet anyone I did not get along with.(not going to go so far as to say everyone like me, that is another story)
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Well that's good to hear. what makes you not like a person?
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Ah! I feel bad for calling you cranky.
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Ah! I feel bad for calling you cranky.
i can be cranky, and I can be blunt...that does not mean I do not like them, it just means that is the way I am and the way I see it...one of the reasons folks sometimes do not like me when they first meet me...
if I see someone I like doing stupid (IMO), I am more likely to fuss at them about than I am to say something to someone I do not like...I do not want anything bad to happen to them, if I do not like them, 'em...
kind of selfish of me I know, but that is me.
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Apparently, I'm just not trying hard enough...
you are a bit on the lazy side, at least that is what Kib told me.
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Well that's good to hear. what makes you not like a person?
I can not put my finger on that, some of my good friends are ...
a couple of things that will do it every time though, is to mistreat a woman or a child in my presence.
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I think it has to do with the fact that most people who ride (IMO) have a zest for life that is unmatchable. I believe that comes through when you meet them at the track. When we're riding we are happy, we are free, we are excited, we are friendly - we are happy.

In real life outside of motorcycles, people are miserable and complain all the time. I find that on my facebook feed, all my moto friends (hundreds of them) are mostly always positive, while my school friends (also hundreds) are more likely to be negative, as well as my family (more hundreds). I also find that the wives/gfs of my moto friends are negative, too (I guess it's true that opposites attract).

Anyway - that's my take on it. It's why I get along so well with all my moto friends. We have a similar joy for living.
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[QUOTE=Squoddybody;3605490]I think it has to do with the fact that most people who ride (IMO) have a zest for life that is unmatchable. I believe that comes through when you meet them at the track. When we're riding we are happy, we are free, we are excited, we are friendly - we are happy.

In real life outside of motorcycles, people are miserable and complain all the time. I find that on my facebook feed, all my moto friends (hundreds of them) are mostly always positive, while my school friends (also hundreds) are more likely to be negative, as well as my family (more hundreds). I also find that the wives/gfs of my moto friends are negative, too (I guess it's true that opposites attract).

Anyway - that's my take on it. It's why I get along so well with all my moto friends. We have a similar joy for living. [/QUOTE

Explains why I get 20 minute lecture from my wife before I take a ride.
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you are a bit on the lazy side, at least that is what Kib told me.

I was going to type a scathing reply, but it was too many characters. I'm gonna nap instead.
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I think it has to do with the fact that most people who ride (IMO) have a zest for life that is unmatchable. I believe that comes through when you meet them at the track. When we're riding we are happy, we are free, we are excited, we are friendly - we are happy.

In real life outside of motorcycles, people are miserable and complain all the time. I find that on my facebook feed, all my moto friends (hundreds of them) are mostly always positive, while my school friends (also hundreds) are more likely to be negative, as well as my family (more hundreds). I also find that the wives/gfs of my moto friends are negative, too (I guess it's true that opposites attract).

Anyway - that's my take on it. It's why I get along so well with all my moto friends. We have a similar joy for living.
Very true


My gf is so negative all the time. I always try to see the good in it.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:35 PM   #12
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I also find that the wives/gfs of my moto friends are negative, too (I guess it's true that opposites attract).
That's a chicken and egg scenario if there ever was one.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #13
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That's a chicken and egg scenario if there ever was one.
Maybe so. I, personally, don't surround myself with negative people. My hostage isn't negative; we are both spontaneous, happy people. When I have friends who are men on fb, their SO's always want to add me, too. I noticed recently that the SO's tend to post how miserable their lives are. Maybe it's because they're women (women do seem to be more miserable than men), or maybe it's because opposites attract.

I like the hostage because he makes me laugh, but he is opposite me in the fact that he's OCD and I'm completely laid back.
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Explains why I get 20 minute lecture from my wife before I take a ride.
Guess you have to take longer rides to raise the riding time vs lecture ratio.
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