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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    As I sit there stunned, staring at the goddess in front of me, I feel a tug on my sleeve. "Daddy," announces my daughter. "That lady isn't wearing her seatbelt!"
    Now that's funny
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    I two thumb that one.

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    From the mouth of a baby.... she was correct, the lack of a seatbelt was more important in the long run.
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    Back in '07, I was in Texas riding with two friends. This was my first long trip from NH to TX. My friends, who lived in Austin and Arlington had been bugging me to come ride Hill Country and the Twisted Sisters. They told me the whole area catered to bikers as that was the bread and butter for the area. I certainly saw my share of bikes, mostly big ol' Harleys. I was on my '02 1150RT and my friends had 1200RT's. We were blasting down Rt 83 into Leakey when we came upon three tractor trailers poking along. As we closed on them, almost in chorus, all three pulled off to the side of the roads so we could pass. As we did, all three drivers gave us a friendly wave.

    A couple of days later, we were at a pull off stretching our legs. There were a few other bikes there with us. All Harleys. One woman who had overheard me talking about long distance riding and my serious case of "Bike Butt" came over and offered to give me her gel pad she was using on her bike. I politely declined her offer and after trying it, told her I was going to stop in Austin on my way home and pick one up. Kinda blew me away that a perfect stranger would offer me a somewhat expensive gel pad out of the good ness of her heart. She got a hug from me before we rode off.

    My whole week long trip in Texas was filled with great people and wonderful roads. It impressed me enough to go three more times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDog View Post
    We were blasting down Rt 83 into Leakey when we came upon three tractor trailers poking along. As we closed on them, almost in chorus, all three pulled off to the side of the roads so we could pass. As we did, all three drivers gave us a friendly wave.

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    We really like this is a common occurrence in the Hill Country.
    We always give a thank you wave as we pass.
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    So I was parking my '04 LT in front of my motel room in Stuart BC when a few Harley riders showed up next to me and while I was activating the hydraulic center stand one of they guys dropped his jaw and his bike at the same time as he and his compadres had never seen that. I did feel bad about him dropping his ride though, as it turned out they were a group of great peeps on a big ride as well. We later shared some beers and laughs about that, and the super soft water in the shower resulting in mega suds...
    I later learned that this was an issue in the Laundromat when the caretaker didn't allow me to add my own detergent as a teaspoon was plenty! A tourist had used too much soap for the water they have and the suds ran out of the machines into the street

    Another time I had just done a 15K mile trip to Prudhoe and other places, when I met up with some friends in a park where on Sunday's a lot of bikers and motorcyclists hang out...
    I was showing some photo's to my friends when some biker chick, leather, tats and body hardware, showed up and stated that we (all GS riders) needed to get 'real' bikes and start riding for real...
    One of my friends asked what her biggest ride was and she answered that Orlando was the furthest she and her boyfriend had been. That same friend showed her a photo of my bike in Prudhoe Bay and told her I had just done a 15K mile trip and that she was the one in need of a real bike....
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    A few stories:

    1) I sell BMW Motorcycles and a customer called me to inquire about a K1600GT. I said, "yes, we have one in stock and it is an amazing bike. I would be happy to tell you about, as I ride one!" He replied: "You mean you ride on the back of one, right??" Grrrrr

    2) I was riding through St. Catharines, Ontario a few years ago on my G310GS and it was Brock University night where all the Uni kids go downtown to the bars on a Friday night. I was in ATGATT and a pretty young blonde woman lifted up her top and bra to flash me with her boobs! I yelled out: "My boobs are bigger than yours, hunny!" hehehe

    3) I was crossing the border on my G310GS and waiting in traffic in my lane. A gentleman about my age was in the lane next to me in a convertible. He said: "I've always wanted to ride, but never got around it it, nice bike!" He asked me how long I had been riding and I told him 38 years. As his lane cleared, he left this passing remark: "Don't forget to lube your chain!" (I had done so that morning). Grrrrr

    4) I was dropping my 11 year old daughter (she's 29 now) at Sailing Camp in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. I used to ride her there every day and back. As I left, one of her fellow sailing kids yelled out: "YOU ARE the COOLEST MOM, EVER!!!"

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    Two come to mind, both on my 1975 R90/6.
    1) State police pull me over. I ask if there is a problem. No problem, they just wanted a closer look at my bike.

    2)Parked some where and someone comes over and staring at the roundel, asks me, beautiful bike. Is it a Harley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmdualexhaust View Post
    Is it a Harley?
    In 2011 in Lake Placid, NY I had that
    experience but a different slant. Guy looks at my BMW-emblemed 2008 R1200RT and says: "I didn't know BMW made motorcycles!" Of course, my reply was: "You mean they make cars too?"
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