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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2008, 10:56:57 am »
Which reminds me; I might be going to the GS challenge this year. Who else is going? :D

LS I was wondering when this question would come up, I would love to go, but the insurance issue has decided it for me I am not prepared to self insure my bike for this event, especially knowing there is a very good chance you are going to take a tumble.
Interesting point Beemerman.

But this is typical of the lifestyle riders. I know a few riders (say silly for one) that ride stuff 10 times more hectic than the GS-challenge on their bikes every other week.
Is it not a case of going to the challenge and over estimating your abilities and choosing the wrong route?
 

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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2008, 11:03:06 am »
Which reminds me; I might be going to the GS challenge this year. Who else is going? :D

LS I was wondering when this question would come up, I would love to go, but the insurance issue has decided it for me I am not prepared to self insure my bike for this event, especially knowing there is a very good chance you are going to take a tumble.
Interesting point Beemerman.

But this is typical of the lifestyle riders. I know a few riders (say silly for one) that ride stuff 10 times more hectic than the GS-challenge on their bikes every other week.
Is it not a case of going to the challenge and over estimating your abilities and choosing the wrong route?
...and hype.

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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2008, 11:33:15 am »
Beemerman, like Lito said, it's about the camaraderie, kuier and spending time with people that's ridieng the same as you.
You, don't have to ride red route, ride what you like or feel comfortable with, its a joll.

Funny how they call the easy routes the Orange >:D ;D  Or is it blue?
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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2008, 12:29:25 pm »

When I see some one riding the same brand as me I assume that we are birds of a feather. If he does like I do then he must be highly intelligent, have rugged good looks, be a hell of character with a hilarious sense of humour and of course be hung like a horse. ;D ;D

And I cover the bases nicely, I can flock together with tight buttocked BMW riders, poser KTM riders, cheapskate Kawa riders, the secret society Suzuki riders and the fuck everybody Honda is best Honda riders.

Now try and pigeonhole me you bastards!




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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2008, 12:36:07 pm »
Will you make it with Journeyman and Kilroy's love for Harley metrozexual leather clothing?  >:D ;D


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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2008, 01:20:21 pm »
Personnally I prefer riding alone, but do have three regular riding buddies. One rides a GS, one a KLR and the other a Yamaha. I think it makes sense to ride with the same bikes, othwise where are you going to get spares in the middle of no-where should you have an off and break something. Guess either I'm going to have to change my riding budies or the are going to have to by BM's. ;D ;D >:D
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2008, 02:53:48 pm »
Rode with 6 kawasaki's last week-end in newcastle and the seemed to accept me - think they were after my beer tho! ;D
 

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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2008, 02:57:40 pm »
The last few trips I've been on had a hell of a lot of Suzukis present... Seems like I'm letting my standards slip ;) ;D
 

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« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2008, 02:58:40 pm »
Will you make it with Journeyman and Kilroy's love for Harley metrozexual leather clothing?  >:D ;D



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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2008, 02:58:53 pm »
Rode with 6 kawasaki's last week-end in newcastle and the seemed to accept me - think they were after my beer tho! ;D

I wouldn't put it past them
they probably wanted to sit on the pavement and drink it
 

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« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2008, 03:26:48 pm »
Is it wrong to sit on the pavement and drink beer?  That is were 99% of all my beers were consumed.  The other 1% was in the store.  OK off to re-hab.
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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2008, 03:47:21 pm »
I noticed it over a period of time that riders from the same brand like to stick, ride, drink and chat together. Not the norm or fixed in stone but its easy to see. Its not a bad thing or brand thing but I find it interesting as it seems to me like mini brand apartheid.

Why is it like this? Can anybody explain? ;)


So I rode with Ryperd and Funacide first time I got the bike back then. Beemers okes inviting a newbie to go ride.

Now years later, both of them ride Katoom's but both of them are still the same. I've seen them play with the Beemers and seen them play with the Katoom's. Not much difference in attitude, I can assure you.

Just different toys.

In that I admire them. Staying the same before, during and after the brand change move.

I still ride, chat and drink beers with them. Unfortunately not often enough but there's always hope. :mrgreen:

And so I can say of all the WD's I have had the pleasure to meet and ride with.

It's about the person. Not the bike. 


To answer your question. No. Have no idea what you are talking about.  :mrgreen:






« Last Edit: May 16, 2008, 03:48:19 pm by JourneyMan »
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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2008, 08:28:15 pm »
I'll ride whenever I can afford to fill up, with whoever is keen to go to the same place(s) on whatever bike they turn up on. I'm a cheapskate slob of medium ability on an old bike which I love... and probably for sentimental reasons as much as the mechanicals!

After the 3rd wee stop, I know who I want to see again and who not..! It is ALL about the people and the place and the road. I'm really looking forward to the EC Bash - hope to meat lots of nice mense... maybe I'll even check out their boneys...

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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2008, 11:34:45 am »
[quote Metaljockey]

If he does like I do then he must be highly intelligent, have rugged good looks, be a hell of character with a hilarious sense of humour and of course be hung like a horse. ;D ;D
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We should meet to ride together as I have all the attributes as described  by you ;D

Intelligence is highly removed, looks are ruggedly high, character out of hell, sense of humour like a horse and humorously hung >:D >:D >:D
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Re: Interesting observation...not?
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2008, 11:56:08 am »

When I see some one riding the same brand as me I assume that we are birds of a feather. If he does like I do then he must be highly intelligent, have rugged good looks, be a hell of character with a hilarious sense of humour and of course be hung like a horse. ;D ;D

And I cover the bases nicely, I can flock together with tight buttocked BMW riders, poser KTM riders, cheapskate Kawa riders, the secret society Suzuki riders and the fuck everybody Honda is best Honda riders.

Now try and pigeonhole me you bastards!






secret society suzuki riders - lol - good one  :D :D