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Old 12-04-2012, 09:14 AM   #21
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You clearly don't know BMW riders.

I would say dorky engineer 10-1 over yuppie.

Just hang out at a BMW dealer for a while. Even YOU will look cool Kmo.

BMW cars are yuppie for sure.
I shouldn't stereotype of course, but the past couple of years at Bike Week the GS Clowns have almost exceeded the HD Pirates. They all wear neon-green suits, hip-high boots, helmets with visors, and have $10k in farkles (God, I hate that word) on their bikes. They ride around town standing on the pegs like they're doing stream crossings. Which is still better than Ultra-Glides with 30" front wheels and IPads installed in their dash boards.
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Old 12-04-2012, 06:16 PM   #22
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I shouldn't stereotype of course, but the past couple of years at Bike Week the GS Clowns have almost exceeded the HD Pirates. They all wear neon-green suits, hip-high boots, helmets with visors, and have $10k in farkles (God, I hate that word) on their bikes. They ride around town standing on the pegs like they're doing stream crossings. Which is still better than Ultra-Glides with 30" front wheels and IPads installed in their dash boards.
Same thing here. On any given day in Moab you'll see 100 GSes ride through on the asphalt. I've yet to see even one on the thousands of miles of dirt roads around there. We have the names SQUIDS and RUBBIES. We need an acronym for At posers.
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #23
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Same thing here. On any given day in Moab you'll see 100 GSes ride through on the asphalt. I've yet to see even one on the thousands of miles of dirt riads ariund there. We have the names SQUIDS and RUBBIES. We need an acronym for At posers.
"Feather Dusters".

Lightweights on a heavy bike, that never gets dirty....
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:46 AM   #24
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I plan on checking out the Thruxton and the CB1100 next week at the Long Beach motorcycle show along with a host of others. .
I predict you'll like both...
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:29 AM   #25
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I shouldn't stereotype of course, but the past couple of years at Bike Week the GS Clowns have almost exceeded the HD Pirates. They all wear neon-green suits, hip-high boots, helmets with visors, and have $10k in farkles (God, I hate that word) on their bikes. They ride around town standing on the pegs like they're doing stream crossings.
Just another symptom of our childish let's-pretend culture. GS riders dress up like P-D racers, Harley riders dress up like outlaw bikers, cafe riders dress up like English Rockers, bicyclists dress up like Lance Armstrong, gun guys dress up like commandos, and anybody who's not riding, pedaling or shooting dresses up in their favorite sports team's apparel.

It's going to end real soon. This country's about to grow up fast.
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Just another symptom of our childish let's-pretend culture. GS riders dress up like P-D racers, Harley riders dress up like outlaw bikers, cafe riders dress up like English Rockers, bicyclists dress up like Lance Armstrong, gun guys dress up like commandos, and anybody who's not riding, pedaling or shooting dresses up in their favorite sports team's apparel.

It's going to end real soon. This country's about to grow up fast.
Sometimes I like to dress up like a Japanese schoolgirl, but maybe that's not what you're talking about....

Why are we going to "grow up fast?" Is it the 12/12/12 end of the year thing?
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Sometimes I like to dress up like a Japanese schoolgirl, but maybe that's not what you're talking about....

Why are we going to "grow up fast?" Is it the 12/12/12 end of the year thing?
20 trillion in debt by 2016 and Boomers retiring. Math has no mercy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #28
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And a bunch of sheltered kids whose parents shielded them from failure during their growing time who are now housing them in their basements during their 75K in debt with student loans and can't get a job that pays more than $9.50 an hour years, despite governments around the world propping up the stock market with funny money.

Ya, the future is so bright, I gotta wear shades. Better buy that Triumph now. In a few years we are gonna have taxes and prices that the Europeans are already acustomed to. We can't afford it" can keep prices in line for only so long. A major American middle class lifestyle reduction is underway. The car makers may want to rethink the trend of ever more fancy and expensive offerings. 35K for a new so turbocharged that it catches on fire (oops - recall for that) Ford Escape, for example. Oh well. Time to have a beer. Can only take so much doom and gloom...

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Old 12-05-2012, 07:00 PM   #29
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20 trillion in debt by 2016 and Boomers retiring. Math has no mercy.
4 years-ago it was just-beneath $9T, it is nearly $17T right now. At the current rate of Government Consumption* (and an estimated $5T PER YEAR Deficit for 2013+)..... well,.... you should re-figure your Math...

This Optimistic Outlook you postulate is not helping....





*Almost forgot: BUSH'S FAULT!!!
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:42 PM   #30
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You guys are so much cooler when you talk about motorcycles!
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