So I'm sitting at a nice patio on Denman st watching this woman tie up and pet her dog on the sidewalk when this Harley dude starts his bike with his straight pipes. Dude has his pipes right up against the tied up dog who doesn't seem to like sucking on exhaust.
So Harley guy sits there warming up his bike, waiting for his ol lady to get it together. The dog and all of us on the patio have to endure choking on his exhaust and the racket of his straight pipes.
After about a minute of this, a customer gets up from inside the restaurant and shuts the door.
This got me thinking about tail pipe etiquitte and how few riders consider it.
I remember sitting on a patio with my pal who rides a race prepped 999 with no side stand. My friend had his bike liened up against mine in a parking spot. Some dude comes up on a B King to park, so my pal walks up and asks him to be careful as his bike is tenuously leaning. The guy on the B King says "son, I've been riding longer than you've been alive" then sits there for 3 minutes idling his bike choking the whole patio out as he gabs in his cell phone.
Point is, be considerate of those around you by keeping your bike shut off until you're ready to ride. I'm just sayin.