The other post asking if any of you ever get bad looks reminded me of something I've wanted to post. That being, do non-riders ever ask you stupid questions? This happens to me occasionally ... usually in Washington State (I ride there almost weekly).
For example, I was in La Conner, WA, and it was like mid-20s C. out, and some guy sees me in my leathers and says, "It must be hot in those." I said, "Yeah, it's hot. Duh. What's your point? Did you figure that out all by yourself or did you have to ask for help?" I mean can't these people make any intelligent conversation? Or another schmuck in Kalama, WA, who says to me, "You must be hot in that leather." I "played on words" and said, "You know, pal, you won't get much action with that lousy pick up line!" Hehehe.
What I think is going on is these people have no life, and cannot stand the fact that we bikers are a fun loving and independent bunch, not afraid to be different, and these drones look for everything possibly at a disadvantage to riding.
One more: I was sitting on my bike on a nice summer night, enjoying the view from where I was parked, and some idiot comes up to me and says that I cannot carry much and that my bike isn't "practical". I told him, "It is VERY practical, carries plenty, and mister, if you've walked up to me just to bad mouth my bike, kindly fuck off." He did.