Nah...surely they can simply relate to it's someone else's possession. Even it's a bicycle or a little read wagon sitting there people should not you just don't touch or get into or on other people's stuff.I think the problem lies in that those who do not own a bike, do not know how passionatly we feel about our bikes. I have never sat/touched anyone elses bike without getting permission first. Bikers know this but non bikers don't understand.
It's differn't. To us bikers our ride is ours, it has our taste, tweaks, mods etc all incompassed into it. I have many possesions that I couldn't give a monkies about, but the bike, its my passion. I'm not a car guy, if i won the lottery tomorrow, I would probably be driving some old truck/van something practicial and wouldn't care less if anyone sat in, on it. Even if I bought myself a car that was considered a nice car again who cares, but the bikes I would have now thats a differnt story.Nah...surely they can simply relate to it's someone else's possession. Even it's a bicycle or a little read wagon sitting there people should not you just don't touch or get into or on other people's stuff.
In 1974 ,when I was 19 ,someone was sitting on my bike and I hit him in the head with my helmet .It was a Honda 750 .I always thought ,they don't sit on harleys, cause they know the guy would mess them up. I bought a Bilt half cover for my bobber. It covers handle bars ,gas tank ,and seat.I do no think ,they will sit on it if they can't put their hands on the bars.... well today I can officially say that I have!
I was sat having a coffee outside a local restaurant with the bike parked behind me and approx 40 metres away, when all of a sudden two ladies who had obviously noted my lid on the table said, “excuse me, is that your bike over there, if so someone is sat on it”. I looked around just in time to see a guy climbing off of it and slowly walking away with 3 other people. I jumped up, said thanks to the ladies and wondered out. They were just opening the doors to their car so I asked why the **** did you sit on my bike? It appeared to be father and son and grand parents. The father put his hands up and said I’m sorry, I told him to. Know I’m certainly no meat head fighter type but I have to say that I was absolutely livid... which my more than colourful words no doubt let on.
Truth is I can hardly remember what I said but when the lad who had sat on it said with a smile on his face, I thought it was for show... I really did to my own surprise lose my cool.
I can’t believe someone could be so stupid... would they jump into a car if the door was left open of into a convertible if the roof was down... I very much doubt it.
Anyone else encountered such lunacy?