I guess the saddest thing is that NOTHING surprises me anymore. With all the craziness in the world, I watch the news and its like "oh well". It is rare that anything shocks me. We've seen so much in the past decade it makes you wonder what the world will be like in 100 years????
I've even gotten numb to the squids. I have determined that in the overall sportbike world, squids outnumber us. So why should I be surprised to see the kid in the t-shirt and shorts with the g/f in flip flops blaze by my window every day. And it is pointless talking to them. Example, my g/f and I are in Burger King the other night. As we walk in, I see a Ninja 250 out front. I'm thinkin, "good, some starting out right" WRONG, I go inside and this kid who could not have been over 15 starts askin about my bike. (Shorts, tshirt, sneakers) It goes something like this.
Kid: What kinda bike is that?
Kid: That the same as so & so has?
Kid: That guy rides good wheelies?
Me: Yeah, I know him. That your 250? I like it.
Kid: I don't
Kid: It's not fast enough
Me: It will do 100mph
Kid: That's not fast enough and it won't wheelie
Me: 100 is more than fast enough to kill you
About this time the kid behind the counter chimes in (another 16 ish kid). "Yeah, I got a 500, but I'm about to get a gixxer 750" I gave them the short gear, msf, speed talk. I might as well have been talking to the wall.
As my g/f and I walk to our table all I could do was shake my head and say "I wonder if they'll make it?"