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    Having someone at the store call out your name and strike up a conversation when you don`t have a clue who they are is just the worst. I can only imagine the god awful look on my face as I`m racking my brain trying to remember who they are
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    I`m thinking of getting Vortex rear sets for the bike to add the quick shifter module and switch to GP Shift pattern. Has anyone ever switched to GP shift? I think it`d take me awhile to get used to the new pattern after riding with the traditional pattern for so long.

    What would the benefit of GP shifting be? besides quick shifting if you`re racing. My buddy offered to trade rides(his was GP shift) for a few miles and i declined because i knew it was going to throw me off and i didn`t want to mess anything up on that bike had quite some $ worth of upgrades on.

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    This one time, at banned camp........
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    Quote Originally Posted by House of Wax View Post
    Having someone at the store call out your name and strike up a conversation when you don`t have a clue who they are is just the worst. I can only imagine the god awful look on my face as I`m racking my brain trying to remember who they are
    I`ve learned the deceptive art of saying "It`s good to see you again. How have you been?" even when I have no idea of who that mystery person is.

    I was working out at a gym at Ft. Bragg, NC one summer when a woman and girl approached me and starting thanking me for everything I`d done for them. It seems she thought I was the doctor who had operated on the young girl. [I`m NOT a doctor!] I tried to tell her it wasn`t me, but she didn`t believe it, so I conceded that I was who she thought I was and it was my pleasure in life to be able to help people in need. They both went away very happy.

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    I`ve learned the deceptive art of saying "It`s good to see you again. How have you been?" even when I have no idea of who that mystery person is.

    I was working out at a gym at Ft. Bragg, NC one summer when a woman and girl approached me and starting thanking me for everything I`d done for them. It seems she thought I was the doctor who had operated on the young girl. [I`m NOT a doctor!] I tried to tell her it wasn`t me, but she didn`t believe it, so I conceded that I was who she thought I was and it was my pleasure in life to be able to help people in need. They both went away very happy.
    That`s almost verbatim what I said lol

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    When Sarah Palin was asked in a recent interview about her unwed daughter`s latest pregnancy.

    Question: “Of course, there are those who say, ‘Come on, this goes against everything you stand for.’”


    She replied: “Well, the cool thing about putting your faith in God, is he certainly is a God of second chances and third and fourth and fifth chances.”

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    What would the benefit of GP shifting be? besides quick shifting if you`re racing. My buddy offered to trade rides(his was GP shift) for a few miles and i declined because i knew it was going to throw me off and i didn`t want to mess anything up on that bike had quite some $ worth of upgrades on.
    It`s supposed to make it easier to upshift while leaning or exiting a corner and hard acceleration. It`s a lot easier to click down to upshift while leaning over than it is to click up. The downside I`ve heard is that downshifting feels awkward or if muscle memory takes over and you downshift while hard acceleration - then it can be a bad night. The more I think of it the more I think I`ll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vega@Autopia View Post
    It`s supposed to make it easier to upshift while leaning or exiting a corner and hard acceleration. It`s a lot easier to click down to upshift while leaning over than it is to click up. The downside I`ve heard is that downshifting feels awkward or if muscle memory takes over and you downshift while hard acceleration - then it can be a bad night. The more I think of it the more I think I`ll pass.

    That`s what i was thinking, up shifting can get awkward during turns, but IMO it really doesn`t happen often enough to do the switch for a bit of extra comfort (unless you`re on a real track racing or riding aggressively through turns). For me personally, i don`t think it`s worth the risk due to what you mentioned in regards to muscle memory, i can`t imagine the scare of accidentally going down a gear while going at HWY speeds or even worse, during a turn. Plus most street bikes will have standard shifting, and if you end up getting another bike then that`s another thing you`ll have to potentially switch on it from now on.

    I`d invest in some frame sliders(if you don`t have them already and don`t mind the look) and stands/tools/gear to make your life easier instead.
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    Having someone at the store call out your name and strike up a conversation when you don`t have a clue who they are is just the worst. I can only imagine the god awful look on my face as I`m racking my brain trying to remember who they are
    "Partz-heimer`s" disease (versus full-blown Alzheimer`s) is a terrible feeling, like when you KNOW you parked your car somewhere near the entrance of Sam`s Club, but forgot that you had your wife`s car and not yours (Stop laughing!!).

    I make it a point to introduce myself by my full name to someone I think I know and then ask them "I should know you, but I do not remember your name." Yes, they will give that astonished look like, "Are you mentally lost! I worked with you 10 years ago at company XYZ." Or if they do call me by name first, I make it a point to stop the conversation and reply, " I am sorry, and know you from company XYZ, but I do not remember your name." While it may be embarrassing to ask for someone`s name, it`s more embarrassing to go through a whole conversation with someone and never acknowledge them by their name. I have no problem asking someone new, "You are you again?" or repeat their name out-loud just to verbalize and hear it for myself to help me remember it.

    One trick I have learned in business is to ask for business cards from individuals I meet for the first time. Seeing their name printed on a card , again re-enforces the name in my mind, plus know I have a crib-note in my hand I can refer to IF I forget their name in the course of a conversation that may occur later in a day. It`s almost a necessity for me if I meet more than four people at one time, as that is the first thing I will ask them, "Do you have a business card?" It is surprising sometimes how many professional business people do not have them one their person when meeting someone they never met before in person. I think it`s just a professional courtesy to exchange business cards along with the introductory greeting and handshake. To those of you who can remember names with no problem, I applaud and envy your ability. I have to use my work-around for this, and, yes, it is embarrassing to myself to do so sometimes. But as stated, it is more embarrassing not to address someone by their name (or the wrong name of someone else you met that day), as it is their personal identity they are known by.
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    It`s the most wonderful tiiime of the year....Quick wipe down, t-minus 4 hours till we head north. I`m like a kid on Christmas eve







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    haha i`ve had the car switcharoo situation happened to me a few times, and when it comes to names, i will straight up admit to them that i am bad with names and ask what theirs is again.
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    Parking your car at big malls or large lots tip (wife still forgets I tell her all the time but????), take a picture with your phone of the closest parking lot sign "blue 8" or "F32" or "Level 3 Section B". We all think I will remember but when you don`t oh boy.
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    Twinkies parked next to each other at work
    There`s actually 3 black gti`s and an older yellow gti on the property.
    Always liked these little hot hatchs.


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