Originally Posted by chris_lacey
Funny how things change. 20-30 years ago if you rode in on a Harley everyone just assumed you were a broke saddle tramp. No one would come close in case you smelled bad. For sure no one assumed you were well off.
Back then, the Goldwing guys were the rich yuppie types.
+1. It is really strange how things have changed along those lines. Used to be you could pull up to a gas pump, or bar, or convenience type store (I am talking 'bout Mom & Pop type) on yer scoot and if there were other riders there on HD's they would yack with ya, BS wit ya or maybe even let ya bum a smoke. The guys on the Metrics were the ones with the noses in the air (or tails between their legs) and you couldn't get 2 words out of em.
Now it seems a bit backwards at least to me as well. But regardless, I can appreciate how you handled the situation. I hope it gives the guy pause to rethink how he does business whether he was price gouging or not.
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