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Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by potatobroxd » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:23 pm

How do you feel when other people take pics of your bike with you on it?

I personally don't care or mind but I have met some people that find it irritating?

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by dynax » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:33 pm

I haven't actually experienced it myself but i suppose it would depend on the circumstances, i am going to an open bike night on monday so it will be something i would expect and accept, but if i was out and about and minding my own business i would probably get a bit peeved if i was bombarded by cameras and flashes going off every split second :cheers:

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by S-Westerly » Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:47 pm

As I'm not famous / infamous and my bike is a bog standard more or less, Multistrada I can say I have never been photographed so far as I know unless speed cameras count? I certainly haven't been beset by paparazzi.
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm

I find the Bobber attracts attention but so long as folk are only looking I have no problem with that.

I was drinking a coffee this morning and two guys on MT10s who had followed me for a few miles we're going over it with a fine tooth comb. I had to earwig why they were interested and overhead the comment..."well I'll be buggered how this thing goes round corners so quickly."
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by geofferz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 pm

Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm
I find the Bobber attracts attention but so long as folk are only looking I have no problem with that.

I was drinking a coffee this morning and two guys on MT10s who had followed me for a few miles we're going over it with a fine tooth comb. I had to earwig why they were interested and overhead the comment..."well I'll be buggered how this thing goes round corners so quickly."
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by geofferz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:15 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm
I find the Bobber attracts attention but so long as folk are only looking I have no problem with that.

I was drinking a coffee this morning and two guys on MT10s who had followed me for a few miles we're going over it with a fine tooth comb. I had to earwig why they were interested and overhead the comment..."well I'll be buggered how this thing goes round corners so quickly."
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by skyrider » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm
I find the Bobber attracts attention but so long as folk are only looking I have no problem with that.

I was drinking a coffee this morning and two guys on MT10s who had followed me for a few miles we're going over it with a fine tooth comb. I had to earwig why they were interested and overhead the comment..."well I'll be buggered how this thing goes round corners so quickly."
All mt10 owners are twats
why so :?:
i dont know where im going but i will when i get there

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by Tankbag » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:47 pm

I get it all the time :)
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by megawatt » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:50 pm

I get so many, I now sell autograph s.
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by geofferz » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:45 pm

skyrider wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 pm
geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Mississippi Bullfrog wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:28 pm
I find the Bobber attracts attention but so long as folk are only looking I have no problem with that.

I was drinking a coffee this morning and two guys on MT10s who had followed me for a few miles we're going over it with a fine tooth comb. I had to earwig why they were interested and overhead the comment..."well I'll be buggered how this thing goes round corners so quickly."
All mt10 owners are twats
why so :?:
Honestly no idea mate. Narcissistic eurosceptic alcoholic adrenaline junkies with no regard for good law abiding citizens, or bmw riders
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by skyrider » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:49 pm

geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:45 pm
skyrider wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 pm
geofferz wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:32 pm


All mt10 owners are twats
why so :?:
Honestly no idea mate. Narcissistic eurosceptic alcoholic adrenaline junkies with no regard for good law abiding citizens, or bmw riders
well that about covers it :)
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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by winston smith » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:19 pm

I've been randomly photographed in the past when I had a Ducati 750ssie, and an '87 gpz600r - probably cos they were unusual(?) no idea, not bothered or interested.
But it's never happened on regular/ordinary bikes, as far as I'm aware.

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by fastbob » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:53 pm

If I walked from my front door to the shops that are about 80 yards away I would be recorded on 7 cameras last time I looked and that doesn't include all those actually inside the shops . If I was photographed riding my bike by some miserable old bugger in a village I would probably go back to ask what their agenda was . I expect the answer would be along the lines of " I've never enjoyed myself so why should anyone else etc "

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by raesewell » Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:55 pm

Every time someone looks at you they take a mental picture, not much different to taking an actual picture really. Snap away, I don't mind. Unless they publish it then I want a cut.

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Re: Strangers taking pictures of your bike when riding?

Post by learningtofly » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:00 am

This has probably happened to me about half a dozen times since I've had the 9T - it's quite a striking bike to look at. Last time was the other day in Camden - I stopped at a set of lights amidst the throngs of people and a touristy-looking bloke immediately squatted (not that kind of squatted!) next to the bike and took a couple of shots. He did thank me afterwards, mind.

It never annoys me; in fact, I love the fact that the bike is photogenic enough that people are spontaneously prompted to take photographs of it.

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