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this may sound like an odd question, but how would you describe the… 
23rd-Feb-2004 03:50 pm
this may sound like an odd question, but how would you describe the sound of a motorcycle to someone who never heard one before?
23rd-Feb-2004 01:06 pm (UTC)
Have they never heard a motorcycle before, or never heard any kind of internal combustion engine?
23rd-Feb-2004 01:08 pm (UTC) - Re:
never heard any kind of engine. i'm trying to remember the first time i heard a motorcycle in the distance. it was like a rattling metalic multi-toned scream. the gnomes in my game have something called an iron pony. kind of like a motorcycle.
23rd-Feb-2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
The sound of an earthquake with out all the shaking.
23rd-Feb-2004 02:57 pm (UTC)
well, if it's like a Harley,


Or a Crotch rocket,

23rd-Feb-2004 03:06 pm (UTC) - Re:
thanks... but i don't want to sot there and make vrroom vrroom noises, LOL
23rd-Feb-2004 03:44 pm (UTC) - Re:
Awwww *pout*
23rd-Feb-2004 03:47 pm (UTC) - Re:
ok, i'll try it just this once.
23rd-Feb-2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
A "throaty roar."

23rd-Feb-2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
A stone-filled barrel being dragged by a horse.
24th-Feb-2004 06:06 am (UTC)
well you can make it sound like kettle drums..as in the bum bum bum...a steady beat that gets faster as your iron pony goes faster....or give it a taste of the islands...make it steel drums...

just my two pence....
24th-Feb-2004 08:29 am (UTC)
well.. i think it would depend on the bike in question....something big, like a harley, indian or a west coast chopper....

a low rumbling in the distance, like thunder, growing louder, looking up you see no sign of a thunderstorm...as it gets closer it grows to sound more like the roar of some unknown and possibly dangerous beast

a rice burner however...

a high whining buzz, like a swarm of angry mosquitoes getting closer and angrier as it approaches...
24th-Feb-2004 10:03 am (UTC)
thanks. this is something made by gnomes, not from another plane or the future. its primitive so i think the thunder analogy is pretty good, along with some of the other suggestions. thanks.
25th-Feb-2004 06:56 am (UTC)
anytime.... i played in a campaign once where realities started to mesh together....i remembered how the DM described the bike sounds....

can you imagine a D&D party bein charged by a group of Hell's Angels bearin down on them on their rides.....

it got ugly...real ugly....
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