We were touring through France and had stopped for some fuel in a small village. After I filled the tank I went in and paid and got into a conversation with a local about where we'd been and where we were going. My French is not that great but I can just about get by. As we walked out of the building I notice a guy leaning on the petrol pump I had just used and a woman was filling her car on the opposite side of the pump. I walked around to the bike and the guy said " Le moto et magnific" I looked up from putting a bottle of water in my saddlebag and replied "Merci, il et une Honda Valkyrie" It was at that point I noticed the guy was smoking a cigarette, not 3 feet from petrol being pumped into a car. From then on it was like getting ready to ride in fast forward, helmets and gloves on, mount the bike and onto the road in 5 seconds.