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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Last Thursday I went to a bike hangout in Hickory, NC. Since I have been riding for about 3 months I thought it would be neat. A friend and experienced rider joined my when we met up with one of the sport bike riders that was there. This guy didn't do anything but rev his engine and go as fast as he could between stop lights. His conversation was wven worse talking about nothing but about wheelies. Next he took us for a ride through a curvy sub-division and he was gong as fast as he could. It made me sick and I started to see that people like that made sportbike riders look bad. Don't get me wrong there is a time and a place for wheelies and having fun but this was everywhere he went. It made me realize that I didn't want to be a squid since he taught me the real meaning of "squid". I believe i will stick to the twisties.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 01:54 PM
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wait till you meet the guy that bought a hayabusa for his first bike, rides with no helmet, and talks about having the fasted production bike ever...all while getting spanked by a blackbird...

I wish that there were some people around here to ride with that weren't squids or stuckup. I feel like an ass at the local hangout being in the 10 percent that always wear a helmet and a jacket when it's hot out.

the only advantage is to listen to all of the squids talk about how fast they are and then getting them to follow you down a twisty road.

It's fun to tell them how much time I have on a street bike after they can't keep up.


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post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 02:47 PM
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doent worry about bein the 10%, the 90% will learn the hard way

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I'm kinda new to the forum...could someone
tell me what a squid is??


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post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-11-2000, 04:31 PM
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Squid I believe I saw it described this way riders that dart out and in and also speed up then slow down named after an actual squid. The term "squid" has been modified to describe riders wear no helmet, shorts, and a T-shirt then go speeding down the highway. Basically those that wish to die due to stupidity

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hey, not all squids are bad, just the ones that misbehave all the time. If your actions are dangerous some of the time, you are just learning the ropes, the ins and outs of motorcycling, but if you are stupid and dangerous all the time, then you are labeled a squid....kind of lame to me. i have rode with my shirt off and followed most all laws, if I'm a squid than so be it. I guess my definition of a squid is someone who is to the sport; someone who doesn't know the implicit rules of motorcycling. I am not bashing anyone, just my opinion......please daddy don't hurt me!!!!


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squid(skwid)n.,[origin unknown]- any of a variety of helmetless mollusks of the genera Homostupidus, having a usually shirtless body, bare arms gripping a typically high-powered sportbike, a vestigal sense of survival, and a pair of tennis shoes on his feet. Found in dozens at local parks, bars, nightclubs, not riding, but telling all within earshot how fast they are. Avoid them by actually riding your bike on the road, wearing the proper gear, and riding within reason.

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post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2000, 01:47 AM
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Squid: The guy who rides in shorts & tennis shoes then explains why he's slow in the curves thusly: "I don't like it when rocks get kicked up and hit my legs."

Squid: The guy who asked my friend if his Superhawk was a two-stroke.

Squid: The guy who brakes all the way through a curve while making 6 or 7 corrections but then takes off as fast as he can on the straights so you can't pass.

Squid who didn't appear to be a squid: Met a new guy and he told me all about how he was taking it easy since he'd only had the bike for a couple of months. Then he proceeded to take off up my street as fast as he could, race pipe blaring.

Basically, I see a squid as anyone I don't respect. New guys are fine-we were all there at one time. I'm not against wheelies, stoppies, etc.; I do them (or try) myself. It's those who don't care to learn how to really ride besides the show-off stuff that I can't stand.

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Oh yeah, they're also good when breaded and fried.

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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-12-2000, 06:12 AM
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i think a squid is someone that rides also (usually on a harley) with a cig hanging out of their mouth and much too cool to acknowledge you as a fellow rider. the way i look at it is i dont care if you are riding a mini bike on the road. more riders on 2 wheels means more people in cages that are aware of you. because i know personally my friends and family that dont ride are that much more aware of bikes since they know i ride, they no longer tail gate bikes and take second looks during the warmer months. I hope that makes sense

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