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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2004, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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so, i've got a question about "squids"

8 times out of 10 i'll see someone on a cruiser with virtually no gear on

do people give them as much shit as they would sport bike riders?

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Re: so, i've got a question about "squids"

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8 times out of 10 i'll see someone on a cruiser with virtually no gear on

do people give them as much shit as they would sport bike riders?

Nope........usually the higher speeds and risks taken that are involved with sportbikes are enough of a reason to give us hell.
Ive pondered that question before too. Doesnt make much sense does it
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Nope........usually the higher speeds and risks taken that are involved with sportbikes are enough of a reason to give us hell.
Ive pondered that question before too. Doesnt make much sense does it
exactly

if you like to bitch and moan about it, thats cool. at least be an equal opportunity titty baby
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I think the main thing is the speed and pushing limits but I am an equal opportunity basher. I give the cruiser folks just as much hell.
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Its all about the community. Sportbikers tend to believe in wearing gear, cruisers tend to not,

In a group of cruiser people, they don't get picked on. If that cruiser guy comes and hangs out with us, he'll probably get harassed.
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In a group of cruiser people, they don't get picked on. If that cruiser guy comes and hangs out with us, he'll probably get harassed.
Yeah... damn....cruiser people with their.....cruisers.

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I'll have to disagree with Kev. It's not necessarily true that sportbike riders believe more or less in gear than cruiser riders.

Granted, stating the obvious, sportbikes and "leathers" realistically should go hand in hand, but hell, look at all those stunting videos you see at your local shop. How many of those guys are wearing proper gear? Tank tops, shorts, NO HELMET, etc. Most of the locals here don't wear gear (unless we're talking canyon carvers, then the numbers go up towards 75%). When it's wet out, them boys (and girls) put those wheels away and grab the keys to the cage.

As far as the cruiser riders go, I think they are in a world of their own. There is a sort of seperation between sportbikers and cruisers. Do they deserve more or less flack? I don't think so, but well, I know lots of those guys are against helmet laws. What makes you think they care about leathers?
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Another sad trend I've been seeing more of in my area is the 'helmet on TOP of the head' look on sportbike riders.

Imagine putting your full face helmet on and stopping when you cover your ears and you'll get an idea what I mean.

It's technically 'legal' because we have helmet laws in NY, but it will probably do MORE damage when the guy goes down.

Noobs/squids used to buy their helmets too big before, now they're buying them wayyyyyyyy too big so they can wear them like a hat.

Squid goes down, squid dies, people say 'he had a helmet on and still died.....'



It's all part of the 'hey, look at me! I'm on a sportbike' mentality most squids have.
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I'll have to disagree with Kev. It's not necessarily true that sportbike riders believe more or less in gear than cruiser riders.

Granted, stating the obvious, sportbikes and "leathers" realistically should go hand in hand, but hell, look at all those stunting videos you see at your local shop. How many of those guys are wearing proper gear? Tank tops, shorts, NO HELMET, etc. Most of the locals here don't wear gear (unless we're talking canyon carvers, then the numbers go up towards 75%). When it's wet out, them boys (and girls) put those wheels away and grab the keys to the cage.

As far as the cruiser riders go, I think they are in a world of their own. There is a sort of seperation between sportbikers and cruisers. Do they deserve more or less flack? I don't think so, but well, I know lots of those guys are against helmet laws. What makes you think they care about leathers?
I totally agree with you DaDuck748. I do not see to many people ride with gear where I live. I do wear my leathers and helmet all the time regardless, but it's my choice. The few people I ride with wear full gear too. BUT, all the people I see riding the occasional Saturday afternoon ride, have no gear. But when it does rain and/or get cold, you do not ever even know those occasional Saturday riders even exist.

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