Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
As far as what squid means, there are a number of "definitions." Some say it is from riders calling newbs "squirrely kids" which was shortened over the years. Some say it describes a riding style (very quick in straight lines but have to slow/stop to turn). Some say it means "Stupid, Quick, Underdressed, & Imminently Dead." I'm sure there are others.
As far as who it applies to, it depends. Most commonly it is applied to riders who do not wear any form of gear (save for the oh so protective sunglasses, flip flops, shorts, and wife beater). A fully geared rider can also be a squid though, if they ride erratically and well beyond their skills simply to show off.
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