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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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What the heck is "squid"? I have never heard that term before.
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Someone who *thinks* his abilities exceed those of every motorcycle out there. Someone who has no care for the welfare of himself, others, or the sport, as evidenced by his lack of proper riding gear and careless riding. Someone who belongs on a Nighthawk 250, but rides a GSXR1000, and loves to tell you how much better he is than you and his bike than yours.

Some people say the origin of the term squid comes from "squirrely kid."
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Ok man, thanks for clarifying that term.

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Cool That would be...me.

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...What the heck is "squid"?...
I'm a Squid.
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I'm one of those nice squids that only makes himself look bad

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Talking Squid

Ok the real definition of "squid" comes from the actual animal. The animal swims in a style in which they shoot off fast in a straight line, then almost come to a complete stop to turn.
This swimming style has been used to describe riders that will blast off in a stright line then slow way down when the corner comes up.

The term has been expanded to difine riders that fit the description off what Pete mentioned.

So there it is.... SQUID, SQUIDLY, SQUID MARKS

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Question Is it Squirrley Kid, or the Animal Squid!?!

Ok I've heard this question asked/answered multiple times now....

Answer 1) Squirrley Kid: Origin - A magazine article in the 60s or 70s that used this term.
Answer 2) Squid: Origin - The actual animal, used to describe a SPECIFIC driving style of someone who can shift and twist, but not lean.

WHICH IS IT? Not that it matters really... but this keeps coming up. Anyone with original references?

As an aside, here are some more meanings of SQUID:

SQUID : Standard Quick-release Universal Interface Device
SQUID : Superconducting Quantum Interference Device

Confused yet? LOL
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 03:22 PM
 
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Which is it, squirly kid or the animal
I believe it is the animal origin. I have heard that several times but have never heard of Squirly Kid.

Who knows???
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What the heck is "squid"? I have never heard that term before.
I can't define it but... I know it when I see it!

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Re: Is it Squirrley Kid, or the Animal Squid!?!

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As an aside, here are some more meanings of SQUID:

SQUID : Standard Quick-release Universal Interface Device
SQUID : Superconducting Quantum Interference Device

Confused yet? LOL
Don't forget those Navy boys! I know a few, I'll stick with the animal reference for them and riding!
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