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post #21 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 06:29 PM
 
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I've had too many run-ins with the law to ride with squids anymore. The less attention that gets drawn to me the better. I'll help other riders, but to me a 'squid' means a, for lack of better term, 'stupid' rider. A squid is intent on being a fool on his bike, and he/she will not leave Squiddom until he/she crashes. Squids attract the attention of the law, and in some cases, the cops will pull over everyone in the group. I can't have that.

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post #22 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-26-2005, 07:29 AM
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Hell, I just keep riding. If they dont feel like waiting for me to catch up at whatever spot they choose to stop at, well, I like riding by myself just fine.

If they are attracting attentions (read, Five-O), then I definitely drop back and have a leisurely ride.

Exactly what I do....I'm not about to deprive myself of a great ride because of other people, I just hang back and enjoy my ride!!!!

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post #23 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-18-2005, 07:44 AM
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It depend on how reckless the squids are for me. If you do the speed limit they will eventually pass you and go do their thing. I just hang back, just like someone said earlier. I will enjoy the ride...by doing my own thing on that road. Squids do attract cops, so I will be very, very cautious when they are around. I don't need a ticket by association or some stupid crap like that.


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I am a negotiator and problem solver, so I want to stay with them and try to talk to them. Not trying to force them to change but if I am not alone in wanting no squids to foul things up, we may be able to at least voice our concerns and set ground rules, and then they know they are out if they choose to do their own thing.

Fact is, my riding group is stupid if they did not already have rules for the ride. Prior notice is the best way. If I was so stupid that I rode with a group without knowing there were squids, and not knowing that there were no rules such as "you stunt with this group, you are gone", I deserve to get ticketed with the rest of them.

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let them run ahead and radar sweep
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post #26 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 08:36 AM
 
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Could someone Please define SQUID?

Will everyone agree one what it really means?
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post #27 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 11:21 AM
 
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A squid is someone who rides their bike like an asshole, doing wheelies, stoppies, burnouts and what not on the public streets. And generaly makling the the cagers and the politco think that motorcycle riders need to be controled more.
That was an easy call.
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post #28 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 12:30 PM
 
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I've had too many run-ins with the law to ride with squids anymore. The less attention that gets drawn to me the better. I'll help other riders, but to me a 'squid' means a, for lack of better term, 'stupid' rider. A squid is intent on being a fool on his bike, and he/she will not leave Squiddom until he/she crashes. Squids attract the attention of the law, and in some cases, the cops will pull over everyone in the group. I can't have that.

I love this post...common sense is brewing...
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post #29 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-25-2005, 01:23 PM
 
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A squid is someone who rides their bike like an asshole, doing wheelies, stoppies, burnouts and what not on the public streets. And generaly makling the the cagers and the politco think that motorcycle riders need to be controled more.
That was an easy call.
Cool, so really they are the minority right?
In other speaking only in numbers, they don't out number the entire commnunity of responsible Sportbike riders.
That's good to know....
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post #30 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-27-2005, 01:13 PM
 
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"SQUID"- A. sportbike rider lacking in skill but thinking he is god's gift to the bike community. Blasting past your local highschool at 100+ mph trying for the life of him to pick the front wheel more than 6 inches off the ground so he can look impressive to 15 year old girls.

B. A rider with a rediculous ego. A minute amount of skill and talks himself up to be the next Kyle Woods. When his biggest trick is a 1/4 mile long standup wheelie... chasing BP all the way.

C. (this is my favorite) The young/unexperienced rider who thinks standing up on the pegs with no hands is a stunt. Who sits on his tank and rides around like it's supposed to be a trick and requires skill. The rider who sits at a stoplight revving his engine every three or four seconds... when it's FI. the guy you see rolling up to a stop sign at 4 mph trying to do a stoppie and the front wheel washes out on him and he drops the bike.

I could go on. But I think you get the general idea. I understand that everyone has to start somewhere... but I think it's more the general attitude.

Squid= thinking you're cool... when you're actually just an asshat


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