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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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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.

Luke

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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 soft.....new 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!!!!

TRevor


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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.

Ay, there's a crocodile over there...I'm gonna go stick my finger up his [email protected]#....watch me as I roll in the mud inches from his face, trying to see if his teeth are clean...

Oh, sorry. I thought I was on Animal Planet for a minute.

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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. :p

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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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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cbr600f4gd:
Squid=chris_y2k_r1 :D

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Now this is getting scary. I was going to
say the same thing about you after OUR riding
on Wednesday. Geoff and I met a newbie at
Wawa (7/11 - whatever) and he followed as
back home as we all live in the same area.
Well anyway, Geoff and I were both launching
big wheelies, nasty corners, rolling endos...
Eventually we (OH my god we -) Passed a car
on a double yellow. He didn't - he stayed
behind. Probably went home to his wife and
told her about the two physcos that are
going to die that he just road with. Yeah
I'm a squid but I can hold my own in the
twisties too. Just like Geoff. Woo Hoo!!

Chris :p :cool: :p


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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RC51racer:
f4gd, I couldnt agree more.

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Do I know you?? :p

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chris i grew up in king of prussia and i go to my parents sometimes maybe i will give your lil :p R1 a run for your money. because my middle name is squid.. :)

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GodCreatedOne:
chris i grew up in king of prussia and i go to my parents sometimes maybe i will give your lil :p R1 a run for your money. because my middle name is squid.. :)

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You gotta come up to Shamokin bro - You'll
love it!!! :) But hell ya, next time you
are in the area.. Let me know, my email is
in my profile bro.


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[This message has been edited by chris_y2k_r1 (edited July 14, 2000).]
 

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I don't think a squid is someone that is slow in the curves or makes corrections in the curve (probably been down in a curve before)

I would define it as someone who thinks they can really ride, tries to show everyone around that they are great riders but actually only brings more heat down on the guys that are just out cruising and having a good time.

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Figured I'd chime in on this one as I had a close encounter with a rider this weekend that set off my "squid alert".

I was out riding along the lake and decided to stop in to a local park where there are generally a few bikes parked. I roll in and spot a guy on a '00 ZX9R. So I park next to him. The conversation went something like this:

Him: Hey- nice choice of bike, man. (Kawasaki)

Me: Thanks- you too. So how do you like that 9R?

Him: It's fast.

Me: Yeah, I bet.

Him: (eyeballing my leather and helmet) Can I ask you something?

Me: Sure...

Him: You always ride with a helmet and all that gear?

Me: Yep. (eyeballing his shorts, t-shirt, sandals, and distinct lack of helmet) I guess I just feel naked without it...

Him: Well, I'll tell you what- last year I fell off the bike onto my head. And if I would have been wearing a helmet, my neck would have broken. The paramedics said so.

Me: Oh yeah? That's something.

Him: What year is that thing?

Me: Oh, it's a 2000.

Him: What? I didn't know Kawi was making anything like that anymore. How many miles you got on her?

Me: Only like 150 or so, I'm just trying to get some break in miles on it.

Him: Oh man, don't pay attention to those break in cautions- I'll tell you what- the minute I pulled this 9R off the dealer's lot I was running the motor as hard as I could. Pulling wheelies off of every light. Burnouts in this parking lot every day. If you keep riding like you are you're actually going to hurt it- don't baby it!. I'm telling you, dude...

Me: Well, I'll keep that in mind. Are there any other riders around here on the weekends?

Him: Sure, sometimes. You wanna come on a balls to the wall run next weekend?

Me: What's that?

Him: A bunch of us "rough riders" (yes he actually said that) get together and see who can make it down to the Flats the quickest. Loser buys drinks. Then we race back.

Me: Oh yeah, sounds great- next weekend huh? Oh crap, look at the time, gotta get going...

Him: Alright- see ya dude.

Now, I'm not saying I'm a great rider or better than any one else, but c'mon- racing AND drinking? Bad idea. Especially with the kind of safety gear he's packing. I got the distinct impression he walked into the dealership one day- handed the salesman a wad of cash- and said "gimme the fastest bike you can for this much". His mentality about riding seemed so foreign to me, I couldn't even really converse with him. I just felt uncomfortable knowing some of the non-riding public bases their opinion of motorcyclists on this guy. Uggghhh.

It did make me smile though, to think what he'd thought of me and my bike. I'm sure he figured I don't have a clue what a 'real' bike is.

Oh, well- there but for the grace of God go the rest of us.

'cane

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That was an awesome script Cane, I pictured it perfectly. I think you could be on to a documentary :) :) Rough riders.... :rolleyes:



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