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What do you do when you find out that your group has a bunch of squids in it?

  • Keep riding

    Votes: 42 22.7%
  • Wait for the first break and talk to the squids

    Votes: 22 11.9%
  • Turn around and go home

    Votes: 13 7.0%
  • Laugh when they get hurt

    Votes: 39 21.1%
  • Find a different road to ride

    Votes: 56 30.3%
  • Pump it up with them

    Votes: 13 7.0%

  • Total voters
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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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pdxvfr750 said:
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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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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Could someone Please define SQUID?

Will everyone agree one what it really means?
 

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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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wheelie123 said:
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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molebaby said:
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....:p
 

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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


You're friendly SBW :squid:
 

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the squid often is very skilled ....but often displays them at the wrong time in the wrong place...this will bring trouble to all of us...maybe even lead to the outlawing of sportbikes on the road at all....as big brother tights the noose on freedom and cages liberty, we must be careful not to swing public opinion in his favor...so be respectful to the cagers ...and have fun away from traffic
 

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I voted keep riding. I like to enjoy my ride, so I am not going to to let a group of "crash test dummies" ruin it for me. I ride with a group that doesn't allow for that kind of riding but if one of them did show up, we would let them go on as we fell back or made some extra stops.
 

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17.9 % nationally 28.7% here











....... just kiddin.....I have no idea....:twofinger ;)
 
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