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What's up everyone, I'm pretty new to the world of sportbikes and I'm just getting around with the terminology "cage","Gixxer", but what I wanna know is where does the term "squid" come from? Why do they use that term as opposed to "cherry" or "fng" or somethin else? What characteristics make new guys to sportbikes alike to that of squid? What characteristics do the both share? How long does it take for a new rider to no longer be labeled a "squid"?
 

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A thread on this topic circulated a couple of weeks ago. You might do a search for it.
 

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The term is used for someone who is an inexperienced(or just plain stupid) rider who consistently rides"over his head", or hasn't found his limits in just the right way yet (crash is imminent). It is commonly used for these nitwits you see riding sportbikes (or any bike for that matter) wearing t-shirts, shorts and tennis shoes and wheelying, burning out, and doing stoppies in traffic and generally riding like an idiot. You know, the ones that give all of us a bad name. It came from "squirrely kid".
 

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There is more to it than just motorcycling. Paintballers have been using the term for a long time as well. Just as in motorcycling it has more than one definition.

Most common is a newbie whos parents bought him the best of everything and this gear makes him think he is the best player on the field.
 

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To answer your question, the similarities between a squid biker and a ocean squid are that they both go balls out in the straights and cant turn for shiot. Another might be jellied bodies? :D but that comes later... See the fishy squid has an open ocean to perform his moves while the bike squid has cement, trees and guardrails to impede him on his squidly way.


Now there is a difference between a rich kid, a squid, and an inexperienced rider.

The rich kid is'nt automatically a squid just cuz his parents bought him the hottest new Gixxer and all the matching gear to go with it, he just has a high potential to become a squid. IMO, Sagekiller666 is a squid!! :D

A new, or inexperienced rider may make mistakes as he learns (like running off the road once in awhile :rolleyes:) but if he wasnt trying to be a weenie or squid, than its just a mistake IMO.

A squid is a rider whos ego is larger than his riding knowledge and skills. He rides like an idiot on the road, and never goes to a track. He always has an excuse why the bike was holding him back. He has no sense of responsibililty for himself or the safety of others.
 

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I have an example. When I first started riding I was riding home down the parkway when I see an old camaro ripping up behind me with 2 18 yr old punks in it. I briefly thought about opening it up and taking off. But I decided since I had just started riding that the 80mph I was going was plenty fast for me and I just kept my pace and they roared past me. So see I had the chance to turn to the darkside and become a squid. The darkside is very tempting, beware.
 

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I have one question for Honda Nut. What the **** is your problem? Do you see me on here saying shit about you? What even makes the shit you say even stupider then it already is, is that you don’t even ****ing know me.

And what the ****? I'm a rich kid? My parents bought me a bike and matching gear? **** that, there you go again saying shit from the part of your brain called the "imagination" which is located in your ass.

Let me just clarify this, so people like Honda Nut can stop trying to make there ego look bigger by saying shit about people they don’t know (ME).

1. I have a 2001 R6
2. Yes I do have matching gear
3. No my parents are not rich
4. I make money and work hard for it so I can buy the stuff I want (Bike, Matching gear)
5. I don’t say shit about people I don’t know
6. I am secure enough to talk about people with respect, especially if I haven’t even met them.

Its obviously you have the "my balls are bigger then yours" syndrome, and that my friend is where the real squid lies.
 

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sagekiller666 said:
I have one question for Honda Nut. What the **** is your problem? Do you see me on here saying shit about you? What even makes the shit you say even stupider then it already is, is that you don’t even ****ing know me.

And what the ****? I'm a rich kid? My parents bought me a bike and matching gear? **** that, there you go again saying shit from the part of your brain called the "imagination" which is located in your ass.

Let me just clarify this, so people like Honda Nut can stop trying to make there ego look bigger by saying shit about people they don’t know (ME).

1. I have a 2001 R6
2. Yes I do have matching gear
3. No my parents are not rich
4. I make money and work hard for it so I can buy the stuff I want (Bike, Matching gear)
5. I don’t say shit about people I don’t know
6. I am secure enough to talk about people with respect, especially if I haven’t even met them.

Its obviously you have the "my balls are bigger then yours" syndrome, and that my friend is where the real squid lies.

Catfight? :D
 

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Catfight? :D
no, actualy just HondaNut making an ass out of himself.
 

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Oh yeah, well what would you do if I said I agreed with him. Yeah, that's right.... you're a squid!!!!
 

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Well then i guess if both of you think im a squid, then I have no other choice but to be a squid. OK, Hi, Im a squid. I go drive around at 160mph. I wheely-lane-split-in-traffic. I drive stupid and cut everyone every chance I get. I crash my bike at least 1 per week(then have my rich parents fix it). I do rolling endo's in front of buss, trucks and anything that has more than 4 wheels. I wear no prtection, then pick up my girl friend with no protection then do wheelys all day with her on the freeway. And if someone asks, im such a squid i dont use protection in either case 8== (( (o)(o) . I kick dents in cop cars to get them to chase me.

I can go on and on and on... :eek:
 

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Well then i guess if both of you think im a squid, then I have no other choice but to be a squid. OK, Hi, Im a squid. I go drive around at 160mph. I wheely-lane-split-in-traffic. I drive stupid and cut everyone every chance I get. I crash my bike at least 1 per week(then have my rich parents fix it). I do rolling endo's in front of buss, trucks and anything that has more than 4 wheels. I wear no prtection, then pick up my girl friend with no protection then do wheelys all day with her on the freeway. And if someone asks, im such a squid i dont use protection in either case 8== (( (o)(o) . I kick dents in cop cars to get them to chase me.

I can go on and on and on... :eek:

I just won $20. I knew I could break him.




















































If you're wondering.... I made a bet with myself. :D Hey sagekiller666, I'm just f*ckin' with ya.
 

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If i didnt notice that then I would most likely still be going on about how stupid it is to say shit about people you dont know.
 

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If i didnt notice that then I would most likely still be going on about how stupid it is to say shit about people you dont know.

Nice try to cover dude! But you were totally pissed off! Truth of the matter is, if you were positive that you aren't a squid you would have felt no desire to defend yourself. You would have kicked back, joined the party, and had a good laugh with everybody else! If it makes you feel any better, I don't think you're a squid..........................I think you're oversensitive!



Hey Spitfire........you made $40, not $20.......my $20 is on the way! Good work!
 

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Hi sage killer
I bet those spinning LEDs are SICK. Ever had anyone go into a seizure from looking at them? I put christmas lights on my bike for the holidays, then I never took them off. What did you get for Christmas? I got
 

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christmas lights... thats a good idea. So now after I get my neon AND some christmas lights I will be riding a mardi gras float.
 
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