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Old 04-05-2010, 08:10 AM   #61
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S.Q.U.I.D. Stupid, Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant, Dangerous...

Stupid - texting/talking on cell while Riding

Dangerous - not paying attention to traffic and having to swerve to the shoulder to avoid a wreck

Underdressed - not yet, but if he crashes then he will be considered to be underdressed for the occasion.


So yeah, I'd deem him a SQUID. and for the stunters in here complainging about all the gear... get over it, he was talking about freeway riding not parking lots.

and to the other guy calling the OP a squid because of his riding experience... If you're not riding at the time, how can you be a SQUID? just based on the amount of time riding?
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i don't ride streets,...just in parking lots at 5 mph...and yeah i still slip up every now and again and a lid saves my skull....but at speeds of 50 mph + going to a dead stop....chances are your brain is gonna swell up and kill you...i've lost a few friends cause of bikes and either there poor choice or a cagers poor choice.
I'd rather take that chance than my head being smashed against a curb at 50mph. there is a higher probablility that you'll die with no helmet
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I'd rather take that chance than my head being smashed against a curb at 50mph. there is a higher probablility that you'll die with no helmet
Don't forget the other aspect... a sudden stop at 50+mph does not mean your head/helmet wil bounce off something.... but like leather, mesh.. it handles the abrasion factor a lot better than flesh & hair. Easier to replace a helmet, than an ear or parts of your face.
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i don't ride streets,...just in parking lots at 5 mph...and yeah i still slip up every now and again and a lid saves my skull....but at speeds of 50 mph + going to a dead stop....chances are your brain is gonna swell up and kill you...i've lost a few friends cause of bikes and either there poor choice or a cagers poor choice.
After watching people go down at well over 50 and sliding and tumbling across the ground get up and have rash all down their helmets, mesh jackets torn, and leather scuffed and still get up and walk away with 0% skin removed. Although all of them that I have seen were really sore for the next couple of days. I would have to say I don't agree with your 50+mph helmet or no helmet = death theory..

Now if in your example you are only talking about 50 to a complete stop, like a wall...well ya you might be right there.. But if you plow into a wall I mean come on ..


And this thread pops up so many times, if you don't want to wear gear fine! But that will not stop me from pointing at my head to symbolize, "you need a fckin helmet!"

And not all people that don't wear gear are squids, sure. but about 80% of the time I would feel comfortable saying that they are. Like the other day, I'm filling up gas and I hear someone revving a 600 over and over at the light.. I look up and its a Zx6r with a flame paint job, the owner is wearing a baseball hat, basketball shorts, flip flops, and a beater, with the helmet attached to the side.. He proceeds to rev every once in a while and once the light turns green he goes to take off...stalls it.. I can see the bike starting to drop so I start walking from mine to the road, but he's able to stop it from hitting the ground. So then he is sitting there wondering why the bike won't start while cars are honking and going around him.. I can see him looking around on where he's going to push it, that's when I yell 'neutral..?' I then see him look down at his gauges and start clicking with his left foot.. He got it started and took off and almost killed it again..
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SANTA MONICA, California - In a startling report, scientists and researchers with the National Institute of Highway Safety today announced the results of a five-year study, which concludes that motorcyclists wearing Corona tank top shirts are better protected in a fall than wearers of any other garment. "We were amazed, really," said lead researcher Randall Garcia. "We went into this study pretty sure in our belief that leather riding gear provided the best protection in a motorcycle accident."

The landmark five year study, which included analysis of accident reports, as well as empirical tests of different materials in simulated crash conditions, is causing an uproar in the motorcycle safety community. "I'm utterly outraged that they dared publish this report," said noted motorcycle safety expert Daniel Hough. "I've advocated full leather riding gear for years, and here they're claiming a tank top can prevent injuries?" Hough claims to have seen the results of numerous motorcycle accidents over his 30+ year riding career, and without variation, those people wearing clothing such as t-shirts and cotton pants fared worst.

"Actually, that's the surprising thing," said Michael MacConnor, one of the materials scientists who contributed to the report. "We were positive that the statistics were incorrect, so we did some testing on different materials." MacConnor explained that the study included simulated abrasion tests on a variety of different materials--lightweight cotton, heavy cotton, nylon, leather, kevlar, etc. The materials testing, he said, confirmed that leather displayed the best abrasion-resistance characteristics, followed closely by kevlar-reinforced nylon, a popular alternative material.

MacConnor continued, "the abrasion tests showed what we expected, but it was when we went to actual real-life crash scenarios that we got our surprise." That surprise, as detailed in the report, was that the Corona-branded tank tops actually did provide better protection to the rider in a crash, according to detailed crash reports. Several different brands of tank top and t-shirt were researched. "I mean, the Coors shirt, the Michelob shirt, the Miller Lite shirt, none of them had a chance," explained Garcia. "The Corona shirt had absolutely unexplainable powers of protection, but only when worn by the rider."

"The best riding outfit we found, the best combination, was the Corona tank top, cutoff jean shorts, white sneakers and a backwards-facing ball cap," explained a bewildered-sounding Garcia. "The rest of the clothes didn't seem to have any brand-influenced attributes, but the real 'magic' ingredient was the Corona shirt," he continued.

Although the scientists are at a loss to explain their conclusions, they are working on the problem. Garcia reports that they are conducting a follow-up study that will focus on the amazing protective properties of the Corona tank top, trying to determine exactly what it is about the shirt that provides this "near-invincible" protection to the wearer, in Garcia's words, yet provides almost no abrasion resistance under controlled test conditions.

"To think of all the times I cringed at those guys, riding around in their Corona shirts," lamented Garcia. "They were probably laughing at me."

The Corona brewing company did not respond to requests for comment for this story.

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...lack of intelligence on the other hand. <shrug>
Right , Kind of like the time when someone called out Arlen Ness for being a squid for not wearing gear
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ok so all gear all the time? come try and do what I do in leathers and knee high boots, i agree a helmet and gloves should just be the basic ppe...
Well I think the rule doesn't mean wear race gear while stunting
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IMO a squid is someone who gets a bike to "look" kewl, and not for the enjoyment. One that like stated before revs at the light to have ppl look at them. There are many different types of riders from you stunters to us newbs to squids. The point is no one is finger pointing at you in particular (unless that was you in the pictures). Its the guys that feel the need to ride with no gear and yet still ride like a clown I have an issue with, but if thats their choice so be it. Its a maturity thing, and maybe cause I'm a little older I can see the big picture, and not feel like I have to show off to the car with the cute girl in it that I'll most likely never see again, who isn't going "OMG he's soooo awesome", but instead say "what a tard, now where is the nail place?" Ride how you want to ride wear what you want to wear, like stated before, you can't change stupid
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IMO a squid is someone who gets a bike to "look" kewl, and not for the enjoyment. One that like stated before revs at the light to have ppl look at them. There are many different types of riders from you stunters to us newbs to squids. The point is no one is finger pointing at you in particular (unless that was you in the pictures). Its the guys that feel the need to ride with no gear and yet still ride like a clown I have an issue with, but if thats their choice so be it. Its a maturity thing, and maybe cause I'm a little older I can see the big picture, and not feel like I have to show off to the car with the cute girl in it that I'll most likely never see again, who isn't going "OMG he's soooo awesome", but instead say "what a tard, now where is the nail place?" Ride how you want to ride wear what you want to wear, like stated before, you can't change stupid
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I love the squid threads. Someone poss up funny pictures of some dumb wearing little more than shorts and a tank top and there is ALWAYS that one person that takes it personally for some weird reason and gets really offended and pretty much up the thread, but ironically makes it more interesting by stirring up. I get a laugh of it all.

I like seeing squid pics and making fun of them, personally. I dont see what the big deal is. I think the people that get all hurt are the ones that ride with no gear and they take it as a personal attack on themselves.

I, myself, could not give two if no one wore gear.

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Last time I rode a Harley, someone told me that the whole jacket and helmet thing didnt look right on a Harley. I felt like throwing him face first into the asphalt to get the point across why I wear the gear.

But I strongly believe in personal choice and the right not to wear gear.
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Last time I rode a Harley, someone told me that the whole jacket and helmet thing didnt look right on a Harley. I felt like throwing him face first into the asphalt to get the point across why I wear the gear.

But I strongly believe in personal choice and the right not to wear gear.
I was riding my stepdad's cruiser for the first time, just checking out the feel. Cought a few snickers from the HD guys with their magical bandannas, while I was rocking a full face, sidi boots, and jacket haha.

So the guys not rocking gear seem to find us funny just like I find undergeared people amusing. So I guess we're equal
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You got your head and hands protected. And you probably didn't do anything crazy, so I don't see any problem with that. My mesh vents pretty good so I make it a habit to wear but if that's what you're comfortable in, fine. Stop threadjacking. I clearly stated my intentions in the first post, if you had nothing to add, shut up already.



mind your own business and stop whoring the thread.
you are right. my point is you were being unsfae on the road taking pictures while driving.

gear is good but i doubt someone who is already gearless would buy into the advice when we are taking pictures of "squids" while driving. that right there is distracted driving and it makes the road unsafe for everyone.

because when it comes down to it, you turned your attention from the road to you cellphone or camera and then to that biker to take that picture. thats a few seconds you could have missed something like another biker or a sudden braaking in front of you or even another distracted driver swerving into you and you are not able to avoid it because you are taking pictures.

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I love the squid threads. Someone poss up funny pictures of some dumb wearing little more than shorts and a tank top and there is ALWAYS that one person that takes it personally for some weird reason and gets really offended and pretty much up the thread, but ironically makes it more interesting by stirring up. I get a laugh of it all.

I like seeing squid pics and making fun of them, personally. I dont see what the big deal is. I think the people that get all hurt are the ones that ride with no gear and they take it as a personal attack on themselves.

I, myself, could not give two if no one wore gear.

Please post more pics.
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