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Old 04-25-2008, 08:16 PM   #1041
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im still a nube to the bike world..so can someone help me out..obviously a squid is someone who doesnt wear gear, but why a squid....whats the meaning behind if any?
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im still a nube to the bike world..so can someone help me out..obviously a squid is someone who doesnt wear gear, but why a squid....whats the meaning behind if any?
because thats what you look like when theyre scraping up whats left of you into a bag.
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because thats what you look like when theyre scraping up whats left of you into a bag.
are you being serious or is that just a joke?
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because thats what you look like when theyre scraping up whats left of you into a bag.
Nah man... Squid is while they're one/near the bike...

Calamari, is what's left AFTER the wipeout. :-)
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are you being serious or is that just a joke?
joke.. google squid & motorcycle. The term is actually more action/behaviour based.

But usualy the.. attitude/behaviour goes with the style of 'dress'.
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im still a nube to the bike world..so can someone help me out..obviously a squid is someone who doesnt wear gear, but why a squid....whats the meaning behind if any?
dont pay any attention to these clowns... they are just squids in denial !
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A squid is an irresponsible motorcyclist. The term is derogatory and common among motorcyclists in North America.It is generally associated with a new or reckless motorcyclist seen riding erratically and/or beyond his or her capabilities, often without appropriate riding gear.

The origin of the word is varyingly attributed:

A contraction of:
"Squirrely" and "kid" (possibly taken from California surfing culture), or
"Squished" and "kid", or
"Squished" and "idiot"
An acronym for:
"Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant and Dangerous", or
"Stupidly Quick, Underdressed and Imminently Dead", or
"Super Quick Until I Die"
Note: all of these are likely to be backronyms
Derivative of U.S. military culture:
Newly-inducted sailors based in San Diego in the '60s would sometimes buy an inexpensive two-stroke motorcycle for transportation while on shore, even if they had never ridden before. So, there were large numbers of unprotected, inexperienced "marine life" squirting through traffic in a hurry and leaving a trail of black "ink" (smoke) behind them.
"Squid" was also a common derogatory term for sailors:
Recent inductees were called "squids" by more senior sailors, and
All sailors were called "squids" by Marines
Based on similarity between the way a "squid" rides and an actual squid swims.
Squids can appear unable to change direction while swimming without first coming to a near complete stop. However, once the squid does stop and change directions, it can very quickly accelerate back to its regular swimming speed. Beginning motorcyclists commonly have trouble negotiating turns, and must slow down to unnecessarily slow speed, while at the same time have a tendency to ride very fast on the straight sections of the road.
Often young, squids are identified by their reckless abandon (speeding, wheelies, stoppies etc.) and by their inappropriate attire (shorts, backwards ball caps, flip flops, wifebeater T-shirt, etc). Such a rider eschews all or most of the protective gear worn by many riders (helmet, gloves, leather jacket, riding pants, and boots) and the social and legal norms of riding behaviour, and as such is looked upon with derision by experienced motorcyclists, who also refer to them as "organ donors", "Zip-Splats", "a Stillie", "Skin Crayons", "Sausage Creatures"[1] and "soon-to-be-ex-motorcyclists".
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i see... thanks to all for answering that for me
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dont pay any attention to these clowns... they are just squids in denial !
...your starting to sound like your projecting. :-)
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took this on my phone from the HOV lane on the way home from court today. heavy traffic on i-10 w/ no helmet... awesome

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why do a lot of people posting pictures on here have a cracked windshield?
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because they get hit with rocks? temperature fluactions? :dontknow:
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because they get hit with rocks? temperature fluactions? :dontknow:
i'm not asking what caused it to crack...just wondering, isn't that against safety inspection or insurance or something? :dontknow:
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i'm not asking what caused it to crack...just wondering, isn't that against safety inspection or insurance or something? :dontknow:
why WOULD it be? you dont even have to have a windshield at all to pass inspection.
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why WOULD it be? you dont even have to have a windshield at all to pass inspection.
i don't know, just thought I heard something like that
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its wierd. you dont have to have a windshield to pass inspection, but you have to have wipers.
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its wierd. you dont have to have a windshield to pass inspection, but you have to have wipers.

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i was squiddin' it mad style today!
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I havent started the bike in 3 weeks. I rode around the neighborhood in shorts and a white T with my helmet. I felt extra squid
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