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Old 12-03-2012, 07:44 AM   #18316
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That semi is gonna over take the squid!
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #18317
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Rider in full gear. NOT a "squid"
Gotta disagree here. Plenty of squids here that wear gear because that's what the racers wear. You can usually spot them on hot days with the jacket unzipped to about the navel.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:15 PM   #18318
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Gotta disagree here. Plenty of squids here that wear gear because that's what the racers wear. You can usually spot them on hot days with the jacket unzipped to about the navel.
Nope. Squids don't wear gear. Maybe a jacket and full face if it's cold outside, but otherwise nope. 90% of the time, no gear on a sportbike = squid. That guy looks like he is following someone painfully slow (perhaps that chap with the fringe jacket?) and is smart enough to know that passing on the wrong side of a solid line on a road with blind corners is a bad idea. He certainly does not look like he is trying to ride quickly.

A squid would have his knee stuck way out, his head and shoulders on the outside of the turn, and the bike hardly leaned over.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #18319
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Gotta disagree here. Plenty of squids here that wear gear because that's what the racers wear. You can usually spot them on hot days with the jacket unzipped to about the navel.

going to disagree with your disagree. most wear zero gear and at most a leather jacket/gloves/helmet. maybe your definition of a 'squid' is different
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #18320
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Is that a famous actor?
i thought it was charles barkley at first.
whoever it is he looks like a large person, he dwarfs the fat boy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:17 PM   #18321
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i thought it was charles barkley at first.
whoever it is he looks like a large person, he dwarfs the fat boy.

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Old 12-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #18322
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Squids are called that because their riding looks like a school of startled immature squid

Lightning fast in a straight line
Almost stop to turn
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #18323
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i thought it was charles barkley at first.
whoever it is he looks like a large person, he dwarfs the fat boy.
no....thats not who i was thinking.

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lol. not likely, unless it is the greatest scam in the history of scams!

AH HA! But...he is 85. I dont think he does much riding...
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:22 PM   #18324
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I thought it stood for

Stupidly
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #18325
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Is that a famous actor?
I'm thinking it's Samuel L Jackson:

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #18326
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say WHAT one more goddam time! Go ahead! I dare you, I double dare you!
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I'm thinking it's Samuel L Jackson:

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Old 12-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #18327
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You know that's just a second angle from an extra's cell phone on a movie set right?
He has no clue. He thinks it is real.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:46 PM   #18328
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I thought it stood for

Stupidly
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Imminently
Dead
That's a backronym. In any case, look for the 'squid purity test', which has been online since at least the mid-90s. It has good examples of gear and behavior of the common squidus maximus.

Of course, HST's "sausage creature" is required reading for the genre.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:32 AM   #18329
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say WHAT one more goddam time! Go ahead! I dare you, I double dare you!
What?
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:48 AM   #18330
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Ya know, this does look like a beanie helmet...



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