Finally understand why squids like ATGATT

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Red9, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Red9

    Red9 Been here awhile

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    What's the difference between a new Harley owner coming out of a dealership in a fresh "pirate costume and a newborn squid in his colour matched "power ranger" suit?

    The length of the parking lot?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zNUPDmnz4


    A lot more alike than most would care to admit....
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  2. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    I knew it was going to be that video before I even clicked the link.
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  3. FatherX

    FatherX so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs

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    SQUIDS....

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    Don't like ATGATT

    and

    the vid ... 205 (look it up)

    Welcome to the Asylum. Your waitress will be around shortly with the requests for sammiches, bacon and bourbon.

    :1drink
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  4. MiamiMotorcyclist

    MiamiMotorcyclist used to be -MiamiUly

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    I take it back.

    I thought it was going to be this video

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HlQQfAz0fbM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  5. FatherX

    FatherX so͞oˈpərflo͞oəs

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    also a classic...
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  6. tedder

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    and cruisers either prefer no gear or the "pirate" look.

    <iframe width="640" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/G7wH7WDUvF0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    When this was originally posted (a very long time ago) it was reported that some non riding n00b that worked at the shop had Armorall&#8217;d the tires to make them shiny... Not knowing that that was a bad thing. :deal

    This video gives new meaning to 205.

    Squids are not the ones that wear gear silly. That is why they are called squids. Beer and bacon sammiches for everyone CHOP CHOP.
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  8. FloorPoor

    FloorPoor Been here awhile

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    These were all new to me.:rofl

    Lessons learned: Don't buy a sport bike until you have LOTS of time on slow bikes, and don't do stupid shit like pull wheelies to show off to your buddies, especially when there is NO runout available for said stupid shit.

    I don't know why I find people crashing bikes, with minor injuries, because they are showing off and being stupid in general, so amusing.:lol3

    I DO NOT enjoy the near fatal/fatal ones though, especially if it's a passenger trusting enough to get on the back of a bike with a dipshit :puke1
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  9. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Um, dude, I don't think you know what SQUID stands for. the U means "underdressed/undressed":deal
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  10. ricochetrider

    ricochetrider MotoMojo

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    I get zero joy out of seeing bad crashes- any vehicle, anywhere. I personally have been hurt BADLY more than few times so if I happen to see a crash vid, I tend to FEEL it in my bones, or deeply. watching that shit makes me cringe. I certainly do not seek these kinds of vids out.

    I never have been one to get a laff from another's pain anyway.
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  11. rivercreep

    rivercreep Banned

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    I only feel for the ones who are minding their own business or are out for a casual ride (if there is such a thing!?) and bad luck befalls them.
    ...these other idiots doing stupid shit = :rofl:rofl:rofl:roflThey asked for it.
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  12. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    I thought it was because they'd go fast in a straight line and slow to a crawl to turn (like a squid).
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  13. tedder

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    you've never followed a cruiser.

    loud pipes in a straight line, slow to a crawl to turn.
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  14. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    squid = squirrelly kid.

    he's nuts. Unpredictable. usually too dumb to wear any more gear than a helmet, but just 'coz he's got a power ranger suit on doesn't mean he's not a squid.

    Be careful out there!

    I saw a lady in an SUV putting on her make up while driving in heavy traffic yesterday. A squid in a cage?
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  15. Alton

    Alton Been here awhile

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    squids have a braincase (hard shell) that protects their brains. Otherwise, all their other soft parts are squishy and vulnerable. This is true of both the sea creature and the biker.
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  16. DADODIRT

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    I always thought it was
    Stupid
    QUIck
    Dead
    ?
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  17. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    The first guy did not do anything that was obviously wrong. The second guy rode a helluva wheelie, but the tire bit too hard on the stop, converting his victory into a highside. There but for the grace of God ... .
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  18. tkent02

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    I'm thinking he used the rear brake as a foot peg.
    You can see his whole foot from the shin forward come down an inch or so rich right when the wheel locks up.
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  19. feathered

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    Stupid, QUIck, Dead

    SQUIrrely kID

    Stupid, Quick, Underdressed, Imminently Dead

    Fast in a straight line, slow to turn.

    Pick your favorite.
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  20. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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