What do "pirates" and "squids" call us?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Bugman98, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Bugman98

    Bugman98 Been here awhile

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    I was explaining to a friend the different stereotypes associated with riders of other types of motorcycles, i.e. "pirates" and "squids." After I explained the nuances of each category, she asked "which one are you?" At which point I realized I didn't know what the stereotype name for "adventure riders" was!
    I'm imagining the guy who rides a 550 pound "dirt bike" with aluminum cases down to starbucks for a latte, while he brags about how he could ride across africa at a moments notice if he wanted to, and refers to that one time he rode on a 2 lane, graded gravel road as "gnarly single track."

    So whats the name for this guy?

    In the interest of full disclosure, the description above hits pretty close to home, except I dont drink Lattes. :deal:lol3
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  2. planemanx15

    planemanx15 Long timer

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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Dirty bike "Rider" :1drink

    Clean Bike "Farkle Fairy"
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  4. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    I like the name Explorer.
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  5. Bugman98

    Bugman98 Been here awhile

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    That's what I thought too! OK, that settles it. Thanks! :D
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  6. RRVT

    RRVT Wild and Crazy Guy

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    I just found out yesterday that sports bike riders in one piece leathers are called "Power Rangers". These days more and more inmates seem to be making fun of GS riders uniform look and their overpriced BMW clothing. You might see terms like "Charlie and Ewan clones", "Twat suites", "BMW pajamas".

    I'll never forget the time I was getting my bike serviced at a BMW dealer and a guy brought in a brand new 20+K GSA for a service. The bike had about 4K worth of Touratech accessories on it, the guy had a BMW suit, boots, tankbag, etc, worth of another 3K. And then he asks me - How good do you think my bike will be on dirt roads, I haven't tried yet. Not sure what he should be called.
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  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    "Poseur" :D
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  8. ShardPhoenix

    ShardPhoenix Наглый ублюдок

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    Yeah, "poseur" sounds about right.

    Speaking of stereotypes, awhile back I saw a couple ride two up past me as I was walking down the sidewalk. They did an amazing job of mashing all of the "labels" into one neat package. Was sad that I wasn't quick enough with my phone to snap a pic of them.

    They were dressed up in beanie helmets, leather vests, t-shirts, nose picker gloves, shorts and flip flops. Their ride? A BMW 1200 GSA. Only thing that could have made it more perfect is if they'd been standing up on the pegs to negotiate the hazardous asphalt terrain.

    Advsqidrates?

    Piventurids?
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  9. atomicalex

    atomicalex silly aluminum boxes

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    BMW pyjamas? That is funny.
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  10. Reprobate

    Reprobate Sarcasm Loading....

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  11. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    "Nerds" :lol3

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  12. ohgood

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    if they ever logon to advrider, and learn of the term

    twatwafffle

    THAT will be the word to describe us, er, them, I mean HIM, the guy with the twatwaffle suite on.
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  13. Daytrader

    Daytrader Elitist Bastard

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    A poseur is someone who cares what other people call them.
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  14. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fotografist

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    The answer or a clue, may be within..... :evil

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pmmdzHY4cXE?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  15. BanjoBoy

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    Who cares wut they call us, we're ride'in and they're pose'in. :muutt
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  16. Disco Stu

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    there's a couple of inmates at our local dinner meetup that always pull in standing up on the pegs. not sure why.
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  17. 1911fan

    1911fan Master of the Obvious

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    Airs out the 'boys'. Try it sometime. Also, you get better visibility over parked cars, so you can find a parking spot.


    1911fan
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  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hey, you have to start somewhere. Better to have all that and THEN start, than to start and crash before having it.

    However, in general, there are a lot of different groups that fall into the "More money than brains!" crowd! Doesn't matter what kind of bike. HD, Ducati, BMW etc!:deal

    Jim :brow
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  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    They want to show their ass? :dunno

    :lol3

    Jim :brow
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  20. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    They're crop dusting before entering the cafe.
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