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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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To avoid being squidly,

In the eyes of my co-posters and potential one day riding buddies here at TWF, How much gear should I put on to run out to the store? I certainly wouldnt want a guy who says he rides alot to get in his jeep and get behind my as I go out for bread or something and just cruise along with my D. McNabb jersey on and come home and read I'm squid of the day. Should I be draggind my knee as soon as I pull it out of the garage? or is waiting for things to warm up a bit ok? When rapping the throttle and doing small pops of the front wheel and not setting it through the window of the car in front me just feels like an un-squidly thing to do, never been real sure about that.
(dunno). I would just like to know from the very best what is needed to avoid being a "squid" if noticed by a TWF member on my 1000cc FZ1 with summer gloves and a helmet on a short commute? Please inlighten me before I go on looking a fool to every biker I dont recognize spying from a Jeep.
No pun intended, just seems if you dont look like Mitch bostrom ready for Daytona every time you back out of your garage your at risk of being "Posted" against here at TWF and wandering if this is the site you wish to be involved in.
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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 10:37 AM
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Is your FZ1 really a 1000RR??? LMAO. That was you wasn't it!
It was not necessarily what the guy was wearing making him squid of the day. More how the retard was riding.
And its not "spying" from a Jeep, yet more being aware and avoiding the retard from colliding with myself or another vehicle.
Wear what ya want on the bike, thats not where the squid of the day was awarded. It was awarded purely off lack of riding skills/ knowledge and being completely stupid with a bunch of traffic around.
No pun intended, but if your retarded is it really safe to be riding a liter bike, or any bike for that matter???
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As A "biker" yourself why would you stay with him at the risk of him going down and your in a jeep? I give all riders room to make dissions when Im in my Ram 4x4. I know as a rider I dont like to be crowded from behind so I give a lot room to riders, all of them.

This site puts a lot of emphasis on racing skills and not the joy of riding and sharing tips and tricks.
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In the eyes of my co-posters and potential one day riding buddies here at TWF, How much gear should I put on to run out to the store? I certainly wouldnt want a guy who says he rides alot to get in his jeep and get behind my as I go out for bread or something and just cruise along with my D. McNabb jersey on and come home and read I'm squid of the day. Should I be draggind my knee as soon as I pull it out of the garage? or is waiting for things to warm up a bit ok? When rapping the throttle and doing small pops of the front wheel and not setting it through the window of the car in front me just feels like an un-squidly thing to do, never been real sure about that.
(dunno). I would just like to know from the very best what is needed to avoid being a "squid" if noticed by a TWF member on my 1000cc FZ1 with summer gloves and a helmet on a short commute? Please inlighten me before I go on looking a fool to every biker I dont recognize spying from a Jeep.
No pun intended, just seems if you dont look like Mitch bostrom ready for Daytona every time you back out of your garage your at risk of being "Posted" against here at TWF and wandering if this is the site you wish to be involved in.

I vote you as the squid of the day. Here is you prize:
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post #5 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 11:30 AM
 
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As A "biker" yourself why would you stay with him at the risk of him going down and your in a jeep? I give all riders room to make dissions when Im in my Ram 4x4. I know as a rider I dont like to be crowded from behind so I give a lot room to riders, all of them.

This site puts a lot of emphasis on racing skills and not the joy of riding and sharing tips and tricks.

I disagree...we talk at length at the joy of motorcycling...we just want you to understand that riding is more enjoyable on the bike than in the wheelchair at the ER...wear your gear...
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I might wear jean instead of my riding pants if I'm just running a couple miles up to the store. But other than that I wear my gear. For the most part I don't think people care if you are out for a quick little ride or an all day adventure, they'll still pull right out in front of you.
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The thing is, you don't need to wear full racing leathers everywhere you go. Buy a comfortable pair of textile riding pants and jacket for commuting/fun. If you're gonna wring the $#@t outta your bike, THEN wear the leathers. Riding is inherently risky and when you go down, you will go down in whatever you habitually wear when you get on the bike.

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post #8 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 12:16 PM
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As A "biker" yourself why would you stay with him at the risk of him going down and your in a jeep? I give all riders room to make dissions when Im in my Ram 4x4. I know as a rider I dont like to be crowded from behind so I give a lot room to riders, all of them.

This site puts a lot of emphasis on racing skills and not the joy of riding and sharing tips and tricks.

Well I guess you win the "Driving Miss Daisey" award for the day, since your that much better of a driver than the rest of us. LMAO BUt anyways, I give all cycles plenty of room. However when I am in traffic with cars all around me and the retard was riding in and out of cars what am I supposed to do "Mr. Drivers Ed"? Just stop my car in the middle of the road? LOL Sorry, it had NOTHING to do with the way I was driving or any other car around me and him. It was totally him driving stupid and squidly. But perhaps you can relate to that?
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However when I am in traffic with cars all around me and the retard was riding in and out of cars what am I supposed to do "Mr. Drivers Ed"
You followed in a jeep? You see my point is your story is BS, you didnt follow a bike and witness all you said you did. As a biker, I out run every car around without trying. it is the nature of a bike over a car in traffic. You don't have to speed to accomplish that. And you swerved with him in a jeep, give me a break. I know you didnt say that, but Im supposed to believe he, on a bike road this way for 5 miles and you were right there with him in a jeep to witness this. lMao. I think you make up squid stories. Like many other posts here "that thread is worthless without Video"
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Who cares what other people think. If you want to wear a t-shirt...do it. Just don't do it while you're freekin pushin it through bends and shiit. There was some guys this weekend that did that. yes, they were with us. I was in front and they were behind me going just as fast. They're crazy! We did rag on 'em hard too. One of 'em had a t-shirt w/ a back protector and that's it.
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post #11 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-21-2005, 01:27 PM
 
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lets see...TRAFFIC, LIGHTS.....5 MILES...TRAFFIC, LIGHTS....the ability to see more then 5 feet in front of you...........means you CAN OBSERVE A SQUID FOR A PERIOD OF TIME IN YOUR CAGE WITHOUT BEING ON HIS BUTT.

Problem here is I think Ace hit a nerve and you ride like this squidtard and you're trying to save face.

As for what to wear and what not to wear...you be the judge but your "short commute" excuse sucks......you can have an incident leaving your driveway. Go outside right now in shorts and a T-shirt....start running as fast as you can.......won't be doing more then 15mph....now have someone trip you on the cement....and then come back on here and tell me it didn't hurt. If you do that, then I'll agree with your "commute" comment.
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As A "biker" yourself why would you stay with him at the risk of him going down and your in a jeep? I give all riders room to make dissions when Im in my Ram 4x4. I know as a rider I dont like to be crowded from behind so I give a lot room to riders, all of them.

This site puts a lot of emphasis on racing skills and not the joy of riding and sharing tips and tricks.
i dont think this site talks about racing skills at all...we dont talk about braking markers, exit points of a turn or any other racing things...some people go to track days and i dont see any of them really asking for help in here too much and when they do its in the track thread......

i do see a lot of people putting a lot of emphasis on wearing riding gear and then talking about flying around the gap or doing 150mph on the street and that just makes me giggle cause all the gear in the world isnt going to help much when you smack into a tree or a car on the street....but thats another case i guess

if im going down the street or to the store, then ill most of the time wear long pants , t-shirt and gloves...If i know im gonna go tear into some rotaries or exit ramps then ill wear my leathers.. being older and racing for many years i sort of learned the hard way to know when to go fast and when to just cruise around....most of the time i can control myself ...most of the time
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You followed in a jeep? You see my point is your story is BS, you didnt follow a bike and witness all you said you did. As a biker, I out run every car around without trying. it is the nature of a bike over a car in traffic. You don't have to speed to accomplish that. And you swerved with him in a jeep, give me a break. I know you didnt say that, but Im supposed to believe he, on a bike road this way for 5 miles and you were right there with him in a jeep to witness this. lMao. I think you make up squid stories. Like many other posts here "that thread is worthless without Video"

EarlZach, let me begin by stating your a ****ING idiot! LMAO Your lack of intelligence, or shall I say over abundance in autism has me baffeled, it really does. Apparently you have no clue, or a total different picture of what I whitnessed. Not sure why I am even wasting my time on such a freekin tard, but I have a spare minute. First off I was not on a highway doing top speeds. It was a road with considerable traffic with speed limit of 45mph. The "Squid" I am speaking of was swerving in his own lane and really could not go anywhere due to traffic, it was only a 2 lane road. Never did I say he was haulin ass (top speeds) weaving in and out of cars. He was just riding stupid for the amount of cars in the 2 lanes. Doing many things proving he was an inexperienced rider. But then again its all BS I made up right ass munch! Well hopefully you get a chance to read this thread before our Mod friends lock it or whipe it clean. Also let me know which of these 2 pictures more represents you, or is it a combination of both?

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i dont think this site talks about racing skills at all...we dont talk about braking markers, exit points of a turn or any other racing things...some people go to track days and i dont see any of them really asking for help in here too much and when they do its in the track thread......

i do see a lot of people putting a lot of emphasis on wearing riding gear and then talking about flying around the gap or doing 150mph on the street and that just makes me giggle cause all the gear in the world isnt going to help much when you smack into a tree or a car on the street....but thats another case i guess

if im going down the street or to the store, then ill most of the time wear long pants , t-shirt and gloves...If i know im gonna go tear into some rotaries or exit ramps then ill wear my leathers.. being older and racing for many years i sort of learned the hard way to know when to go fast and when to just cruise around....most of the time i can control myself ...most of the time
Wait a minute......isnt that a pic in your sig line of doing a wheelie with no helmet on??? That gives me a giggle
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So let me get this straight.
You have to only be able to point out who is a squid rather than who may not be. Look, I didnít start this to go this far. And from the looks of this web sight it is "one club rules". I can respect that. I feel I probly am part of the majority of "squids" as so described far too often on this site. I donít have a $700.00 helmet full leathers to walk out my front door in, only to get ran over at 15mph. I am just one of those guys that enjoys talking bikes, Trucks and any other motor sports. I live by a different value. I do respect the road. I do wear at least Jeans. Always an ankle high boot or higher, Gloves and always without fail a helmet. In the evening I wear a jacket when it is brisk out. I would like to have a better jacket. I have even gone as far as inquiring about one. But Imp not any different then most when I donít put one on that says Joe rocket or Aria or whatnot. I am just a rider, Squid maybe? But only in the eyes of several of you conformist guys here. Didnít mean to get any dander up, or bust a bubble to a perfectly worthless post. Next time I see a "squid" post I will just move on and keep my thoughts to myself

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Nice spelling in that post too scholar. Must be a dozen errors. And yeah, your "location" under your avatar......................sweet bro. You rock. You've got cool written all over you. Nice attack on WOS for no reason too. You talk a big game on the keyboard like most fools like yourself. Not even worth my effort. Go have fun in your momma's room or whoever's momma's room you think you can get into. I'm sure you not only think you're a God on the bike but probably with the ladies too. You rock, I'd love to ride with you someday. Currently putting it at the top of my list of things to do before I ride.......ride with Earlzach.
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Chev I edited that post to avoid being offensive to others including yourself. I am sorry for that. I am not that disrespectfull of a man. As far as spelling and grammer. Oh well. In one of my earlier post when I joined I made it clear I dont type well.

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So let me get this straight.
You have to only be able to point out who is a squid rather than who may not be. look, I didnt start this to go this far. And from the looks of this web sight it is "one club rules". I can respect that. I feel I probly am part of the majority of "squids" as so described far too often on this site. I dont have a $700.00 helmet full leathers to walk out my front door in, only to get ran over at 15mph. I am just one of those guys that enjoys talking bikes, Trucks and any other moter sports. I live by a different value. I do respect the road. I do wear at least Jeans. Always an ankle high boot or higher, Gloves and always without fail a helmet.. In the evening i wear a jacket when it is brisk out. I would like to have a better jacket. I have even gone as far as inquiring about one. But Im not any different then most when I dont put one on that says Joe rocket or Aria or whatnot. I am just a rider, Squid maybe? But only in the eyes of several of you comformist guys here. Didnt mean to get any dander up, or bust a bubble to a perfectly worthless post. Next time I see a "squid" post I will just move on and keep my thoughts to myself.
Nice attempt, or "typo" at bashing WOS. It has nothing to do with WOS and not sure why you seem to think WOS rules the roost. Thats not the case at all. Just several of our members around here participating.
For whatever reason you seemed to get very sensitive thinking the Squid of the Day award went to the guy for what he was wearing. Yet your wrong. I stated what he was wearing to paint a more vivid image. The whole idea was the guy was obviously an inexperienced rider and proved that by the way he was wreckless in and amongst traffic. Bottom line. It has nothing to do with not wearing a $700 helmet, or a J.R., or Alpinestar jacket or leathers. I ride with my textile and leather jacket and jeans all the time in and around town. Even on some weekend rides. I do not own full leathers, and on Gap trips someone generously lets be borrow their stuff in order to provide me with proper protection when we are riding harder. The Squid award was given purely by the way the tard was handeling a bike in which he obviously cannot handle. A liter bike is not a good first bike, regardless who you are. If you have never rode, and purchase a gixxer 1000 as your first bike to learn on, do I think your a squid? No, but I do think your a moron then. I'm done explaining logic to monkeys, so this is better off
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Did anyone watch the pro-stock bike NHRA races from Englishtown this weekend?? One of the riders bailed at 100 + when his bike veered into the wall. He hit the pavement and Rolled and rolled...he broke a bone in his foot and hand from slapping the pavement during the rolling, unavoidable, but minimal injury considering he was otherwise unharmed...made me a believer...
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So let me get this straight.
You have to only be able to point out who is a squid rather than who may not be. look, I didnt start this to go this far. And from the looks of this web sight it is "one club rules". I can respect that. I feel I probly am part of the majority of "squids" as so described far too often on this site. I dont have a $700.00 helmet full leathers to walk out my front door in, only to get ran over at 15mph. I am just one of those guys that enjoys talking bikes, Trucks and any other moter sports. I live by a different value. I do respect the road. I do wear at least Jeans. Always an ankle high boot or higher, Gloves and always without fail a helmet.. In the evening i wear a jacket when it is brisk out. I would like to have a better jacket. I have even gone as far as inquiring about one. But Im not any different then most when I dont put one on that says Joe rocket or Aria or whatnot. I am just a rider, Squid maybe? But only in the eyes of several of you comformist guys here. Didnt mean to get any dander up, or bust a bubble to a perfectly worthless post. Next time I see a "squid" post I will just move on and keep my thoughts to myself.
Well, you don't sound squidly to me here from this post. I think (at least in my opinion) its more those that jump on in shorts & a tank top or just not long pants, and then go out and act stupid. If your just putzin or cruisin as long as you have a lid, gloves & pants on then that is good. Going to hit a few twisties & push it a little than throw on something a little more durable - I have heard of people riding hard in just jeans and the jeans litteraly disintegrated on impact. As far as jacket, its rider choice IMO too but I have also seen a chick with rash up both arms she got from years ago that will be with her for life. So, just personal comfort and safety level. Squid is really most clearly defined to me as those riders who are out there doign stupid things and riding way beyond their rider abilities - which inturn gives all riders a negative image. Just my
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