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Old 04-19-2012, 09:08 AM   #16
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I always thought it was
Stupid
QUIck
Dead
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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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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Old 04-19-2012, 09:51 AM   #18
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The first guy did not do anything that was obviously wrong.
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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Old 04-19-2012, 10:32 AM   #19
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I always thought it was
Stupid
QUIck
Dead
?
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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Old 04-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #20
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:49 AM   #21
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Um, dude, I don't think you know what SQUID stands for. the U means "underdressed/undressed"


Sorry. I been riding since the mid-seventies when the only riders who wore ATGATT were either racing in the dirt or at a track. When the sport bike crowd adopted the Kenny Roberts apparel, SQUID stood for "Super Quick Until I'm Dead."

(You see, we noticed the majority of the ATGATT crowd were new riders who simply dressed to emulate their superbike heroes and quite frankly, were clad far above their attained skill level. A lot of them didn't last long.Things haven't changed much...

I like the original meaning a hell of a lot more plus it also makes sense.
Keep your opinion if you'd like. But it doesn't change the fact you're wrong.

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:17 PM   #22
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Stupid Quick Undressed Imminently Dead -- how does that not also make sense?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #23
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Stupid Quick Undressed Imminently Dead -- how does that not also make sense?


Well for one thing, SQUID has squat to do with any HD, never has-never will (incredibly quick? undressed? imminently? lol come on, how lame is that crap?) and... your definition is not remotely close to what SQUID was originally intended to describe.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:34 PM   #24
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I never knew Squid was an acronym, or referred to style of dress. I too thought it referred to the similarities to the sea creature's style of acceleration.

It may be different in colder regions, but in California squids rarely wear anything more than tank top, shorts, an flip-flops.

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #25
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Or this one. Although, he did think ahead to protect the body part that he expects to touch pavement.

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:38 PM   #26
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I never knew Squid was an acronym, or referred to style of dress. I too thought it referred to the similarities to the sea creature's style of acceleration.
The original meaning has been lost to time. Likely it's a backronym.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #27
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It hasn't been lost to time. The term has only been around for about 40 years, just usurped in the last few years by new riders.

I told a couple of guys here at work (who have been riding and building HD's as long as myself) and we all got a good laugh out of how the SQUIDS have tried to squirm out from beneath the term of derision.

It was what the old guys called the young guys before "power rangers" came along.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:02 PM   #28
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I suspect the OP video rider was a hapless victim of slippery tyres. He didn't appear to accelerate overly fast or do anything stupid.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #29
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were clad far above their attained skill level.
I do not understand this statement. As a newbie rider, when am I allowed to wear a helmet? What about a leather jacket? I'd hate to look like a poseur.
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Old 04-22-2012, 07:15 PM   #30
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I do not understand this statement. As a newbie rider, when am I allowed to wear a helmet? What about a leather jacket? I'd hate to look like a poseur.
When red9 says so.
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