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Old 08-27-2004, 05:25 PM   #41
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good point
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Old 08-27-2004, 05:35 PM   #42
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It's an old Motocross term from the 70's

loosely translated "squirrely Kid"= squid

Now it pretty much means anyone who rides way over their head in an unsafe or flambouyant manner (not counting buzglyd and mscuddy with their silk pirate shirts and arm-chaps, they's just that way)

Now if your wondering about the GPTB, thats a secret society who's membership is restricted to those who have proven themselves worthy (buying the beer and being able to hold your mud is the first requierment) we'll make up the rest as we go.......
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:10 AM   #43
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You're George Carlin! I saw you at Bally's in Las Vegas a few years ago!
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Old 08-28-2004, 05:12 AM   #44
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That eye patch really jacks with my depth perception.



mscuddy almost sounds like a pirate or ship or something. All ahead forward!
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Old 08-28-2004, 08:49 AM   #45
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i ride palomar about one to two times per month and it's a very technical, fun ride. unfortunately, the drivers in their 2+ ton SUVs lumber up the road and never use the turnouts to allow for faster moving traffic (bikes and cars, alike) to pass, and you also have the riders who are far too aggressive for public roads who should really be on a track. there is a happy medium, but both sides must give. i would say that law enforcement should start citing those who don't pull out, but i'm biased against inconsiderate idiots.



i would propose a monthly event which would shut down one side or the other for two to four hours and after paying an (affortable) entrance fee of say, $20, bikers can ride up and down as fast as they want.



sadly, what will likely happen is the same thing as angeles crest (where i'm told automotive traffic is cited than motorcyclists now) and their zero tolerance and (special) double fine zones for all.
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Old 08-28-2004, 09:43 AM   #46
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Lots of great information here. I suggest that eveyone buy these books and then spend all their time riding in California and Washington. What a great idea. Spend all your time there. Those are the best places in the world. Never leave.
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:19 PM   #47
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Is it okay that I just moved to Pullman? It's practically Idaho anyways.
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Old 08-28-2004, 12:48 PM   #48
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Yo, Sarnali...



In my little old Greenlake-area neighborhood your house would go $850K. If you could find one like that. It's outrageous.

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Old 08-28-2004, 12:59 PM   #49
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Props to Paul Gordon for inventing the term "squid" back in the late 70's or early 80's.



A squid is a poseur, a self-centered sport biker who is not a safe rider due to overestimation of his/her own skill.



Useful clues in identifying calamari: Aftermarket pipe and rearsets, but never done a track day.



An expert rider on an EX500 can pass the R1- mounted squid at will. Course, that definition puts me right into the calamari bucket.
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Old 08-28-2004, 04:56 PM   #50
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Cool, we lived in my dads attic on 83rd and Fremont in the early 90's while we were between houses, in fact my oldest daughter was born there.

Cool neighborhood, we used to hit the Buckeroo for Guinness on tap on my '79 R100RT
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