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post #1 of 8 Old 05-14-2008, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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My new friend is an ex-squid

A new guy that works for/with me & keeps his 929 at my little shop is seeing his way back over from the dark side. I really don't think it was his fault- just bad environment. He didn't learn to ride from a responsible parent or course but from the "homeys" in his hood. He said a typical ride with them meant weaving in & out of cars on the highway at 100+ (just like the jerks we see on the internet). He's got his own business going now, with girl & baby at home. We went out in the sticks today & hit a few of my favorite back roads after which he said "I didn't know we had roads like that here."
I think it was the first time he's seen real riding gear. I'll have him signing up for track days next.

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-14-2008, 08:58 PM
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Is it safe to introduce him to WT?

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Hopefully he doesn't bring his homies out there and watch them go off the side of the road through his mirrors.

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Good work gpz on converting another to the Church of AGATT!

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Hey Trent, if you get him some proper schooling bring him along for our next ride.




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Good job, converting the Squids is a job for all of us !

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-15-2008, 07:42 AM
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Check one off for our side. Hopefully he will continue to evolve into a responsible rider.

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post #8 of 8 Old 05-15-2008, 08:03 AM Thread Starter
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yeah. I think it mostly has to do with the natural process of growing up, not that everyone does (hondastrgtfighter - haha). I was never the highway hotdog but was definitely clueless when it came to gear & such so will try to pass along what I've learned from my wt peers.

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