Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Let's define squid. What we call a squid up here fits the description of a large number of sport bike riders that I see on vacation every year on the East coast USA: sport bike, t-shirt or tank top, shorts, shoes or flip-flops with no socks. We have helmet laws, so that isn't optional. I think that is where our definitions vary a bit.
Here's my recent encounter: I was out for a ride out to my local twisties. About 10 minutes away I catch up to a squid couple on an R1. The petite girl on the back had a tiny shirt on and low cut jeans and nothing shoes. Her boyfriend wasn't much better.
I stayed with them until we got into the turns when dude picked it up several notches. I decided to back way down. I didn't want any part in egging him on, especially with his little passenger. Dumb ass...