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View Poll Results: Do you Squid?
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9
27.27%
Occasionally...
8
24.24%
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6.06%
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:30 PM
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Default Squidly.....

Define a Squid, in detail.....

Anything less than full track gear?

Eye protection or better is fine?

Or is it behavior based +/- gear?

Seems to be a TON of interpretation.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:33 PM
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I always have my jacket, gloves and helmet. But i mainly go 10min journey to get to work, if it's any longer no matter the weather i'm all suited and booted.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:37 PM
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IMO its a combination of what you wear and how you ride.
But for me, if im going out riding or have a long distance to go then ill wear all my gear. but if im just traveling a couple miles through town to get to class then i just wear my helmet and gloves.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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Im with sjona^ - Longer distances = jeans (dont have motorcycle pants yet) boots or hight-top tennis shoes, Helmet, gloves, jacket.

few miles= helmet, gloves, most of the time jeans unless its down the road.

very rarely (usually taking a girl for a ride and I didnt bring my other helmet)= sunglasses and gloves. I know this is squidish but I only make a few exceptions (the exception depends on how hot she is haha) Btw shes wearing the helmet.
 

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Old 08-23-2012, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by sjona2011 View Post
IMO its a combination of what you wear and how you ride.
But for me, if im going out riding or have a long distance to go then ill wear all my gear. but if im just traveling a couple miles through town to get to class then i just wear my helmet and gloves.

Damn must get chilly with just that on...............
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:27 PM
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Sandals, shorts, and a tee. Helmet's optional.
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBaron View Post
Sandals, shorts, and a tee. Helmet's optional.
seriously ??
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by UalRamper View Post
seriously ??
That's not what I ride in, but how I would "define a squid"

I should of quoted but I'm tired
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by RedBaron View Post
That's not what I ride in, but how I would "define a squid"

I should of quoted but I'm tired
OH OK ......I was going to ask for your address and send you a squid in the mail for that outfit
 
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:38 PM
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when is 88+ and 85% humidity I don't wear anything but a helmet and gloves, but I try to stay off the interstate and go slower through the corners if I am now wearing anything
 

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