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semi-topical: variant of squid observed

Out here only 150 miles from the H-D Mecca of Milwaukee, we see numerous H-D rolling blunders, a lot of JapaDavidson clones, most of the normal squids in ones, twos and small schools, but recently I've been seeing a new breed migrating through the area:

Brand new, ultra-chromed, garrish colored GoldWings with pudgy-Budda grayhair in too revealing tank top, WAY too revealing boxer trunks and flip-flops, no gloves, no helmet, usual big balding spot on back of brain container.

Youse guys probably see more of them than I do being closer to civilization than I, but Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? Is this another "more money than brains" or "sorry to hear about your dick" problem? It sure ain't to attract chicks, even those 20 years older and with fewer teeth than this squid!

Are these cuttle fish? Ammenoids from the Cretaceous? Octopoosies? Maybe unHumble Squids (not really meaning to slur the Humbolt, a noble but vicious creature)?
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Those are not Milwaukee squid, rather the corn fed Iowa / Nebraska variety.
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And shouldn't you be out getting us some pics for the favorite road thread???
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Hi Moybin,

If they're not on the road as you saw them, they park in large number at the local All-You-Can-Eat...and boy do they eat as if it's their last meal!

Just imagine the increased rear tire temperature as it squirms under all that Michelin Man&Woman weight...would you like to be the tire engineer that designs in a hefty margin to account for that brutal load profile?

Here's a typical example...

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And shouldn't you be out getting us some pics for the favorite road thread???
I don't know what you're talking about!


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Stud service.. nice edit.
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Guess some take the 'bigger is better' philosophy a bit too far.
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I love the 300+ and their whole lotta lovin (woman?) keepin' the rubber glued to the pavement on their 883 sporty. Conjures imagery of a monkey and a football. Theres plenty of that around these parts (I live in Milwaukee)
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well at those weights you couldn't expect them to wrap themselves around an S now can you?

query...how does one hang off if you can't move far enough to actually get OFF the seat?
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... query...how does one hang off if you can't move far enough to actually get OFF the seat?
reply...centrifugal force pulls at the soft tissue, effectively creating a hanging off effect.
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'eply...centrifugal force pulls at the soft tissue, effectively creating a hanging off effect.'

now THAT was funny
the 8X10 mental color glossy of that is almost too much to bear right after lunch....
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Aren't you supposed to hang off on the inside?
Just 150 more lbs to go & I'll be there.
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prolly meant centripetal. ..... proceeding or acting in a direction toward a center or axis.
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What do you mean about hanging off? Those guys are hanging off undiminished in all directions.
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