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    Do you name your bike(s)?

    I've never known anyone who gave their bike a name...just wonderin' how common this practice is.
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    I have three bikes and the only one with a name is my Fuji Touring bike which I've named La Vaca. Now all I need to do is have the frame repainted to look like a Holstein.

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    Yes, One is "The mountain bike", another is "The kids mountain bike" then there is "The wifes bike" and there is "The Road Warrior"

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    "Road Bike" and "Mountain Bike"

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    I technically named one bike, but only within the past 6 months when I was under the influence of this group. Before that I never did. And I've never named a car either.

    But my red Trek is named "Watson", however I only occasionally think of that when I look at it. It is a red Trek and is named after one of the characters from the original Star Trek series. A character who wore a red shirt, beamed down to the planet, and died within a minute. He only got a few seconds on camera.

    The others are named "Bridgestone", "Sun recumbent" and "Trek 820 lunch bike."
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    I don't name inanimate objects, no matter how much I care for them. I suppose I might name a boat due to convention, but not a bike. I go through them so fast, that I really don't want to get attached.
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    They do have names- The Bianchi-The Giant and the Tandem. Voted for not naming for some reason.
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    Yes - as others.

    1. The Lemond or "roadie"
    2. The Windsor or "utility roadie"
    3. The Specialized or "mountain bike"
    4. The wife's s Trek or "wife's hybrid
    5. The wife's Specialized or "wife's mountain bike."
    6. The Diamondback "trainer"
    7. Andy's 3 wheeler bike

    that makes it easy as my name for the bike and the name on the bike are almost always the same!
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    You people have no souls

    I couldn't imagine not naming something I care for and depend on as much as I do my bikes. Do you call your dog "dog"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    You people have no souls

    I couldn't imagine not naming something I care for and depend on as much as I do my bikes. Do you call your dog "dog"?

    "Ribby" - '92 Bridgestone RB-1 - century and fast road bike
    "Uncle Duke" - '80ish Fuji S12-S - all purpose road bike/beater
    "Norin Radd" - '06 Specialized Rockhopper Comp - XC racing and general MTB
    "Red Shark" - '03 KHS Milano Tandemania - road tandem
    "Lugnut" - '91ish Trek 970 - rigid MTB rebuilt as upright casual road bike
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    The Diego comes to mind, plus Click and Clack, my cruisers, and there was Boomer, my MTB, among others.
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    Absotively... I think many of you know Maynard my LHT touring bike, and our Cannondale tandem is Big Blue. The others are just "your Trek, or my Trek." I think you'll find most long-distance touring folks name their bikes, and I believe the reason is so when they're out in the middle of BFE they have someone to talk to. I know Maynard, BoB and I had more than one discussion out in West Texas. Call me crazy, I don't care!

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    Me and my EZ Sport, aka "Good Ship Lollipop" get around just fine, thank you. Especially since I got it sooo dialed in. bk
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    You people have no souls

    I couldn't imagine not naming something I care for and depend on as much as I do my bikes. Do you call your dog "dog"?
    I don't have a dog but until last fall I had a cat whose name was Dumb Cat but we called her DC for short
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    Having harshly criticized the practice of naming bikes on this forum, I promptly named my bike, and with an unimaginative name: the Red Rocket. Heck, it's red, it accelerates quickly, it burns up upon re-entry into the atmosphere....

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    There have been many BF threads on this subject with people often falling with great certainity into either of the camps. However, the appeal of animating with a name a beloved object seems perfectly normal to a weirdo like me. But at least I feel I'm in good company.

    One of Britain's favorite composers, Edgar Elgar, named his bike Mr. Phoebus, which he often rode 50 miles a day during the most creative period of his life. John Steinbeck named his "Travels With Charley" vehicle Rocinante in honor of Don Quixote's horse. BB King calls his guitar Louise. Virgin Atlantic has a contest in which you can name individual aircraft (First winner: Jefferson Airplane).

    Many of my bikes end up finding a name that sticks. Often the name is given by someone other than myself. Here are a few: Miss Moneypenny, the Duke of Orange, the Stealth Diva, the Bad Boy, the Ave Maria.
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    Being a right brained person, I'm surprised I have not named any of my bikes. When I hear the names you folks come up with I always get a chuckle.

    Yes JT, you are in good company. And so are we.

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    I guess I'm no fun, but I usually only name things that come to me when I call them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoMad
    I guess I'm no fun, but I usually only name things that come to me when I call them.
    And your bike doesn't?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox
    And your bike doesn't?
    No, she seems to be a bit temperamental

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    I sort of name them. My first bike is called "Bike" and my road bike is called "Yellow Bike".

    I know, this is like having a dog named Dog. But I'm not really creative in this regard. Although I've decided that if I win the Madone in the charity raffle at the LBS, I'll call it Maddy.

    Interestingly, I just finished the new John Sandford novel. In it, one of the characters has a dog named "Screw". Took me a couple of chapters to get it. You know, Screw the pooch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsl
    I sort of name them. My first bike is called "Bike" and my road bike is called "Yellow Bike".

    I know, this is like having a dog named Dog. But I'm not really creative in this regard. Although I've decided that if I win the Madone in the charity raffle at the LBS, I'll call it Maddy.
    If you win a Wal-Mart bike instead, you can name it Crap.
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    Nope, don't name 'em, but I do occasionally refer to my mtn.bike as the "lead sled" or "old faithful".

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