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    Senior Member OldsCOOL's Avatar
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    Do You Name Your Bikes?

    I named my Trek 460 vintage racer, "Windrider".
    Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.

    '85 Trek 460 road racer

    '89 Raleigh Technium PRE

    '79 Motobecane Super Mirage

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    Of course, not only do I name them, but I won't ride with people who don't.

    92 Schwin Mesa MTB - "Little Puddin" very sweet ride (after extensive upgrades)
    94 Trek 520 - "Captain Marcy" (it has been all over Oklahoma, Texas, and explored numerous other states - look him up)
    92 Paramount - Cinnamon (because of the color)
    02 Burley Tandem - "Bob" (Big Orange Burley)
    03 Blue T-12 Tri-Bike - "Skeeter" so named by one of the kids, but it fits, given the aerobars.

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    Giant TCR - Red Frankenstein

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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    Yep.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Yes:

    1. Road bike - I call it "Road Bike"
    2. Utility road bike - I call it "Utility Road Bike"
    3. Mtn bike - I call it "Mountain Bike"
    4. Andy's 3 wheeler - I call it "Andy's 3 wheeler"
    5. Nora's hybrid - I call it "Nora's hybrid"
    6. Nora's mtn bike - I call it "Nora's mtn bike"
    7. Trainer in the basement - I call it "Trainer in the asement."
    8. Peugeot UO8 hanging on the wall - I call it "Peugeot UO8 hanging on the wall "
    9. Old Specialized Hardrock hanging in the garage with two broken wheels - I call it "Old Specialized Hardrock hanging in the garage with two broken wheels"

    I love my creative names!!
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

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    2006 Trek Portland: "The Portland", or sometimes just "Bike"
    2000 Trek 1000: "YellowBike!", no space, exclamation point required.
    1999 Schwinn Peloton: "Blue Steel" or just plain "Blue" for short
    1996 Litespeed Classic: "Jeeves"

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    My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything.
    The perfect day: Riding a bike to the library.—Peter Golkin


    Lucky for me, I work at a library and bike to work.

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    1) the blue one
    2) the other blue one

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    "Chooch" ciocc_cat's Avatar
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    My Ciocc = "Ciocc"
    "A bicycle built by a frame builder has the soul of the builder. A mass produced frame does not have soul. It doesn't know anyone." - Giovanni "Ciocc" Pelizzoli.
    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” - Benjamin Franklin
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    Legs; OK! Lungs; not! bobthib's Avatar
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    I don't but my grandson does. My yellow/black Moto is "Bumble Bee" from Transformers. He also named my pearlescent white Lambo Tandem "Jazz" from Transformers thinking it looked silver. He also named several other bikes, but I don't ride them much so I can't remember the names.

    I tend to refer to them by contractions of their brand - ie: Moto, Lambo, etc.
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    "Oh, to be 60 again!"

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    1, 2, & 3.

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    I haven't thought about it... But I'm thinking now.
    Official member of the Brotherhood of Clyde...

    Lets stop diabetes! Click here: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/?px...nal&fr_id=8067 to donate to the Tour de Cure.

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    Broom Wagon Fodder reverborama's Avatar
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    No.

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    Senior Member teachme's Avatar
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    Ok, I'm naming my Schwinn hybrid "The Thinker" because I'm always thinkin about something while I'm on her.
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    Old Blue -- Mid 80s Vitus all aluminum

    The Rat -- an early 90s KHS Montana Comp converted to a utility bike.

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    I like to name mine after the wives of rock stars. My current road bike is Bianchi Jagger. ;-)

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    I never name them, but they sometimes arrive at the stable with a name already attached. Only two of the twenty or so currently in residence currently have names: Betsy (an old Schwinn lugged frame converted to fixed gear decades ago, named by by sister-in-law) and Wicked Witch (my mom's Schwinn step-through from the '70s, named by my sister). Since these are the two bikes with the largest baskets, they get the most in-town miles.

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    Only an artistic, creative type person would name a bicycle. Or a boat.

    All the mathematical and scientific types seem to prefer using sterile manufacturer names or numbers.

    Mine's "Lady Xizang". And I can't remember all my different boats' names...
    Who is John Galt?

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    Blue bike, black bike, bent, or tandem. I'm not very creative I guess...

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    DSCN0887.jpg

    the MERCATOR
    soon to get a decal
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    My Surly Long Haul Trucker is named La Vaca Azul.
    It's a good day to ride.
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    Conquer Cancer rider Boudicca's Avatar
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    You guys are all so boring.

    The Merlin is called Gandalf, because he's also a wizard.

    The now-commuter (and my first road bike) is called Cea, which is short for Boudiccea, which is another variant of my screen name, which was the name of an Iceni warrior who burned London to the ground in Roman times. (Strong woman role model?) I think she's feeling neglected because I don't ride her as much as I am not commuting right now.

    The Friday is called Ami, which is short for Origami, because she folds. It also means friend in French, although the pronounciation is different from mine.
    Zero gallons to the mile

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    My bikes are referred to by their manufacturer or model, whichever is shorter easier: Roubaix, Blur, Airborne, BMC... Perhaps boring or unimaginative, but straightforward and useful when discussing them with others.

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    I don't name my bikes but I do talk to them.
    My Litespeed (my main ride) is my friend. We talk a lot.
    My Specialized (which I'm STILL trying to get dialed in) gets called a POS a lot. Most days I say to myself, "I wish I would have bought the Cannondale."
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---
    2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 "Racing Edition"--The bike shop owner said it's toast after the car-bike accident. R.I.P.
    * * 2014 or 2015 CAAD 10 3 coming soon. Decision time. * *

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

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    I have a Trek FX so i just call it "The fx" -- boring i know!!

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    Read Simply Cycle

    "I can still do everything I used to, but now I'm mature enough to take a nap without being told." - Me

    "You don't deteriorate from age,you age from deterioration" --Joe Weider

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