No not my bike, the word "bike". That's right. The word "bike" is a shortening of the word "bicycle". Both of these words refer to human powered two wheeled vehicles but somewhere along the way the word was stolen by motorcyclists. Sure, why not? It's easier than saying motorcycle, cycle and motorbike. Scoot, chopper, hog, etc... just don't have the mass appeal needed. So, yeah, I understand why they stole it. Plus it's kind of a macho understatement to call your motorcycle a bike.
Now all this is fine with me. I'm not hard to get along with. The problem is they've not only stolen it they've also made it their own. Tell people you rode your bike and they'll ask "what do you ride. Harley? Honda? Kawasaki?"
So what do you think? Is it time to take "bike" back. I want to be able to call myself a biker and not this silly word "cyclist".