Are folks here as fanatical about their bikes as car owners about their rides, to the extent that the bikes are not referred to as "it" but as he/she? And if so, then I have the following question:
Are bikes universally regarded as either male or female, or does it actually depend on the bike/individual? For example, do women call their bikes "he", but men call their bikes "she", or if you have more than one bike, are some referred to as "she" others "he" - ie/ MTB is a "he" but the road bike is a "she"?
Just wondering if there is a widely accepted usage that I am missing, and don't want to be making an embarrassing mistake if I name my bike "Annie", but it turns out all bikes are considered "he".
Yes I know, too much time on my hands, but certain questions can only be answered in forums such as this, right?
Also, with the anonymity of the net, I can avoid embarrassing myself at the LBS with this question
I know the easy solution is to just refer to the bike as "it", but I really do like my bike and it somehow feels wrong to refer to him/her as it!