Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16
  1. #1
    Project 1 , 8000 & T100 SinGate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Cycling Terminology Defined

    Cycling Terminology Defined
    I thought it would be interesting to hear cycling specific terms and their meanings. I know the easy ones like “On your Left” “Drafting” and the ever popular “…Got Dropped.” But I was thinking there has to be some really great terms out there that you could share.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

  2. #2
    Every lane is a bike lane Chris L's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - passionfruit capital of the universe!
    Posts
    9,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would you believe that I still haven't worked out a proper definition for "spanky" yet?
    "I am never going to flirt with idleness again" - Roy Keane
    "We invite everyone to question the entire culture we take for granted." - Manic Street Preachers.
    My blog.
    My bike tours. Japan tour page under construction.

  3. #3
    hello roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Los Angeles
    My Bikes
    thank you for asking
    Posts
    18,502
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    "Flat!"
    "Light Up!"
    "Rider Down!"
    "Hold Your Line!"
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

  4. #4
    Project 1 , 8000 & T100 SinGate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh yes those
    "Car Back"
    "Car Right"
    "Car UP BOB!"
    -Now Bob tends to ride in to oncoming traffic and needs the special additional "BOB" added to his warning calls; even then he usually requires it be called out at least twice "Car Up Bob" "Car Up Bob!!!" In fact now even when Bob is not with us on a ride it is still "Car Up Bob."
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

  5. #5
    Senior Member demoncyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Medway, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Lynskey Sportive, 1988 Cannondale SM400
    Posts
    2,525
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I do a 3 day charity ride every September. The team that I ride with started calling out "POLE!" while riding on the Cape Cod Rail Trail. They use these cement filled yellow posts at road intersections to keep motor vehicles from turning onto the rail trail. We now have a teammate with the nickname "Ping", because despite our warning calls, he smacked right into one. Granted, we had consumed A LOT of tequila the night before, but the rest of us managed to avoid conducting any physics experiments that day. He was okay, and so was the bike. We didn't want to laugh, but we had to.
    DEMON

    Satanic Mechanic
    STAR 3 Spinning Instructor

    2011 Lynskey Sportive (Shimano Ultegra 10s)
    1988 Cannondale SM400 (Suntour XC-M 7s)

  6. #6
    05 Roubaix Comp Double
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 6.2
    Posts
    4,657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I only use OYL or whats up or windy as hell,thats about it.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

  7. #7
    Tour DAY France Random's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Headwind, Indiana
    Posts
    168
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    On the rivot. Or one of my favorite Armstrong phrases, fingers in his nose!
    "Random is coming down this finishing straight away like a Grand Prix motorcar!"
    --Phil Ligget (Well Sort of)

  8. #8
    Forum Admin lotek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    n.w. superdrome
    My Bikes
    1 trek, serotta, rih, de Reus, Pogliaghi and finally a Zieleman! and got a DeRosa
    Posts
    17,643
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    George Hincapie's favourite: NO CHAIN.
    Bobkeism: Die like an animal as in
    "the domestiques are gonna die like an animal on the
    side of the road today. . . "

    Marty
    Sono più lento di quel che sembra.
    Odio la gente, tutti.

    Are you a registered member? Why not? click here to register. Its free, and only takes 27 seconds!
    Want to upgrade your membership? Click Here.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    12,419
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    twiddling and honking
    doored
    the bonk

  10. #10
    Devilmaycare Cycling Fool Allister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Wynnum, Australia
    My Bikes
    1998 Cannondale F700
    Posts
    3,819
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't forget the ever popular 'Fred', or the local equivalent 'Hubbard', referring to a less than fashionable rider.
    If we learn from our mistakes, I must be a goddamn genius.

  11. #11
    Project 1 , 8000 & T100 SinGate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ...as in look at that "Fred" with the black socks, blaze orange jersy and pink shorts?
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

  12. #12
    Geezer Member Grampy™'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    My Bikes
    Airborne, LeMond, Bianchi CX, Volae Century, Redline 925 (fixed) and a Burley Tandem.
    Posts
    1,384
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  13. #13
    Project 1 , 8000 & T100 SinGate's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    Trek Project 1, Trek T100, Trek 8000
    Posts
    317
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Grampy™
    Sweet! Now that's what I'm talking about!

    ---But oh the spelling errors....
    Last edited by SinGate; 01-14-04 at 08:26 PM.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

  14. #14
    Packfodding 3 caloso's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Sacramento, California, USA
    My Bikes
    Ridley Excalibur, Gazelle Champion Mondial, On-One Pompino, Specialized Rock Hopper
    Posts
    30,271
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My buddy refers to an anti-Fred (a rider turned out in immaculate matching kit and pristine bike) as a "Fabio."
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

  15. #15
    Senior Member demoncyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Medway, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Lynskey Sportive, 1988 Cannondale SM400
    Posts
    2,525
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We also refer to helmetless riders as "grapefruit", as in "his head got mashed like a grapefruit."
    DEMON

    Satanic Mechanic
    STAR 3 Spinning Instructor

    2011 Lynskey Sportive (Shimano Ultegra 10s)
    1988 Cannondale SM400 (Suntour XC-M 7s)

  16. #16
    05 Roubaix Comp Double
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    So Cal
    My Bikes
    2012 Trek Madone 6.2
    Posts
    4,657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    My buddy refers to an anti-Fred (a rider turned out in immaculate matching kit and pristine bike) as a "Fabio."
    And boy there's lots of those.Now my bike is always pristine but if i match,its dumb luck but not head to toe,i just could'nt do that.
    Touch every 3rd person and you'll find an idiot.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •