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    I prefer ahole, jerk, any variation using the f word, or terms that call into question my sexual preferences.

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    How about trike pilot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    What makes you think you know more about how to ride your bike your way, than "some bum" riding his bike his way? Sounds like a matter of bicyclist snobbery to me.
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    level of pretentiousness
    see. i was right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muzpuf View Post
    I am used to ......Hey @#%$#^%& get on the sidewalk
    ^^^^ Yes, that should have been one of the choices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent pombero View Post
    His name is blazing pedals. He's a scorcher!!!!
    That's what I want to be too.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
    see. i was right.
    Yes, you were right.

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    I'm surprised that the term bicyclist wasn't mentioned. That's what I tend to think of myself as.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjforrestal View Post
    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    Of course In a small enough town they would, know me & use My Name..

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    Cyclist vs. bike rider

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    Wheelman/wheelwoman.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jowilson View Post
    Which name do you prefer to be called? To me bike rider sounds derogatory and childish. Cyclist sounds more masculine and adult-like, so I prefer that. What about you?
    at 60 years old I dont have a problem with being seen as childish lol and really that is what I like most about bike riding, it makes me feel like a kid. Today I rode my Schwinn Spitfire 5 20 miles in 17 degree weather, I dont think a "cyclist" riding a 18 pound road bike for 30 miles in 70 degree weather is near as tough and masculine as me lol you can call me a bike rider lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    It's a matter of semantics to me. To me, cyclist" means someone who knows what they're doing with a bike; while "bike rider" could be anybody on a bike, including some bum riding the wrong way up the road, at 4 mph in high gear.
    But once you leave the bicycling community, "cyclist" often has a derogatory connotation so for that reason I don't really like the term. Person on a bicycle maybe...at least that way I at least I sound human rather than some nefarious creature taking up the precious street and doesn't pay non-existent road tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdavis View Post
    But once you leave the bicycling community, "cyclist" often has a derogatory connotation
    Why does cyclist have a derogatory connotation? I don't think I've ever come across the word "cyclist" as an insult.

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    Usually I hear "cyclist" or "biker" and "biker" is confusing because it normally refers to motorcycle riders, so I prefer "cyclist".
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Cyclist when on my bicycle, biker when on my motorcycle. Don't care whatever you call me. Motorcyclist, bicyclist, bike rider etc. I do refer to myself as a I cyclist and a biker. One thing I don't know if it's annoying or not is answering "which one, the bicycle or the motorcycle?" when people ask me "how you doing with the bike?" or similar questions.
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    Velocipedestrienne! Or, alternatively, velociraptor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsdavis View Post
    But once you leave the bicycling community, "cyclist" often has a derogatory connotation so for that reason I don't really like the term. Person on a bicycle maybe...at least that way I at least I sound human rather than some nefarious creature taking up the precious street and doesn't pay non-existent road tax.
    How can "cyclist" be derogatory? Snobs? If we keep going along that tangent we might as well end up calling ourselves "Two-wheeled, limb propelled, multi-element contraption riding ****-sapiens".
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    I like bicycliste, in the most pretentious fake French accent possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    How can "cyclist" be derogatory? Snobs? If we keep going along that tangent we might as well end up calling ourselves "Two-wheeled, limb propelled, multi-element contraption riding ****-sapiens".
    No, that would be derogatory as well as you can see by your post being censored
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    Whatinthehellwasthat?!? (When going fast on my 'bent.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Fold View Post
    +1

    Most people I know would assume that anyone "biking" thirty miles MUST be on a motorcycle.
    Well yea. Hardly worth getting the bike out for just 30 miles.
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    Honestly I prefer being called Keith.

    If you must classify me then a Prop on a bike.
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    Don't care what you call me as long as you call me to dinner

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    Bike pretty much means motorcycle here... I have even been confused for a motor cycle rider when I have used the term cyclist in reference to my activities, so I am starting to prefer bicyclist.

    But, my issue is strictly clarity, not that I find the term bike rider derogatory.
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    I would love to be called a scorcher.

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