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Old 11-24-13, 08:21 AM   #26
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Old 11-24-13, 11:42 AM   #27
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Old 11-24-13, 12:13 PM   #28
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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
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Old 11-24-13, 01:06 PM   #30
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His name is blazing pedals. He's a scorcher!!!!
That's what I want to be too.
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Old 11-24-13, 01:08 PM   #31
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I'm surprised that the term bicyclist wasn't mentioned. That's what I tend to think of myself as.
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Old 11-24-13, 01:33 PM   #33
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Of course In a small enough town they would, know me & use My Name..
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Old 11-24-13, 06:26 PM   #34
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Cyclist vs. bike rider

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Old 11-24-13, 08:37 PM   #35
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Wheelman/wheelwoman.
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Old 11-24-13, 09:06 PM   #36
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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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Old 11-25-13, 12:08 AM   #37
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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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Old 11-25-13, 01:06 AM   #38
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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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Old 11-25-13, 12:32 PM   #39
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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".
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Old 11-25-13, 12:44 PM   #40
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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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Old 11-25-13, 12:50 PM   #41
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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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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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Old 11-25-13, 02:51 PM   #46
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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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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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