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jowilson 11-22-13 05:44 PM

Cyclist vs. bike rider
 
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?

zonatandem 11-22-13 05:49 PM

Tandemista (we ride a tandem).

muzpuf 11-22-13 06:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jowilson (Post 16270139)
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?

I am used to ......Hey @#%$#^%& get on the sidewalk

Murray Missile 11-22-13 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jowilson (Post 16270139)
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?

Personally, I'm too old to give a rat's "bottom" what people call me as long as it's not "the LATE Murray Missile". ;)

Dudelsack 11-22-13 08:09 PM

Benders.

wolfchild 11-22-13 08:11 PM

What's the difference between a cyclist and a bike rider ??

Orvis 11-22-13 08:44 PM

Sometimes I even go by Sag if need be....I rather be in the saddle, but sometimes you have to support...

tim24k 11-23-13 02:17 AM

I ride both bicycles and motorcycles. Yep I love to ride anything with two or three wheels. So I'd say I'm am a bike rider.

Machka 11-23-13 04:22 AM

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Originally Posted by jowilson (Post 16270139)
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?

Cyclist sounds very feminine to me ... please call me a "cyclist".

Looigi 11-23-13 07:47 AM

Either cycler or bikist works for me.

fietsbob 11-23-13 11:00 AM

hey, nice Bike .

Kai Winters 11-23-13 11:14 AM

"Rider"...nuff said...if you don't unnerstand you won't and I don't much care...

rebel1916 11-23-13 11:23 AM

I prefer to be called His Awesome Majesty, Ruler of All He Surveys and Supreme Commander of the Nuclear Arsenal.

the sci guy 11-23-13 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfchild (Post 16270506)
What's the difference between a cyclist and a bike rider ??

level of pretentiousness

Canker 11-23-13 12:24 PM

I'm a bike rider and I sit on a bike seat :)

CompleteStreets 11-23-13 04:57 PM

I'm a person who rides a bike to get around, just as I'm a person who uses a dishwasher to wash my dishes.

walrus1 11-23-13 04:57 PM

I perfer cyclist to bike rider or biker since the later two suggest I'm on a motorcycle. However the former suggest I'm on a bicycle.

JanMM 11-23-13 06:16 PM

Recumbentista or funny-looking-man-on-a-cool-bike.

BlazingPedals 11-23-13 07:36 PM

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.

Astrozombie 11-23-13 07:37 PM

Well you have no choice, "Biker" is associated with motorcycles, we need to start call them "Mikers" and take the name back!

Clerks 2 style:)

I-Like-To-Bike 11-24-13 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals (Post 16272686)
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.

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.

agent pombero 11-24-13 12:38 AM

His name is blazing pedals. He's a scorcher!!!!

I-Like-To-Bike 11-24-13 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by agent pombero (Post 16273161)
His name is blazing pedals. He's a scorcher!!!!

Perhaps so, but to a cyclist riding the wrong way up the road at 4 mph in high gear, he might be just a bum.

Bill Fold 11-24-13 07:05 AM

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Originally Posted by walrus1 (Post 16272351)
I perfer cyclist to bike rider or biker since the later two suggest I'm on a motorcycle. However the former suggest I'm on a bicycle.

+1

Most people I know would assume that anyone "biking" thirty miles MUST be on a motorcycle.

work4bike 11-24-13 07:17 AM

It really sucks the term "biker" is taken, because I like that so much more than cyclist:bike2:


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