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    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?
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    Tandemista (we ride a tandem).

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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?
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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?
    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".
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    Benders.

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

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

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

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    Either cycler or bikist works for me.

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    hey, nice Bike .

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
    What's the difference between a cyclist and a bike rider ??
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    I'm a bike rider and I sit on a bike seat

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by agent pombero View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walrus1 View Post
    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.
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    It really sucks the term "biker" is taken, because I like that so much more than cyclist
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