Frankenstein's monster was yellow. Just sayin'.
Frankenstein's monster was yellow. Just sayin'.
Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.
Cervelo S5 - Garuda
Trek Speed Concept - Devadatta
(both steeds/mounts in Hindu mythology).
I may (will) be exposing my inner nerd here - Wash. The reason? It's a Trek Allant. Alan T(udyk) played Wash in Firefly/Serenity. It's ok, I'm a leaf on the wind...
1988 Schwinn high sierra mb with full fenders..... called "the tractor"
2006 Fuji touring - not yet named.
titanium road bike - "Magnum T.I."
hybrid commuter - "Beast"
20" folder - "Little Red"
The first rule: if you're riding a bike and not having fun, then you're doing it wrong.
My Windsor - "The Black Bike of Death," or "B.B.O.D." for short.
Pashley - The Pashley
Surly - The Surly
(*) / (*)
2010 big box schwinn wind wood with cedar 12-pack box on the rear rack - Pub cruiser
1993 Yokota tandem - The tandem (maybe someday I 'll get some miles on this and it will get a name)
1986 Nishiki Riv GT - Tangled up in Blue that bike was supposed to be a one season bike and and has ended up being my weekend trekking bike.
2010 Torker Graduate, grey and black daily commuter, shopper, long pub runs, short tours, and it has secrete name which I don't speak out loud or type.
she really gets me high
you know that's no lie
she is always ready
and she is so rock steady
Torker Graduate, 288 rods a day without pub detours.
"The bike" or "my bike"
Tailwinds make me feel like Superman and headwinds make me feel like Lois Lane.
"Rusty Schwinn French" - 1978 Schwinn Super LeTour 12.2 [sold]
"Ruby Specialized Pro French" - 2006 Specialized Ruby Pro
"Lucifer Giant Avail 1 French" - 2012 Giant Avail 1
Rusty was in pristine condition and a nice silver matte color, the name was more that he had spent most of his life in a closet or in a garage and didn't get enough miles.
When I was preparing for RAGBRAI, Rusty decided that Ruby needed a "gang name" and dubbed her "Rhubarb". Her color is a beautful deep red with subtle color variations. Her personality is quaint, quirky and tart. RAGBRAI host towns make a lot of rhubarb pie for the riders.
Lucifer is a black and white bike with harsh aluminum ride and cheaper components. She is named after the cat in Cinderella. Alternately she is called Lucy Crabapple after Charlie Brown's nemesis in Peanuts. Despite reflecting the geometry on Rhubarb, Lucy still isn't dialed in and makes my knees hurt. She will be the trainer bike/backup bike/utility/commuter and a test bed to experiment with gearing using Shimano 105 components rather than the $$ Dura-Ace on Rhubarb.
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Got my new/old Kona Coiler about three months ago; practically from day one, I've referred to that lovely beast as "Dead Sexay".
It's also just "Kona" -- as in "Kona says, 'Im Dead Sexay...' ".
I've never personalized a bike like that before...........
The 2nd Amendment was actually written to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse.
... most people are just bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.
2012 Steamroller - "Mistress Anne" (a la "The Tudors")
"I stick to my basic plan of simply keeping the pedals turning."
-- Kent Peterson, The Way of the Mountain Turtle
Black bike (custom rodriguez,) other black bike ('86 world sport,) blue bike ('09 7.3 FX.)
You've got a bike, so you gotta move.
91 Raleigh Rocky: Red, ol'Red
08 Giant Halfway: Clownie
80s Dahon: lil'Clownie
I'll stop when you do.
2010 Salsa Vaya is "The Vaya", "The Tourer" or to my wife, "The brown one"
On-One Inbred 29er is "The Inbred" or to my wife, "The tan one"
Stainless Crescent Mark XX is "The Queen of Sweden", or to my wife: "The pretty one"
"My bike," and, if necessary, "my other bike."
"How'd you get to work today?"
"I took my bike."
"I thought your bike was in the shop?"
"Yeah, I took my other bike."
Moonracer. She's a 1987 Schwinn Tempo in the aqua color, so I thought I'd give a shout out to something else aqua-colored from the mid-80's.
100 nerd bonus points if anyone knows where the name is from.
"Green Giant," you'll never guess why.
The road bike, the full suspension, the 29'er, the commute, the fixie, the single speed, and the rest are just the others
I call my red Trek 2.3 race bike Boadicea. I pulled a lovely '72 Motobecane out of a garbage pile and made her a single speed. She was always "My French Girl"
i've owned 15 bikes and i prefer an impersonal numerical system. imo, getting too attached to your bikes leads to madness (and retro-grouchery).
commuter #5: stumpjumper comp '94 that is now a grocery getter (32 mm smooth tread, panniers)
commuter #10: trek 7.9 frame, lx front disc, 105-ultegra
commuter #11: orbea diem frame, xt hydros, ultegra compact
road bike #3: generic taiwanese nude carbon frame with ultegra gruppo and fsa slk crank.