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Old 02-20-13, 06:54 PM
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Old 02-20-13, 07:07 PM
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I just call them the Bianchi or Volpe, Surly or "trucker" short for Long Haul Trucker, the Trek, and the Cannonadale. However, my wife calls my black Cannondale road bike "The Shadow." Oddly enough she doesn't call any of her bikes by any special names. When my wife asks, "what bike are you riding today"; I just say the "black one".

I've called them all other names at times, but I can't mention them on the forum
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Old 02-20-13, 07:15 PM
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I've never been inclined to name my bikes, but after reading this thread, I suppose I should. Okay, from now on, my Trek 1.5 shall be known as "Adelaide Throckmorton."
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Old 02-20-13, 07:31 PM
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Throckmorton?
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Old 02-20-13, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
Throckmorton?
The Urban Dictionary has an interesting definition; one that surprised me, coming from Miss Kenton.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Throckmorton
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Old 02-20-13, 08:27 PM
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Old 02-20-13, 08:40 PM
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I used to work with a guy named Throckmorton. Really.
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Old 02-20-13, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
The Urban Dictionary has an interesting definition; one that surprised me, coming from Miss Kenton.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Throckmorton
Well, I'm quite sure it surprised me more! And hey, Nos, thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention! I. Owe. You. One.
Actually, while visiting the "Smitten by Britain" Facebook page, I happened upon that name here:
https://www.throckmortonfamily.com/coughton_court.htm

But as I think about it further, it is a Women's Specific Design bike, so perhaps Throckmorton may be a more fitting name than I realized.
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Old 02-20-13, 09:17 PM
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What a complex little Piney!
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Old 02-20-13, 09:27 PM
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Old 02-20-13, 09:34 PM
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No named bikes,

but I did spend years attempting to train my hammer to come when I whistled....
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Old 02-20-13, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by missjean View Post
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In light of the UD definition, I think "Throckmorton" is brilliant.

I think it's so brilliant, I might start naming my saddles.
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Old 02-20-13, 09:43 PM
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Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
The Urban Dictionary has an interesting definition; one that surprised me, coming from Miss Kenton.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...m=Throckmorton
Still laughing at 3. Had to look up the device mentioned.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:02 PM
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My F5 is called "Firefly" because it is lightweight and nimble, and was being built during the Waldo Canyon fire evacuation in Colorado Springs last year.

I call my Bigfoot "The Mule" because it is heavy and surefooted on most any terrain.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:19 PM
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All are nameless redheaded stepchildren.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:32 PM
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I have three bikes, and up until last Veteran's Day none had been named. But when on Veteran's Day I rode up to the Oregon Vietnam Veteran's Memorial near Portland, Oregon. It took me about an hour to get there, and I watched the ceremonies. Some of the participants were members of the veteran's group known as "Rolling Thunder" which is a motorcycle group of veterans. Also there were Native American veterans who were drumming after the ceremony. I had cabled my bike, a Rans Stratus long wheelbase recumbant, to a tree and walked up the side of the memorial, which was a small valley surrounded on three sides by higher areas. There was a path, with a time-line Oregon's participation in the Vietnam War. I came down after the ceremony, and was removing the cable from the tree when one of the Native Americans came by and commented on the bike. He asked me if it had a name. I told him that the group Rolling Thunder gave me an idea for a name: Silent Wind. And in my mind ever since my recumbant has been "Silent Wind."

When I was using it to commute to and from work, one morning I was going through the large parking lot near our building when I spotted Keith S. walking with his coffee toward the building's entrance. So I stopped pedaling, and glided up behind him at about 8 mph. I was about four feet behind him when I said in a cheery voice, "Hi Keith" and he nearly jumped out of his skin. Unfortunately, the coffee did not stay in the cup.

I was thinking of that story as I named Silent Wind, and thought, "How appropriate for a name for my bike."


Silent Wind

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Old 02-20-13, 11:38 PM
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My bike is Lula Mae aka Holly Golightly; 60 cm Trek Madone 6.5 @ 15 lbs.
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Old 02-20-13, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by howsteepisit View Post
I call my bike "my bike" or at time "my Mercian" I canot get too personal to something that is being stuck up my behind.
well, isn't it that the best time to get personal?
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Old 02-21-13, 12:07 AM
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The Bottecchia - Gina

The Bianchi - Tina

The Colnago - Nina

The Cannondale - Fred

Yes, it may be silly to give names to inanimate objects, but to me it is a fun to further personalized my rides.
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Old 02-21-13, 03:49 AM
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Friend: "Does your bike have a name?"

Me: "No, but I've been thinking of one."

Friend: "What?"

Me: "Bike"

Say it the same way as Nitro says a nickname in Down Periscope.

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Old 02-21-13, 04:57 AM
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I don't name my bikes because at my age I'd have problems remembering their names.

I have enough trouble remembering my kids' names - and there are only two of them!
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Old 02-21-13, 06:10 AM
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... I was wondering if everyone named their rides or not...
Not everyone.
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Old 03-16-13, 06:23 AM
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I call my bike Tizzy bcos we both get a lil dizzy sometimes cycling round & round chasing rainbows hehehehehe

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Interesting thread.

Our tandem was supposedly named Emily by the women who owned it first and rode it across the country. We generally refer to it as "the tandem".

My other bikes all have names beginning with "the", like "the Raleigh", "the Bertin", "the Bianchi", "the Masi", "the Peugeot". They don't listen but they are responsive, some more responsive than others.
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Old 03-16-13, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Justiffa View Post
I call my bike Tizzy bcos we both get a lil dizzy sometimes cycling round & round chasing rainbows hehehehehe

I like it...
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