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Beyond registry number (or sanity)

Old 05-19-17, 12:41 PM
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Beyond registry number (or sanity)

Aah... Such beauty. The bicycle, or bike if you will:
mans best friend ... next to his dog in the bike companion wagon! of course so to speak ;-)

Anyone crazy enough to name his/her bike?
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Old 05-19-17, 03:38 PM
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Name my bike? What for? It still won't come when I call.
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Old 05-19-17, 03:42 PM
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My matte black mountain bike is named "Stealthy" because a friend of mine named it and you don't argue when a woman names something.

My surly is named "Jack."

I bought him in october and well...

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Old 05-19-17, 03:55 PM
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Name my bike? What for? It still won't come when I call.

So what? Neither does my cat.
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Old 05-19-17, 04:20 PM
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I have been calling my ugly, weather worn Schwinn Traveler "The Jalopy" lately, even though it is just the frame that looks junky. Now that I think about it, the frame, bars, and brakes are about all that is left of the original bike.
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Old 05-19-17, 04:34 PM
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My cat comes when called.

I don't name my bikes though.
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Old 05-19-17, 04:58 PM
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Well, so does mine, Hardrock. All I have to is wait till he's running for the open door and sing out "Here Nermal!" Usually, he keeps coming.
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Old 05-20-17, 07:06 AM
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Many names have come to mind, but non have stuck. I usually just refer to them as "the big bike" (My 1997 Nishiki Blazer MTB-based commuter/snow/utility bike), "the 10-speed" (my 1983 Nishiki International 12-speed road bike) and "the new bike" (my 2015 Charge Plug semi-touring commuter).

Alternately I sometimes call them by color, "the green bike" (Blazer), "the blue bike" (International) and "the black bike" (Plug).

I never had a name for any of my cars, either, although I would often hear the name "Betsy" in my head when I though about my yellow 1977 Pontiac Ventura hatchback with the "small" 305cid V-8.
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So what? Neither does my cat.
Try opening a can of tuna fish when you call the cat's name; it works on mine.
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Old 05-21-17, 05:51 PM
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Only the three Raleigh Sportses. My first one is named Eugene, for the bike license sticker from Eugene OR that was on the frame when I bought it. The second is Pearl, named for the owner of the store on its shop sticker. The shop was in D.C. and I found the bike at the curb on trash day in Wake Forest NC. I'd called on the shop during a previous repping job. The third is named Cathy for a former neighbor for whom I'd actually purchased this bike. It was twenty years old in the mid-'90s and in absolutely pristine condition when I found it at a yard sale. I paid $24 dollars for it and she paid me back. Two decades later I saw it rusted and weathered in the snow, leaning against her back fence and her husband gave it to me to get it out of the yard.

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