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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:05 am 
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There is only one true and correct term:

Velocipede.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:39 am 
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Without wanting to offend anyone, 'she', 'her', etc really irks me.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:01 am 
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Call mine "old girl" sort of like an ageing pet dog, even though have the time I refer to it as a male.... all just depends on my frame of mind and if I am riding within earshot of other people.

It has way more personality than "bike" and it has been with me longer than my wife and kids so I am bound to get personally attached to it.

I understand others might think I'm a wierd but there are so many other reasons to think that.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:08 am 
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"Steed" is bad ... but "stead" is infinitely worse.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:13 am 
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Two wheeled lover?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:14 am 
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mate calls his his push rod. which i quite like


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:48 am 
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Mine are called The Road Bike, The Marin or The Scott.

One occasion is where my front mech failed me whilst grovelling up a hill ... temporarily re-christened within the phrase 'come on, you f**king pile of dogs**t!'

Things like Rig and Steed are all a bit too 'Yoo-Ess-Ay' for me. :?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:58 am 
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i use the frame number. So 409 first ride, 245 work ride/spare bike, 393 ongoing project/spare frame and 230 dust collector.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:11 am 
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Steve Kish wrote:
Mine are called The Road Bike, The Marin or The Scott.




I'm terrible for doing this too 'using the salsa/kona etc' I'm not sure why either as a guy from work always used to say 'my subaru' this and 'the subaru' that and it sounded pretty lame.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:15 pm 
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I call mine...

Genesis; the "going along-er"
Raleigh; the "going up-er"
DMR; the "going down-er"

HTH!

Rig is indeed lame.


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