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Offline Jackalope

Anyone name their bike?
« on: May 20, 2004, 06:13:47 am »
I came up with hurricane one day on a transAm tour.. got to the Green River in Mammoth Cave NP, and the one day that year the ferry shut down was the day we needed to cross the river.  So I decided nothing short of a hurricane would stop me and I decided to swim over with my bike :p


Offline brad

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2004, 07:53:23 am »
my bike's name is not fit to print in a family publication...of course it usually only hears it's name on some exceptionally cruel uphill or when something is broke!

If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay home. ~James Michener

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2004, 04:02:58 am »
Moose. Actually, Moose 1 and 2. Where I ride, the wiley ungulates are fairly common, and I am always worried that a typically nearsighted Bullwinkle is going to think me and my mountain bike, with it's wide bars and bar ends, are a competitor with it's head lowered as a challenge.

I guess you have to be in Minnesota.

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Hans

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Offline gdandy

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2004, 07:19:01 pm »
Mighty Glory!  I named her on my Solo X-Country trip last summer.  I hooked up some mini speakers to my handlebars and brought 8 cds along with me.  I must of listened to them a thousand times.  But everytime the Jerry Garcia Band song "The Mighty Glory" came on, I kicked things up another notch.  She's a pretty one.  :)

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Offline jimmcw

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2004, 01:43:32 am »
As two of us were sitting on a curb in somewhere South
Dakota mid-way through a cross country trip a few years ago,
watching the flags on the poles in front of a convenience
store indicate the headwind was continuing, and sipping a
cold coke in the 100 degree heat, an elderly gent
approached, did a sidelong look at the two touring rigs
leaning up against the building in the shade, voiced the
usual "boy what a load comments" and annoited the two
beasts the "Wire Donkeys".



Offline RayHull

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2004, 10:08:54 pm »
Hillary -- in honor of our first woman president.

Offline don quixote

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2004, 01:09:31 am »
Rocinante, the name of Don Quixote's horse.  My wife had name decals made for the bike just before my cross country trip this summer.  I took a few pictures of the bike in front of wind farm generators at 2 or 3 spots along the route. Told me something about the area I was in!
George from San Diego
don quixote
San Diego

Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2004, 02:57:49 am »
Changed "Moose 2" to "Silver Wolf" because of all the WTB modifications on my Trek 4600. I suppose that would make me "WolfRider"!

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Offline burleyrider

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2004, 03:44:36 pm »
I did.

Mine is a Burley Canto recumbent. My first weekend out, I collided with
a reckless BMXer on the local multi-use trail. Being as my bike in SWB
mode looks like a rhinocerous with the derailleur and front-most head
tube, I named my bike "Rhino"

Derek

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Offline hoogie

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2004, 06:21:53 pm »
My Trek 520 is named 'Elway', after I bought it in Colorado and my mate reckoned it was a nice shade of 'Bronco Blue'

My Thorn Nomad has loosely been dubbed 'WAP' ... 'wing and a prayer'

My Giant tourer is unnamed as yet other than being called 'bl**dy thing' now and again ...

cheers,
hoogie
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Offline MikeJuvrud

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2005, 03:24:27 am »
"Bessy" for my touring bike and "Bertha" for my classic one-speed.


Offline TheDaltonBoys

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2005, 02:52:08 pm »
Based on simple affection for one who does so much with me, and for me....."Baby", or "Honey" and that goes for either the mountain bike, or the road bike. Mark of the Dalton Boys...Austin, TX.


Offline SP

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2005, 11:51:10 am »
My offroad tourer "The Black Death", all black parts and the cost is killing me.

SP


Offline TwoWheeledExplorer

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« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2005, 03:24:13 pm »
The new Marin has earned (already!)the name "Testimony" because of what we went through to buy it and then actually ride it.

Ride safe,
Hans


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Offline pamelaw

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2005, 05:41:08 pm »
Hi-
Tell me about mini speakers, how much do they weigh and can an MP3 player be plugged in.
Thanx,
Pam