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Offline TCS

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2007, 01:21:54 pm »
My tandem's name is Solvadia: "the girl with the far away look in her
green eyes".


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Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2007, 11:19:13 pm »
The first bike I named, which was the third I came to own since having fallen in love with riding in 1997, was dubbed The Tofubicycle. Since then I've always dug way down deep when it has come to naming my other bikes. There is Tofu II, Tofu III, Tofu IV, and so on.

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Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2007, 08:24:28 pm »
"Lewis" and "Clark". No, not that Lewis and Clark. as I stated here earlier, I took to, at least in my head, referring to my Trek 4600 as the "Silver Wolf" because it was silver, and had so many WTB after-market parts. (WTB's logo is a wolf.) I have always called my black "cop" mountain bike the "Moose" because when I was actively doing volunteer patrol in Minnesota's Superior National Forest, MN's primary moose habitat, I always wondered if a near-sighted moose would mistake me on my bike for a competitor during rut season. I sort-of named the Volpe, "Discovery" but it didn't really stick.

Yesterday I sold the 4600 and bought a new bike, a Novara Safari. Basically, as I begin my preparations to ride to Portland and the Pacific Ocean on the Lewis and Clark Bicycle Trail, the Volpe, which is the best, most comfortable bike I have ever owned, will carry me over the road segments and the Safari will haul me and my gear over the Lemhi and Lolo passes. For that reason, I have named the rock steady, steel-framed, long haul Volpe, "Clark" and the nimble, off-trail exploring capable aluminum Safari, "Lewis". So now, I introduce you to....Lewis and Clark.

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Offline jl_longstaff

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2007, 09:06:11 pm »
Arey you out of your mind...Hillary indeed!

Offline miles2go

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2007, 12:23:39 pm »
Name bikes?  Not really...

"The Thorn"
"The Safari"
"The Axis"
"The Sherpa"
"The T800"
"The New World Tourist"
"The Klein"
"The Schwinn" soon to be sold
"The Waterford" gone
All for loaded touring use.

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Offline centrider

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2007, 10:36:29 pm »
My Softride:  Pogo
My Giant:  Giant (or as one friend put it, Marty and his Giant)
My Co-Motion Nor'Wester Touring Co-Pilot:  Ole Yeller (color of bike) or
Mr B (Name on the bike), or The Tank

Offline LadyLaich

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2008, 12:26:23 am »
I've named my bicycle Camille. She's a Specialized Tricross Sport and a
real beauty that loves to fly.

Offline WesternFlyer

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2008, 03:35:15 am »
The answer is Western Flyer, which is also the name of my two kayaks and my marine radio call sign.  

I found a pair of original Western Flyer bicycle decals on EBay.  I sanded the Bianchi logos off my forks and Western Flyer is going on as part of my de-branding effort.  I wonder if this de-branding is just a Left Coast phenomena?  Particularly here in Portland, Oregon I see more and more bicycles (some pretty fancy) with the logos taped over or covered up with consciousness raising bumper stickers.  

Western Flyer
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We must ride light and swift.  It is a long road ahead.

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Offline capndick4

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2008, 01:35:14 pm »
I once had a Specialized Sirrus I named 'El Diablo' (the devil) because no matter how tired i was that bike just made me ride more! I always used to tell people 'you don't ride that bike, it rides you!'

Offline bogiesan

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2008, 12:09:24 pm »
Easy Racers Tour Easy, "Lume della Luna."

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Offline freightbike

Anyone name their bike?
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2008, 05:43:55 pm »
My first mountain bike, a green trek 850 antelope brought me back to the joys of my childhood. My first bike,at 6yrs, a hand me down, schwinn, 16 inch balloon tire coaster brake. Was an early instument of my emancipation. I went anywhere and everywhere on that bike. If my parents had only known! I got the trek 850 in my middle thirties after ensuing years off and on road bikes. I named the trek "Tomcat" because I was back to tom-cattin' around the neighborhoods again!

May the wind at your back always smell like home.