The Chainlink

That is all.

Views: 1892

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

waiting for it...

That is it.

It is an important difference; one that has me always trying to say I rode my bicycle and calling myself, and others who ride bicycles cyclists.

 

 

I also feel like the word "bike" should be exclusive to bicycles. Much better for us cyclists since it would keep us from having to explain if we rode the human-powered  (bicycle) or gasoline version (motorcycle) to somewhere to someone. I'm sure many can relate here. It's a 3:1 syllable ratio here we're talking. :)

I don't know.  I'd love to swipe "biker" away from motorcycle riders.  It just sounds more casual, salt 'o the earth.  To my ear "cyclist" sounds a bit haughty, like "yachtsman."  I see it akin to the difference between "cowboy" and "equestrienne."

My two cents.

Bikers ride Harleys...

I ride both types so "biker" is still applicable. 

I agree but sadly just saying bike or biker brings up the image to motorcycles to most people.  Maybe when there are more of us than there are of them they will be the ones who have to waste syllables...

Brendan Kevenides said:

I don't know.  I'd love to swipe "biker" away from motorcycle riders.  It just sounds more casual, salt 'o the earth.  To my ear "cyclist" sounds a bit haughty, like "yachtsman."  I see it akin to the difference between "cowboy" and "equestrienne."

My two cents.

+1

Casey Carnes said:

ha ha - I watched Super Troopers again last weekend! 
 
Casey Carnes said:

haha, I was just about to do that! 

Casey Carnes said:

Very well put!

Brendan Kevenides said:

I don't know.  I'd love to swipe "biker" away from motorcycle riders.  It just sounds more casual, salt 'o the earth.  To my ear "cyclist" sounds a bit haughty, like "yachtsman."  I see it akin to the difference between "cowboy" and "equestrienne."

My two cents.

RSS

© 2008-2016   The Chainlink Community, L.L.C.   Powered by

Disclaimer  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service