• 02-19-2012
    David C
    Y'all talking to your bike, right ?
    Since my first winter commute a few years ago, I've started to salute my bike everyday when the garage door was opening on it the morning, then before I close the door the evening. Like it would make the bike even more of my everyday ride partner, after all, he's the one hauling my ass and taking all the beating, right ? So a quick thanks and salute seems just fine :)

    Don't lie, I'm sure you people also chill up with your bikes ;)
  • 02-19-2012
    rodar y rodar
    "Y`all"? David, I think y`all been hanging out too long with us "southern" mutts! :lol: Is there a slang term for US folk that`s reasonable for Canucks to use? For some reason, I don`t think yankee, gringo, or even the ubiquitous "American" really fits the bill.

    Yeah, I sometimes talk to my bike, but not a a regular basis. More often, I talk out loud to myself and the bike eve drops.
  • 02-19-2012
    woodway
    When I talk to my bike the words are typically not fit to print.
  • 02-20-2012
    mtbxplorer
    No, but now I fear I've been neglecting them. :sad:
  • 02-20-2012
    bigpedaler
    Most mornings, I say, "Let's roll, baby." And we roll.

    I'm more demonstrative than 'talky'; I don't let "lesser bikes" near it. The other day, a co-worker was buying a bike, asked me to give it a once-over. After I did so, I parked it closer to my bike than I let pretty much any other (besides the kids' bikes when we lock 'em all up) -- but then, this girl is HOOO-OOTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
  • 02-20-2012
    mrbigisbudgood
    We had a nice chat as I put on a new 39T middle chainring, chain, and cassette yesterday. I was hung over as **** from having friends over that I haven't seen in quite some time, beef carnitas and taking tequila shots at my kitchen island. The bike knew this and refused to give up a chainring bolt, rusted in like it was welded. We had a good laugh, which made my head hurt even more. I'm going to make a clock out of the old chainring.
  • 02-20-2012
    Harold
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    "Y`all"? David, I think y`all been hanging out too long with us "southern" mutts! :lol: Is there a slang term for US folk that`s reasonable for Canucks to use? For some reason, I don`t think yankee, gringo, or even the ubiquitous "American" really fits the bill.

    Yeah, I sometimes talk to my bike, but not a a regular basis. More often, I talk out loud to myself and the bike eve drops.

    what's wrong with "y'all"? it is a gramatically-correct contraction of "you all". IMO, better than the other regional terms "yinz" or "youins". now, if he had spelled it "ya'll", then rip away, but "y'all" is the correct spelling, even.
  • 02-20-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    what's wrong with "y'all"?

    Absolutely nothing.
    It just gave me a little giggle, comming from an unexpected source.
  • 02-20-2012
    David C
    :lol:
  • 02-20-2012
    AndrwSwitch
    Sometimes I say "Go, go!" but that's really more to myself.
  • 02-20-2012
    BrianMc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Sometimes I say "Go, go!" but that's really more to myself.

    Yep. 'Specially when being Ram'd! :D

    More commonly: "Ooops!, "Sorry!", "Ouch!", "I just fixed THAT!" and the like.

    BrianMc
  • 02-21-2012
    CommuterBoy
    I pull that line from 'Days of Thunder' (when he talks to the car) sometimes: "This is not the kind of answer I'm looking for from you."


    But no, I don't talk to my bike on a regular basis. I have a multiple bikes, and I don't want to have to explain to one why it's not getting ridden as much, or cause any drama over who gets to sleep in the house and who has to stay out in the shop...it's just not a can of worms I want to open. I'd rather have them just think that I don't know how to communicate.
  • 02-22-2012
    rodar y rodar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CommuterBoy View Post
    I don't want to have to explain to one why it's not getting ridden as much, or cause any drama over who gets to sleep in the house and who has to stay out in the shop...it's just not a can of worms I want to open.

    That`s the way to keep peace in the household!
    If I stop talking to my bike, my wife wont feel so left out :thumbsup:
  • 02-24-2012
    Gritter
    I sleep with my bike under "our" comforter, and I take showers with my bike as well.
  • 02-25-2012
    electrik
    In addition to talking with my bicycle I also speak to the dishwasher and the toilet...
  • 02-26-2012
    jseko
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    "Y`all"? David, I think y`all been hanging out too long with us "southern" mutts! :lol: Is there a slang term for US folk that`s reasonable for Canucks to use? For some reason, I don`t think yankee, gringo, or even the ubiquitous "American" really fits the bill.

    Yeah, I sometimes talk to my bike, but not a a regular basis. More often, I talk out loud to myself and the bike eve drops.

    When I was in SoCal, a lot of people used "you all" instead of a "y'all" during formal or semi-formal addresses as a plural form of "you". It irked the hell outta me every time they said it to the point where I'd prefer they say "y'all." It seemed like they were trying to make "y'all" formal when saying "you" would suffice.

    Whether or not "you all" is commonly used in the South, I have no idea. I've only spent about a month in Lawton, Oklahoma and two or three months in South Florida.
  • 02-26-2012
    muayteg
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    My mountain bike sleeps pretty close.
  • 02-26-2012
    lwkwafi
    I did say, "you son of a ....." when it decided to stab me. Not to self: those fender stays usually have caps for a reason. Either cut them down, or don't get stuck behind your bike again.
  • 03-02-2012
    asphaltdude
    I don't talk to my bike, but when it's in my hallway (which is most of the time), I briefly caress it everytime I pass it.
  • 03-02-2012
    jeffscott
    Acutally no I don't talk to my bike or have a name for it etc....

    Really it just seems to be part of me....and I sure don't talk to my hand either.
  • 03-02-2012
    Medic Zero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Since my first winter commute a few years ago, I've started to salute my bike everyday when the garage door was opening on it the morning, then before I close the door the evening. Like it would make the bike even more of my everyday ride partner, after all, he's the one hauling my ass and taking all the beating, right ? So a quick thanks and salute seems just fine :)

    Don't lie, I'm sure you people also chill up with your bikes ;)

    Sometimes I call down to the engine room to pour on more coal or ring up a different speed! :D

    Yes, I'm a geek I know!
  • 03-02-2012
    Medic Zero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rodar y rodar View Post
    "Y`all"? David, I think y`all been hanging out too long with us "southern" mutts! :lol: Is there a slang term for US folk that`s reasonable for Canucks to use? For some reason, I don`t think yankee, gringo, or even the ubiquitous "American" really fits the bill.

    Yeah, I sometimes talk to my bike, but not a a regular basis. More often, I talk out loud to myself and the bike eve drops.

    You might be looking for the term "USAian" pronounced "U-S-A-in". I've heard some Euros refer to us that way. I think it started out as derogatory for the U-S-A chants at the Olympics. I don't mind Yankee, but agree that it doesn't seem to fit all Americans or feel very modern. Some other folks on the American continents get testy about USAians claiming "American" as their own too. ;)
  • 03-02-2012
    cdaddy