Do you give names to your bikes?

joewein

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Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.

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Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.
 
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Haha, yeah, I do that too. Recently I find myself purposefully speaking in a way that I know would make me cringe if I heard someone else speaking that way.

Putting 'The' in front of the brand of the bike to refer to it is a great one for me at the moment. Sends a shiver down my spine.

'Yeah, just heading out for a spin on The Cannondale'.

Haha.
 

FarEast

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Nope don't name them, refer to them as Race bike, Training bike, crappy weather bike etc. Even the team bike I rode at the nationals that I still have was never named.
 

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Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.

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Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.
I would be really angry to find a hippy sitting on my car!:mad:
.....Oh wait....is that you?:eek:
 

Gunjira

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Porsche
Beast (of Setagaya)
Ochsenherde

Why not? It gives me something to think about while I build up a bike and start to enjoy its unique ride. I don't call them that ALL the time. That would be silly. Like calling an evo or dogma or altamira anything else
 

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Even though almost all of my cars had names, I always only refer to my bike as the Bike Friday (its brand).

I named my first car Max, after a friend's cat that had died after being hit by a car.

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Its successors were Max II through Max VII (all VWs or Audis), but I never named my Prius. Never really thought about why.
Muchos kudos for posting that photo, but I`m confused by the name choice - were you wanting to be taken out in turn by a big mother trucker?

PS: Allowing your daughter to ride on the front with no child seat or helmet...tut tut ;)