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Does she have a name??

What do you call your bike?? Does she have a name? I thought I was the only twonk who names her bike (Gilly the Giant and new baby Teresa the trek tri bike) but have since spoken to some very butch blokey cyclists who also name their bikes - Delilah, Suzanne... I know Conehead has the Blade...

So come on, fess up!


  • Baron Von Bufelheim.
  • shadowone1shadowone1 Posts: 1,408
    Ok so no-one laugh.

    I found myself calling my bike "ninja"... so much that last sunday whilst racing I was muttering come on ninja come on......

    Does this go towards obessive with triathlon????
  • andyb99andyb99 Posts: 229
    as you saw earlier i have a real blade......http://forum.220magazine.com/tm.asp?m=35547

    she's called red sonia.........

    my mountain bike (the one i'm using for liverpool tri) is called purple Hal.....cause it's purple and i got it from halfrauds...erm...halfords
  • julesojuleso Posts: 279
    Always boys' names. Jim and Tim.
  • CPT333CPT333 Posts: 56
    Georgie Dawes, Polly Plasma and Chunk the mountain bike!
  • al_fordal_ford Posts: 119
    I ride a Specialized Roubaix hence it's called ... Le Rou

    as in "I'm off out on Le Rou - see ya later"

    I never talk to it face to face, we don't have that kind of relationship, and I only refer to it as Le Rou to third parties. We have a love/hate affair going on, we battle against each other trying to finish the other one off.

    If I get back from a ride knackered but feeling good then I feel I've got one over on Le Rou, if I get back completely spent and crying for mercy then it's one up to Le Rou.

    He had the beating of me earlier in the year but I'm pulling it back fast - now when I go to the garage I can see Le Rou trembling in anticipation of the battle to come.

    Strange - I don't have this kind of relationship with my runners, speedos or wetsuit!
  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    My hybrid is called Steve the Pirate, for no other reason than it makes me laugh and that it used to make me feel better about being overtaken by people on fold up bikes on my way to work - thankfully that's stopped now, but i kept the name.

    My race bike is called Gladys, as she's is a Viner Gladius, not too glamouros a name, but she's a right goer...made this should be in the bike porn thread?????
  • JulesJules Posts: 987
    I'm calling my bike "the beast". This is entirely ironic.
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    My Viking torino is called flossie. It always make me smile to see the bike with Viking plastered on tubes and then I call it flossie. As in come flossie off we go. She is a right bitch when it comes to hills so never a cross word is said between us. I could imagine her taking me into hedges and ditches for revenge if i was nasty to her.
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    Ever since I owned my bike (January this year), it was named Karen but the name never seemed to fit right and do you know why?

    I've just this second realised... He's a boy bike! All this time I've been calling him a girls name. So... a new name must found and I can't think of anything better than Dave.

    He is definitely a Dave. Phew! First race in 3 weeks, imagine the embaressment turning up on a bike with gender issues!

  • md6md6 Posts: 969
    @flavadave, assuming your name is Dave 9which i think it might be) then you can't call the bike Dave, it'll get confused about who should be riding who, imagine coming out of T1, you realise the bike had jumped onto your back...that would be emabrrasing
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    @ Flavadave - It seems that Dave the bike and Dave the athlete (yes I mean you) have some things incommon! like DAVE.

    Let us help you find a name for the trusty steed! It could be like one of those name teddy bear stalls you get ay local fete.

    I will think up some good ones for you if you dont mind! What sort of bike do you have and what colour?
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    md6 good point I hadn't thought of that, although given my lack of cycling prowess I reckon I might fare better with the bike riding me.

    Blinkybaz... My bike is a red Kiron Scandium (which is why I used to call him Karen). All so confusing this naming business.

    How about Kevin?
  • WannabetriWannabetri Posts: 219
    I have a Merida Warp 5 - so I call it 'The Enterprise'.

    And when I am in a particular good mood on a particular fast section I will shout 'Warp factor 5 - Engage!'. [image]http://forum.220magazine.com/micons/m9.gif[/image]
  • Bertha when she is behaving herself.

    When she mis behaves though she is called..... sorry I can't bring myself to say , I'm ashamed - I will say though that she has spent some time at the naughty door and the naughty step. She is a stubborn little thing and won't ever appoligise. She sulks but I am yet to see her cry.

    She always faces the wall and to be honest doesn't look that upset by me telling her off. She remains poker faced all the time.

    The strange thing is that when she is happy and dancing she looks no diferent but I can feel her come alive. She does love the attention of a good beauty session though. She is partial to a wipe down and a re lube ( may I mention Fenwicks lube - seems to make her all giggly and naughty).

    She is part of the family and she even has a place at the dinner table. She lives in my en suite bathroom - the misses still doesn't understand though. I don't think there is jealousy issues but tensions can run high. I need to share the love about and I try my best to afford my affection to each of my ladies but I am still learning.

  • Jack HughesJack Hughes Posts: 1,262
    Henrietta is the new one.

    Just "the old girl" is the old MTB.

    Always girl's names.

    P.S. Don't tell any one I told you, it's too embarrassing.

  • MrSquishyMrSquishy Posts: 277
    I ride the Silver Bullet.
  • teamspiritteamspirit Posts: 148
    My Principia is called Cyril lol.
  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    Flavadave - All this naming of your bike is destroying my working day!!

    I am playing with Red KEV!

    Roger Red Hat or just roger!

    Blood machine (which is a bite 1970's horror esq)

    Maybe just RED as in the character from Shawshank fil with morgan freeman!! I think this is the best.
  • FlavadaveFlavadave Posts: 749
    Brilliant Baz I like 'em! Red Kev it is (Red for short).

    That's a full and productive day you've had then! Should we cross paths at an event, I will gladly introduce you to Red Kev and I will buy you a drink of your choice.

    Here's to Red Kev!

  • BlinkybazBlinkybaz Posts: 1,144
    Sounds good to me Dave! glad you like.

    i am in the pub tonight so I will raise a glass to Red Kev!!! Thats will be like wetting his head!
  • sevenspudsevenspud Posts: 45
    The Turbo bike is called Dave Quimm by my mates (its a Dave Quinn).

    Never thought about naming other bikes until now, so.....

    The Bianchi im going to call Pam, as my mates surname is Pambianchi (he's italian as well and he loves the fact that I ride an Italian bike).

    The Giant im going to call Andre as in Andre the Giant.

    Think I'll call the GT MTB Sloth, as it spends all its time chained up in the garage.

    There it goes Dave Quimm, Pam and Andre and Sloth.
  • garyrobertsgaryroberts Posts: 869

  • Cheryl6162Cheryl6162 Posts: 356
    ......but can it talk???
  • garyrobertsgaryroberts Posts: 869
    Oh yes, he talks to me all the time.......ok, laughs at me.

    K.I.T.T. is programmed to coach me round the bike course and offer me advice too, like when i'm approaching a climb, he will suggest TURBO BOOST, and possibly even more helpful is when i'm in the run he talks to me (though my watch obviously), and keeps me up to speed on my position and current pace.

  • garyrobertsgaryroberts Posts: 869
    It's the pressure. [8D]
  • brizzichickbrizzichick Posts: 166
    mine's a boy....obea asphalt...so he's called obeeonekanobeee...(sp?)....or obee for short....
  • JessterJesster Posts: 482
    Mine's a specialized allez called Janey. She rocks.
  • RockieRockie Posts: 40
    Old MTB is Lauryn, her younger sister is Laura.
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    The Reaper.
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