New words for cycling

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by craigwend, 7 Aug 2007.

  1. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness


    v. cycling.

    The action a cyclist makes when bobbing up and down as they pedal (as questioned by 'craigwend junior#1', "why is mummy pecking when riding her bike?")

    v. tr.

    To strike with the beak or a pointed instrument.
    To make (a hole, for example) by striking repeatedly with the beak or a pointed instrument.
    To grasp and pick up with the beak: The bird pecked insects from the log.
    Informal To kiss briefly and casually.

    v. intr.

    To make strokes with the beak or a pointed instrument.
    To eat in small sparing bits; nibble: He pecked at his dinner.
    To criticize repeatedly; carp.


    A stroke or light blow with the beak or a pointed instrument.
    A mark or hole made by such a stroke.
    Informal A light quick kiss.
  2. Does Mrs Craigwend go to bed early, or do you keep your pecker up?
  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Binge biking...coined by a friend to describe my habit at the time of doing no mileage during the week....then going hell for leather at the weekend.
  4. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Passive cycling.
    Having a bike but just looking at it whilst on here as can't get out.
  5. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Manchester, UK
    Vicarious Cycling - the action of jealously viewing another person cycling, but not actually doing it yourself.
  6. Yorkshireman

    Yorkshireman New Member

    Pootling does it for me. I'm not likely to break any records (speed or distance) at my 'time of life', I just enjoy being out and about (most weather conditions too) on the bike(s) ;).
  7. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Deal, Kent
  8. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Cycledelic: flouro day-glo wear.

    A Toads tool
    : A motorist who squeezes past leaving you not mush room.

    Beaverbrooks: A women's saddle.

    Lord Beaverbrooks: Top-of-the-range women's saddle.

    Minature Pootle: A quick ride round the block.

    Toy Pootle: A £49.99 full-susser.

    French Pootle: A jaunt round France. Chapeau!

    Standard Pootle: Your average ride.

  9. Pootle Your Eggs in One Basket: Ride a Pashley or similar...
  10. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Boom! Boom! ;)
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    yoko: (orig. oh no) that feeling you get as the fat bloke in jeans on the mtb passes you on your roadie in full lycra ;)

    choako: that feeling you get as the guy on a carrera whizzes past your colnago :ohmy:

    nelson: (orig. ha-ha) opposite of a yoko, that feeling you get overtaking the lycra-clad roadie on your mtb in jeans :ohmy:

    half-nelson: like a nelson only you're both roadies/mtbers in appropriate clothing but the bike you've just gone past is considerably more expensive.
  12. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    ha ha, I was yoko'd yesterday a few times.

    Shoulder slugs: failing to clear your upper body with projectile jet of snotters whilst in transit, producing the effect of slug trails

    Desperate Dan: when, through exhaustion, it feels like your bike is a steam-roller

    Ron Jeremy: a fellow cyclist who rides with his or her knees out to the side, possibly due to larger than average genitalia.

    Pebble-dashed: Your appearance after going through a puddle of mud.
  13. Mr Phoebus

    Mr Phoebus New Member

    Royale with Cheese: A decent frame spoiled by cheap wanky components.
  14. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Guildford / London
    Brown moment: Something happens thats scary enough that it would be reasonable to sh*t yourself. ie. when screaming down a 40mph descent and Mr Numpty Caravan-man stalls blocking the whole road...

    Whiteout: When you narrowly avoid disaster, possibly encountering a brown moment, and all the colour drains from your face.

    Barfspeed: As in "I took that section at barfspeed" meaning you pushed so hard you would have been sick... if you hadn't been pushing too hard to physically do it.
  15. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member


    Is a Brown Moment not known as a "Lemond"?
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