My two bikes are named the tortoise and the hare. @velovoice. My commuter bike is officially Little Lord Fauntlero because when he was first built, he was pale blue with a lacy plastic basket on the back rack. He knows he’ll never inherit the title and lands, but he is noble and strong nonetheless and goes off to join the Black Watch, and does an honourable job defending the kingdom. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. My name is Lee. My mountain bike-to-be will be the Sopwith Camel, and painted accordingly. Amelia — Cannondale Quick 3. She’s literally quivering at the idea of this trip. Lorelei the Puch Princess mixte: A friend suggested Dora when I got her, but on one of our first rides, struck by how smooth and silent she is, a couple of lines from a song that I was really into at the time popped into my head ( and that was that. Named such due to its pearl white color, and also my penchant for singing the Jaws theme as we overtake an unsuspecting half-bike. I think of people sitting in traffic as Dreamboat and I wiz right past them. 100% true story. Well fear not! Both namings were an attempt I think to give some personality to bikes I ride frequently, but they remain stubbornly unpersonified, although I do feel some emotional attachment to them. I think I made the right decision. @girlonabikedc, Big Blue – Blue Raleigh Grand Prix: Big Blue. Originally named for how it handles with a 60 pound load (, it’s kept its name (fondly) for the way it got me across the country. It’s a new freedom. Because he’s green and has an affinity for swamps. Named after one of the workhorses in Animal Farm for color, dependability and ability to haul lots of stuff. It was politely exotic and pretty much shot. Whether you've got a Chevy Silverado, a classic 1966 Ford F-100, or a Dodge Ram, there's a badass, original classic-cool-creative name for you here in the list. As I said before, many times your biker name comes naturally, but that's not to say you can't choose it yourself. Autodämmerung (Twilight of the Cars) because Wagnerian opera makes an excellent soundtrack for urban commuting. Trek Y-26 – Margarita Either way, bikers don't pick their own names, their clubs do. Quick explanations: Riley the custom Enigma: A name to honour the frame designer Mark Reilly but easier to spell. Takara Tribute, 80s steel frame. Wow, Clover! My Sweet is my Santa Cruz Hightower full suspension mountain bike. Favorite Bike Rides Near Washington, D.C.,,, Was looking for something else but here i am. @velovoice, Battleship Stupid – Surly Big Dummy @I_am_Dirt. The 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0. Change ). When riding gnar, My Sweet will make you scream “SCHWEEET! I am going to name it She and I raced the cranky monkey series and rev3 series cross country races together (she the Beauty, me the Beast) and she was neglected a bit after than. When I was born my parents where told I would not even walk or talk and here I am driving a Harley and getting a masters degree lol. Norco Screamer – The Screamer , My Cervelo P5’s name is “OathKeeper”, as I (drunkingly at a bar) promised a buddy that I would do an Ironman race with him, bought the bike and trained with it, and she got me all the way to the finish line! Violet the red Specialized got her name because the first road bike I test rode was purple, and the name stuck. Escape into Fall: Northern Virginia Randonneurs 400K, Favorite D.C. Coffeeneuring Rides and Locales. Pig, short for Iron Pig, my Novara Randonnee. Mine is blue, I don't have any idea for her name is it nice to be called him kymblue? Smart, sturdy, light purple, one eyed (headlight) so named after the Futurama character. Well, it’s official, that I have too many bikes, most of which have names: MT Cyclist. ( Log Out /  Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Rootchopper, Big Nellie – Tour Easy Recumbent. Thanks to all contributors. Margarita: Some of the girls always want to have fun. Because that’s where my wife found it and insisted I go dumpster-diving to get it. “Taxman Craig” (or simply “Craig”) – Shogun Ninja I bought off Craigslist the very day I received my tax return. ME! Named as an homage to Idéfix, Astérix’s dog and as a quasi-joke about fixation with bicycles. Liberty: A forest green oversize Giant Innova hybrid. @josephlrc, Jon Snow – Specialized Allez. Rootchopper, Lorelei – 1979 Puch Princess mixte. Ooh, just had to add.. my dad had a bike named Rosinante at one point. If you want some more ideas, here are 50 sample biker chick names to consider! The Mechanic’s red mountain bike will be renamed The Red Baron to match. Love the stories of the bike names and the way people are describing their bikes’ personalities. demon looks slow but don’t mess with him. Although I did refer to my Trucker as “Big Blue” on one Flickr picture when I first got it. Because the first road bike I test rode was purple, and the name stuck. Sexy Baby is black with light blue and light green flames. Remember, bikers are a family, which means this will probably be your nickname for life.