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Who or what defines a cyclist?

rumbatazrumbataz Posts: 796
edited September 2017 in The bottom bracket
I consider myself a cyclist because I own a bicycle and I very occasionally ride it. However, I reckon I break all 95 of the Illuminati Rules of Cycling, yet I am still happy to consider myself a cyclist. So, who or what defines a cyclist in your opinion?
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  • Alex99Alex99 Posts: 1,407
    rumbataz wrote:
    I consider myself a cyclist because I own a bicycle and I very occasionally ride it. However, I reckon I break all 95 of the Illuminati Rules of Cycling, yet I am still happy to consider myself a cyclist. So, who or what defines a cyclist in your opinion?

    If someone regularly rides a bike?
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    If that person wants to be defined as a cyclist.

    I ride a bike .... I commute, I go on club rides, I go mountain biking, I have a BMX, 2 hardtails, 2 full sus, 2 road bikes, a single speed and a hybrid.

    I enjoy riding my wifes Womens geo bike with Tannus solid tyres

    I read about cycling, I play online cycling computer cames like Zwift, BR, GRT etc ... not for training, for "fun"

    I dont define myself or see my self as a cyclist though .... I ride a bike .. well lots of them, every day .. I dont subscribe to a particular image though
  • Don't read the Illuminati rules or, if you must, do not take them nor yourself seriously.

    Problem solved.

    Now ride your bike.
  • Trolling post to create some content for the "It's all kicking off..." thread?
    “Jij bent niet van suiker gemaakt”
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,755
    Someone who has been cycling regularly for more than 10 years, or is under 20 years old.
    The rest are just ex-golfers.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Someone who has been cycling regularly for more than 10 years, or is under 20 years old.
    The rest are just ex-golfers.

    Sh!t, I'm an ex-golfer, despite only having swung a club in anger a handful of times! Unless you ignore the 20 year hiatus from age 19 to age 39.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    Cyclist - someone riding a cycle.
    Motorist - someone driving a motor.
    Pedestrian - someone riding a pedo.

    When you are not riding your bike you are something else - pick one.
    I don't do smileys.

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  • Don't read the Illuminati rules or, if you must, do not take them nor yourself seriously.

    Problem solved.

    Now ride your bike.

    There is only 1 rule I subscribe to and that's #5. When I leave a lung on a hill I simple tell myself that an carry in riding !!
  • ZFG.

    next please.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,653 Lives Here
    cooldad wrote:
    Cyclist - someone riding a cycle.
    Motorist - someone driving a motor.
    Pedestrian - someone riding a pedo.

    When you are not riding your bike you are something else - pick one.
    Some people are always berks though.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    I am a bloke who sometimes rides a bike. Don't give a flying fornication what label people may attach.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    What defines a sh!t forum discussion?
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,383
    rumbataz wrote:
    I consider myself a cyclist because I own a bicycle and I very occasionally ride it.

    So when you ride it, you're a cyclist. When you're not riding it, you're not a cyclist. Same as everyone else. Other definitions are - and almost certainly will be - available...
  • mouthmouth Posts: 1,195
    I occasionally sling my leg over a metal frame and pedal. I am a cyclist*.


    *Don't give a toss about team kit, colour matching, 'posh' gear, cake or coffee. And I bought my bike from Halfords. And have never been on a club run.


    Sadly, the definition of a cyclist is 'someone riding a bicycle'.


    Despite all of this, my bike is still worth much more than my car.
    The only disability in life is a poor attitude.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    You need to be cat 3 minimum and dress in either Castelli, Rapha or Assos. Otherwise you're not taking it seriously enough.

    Only exception is Stevo, he goes all the way to Wales to ride a bike.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    Garry H wrote:
    You need to be cat 3 minimum and dress in either Castelli, Rapha or Assos. Otherwise you're not taking it seriously enough.

    Only exception is Stevo, he goes all the way to Wales to ride a bike.
    That's dedication for ya!
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Then i'm a trumpeteer.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    You need to be cat 3 minimum and dress in either Castelli, Rapha or Assos. Otherwise you're not taking it seriously enough.

    Only exception is Stevo, he goes all the way to Wales to ride a bike.
    That's dedication for ya!


    When I say "ride", I mean freewheel :D
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    Garry H wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    You need to be cat 3 minimum and dress in either Castelli, Rapha or Assos. Otherwise you're not taking it seriously enough.

    Only exception is Stevo, he goes all the way to Wales to ride a bike.
    That's dedication for ya!


    When I say "ride", I mean freewheel :D
    Hey, I'm just efficient with my energy output.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 15,628
    I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.

    Ok Rick
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    Ballysmate wrote:
    I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.

    Ok Rick
    :D

    I wonder what I'll self identify as today?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,046
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Ballysmate wrote:
    I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.

    Ok Rick
    :D

    I wonder what I'll self identify as today?

    Rick?
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,774
    why is a topic like this in bb?

    it's the slippery slope
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,046
    sungod wrote:
    why is a topic like this in bb?

    it's the slippery slope

    Isn't that defining a mountain biker?
  • Garry H wrote:
    You need to be cat 3 minimum and dress in either Castelli, Rapha or Assos. Otherwise you're not taking it seriously enough.

    Only exception is Stevo, he goes all the way to Wales to ride a bike.

    And Zwift

    And tell everyone at work that you went out with your club and "did the chain gang"
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    TLW1 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Ballysmate wrote:
    I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.

    Ok Rick
    :D

    I wonder what I'll self identify as today?

    Rick?
    I think you're meant to self identify as stuff that you'd like to be. I'll go for fearless downhill hero who snaps knicker elastic at 50 paces.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,755
    sungod wrote:
    why is a topic like this in bb?

    it's the slippery slope
    Only if you take it seriously.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • TLW1 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    it's the slippery slope

    Isn't that defining a mountain biker?
    Not necessarily. Thanks to local dogs, a local cycle path can be described as such
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    I self-identify as a cyclist. It doesn't matter if I ride a bike or not.

    That made me chuckle.

    More importantly, when will I stop feeling like a beginner road cyclist? Is it cumulative miles? Technical knowledge? Years of experience? Number of Castelli garments?
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