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  • erin_2503

    I’m constantly polishing the levers on a climb (pretty stoked to have a term for this dirty habit). There must be another gear, right?

    • jules

      this might work the ladies but for the gentlemen out there, the risk of being misinterpreted is high

  • Jeff Werner

    Up here in Canada “chain ring tattoo” is called a “Cat 5 mark” (short for Category 5, or beginner, rider/racer), and “over the bars” is usually called an “endo”.

  • Phillip Brown

    JRA – ‘Just riding along…’ – usually the prelude to something bad happening

  • Adam Fuller

    Doughnut – A ride with no Strava cups.

    • Gordo

      Damn. So that’s a thing ??

    • lowercasev

      That is perfect. I had one of those days today!

  • Greg Ski

    Watt bomb :)

  • Bob

    “Fred” and “Pro Hubbard” – takes one to know one I expect, in my experience there is a clear inverse relationship between how snobby and judgemental a cyclist is and their riding ability.

    Rolling” – infamous in Melbourne as being yelled out by the Hell Ride heroes just before they hit and killed 77 year-old James Gould on Beach Rd. Is this the origin of the term ‘Hitters”?

    • mouse

      Got some anger issues Bob?

  • mouse

    OTA (out the arse) can also be substituted for OTB. Usually followed by finishing DFL.

  • Andy

    Shoaling – When you are stopped patiently at a red light and someone arrives after you and proceeds to ride around and stop in front of you for when the lights go green. This is sometimes followed by a strategic delivery of watt bombs to overtake them again and drop them like a stone while looking like you’re not trying.

    • Haridic

      This. I’ve literally wasted an hour long training effort, by dropping serious thermonuclear watt bombs on a cyclist that did that to me at a red light. After I was convinced he was no longer in the same post code as me I pulled over into a side street for a tac-yak.

      No regrets.

      • sli1


        • Abdu

          Tactical vomit. Just guessing.

  • treberden

    Bidon is a french synonym for bottle, it also means someone fake, unreliable

  • Derek Maher

    Donkey was a term used in the old pro peleton for a lone rider who attacked into a strong headwind with 180K + to go and kept looking back for support.The Peleton often jeered with shouts of Hee Haw and laughter.

  • Dunno about ‘straya, but in the UK a Fred is more likely to wear extremely matching kit – probably Sky, down to team branded socks; they ride an expensive bike that’s way too good for them, talk in-depth and at great length about super technical bike stuff, and crucially – don’t have the legs to back it up.

  • velocite

    I ride up ‘The Wall’ regularly, the view from WTF corner is wall-ish, but I’ve never heard that first use of ‘hit the wall’.

  • SeanMcCuen

    ‘kook’; someone who ‘talks like a cyclist’.


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