Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby queequeg » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:27 pm

Max wrote:
queequeg wrote:The first motorists that gives ne a "SMIDSY" may well go blind when they get those AyUps in their eyes, along with "Can you see me now?....What about now????"


:mrgreen: thanks for the chuckle!

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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby roadrash » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:22 pm

The Sublimation-cyclist: Sublimation is the process whereby a solid turns directly into a gas.

A sublimation-cyclist has evolved to a point whereby they can readily transform themselves and their wheeled contraption into vapour. Hence their propensity to make seemingly impossible passes, scaring the crap out of those coming in the opposite direction (yes I am talking to you, the idiot from last night who decided to leap out from behind two peds near the UTS rowing club and “share” molecules with me).
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby goneriding » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:30 pm

roadrash wrote:UTS rowing club


And here's me about to complain about the same thing;)

I hate that bit. I actually reckon it has become more dangerous with the barriers. If you do walk (in cleats) and it's wet you slip on the painted bits and if you ride your tyres are all over the place. They could have put the barriers there without the paint.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby GraemeL » Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:51 pm

queequeg wrote: I must look like a freight train coming down the road!


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: Can you do the noise to match :)

There's nothing wrong with being seen, if they are squinting then they know you are there......somewhere :lol:

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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:17 am

One day I intend starting up a Glossary for Unicyclists. First entry will be as follows:

Bicyclist, Cyclist (noun) Rider of cycle who has not yet attained the skill required to remove the training wheel.


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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby Rhubarb » Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:40 am

ColinOldnCranky wrote:One day I intend starting up a Glossary for Unicyclists. First entry will be as follows:

Bicyclist, Cyclist (noun) Rider of cycle who has not yet attained the skill required to remove the training wheel.


hee hee hee


Will this glossary include an entry for circus clowns ??? :mrgreen:
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby ft_critical » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:00 pm

Stalker Cloud: an alto-annoyus homing cloud that, in otherwise fair skies, finds, tracks and rains on only you.

Topical at the moment because there is the La Nina Stalker Cloud Convention being held in Sydney this Autumn.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby westab » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:06 pm

There is one of these (I think) at Blacktown at the moment waiting till I walk outside with my bike. :roll:
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby Comedian » Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 pm

ft_critical wrote:Stalker Cloud: an alto-annoyus homing cloud that, in otherwise fair skies, finds, tracks and rains on only you.

Topical at the moment because there is the La Nina Stalker Cloud Convention being held in Sydney this Autumn.
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I like that one... we've got lots of them up here at the moment!
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Hopefully I'll know what that's like..... one day. :shock: :lol:

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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby gdt » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:39 pm

The BoM weather radar website is my tool of choice to avoid stalker clouds. You can pick the walkers, cyclists and motorcyclists in our office by their use of the weather radar website from 4pm.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby mekore » Tue May 31, 2011 8:26 pm

ft_critical wrote:The Super Nova: The clown who rides on a narrow Multi-use Path with dual 240,000 lumens handlebar mounted retina erasing lights, one helmet mounted 4,000,000 lumens death star beacon, and 15 epilepsy inducing red disco strobe lights on the seat post.



ROFL!!! i met lots of those...

i'll add something: red disco strobe lights on the seatpost with perfect angle to focus on your eyes when you ride 2 metres behind...
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby roadrash » Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:00 pm

Linda Blair Helmet Syndrome: A state of being, commonly caused by demon possession or generalised-life-induced-confusion, in which a cyclist mistakes the back of their head for the front and wears their helmet accordingly.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby mekore » Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:24 am

roadrash wrote:Linda Blair Helmet Syndrome: A state of being, commonly caused by demon possession or generalised-life-induced-confusion, in which a cyclist mistakes the back of their head for the front and wears their helmet accordingly.


talked with one of them lately. i said your helmet is bla bla bla. he said: "I know" with a very polite, cheerfull and reassuring smile. maybe there are some helmet which are way more comfy when weared that way :lol:
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby Lizzy » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:24 pm

Maybe he's the secret third member of Kriss Kross ...
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby bychosis » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:10 am

Thread resurrection! I just found the bikehack dictionary and was going to post, but thought I'd search first. (link on the first page)

Think my favourite was the Protein Cloud.

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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby VRE » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:30 pm

Wannascalp: The cyclist who makes a major effort to catch up to you, but hasn't quite got the legs to overtake you, or if he does, can't stay ahead of you.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby MattyK » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:18 pm

There's only one name I use for other people as I'm commuting, but as this is a family forum I won't add it.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby FuzzyDropbear » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:41 pm

Mate and I have the following one which we love to use.

The Tyre Inspector: A position taken by a rider in order to move their weight as far forward as possible while obtaining an aero position. This position results in the rider with his head so far over the bars and so low that it appears as if they're inspecting their front tyre.
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Re: Aussie Dictionary of Commuter Slang

Postby gravelrash » Mon Nov 04, 2013 3:36 pm

My mates and I have the "BNA RETRO" call for the strange weird cyclist, that for some reason has indicated by his non verbal passive aggression. We have violated some, 'known unto them' cycling etiquette. He usually has every safety device known to mankind and rides a "Steel" bike (cause they are real)". Other identifying features include: Muppet arms and superior computer skills. Inventor of Zip tie to helmet craze. WARNING! not good at taking criticism but always ready to type a witty retort.
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