View Full Version : Peevy on the grammar

09-27-2007, 07:03 PM
Boy, I dislike motorcyclists calling themselves "cyclists" instead of "biker". This gets confusing. . . and anyway, they're not really pedaling their motorcycles!

Is this because "cyclist" is perceived as a more elite, upper class word, than "biker"?

09-27-2007, 11:38 PM
Since when? Not in my day (about a decade ago when I was riding...)
I remember it was incorrect to even refer ourselves as "drivers", but instead motorcyclists had to be referred as "riders".

09-27-2007, 11:41 PM
Usually cyclists are fitter than bikers....