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  1. #1
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    Got my very first road bike!

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    I got an Orbea Orca Aqua TSR from Sun and Ski. Itis 2013 model and was reduced from $900 to $549. It felt comfortable, and I love the look of it. Riding it was so much fun. I need to name it though. It is the same bike as the one picture I attched. Can you help me name it? Yaay, I am ready for the roads.
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  2. #2
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    Oh that's beautiful! And congrats on finding a great bike at a really good price. Orbea makes great bikes. Enjoy!
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  3. #3
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    Hope you have many wonderful miles on your new bike. Congrats
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    Congratulations and have lots of fun!

    I can't help you with a name. I have two cats sitting here that I adopted over a month ago. I didn't like the names they came with, so now they're just New Kitty I and New Kitty II. Or just He/Him and She/Her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrakeforPastry View Post
    Congratulations and have lots of fun!

    I can't help you with a name. I have two cats sitting here that I adopted over a month ago. I didn't like the names they came with, so now they're just New Kitty I and New Kitty II. Or just He/Him and She/Her.
    My dad has two cats their names are Kitty and Big Kitty.

    He had his last cat for 19 years. Wanna know what it's name was?
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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    Old Kitty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBrakeforPastry View Post
    Old Kitty?
    Ha! Good one! No, its name was Kitty.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 09-09-2015 at 06:04 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  8. #8
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    It does keep things simple. The vet wrote the names in pencil in their folders until I decide. I've narrowed down the choices, remembering that there will always be nicknames.

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    Why do you have to name them?
    Mine are "the Trek," and "the Guru."
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    There are a bunch of bike-naming threads around here, but I don't name mine either.

    From the threads, it does appear most people do.

    I call mine the Black Bike, the Cyclocross, the Mountain Bike, the Le Mond, and the Trek. So, one by its color, two by their types, and two by their brands. I avoid saying the Black Bike's brand out loud cause it's a nice bike, so need to keep it humble.
    Last edited by Muirenn; 09-09-2015 at 09:56 AM.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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  11. #11
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    Both of my bikes are road bikes, so hence, that is why I call them by their brand names. I did not call my mountain bike "the Norco" when I had it; it was the mountain bike. I also called my Coda, the Jamis, not the hybrid.
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  12. #12
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    I have two bikes, a road bike and a hybrid that I started with, but ride infrequently. Poor hybrid, I guess it doesn't even get called the hybrid because I never refer to it. I just say "my bike" and refer to the road bike.

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    Sometimes the name will emerge on its own. My blue road bike was named after I saw a photo of a wildflower of the same hue- the Latin name of the flower is Veronica, the common name is Speedwell. So - Veronica Speedwell. When I got my touring bike, it was immediately clear that her name would have to be Betty. My husband had an old steel Specialized that had not distinguishing marks- we used to call it "the stealth bike". Then he got the bike built up from a Russian titanium frame- it acquired the name "the imposter". So give it some time....
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  14. #14
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    I've named my new bike and I haven't even bought it yet. Tehanu, from the Earthsea books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muirenn View Post
    There are a bunch of bike-naming threads around here, but I don't name mine either.

    From the threads, it does appear most people do.
    OMG, so many threads. All our bikes have names; Knott's Waterford is Flosshilde or you can call her Flossie for short , her Salsa Vaya and the Soma names escape me at the moment, the Soma is something French. My Mondonico is Menace, Soma is as of yet unnamed, my Salsa Vaja is Salsa Verde ... I did not have a name for my departed Trek 420 namesake.
    Custom Road bike ~ Mondonico Futura Legero
    Found on the road ~ Motobecane Mixte
    N+1 new bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Commuter ~ Soma Buena Vista Mixte

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