Pillion is a common term for the passenger over here, but I've not heard the rider called a pilot before.
my drag strip has a start and a finish line in different spots, and i'm racing, there for it's a race track.I have a similar rant.. I'm sorry but a "drag strip" is not a "race track." A race track has a start and finish, and they're in the same friggin spot.
No in the United States we say "ride a bike." I won't debate about whether that terminology is correct or not. I am simply posting to answer your question.Here in these fair antipodes we say "ride a bike" and "drive a car".
I think it's largely an American thing to refer to "driving a bike" isn't it?
Hey, beer me dude!And while we're on the subject of language...you PLAY GOLF you don't GOLF! Nothing makes me crankier than people using nouns as verbs. It's like saying "do you Beer?" No , I drink lots of Beer but I don't Beer, thank you very much. Your shout!!!