Rant - petty I know but - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Thunderbird Cruiser Chat Cruiser chat for the the Thunderbird twin

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-12-2011, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
Lifetime Premium
 
Haggis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 12,708
Other Motorcycle: Sprint RS
Extra Motorcycle: Honda XL250
Garage
Rant - petty I know but

ya don't DRIVE a frikken bike ya RIDE it!!!

Deep breath....

Rant over.
Haggis is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 12:14 AM
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Triumph Trophy
Senior Member
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 866
Other Motorcycle: TBD
The person on the back is riding also, how should we differentiate?

Cheers,
Greg

2017 Trophy SE
Overkill0084 is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-13-2011, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
Site Supporter
Legend
Main Motorcycle: Tiger 955i
Lifetime Premium
 
Haggis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 12,708
Other Motorcycle: Sprint RS
Extra Motorcycle: Honda XL250
Garage
I took a bike out for a ride, my bird rode with me?
Haggis is offline  
 
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 02:10 AM
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Triumph Thunderbird
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sechelt, BC
Posts: 53
Other Motorcycle: Suzuki M50
Hey Haggis! I absolutely agree with you! Always bugs me when someone writes or says drive when referring to riding their bike...oh and "differentiate" is much too serious a word for riders...
8trackpony is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 03:44 AM
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Rocket 3 Roadster
Senior Member
 
ishmael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: north queensland Australia
Posts: 354
Other Motorcycle: There can be only one
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?
ishmael is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 04:47 AM
Site Supporter
Commentator
Main Motorcycle: '04 Thunderbird Sport
Senior Member
 
Wombat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Ex-pat Aussie in Honolulu, Hawaii
Posts: 9,798
Other Motorcycle: I wish!
You 'ride' a bike, but 'drive' a bike if it has a sidecar attached

Bob
:AustralianFlag
Click to see My Photo Album

Age is of no importance, unless you are a cheese.
Wombat is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 07:56 AM
Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Thunderbird
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Castle Hill NSW
Posts: 41
I totally disagree.....

My wife is never wrong. You do drive a bike and I can prove it. She reckons I spend so much time fiddling with the bike that it DRIVES her mad.

Not once has she said it rides her mad.

Point proven.
Thunder Rat is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 09:10 AM
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2010 Thunderbird SE
Senior Member
 
Stratofaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kansas City
Posts: 1,815
Other Motorcycle: eventually
I like the sound of "drive." I use either word to describe operating a motorcycle, but the word "ride" is the more passive. You ride the bus, you ride in a 747, you ride a Ferris Wheel, but the person who drives is in control no matter what kind of machine.
Stratofaster is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 11:51 AM
Formula Extreme
Main Motorcycle: 2017 Triumph Trophy
Senior Member
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 866
Other Motorcycle: TBD
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratofaster View Post
I like the sound of "drive." I use either word to describe operating a motorcycle, but the word "ride" is the more passive. You ride the bus, you ride in a 747, you ride a Ferris Wheel, but the person who drives is in control no matter what kind of machine.
Well said.

Cheers,
Greg

2017 Trophy SE
Overkill0084 is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 12:18 PM
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: Bonneville
Senior Member
 
Crazy Canadian's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 175
Other Motorcycle: 2008 Tiger 1050
Extra Motorcycle: 2005 Bonneville T100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stratofaster View Post
I like the sound of "drive." I use either word to describe operating a motorcycle, but the word "ride" is the more passive. You ride the bus, you ride in a 747, you ride a Ferris Wheel, but the person who drives is in control no matter what kind of machine.
+1 Couldn't say it better if I wanted.
Crazy Canadian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
All posts must adhere to Forum Rules

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bit of A Rant! raymacdude Hinckley Classic Triples 31 05-01-2010 12:14 AM
Bit of A Rant! raymacdude The Welcome Center 5 04-17-2010 11:09 PM
petty Beurocracy and idiocy Nickwiz Biker Hang-Out 30 05-01-2009 05:30 PM
Something to Rant About Rainmaker Air Cooled Twins Talk 10 10-12-2007 03:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome