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Bicycle Bill

the spray from a car — douchebag shower
a swarm of gnats — well, if your mouth is open it's protein
and goose crap is just that — goose crap

-"BB"-

Jimmy Phan

Here's a few, probably not the best but it's what I could come up with.

Corpus Bikeus: bike parts left locked to an object after a bike has been stolen.
Dismemberment : wheel left behind after bike has been stolen.
Green Security : a bike locked to a tree.
Toy Hauler : a cyclist riding with a trailer.

Mindy

DEFINITION(S) Needed: bike parts left locked to an object after a bike has been stolen.
I call these "bike carcasses." :)

Jeff Windatt

Here are a few of my ideas:

spray from a car = biker bath
a cyclist riding with a trailer = I called it a trunk the other day...
a car parked in a bike lane = ramp
a bike locked to a tree = birch bike
a cyclist riding with a trailer = grocery getter

chadeau

Broken bottle = flat glass (Flaagstaff)
Gnats = eye kill (Austin Town Lake hike/bike)
MV on hike-bike trail = a-hole (Austin and Boise trails)
MV parked bike lane = a-hole (Flagstaff)
Goose crap = duck mud (Boise Parks)
Gaggle of geese = Canadian Air Force (Boise)
Cycle with trailer = Semi
Helmet mirror = cyclops
Locked to tree = wood lock
Locked fallen bike = dead lock
Abandoned lock = ghost lock
Locked wheels = ghost frame
Locked parts = bones
Car splash = road shower
( I added the city names where this has most often occurred or been experienced , feel free to edit !)

josh

Cyclis getting sprayed by a car already has a name: Drive by baptism.

Bike locked to a tree: A true tree hugger.

Iamtoddmorris

Spray from a car - Vehicular Precipitation. Also works for ice, slush, snow.
Parts left behind after bike stolen - Bicycle Graveyard
Wheels left behind after bike stolen - Shoeless Joe
Abandoned Bike Lock - Lockus Nullus
Bike Locked and fallen over - Broken Promise
Bike Locked to Tree - Natural Protection
Rider with a helmet mirror - Third eye
Cyclist with a Trailer - Family Truckster
Canadian Geese - Turd burglers
Goose Crap - Trail Smokers
Car parked in bike lane - De-Mirror request
Motor vehicle on bike / pedestrian path - Juggernaut
A swarm of gnats - Protein Cloud (thanks BB!)
Broken Bottle - Street Shank

Raiyn

Bike locked to a tree: Lumber Jack
Bike stolen when locked to a tree (tree cut): Lumber Jacked

Jasioni

Think a group of geese a is a gaggle.

timebombtimmy

The splash coming from motor vehicles that hits cyclists. -grime wash/gutter wash
bike parts left locked to an object after a bike has been stolen. - scraps/leftovers
wheel left behind after bike has been stolen. - giblet/gib
an abandoned bike lock. - lost key
a locked up bike that has fallen over. - one too many
a bike locked to a tree. - treehugger (josh's suggestion)
a rider with a helmet mirror. - tres oculos
a cyclist riding with a trailer. - stagecoach
a group of cyclists with trailers - convoy
a group of Canadian Geese. - bombadiers/RCAF(Royal Canadian Air Force) (chadeau's suggestion)
goose crap. - bombs
a car parked in a bike lane. - obliterati immotus
a motor vehicle on a bike/pedestrian path. - juggernaut (iamtoddmorris' suggestion)
a swarm of gnats. - protein cloud (BB & iamtoddmorris)
a broken bottle. - caltrop

BewChacca

Mirror? Bicyclops!

BewChacca

Goose Crap: Tootsie Plops

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