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  • Singletrack Forum glossary
  • Premier Icon duncancallum
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    I feel a lexicon of terms, abbreviations etc would perhaps be an interesting task…

    MNPR-monday night pub ride- 2hrs riding round some desolate northern moor in the drizzle followed by a beer

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    STW – Same Ten Wakners

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    Vortex of Mechanical Failure – On a group ride where one rider suffers a puncture closely followed by another snapping a seat post bolt and so on until somebody breaks a crank/frame/their neck.

    Usually in a howling gale.

    Premier Icon finbar
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    ‘Making progress’ – I’m not actually a cyclist but post on STW as well as Pistonheads because I like buying bike parts.

    Premier Icon Spin
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    This is going to end up with someone bumming baby robins with frozen sausages.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    IANAL, I am not a lawyer (other variations such as Dr, plumber, epidemiologist apply). I’ve no experience of the subject matter at hand but I have an opinion which should be treated as absolute and irrefutable fact. This differs from posts not prefixed with IANAL only in so much as the poster accepts their lack of knowledge in the field and feels their opinion is more accurate for it.

    Premier Icon Harry_the_Spider
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    I can see the Isle of Man – What every member of the MNPR traditionally says when at the top of any hill in North West England. Irrespective of whether it is cloudy, raining or dark.

    Premier Icon tjagain
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    TJ = twerpJerk

    Premier Icon whitestone
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    TJ = twerpJerk

    I had to check twice as to who posted that!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    WWSTWD – What Would Single Track World Do – usually posed before a question with a blindingly obvious answer which everyone then gives but this is not the answer the OP was looking for.

    The OP in this scenario usually has their own idea and gets increasingly enraged when the forum does not act as their echo chamber 😉

    For example – I got caught red handed stealing some frozen sausages from Tesco and nailing them into my neighbours mulberry bush. Whilst I know stealing is wrong neither the store nor the neighbour had the requisite warnings up that CCTV cameras were in operation and besides my neighbour is a dick and I am a completely rational person and laws do not generally apply to me. I want to contest these charges but WWSTWD?

    Premier Icon grum
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    This is going to end up with someone bumming baby robins with frozen sausages.

    Whatever happened to the more traditional ‘owning with bombers’?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I

    B

    T

    L

    In Before The Lock.

    i can see that this thread is going down the toilet but I’m determined to be in on it even though I have no / am scared to share my opinion.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I have no useful contribution to make

    In honesty that’s a fairly good summary of the forum.

    Edit, all the more so now you deleted your concise reply and replaced it with acronyms.

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    Whatever happened to the more traditional ‘owning with bombers’?

    Or ‘wee in their shoes’?

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    TLDR – Take a Long Dump Reading (STW of course)

    Premier Icon wordnumb
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    What tyres for…? = What component can I easily blame in case of ooops?

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Or ‘wee in their shoes’?

    I believe they were traded for a brief spell of “hoof in the slats” before settling into various combinations of the words.

    Hammer, dog, lawn, bum, frozen.

    Premier Icon WorldClassAccident
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    BBB = Big Bike Bash*

    *I might have mentioned this amazing event before

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Louise = Your girlfriend

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    Modulation – controlled braking whilst listening to Paul Weller’s back catalogue

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    Baby Robin. The most hardcore animal in the universe. Could batter a Honey Badger with four of its tentacles tied behind it’s back. And four testicles. Takes many forms from a small ant like insect to a fish of Blue Whale proportions.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    This thread reminds me of the Urban Dictionary entry for STW.

    singletrackworld
    A website populated by portly mid life crisis sufferers with delusions of gradeur, who think that riding around on an expensive push bike somehow makes up for their dull job in engineering or IT.

    Various cliques can be found on this website. The most amusing being the ones who pretend to like something purely so they can be on first name terms with a washed up ex bike journalist come budget bike company owner or some muppet who draws pictures of sheep and waffles on in a pretentious manner. The actual condiment is more entertaining.
    “I’m an overwieght, stuffy, pompous engineer with a lack of personality is there anywhere I can go to have petty arguements with people just like me?”
    “Of course there is, try singletrackworld”
    by chipps October 31, 2007

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    Technical route: a road ride with a roundabout

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    Gnarpoon – frighteningly expensive enduro bike that spends its life on the Swindley forest blue

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    Cockpit : trying to make handlebars sound exciting

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Forum Update – it’s 2009 again.

    Premier Icon duncancallum
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    PSA an opportunity to purchase something you dont really need cheap enough you think it wont piss your other half off

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    Cockpit : trying to make handlebars sound exciting

    Cockpit : the Brexit thread.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Gravel bike with flat bars; a hybrid.

    Premier Icon thepurist
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    DE razor – Dangerously Expensive alternative to a philishave

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    compliant (adjective)

    the term used by armchair metallurgists to describe the way a bike frame responds when they survive rolling off a poorly installed dropped kerb

    Antonym: Harsh

    harsh (adjective)

    the term used by armchair metallurgists to describe the way you can lose an arm, or a testicle, by rolling  your bike off a poorly installed dropped kerb

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    TWATOS – There was a thread on Singletrack – when explaining to someone else.

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    Some bank in some town down south somewhere, can’t remember which bank or small town, but there’s some teh techist singletrack bomb drops stair gaps and gnarly stuff round the back.

    — what southerners say and pretend about their local trails footpaths around fields when they can’t get to real mountains often enough – anonymous southerner.

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    Reasonably priced = expensive.

    A bit spendy = outrageously, jaw droppingly expensive.

    Expensive = Tom Howard already has one. 🙂

    Premier Icon esselgruntfuttock
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    ‘Gription’. Usually used when there isn’t any grip/traction.

    Premier Icon DavidB
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    Red Mark – what you get if you post anything querying the STW business model

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    Peddles / peddels and breaks – Pedals and Brakes, just spelt badly

    Shredit – 10 minutes of shaky footage detailing some dull trail centre section ridden at low speed that the poster thinks everyone will enjoy.

    Swinley Northshore – Approximately 100m of boardwalk raised 1ft above ground level

    Brant, Brant, Brant – desperate cry for help from On-One / PX customer services

    Premier Icon razorrazoo
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    Some bank in some town down south somewhere, can’t remember which bank or small town, but there’s some teh techist singletrack bomb drops stair gaps and gnarly stuff round the back.

    — what southerners say and pretend about their local trails when they can’t get to real mountains often enough – anonymous southerner.

    I think you’ll find that’s behind the Nationwide in Swindon.

    Cockpit : trying to make handlebars sound exciting

    Also see Steed / Sled – the same, but this time talking about the bicycle in general.

    Premier Icon ElShalimo
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    <<insert word here>> track world – I’m having an issue with my diction but I’m oh so pithy

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    IIRC – I can’t be asrsed to google it so I’ll just guess

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