Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What's Your Road Name?

Isn't it funny that you don't get to choose your nickname? Its always awkward when you tell someone, "My name's Chris, but everybody calls me Duckie."... which is usually followed by silence, and then they call you whatever THEY want to call you. It's fine. That's how it works. You don't get to pick your nickname. (By the way, don't ever call me Duckie. That was only in high school which was a very, very long time ago.)

Now, if you're in a motorcycle club, everybody has to have a road name. Stumpy, Sleazy, Dopey, Sticky. You just do... apparently. Here's a handy chart to determine what you're most likely to be called by the gods of speed. It's based on "What's Your Blues Name?" which coincidentally speaks the same language. Call me a liar.

All right this should be good. Henceforth I shall be known Sticky Lemon McGee?......... ah crap.

The Duckman, Pretty in Pink

You didn't think I'd leave you hanging with that bit of nonsense, did you? Here's a custom Triumph bobber that actually is pretty in pink. And a real live girl actually rides it. The girl is photographer Angela Riggs of Pedro, Ohio, USA. More photos here.


  1. Apparently I'm "Big Bones McGee."
    Actually, I've got a couple. Once upon a time, it was "King Koopah", it's also been "Shaggy", and for a time, "The Silver Surfer." Silver bike + silver helmet will do that.

  2. Old Gumbo Thompkins?

    Eh, I'll allow it.

  3. Sorry. I already had a nickname. "Sixpack." I'll keep that.

  4. Angela Riggs SmithMarch 19, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Thank you!!! That is very nice. Not sure that I have a nickname but my bike is "Pinky". Who would have thought. I like to think of us as Pinky and The Brain. Not sure which is which.