Bike Lane: noun, being that part of the street in which motorists toss garbage, and street cleaning crews push road debris. Many cities are adding bike lanes to aid in sanitation.
Bike Path: noun, a paved or unpaved trail that allows pedestrians and human powered vehicles to operate free of traffic laws or courtesy, thus making the roads safe for timid, law-abiding motorists.
Blog: noun, an electronic diary displayed on the Internet, allowing those with nothing of any importance to say to say it. An electronic platform allowing publication of material that no one would look at if it was on paper.
Comfort Bike: noun, an oxymoron, like military intelligence or jumbo shrimp.
Helmet: noun, an article of clothing for the head reinforced to protect the skull from injury in case of a crash. Since the head, and the largest organ the head contains, are rarely used by bicyclists or motorcyclists, helmets are often not worn.
Hybrid Bike: noun, a bicycle that is not as good as a mountain bike on off-road, and not as good as a road bike on paved surfaces. A hybrid bike is equally insufficient at both on and off road riding, and because it so wonderfully blends disparate weaknesses, serves as both a monument to the inventiveness of the bicycle industry and a symbol of our times.
Recumbent Bicycle: noun, the world’s seventh major religion. Followers of this faith are called many things, some of them repeatable without offense to tender ears.
Lycra/spandex cycling togs: plural noun, tightly fitting garments used to encase performance cyclists. Fit like the casing of a sausage, and are usually brightly colored so that, much like a sausage casing, you are shielded from contemplation of the nature of the contents.