Question: How do you call a ride with two cyclists?

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ave
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by ave

How do you call a ride with two cyclists?
I mean if there're 3-4-5 riders, you can call it a small group ride.

Translated from my mother language it would be "pair ride", but I've never heard or read it before.

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by bikerjulio

Don't think there is an expression in English.

I just say "Me and my buddy went for a ride".
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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by Calnago

How about just, simply, a bike ride.
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by bikerjulio

btompkins0112 wrote:A date?


NTTAWWT :)
There's sometimes a buggy.
How many drivers does a buggy have?

One.

So let's just say I'm drivin' this buggy...
and if you fix your attitude you can ride along with me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GekiIMh4ZkM

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by ave

No wonder I could not figure it out! :)

Thanks!

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by djm

A twosome or a threesome? ;-)

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by mvacolnago

It may start out as a bike ride, but as soon as there is a decent hill or a town line sign it will become a race.

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by Calnago

True, but at least the worst you could finish is second place.
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by Tinea Pedis

btompkins0112 wrote:A date?

Genuine :lol:

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by kulivontot

Based on my experience,
She begs to differ.

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by legs 11

It's not something I've ever thought about, but yes there is no direct term in English.
French - Duo.
Threesome - different kind of ride...lol.
English - Went out for a ride with my mate....buddy.....geezer.....team mate. We don't have a term for it really. :noidea:
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by mm1

Depends who you're riding with? My best training buddy has now got heavily into shooting (that's the posh English variety, involving tweeds and blasting various creatures out of the sky). When fit he'd always rip my legs off, not surprisingly I was faster back then too. Worth if for the days when I was strongest .

Different training partner 20 years ago when I lived in London, but it was the same story.

If you haven't already done so, read Jean Bobet's memoir Tomorrow we ride. There some beautiful evocative and touching writing about rides with his brother.

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by Valbrona

In UK time trials that involve riders setting off in pairs, we say 'two-up'. But that term is usually only used in the context of competition.

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by austke

Hey,
We also use the term. " two up" when truck driving in pairs.
E.g. 2 drivers, 1 truck.

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