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Driving or riding a bike???

To ride a bike or drive a bike?  

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  1. 1. To ride or drive a bike.

    • You sit on a bike so your ride it.
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    • You turn the handlebars so you drive a bike.
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Beemer

lone ranger and tonto.jpg The Lone Ranger never said he drove Silver.

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bornagainbiker

I think of my motorcycle as a steel horse--a trusty steed--definitely ride. ;) 

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JA50N

If you throw a leg over it, you ride it.

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rick

Drive a bicycle? hmm, think not. 

 

How about a Can Am Spyder, lol.

 

 

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rider

It sounds better to me to say "ride" a motorcycle.  But you also ride mowers, tractors, wagons, waves, trains, planes, buses, excuses, a boss can ride you,  and you can drive a golf ball , a nail, someone cranzy,  a point home, etc...

But, if I know it will drive someone nuts for me to say "drive my motorcycle", you can bet that's what I'll do.  😎

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r1limited

YOU RIDE THE BIKE

For gad sake its RIDE RIDE RIDE

AND YOU STEER A BIKE NOT TURN WHEN YOU RIDE YOU STEER

Unless of course you are turing into a drive way or turning down a triple diamon trail then you steer

Damn young kids these days

 

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norcal616

gotta love American English 😂 

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r1limited

Propper Engrish My Feet

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sorkyah

you neither ride nor drive a bike

yyou sit on it and lod on for dear life... as far as turning the handlebars... you really dont unless at low speed....

so both? 

ride at high speed.. drive at low speed 

 

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rider
6 hours ago, rider said:

It sounds better to me to say "ride" a motorcycle.  But you also ride mowers, tractors, wagons, waves, trains, planes, buses, excuses, a boss can ride you,  and you can drive a golf ball , a nail, someone cranzy,  a point home, etc...

But, if I know it will drive someone nuts for me to say "drive my motorcycle", you can bet that's what I'll do.  😎

 

5 hours ago, r1limited said:

YOU RIDE THE BIKE

For gad sake its RIDE RIDE RIDE

AND YOU STEER A BIKE NOT TURN WHEN YOU RIDE YOU STEER

Unless of course you are turing into a drive way or turning down a triple diamon trail then you steer

Damn young kids these days

 

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DewMan

Why is this even up for debate? A bike, pedaled or powered, has always been a vehicle described as being ridden not driven.

 

But then I've been wrong before.

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Beemer
22 hours ago, norcal616 said:

gotta love American English 😂 

I grew up knowing a Lori to be a girl until some Brit came along and said he drove a Lorry and I proclaimed, NOOOO! It's a box truck but I now find myself smitten by U.K. language by watching Monty Python, Benny Hill and ........... https://youtu.be/_ltwX603Ft4

 

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rider
4 hours ago, Beemer said:

I grew up knowing a Lori to be a girl until some Brit came along and said he drove a Lorry and I proclaimed, NOOOO! It's a box truck but I now find myself smitten by U.K. language by watching Monty Python, Benny Hill and ........... https://youtu.be/_ltwX603Ft4

 

We used to sneak into the living room (because that's where the only TV in the house was) after Dad went to bed after the news around 10:30 and watch Benny Hill with the volume super low and somebody with their hand close to the channel knob to change it in case Mom or Dad came in.  Monty Python's Flying Circus came on Saturday evenings on PBS.  Also watched The Goodies and Are You Being Served.  A Clockwork Orange was a little too out there for me.  Good times...  

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bornagainbiker

Ahh....Monty Python:

 

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shinyribs

Driving or riding..hmmm...

 

You drive a car, but as a passenger you ride in a car. 

 

You drive a boat, but you ride a jet-ski or sea doo.

 

You DRIVE a riding lawn mower. 

 

Typically, the operator of a vehicle is the driver while the passenger(s) are the ones riding. So does the operator drive the bike and the pillion rides, or do you both ride? If you are both riding, who is piloting? 😟 ???

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r1limited

Sometimes my kids drive me crazy, I have ridden the crazy train too

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xsrider

I have noticed that most of my European friends say drive, while my American counterparts say ride. Might be a European thing. Either way, I don't correct them, since they are in Asia teaching English. Go figure...🤔

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Cruizin

I beat the shet out of my bikes. I lean it. 

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Beemer

In the words of Judge Judy, "Keep it simple stupid."

 

If you have to use your balance to operate something you are riding it. Sitting on a pillion? You are still using balance to stay on it so you are a rider as well. Riding as a passenger in a car you just sit there and you're not driving it. The four wheels are doing the balancing for you so you're just a gelatinous blob of watery tissue going along for the ride. I hope that has simplified the matter for anyone confused.  🙄 Exit, stage left! 🏃

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Mr.Puss

Seems to me if one has a mode of transport tucked up into one's bathing suit area with legs straddling then its "Ride".  Honey baby, its all about the straddling.

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rider

You can drive someone crazy, but you shouldn't ride someone crazy.

 

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slideways

Of course it's RIDE. AS in:  I rode too fast into a reverse camber bend. It's only a flesh wound though...

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