Back when I first launched the website I put out an article called “Glossary Of Terms” which included 22 motorcycle-related words and phrases and my take on them. Some are commonly used in the industry and some specific to my experience as a motorbike aficionado. As I have built up Appalachian ADV the moniker has sparked new terms with the help of my Sweep rider and fellow route scouter OGB, a bit more specific to our style of riding and moto-camping. So I thought I would share a few new ones and see if we can add new terminology to the motorcycle lexicon.
Appalachian Duck Blaster – when on accident: a little too much oomph on the throttle which could cause you to loop out or lose control of the bike. Easier on the small bikes (which I may have done a time or two!) but definitely happens on the bigs too! When on purpose: sometimes it’s necessary to give ‘er a nice goose on the ole rev maker to get yourself through, or outta something.
Appalachian Dingleberry – group rides are a ton of fun, a chance to ride with old and/or new friends and enjoy nature. Sometimes it gets a little dusty behind the lead rider and if you’re running sweep, you see a good amount of road funk kicking up. At the end of the day, or at the next break if you’re really in the thick of it, that dust will form some interesting nuggets when combined with your nasal juices. Speaking of nugget, this one can also be referred to as an Appalachian Dust Nugget, for those with a bit more class and sophistication.
Appalachian Lawn Chair – when nature calls and you are in the wilderness but need to find a seat to truly partake in nature (i.e. downed tree, old stump, etc.). Don’t forget your shovel and biodegradable fanny wipes…
Ride the Taint – when traversing gnarly 2-track, sometimes it’s better to get out of the ruts and ride down the middle.
Have Fun, Take Chances – The Appalachian ADV motto! Take smart chances and have some fun out there in the beauty of nature…
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