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Motorcycling Slang

Skid lid, cage, and backyard are all slang terms from the world of motorcycle enthusiasts. A skid lid is a helmet, a cage is an automobile, and a backyard is a favorite place to ride. The phrase lay it down means to have a motorcyle accident. This...

stunter

stunter  n.— Note: This term is familiar to anyone who remembers the Icy Hot Stuntaz Internet meme. «In squad cars and on powerful BMW motorcycles of their own, these officers go after what they regard as a growing problem on the nation’s...

motor

motor  n.— «Officer Santos is one of 72 motorcycle officers assigned to traffic enforcement in the city. In part, because of that large number of motors, as they’re called, injury collisions involving Fresno drivers have dropped almost 30%...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Two weeks ago I listened while Karolyn and Julia talked about the steep downhill and the series of “whoops” at the beginning of the trail. “Whoops” are like moguls in downhill skiing, they are mounds...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Much of the trail has developed a “cupped” condition, with a large berm of soil having built up on the outside edge of the trail. In places, the cupping is quite deep, and the undulations in the trail (known as “whoops” in...

skylab

skylab  n.— «The sole means of public transport is a motorcycle service, which someone with a curious sense of humor dubbed “the Skylab.” Skylabs appear a few times a day. Up to five people, including women holding infants...