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    Discuss & resolve pls


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    I like to ride my bicycle I like to ride my bike
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    ride
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    It's drive numbnuts someone back me up


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    I always thought driving involved some kind of wheel to turn direction.
    So I ride a bike.
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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    It's drive numbnuts someone back me up


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    driv·er(drvr)n.1. One that drives, as the operator of a motor vehicle.


    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/driver

    A bike is not a motor vehicle.
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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    Discuss & resolve pls


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    If its a bicycle its definitely ride
    A motorcycle, however, is a different prospect altogether - still reckon its ride though, but drive seems minutely plausible here
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    (Original post by spanker)
    I always thought driving involved some kind of wheel to turn direction.
    So I ride a bike.
    You saying bikes don't have wheels for turning (driving) purposes?


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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    It's drive numbnuts someone back me up


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    innit *holds hand up for high 5*
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    Ride. You don't drive a bike, you ride it. If you've ever operated a motorbike, you'd understand.
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    It's ride you aspie
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    (Original post by plasmaman)
    If its a bicycle its definitely ride
    A motorcycle, however, is a different prospect altogether - still reckon its ride though, but drive seems minutely plausible here
    The distinction should be type of force.

    If it's mainly a human element then the term "ride" make sense.

    Drive is something that is raring to go but need some degree of control to "tame" it's movement.

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    Ride. You don't drive a bike, you ride it. If you've ever operated a motorbike, you'd understand.
    Get lost


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    Drive, so I can run cyclists over.
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    Ride, coz you straddle it..?
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    (Original post by I'veGotAHadron)
    It's ride you aspie
    That escalated quickly.

    What's up with you my friend? Anything we can do for you?
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    If you've ever cycled up hill you know you "drive the bike up the hill". You "ride it down the hill", but you've got to drive it up there first.
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    (Original post by Groundearth)
    driv·er(drvr)n.1. One that drives, as the operator of a motor vehicle.


    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/driver

    A bike is not a motor vehicle.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/drive

    drive

    [drahyv] Show IPA

    verb (used with object), drove or ( Archaic ) drave, driv·en, driv·ing.1.to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies; to drive back an attacking army; todrive a person to desperation.

    2.to cause and guide the movement of (a vehicle, an animal, etc.): to drive a car; to drive a mule.

    3.to convey in a vehicle: She drove them to the station.

    4.to force to work or act: He drove the workers until they collapsed.

    5.to impel; constrain; urge; compel.




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    (Original post by RedArrow)
    You saying bikes don't have wheels for turning (driving) purposes?


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    By a wheel I mean like a steering wheel in a car.
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    As I've been a cyclist now for 5 years, I have never in that time heard someone say that they 'drive' their bike. The only time I have heard that been used is in reference to driving the pedals when you are griding a massive gear.
    For sure, you can also say 'I took a ride in my car' that's what the Americans use a lot, so I guess the same could go for riding a bike as well, but it's definitely not as common!
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