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  1. chdot
    Admin

    In response to queries... (crowdsourced - may be subjective/idiosyncratic - this is CCE)

    It is NOT compulsory to use any of these (and perhaps should be discouraged!)

    AFAIK - as far as I know
    ASL = advance stop lines (lines behind which even police cars are supposed to stop, unless on green or amber)
    ASZ = zones between the 'normal stop line' and the 'advance stop line' see above, which commonly have a funny white thing with two round bits painted on them
    ATAP - Active Travel Action Plan (CEC)
    BUG bicycle user group
    BuM / B&M - Busch & Müller - provider of retina-searing dynamo lights to at least 4 users of this here CCE
    BSO - bicycle shaped object - (rude) - usually meaning the sort of HEAVY bicycle bought in 'non-traditional' outlets. Can put people off cycling - OR persuade them to get something better once they realise they like it!
    "The difference between a budget bike and a BSO is that the former is built to a price, but built to be ridden, the latter is only designed to sell. Once the customer’s money hits the till, or their payment clears, the BSO has fulfilled it’s function."
    CAPS - Cycling Action Plan for Scotland managed by CS for SG
    CEC - City of Edinburgh Council
    CS - Cycling Scotland
    DAMHIKT - don't ask me how I know that
    DRW Duddingston Road West (crossed by Innocent cycle path at signalled crossing)
    EBC - Edinburgh Bicycle Coop (shop)
    ERC Edinburgh Road Club - a popular local club populated in part by MAMILs + MAWILs
    ET - a film
    - also Edinburgh Transport, something to do with buses, trams and bikes.
    FTW - for the win!
    HP - Harrison Park
    IMO - In My Opinion
    IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
    JOGLE reverse of LEJOG
    KB - King's Buildings (and at one end of the QBC)
    L&BP LBP - Lothian & Borders Police (archaic - see PS)
    LBS - Local Bike Shop
    LB - Laid Back (Bikes), of this parish
    LB also = Lothian Buses
    LEJOG (sometimes LE2JOG) - Lands End to John O' Groats
    LEL = similar to above but between London and Edinburgh instead (and back presumably??)
    LOL (ask DC)
    LRC Lothian Regional Council - a previous council, responsible for much of the off-road path network
    LRT - former three-letter-acronym for Lothian Buses dating back to when they were Lothian Regional Transport
    MAMIL middle aged man in lycra
    MAWIL middle aged woman in lycra
    MMW - Middle Meadow Walk
    n+1 the universal requirement for one more bike
    'Mudguard' - to follow too closely someone who is not in a bicycle race or on a group ride and who has neither requested to be nor explicitly welcomed being so closely followed.
    NCN - Notional Cycle Notwork (officially National Cycle Network) created by Sustrans (short for Sustainable Transport)
    NEPN - North Edinburgh Path Network
    NMW - North Meadow Walk
    NTBCC -New Town Broughton Comunity Council
    OLA - Otherwise Law Abiding
    PBP - Paris-Brest-Paris, as bested by Dave
    PITA - Brooks saddles @ <500 miles
    PoP - Pedal on Parliament (responsible for #PoP28)
    PS - Police Scotland
    PTW - Powered Two Wheelers
    PY - Peter's Yard café and CCE 'venue'
    QBiC/QBC - Quality Bike Corridor (official name for on-road cycle route from LB. First of many??)
    RLJ - red light jumper, much frowned upon
    RTC - ruggtomcat, of this parish
    SG - Scottish Government
    SMISDY - Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You. Mating cry of Motericus Inattentiva
    SMIDGAS - Sorry Mate, I Don't Give A S*** Mating cry of less sexually succesful specimens. As a variation on SMIDGAS I've seen SMIDGAF
    SRD - SRD, of this parish
    SWMBO - Female life partner. Good at arguing.
    TBC - The Bike Chain (shop) (deceased. Now EBC(C)
    TBS - The Bike Station (shop + DIY repairs)
    TBW - The Bicycle Works (shop)
    TIE - this is Edinburgh (usually accompanied by eye rolling)
    TLA - three letter acronym
    WoL - Water of Leith (at moment no real distinction twixt path and river)
    YACF - Yet Another CF (rumoured to exist)
    YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary (which leaves me not much the wiser - I assume this means something like "this is my experience, yours may be different")

    Posted 5 years ago #
  2. kaputnik
    Member

    BuM / B&M - Busch & Müller - provider of retina-searing dynamo lights to at least 4 users of this here CCE

    Posted 5 years ago #
  3. Instography
    Member

    Ha ha. He said BuM.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  4. kaputnik
    Member

    NEPN - North Edinburgh Path Network
    NCN - Notional Cycle Notwork
    LE2JOG - Lands End to John O' Groats
    PBP = Paris-Brest-Paris, as bested by Dave
    LEL = similar to above but between London and Edinburgh instead

    Posted 5 years ago #
  5. wingpig
    Member

    LRT - former three-letter-acronym for Lothian Buses dating back to when they were Lothian Regional Transport.
    TIE - this is Edinburgh.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  6. Uberuce
    Member

    SWMBO - Female life partner. Good at arguing.

    Luckily Dave is a well-mannered gent and intoduced me to his wife by name as soon as I met her, otherwise I'd have in all innocence asked "Ah, you must be Swumbo. Dave's talked about on the forum plenty. What does that stand for?" Wasn't till Googling that I found out.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    WoL - Water of Leith Path (at moment no real distinction twixt path and river)

    laughed inside at TLA as three letter acronym

    points for one of my faves

    DILLIGAF

    Posted 5 years ago #
  8. Uberuce
    Member

    SMISDY - Sorry Mate, I Didn't See You. Mating cry of
    Motericus Inattentiva
    SMIDGAS - Sorry Mate, I Don't Give A S*** Mating cry of less sexually succesful specimens.

    HP - Harrison Park

    Posted 5 years ago #
  9. fimm
    Member

    A few more generally used ones:
    YMMV: Your Mileage May Vary (which leaves me not much the wiser - I assume this means something like "this is my experience, yours may be different")
    IMO: In My Opinion
    IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

    As a variation on SMIDGAS I've seen SMIDGAF.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  10. Greenroofer
    Member

    What about

    PoP - Pedal on Parliament
    TBC - The Bike Chain (shop)*
    EBC - Edinburgh Bicycle Coop (shop)*
    LBS - Local Bike Shop

    *Well that's what I've always assumed these two mean

    Posted 5 years ago #
  11. wingpig
    Member

    Oh aye. TBW and TBS too. The others seem to have not acquired acronyms.

    Posted 5 years ago #
  12. ruggtomcat
    Member

    CPC Cycle PC of this parish
    and what does CHDOT stand for? ;)

    Posted 5 years ago #
  13. amir
    Member

    n+1 the universal requirement for one more bike
    BUG bicycle user group

    Posted 5 years ago #
  14. amir
    Member

    MAMIL middle aged man in lycra
    MAWIL middle aged woman in lycra

    ERC Edinburgh Road Club - a popular local club populated in part by the above

    Posted 5 years ago #
  15. recombodna
    Member

    occasionally in the case of the ERC sometimes the W doesn't stand for woman......

    Posted 5 years ago #
  16. Arellcat
    Member

    Ah, you must be Swumbo.

    Yes, bwana. It's Swahili for Ma'am*.

    * For anyone short on humour, for whom such statements might be found trying, it can be revealed that bibi is in fact the correct term.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  17. kaputnik
    Member

    Audax - a Randonneur ridden with a bar bag
    Randonneur - an Audax ridden with a [Carradice] saddle bag

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. Arellcat
    Member

    Substituting either into the other, does that mean an Audax requires two bags?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. Baldcyclist
    Member

    Ah SWMBO, now educated.

    What's memsmahibs or something?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. twq
    Member

    @Baldcyclist - looks like someone has spent time in India. From Wiki:
    Sahib means "friend" in Arabic and was commonly used in the Indian Sub-continent as a courteous term.
    Sahiba is the authentic form of address to be used for a female. Under the British Raj, however, the word used for female members of the establishment was adapted to memsahib, a corruption of the English word "ma'am" which was added to the word sahib.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. SRD
    Member

    Wandered here for no good reason - hadn't read the updated list. Lots of good (in)jokes.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  22. Min
    Member

    OLA - Otherwise Law Abiding.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  23. Ed1
    Member

    I have been wondering what NEPN stood for I tried googling it twice with no success - North Edinburgh Path Network. I guessed it was the path roseburn to leith path.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=NEPN+edinburgh

    The top link is almost embarrassing.

    Just one of many web sites I don't bother updating.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. panyagua
    Member

    LBP should probably be marked as 'archaic' and replaced with 'PS'?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. panyagua
    Member

    @chdot: of course your top link is different from my top link. This is Google.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. chdot
    Admin

    "of course your top link is different from my top link"

    OK!!

    http://nepn.wordpress.com

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. chdot
    Admin

    List updated.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. wingpig
    Member

    'Mudguard' - to follow too closely someone who is not in a bicycle race or on a group ride and who has neither requested to be nor explicitly welcomed being so closely followed.

    Posted 2 years ago #

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