The Official Bicycle Census of DavisWiki

Where bicycles come from...

Davis reputedly has 2.1 bikes per person. On occasion, you'll see some person riding a bike while holding another (riderless) bike alongside (ghostriding). Maybe that's what this is about. Why ride just one bike, when you can go biking with all of your 2.1 bikes? It is unlikely to be an incidence of bike theft since that would be an incredibly stupid and slow way to do such a thing.

Regardless, it is our duty as the wikizens of Davis to establish the veracity of this claim of 2.1 bikes per person. Naturally, we should do so in the most unscientific way possible. So, please state how many bicycles you own and their names. Everyone names their bike(s), right?

Every ten comments has a following tally of Wikizens/Number of Bikes Owned. If, after your original comment, you lose your bike, buy three more, and/or have a baby and decide to update the Census, please remember to also change your section's totals. You can also go the extra step and update The Results ratio below.

Rules And Regulations
  • Rule 10023-2 (Regarding Tandems) — Although tandems count as one bicycle, two or more persons may count this as their bicycle.
  • Rule 20343-5 (Regarding Trailers) — Bicycle trailers may not be counted.
  • Rule 20343-6 (Regarding Kid Attachments) — Kid attachments may be counted providing they have pedals and handlebars.
  • Rule 56391-1 (Regarding Orientations Other Than Bi) — As Davis is an inclusive community that embraces diversity, the following orientations may also be counted in the census: unicycles, dicycles, tricycles, quadricycles, tetracycles, pentacycles, hexacycles, octacycles, decacycles, dodecacycles, and buscycles.
The Bike Pimp Award

The business manager of the Bike Barn, Carl Yue, has a whopping 12 bikes! All of which he uses! At least that is the rumor around the shop... AbbyLawson

The Results (so far)

Through May 1, 2007, 88 wikizens collectively own 149 bikes: 1.69 bikes per person (September 2006 ratio was 1.58 bikes per person)

How many bikes have you, and what are their names?

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2005-12-22 11:28:42   2 bikes (The Yellow Butterfly Killer, Ridley Noah) —Theo

2005-12-22 12:09:00   2 bikes. Ong Bak and Lenin. Sometimes I take parts from Lenin to make Ong Bak more hardcore.DanXie

3, a crappy mountain bike, an old Schwinn, and a new Raleigh. My roommate has 2. Also, there are 5 miscilaneous bicycles in the garage owned by people in foreign countries (2 Specialized, 1 random townie, 1 cruiser, 1 random mountain bike). —DanXie

2005-12-22 13:37:38   I have 1 bike, but my husband Neil has 2 bikes. None of our bikes have names. —JanelleAlvstadMattson

2005-12-22 13:53:10   I had 2 bikes, but one was stolen. :( —GiladGurantz

2005-12-22 14:19:48   Our family of three has at least 9 bikes that are rideable with less than 20 minutes of work. If I had my say, this would be reduced to 6. —JessicaLuedtke

2005-12-22 16:02:40   I currently have two bikes, last year I had 8. —JackHaskel

2005-12-22 18:02:54   I had 3 bikes and 4 bike locks, but the bikers were stolen and the locks shattered with a carjack. —MichaelGiardina

2005-12-22 18:09:49   I shall have two upon returning to Davis in January, a Schwin and Ferrari. —ChristyMarsden

2005-12-23 09:21:23   My family of two currently has 5 bikes. At one time we had 9, but that was just silly. —NikolaiBraun

2005-12-23 10:58:36   I've probably got about 8ArlenAbraham

I donated nine bikes to the bike church today, now I have four (road, hybrid, tandem, touring), my roommates have one (road) and three (road, mtn, road) and there's another bike in the back yard (road). —ArlenAbraham

Section Totals: 22/42 (1 ea. for people in foreign countries, 1/0 for bike stolen)

2005-12-26 00:47:45   1 Bike. My trusty and unfortunately often abused Peugeot. Shes's never done me any wrong, but it's easy for me to forget about her and ignore her until she's all broken and sad inside. I once left her at Sterling University Vista Apartments for two years. There, she survived the infamous riot, countless storms, and god knows what else. When I came wandering back for her years later she was waiting there for me, locked up and abused beyond belief. I will always have a special place in my heart for you.. —PhilipNeustrom

—Dude, this seriously the most touching comment I've ever read on any DavisWiki page.—jefftolentino

2005-12-26 00:50:23   My S.O. and I have four bikes, three of which are mine. :) Mine are: A good road bike that I use for commuting, an awesome mountain bike, and a cruiser that I can safely leave locked up downtown for several hours. —GrahamFreeman

2005-12-26 01:19:25   2: Trek and Marin —PaulThober

2005-12-26 13:27:39   I have 1 bike, and I rarely use it, unless it is spring time. —JohnNapier

2005-12-26 13:45:56   1 bi-cycle and her name is "Trusty Steed", though I call her Steed for short. If I get another body I'll get another bike. —SteveDavison

2005-12-26 18:40:36   1 bike, named "My Bike", which aspires to a record number of simultaneous seat-covering plastic bags. The current outermost of these reads "Buns." —BrianMcFadden

2005-12-26 21:43:07   Three Bikes. What can I say, I'm a bike-pimp... —PaulHarms

2005-12-26 23:06:23   1 bike. The moldy limes in the carriage confirm that it hasn't been used in at least two months. — could that statistic be the result of bike registration #s? —CraigBrozinsky

2005-12-27 01:14:50   i currently only have one bike in davis, a 1969 schwin spitfire i call "ol' yellow." however, i'm working on bringing up a matching yellow schwin tandem. does this count as one bike or one and half? after all, it is a bicycle built for two... —IanRamsay

  • Regarding tandems, see Rule 10023-2 (above).

2006-01-01 22:12:37   4 bikes, in various states of "bike-ability", and 2 unicycles (which may count as one bike?) —BrianneCrabtree

  • Regarding unicycles, see Rule 56391-1 (above).

Section Totals: 11/22

2006-01-17 21:43:07   1 bike —DevinCastellucci

2006-01-18 00:14:03   1 bike.....Spike The Bike. It was a name inspired from a friend. Cliche, I know. —KarlaFung

2006-01-18 14:15:45   2 bikes: "Blue" (a Trek mountain bike), and Big RedMattJurach

2006-01-18 16:05:36   1 bike —JillWeinstein

2006-01-18 16:30:42   1 Bike, nothing special. —TarZxf

2006-01-18 20:31:01   2 bikes. Both special in their own way. —StacieTownsend

2006-01-19 11:31:56   1 bike (Beater Marin) + roomie's bike (Brent) —CindySperry

2006-01-19 11:57:28   Only 1 bike here in Davis. However, I have another one back home. —AlexGarbutt

2006-01-19 13:11:??   Deleted my earlier entry. Since the start of the Winter Trimester I have gone from having 0 to having one bike! —JosephBleckman

  • You suck. I feel so lonely. Nah, not really. —RoyWright

2006-01-19 16:01:36   Nine bikes. Ti Mate, Stella (Blue), Leana, Schwinkle, Karate Monkey, Townie, my Fast bike, a folding 20", and a cargo bike. My fiance has four bikes. That makes thirteen bikes for a household of two. Take that you four wheeled census sandbaggers! —RobiPochapin

Section Totals: 12/26

2006-01-19 16:50:16   We have four people and six bikes, plus a trailer. My bike is 12 speed street bike, the mrs. has a 10 speed, eldest child has a regular kid bike, youngest has a small kid bike, we also have at least one trycicle, a Piccollo (ride behind thing with pedals), and a trailer. —RocksandDirt

  • Update: we now have added a ladies cruiser, and a mountain bike to the total. —RocksandDirt

2006-01-19 21:39:01   2 bikes - POS and Ninja!Bike —RachelPeters

2006-01-20 08:04:43   0 bikes. I had 1 when I was a student, but I chucked it last year because I never used it any more. —AlexPomeranz

2006-01-21 13:25:26   Currently have two, but I had one last year that some idiot stole >_< I miss my bike! So I replaced it with an updated version. —JoAnnaRich

2006-01-24 23:36:99   0 bikes. And that goes for my entire household (3 people). —RoyWright

2006-03-14 11:04:38   I have one bike. I haven't named her yet. —WilliamLewis

2006-03-14 12:00:49   1 bike, no name. But i do have a bellpepper shaped bell on it! —AllisonEriksen

2006-04-06 11:43:11   I own 2 nameless bikes. Entire household (2 adults, 1 toddler) has 3 bikes total. —EdHenn

  • 2008-01-30 Updating to 4 bikes, still 3 people.

2006-04-06 13:36:20   I have 1 and I call it The Auriga. —JessicaJohnson

2006-04-06 15:16:23   Our household of 2 adults & 1 toddler owns 4 unnamed bikes. —LillianChow

Section Totals: 19 people/23 bikes updated 5/8/09

2006-04-06 21:17:33   5 bikes total: 2 "nice" town bikes with three baskets each for us oldsters to do our Co-op shopping; 2 beater bikes for the kidz to take on patrol when they're in town; and, a folding bike for special classified operations. —DaveHart

2006-04-07 12:45:36   1 bike, Red. My girlfriend has 2. —EmmaCoats

2006-04-07 13:11:09   I have 1 bike, my first one was stolen (which is legally, still mine) ... and will soon acquire another bike, and trash my current $50 bike

  • 2006-05-21 05:10:xx   Actually I now have 4

  • 2007-01-22 11:59:xx   It's back to 1 —Tushar

2006-04-07 13:51:12   1.5 I have a road bike (I call it Master) that I baby and never let out of might sight unless it is locked at home or in my lab. My wife and I share a mountain bike (no name) for running errands and stuff. My wife also has a pet road bike, so put her down for 1.5 as well. —EricKlein

2006-05-21 05:12:37   0, my 1 got jacked on Picnic day :( —MaxMikalonis

2006-08-11 23:05:21   3 bikes: Road, Fixed, and an beater townie that I built by modifying an old touring bike. A friend told me that the optimal number of bikes for you to own is n+1, where n is the current number of bikes you own. I am still dying to build up a real touring bike, I would love to own a vintage Italian steel road bike, and I wouldn't mind a mountain bike lying around. Alas, this must wait until I have a garage and a real income. —MatthewPearson

2006-08-13 09:47:41   1 Bianchi Hybrid, and 1 Cervelo for me. Two of my kids have bikes, and I have a kid trailer as well. —DavidGrundler

2006-08-13 14:54:19   1 bike—Fred II. Fred I was stolen three years ago, but Fred II is identical, hence the "II". I am currently building my own bike so Fred II can retire. This bike is being born at the Bike Church and is not yet named.—EliseKane

2006-08-13 17:09:46   1 white peugeot for now. —NiareeHopelian

2006-08-13 21:39:50   1 bike named Rikki-Tikki-Tavi —KenjiYamada

Section Totals: 16/23 (assuming at minimum two "oldsters"; did not count out-of-town "kidz")

2006-09-24 09:18:24   1, Clifford. —KatieQuinn

2006-09-24 12:49:08   2 bikes: "pugeot" and "mountain bike". I don't mind my mountain bike getting a little beat up or riding it in the rain. Plus, it has shocks a basket on it for nice cruises to the grocery store. My road bike is for when I want to get somewhere fast. —EfremRensi

2006-10-01 01:41:41   -2 (yes negative two), since I had two stolen and currently have none. d= —KrisFricke

2007-01-14 14:58:23   3 bikes for a 2-person household, "Gas-Guzzler", a hybid that takes me 12 miles roundtrip to work evry day; "The Mule", whose main purpose is to haul 4 gallons of water twice a week from the Co-op; and "No Name", another leisure bike for shorter in-town errands. —JoRo

2007-01-23 22:57:51   2 bikes. An old turquoise Western Flyer cruiser with gold ribbons and a red Schwinn Sprint road. Both rad. —ElisaHough

2007-02-03 04:29:06   1, Zeratul —LeonardMarque

2007-02-12 23:50:11   I have a Peugeot and a Moulten right now. My dad has a roadbike which is his main conveyance around town. My mom has her own bike. —StevenDaubert

2007-02-16 08:25:10   1, Kreme —StephenHjellum

2007-03-17 23:39:57   3 bikes; 2 mountain (with one as a hybrid) and 1 road. El Jefe, a Dakar (without a name), and Blue Steel. —JoePiette

Section Totals: 12/17 (for purposes of the Census, assumed zero for negative numbers; I'm sorry for your loss)

2007-05-02 10:35:09   Family of four, seven bikes, one "trail-a-bike," and one Burley trailer (which I know doesn't count but I think should). —DanLawyer

2007-05-02 11:36:17   3 Bicycles, uhm.. names? well one is called "gimpo", the other "death trap", and the third(my primary ride) is nameless. —DavidPoole

2007-05-21 04:31:24   Right now a Miata road bike, Bridgestone CB2, and Speicialized mountain bike with grocery baskets. —TedBuehler

2007-06-10 15:01:44   18. all "beaters" 6 nominal mountain bikes, 7 road bikes various stated of repair 3 cruisers a "Frankenbike" and a bmx, working on a yall bike variation right now and improving my SS conversions. out of these bikes 10 are usually ridable at anyone time. i need to clear out these things though it's starting to look like the bike church back there. —Chadsharply edit: Hey Ted I always see your bike around town (Pastureted) but some how never see you. weird.

2007-06-10 15:46:38   Had 3, 1 stolen in 2002, 1 stolen in 2007, bought 2 at the Bike Auction, still working on 1 of those so I'm at 2.5 atm. Do these need bike I use regularly, my 1.5 new ones are loaners for friends who visit. Also currently shopping for another! —AlexMandel

2007-06-10 19:54:32   I own two bikes, one of which is not operational. Cheap ones from wal mart for only 70 bucks! —PatrickSing

2007-07-24 14:25:45   I have 1 Road Bike that is a blue Specialized. I'm the guy on the road with the UC Irvine racing jersey. —atwong

2007-07-24 19:19:15   I own three bikes, but only use one. I bought the other two from the bike auction and I still have to fix them. Ah ha ha... —TaniaG

  • 2008-04-26   Update: I have two bikes, but I only use one of them. The other one is more of a project bike, still. —TaniaG

2007-08-31 17:01:52   I've got one, it's blue and is currently nameless. —RyanJames

2007-10-20 18:35:55   3 bikes- pink cruiser (Bonquisha Jones), old black schwinn (Harold Eichmann), and my new baby, a slightly used road bike (Gerard Val Jean ) —NicoleWoodyard

2007-10-21 01:31:18   I have exactly one bike. It is currently nameless, but is looking for one. Previously, I had exactly one (other) bike. It was named Emerald Rain. —IDoNotExist

2007-10-21 11:57:57   4 bikes in a household of 4 people (2 adults and 2 kids) —JimEvans

2007-10-26 16:11:55   I have one bike (Miss Bianchi - hybrid); my husband has one bike (no name - hybrid); we also have three bikes (classic ten speed, town single speed, bmx) for guests. —QuercusLover

2007-11-06 11:27:23   There are three of us and we have four bikes. A friend moved across country and didn't want to take theirs, so we keep it as a spare for visitors or when one of our regulars breaks down. —AngelBug

2008-01-29 10:03:56   I own four bikes. Two of them are at home, Mountain Beast (my good mountain bike) and Road Warrior (a Trek 1000). My two Davis bikes are considerably crappier and thus nameless for the time being, but I enjoy riding them all the same. —DavidGonzalez

2008-01-29 15:54:06   Two bikes, and one crushed by a car that cannot be called a bike any longer. I haven't named a bike since the late 1980's when I rode "Tank," a black Raleigh with lever brakes and 28" wheel rims. —DougWalter

2008-01-29 16:19:26   3 bikes for 2 people. Unimaginatively, they are referred to as "My bike", "Your bike", and "The Extra Bike." —aharjala

2008-01-29 16:44:02   One much-loved hybrid named Mule: it's an (occasionally ornery) pack beast. —LizPhillips

2008-05-16 02:40:49   I have 3 bikes in my possession (soon to be 4), though 2 of them are for guests. —SharonZimmerman

2008-05-21 01:55:06   I have five bikes. I only have a name for two of them though: Frankenstein's Monster and Sid (it's been pieced together from other bikes). —ScottMorgan

2008-06-13 12:56:48   Four bikes for a family of four, though two family members are not of riding age yet. Names of bikes yet to be determined. If my 3 year-old had his say, their names would probably be "dookie," "rocket ship," "right on!" and "Mr. Booglesworth". —Deeps

2008-07-02 12:03:30   I have two bikes—a commuter and a cruiser. My husband also has two bikes—a commuter and a road bike. —Janet

2008-07-02 12:24:56   I have 2 bicycles, one for manual riding, and one with a gasoline engine. The other two members of my household have a further four bikes. total six bikes for three people —JoePomidor

2008-07-02 14:18:31   I have a tricked-up electric bike, my wife has a hardcore road bike and we have a cheap mountain bike for loan to transients. —JimStewart

2008-07-12 16:39:58   2 moutain bike a pacific usa and a mgx 3 bmx 3 racing bike 1 odd bike too short for me 1 circus like bike that have small no air wheels but kinda ok to ride called hyperbike somehow i think for people who are hyper lol oh and 1 unicycle i hope unicycle count tooo —Han

2009-05-07 21:53:09   I have one bike which currently goes by the moniker "Dreidel the Escape Vehicle," in addition to which I generally maintain at least one project at Bike Forth. I suppose you could call that 1.5 bikes? (On average, at least.) —DarinWick

2009-05-08 09:01:07   I would love to see someone do a Prius census. I am determined Davis has the most Prius (Prii??) per capita of any other city in CA, and probably the US for that matter. But alas, I have nothing but anecdotal evidence to back that up. —AmLin

2009-11-04 15:41:07   I have two bikes. "Santa Cruuuz" & by backup, "$10 Huffy." I recently found my dream bike, only to be beaten to the yard sale purchase! Some lucky bugger has a real nice Specialized bike, and for a REAL NICE price! I sincerely hope they are enjoying their newfound bicycle joy. —finishschool

2009-11-04 16:59:21   I have two bikes. One is a red mountain bike that was stolen and recovered, and the other is a blue mountain bike that I bought to replace the stolen one. —hankim

2009-11-04 21:34:26   I have one bike. It is too old to remember its name. —CovertProfessor

2011-04-27 11:45:00   1 bike, The Gnarly Ghost —EricLyman

2012-01-04 17:22:42   Two: An old three-speed raleigh named Chief Iron Horse and a new Trek road bike named Lola. —NyssaSpector

2013-02-16 09:05:55   Three bikes: 1) Diamondback bike for riding around town, 2) Trek 520 touring bike; 3) Mel Pinto tandem —DavidReynolds