I ride a bike quite a bit by most people's standards. I'm pretty much a plodder. I have three bikes. My conventional looking touring bike is a Specialized Sequoia from the early 1990s. It weighs a ton, but, then again, so do I; so we're even. I call it The Sequoia, mostly because I lack imagination.
Bike number two is my Tour Easy recumbent. This baby goes by the name of Nellie. It was named when I was riding it down Big Savage Mountain in western Maryland. When I hit 45 miles per hour, all I could think of was "Whoa, Nellie!!!" And the name stuck.
Bikes At Vienna . Nellie has over 27,000 miles on her. Not too shabby. She carried me on a few bike tours like this one.
My third bike is Little Nellie, my New World Tourist travel bike. It folds up into a suitcase. A few years back my son and I watched all the James Bond movies. One of my favorites is "You Only Live Twice" in which Bond (played by Sean Connery ) needs to do a recon mission of a mysterious compound in a volcano. He calls back to England and says, "Tell Q, send Little Nellie." Q's Little Nellie is a kit helicopter. After he assembles it, Connery takes to the air in a goofy looking helmet and gets into a dogfight.
I often bike commute. Many people at work think it's amazing that a 55-year old man can ride 14 or 15 miles per day to work. I think it's amazing (and a bit depressing) how many 45-year olds can't.