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"Chicked"

limewave2012-07-18 10:12:03 +0000 #1
If you aren't familiar with the term, it is used to describe when a woman catches or passes a man on single track.

I have girlfriends who are all about "chicking" guys. Every ride they do they sum up by quoting the number of guys they Chicked.

Personally, I think this is kind of lame. It. Promotes the men vs. women atmosphere. But at the same time I don't think its that big a deal. So what if you pass some guys on the trail?

Anyways, I used the phrase in an article awhile back. I did not use in the literal context, I was joking that I was passing guys while driving to a MTB event. DH was really ticked off that I used that phrase.

Turns out some of his guy friends have now said something to him about it making them mad as well.

I kind of feel like they are being hyper sensitive.

I am curious what my friends on TE think about the term "chicking" someone? Do you think it's negative or all in fun?
shootingstar2012-07-18 10:27:57 +0000 #2
As a joke, to use chicked once or twice. That's it. But not every time when passing a guy or keeping score after ride.

That's how these women measure success after every ride??

It's a bit tiring and becomes unfunny. No different, than some men boast how much they beat (and I didn't mean it like that in a violent way) a woman ...on anything.

Can you imagine if you mentioned a person's colour? Oh, I passed this white guy/gal...and keeping score?
jessmarimba2012-07-18 10:55:45 +0000 #3
According to a recent Singletracks post on facebook, guys supposedly LOVE IT when women pass them on the trails. As long as they're hot.

Ughhhh...the whole thing drives me nuts. But I'd personally rather that no one notice I was a female when I was riding. And I think in your situation the guys are being a little sensitive.
Irulan2012-07-18 10:48:53 +0000 #4
Guys that react to being "chicked" have an ego problem. I suspect that gals who are into forcing the issue do to.

I once chicked a guy who is a big shot downhiller around here, on a spring on an xc ride. He was a really good sport... I mean, he's a downhiller and we all know how good thier cardio usually is, right? It was a moment of fun to remember. And I'm not a racer, not competitive at all. This one time it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up... it was real sprint and all.
limewave2012-07-18 11:43:24 +0000 #5
It is tiring. I don't ride with these particular women much anymore. But their FB updates regularly refer to "chicking."
limewave2012-07-18 10:35:36 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by Irulan

Guys that react to being "chicked" have an ego problem. I suspect that gals who are into forcing the issue do to.

I once chicked a guy who is a big shot downhiller around here, on a spring on an xc ride. He was a really good sport... I mean, he's a downhiller and we all know how good thier cardio usually is, right? It was a moment of fun to remember. And I'm not a racer, not competitive at all. This one time it was just too good of an opportunity to pass up... it was real sprint and all.

Awesome story!

And I know DH has a bit of an ego issue. His "confidence" was one of the characteristics that first attracted me.
zoom-zoom2012-07-18 12:06:38 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by Irulan

Guys that react to being "chicked" have an ego problem. I suspect that gals who are into forcing the issue do to.

Yep. It's rare that I ever chick anyone...at least anyone not old enough to be my dad or young enough to be my kid (and that isn't going to happen for much longer, since my kid is 11 and a lot of boys his age are starting to really hit their athletic stride, literally and figuratively). The few times I have chicked guys my age I wait until I get home and then crow about it to my hubby, but that's it. Bragging about beating anyone out in public is bad form. We have no way of knowing their level of experience, potential health/injury issues, or whether they might be having a really bad workout/race and weren't able to bring their A-game.
Anelia2012-07-18 11:55:11 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by limewave

If you aren't familiar with the term, it is used to describe when a woman catches or passes a man on single track.

Does the term refer only on single track or on the trail?

I always pass guys because I race and I have to ride fast: this is what a race is about, right? And since I don't have much competition in my country (when the other girls arrive, I had already taken a shower and sometimes even nap), I have to compare with men. But I do it as long as I have to measure MY progress. It's not about them, it's about me.

It often happens that if I ride with a guy and I don't see my 1st place threatened, I slow down at the final so that the guy (especially if it's a young boy) can finish before me. I know it can hurt their ego so it's not a problem for me to wait and finish a second slower.

Sometimes men whom I'd chicked, came and congratulated me, shook my hand and were happy that lady passed them. But maybe these people are not really competitive, they go just for fun.

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