Where does "Racerboy" come from?
A question I often get is why does an an old geezer
like me go by the name of "racerboy"? I started using that as a
username for my email back when email first became widely available in
the early 1990s. In fact, I have had the same email address
(email@example.com) since 1994.
I took the name from a Cycle World article. I don't
remember what bike they were testing (may have been a Honda VFR750)
but they were talking about the great performance and handling of the
bike and said you could have all of the benefits of a sportbike
without the "racerboy graphics". So that's where the moniker
The "racer" part was applicable as I was
just getting out of one form of racing (drag racing) and was about to
start road racing motorcycles. I no longer roadrace, but I
recently joined the Reduc motorcycle club to take advantage of the
great deals they offer on Track Days at Pocono Raceway.
The "boy" part wasn't even applicable then (I was
probably 25 when I read the Cycle World article, hardly a boy).
Anyway, that's where the name came from.
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