Upon riding in to work this morning, the balance of "money saved by riding my bike" finally exceeded the "cost of maintaining the family's bikes." While I'm not exactly at the point of going for my eighth Tour de France win, I'm kinda proud of this.
So yes, "Bike" Bubba refers to the fact that I like to ride quite a bit. The Bubba? Longer story.
About a decade ago, my boss got word that someone in Boulder (where else?) thought he was god, and called himself "Cy Baba." Being the sensitive new age guys we were, all the guys in the group took a name involving "Baba." The boss was "Cy Baba," another guy (who knew Hindi) was "Ik Baba," another was "Do Baba," and the guy who rode his bike to work became "Bike Baba."
Of course, being the SNAGs we were, we couldn't let the mockery stop with just that, and hence "Baba" was "Southernized" (improved IMO) to Bubba. It got worse; when the company was bought out by a Japanese company, everyone became "Bubba-san." So if you meet someone who greets another person with "Konichi-wa, Bubba-san," chances are he might have worked with me.
Don't hold it against him. :^)
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