From earlier today:
Brammo CEO, Craig Bramscher is thinking ahead (not an unusual mode for him) about a day when it’s commonplace to see three or more Enertia Powercycle riders terrorizing post-apocalyptic communities enjoying a ride together on a beautiful day. Oh, sure they already have motorcycle clubs and biker gangs. My impression is that what Bramscher is looking for is more of something like a collective noun.
Wow… the majority of my millions dozens of readers just responded with the sound of a glazing-over of eyes. Come on, “collective nouns” are the nouns that describe collections of things:
A pride of lions.
A gaggle of geese.
A herd of WalMart shoppers.
Sorry. Sometimes I can’t help myself when it comes to inserting early 1980s references.
The need for such a collective noun for Enertia powercycles has already occurred when a group of Brammo folks took several bikes up to the Pearl district in Portland, Oregon. Brian Wismann (@brammodesigner) tweeted “We’re on a charge up to Portland.” I thought that “a charge of Enertias” would be a good term, although I also like, “a surge of powercycles.”
Other answers tweeted in response to Bramscher’s request:
“An Environment of riders”
And one clever tweeter answered the question more literally. What do you call three or more riders of Enertias? A) Smart.
Any suggestions? Add ‘em in the comments.