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  • After advice from South African friends, we'd rented a "backie" a 4X4 in Bloemfontein and driven into the beautiful mountain kingdom where we were told giant potholes and boulder-ridden rural roads awaited us.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed IAN EVANS 2011

  • Five of us in the front and 17 in the back, our backie was now a minibus.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed IAN EVANS 2011

  • As we prepared to swing the backie downward, a Volkswagen Golf bounced past us in the opposite direction, having given up on the attempt, its sober-looking occupants clinging on in their own white-knuckle ride.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed IAN EVANS 2011

  • Eugene, Oregon's Jonah Owen was oozing steez, Johnnie Paxson was twisting 270 on the hard way to 270 out, Celeste Rhoads was front-boarding smooth as anything, someone did a backie on the mini kicker ... and then my paring meter ran out and it was time to peace!

    ESPNsoccernet 2009

  • To our left we have a small unassuming backie-type vehicle, which in partnership with a nearby tree suspends two hammocks and their inhabitants. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at 2009


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  • To 'give someone a backie' means to give them a ride on the back of your bicycle. Used several times in this blog article and by commenters on the post:

    January 10, 2014

  • Look at that unusually coherent usage in the Twitter feed: “Giving my brother a backie on the bike to school after leg day was not ideal”. (Dunno what “leg day” is, but I infer it’s rough on one’s legs.)

    January 10, 2014