This is a small collection of Finnish words used to communicate in group bicycle rides.
The writing system of Finnish language is fully phonetic; do not try to read the words “the English way”. Stress is always on the first syllable of the word. “J” is always read as the first sound in “Yes” (never as English “J” like in “John”). “Y” is always read as French “y” or German “ü“.
||right, to the right
||left, to the left
||sharp (as e.g. “jyrkkä oikea”)
||turn, often used for U-turn
Obstacles on the road
||pillars (blocking the car access)
||rift (typically in the riding direction)
|auto takaa, takana
||free (from obstacles; e.g. when crossing a busy road)
Riding information, requests/orders, problems
||the tail has dropped
||quiet (e.g. to request riding slower, especially uphill)
||everyone is here