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From the movie Unleashed:

A woman is on the bike with her pets and many stuffs. So, she sort of blocks a way and stumbles. When a stranger guy passes by her, he says to her "ride much?". He is also on the bike.

First, I understand 'ride much' means 'are you okay?'. I don't fully understand what 'ride much' means.

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    It's not very clear, but I assume he means "Do you ride [a bicycle] much?", implying that she doesn't look like an experienced cyclist. Dec 10, 2021 at 10:09
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    This is a good question and I can understand why it would be asked. Sometimes, the shortening of a full sentence is hard to understand!
    – Lambie
    Dec 10, 2021 at 13:45

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The question is an abbreviated form of:

Do you ride much?

Or more elaborately:

Do you often ride a bicycle?

From the context you've given, it's likely that the question is being asked sarcastically - the speaker is hinting that the answer might be "no", because she is riding in a way that suggests a lack of experience.

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  • Thank your for your kind answer. Didn't assume that it would be an abbreviation! Dec 10, 2021 at 16:35
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    I think it should be made clear that this construction ("X much?") is rude. The stranger is irritated that his path was blocked. Dec 10, 2021 at 20:54
  • @AlexReinking - Rude? Maybe sarcastic. Or even poking fun at a friend thats having difficulty. But not rude.
    – StingyJack
    Dec 11, 2021 at 0:02
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    @StingyJack Sarcasm is often rude and just a thin disguise for mockery, which I'd say fits this case. Dec 11, 2021 at 1:23

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