It rained last night as I fitted my fixed-gear with new full fenders. My excitement mounted as I awoke to the sound of rain this morning. I donned my very best wet weather gear with the addition of newspaper sacks on my feet. I then set out. It was sprinkling as I left the house and I traveled through varying levels of precipitation. As I was nearing work I realized that I had rain water streaming from my face, my grinin’ like an idiot face.
It was a good ride.
Tags: Fenders, Bike, Fixed-Gear, Rain
Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Cyclery – Bicycle Comics | Doubt on a Ride
This came up just when I needed it. I also never expected something so deep from Joe.
Bike to Work day Longmont Colorado edition
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Bicycle Friendly Community ’04-’12
I think this was the best coffee I had, and I had a lot.
Mmmm, pancakes and sausage.does a body good
What is it about watching the only guy working
The only other fixed gear but mine I saw
The guy on the right came from Loveland
Station at the Y
Present and past
Here are some examples of bicycle based haiku. This was a “homework” assignment I gave to my bike club kids.
“Write a haiku about bikes” I said. “What is a haiku” they said. “5-7-5 syllables” I said. They said ummm ok….
Any way, four of them got one or more done and I came up with a couple.
My bike is wicked
It has foot pegs on the wheels
I fly on my bike
My bike has cool wheels
My bike wheels have many spokes
A blur on the street
Speeding super fast
Through the muddy grass
A big grass killer
The breeze caresses my back
I’ll sweat later on
Turning northward oof
The breeze now a hurricane
Spinning gone just mash
Head down chest heaving
Turn ahead, a copse of trees
Relief, rest, home soon
Cars and trucks rush by
Honks and cheers they cry I think
You walk on sidewalk
Hybrid car driving
Quietly sneaking beside
Your conscience scared me
Left right stop air brake
Look left right left back front turn
Start slow use helmet
I like riding bikes
My friend and I like bikes
I enjoy bike club
I love my new bike
It is red and black with gears
My bike is awesome!
Filed under Baiku, Bikes, Haiku
Today, it was all around me.
Blowing this way and that.
And I just tucked into it,
And let it wrap me in it’s evil charms.
I was not going very fast into the bosom of the beast,
But feeling its chilly embrace,
I knew she was somehow helping me
become a better person
This is from FGGF and describes quite well how I felt yesterday. Pushing against the North wind blowing in our snow falling today.
Jon at Grinderbikes wrote in his blog about a trip to a salvage yard with an obcene amout of old bikes in huge piles. Also that they had some on the roof laid out in rows. I asked him if he knew the address, his reply was “north of the old Childrens Hospital. I was riding with someone… and wasn’t paying attention to the streets”. So, I went to Google Earth and began looking. Lo and Behold! I think I found it.