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    The Commuter Poetry Thread

    This was inspired by buzzman's poem in the "To my winter brethren" thread. I'm sure there are other talented writers amongst us, so let's enjoy some fancy prose !

    I will start:

    Spring is coming I can tell.
    Cycle commuter numbers are starting to swell.

    And though I'd like to be like tsl, who smiles through winter’s worst.
    After 50 days below zero, my face will need to thaw first.

    So I’m really looking forward to riding on roads not frozen,
    -and to donning my bib shorts; the cyclists' version of lederhosen.



    Brings a little tear to your eye, doesn't it?
    Last edited by tjspiel; 03-05-14 at 11:46 AM.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    When you don't have time and lack poetic ability, Google comes in handy.

    There once was a motorist in L.A.
    Who drove to work every day.
    Though he didn't live far,
    He'd travel by car,
    And swear at all who got in his way.

    He tried to stay calm and genteel,
    But each time he took to the wheel
    He'd scream and he'd curse
    As the traffic got worse
    Until rage was all that he'd feel.

    He never stopped to ask why or to think
    That we all might be close to the brink.
    He was truly a twit,
    For he cared not a whit
    About getting his life back in synch.

    Then one day from out of the blue,
    He flashed on just what he should do--
    He'd give up his place
    In this asinine race,
    And adopt an alternative view.

    No more would he just sit and stare
    While his car kept on fouling the air.
    At this moment in time,
    With an insight sublime,
    He dared to assume his fair share.

    He found a new use for his bike
    that was kinder by far on his psych.
    On his daily commute
    He now wears a gym suit,
    And can park wherever he'd like.

    Though his pace may not seem quite as fast
    And his colleagues at first were aghast,
    He's managed to cope
    And inspire new hope,
    For he seldom to work arrives last.

    To those too blind yet to see,
    He offers advice here for free:
    Don't be a knave
    Or petroleum slave,
    You still have a choice--follow me!

    Written by: R. Geary, A Cyclist

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    see if you can get a bunch of people to get a festival together in your town..


    Fisher-Poets festival just a couple weeks ago filled the hotels restaurants and bars,
    in town , here , for the 17th year ..

    seems theatrically presented poetry readings & songs, have a big audience.



    .. at least a Poetry Slam in a local bar with other people you know, would be fun.
    Thanks, but I think my poetry is best kept out of the pubic square. Not everyone's taste is as refined as BF members'.
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Work is slow today (rather, I'm slow today - trying to get started after a nice vacation) - so here is a quick attempt by yours truly
    -------------------------------------------------------

    Evening rush hour, needless to state
    Traffic is stopped and running very late.

    Motorists fret, motorists fume
    Fizzy drinks and burgers they often consume.

    Burning money, putting on weight
    Stuck in a spot with no place to accelerate.

    Who is that man, zipping through the lane?
    Twisting, spinning, but smiling under the strain.

    Why it's that fella who is ever so practical
    Saving money, yet having fun, riding his bicycle.

    Why can't we be more like that?
    Surely bicycle commuting is where it's at!
    http://treadrightly.blogspot.com/

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    Senior Member tjspiel's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by treadtread View Post
    Work is slow today (rather, I'm slow today - trying to get started after a nice vacation) - so here is a quick attempt by yours truly
    -------------------------------------------------------

    Evening rush hour, needless to state
    Traffic is stopped and running very late.

    Motorists fret, motorists fume
    Fizzy drinks and burgers they often consume.

    Burning money, putting on weight
    Stuck in a spot with no place to accelerate.

    Who is that man, zipping through the lane?
    Twisting, spinning, but smiling under the strain.

    Why it's that fella who is ever so practical
    Saving money, yet having fun, riding his bicycle.

    Why can't we be more like that?
    Surely bicycle commuting is where it's at!
    Hey, - that's pretty good !
    If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.

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    Senior Member Brennan's Avatar
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    How about a haiku?

    tires hum on pavement
    a car horn pierces the air
    my pulse quickens

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
    Hey, - that's pretty good !
    Thanks I was helped by your effort (which is good too) - I just followed a similar style.
    http://treadrightly.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brennan View Post
    How about a haiku?

    tires hum on pavement
    a car horn pierces the air
    my pulse is quickened
    There you go.

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    Just sayin.. Thousands of pints were poured during the Fisher-Poets Gathering weekend

    http://www.fisherpoets.org/

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    I really like my Panaracer Pasela tires, so here is something I found when reading reviews:
    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/com...ml#post1502913
    http://treadrightly.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan s View Post
    When you don't have time and lack poetic ability...
    Here I sit.
    Broken-hearted.
    Tire flat,
    Peleton departed.

    (with apologies to a bathroom wall)
    Last edited by Jim from Boston; 03-05-14 at 07:03 PM.

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    Impromptu haiku:

    Another headwind.
    Well, it can't get any worse.
    ****, now it's raining.

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    Impromptu haiku 2:

    It's getting dark now.
    Low Battery light flashing.
    Twenty miles to go.

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