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Ode to the Almighty CAAD9 and the engine that powers her

Old 04-22-09, 07:11 PM
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Ode to the Almighty CAAD9 and the engine that powers her

Ode to the Almighty CAAD9

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some carbon trash”
Didn't even ring my bell

Creep on a two one Trek
And I say what the heck?
As I blow by, I say:
“Nice girlie metal fleck”

Saw a Cervelo
On top, a gangly fellow
And when I streak past,
I say “Your legs are Jello”

Mr. Lynskey rides up
On the local MUP
So I put the pedal to the metal
And tell the CAAD to “Giddyup”

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some Ti trash”
Didn't even ring my bell
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Pffft, I don't see any jingle 'bout you passing a BMC or a Merckx...
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Originally Posted by Nick29
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Hey, I heard that BF was looking for Bike Prose

Besides, I'd be out right now at 9pm but everyone on here yelled at me for having reflectors, so I took em off.
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My two one Trek will drop your 9.
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Originally Posted by APKjuniorFL
My two one Trek will drop your 9.
That's just... like, your opinion, man.
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Take a clue from the Japanese, keep it simple - 5-7-5

CAAD 9 by the road
Rider stands slowly sobbing
Chain stay cracked in two
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Originally Posted by Nick29
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Can't wait until he gets dropped by a migrant worker on a Huffy.
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FYI...Cannondale is stockpiling these frames in Bedford, so they will be available for a long time after production stops.
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Drink too much CAAD Kool Aid?
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Originally Posted by availpunk9
Drink too much CAAD Kool Aid?
I wouldn't talk. At least Cannondale doesn't call their aluminum frames anything other than aluminum. Take that, Mr. Scandium!
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Originally Posted by Trogon
Take a clue from the Japanese, keep it simple - 5-7-5

CAAD 9 by the road
Rider stands slowly sobbing
Chain stay cracked in two
Haiku is for people who can't rhyme.
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Originally Posted by Humongous
Ode to the Almighty CAAD9

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some carbon trash”
Didn't even ring my bell

Creep on a two one Trek
And I say what the heck?
As I blow by, I say:
“Nice girlie metal fleck”

Saw a Cervelo
On top, a gangly fellow
And when I streak past,
I say “Your legs are Jello”

Mr. Lynskey rides up
On the local MUP
So I put the pedal to the metal
And tell the CAAD to “Giddyup”

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some Ti trash”
Didn't even ring my bell
Sign up for a nice fast crit somewhere in your area. Once you're done puking, report back.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Sign up for a nice fast crit somewhere in your area. Once you're done puking, report back.
Its not so much puking for me as it is tunnel vision / blacking out
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Originally Posted by Humongous
Ode to the Almighty CAAD9

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some carbon trash”
Didn't even ring my bell

Creep on a two one Trek
And I say what the heck?
As I blow by, I say:
“Nice girlie metal fleck”

Saw a Cervelo
On top, a gangly fellow
And when I streak past,
I say “Your legs are Jello”

Mr. Lynskey rides up
On the local MUP
So I put the pedal to the metal
And tell the CAAD to “Giddyup”

I gotta Cannondale,
You know I gotta yell,
“I dropped some Ti trash”
Didn't even ring my bell
Put some music to this (something fast and "punky"), post it on YouTube, send link to Cannondale letting them know. Hopefully their marketing people could promote it on social networks (sneaky *******s that they are) and cause it to go viral...you never know, they just might give you another one.
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Originally Posted by Humongous
I wouldn't talk. At least Cannondale doesn't call their aluminum frames anything other than aluminum. Take that, Mr. Scandium!
Easton named the tubing Sc7000, scandium aluminum mix.

Not sure why I shouldn't "talk". This is a forum after all
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Originally Posted by fauxto nick
Someone needs to take away Nick's Jean-Luc Picard posting privilege. He is abusing it.
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Seriously...a poem about your bike? Come on now... Very lame.
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic
Someone needs to take away Nick's Jean-Luc Picard posting privilege. He is abusing it.
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Originally Posted by Humongous
Haiku is for people who can't rhyme.
Don't knock the haiku'ing. I was on a roll one day and my 11 year old walked in and said...

"Oh no...you have your haiku fingers out again"

I was counting syllables on my fingers.
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Originally Posted by roadiejorge


Can't wait until he gets dropped by a migrant worker on a Huffy.

Yup, around here they breeze down doing ~20mph to wherever it is they go. Saddles inches too low, no handed, tires buzzing and chains squeaking... Once in a while they greet each other with a wheelie, but IDK what that's about
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Originally Posted by Ohno Notyou
Cannonsnail
Back of the trail
Crackendale
Break your neck and fail

Look there's an elitist fattie on a Cannondale
Eatin escargot doesn't know it's snails
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