August 23, 2006
You Adore Your Bicycle, Admit It!
THE MAN AND THE BICYCLE
The Man and the Bicycle went on a test ride
On a beautiful cool clear day:
He took water and Trail Mix for his hungry hide
Enough to last the whole long way.
The Man looked up to the sky above,
And said to his lovely steed,
"Oh, lovely Bike, oh, Bike, my love,
You are a beautiful Bike, indeed!
What a beautiful Bike you are!" -
The Man said to the Bike, "You elegant transport,
How smooth, and sweet you ride!
Oh, let me buy you; too long I've been doing driving of another sort:
But how shall we get you to where I abide?"
They took the trip on 3 buses, and made it ok,
To the land where the Bike Trails are plenty;
And there along the river he told her they would ride it all the way,
With head and rear lights, and a U-Lock to keep her safe,
And a U-Lock to keep her safe. -
"Dear Bike, are you ready to go fast without spilling
Me?" Said the Man, and he sensed that she was.
So they rode away, and arrived at the end of a journey most thrilling
In the city for whose residents bicycling was a Cause.
He dined on a sandwhich and a bowl of yogurt,
Which he ate with a plastic spoon;
And then, on the Trail at the edge of the sand,
They rode by the light of the moon,
They rode by the light of the moon. - -
With humble thanks, for the inspiration, to the incomparable Edward Lear, who wrote The Owl and The Pussy-Cat, in 1871. ;-D
You ride your Bicycle day and night.
You ride your Bicycle near, and far.
You ride your Bicycle whenever the mood strikes you, regardless of the weather.
You clean your Bicycle, and check for problems Morning, Noon, and Night ( Well, at least once a day, or week, anyway. ).
You talk to your Bicycle, maybe even read it bedtime stories.
You buy things for your Bicycle, for Bicycling, and to look good Bicycling, at the drop of a hat.
You give your Bicycle a name, and regard it as a Him, or Her.
You brag about, and show off, your Bicycle to anyone and everyone.
You then smile with pride, and contentment, when folks compliment you on your Bicycle.
Some of you even have more than one Bicycle.
You ADORE your Bicycle, ADMIT IT!! ;-D
***UPDATE - 8/26***
Megan Ann, of Ausin, TX., has some great sentiments about bicycling:
Riding a bike can be one of the simplist things a man, woman or child could do. humans have been on two wheels for a long time. when you ride your bike, u use your own power and strength and determination to reach your destination. along the way, you are given a chance to go at a different pace than the rest of the world. you can take your time and notice people, the wind, the sounds of the city, the quiet along a trail and smell fragrences of each season. or you can speed through town at a good clip feeling more alive and aware with all of your senses on high. you sweat. you get dirty. in and out of traffic, off to a more quiet street, through a neighborhood, up the hill and down the other side, back into traffic....you flow. this, and more is riding a bike.
I hope that more people can experience the simple act of riding a bike under their own power. running an errand, a trip to the grocery store, a commute to and from work, a slow ride with your dog, pumping your best friend to the pool, biking with your kid to school, riding from your house and escaping to the trails and woods.
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haha....how sweet that you read to your bike and pull up the covers for him. thanks for including some stuff i wrote in your post.
enjoy your riding - your bike should be ready after a good nites sleep! :-)
Posted by: megan | Oct 20, 2006 5:34:20 PM
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