Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Four and a half hours in the fog.

Mist wisps from my lips,
Into the fog I pedal,
This is why we ride.

There is a little Haiku written personally for Brian Amstutz. I know he'll like it.

Today's ride was great. The forecast said it would get up to 44 degrees, but judging by the ice that kept growing on the leading edge of my bike, the rate at which my bottles froze, and the way my toes felt when I got home, I don't believe the temperature rose much above freezing today.

Regardless it was a great ride. A few things brought me warmth and sunshine despite the fog.

#1 Gas station Cream Cheese muffin in Windsor.

#2 Steak, potatoes, cheese, and green chili breakfast burrito in Milliken.

#3 Warm water at Dillards in Galeton.

#4 A "Star Crunch" as I cruised back into Greeley.

Overall great day, today wasn't about training, I had fun on the bike, it's days like this that make me want to ride.


cosmomasturpolitan said...

Michael Barry would be proud. Who knew wisps of mist could evoke such emotion, passion, and meaning? The introduction via haiku was a good hook, a technique he has never utilized to the full extent shown here.

The conclusion, too, was overly dramatic, as it should be. Now you need to work on body paragraphs. For a primer, read:

"We see that sentiment everywhere, even when we ride. On the top tubes on our new bikes, close to the stem, it says in bold block letters: "Die Mannschaft," which translated directly means, "The team." Each time we put our heads down and pedal harder those are the words we will see, and hopefully feel, and also the words that will help change what the public thinks of cycling and cyclists."

Powerful stuff. Maybe you should write a post on doping in cycling. Michael's got an angle you can explore:

"It was a tough year to be a professional cyclist and with each news story my pedal stroke seemed to get heavier from the negativity."

Ask Koch for details.

The Koch said...

2 more months before Brian plans to kill you..Just thought you might want to plan accordingly.

Evan's life said...

Sounds like fun, never ridden in the fog before sounds like a fun time...Brian and I are gonna ride on friday, you should come.

cosmomasturpolitan said...

Evan: Stop blatantly ripping off trademarked ditties.

Double your pleasure, double your fun,
With Doublemint, Doublemint, chewing gum