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mynashbarorder. yes,haikufromjeffreyh. forreadingpleasure(22 posts)

mynashbarorder. yes,haikufromjeffreyh. forreadingpleasureHaiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 10:23 AM
love online order!
submitted on eight seven
arrived saturday

ease of e-business
beats LBS and by phone!
makes wife unhappy

new things from nashbar
'puter, tires, cassette, chain, tools
tubes, co2 pump

for you, my review
in the form of a haiku
locomotive, man!

cateye mity 3
fifteen dollars at nashbar
purple like my knee

mity 3: rain ride
31 miles, rain in sheets
not a drop inside

velo -v- mity
use stopwatch, calc average
mity 3: built in!

lime enduro 2
versus the grape mity 3
one has bigger wires

ah, ease of mounting
any 'puter from cateye
riding in minutes

vredestein, dutch tires
red like eyes after nine beers
and grippy in rain

vredestein, dutch tires
nashbar: fifteen dollars each
pretty on red bike

vredestein, good price
handmade, my tires from holland
m.c. escher's home

if these tires wear well
might purchase another set
for blue bicycle

innovations pump
fine at nine ninety nine
they threw in a cart!

counting this purchase
my second second wind pump
one for each seat bag

surprised by the size
chain whip sprocket remover
a sizeable tool

surprised by the size
the park lockring remover
size of a quarter

medium presta
exactly five syllables!
medium presta

throwing words around
gentle summer sideways rain
medium presta

riding a vespa
remembering illinois
medium presta

this beautiful chain
boxed like a priceless necklace
pretty as one, too!

what chain, 105?
hg72, dude!
just fifteen dollars.

ultegra cassette
aha! it's five syllables
another good phrase!

click click click click click
what should i try next, bike board?
ultegra cassette!

forty one dollars
but performance, thirty nine--
gotta love price match!

once, a fleeting glance
fireflies, humid summer dusk
medium presta

ultegra cassette
must buy more 5-syl items
medium presta
re: mynashbarorder. yes,haikufromjeffreyh. forreadingpleasureMiggy
Aug 13, 2001 11:23 AM
Got way too much time
You need to go out and ride
That's what bikes are for.
rideatworkcannot.waitingforfiveo'clockbell.ridefromhomeiwillHaiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 11:42 AM
but i
haiku at work
eight to five cannot ride
second best is cycle haiku
ya know?

say you:
cycle better
go out and ride your bike
that's what they're for, haiku master
I KNOW.

excess
have too much time
do i dawdle at work?
ney, i am super productive!
high koo

shall i
set up trainer
in my six by six cube
colleagues berate efficiency
on bike
there once was...alex the engineer
Aug 13, 2001 12:07 PM
there once was an engineer biker
who lived next door to some piker
whose huffy went "squeak"
when he climbed the local peak
and descending, he ran over a hiker

(sorry, engineers are not poets. That was the cleanest one i could come up with)
there once was...Haiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 1:22 PM
knew a propeller-head named alex
who speculated on material for chalice (!)
to use titanium or gold--
which best to will keep cold
my brew while on bike i balance?
re: mynashbarorder. yes,haikufromjeffreyh. forreadingpleasureLazy
Aug 13, 2001 12:29 PM
Haiku d'etat huh?
I like the new monicker
Fits you to a tee.

There once was a guy named Lazy
Who's memory was quite hazy
He found bike haiku tome
then forgot where it came frome
Now Jeff'ry writes it like crazy.
Actually...Lazy
Aug 13, 2001 12:34 PM
Maybe Baiku d'etat would be better, unless your sickness has infiltrated other areas of your life.

JeffreyH:

Do you want to eat out?
Maybe Italian or French.
Love me some pasta!

Mrs. H:

I like Mexican.
Or maybe even Chinese.
Give me an egg roll!

H. Jr:

Gurgle gurgle spit
I want to eat mash'd peas
Makes my diaper green.
Actually...Haiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 1:05 PM
JeffreyH:

fancy eats tonight
when north, white castle drive through
at home it's krystal

missus don't know 'bout
secret haiku affliction
that's how i like it

bike: madness outlet
me: doctor jekyll at home
ride: harder, further

Mrs. H:

will soon ban husband
no more online purchases
move into poor house

you like bike so much
how about sleep in garage
with your precious steed?

you'll deplete the fund
for haiku junior's college
medium presta

H. Jr:

da da ma ma da
likes to play with bicycle
toddler grease tattoo

his favorite food
gerber graduates shells, cheese
cabo load toddler

attention junior!
stay out of my power gels
up 'til three again

house full costly toys
funds to tonka, yet he loves
cheap blue colander
More Limerickmike mcmahon
Aug 13, 2001 12:49 PM
With my name, I feel more at home with Limerick than Haiku, so here goes:

There once was a Haiku tuitor
Who ordered some parts with his 'puter
He said to the boarders
After placing his orders
With these new tires my bike will look cuter

Please don't kill me. ;-)
More LimerickHaiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 1:17 PM
once knew a computer nerd
who liked to haiku his words
run over by the ford
by whom he was doored
after communicating with the bird
applause! (& some thread drift)lonefrontranger
Aug 13, 2001 1:24 PM
Good limerick sir! Seeing you here makes me think of good karma. You will appreciate this:

The day I FINALLY got to ride my newly built Colnago, I heard my all-time favorite tune ON THE RADIO as I was driving to the ride. (Dead Milkmen, B!tchin Camaro).

Now, not only is it exceedingly rare that I listen to the RADIO (urgh!) but I never recall ever hearing the Milkmen played on the radio back when they WERE popular. What are the chances, I ask you!
That's beautifulmike mcmahon
Aug 13, 2001 1:32 PM
Few things beat hearing a great song before, during, or after a great ride. Add to that the fact that you were about to break in a brand-new Colnago, and your day must have been epic.
AHA! b!tchin camaro in haiku format!!!Haiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 1:39 PM
b!tchin camaro
I ran over my neighbors
now in all papers

camaro not insured
if i drive over your arse
please don't scratch my car

one night county fair
vehicular homicide
I have connections

b!tchin camaro
doing donuts on your lawn
tony orlando

they all spit and cuss
i've got b!tchin camaro
they have to ride bus

get out of my way
drive camaro through your yard
exxon credit card

b!tchin camaro
hey man, where are you headed?
b!tchin unleaded
That's amazing,mike mcmahon
Aug 13, 2001 1:45 PM
but nothing about driving it up from the Bahamas?
holy cow!lonefrontranger
Aug 13, 2001 2:01 PM
shoulda known you'd be a Milkmen fan jeffreyh!

You guys are way too creative for me, I'm just not worthy. I spend endless hours at work terminally lobotomizing any creative neurons I might once have had by writing 15-page bibliographies with entries like "Prostaglandin E2 Stimulates Insulin-Like Growth Factor I Synthesis in Osteoblast-Enriched Cultures from Fetal Rat Bone..."

And you wonder why at the staid old age of 33 you'll find me pogoing around the kitchen in bib shorts, waving a spatula and shrieking the lyrics to unmentionable Ministry tunes.
you've just dated all of usHank
Aug 13, 2001 7:48 PM
so let's see -- we're all between the ages of 30 and 35?
I wishmike mcmahon
Aug 13, 2001 7:58 PM
You might broaden that range a bit. I'll hit 39 in 3 months. My musical tastes have only recently started to mellow a bit. These days I'm more likely to listen to Thelonious Monk than Thelonious Monster. Funny, this is becoming bike-related again because former Thelonious Monster singer Bob Forrest is now singer of the band "The Bicycle Thief": http://www.goldenvoice.com/recordco/bicycle.html
um, that's really really strangeHank
Aug 13, 2001 9:32 PM
I saw Thelonious Monster about 50 times when I was in high school and college. A friend and I were just wondering the other day what happened to Bob Forrest. I'm gonna get a CD. Doubt it will be as good as Baby You're Bumming My Life Out in a Supreme Fashion...
um, that's really really strangemike mcmahon
Aug 14, 2001 5:01 AM
Forrest started a riot when I saw T.M. at a show in Tempe, AZ in about '90. A really cheesy reggae band had been playing at this club before the show. Because the T.M. show wasn't even close to sold-out, they let the drunks from that show stick around. Some drunk Parrot-Head-type hold-out from the reggae show started giving Forrest crap. After several verbal exchanges, Forrest jumped off-stage and hit the guy. The place went nuts: chairs flying, bottles flying, bodies flying. It looked like a scene out of a western. When we left, there were six cop cars, two paramedics, and a hook-and-ladder. Great show for about 20 minutes.
sounds typicalHank
Aug 14, 2001 8:06 AM
half the time they were too drunk to remember their own songs and would lapse into Stones covers. I saw them for the first time in '84 or '85, the last time was, I think 92.

Well, those were the good old days. New book out that looks entertaining:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0316063797
re: mynashbarorder. yes,haikufromjeffreyh. forreadingpleasureSkip
Aug 13, 2001 12:55 PM
Glad Nashbar was good & prompt. I haven't had the same luck in my last order from Performance:

Team Performance order,
Placed on 7/11,
Oh my, still not here.
re: performance (et al.)Haiku d'état
Aug 13, 2001 1:13 PM
performance, they suck
nashbar bought, i feared the worst
no big changes yet

too bad no partner
'tween nashbar and performance
choices and service

three weeks from excel
three days from northern ireland
what's wrong this picture?

oh, totalcycling
shipping: twenty two dollars
otherwise perfect!

got bottle cages
been lusting after so long
from northern ireland

I gripe and complain
but still rather wait three weeks
LBS mark-ups