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J's september 11 century (haiku)(5 posts)

J's september 11 century (haiku)JS Haiku Shop
Sep 12, 2003 10:39 AM
tough morning at work
emotional and touchy
should've stayed at home

"Patriot Day" ride
happy to take half day off
started twelve thirty

sent email invite
for afternoon century
expect no takers

tn2 showed up
accompanied ride rollout
dozen mile comrade

the rest on my own
until mile seventy five
where met the group ride

around mile fifty
"enjoyed" 3 miles of gravel
MB influence

irritating wind
blowing from the south all day
route mostly east/west

another shared ride
Baneser along again
twenty one on back

when joined group later
speed on hills kicked my tail end
dropped, by the 'Tater


at mile ninety four
working full-on bonk, grinding
low speeds on flat roads

final miles tally
one hundred one for the day
seventeen seven

drafted for one mile
solo for one hundred more
and my butt is sore

ride lots: reminder
feelings in my legs and lugs
know i am alive

time, to remember
to give thanks, and still to greive
and shed a few tears

enjoy the present
sun, wind, road, bike, friends, the rest
look forward: next ride

but mostly, to ride
in remembrance of those gone
on "Patriot Day"

have a nice weekend, be safe, and enjoy yourselves.
very nice, J, thanks! nmrollo tommassi
Sep 12, 2003 10:58 AM
Good one JSpecialTater
Sep 12, 2003 11:14 AM
Listening to Cash (RIP) has bubbled yesterday's emotions back up x 10. Plus the funeral for a friend tomorrow. I need to get on the bike for a few hours. Wish I had the time.

Do you think in 5-7-5??

And getting "dropped" is a joke. I was on 0 when you were on 75 (and you averaged 18.5 over the last 25 no drafting). JK was the monster attempting to drop me with one hand. He almost did.
good showDougSloan
Sep 12, 2003 3:09 PM
I was going to ask for a mere haiku for the ring, but you have more than satisfied the request.

We really need more of these from you, anyway, the resident poet laureate. Thanks.

Genuine! Yer the best. nmLen J
Sep 12, 2003 6:35 PM