Atomic Bombshell

Cycling Haiku

August 1st, 2006

CyclistTonight I accidentally left my headphones behind at home, so I spent a two hour training ride contemplating the Zen of cycling while creating haikus.

Though I forgot the best of them already, here are a few that managed to stick around:

The peloton rides
So quickly I can’t keep up
What gear were they in?

Going downhill fast
Gnats fly into my lip gloss
Much spitting ensues

Colder and darker
Sunsets earlier each day
Purchase a trainer

You fly right past me
But if you keep up that pace
I’ll smoke you later

Breathing difficult
Nostrils became obstructed
Snot rockets launching

Gravity may be
Kind to you at this moment
But soon comes the grade

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  • 1. Jeff  |  August 2nd, 2006 at 7:12 am

    Heheh… Snot Rockets… You’re a Dork! ๐Ÿ˜› It’s sometimes good to leave behind the familiar to be able to hear what your soul has to say. Very good, grasshopper!

  • 2. Mr. LemurBoy  |  August 2nd, 2006 at 8:00 am

    These are awesome. Long excercise sessions certainly are a fertile place for creative genius. No where else could one come up with such sublime poetic imagery as “Snot rockets”… It is so beautiful, I believe I have shed a tear.

  • 3. The Bombshell  |  August 2nd, 2006 at 8:25 am

    Thank you, thank you… I’m hoping some of my readers will play along and help me add to the collection.

  • 4. Joefish  |  August 2nd, 2006 at 11:41 am

    Mmm… snot rockets.

  • 5. Jason  |  August 3rd, 2006 at 12:51 am

    Time’s ace makes the sound
    Flap! Flap! goes the card
    My bike loves to run

    The more I pedal
    The farther I go
    Free for the moment

    It’s a small price to pay
    My ears ache
    But the sun is hot

    She has dew on her
    This morning
    Is a good day to make her whirr

    Seventh, eighth, ninth
    Will this hill
    Never end?

    My last ride on a bicycle
    Wobbled, but held firm
    Flying with the sun

    That’s all I’ve got… haiku’s are fun! ๐Ÿ™‚


  • 6. Grins  |  August 5th, 2006 at 2:22 pm

    I SO should have cheated by looking at your paper in middle school English class.

  • 7. Wayne  |  August 7th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Haha, you sound like you’re doing fan-f’n-tastic! I’m not an expert on haikus, but yours made me smile so you get a big hug! Too little of both in today’s world and you are living up to your moniker… You be da bomb!

  • 8. Aussiguy  |  December 26th, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    Snot Rockets ~ Now you gotta love a girl that Snot Rockets ~ You one funny girl Carrie

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