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Friday, June 09, 2006


3, count them, THREE donuts in the gullet.

drowned down with a 20oz cup of 99cent 'hazelnut' coffee.

sometimes, you've just got to indulge.

- - -

it's fine
to be remind-ed, that when looking up
and around

rewards do abound.

12-year bike urchin,
pedalin' old-school beater
across the street,
our eyes meet,

and with a nod, the race is on.

I'm spandex clad,
he's deep in bag-gy
jeans and backwards cap.

He kicks hard, ducking leafy branch
as I hop, over curb, skiddering loose sand.

The smile, wide and silly
doesn't stop, even if hilly,

as we sprint past the parked,
the stalled, the unknowing, unmoving masses.

the kid is wild,
the adult reckless,
with mad dashes, grinning flashes
of fresh earth tossed high by hungry tread
hoping that it will never end.

but paths must part,
he to his books and me to my job,
so we call this day's race
and one well-earned draw.


PAB said...

there was an adult in the race?

i don't think so.

that was all kid.

PAB said...

oh, and three donuts?

no dinner for you...

diskzero said...

Doughnuts, fitting reward for such valiant competition.

Velo Bella said...

reward indeed

X Bunny said...

i think 3 donuts would make me varmint

VeloRainDog said...

you constantly make me miss the cruz.

marscat said...

pretty pic, pretty they don't eat no three donuts

marscat said...

which is not to imply that you are not pretty...oh these comments can be tricky!

Hick said...

wow, now I dont feel so bad about breaking down and buying an Apple Fritter, sugar donut and a cheap ass coffee while I was out.

It was GOOOOOOOOOD but not good prep for districts.

Ahhhh its just a game :)

shawndoggy said...

Odd place to ask, but did y'all get yer Sattley start times? I've got 'em if not...

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

all good, brudda.

bbElf (a.k.a. panda) said...

Woof, three donuts would have me feeling less than playful...the coffee, though, mmm.

Hope he had one when he got home, too.

Nome Agusta said...

Finally a poem I get.

pink fishnets said...

you are so reliably prolific, it's wonderful

from just another one of your lurking fans that hasn't been commenting much lately (but that ain't for lack-o-reading)

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

gracias, pinky.

Velojuice said...

Yeah, well I don't see anything that says the donuts were had after. That sounds suspiciously like Krispy Kreme. Carbomatic bicycle rocket fuel..... sinner:)

Ippoc Amic said...

Hey all good luck at Sattley and watch out for errant cows crossing the road...

p.s. I pass on the donuts but watch out for the bag of chips...not the "fat free" type...they're gross...

wild dingo said...

woof. 2 paws up for this poem.