Category: haiku

Daylight savings ends Sunday

To cyclists, that means another hour for riding in the mornings as well as an excuse to write another bike haiku like Frank did. 🙂

Here’s a picture from what I did yesterday. Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park is about a 10 minute bike ride from my front door. In the photo I’m fording across the San Lorenzo River. From there I rode uphill into Santa Cruz Pogonip Park, onto the U-Conn Trail, and then I did a couple of loops through UCSC forest trails before zooming downhill into the city of Santa Cruz where I caught a bus back home. The weather was beautiful — sunny and with a high of nearly 80°F in November! Like Jason wrote, “Being a cyclist means hating global warming … but liking it warm. Oh, the humanity!”

Mountain bike fording the San Lorenzo River

The bike is an old low-end GT mountain bike that’s now about ten years old but still going strong.

Mountain bike tip of the day: When you hop over a 12 inch log, watch your landing zone for large obstructions! If you don’t, you might face plant like I did — that’s dirt from the trail on my face after I shoveled straight in just like Steve Austin’s experimental spaceplane shoveled into the runway in the Six Million Dollar Man.

Autumn baiku

Frank in Illinois posted a “Cycloku” as a comment. That’s a cyclocross bicycle haiku.

Warren combined two art forms in his Panda Haiku by combining a Panda Portait with a bicycling haiku. In case you don’t know, a Panda Portrait is a self portrait of yourself on a bike while you’re in motion.

It’s autumn, but it feels like summer in the San Francisco Bay Area. We have highs in the 80s this week. Still, that’s nothing like the hot temps down south. I spoke with my brother last night (he lives in Oceanside) and he tells me there’s ash everywhere. Masiguy, who’s also near San Diego, has some dramatic photos of the air and sky where he’s lives and works.

Image credit: “Autumn.” Print by Volauvent in Switzerland. Citizen Rider has a humorous rain related cycling cartoon also.