Thursday, November 10, 2011

Bike love

Bike Love Haiku

"Lindy in the Rain" by Bruce Turner

The rain now has come.
Wear a swimsuit and ride.
Road bike love.
I wrote this Haiku because I ride in any weather. Unless there is a snow storm and it's -10 degrees,
you will probably find me on my bike. One day, while getting ready to ride to work, I realized that my clothes would be soaked before I even got 2 blocks down the street. So on that day I decided to try something new. It was a relatively warm day for a Japanese November so I put on my swimsuit and rode to work. Everyone I passed on the road thought I was crazy. It was raining like a typhoon and here I am cruizing down the road in a helmet and swimsuit. When I got to work my messenger bag was still dry on the inside thankfully and my work clothes were all dry and warm. My manager was not to pleased when I strolled into work with my soaking wet attire. He thought I had planned to work that day in my swimsuit, dripping wet. He was really relieved when I told him I had more clothes but I got a laugh out of his reaction to seeing me first walk in the store.


  1. hey eric!
    this is nice! althoguh there is not the word that I suggested to you lol
    and I did not know that the outfit you wear is swimsuit until now...
    so all bike people wear swimsuits right? is it better than just daily clothes?
    if so, how?

  2. Haha, Thanks for the help!!

    I think I am the only person who wears a swimsuit to go biking in the rain. I like it because it gets dry faster than normal clothes. Also it's less heavy when it gets wet!

  3. Good story and haiku.

    Does it get too hard to ride on when it rains?

    I have always wanted to have a road bike, but I have never had the money for it.

  4. Great! I wish I had something which I could be this passionate about. Going to work with bike while its raining???!!! This is one thing I would never do though! Niceeeeeeeeee