Sunday, March 4, 2007

haiku cross



hey cats bring a theme
compose and ride, memorize
race the course with speed

next sunday, march 11th, haiku cross. start time will be no earlier than 7:30 and no later than 8. well, lets just call it 8 p.m.

staging will be at my house. post race at my house as well. i'm pretty sure all racers of the nordic cross series know where i live. if you don't, just ask.

entry fee: food donation for winnipeg harvest.

other requirements: a theme for haiku, a bike.

the course has been determined. race will be 45 minutes plus haiku. racers will be responsible for counting their laps and composing their haiku. nobody said this would be easy. mechanical devices to record your haiku while riding; pens, paper, voice recorders etc. are not allowed.

10 comments:

Snakebite said...

This sounds very cool! Do you plan to post pics, etc. when it's done? I'd like to know more.

cyclingdave said...

yeah. we'll have pics i hope and we will post some or perhaps all of the haiku's. i suppose i should get permission from the authors though.

Da' Square Wheelman, said...

Utterly, utterly cool. And do check out Bicycle Haiku:

the answer my friend
is not blowing in the wind-
it's riding a bike
jaberwock

Da' Square Wheelman, said...

...and here's my own bike hiaku:

Rio-kuruma
(Pair of wheels) Samurai wields
Lethal lug-ged steel

Paddy Humenny said...

damn Dave! looka whatcha started...

cyclingdave said...

it was always there paddy. waiting to be expressed.

hey wheelman, i'll take that as haiku for an honourary racer.

Da' Square Wheelman, said...

No worries - I'm honored!

this single spark said...

I used to recite dog haiku to my pup when we were out walking. She's passed on now, so my haiku opportunites have been limited.... or have they?!?

cyclingdave said...

words rise never fail
any occasion will do
make time for haiku

btw. cool blog. i've never known anyone to embark on a buy nothing month. inspiring.

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