Free Verse Friday on Tuesday: Brief Thoughts on a Stormy Autumn Morn

11.3.2015 | 8:16 am

Had I time to write 
I would
That would, perchance
Be more than you would want
To read

My problem runs
In the other direction
I find myself swamped

Do not cry!
Wipe your tears
For I have many cool things
Which I will post about

For now
Just let me say
That this Thursday
I am flying to
In the company of my twins
Where we will be congregating
At the Camp Kesem 
Leadership Summit

There, accompanied by Bill
(Who is certifiably insane
And some friends of his
I shall ride 100 Miles
Of Nowhere
And talk to kids there
About How to Raise Money
For Good Causes
I shall have more to say
About this
In the near future

But today!
Before I go and do
My day job
Which is currently also
Kind of bleeding into my personal time
(As day jobs sometimes do) 
I want to show you
A few images
About which
I am pretty

First, I am
Pleased to say
That trail-building in my neighborhood
Continues apace
And betimes astonishes me
With the money and time
Invested into said trails.

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This lovely bridge
Connects Corner Canyon
Which is already wonderful
To Bonneville Shoreline Trail
A glorious Vision!
Now being realized
Within riding distance
From home

But wait!
There’s more:

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Here the Hammer poses
Making the new 100MoN jersey
Look fantastic
She is standing in front 
Of a tunnel
Newly hewn through rock 
In this selfsame
Bonneville Shoreline Trail 
I tell you
This is some good stuff
And it’s all close
To home 

And finally
Please take a look
At these several images
(and one video)
Images which no doubt
Have portent of new adventures
And dangers
In store:

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I suspect
I shall have more
To say and show
On this matter
Quite soon.

Thank you. 


  1. Comment by LKB3 | 11.3.2015 | 8:48 am

    Those trails make me want to move to Utah…

  2. Comment by New Zealand Ev | 11.3.2015 | 9:09 am

    Beautiful trails!! New bikes are so fantastic!! I have one on order, a Scott Addict Cx 20 disc. Will get the end of Dec so cannot wait. I’ll be doing my 100MON once I get the new bike in Dec. weather will be more settled and perfect for a mindless route.

  3. Comment by fellowfattychris | 11.3.2015 | 9:41 am

    Is the Hammer getting a group together for the 100 MON while you are in Michigan?

  4. Comment by NDE | 11.3.2015 | 11:36 am

    Copy cat! I have a 2016 Felt F1X Team with SRAM Force 1 and I love it. It is the one bike to rule them all! My Mtn Bike just collects dust.

  5. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 11.3.2015 | 12:01 pm

    That video pretty much captures all that is great about cycling. And in only 37 seconds!

  6. Comment by leroy | 11.3.2015 | 12:32 pm

    Dear Mr. FC —

    My dog asked me to ask you to tell Bill: “Allez Spencer”!

    My dog assures me Bill will know what he means.

    I hope so.

    As for me, Allez Bill & FC!

  7. Comment by AKChick | 11.3.2015 | 2:05 pm


  8. Comment by leroy | 11.3.2015 | 2:57 pm

    BTW, duct tape fixes everything.

  9. Comment by Jim B | 11.3.2015 | 3:46 pm

    This is not to brag,
    but today I got a bag,
    it was 100MoN swag.

  10. Comment by NDE | 11.3.2015 | 4:08 pm

    Also, the stock Felt compression plug is trash. swap it out before it spins on you and does not want to come out.

  11. Comment by Andrew | 11.3.2015 | 8:03 pm

    You channeling Bill Waterson, Fatty?

  12. Comment by Andrew | 11.3.2015 | 8:04 pm

    Missed this URL

  13. Comment by Doug (Way Upstate NY) | 11.4.2015 | 5:54 am

    @NDE My MTB can beat up your CX bike!

  14. Comment by Jeff Dieffenbach | 11.4.2015 | 9:38 am

    @Doug, it could, if it could possibly make its way to the hole shot in time. #OTB

  15. Comment by NDE | 11.4.2015 | 10:33 am

    @Doug, your MTB sounds like a bully.

  16. Comment by Skye | 11.5.2015 | 12:57 pm

    Free verse Thursday:
    By way of
    I have re-confirmed
    You are the master of using words that might be made up
    but are actually real
    Perforce. Portent.
    Now I am smarter

    Thank you

  17. Comment by FellowFattyChris | 11.6.2015 | 1:21 pm

    Hey Fatty, my tri club is in the process of opening a “Kickr Lab” in Draper. It fits 10 Kickr trainers, has 3 screens (2 to track workouts, 1 to show videos). If you want to get a group of 10 together to do the Trainer Road 100 MON workout when you get back, I may be able to arrange to do it there.


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