Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks to Chuck

Don't need trophies

Riding my bicycle
Up Queen Anne hill
Goin' up is a bother
Goin' down is a thrill
Pushin' on the pedals
With my tongue hangin' out
When I get to the top,
You can hear me shout
You can't beat this
No, you can't beat this
'cause, when I turn around.
I'll race down like a coo-ool breeze.

And the only reward I need is a chance to do it again


Blogger Lane Savant said...

Everybody's goin' all bicycle on me, I couldn't resist.
Queen Anne hill route involves a kilometer of up 3rd West, the top of which is 17 miles from home.
4 mph up and 35 mph down, I love it.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Oh yeah, the meter, rhythm and rhyme scheme are stolen from Chuck Berry's "Cool Breeze"
John Lennon got sued for this very sort of thing when he wrote "Come Together".

11:55 AM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

Let me be the first to the
magpie that has gone
"all bicycle on you".
Yours makes the third
bike tale, and in pure
mag fashion we have
tales of lost love, and
foot races, and realized
dreams mixed in to.
Your forays along the
lake, and up and down the
many hills of Seattle, the
one of Queen Anne, called
the counter balance by we
natives, is one of the steepest,
rides on steed Fidelio,
are always a thrill. For the
magpies just dropping by,
you can get lots of cycling news
and poems in Doug's archives.
This poetic effort is great
fun, giving us a mystery title
that you finally enlightened us
about, and rock-and-roll beat,
and some hip-hop vernacular
to keep our feet tapping as
we catch our breath with you
at the top.

1:42 PM  
Blogger Glenn Buttkus said...

That would be "the first to congratulate
you," and "dreams mixed in too."
My typos are becoming legion.
Probably Jannie wearing off on me.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Jingle said...

You can't beat this
No, you can't beat this
'cause, when I turn around.
I'll race down like a coo-ool breeze.

cool read,
thanks for the treat.

awards/treats 4 u

2:31 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

It's not the counterbalance.
It's 3rd west on the north side of the hill from Seattle Pacific to McGraw street (5 corners hardware)
and thence Starbuck's at Queen Anne and Boston.
Near the site of the Seattle Symphony related incidence of vehicular intimidation that failed to intimidate me.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Actually the Chuck Berry song is "Can't catch me"

6:09 PM  
Blogger Berowne said...

A great ride down Queen Anne Hill...

3:23 AM  
Blogger Helen said...


9:51 AM  
Blogger Templeton's fury said...

i think we all have a hill that brings back this memory...thanks for taking me back

6:30 AM  
OpenID gospelwriter said...

Oh yes, I know that feeling well, of downhill on a bicycle. That and so many other things in life are priceless - and no trophy could beat the thrill of just doing it/them again - and again. Love it!

1:58 PM  
Blogger willow said...

The thrill of the downhill ride was always worth it.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Jingle Poetry said...

welcome to our potluck week 12...
thanks for the attention!
Blessings fly your way.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Lucy Westenra said...

Quite a few bicycles, but this is quite nicycle!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

You can't beat this - cause it's a very good poem :o) Kudos.

1:38 PM  
Blogger Pat transplanted to MN said...

aha a bikkers trophy! "You can't beat this" reminded me of JC Hammer, "Can't touch this.." I walk my trike on the hills around here now even though I grew up biking on steeper ones! Downhill so much faster ! A nice take onthe prompt!

5:47 PM  
OpenID nimaruichi said...

Oh, yes, the experience is the reward!

4:52 AM  

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