Monday, September 29, 2008

Tailwind



Twenty-four—breathing
through my nose—no chain—this is
how a peak once felt



9 comments:

Giles said...

I am pretty sure it's not technically haiku if you don't mention cherry blossoms

Padraig said...

Giles: brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Is that the old "Big Orange" (South Bay Cycles) racing kit? I briefly road with those guy here in Los Angeles.

Jared said...

It's not very often you see enjambment in a haiku. Nice.

Anonymous said...

haiku or not, that shit is nowhere near pro. are you kidding me?

please come home radio freddy. your people are waiting- and wanting more than the random video.

radio. radio. radio. radio....

Ari said...

OFf the subject here. I was wondering about Embrocation in the chest. I remember seeing old footage of Soigneurs rubbing something on riders chests before nasty weather rides.
Any clues???
Ari
from Chicago.

Radio Freddy said...

Ari,

Good to see you here. I can't speak to the nasty weather rides, but there are two examples which standout here on BKW. First is the Olbas applied to the chest of the Cannibal before the hour attempt in Mexico. The other is the first hand account from Hampsten and the heat used on the fateful day 20 years ago.

The Olbas works like Vicks, opening up the chest and the Cramers provides warmth.

- RF

juzme said...

Eddy, chest heaving already, embrocates only to keep his pace steady, then flys past the whirlwinds in Anquetil's eddy.

Ari said...

Thank you sir.
ari