Friday, April 22, 2011

First Ever Bike Night Renga!

I know you're just waiting to hear how the movie film fest worked out, but, you'll have to wait a little while longer. In the meantime, how about getting down with your bad - poet -self! Carpe Diem!

This morning I was listening to National Public Radio and the announcer interviewed a poet who had started a Renga. A Renga is a poem written by a community of people where each person writes their own stanzas based on the 5-7-5, or 7-7 syllable (or sound units) pattern. With BIke Night beginning in a few weeks I thought having the Bike Night "community" write a Renga, might be fun.

To learn more about what I'm talking about click here.

I'll give my weak verse first in the 5-7-5 format. The next must be a two line stanza in the 7-7 syllable format. Alternating by stanza. 5-7-5, 7-7, 5-7-5 etc. Verses/stanzas can be posted in the comments below.

Also, your verse must draw from the idea in the previous verse.

I will assemble them and the final Renga will be read prior to the first BIke Night. This should be fun!

1. Shiny Cruiser Bike,
A big crowd gathers
Waiving neighbors laugh

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Excellent turnout tonight!

On behalf of the Bicycle Longmont Board I have to say we packed the place! Way to go Longmont. It was an excellent turnout. You guys filled the Dickens out of the Dickens. And, what a great time. The crowd, the movie, all of it great friends and a lot of good cheer.

As you can tell we had a great time.

Quickly - I need to say one thing - THANK YOU MIKE DION! - We were given the incredible surprise tonight when Mike Dion the filmmaker of Ride the Divide showed up out of the blue to answer questions. It was a great time, made even greater by having him there. So - Mike - Thank you!

Tomorrow night will be equally as great.

If you liked Ride the DIvide come and check out BIcycle Dreams. It's similar to Ride the Divide in that you can see extraordinary human beings accomplish amazing feats. It's truly a movie that will stick with you.

If you haven't gotten tickets, tickets will be $15 at the door. However, know that there will be a panel discussion and an after party at Oskar Blues Brewery at Pike and Sunset. I think you'll get your $15 worth, really.

Having said that.... We will drop a bunch more Bicycle Dreams tickets off at Crackpots tomorrow morning. These tickets will remain $10. It's Friday and we need easy math on Fridays. So that means you get a deal so - ya' know - I wouldn't complain.

A little bit about the Panel Our panel will include Rick Boethling - Race Across America - Race Director, Terri Gooch & Tim Case both have competed in Multiple RAAM rides. We will also feature Ryan Van Duzer. Ryan has ridden across the USA a number of times and will share his insights into RAAM as well.

Also if you need to hedge your bet on the cruiser bike - we'll be selling tickets tomorrow night too at Vance Brand.

We hope to see you there.

Allrighty, it's late and time to refuel for tomorrow. S

Sleep well St. Vrain Valley!