Friday, July 14, 2006

Where The Sidewalk Ends

(With apologies to Shel Silverstein and Dr. Suess)

This is John, G.I. John.
John can ride bikes on and on.



Ski instructor, E-M-T
John is what I want to be
Riding, free as he can be
he gets social security.

He met me me at the Starrbucks shop
And said, "let's ride, and let's not stop."
He pumped some iron for an hour
then hit the roads and climbed the towers.



Mountains, lakes, epic ascents,
Swan Mountain Road past Keystone then



up and up and up some more
to Montezuma, one little store.
The top of all the roads around,
the pavement ends, the views astound.

Then down we came like birds of prey
What a view, and what a day.


Haven't tried it? Well, you should.
Cause bikes are fun, and fun is good.

9 comments:

TTUTri said...

I'm sure you have this book for your kids...

http://www.mikeandthebike.com/

Your post made me think of it. Great pics. I'm jealous.

TriSaraTops said...

Love it! Beautiful pics.

Veeg said...

I love this post.

Bolder said...

swan mountain.

yum.

outstanding post.

it's all about the bike, in colorado...

stronger said...

The summer is what makes the winter tolerable. Glad you got out and enjoyed our digs in Colorado.

mishele k said...

Great post! :)

Eric said...

Such wonderful poetic prose. Awesome pictures also.

TriBoomer said...

Do all us bikers a favor down here in little ole Texas and bring some of those mountains and roads back with you.

Stay tuned...

21st Century Mom said...

STANDING OVATION!

That was fantasitic and the ending was perfect! Love the pics, too.