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I was watching spinners go by one day and had these thoughts. I myself am not a cyclist, but I am a fitness trainer, so i can relate to the euphoric sense you get.



Shiny tan and gleaming skin

Flying colors, dressed to win

Squinty eyes, meaty thighs

Driving rain is no demise


On they go, pushing on

Cyclists’ journey never done

Adrenaline and rush begin

Swoosh and spin, there is no end


Make the turn, pump up again

Feel the burn spin, spin

Feel no pain, love the rain

Brush back the corporal drain


Hunker down, this hill will burn

For that feeling, always yearn

Watch that branch at the pass

Thirst is building, start to gasp


Now alas the hill has come

Sweet deliverance has been won

Love the glide, feel the ride

Arms out wide, breeze goes by


Keen to the wheeling

Leave the body reeling

Each day come into being

Just to feel that feeling


-M. Jacobs




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Grito commented on Cyclist


Exercise and its reward, for the body, mind and soul.



Thanks for reading and commenting.

soulwriter commented on Cyclist


I can't even begin to tell you the personal thrill that I get from reading this, it is a pure adrenaline rush for me. I do Triathlon and often ride a 100 miles a week and have been wanting to sit down and write something like this and now I am excited to see you have captured the experience perfectly! Of couse who can't help but be a Lance Armstrong fan so many should relate to this poem / an instant favorite of mine! Keep creating - Live Strong



Thanks so much for your words of support and I am pleased you felt the rush I was conveying.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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