Friday, April 1, 2016

About My Next Project



On the road I met a cyclist
pedaling with all his might
But as the road was wet and muddy
so was his poor behind.

The village children saw him
and broke out in laughter
You need a pair of mudguards,
they shouted loudly after.

He answered through teeth gritted
while sniffling into tissues:
Oh I've had mudguards fitted
but there were clearance issues.
Plus installation and removal
and all that added weight!
Such fuss I greet with disapproval.
The mudguards simply weren't great.
I need a product far more clever.
If only there was some endeavour...

And at this lamentation
He had my keen attention.
For I had toiled in secret
to bring a product out
that, clearly this cyclist
could not make do without.

Hello! I said, Dear fella,
what you need is a Bumbrella.

With aero canopy
and carbon fibre pole
you cannot get much finer
if lightweight is your goal.

No matter what your frame spec
there's ever so much clearance.
Installing is a dream.
With moving parts no interference.

Your bicycle is elegant
your nether region dry,
with April showers kept at bay
your cycling spirits shall soar high.

So reject those pesky mudguards,
this season cycle smarter.

Support my fine invention:
SUPPORT BUMBRELLA ON KICKSTARTER!






20 comments:

  1. Always love the lovely April 1 post. Raining in Boston today.....where's my bumbrella got to?

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  2. Sweet! I'm in for two of 'em.


    Wolf.

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  3. I always look forward to your first post of this month.

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  4. Your algorithm post almost had me.

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    1. After the last two were met with genuine reader outcry, I have tried to scale down in the subtlety department : )

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  5. Happy All Fools'Day!

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  6. Oh my! The name alone is worth the support! Take my money!
    *Clicks link* Hmm, must be broken.
    *clicks link again*
    *looks at calendar*
    ... D'oh! You got me.

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  7. "He answered through teeth gritted
    while sniffling into tissues:
    Oh I've had mudguards fitted
    but there were clearance issues."

    Now that is true poetry.
    Happy 1st of April!

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  8. The village children in your neck of the woods are unusually well informed about bicycle accessories!

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    1. Indeed, we are lucky in that regard!

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  9. I always think you’re an icon of a mechanic engineer.
    All off your poems deserves to be famous
    Add to riders’ shelves

    L.

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  10. Two for me too, please! Happy 1st April :)

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  11. I almost believed it, but kickstarter? Not your style!

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    1. Okay, I really want to hear the Theme song to that one.

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    2. At the risk of sinking in your esteem, I will admit I have not (yet) seen the original!

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  13. Aero canopy, carbon fibre pole? I'm afraid this very same marvel product is already being peddled to the buying public... http://tinyurl.com/j9ywcb9

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    1. I see bolts, lots of unnecessary parts, but NO aero canopy.
      Puh-lease!

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  14. Nothing can top your last year's April 1st!

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