Salute from an Armchair MBer

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mikem, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. mikem

    mikem Member

    Well, summer's come and gone and I didn't get my MB built ... but here's my salute to those of you that did.

    Ode to an MBer

    with hands and tools he built a motored bike
    from rubber, blood and steel
    so simple yet so beautiful
    one piston and two wheels

    it runs on dreams and sparks and country air
    a dash of petrol now and then
    it takes him here, there and everywhere
    and brings him back again

    a lean machine of Spartan build
    so its troubles may be few
    sturdy built to stop and go
    that's all a bike must do

    his bed is on the handlebars
    rolled up and cinched down tight
    a blanket and a Bible and a
    candle for the night

    there's a twenty tucked beneath the seat
    against a rainy day
    unless a friend should need it first
    somewhere along the way

    no pesky map or ticking watch
    the road calls out today
    just sun ahead and wind behind
    Lord guide him on his way

    Happy Trails!

  2. augidog

    augidog New Member

    very nice, thank you :grin5:

    several lines got to me, as i'm travelling full-time come spring...maybe by spring you'll be running, too :cool2:
  3. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    That is very good!
    Thankyou for sharing.
  4. mikem

    mikem Member

    Thanks Augidog ... always good to hear from "the Dog". Will check out your log later.

    Good to hear from Gearnut too.