Mood Setter [HTML_REMOVED] Reminder
Thought this would be a good time to re-hash my words from the Show N Shine last year to get you psyched up and to share the love I have for my bike. They seem kind of fitting as we set out on another epic together! Also a reminder to please send JF your "Chromag Family" word to firstname.lastname@example.org. Also looking for a few more vollies…no first aid needed this time. So let me know if you know of anyone who can help out for a few hours….enjoy!
Oh, The Places Youll Ride!
By Dr. Horn
Today you will ride.
Youre off to cool places
On trails NOT too wide!
You have steel in your tubes,
You have soul in your frame.
No suspension at all,
For those bikes are all lame!
Youre one of a kind and I love you, youre fine!
Because you were the winner of the 6th Show N Shine.
Youll look up and down trails. Look em over with care.
But youll never say, I dont want to go there.
With your sparkly black paint and Hans Dampf on your wheel
You give all that dirt such a beauty, sweet feel!
And if you ride all the trails
dont worry, dont frown.
In that case of course
Well head straight out of town.
Its opener there
in the Chilcotin air.
Out there good things happen
and frequently do
to bikes as nimble
and groovy as you.
And when things start to happen
Dont worry, dont fret.
Just roll right along,
Youre the pimpest bike yet!
THE PLACES YOULL RIDE!
Youll be pedaling up
With no dabs on steep climbs
Because pedaling is fun,
It brings such good times.
You wont lag behind, because youre fast and youre light.
Youll pass the whole gang with your rigid, steel might.
All dressed up in pink, youre the best of the best.
Like Ryder, a winner, laying waste to the rest.
Except when you dont.
Because sometimes you wont.
Im sorry to say
but sadly its true
can happen to you!
You can get all hung up
on a rock or a root.
And the pack will ride on.
They will give you the boot.
Youll come down from your crash
with a terrible sound.
And on your frame, oh most surely,
a scratch will be found.
And when youre all scratched
Youre not in for much fun.
is not easily done.
There will come a time when youre replaced that is true,
perhaps a new frame with the colour Celeste Blue.
But before that day comes lets ride every trail
Because steel lasts forever, it never will fail.
Do you think we can do it? Do you think that we dare?
As instagram shows there are new trails everywhere!
And to ride them all there are so many starts,
Perhaps up on Westside, perhaps right at Barts!
Or way up north with Comfortably Numb.
I love that trail though some say its dumb.
(and even with steel it can hurt your bum!)
It can get so confusing
That youll start to race
Down rough, cobbled trails at a breath-taking pace.
And grind on for miles across a mutant built space
Headed, I fear, for a most devastating place.
The NO FLOW place .
For bikes NOT flowing.
Not flowing, moving like a snail,
Not flowing fighting tooth and nail,
Trying to pedal but soon youll bail,
Your bike bucks around, for sure youll fail.
Just give up and grab an ale!
Every bike is NOT flowing.
Thats not for you!
Youll get with the flow
All railing and jumping.
Youll find the sweet lines,
go so fast, youll be pumping!
Oh, the places youll ride. There are trails to be hit.
Just ride a Chromag and youll be the shit.
And the magical things you can do with this bike
Will make you so happy, all trail you will like.
Ride it hard, get it dirty, they call it brown pow.
Coz dirt is the bomb, it makes people go wow!
Except when they dont
because, sometimes they wont.
Not everyone knows what makes a great ride,
all shiny and new with no mileage, no pride.
They havent see dirt, not even tonight.
And that most surely, most purely, shouldnt seem right!
Not you, youve been ridden all over and far.
From Deer Pass to Tyax youre always a star.
Full Nimby, Middle Earth, all the way to the Peak.
In Squampton , the Treasure Trail, its not for the weak.
From Kashmir and Zanksar to Business Time too,
From Function, cross Westside, all the way to the Soo!
With scratches and dings youre showing your age
But the stories youve written so great, turn the page!
And will you succeed?
I think yes, most indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed)
KID, YOULL RIDE MOUNTAINS!
Be your name Velnes or Ritzy or Hine
Or any other name, for sure, thats just fine.
Youre off to cool trails
And hard-tailings your way!
Your Chromag is waiting.
Go BUY one today!