Muddymoles mountain biking in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

Mountain bike Haiku

Posted by Matt | June 2, 2010 | 12 comments so far

Sunrise on the hills
Sees a girl doing yoga.
I ride past, smiling.

One day I’ll manage an epic poem about my tyre choice but I need to work up to that one!

For the curious, you can read about the Japanese Haiku form on Wikipedia!


About the author

Matt is one of the founding Molefathers of the Muddymoles, and is the designer and main administrator of the website.

Having ridden a 2007 Orange Five for many years then a 2016 YT Industries Jeffsy 29er, he now rocks a Bird Aether 9 and a Pace RC-627.

An early On-One Inbred still lurks in the back of the stable as a reminder of how things have moved on. You can even find him on road bikes - currently a 2019 Cannondale Topstone 105 SE, a much-used 2011 Specialized Secteur and very niche belt drive Trek District 1.

If you've ever wondered how we got into mountain biking and how the MuddyMoles started, well wonder no more.

There are 12 comments on ‘Mountain bike Haiku’

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  1. Paul901 says:

    Off the back once more

    Moles ride into the distance

    Is the cake stop near?

  2. kc says:

    The falling flower

    I saw drift back to the branch

    was a butterfly.

    Translation by kc

    The falling mole

    I saw drift back to the peleton

    was a bonking mess

    OK, OK I know it doesn’t have the simple beauty of the original! Best get back to the day job!

  3. DaveW says:

    The Hope hub’s clicking

    Quickens to a whir

    As the hill steepens

  4. Dave says:

    Rotation is high

    Singlespeed and rigid too

    Pure and Simplistic

  5. John R says:

    Matt’s found a dropoff

    Can’t ride that it’s way too steep

    Oh my god ahhhhhhhh splat!

  6. AndAndy says:

    How to write haiku?

    What can provide clarity?

    One ‘on’ for On One?

  7. Andy661 says:

    the one above is mine.

    Damned auto complete on my phone!


  8. D'AndyC says:

    The bike trail steepens,

    Mighty thighs push down strongly,

    A chain ring explodes

  9. DaveW says:

    Face red and sweating

    Exertion, pain, distant thunder

    Damn brussel sprout curry

  10. Muddymoles says:

    Ride report: Wednesday 2 June – Crunch

    Another enjoyable ride across the Surrey Hills is otherwise marred by a nasty fall for Keith

  11. paul901 says:

    Solstice a success

    Three wise men enjoy the dawn

    Virgins absent, damn!

  12. Related: Ride report: Wednesday 2 June - Crunch | Rides | Muddymoles: Mountain biking (MTB) in the Surrey Hills and Mole Valley

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