Strain in Motion

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it’s lethal

Paul Coelho


Be the master
Invite the strain
Keep yourself fit
Everyone else can ride the train

All this sweat
Before I even start work
But the space afforded
by my co workers
Is a definite perk

Käpylä bridge

Refuse litters the angled stairwells
Long fallen into disrepair.
Spiderweb splintered pavement
Catching hasty heels unaware

The clock still beams an echo
For a train that will never go
Passengers of the afterlife
People we no longer know

I’m homeward bound
Drifting with the doldrums
Overtired and overworked
What is left of life succumbs

Weekly Theme:
Work Commute

Thoughts and observations from my daily bike ride to work.

21 thoughts on “Strain in Motion

  1. A most productive ride to work. The afforded space 😅 ending with a bit contemplative thought on the ride home. Nicely done, Twisty. Can’t wait for tomorrow’s commute. 😉💙

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    1. Thanks bluey ☺️💚
      I used to write while on the bus, much easier to take notes than on a bike.
      I often what others are thinking while they ride. Many a blank stare in the morning 🤣

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      1. I agree. I used to laugh at the people who made faces while the slept on the subway, snore, drool or even mumbling. I know I’m bad, but it was very entertaining.

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      2. That has never happened to me, but I have seen it happen to others. The gentle shrug of the shoulder, the out right poke to hilarious

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      1. It is very hilly round here. At my age, I either cheat with the electric bike, or I don’t bike. No contest, I cheat! 😊


  2. All very clever! It brought back memories of a certain grad student who rode to work/classes. His BO was so overpowering that we finally had to have an intervention! Amazingly he took our advice and stopped at the rec center and showered. Life was better for everyone! He even found a girl friend!!

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    1. Thank you.
      Luckily this is fictional. We have showers in the change Rooms if necessary. By the end of my shift I smell more than any bike ride I could take.
      I’ve heard women appreciate good grooming and nice smells. I really should give it a try.


  3. Brilliant quote. I have a love/hate relationship with routines. I can’t develop good habits to save my life, but my bad habits cohabit in their own parasitic ecosystem.


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