My legs are hungry.
Wheels gobble up the pavement.
Delicious miles. Burp.
What machine allows for such a feast? Oh, just the Trek 7.2 FX WSD, a sweet $550 ride that we're giving away to one lucky reader. Here's are bike's details broken down into lingo I understand:
—WSD = Women's Specific Design. Which means everything from a saddle that works for your lady bits to a top tube that isn't Empire-State-Building high so you can get one leg over it to dimensions that fit us. (Not, ahem, them.)
—24 gears on this baby, which means you can climb the nastiest of hills with (relative) ease, cruise through the flats, and get a little speed on the downhills, if you're so inclined.
—A practical design that fits multiple uses. You can haul your kids in a bike trailer behind you, and it won't feel like a chore. You can put fenders and a rack on it and commute to work--and arrive at work in a much better mood. You can leave it as it is, and get in a killer workout on it.
—Upright handlebars offer maximum visibility and safety; you'll feel steady and safe. And the grips are oh-so-soft, so your wrists won't feel every crack in the road.
How do you win these wheels, you might ask? A haiku, I would answer, which is our favorite compose-an-entry-to-be-judged entry. It requires a little thought and creativity, but not too much time.
The rules of the haiku: five syllables on first line; seven syllables on second; five syllables on third. Rhyming not encouraged.
What your haiku should be about: anything to do with cycling. Riding with your kids, riding for crosstraining, riding for your trip to the farmer's market, why you're not riding because you don't have--and really need--this bike.
One more to get you inspired
Kids in car fighting.
Put them on bikes. Off you go.
I'll just ride behind.
Rules of the contest: You have two weeks to get your haiku on. Until June 6 to be exact. Then we'll cull through the entries and, with the help of a panel of judges, pick our favorite haiku. We'll announce the winner June 9. Finally: One entry per person.
Ready, set, ride!
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of the United States. It begins on 5/23/12 and ends on 6/6/12; the winner will be chosen by a panel and announced on 6/9/12. One entry per person. The value of the prize is $550. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.