Different Saddles: A Gathering of Bicycle Poetry

Bicycle outside the Western Folklife Center: Cowboy Poetry Gathering Headquarters, 5th and Railroad Streets, Elko NVAs we are now being teased with the possibility of Spring, some of us are already dreaming of those long summer days we will spend in the cool mountain air atop a saddle...a bicycle saddle. Here are two poems, one by David Richmond and another by the late Sunny Hancock, that pay wry tribute to our beloved two-wheeled companions.

Length: 10:08 ~ Listen or Podcast from iTunes.


David Richmond's recitation is from an "Anything Goes" open-mic session at the 2003 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; Sunny Hancock's recitation is from the 2001 Gathering. And while we're on the subject, Saddlemaker Jeremiah Watt went on a heroic cross-country bicycle ride in 2006 and blogged about his experiences for the Western Folklife Center. To read about that journey in his (archived) Online Journal, click here. Remember to scroll to the very end of the Journal to begin your journey on August 7, 2006 with Jeremiah!

This podcast was drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.