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May 2, 2011 46 comments

The 2011 Brooks A to Z Competition.

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By GARETH
The 2011 Brooks A to Z Competition.
Reflective buttons from radpropaganda.org Aesthetically, Brooks can define extraordinary fields. Given his ingenuity, John knew leather materials, not only phenomenally quiescent, redoubtable saddles. The uninformed view whispered "Xanthophyll, you Zombie!" What does this have to do with a Brooks competition?  Read on fair bicycle user... From Write a Bike by Juri Zaech Freshly back from a visit to the Brooks factory in Smethwick, and laden down with all manner of paraphernalia pertaining to the world's oldest and finest bike saddle company, we have decided once again to put some stamps on a parcel, and let the People decide whose address should be added to it. It's Competition Time again! Behold the 2011 John Brooks A to Z Brainathon! Our task this month is tougher to complete than a Limerick, and more work-intensive than a Haiku, yet compensates with the huge amount of relative freedom afforded those wishing to give it a go. Compose something of 26 words' length. It can be a poem (doesn't have to rhyme), a sentence, a series of sentences, anything at all. Punctuate, italicize and bracket as your heart desires. The only rule is, the first word of your composition should begin with the letter A, its second with the letter B, its third... you follow. Of course, that means we might in fact have 26 rules. Wait a second, 27. The winner will also have somehow alluded to the majesty of the world's finest leather cycling saddles along the way. Hold on, 28. A maximum of three Proper nouns. All sounds fairly straightforward; will anyone be emulating Ken Wolfe or Anwar Rahim? We doubt it. This one has quality, not quantity, written all over it. Which isn't to criticize the two gentlemen's literary abilities, of course! Merely to say that anyone who can come up with fifty of these possibly has too much time on their hands. Our opening paragraph today is an example of one bad, meaningless road you could go down. It does meet minimum requirements, though. We will naturally be expecting much more imaginative stuff on the podium. Oh, and don't bother looking for free software that churns them out. There isn't any ha ha! Honorable mentions in our occasional round-ups for anybody who impresses. All entries to be received in our Comment Section below! Prizes, as always, very special. ...And Brian called! Designing electric fishbowls gives him irreversible jaundice. Keeps looking my number over. Perhaps quietly reach Smethwick to undo Vincent's wicked xenophobia yesterday? Zebra. Image by Cornelli
Comments
Astounding Brooks comfort! Don exclaimed.
Fortunately Gareth had included Jane's kitten, lovely Ming. Now open pawed,questioning roughly sensuous times under Victor's wonderful xenophobic, yawning Zucchinis.
Don Hatcher May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Are Brookes comfortable? Doesn't everyone feel genuinely happy just knowing leather's much nicer. Omnipotent, perfect, quirky, restrained, such understatements. Vaccillate? With xmas you’re zealful
Geoff Hume May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
All Brooks creations deliver excellence.
For generations hundreds improved journeys.
Kind leather, moulded naturally, optimises performance.
Quintessentially regal saddles transform ubiquitous vectors.
Wonderous xenium yearned zealously.
Ken Prouse May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Alas, beseeching cycling’s demands, “England Flies Gallantly!” Headlining in joyful, kindly leather, modestly named of pedaling quality. Relaxing saddles teemed upon velvety wheels...Xanadu! Yogi’s zeitgeist!
Cary DeBerry May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
A Brooks can defend even frightened glutes (hiding in just knickered leggings). Monogramed name on proud, quality ridden saddles. Tightened underneath. Verifiably, weathered xenagogue, yet...zen.
Cary DeBerry May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
All Brooks can defer fanny gripes.
Holy ideals jump kangaroo-like.
Money, no obvious problem.
Quelling rear swelling
totals quite record selling.
teeming uber-vital workings,
xerophilous - youthful - zealous.
Dylan Grimm May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
All Brooks can defer every fanny gripe.
Holy ideals jump kangaroo-like.
Money, no obvious problem.
Quelling rear swelling
totals quite record selling.
teeming uber-vital workings,
xerophilous – youthful – zealous.
Dylan Grimm May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Astounding Brooks craftsmanship, cleverly detailed; eleemosynary fastidiousness, glowing happily, immoderately jubilant, kleptomanes' lust. Manifest nobility, obsessive pedalers questing relentlessly. Saddles triumphant, ubiquitous vitality, wandering Xenophon's youthful zest.
David G Epstein May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Abruptly Brooks cried, "Don't eat flowers. Great hope isn't jest, kid. Let me nail one poster quietly." Running swiftly to urge vigilance, while Xanthippe's yelling zoomed.
David G Epstein May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Ain't Brooks cool, dumb Eton fairies? Grasping honchos, imitation Jeremiahs, keening loudly. Man! No one pedals quietly, riding steadily to Utopia. Vanity undermines Western xenophilia, yammering Zuleikas.
David G Epstein May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
(Revision) Astounding Brooks craftsmanship demonstrates eleemosynary fastidiousness, glowing happily, immoderately jubilant, kleptomanes’ lust. Manifest nobility, obsessive pedalers questing relentlessly. Saddles triumphant, unconcerned vitality, wandering Xenophon’s youthful zest.
David G Epstein May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Adroit builder. Capriciously deviant. Entrenched furiously. Grateful hedonist. Illuminated juxtaposition. Knowingly ludicrous. Malapropisticly nebulous. Orgasmic pedaler. Quantum revolutionary. Spiritually transparent. Unequivocably vegan. Wanderlust xenodochy. Yosemite zapatos.
Pedal Monkey May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
"Aerodynamic bottom cushions,
Durable, ever-firm.
Gusset Health Is Jeopardised?
Keep Learning Man!
Never Offer Problematic Quilted Rump Saddles; Tanned Undercarriage Vessels Work!",
Xerxes yelled zealously.
Graham White May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Algie's Brooks, caressed daily, earlier Grandpa's hairy inside jodphur leg must nocturnally often polish quiet rapid strokes turning under Violet's widely yawning zip.
Andy Smithson May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Algie’s Brooks, caressed daily, earlier fat Grandpa’s hairy inside jodphur kissed leg must nocturnally often polish quiet rapid strokes turning under Violet’s wild XXL yawning zip.
Andy Smithson (revision) May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
All Brooks cyclists deserve extremely fine grade hide. In Japan Keirin like many nice old products. Quality reigns supreme though ultimately villains will xerox your zippers.
Ron Whitmire May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Any brand can do frightfully garish; happiness is jolly kind leather: moulded, not pinched; quietly regal saddles tooled uniquely, valued widely. Your xystus' zenith.
Ben Ackland May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
A bemused cyclists distressed extremities fried greatly !

Headline :-

INJURIOUS JEOPARDY !!
Kidderminster local man neatly overcomes posterior quandary.
Remedy : Swift transformed underpants vexation.

Wastefully x-rayed your zucchini
Ken Prouse May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Any brand can do 'Frightfully Garish'; happiness is jolly kind leather: modest, not overly pricey; quietly regal saddles tooled uniquely, valued widely. Xystus, your zenith.
Ben Ackland (ammended, forgot 'o' and order of alphabet)) May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Amazing. Brooks Comfort developing exquisitely. Fantastic! Gone... Hours... It's just kilometers... Let's me navigate open places... Quality ride... Supple though uncompromising... Vegabond... Wanderlust... Xanadu? Yes. Zen...
Arizona Bike Guy May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Astride Brooks, comfort does emancipate. Fetterless go happily independent joyriders. King Leather makes numbness’ occurrence past-tense. “Quite resplendent” say tushies unanimously. “Virtual wheeled Xanax!” yells Zuzu.
Judge Morton May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
ny brand can do ‘Everso Frightfully Garish’; happiness is Jolly Kind Leather: modest, not overly pricey; quietly regal saddles; tooled uniquely, valued widely. Xystus, your zenith.
Ben Ackland (ahem...FINAL revision, forgot 'e') May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
Any brand can do ‘Everso Frightfully Garish’; happiness is Jolly Kind Leather: modest, not overly pricey; quietly regal saddles; tooled uniquely, valued widely. Xystus, your zenith.
London Baroudeur (any prizes for most revisions?) May 23, 2016 at 4:04 PM
What is the antonym for "prizes"?
BREGAN May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Assuredly, Brooks constantly defies expectations! Fannies grin! Happiness is just kindled longer! My, no one praises quite rightly such terrific, under-valued workmanship! Xerox yon zenith!
Ken wolfe May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Assuredly, Brooks constantly defies expectations! Fannies grin! Happiness is just kindled longer! My, no one praises quite rightly such terrific, under-valued workmanship! Xerox yon zenith!
Ken Wolfe May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Aha, behold clearly dear excellent friend, girlfriend hopes in joining kisses, ladies marvel near our prized quintessential riding saddles toured upon Ventoux. Warning: xenophobia yields zero.
Lowell May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
A Brook's Challenge Doens`t Exist For Getting Hard Inspire. Just Let Mind Narrate. Open Quiz Round Some Tweets Uncertain Voyage. With X-rays You Zoom...
Juliana Caetano May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
What do I win if I tell you?
snake on a plane May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
At Brooks, consummate designers engineer for greatness.
Handling incredible journeys. Killing long miles.
Never offensive - perfect quality rides - straight to Utopia.
Valiantly wandering – xenomaniac - Young zealot.
Burning Fat Not Fuel May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
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A Brooks can do everything, from --
Grandiose heights in junipered knolls,
Lasting mounts (numerously on Paschleys),
Quenching racing’s superlatives --
To undressing vixens, wantonly xeroxing yesterday’s zeal!
Cary DeBerry May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Affable Brooks’ Chinese developers execute fabulous gleaming hides into just keen looking masterpieces, never obstacling production quality. Raising standards, the uber velo wistfully xeroxes yesterday’s zeal.
Cary DeBerry May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Chinese developers?
BREGAN May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
A Brooks can decidedly enrich friendly gallops hitherward. I journey keeping linear maps nearly obscured. Passing quagmires, ruinous saddles thermoplastic underperform verily. Wily xebecs, yonder, zag!
Randal Putnam May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
A builder can deliver exceptional fois gras.
Hirsute irregular jowls know lethargic men.
Numerous orthopedic perches quarrell.
Raw saddles transform universally.
Venerate weasels.
Xerox your zeal.
Dan Taylor May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Another Brooks Competition, Disappointingly Elitist, Favouring Generally High Intelligence.
Jaded Karma.
Like My Nice Opposing Prose?
Quietly Resenting, Stupidly Typing Unreadable Verse With Xerophthalmia.

Yours,

Zoocytium.
Joss Benyon May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Acerbically, Brooks could develop everything fairly grand...his intellect just knew leather, metals, newly opined panniers, quintessential riding saddles, tweed upon velo...whilst xylophonically yodelling zingers!
Cary DeBerry May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Atop burly cattle, delectable external fillets.
Genius "hides" in jocular.
Kinda like mahogany nauseating oneself?
"Points...", quipped Rebecca, "...surely, to underhand, vile wood."
"Xylophobia!", yelled Zara.
snake on a plane May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
A Brooks comes! Destroying entire, futile grudges.
Hold! Josephine kisses leather’s most notable. Originality, Precious Quirks, Regal Station, Truly Universal, Victorious, World-renowed. Xavier, Your Zen.
E.M. May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
A Brooks comes! Destroying entire, futile grudges.
Hold! Invariably, Josephine kisses leather’s most notable. Originality, Precious Quirks, Regal Station, Truly Universal, Victorious, World-renowed. Xavier, Your Zen.

(Third time's a charm? Ugh. Sorry.)
E.M. May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Albert Brooks created delightful, energetic, films. Galloping horses inspired John’s keen leather mastery, obsessive, purposeful, quest: SADDLES. Traditional, unadulterated,, velo workmanship. Xanthous zealot!
Ron Leach May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
CORRECTION:

Albert Brooks created delightful, energetic, films. Galloping horses inspired John’s keen leather mastery nonpareil. Obsessive, purposeful, quality: Revered SADDLES. Traditional, unadulterated, velo workmanship. Xanthous, young zealot!
Ron Leach May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
[ Nice safety Buttons by he way! ]
Julius May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
All bicyclists concur decisively: England's finest genuine hide idealists just kill laziness. Making not of perfection, quite realistically, saddles true under volume! Why xenophobes yearn zealously?
Ryan Rickerts May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM
Astounding Brooks' Cleverness Delivers Excellent, First-Grade Hide Ingenuity. Just Kills Lethargy, Maintains Normal Orderly Posture. Quintessentially Realised Saddle Technology; Unquestionable Vigorousness Wrangles Xerxes' Youthful Zest!
Tim Ecclestone May 23, 2016 at 4:05 PM