Photos from our Northern Arizona trip of 2018, Antelope Canyon, the 270 degree Horseshoe Bend of the Colorado River below Glen Canyon Dam which forms Lake Powell, arranged by Grand Canyon Adventures of Flagstaff, and Brad was our guide.

A Get Back Whip Quip


Original song lyrics by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro


Consider reading along to my Spoken Verse Performance.





A trip took us out West pretty darn far.


With stops in Arizona and Texas.


Where bikers had whips on their handle bars.


The purpose of which did perplex us.





Most Get Back Whips are made of leather.


That most American of materials.


Paracord models brave any weather.


Some have steel balls, and skulls on the tassels.





Controls for the clutch and front binder,


Are present in the form of two levers.


When is it smart to hang shit from either?


The answer seems clear to me: never.





These whips seem totally vulnerable,


To something called the five finger discount.


And yes, the loss would be tolerable,


But only after I stop and dismount.





Could be that I'm unqualified to tell,


What could make bikes accidentally stop.


I've experienced a thrill without parallel,


Climbing the creek side wall near Bastrop.





But dirt bikes do have different needs,


Than those which cruise on the pavement.


Get Back Whips can pose a threat at higher speeds.


I'll close out this poem with that statement.


The End


Copyright Michael Kimbro 2018. All rights reserved.



Keywords: Poems about motorcycle accessories, Leather whip poetry, Harley Davidson choppers, Odes about street bikes.