WHY SO SERIOUS? WIN A VULPINE RAIN JACKET

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Because competition questions are often rather…silly…We thought we’d ask you to do a silly thing. Write a love poem to Vulpine and win our top of the range Rain Jacket. Go on go on go on.Because competition questions are often rather…silly…We thought we’d ask you to do a silly thing. Write a love poem to Vulpine. Go on go on go on.

Why so serious? Brand Competitions should be a laugh. So a couple of days ago on I suggested on Twitter we write silly love poems to Vulpine. So….The best wins a Vulpine Rain Jacket.

There’s been a great response so now we’re extending it to The Big Wide World.

Sing it on Facebook.

Say it on Twitter.

Feel it in the comments section on the blog below.

Deadline is midnight on Thursday the 3rd of May. The winner will be chosen by you by telling me which you prefer, but because its my company and my jacket and my idea I am going to make the finally decision, so there.

Here are the great (and also some ever so slightly worrying) entries from Twitter:

Tim Wiggins â€ï† @timwiggins1
@vulpinecc If April showers got u down, A Vulpine jacket can turn that around, It’ll keep u dry hour upon hour, Maintaining vital willpower!

Toby Ross â€ï† @tobyjross
@vulpinecc you got the hub, you got the hub, i need to spin me through.

Owen P â€ï† @owenp
@vulpinecc My love is like a Vulpine rainjacket, which keeps me dry in May; she’s beautiful, doesn’t costapacket…… and is sufficiently durable to withstand a quick frolic in the hay.

Ian Redmond â€ï† @IanCyclingreds
@vulpinecc Poem……Cycling through the cold I zip up my Vulpine jacket, its so warm and cosy the wool keeps me warm inside the jacket

Sam â€ï† @jeffdreadnought
@vulpinecc garment o’er her shoulders; for without it her heart smoulders. An earnest plea: warm her soul! protect it frm the rain & cold

The Broom Wagon â€ï† @broomwagonblog
@vulpinecc open,open,big black cloud; you wont beat my vulpine shroud!rain hard,rain hard you won’t win, my lovely Vulpine protects my skin!

Scott O’Raw â€ï† @velocast
Ones most humble entry for the @vulpinecc rain jacket compo-doo-hickey http://pic.twitter.com/pG0PFoyL

Helen Bell â€ï† @helsbels1272
oh graceful @vulpinecc apparel, your style doth make my whole heart swell, I yearn to feel your wondrous weave upon my back one rainy eve

Toby Ross â€ï† @tobyjross
@vulpinecc The spokes of my heart spin only for you, vulpine you complete me, I hope I do too! #ihubyou #ridingletourdelove

C.J â€ï† @sitdowninfront
"If music be the food of love. & Guiness be thy Angel’s wee. Behold! A @vulpinecc green toggled jacket Protection from thy rainy racket!"

matt_fantastic â€ï† @matt_fantastic
@vulpinecc In the summer time when the weather is "fine"… You can stay bone dry in your new Vulpine… #MungoJerry

Lazywheeler â€ï† @Lazywheeler
@vulpinecc I met a fox the other day. When I asked how much she cost, I had to pay. All of a sudden I’d brought her home. She’s one hundred kilo’s dressed in Vulpine silverchrome. Apologies to Millencolin, but she’s the best ride I ever had!

Christina Budd â€ï† @chrissiedoodah
@vulpinecc brevity, being the soul of wit.. restricts my Vulpine love thusly: age cannot wither it, nor custom stale it’s infinite variety..

Andy Ward â€ï† @awkwardcyclist
@vulpinecc "I’m singing in the rain, Wearing Vulpine in the rain, The drivers are feeling, I must be insane"

John_the_Monkey â€ï† @John_the_Monkey
Shall I compare thee to a @vulpinecc rain jacket? / No, thou art not made of cotton / I haven’t really thought this simile though.

alias_me â€ï† @alias_me
@vulpinecc ..When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of undrowned cyclists beneath the trees, their rain jackets fluttering in the breeze.

alias_me â€ï† @alias_me
@vulpinecc I do not wander lonely as a cloud, for the clouds they hunt in packs, & pisseth down from up on high when i have no pack-a-mac..

Peter â€ï† @pllb
oh @vulpinecc rain jacket you’re so beautiful, you make my heart beat like a raging bull, please come & keep me dry, so I do not have to cry

Me â€ï† @cyclinggary
Like @vulpinecc, cycling is my life, I love it so much, if I win (the EPIC cotton rain jacket), I will give it to my wife……

matt_fantastic â€ï† @matt_fantastic
@vulpinecc "I love to go a-cycling, along the single-track, and as I go, I love to sing, a Vulpine on my back…"

accidento bizarro â€ï† @accidentobizaro
@vulpinecc ‘Cross is pretty gnarly/ Remounting ain’t no party/ If I had a Vulpine jacket/ then perhaps I wouldn’t cack it

alias_me â€ï† @alias_me
@vulpinecc For oft when on my couch I lie In vulpine.cc shopping mood, The rain jacket falls upon my eye Which is the bliss of dry cyclitude

Mary Estall â€ï† @maryestall
@vulpinecc starlight, starbright first star I see tonight I wish I may I wish it might stop raining or I get a @vulpinecc rainjacket

accidento bizarro â€ï† @accidentobizaro
@vulpinecc Rapha is pink/ Vulpine is green/ Pull on your Rain Jacket (c) (TM)/ Ride off like McQueen

Caven O’Hara â€ï† @caveno
@vulpinecc I WANDERED lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills Resplendent in my Vulpine rain jacket

Lazywheeler â€ï† @Lazywheeler
@vulpinecc Who of you will dare to put wind in your hair, Rain in your face and never leave a trace, Of having ever been there. When it’s all said and done, it’s what makes cycling in Vulpine, fun.

Me â€ï† @cyclinggary
@vulpinecc the moment I laid my eyes on you I knew I had to have you, but then you are one foxy brand…

Dineth Wij â€ï† @DinethWij
@vulpinecc From afar doth yonder came, Garms fresh with wonder and game, The fox, my love, my life now depicts, A heart yearning Pantone 376

Alan Johnson â€ï† @alanj16
@vulpinecc Vulpine vulpine, wherefore art thou rain jacket?, yet to meet so our love doth remain unrequited, the rain doth fall please hurry

Brendan Casey â€ï† @scarface_9toes
@vulpinecc Oh Vulpine, how I pine, for thine, rain jacket. Tis better on a Mancunian than a salacious Faustian.

Timothy Pulleyn â€ï† @timothypulleyn
@vulpinecc Now,the melancholy god of Vulpine protect thee;and the tailor make thy doublet of changeable taffeta,for thy mind is a very opal!

Andy Ward â€ï† @awkwardcyclist
@vulpinecc sing along – "You Are My Vulpine (rain jacket) My only Vulpine (rain jacket) You make me happy When skies are grey…You keep my arms dry, You keep my arse dry, Please don’t take my Vulpine (rain jacket) away"

John the Monkey @John_the_Monkey
@vulpinecc Vulpine clothing / Is the cyclist’s pick / Even their cotton / Is proper EPIC.

John_the_Monkey â€ï† @John_the_Monkey
@vulpinecc Roses are red / Violets are Blue / Monkeys love Vulpine / AND SO SHOULD YOU. DAMN YOUR EYES. BAH.

MORE ENTRIES!

Martin Cox
oh cotton jacket you truly are a hit
made with love by Phil, Emmalou & Lily
lets not forget Nick, even though he’s quite silly
you are, as they say in the hood, quite splendid!

she1bot â€ï† @she1bot
@vulpinecc But soft! What blight from yonder rain cloud breaks? It is the rainy beast & my Vulpine Waterproof Jacket is the sun!

GhostofRiccardoRicco â€ï† @GhostofRicco
@vulpinecc Blood bags of poison, For no team i am chosen, Need quality garms – I am most fussy, Desperately need help, please, Mr. Hussey?

Jim Speakman â€ï† @FixedGigha
@vulpinecc when my way is covered in slush, my thoughts turn to the Vulpine hairy red bush

James Lucas â€ï† @RabAusten
@vulpinecc Foxes are red, Vulpine is green / Cycling apparel, in which you’ll want to be seen #LoveVulpine

Kerry Goodwin â€ï† @Tuffmonkey1908
@vulpinecc my love for thee is serious, your wares make me delerious, your rain jackets make rain untedious, they make me feel amphibious.

James Lucas â€ï† @RabAusten
@vulpinecc Cotton so soft, details which glow / Vulpine clothing as worn by @jonsnowC4 #LoveVulpine

Mark Hancock â€ï† @RourkeRider
@vulpinecc I’m not a mountain goat but I would love a brand new coat designed by a foxy stoat.

GhostofRiccardoRicco â€ï† @GhostofRicco
@UCI_Overlord @DinethWij @vulpinecc Don’t patronise me.. My poetic haematocrit is at a dizzying 85%. Upping the ante, words come like Dante.

John_the_Monkey â€ï† @John_the_Monkey
@Cycleboredom @vulpinecc If it’s wet /Just lower the flap / To stop your back / Being covered in Crap. #CrewesDonDraper

Tim Wiggins â€ï† @timwiggins1
@vulpinecc Black clouds rumble, Rain drops pummel, Brakes Squeal, Tyres Slip, But my Vulpine keeps me dry, Concentrated on the task in hand.

cyclisme spandelles â€ï† @spandelles
@vulpinecc I love you wolverine, Your vulpine fur’n’all. Protect me from my time; And from the fall… Of rain.

We have a winner! We had shed loads of great entries, with a distinctly Shakespearean feel to many (strangely).
But there can only be one bestest.

Here are the top 3:

GOLD:
Scott O’Raw â€ï† @velocast

Not only was it the sole illustrated entry, which goes a lonnng way (though marked down for using a Wolf, not a Fox!!) but the poem was most lovely.

SILVER:
@alias_me
I do not wander lonely as a cloud, for the clouds they hunt in packs, & pisseth down from up on high when i have no pack-a-mac…When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of undrowned cyclists beneath the trees, their rain jackets fluttering in the breeze.

Alias (who IS Alias?) has the vibes and the humour, but lost out because of lack of lovely image. Dang.

JOINT BRONZE:

@broomwagonblog

@vulpinecc open,open,big black cloud; you wont beat my vulpine shroud!rain hard,rain hard you won’t win, my lovely Vulpine protects my skin!

Andy Ward â€ï† @awkwardcyclist
@vulpinecc sing along – "You Are My Vulpine (rain jacket) My only Vulpine (rain jacket) You make me happy When skies are grey…You keep my arms dry, You keep my arse dry, Please don’t take my Vulpine (rain jacket) away"

Andy was fighting for First here, because I loved the use of Arse. But decided that the prose of the others put them ahead. Broom Wagon had the tightest, most efficient prose. So I couldn’t separate them

Since they were all so good, Silver & Bronze will receive Vulpine 25% off discount vouchers, and Lily the Dog will be popping round for licks.

THANK YOU ONE AND ALL. THAT WAS FUN.
Nick.

4 thoughts on “WHY SO SERIOUS? WIN A VULPINE RAIN JACKET”

  1. @vulpinecc Cursed splattering stair-rods, filthy rivulets of moist sky spittle, Oh inevitable airborne soakysods. I got a coat on tho.

  2. Alone I ride, so far from home
    The bitter wind chills my bones
    I fight the rain that soaks my clothes
    It slows be down, it dampens my soul
    Warm and dry I long to be
    Vulpine, Vulpine
    How I long for thee

  3. (Edit: Foolishly I put line line breaks in so it has merged into a single blurb. So put in full stops instead) – Alone I ride, so far from home. The bitter wind chills my bones. I fight the rain that soaks my clothes. It slows be down, it dampens my soul. Warm and dry I long to be. Vulpine, Vulpine. How I long for thee.

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