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    Once a year

    Our day of Atonement was yesterday. We fast (no food or liquids) 25 hours, no TV, radio, computers, cars [remember the Yom Kippur war 1973 - one of the reasons we were able to mobilise so quickly was that the roads were completely empty], reflect upon ourselves in the context of everything around us, seek and give forgiveness from and to whomever we did wrong or wrong was done unto us.
    Cycling being a form of enjoyment is shunted aside in favor of the more spiritually uplifting reflections we engage during this day of self assessment.
    What did I do as soon as the holiest day was over - went right back to the wheels. Funny how we are creatures of comfort and enjoyment.

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    Like the day after Lent.
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    Our day of Atonement was yesterday. We fast (no food or liquids) 25 hours, no TV, radio, computers, cars [remember the Yom Kippur war 1973 - one of the reasons we were able to mobilise so quickly was that the roads were completely empty], reflect upon ourselves in the context of everything around us, seek and give forgiveness from and to whomever we did wrong or wrong was done unto us.
    Cycling being a form of enjoyment is shunted aside in favor of the more spiritually uplifting reflections we engage during this day of self assessment.
    What did I do as soon as the holiest day was over - went right back to the wheels. Funny how we are creatures of comfort and enjoyment.
    And next, the Feast of Tabernacles and Last Great Day!
    "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." --General George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    What did I do as soon as the holiest day was over - went right back to the wheels. Funny how we are creatures of comfort and enjoyment.
    Go to a monestary. Times of prayer are followed by work, or the craft, or the skill that monk has been assigned to accomplish. Spiritual reflection followed by what one does best, or what one needs to do for the wider community.
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    May peace follow in your tire tracks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berts
    no TV, radio, computers, cars
    That's atonement? Sounds more like a vacation.

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    I love to have an ice cold shower every morning , so I take a hot one instead ,as atonement every day !
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    dont worry be happy ????

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