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.