And since I was at the ride I delivered the bike blessing in person, no foolin'. I modeled it after a Celtic ship blessing.
For thirty days you shall ride your bike
For thirty days you shall be made anew
For thirty days you shall find strength
What can befall you?
Check your brakes, oil your chain, pump up your tires.
What can cause you anxiety?
Watch our for cars, potholes, and thrill seeking squirrels!
The charm of the biking community be with you
The charm of a tail wind find you
The charm of bike riding joy never leave thee.
What can tempt thee?
It's not a contest, dress appropriately (or not), you can do this.
Beloved, enjoy your rides...
(rarely does a preacher get an action shot)
Happy 30 Days of Biking Everyone...