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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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I am now invincible

My bike has been legal now for just over a week. I have faced all but two fears I had and, while I may not have mastered them yet, I have at least looked them in the face. So seeing that the drizzle had come to an end and you could not have ordered a nicer evening I figured I ought to ride the bike to church.

Now let me paint you a quick picture of the people in my church. There is only one other "adult" that my age (33) and there really can't be more than 20 of us under 50. If you stand in the back of the church it looks as if there had been a gentle snow, just about every head is gray, going gray or white. These are the most accepting and loving people but I was expecting many a warning and lectures. I crept in the back, found a corner to store my jacket and helmet, plastered a smile on my face and entered in with the rest of the last minute arrivals.

Afterward I chatted with a few folks, gave a few recipes to some parishioners and then nonchalantly grabbed my gear and walked out. Of course who should fall in step with me but our Priest, Father Don. After a couple of seconds of idle chit chat the good Father glanced down and saw my helmet. With the enthusiasm of a child he threw down his brief case and insisted that I show him my bike. He knew more about my Kawasaki Ninja 250 than I did!

Apparently he has spent the winter putting his wife's bike back together and has invited me to join him on a ride in the near future. As he stood there looking over my bike I turned to speak to one of the vestry members who had accompanied us and out of the corner of my eye I saw Father Don sketched a quick cross over my bike. So now my bike has been blessed by a priest in good standing, this means I am invincible right?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 01:30 AM
 
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and just yesterday when i passed by the church around my gf's house i was wondering if there are any biker priests




P.S: it doesnt mean YOU're invincible, it means the BIKE has been blessed. so yeah the bike is pretty invincible not u. sorry dude
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:P.S: it doesnt mean YOU're invincible, it means the BIKE has been blessed. so yeah the bike is pretty invincible not u. sorry dude
Huh. Never thought of it that way. So the bike will make it, but I might not? Oh well, guess I will just carry on with the gearing up and trying to fight the "test to destruction" mentality.
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Huh. Never thought of it that way. So the bike will make it, but I might not? Oh well, guess I will just carry on with the gearing up and trying to fight the "test to destruction" mentality.

precisely my good man

gear's definitely the best way to go!
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"You'll meet the nicest people riding a Honda" Or a Kawasaki in this case...
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So now my bike has been blessed by a priest in good standing, this means I am invincible right?

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"The good lord said he can get me out of this... but... I'm pretty sure your FU#%ed!"
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[QUOTE=TATER;349461](quote from braveheart)

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Hmmm.....is this a suggestion for me to ride in a kilt?
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Hmmm.....is this a suggestion for me to ride in a kilt?
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cool story. Must be a cool priest.
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Hmmm.....is this a suggestion for me to ride in a kilt?
if you do, please post pics.


so you ride and go to church?! that's awesome.
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so you ride and go to church?! that's awesome.
Surely I am not the only one on this forum that combines the two?
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Once I get a bike, you wont be a loner anymore. haha. That's really cool that your priest is into bikes. When the story started i thought you were going to be yelled at by some of the older members of the congregation haha.
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Surely I am not the only one on this forum that combines the two?
i don't know too many church-going fellas. if they're going, they don't talk about it. my husband is one of them. hw wants nothing to do with it. it's frustrating to me. i need jesus in my life and i want him to experience that too.

and FWIW...we have a harley riding pastor at one of the churches around here.
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and just yesterday when i passed by the church around my gf's house i was wondering if there are any biker priests
We had a priest at my old church, coolest guy you'll ever meet, and you would never know he was a priest if you met him outside of church.

He rode into town on a full dress harley.
Refused the car the church was going to provide him, instead went out and bought a new Chevy pickup, which he put a plow on to move snow for the church, and any of its parishioners that needed help moving snow.
He refused to live in the church house, instead buying a run down house in town, and fixing it up to be REALLY nice.
Wore t-shirt and jeans every day, even on sunday under his robes.

All in all, the most down to earth guy I've ever talked to, and the only catholic priest I know that can do a full wedding and mass in under 45 min!

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All in all, the most down to earth guy I've ever talked to, and the only catholic priest I know that can do a full wedding and mass in under 45 min!
I wish my priest was like that. He is only 35 or 40, but is incredibly old fashioned. Mass typically takes an hour and fifteen minutes. The way he talks almost puts me to sleep and I hate it. For a cool factor he is an airplane pilot and is great at waterskiing. Outside of church he's not bad, but as far as a priest, I'm not a big fan of him.
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back when I was in middle school we had a priest who was at the school for only a year. while he was there he played roller hockey with me and the other kids at least once a week. It was great! never had so much fun at a catholic school before then. After a year at the school he was sent to Harlem, NY. Me and the other kids were pissed!

I know this has nothing to do with the bike story but I think its cool that priest act just like real people
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i don't know too many church-going fellas. if they're going, they don't talk about it. my husband is one of them. hw wants nothing to do with it. it's frustrating to me. i need jesus in my life and i want him to experience that too.

and FWIW...we have a harley riding pastor at one of the churches around here.
me and my wife road our bikes to church. We have an ex-gang member for our preacher...

he has the knife and gunshot wounds to prove it.

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