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    Ordinary time.


    I've been a recovering catholic for longer than I was a practicing catholic.  And by 'practicing' I mean 'Going along with the ruse to delay another caning at the hands of Sister Ralph'.  















































    I've largely moved on from something I didn't really believe in.  But just because you don't believe in something does NOT mean that the devout did not leave a mark on you.


















































    WTH am I on about?





    Occasionally some little nuance of that sect will rear it's oddly shorn head and stop me in my tracks.  Best I can recollect, to a catholic 'ordinary time' means one of those times of year when they aren't killing their savior, nor resurrecting him, nor heaping guilt onto anyone within heaping distance, neither casting aspersions on us heathenish common sinners.

































































    I confess (ha!) that I didn't spend a lot of time ruminating on the idea--maybe 90 seconds and then I was snapped-to by an impatient checkout kid demanding payment for ice cream.








































    In my current world, 'ordinary time' has taken on a different, much more guilt-free meaning.







































    Now it means, simply, 'A time to savor'.

























    Rather than wrap increasingly irrelevant words around this thought, throughout this post I've sprinkled recent images of what we do and where we go when we take the time to remember why we're here.
























    Thanks for checkin' in.





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    Awesome stuff Mike. I'm always amazed how you turn some of the incredibly benign or ordinary sections of our trails look so amazing in your pics. I've taken 100s of photos in the same areas and not one has looked half as good as anything you've posted.

    PS - Loving the flows you built up for my Spearfish this spring. Bulletproof. Hows the store coming along? Need to come by and see the finished product.

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    Well said and well done, Mike!

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    I'm married to a practicing catholic and I'm atheist but find spirituality in mother earth. I enjoy your posts. It's all good.
    "Fart in a paper bag, after eating the #17 plate from filibertos. STRAVA!" M77Ranger.

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    Grade-A pics and philosophy! (I thought I was the only one who used the expression "recovering Catholic"!)
    whatever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    I'm atheist but find spirituality in mother earth.
    Those 8 words come pretty close to summing things up for me, too.

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    wow..........

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    Such a great way to start the day. Always look forward to your images and words.

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    Nice variety of pics.
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    Eat your veggies

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    I am just 100% jealous of where you get to ride. Here is SW Ontario we have nothing that even comes close to that WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fall is now here and we get to deal with rain, cold and mud. YIPPY!!!

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    My gf occasionally mentions that she's thinking about going back to church. I tell her the woods are my church. And the are.
    No moss...

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    Uplifting, inspirational, mind blowing = Like!

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    Stunning pics as usual!

    Who needs organized religion when the outdoors is your church?

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    Another post by mikesee, another jaw droppingly well written and photographed journey.

    You know, you could surprise us every now and then with a "ordinary" post now and again.

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    This is a post I compelled to share with a bunch of non MTBR friends.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    Wow. Incredible pics from your wide open landscapes. Thanks for posting.

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    Very nice!

    chad

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post












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    You rock!!,

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    Nice pictures. The best mesa to ride in Hurricane is not Goosebery or Little Creek.

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    Then tell us, which one is. Please!

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    Wrong thread, please ignore... No way to delete a post?

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    Nice work! I especially like the radial shift/blur effect ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryonaspot View Post
    Then tell us, which one is. Please!
    A lot of these pictures were taken on Grafton Mesa, my personal favorite trail in the area.

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