Who knew.... ?

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Well, my Mum informed me today that we motorcyclists actually have a patron saint.
He is St. Columbanus (540 - 615AD), an Irish monk/missionary who was often on the road.
This love of the open road inspired the Rev. John Oliver (1935 - ), an Anglican bishop and biker, to suggest St. Columbanus as the patron of motorcyclists (not sure when this happened)
He actually looks a bit like a fourth member of ZZ Top below.
The second image below is the shield of the knights of St. Columbanus
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"Instaurare Omnia In Christo"

That is the motto of my business Born Again Bikes - "Restore All Things In Christ"

Who knew it was the motto of the patron saint of motorcyclists?
 

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I was raised Anglican and was a founding member of Truro Saints in 1975, a Rugby Club , but still ...
 
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And the Lord said: 'Let those who rejoice in the contraptions from the Isle of Britannia be blessed with great patience and be of sound limb and deep pockets... For they will come to know many periods of great silence and physical exertion, and upon them will be a plague of weeping fluids and the curse of much vibration.... and they may even suffer the ridicule of those who would cast doubt upon the wisdom of their choice.. But they will seek solace and gather with other similarly tormented souls.. and their ills will be cured'
RAC Handbook, Chapter 6, Verses 13-10
 
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How about: 'Blessed are the weak.. (..ly connected).. For they shall inhibit the earth :))
 
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Yes, this is all well and food, but all of our bikes were originally energized by The Prince of Darkness.
 
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Yes, this is all well and food, but all of our bikes were originally energized by The Prince of Darkness.
Do you mean 'HIM*' downstairs? I saw The Exorcist and she didn't need handlebar mirrors, so might not be all bad :)
*His Infernal Majesty!
 
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