Solstice/equinox rituals?

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Postby Midliferider » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:12 pm

I got my Christmas eve ride completed. Man did that feel good. Cold but good.
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Postby Rench » Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:31 am

A: Solstice again, rituals for all, I know I've got mine.

B: I was trying to remember who/where something was written about huffing human feces just yesterday. Amazing how and where you find these things around here... :mrgreen:

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Postby piccini9 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:00 am

I painted the chairs WHITE today. Hopefully, I'll go ride my motorcycle, but it's already crazy hot out there.
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Postby cjp » Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:04 am

Spent the solstice sitting at a picnic table having beers and laughs with Calamari Kid, Thrasher Bill, JunoUno, UndertheGun, Rabbitfighter, Kanadamike, Lucretia, and a bunch of others through out the evening.

Also, I took the following picture for motobingo:

(the afternoon light was just right for it!)

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Happy midsummer and have a great season, you lousy bunch of degenerates!

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Also, listened to the Summer Solstice album in bed while falling asleep with MsUno, as is our custom. :)
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Postby xtian » Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:03 am

The sun was so out of line this morning when I woke up it looked like a sci-fi movie from the 50's. It was way further east than I remembered it. No ritual for me today, I had to work ... 340 km from home ... so I rode there the by the long way and woods and countryside :)

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Postby Zer0 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 am

Poured tacos and Negro Modelo inside me, then more creveza onto the street, this time for the road godesses.
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Postby Metalredneck » Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:16 pm

Stood in the waves at Sauble Beach & watched the sun go down. Will post pics.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Rench » Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:31 pm

Bump!

A day late, though I did observe yesterday. Enjoy the daylight folks, 2 minutes extra at a time.

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Beemer Dan » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:40 pm

....fighting off the zombie apocalypse here! It's the end of the world! Zombie hipsters everywhere! Didn't you see all of the instagram photos of brains being posted up? Had to drain the fuel from the bike for the flame thrower... the air is thick with decaying flesh and cashmere.

I ended up missing any good riding this time because of sleeting skies and lack of time. All the best to you guys, long days and pleasant nights.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Rench » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:22 pm

I really must insist on resurrecting this post every six months, because the spirit of ootmikery is never more alive than when I read the hallowed words of MLR saying he's huffing his own feces in honor of the occasion. :mrgreen:

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Postby guitargeek » Sun Dec 22, 2013 12:09 am

I'm sipping Jagermeister. That's all.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Midliferider » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:14 pm

Hey you bad ass motorcycle riders... Happy Solstice, Happy Birthday to Jaeger, and Happy Holidays. I sincerely hope all is well at all your home fronts, as this year comes to some closure. Wish we could all wipe the slate board clean and really start fresh but alas 2014 will probably be a case of warmed up left overs. At the very least, the days will once again grow longer and riding will become more hospitable in many sections of the country. May 2014 be the year that stands as one of your best. Time is shorter than one thinks, so plan to wast less of it. Make larger memories. You're still best group of people on the net. Stay safe.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby cjp » Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:38 pm

Didn't do shit this year. Too cold, too much family visiting, too much other shit going on. Too much.

I'm aiming for the equinox. :idea:
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Jaeger » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:29 am

Midliferider wrote:Hey you bad ass motorcycle riders... Happy Solstice, Happy Birthday to Jaeger, and Happy Holidays. I sincerely hope all is well at all your home fronts, as this year comes to some closure. Wish we could all wipe the slate board clean and really start fresh but alas 2014 will probably be a case of warmed up left overs. At the very least, the days will once again grow longer and riding will become more hospitable in many sections of the country. May 2014 be the year that stands as one of your best. Time is shorter than one thinks, so plan to wast less of it. Make larger memories. You're still best group of people on the net. Stay safe.


Hey there, Midlife! Sorry I missed this one earlier! Thank you, sir, and likewise!

Yeah, I honestly didn't do much for the Solstice. Mustardseed and I went out for my birthday, that was about it (though it was a damn good dinner). Been buried with kids, work (or lack thereof), and general shit most of 2013... here's hoping that the new year involves more fun, more riding, and more getting together with some of you fuckers.

Incidentally, Middie, see if you can get to DOOM this year -- should be an interesting one with our Cultural Attaché from Deutchland. :)

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby cjp » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:25 pm

Equinoxical greetings to you all, yay!

I think my ritual today is going to be whiskey, and a nap. Maybe with a recreational painkiller, but that seems excessive :p

I'd like to go for a ride, but after work I went for the whiskey, so now the ride is out of the question.

Sunny and nice though, just like it should be!

I put this little montage of personal* spring inspiration together this morning in celebration of today's equinoxious portent to post elsewhere, so I'll replay here:

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Let there be more light! *boing boing boing*

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Midliferider » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:34 am

Hey Cjp, I like that sheep a jump'n. Symbolic of crossing the line into Spring. Well, maybe. Poor return of cold weather kept me in on this momentous occasion though today it will hit 61 degrees about 4pm supposedly. Might take a short blast as a belated hello to Spring. Love Spring time for riding. Summer can feel like one's sitt'n in front of an open oven door with a broiler on high. Received a bottle of 18 year old Buchanan's scotch whiskey for my 64th birthday so I'll make a toast to you fine riders here, the road under my feet and a safe season of fine adventures. Remain authentic, to yourselves.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Rench » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:01 pm

Another year. A special solstice this year, as I find myself spilling a drink on 66 in downstate Illinois.

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Mk3 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:15 am

Rench wrote:Another year. A special solstice this year, as I find myself spilling a drink on 66 in downstate Illinois.

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby greasy » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:31 pm

the summer solstice tradition in seattle is to sacrifice clothing, not beer. people ride their bicycles naked here on the 21st. a lot of them wear paint. it can be a bit brutal on the eyes, all the butts with bike seats up their cracks.

i sacrificed some cider, and a bit of vodka. as i dont care for beer anymore. its only a sacrifice if its something you like, right?
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Postby 2XSL » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:43 am

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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Zim » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:27 pm

Having been the biggest day of Laconia Motorcycle Week, I got on the bike and went in any direction away from the festivities. Before embarking, I made a kick-ass sandwich, bagged a dill and Sun Chips (not in the same bag), and a soda. The intent for the day was to ride back roads and look for a nice place for a picnic lunch.

I barely saw another motorcycle on the roads. Most were, I suppose, to be found at Weirs Beach with it's merriment, leather, angels from hell, t-shirts for sale, and parking of motorcycles. Because parking your motorcycle is more funner than riding it.

I dual-sported the dual sport, finding Class IV roads (basically discontinued dirt roads, some of which can be gnarly), regular dirt roads, and twisty bits of asphalt. I ended up at the Army Corps of Engineers Blackwater Dam Flood Control Project. A little side road to a picnic area, and:

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Old mill site, sound of water bubbling and babbling, not another sole around. The Sun Chips had turned to dust with all the jostling, but the kick-ass sandwich got even more kick-assy with flavor melding. I made sure to open the soda slowly. Then some more riding.

That night, I was the boorish party in a marital/parental disagreement, after which I relegated myself to the couch and frittered the rest of the solstice snoring atop two un-cushy cushions. Yay me.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby greasy » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:43 am

Zim wrote:Having been the biggest day of Laconia Motorcycle Week, I got on the bike and went in any direction away from the festivities. Before embarking, I made a kick-ass sandwich, bagged a dill and Sun Chips (not in the same bag), and a soda. The intent for the day was to ride back roads and look for a nice place for a picnic lunch.

I barely saw another motorcycle on the roads. Most were, I suppose, to be found at Weirs Beach with it's merriment, leather, angels from hell, t-shirts for sale, and parking of motorcycles. Because parking your motorcycle is more funner than riding it.

I dual-sported the dual sport, finding Class IV roads (basically discontinued dirt roads, some of which can be gnarly), regular dirt roads, and twisty bits of asphalt. I ended up at the Army Corps of Engineers Blackwater Dam Flood Control Project. A little side road to a picnic area, and:

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Old mill site, sound of water bubbling and babbling, not another sole around. The Sun Chips had turned to dust with all the jostling, but the kick-ass sandwich got even more kick-assy with flavor melding. I made sure to open the soda slowly. Then some more riding.

That night, I was the boorish party in a marital/parental disagreement, after which I relegated myself to the couch and frittered the rest of the solstice snoring atop two un-cushy cushions. Yay me.



the 1st part sounds awesome. i have the day off, might do the same...
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Rench » Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:23 am

If you're reading this in the northern hemisphere, you've survived the longest night of the year. Congratulations!! :mrgreen:

Now begins the slow march of lengthening days until on the very longest one, i, for one, will be drunk somewhere in Denver by sunset.

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Postby Mk3 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:08 pm

I was too damn sick to walk yesterday, let alone ride. But today i got in my solstice ride, and with the power of my mighty heatgun and mightier hammer, bludgeoned my topbox into a form that will allow simultaneous use of the sideboxes (tiny oversight on my part whilst concocting the topbox).
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Rench » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:44 pm

"For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring"

Ride angry in the coming Dog Days, Benvolio commands it!!!

Happy longest day, enjoy what you can...

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Postby DerGolgo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:03 am

Zer0 wrote:
Zim wrote:But no zombies. Where are the damn zombies?!

They were all out here, Zim, a messload, but my oldest boy Zer0 2.0 and I killed every last one of those mushheads last night. It was beautiful. And necessary.


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Postby DerGolgo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:38 am

And I just got the notification from the Mailer Daemon that the reply I sent her couldn't be delivered.
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Postby Rench » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:39 pm

Traditions have been kept. And tomorrow we start turning back towards the light.

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Postby Bigshankhank » Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:02 am

I sacrificed a live animal. Best I could come up with on short notice.
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Re: Solstice/equinox rituals?

Postby Jaeger » Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:14 am

Happy Solstice, y'all! :)

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