A common experience among new cyclists is the ‘downpour epiphany’. This typically happens the first time a rider gets caught in heavy rain. During an unexpected soaking, people normally tense up, curse their luck and wish they were elsewhere. But on a bike, something mysterious happens- the experience of being rained on can be hugely enjoyable. Perhaps it’s because the water is refreshing. Or just feels nice. Or because the world shimmers beautifully in the rain…..the downpour epiphany is partly about the release of apprehension that comes when the sky lets go and we realize it doesn’t matter. We’re so used to being screened off from the world, sometimes we forget the joys of getting out there and just being in it, face-to-face. Cycling reminds us how.” very apt lines (considering the week that’s in it!) from Einstein & The Art of Mindful Cycling – Achieving Balance in the Modern World.
Why February Has 28 Days in the (Basque Country)
A shepherd in the hills of Euskal Herria on the exposed north coast of the Iberian Peninsula always lost a number of ewes & lambs each lambing season, which comes during the worst weather of the year – February & March. But one year, March weather was so wild the shepherd didn’t lose a single sheep all month & he was very grateful. “March weather,” he said, (a shepherd lives close to the elements and can understand & talk with them), “you didn’t kill any of my sheep this year and I want to thank you.” But March weather was proud of his fierce reputation as a killer & he was angry to think that he might lose it, so he snatched two days of weather from his neighbour, February & he killed all the sheep in the shepherd’s flock. And ever since then, February has only had 28 days.
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Kicking off Wednesday February 5th, 2014 – 6 weeks. Book here online. Early Birds Act The Maggot! Evenings at 7.30pm – 9.30pm in leafy & convenient Rathmines location. Dublin 6. €150. To book your spot – email email@example.com or call 0873744926
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