The Prophet’s Prayer

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And so it was said. Artwork: Frank D. Strack

And so it was said. Artwork: Frank D. Strack

The Ancients dedicated a Velomiskrit prayer to the Prophet, who cast into the rock of Mount Velomis, The Rules.

It is customary for a Velominatus to repeat this prayer prior to embarking on each ride in order to ensure safe passage and laying down of The V. The prayer should be closed by a moment of silence and flashing the Secret Sign of the Merckx.

The Prophet’s Prayer

Our hardman who art in Belgium
Eddy be thy name
thy cobbles come, thy hands are numb
from pavé
as it isn’t heaven.

Give us this day our daily V (five),
and forgive us our Rule violations,
as we drop those who attack against us,
lead us not off our line
but deliver us from Anti-V.

For thine is the big ring,
and the power, and the glory,
for Eddy and ever.

A-Merckx.

  1. A-Merckx!

  2. Our hardman, who art…

  3. Holy shit.  My head just exploded with the awesomeness.  Someone give me a glass of frakkin’ cool-aid.

  4. A-Merckx !  this is going next to the exit out of the bike cave.

  5. @G’rilla

    Our hardman, who art…

    Ooh, nice…

  6. 1969 Tour de France Podium presentation Points Jersey. Signed by the deity that won said competition, The Prophet.

    Cafe Roubaix’s most recent acquisition. Merckx be praised.

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    1969 Tour de France Podium presentation Points Jersey. Signed by the deity that won said competition, The Prophet.

    Cafe Roubaix’s most recent acquisition. Merckx be praised.

    O!  I think I just soiled myself….congratulations on a stunning addition to the collection!

  8. Wait, is that signed by Merckx?

    I know it’s a signature & it’s on a jersey, but I really can’t make out an M or an E or a K or an X.

    Oh well, cool jersey Dan!! Now you can go on club rides in style…

  9. @Ron Yeah Ron. Pretty awesome. This will be made into a proper alter/hommage in the studio. The provenance of the signature is super reliable. Within the industry in Canada, my source for this and a few other super sweet bits, was a Campagnolo GM answering to Felice Gimnodi when he was at Campagnolo!

  10. This prayer….on a shirt please!

  11. This is my new prayer for every ride

  12. I will continue to pray to Jesus. He got me through the rest. I don’t think a guy from Beligum is going to trump that.

  13. @Thomas Like riding in the rain… although it is admirable, it is expected.

  14. @Thomas  Whooa, “a guy from Belgium” ? If your bringing your guy to our church have a little respect!

  15. Eddy, Hampsten, Roche, Cancellara, Boonen, et al…we aspire to dream your toughness.

    Ride on!!!

  16. My apologies. I read this again and by no means was any disrespect intended. I think its great what the Velominati represent and contrary to my previous statement do have a grand respect for the great Eddy Merckx. What that would have said minus a lot of alcohol is, pretty awesome however just saying I wouldn’t be alive to ride another day without Jesus, so for me that prayer will always come first. with that I hope my apology is excepted just needed a hard ass ride to clear my thoughts. Been a rough Winter with not enough rides.

  17. @Thomas Pray to whoever you like, only you know what/who has guided you on your particular journey.  Just keep riding!

  18. Hardman Prayer – Glory to the V

    Lo there do I see Eddie.  Lo there do I see Andy, Tomkie, and Jensie.  Lo there do I see the line of Hardmen back to the beginning.  They do bid me to HTFU and take my place amoung them in the halls of the V.  Where the Hardmen may Five and Dime forever.

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