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    The road to find Donar's Oak which I have come to believe is in Fritzlar, Germany located in the middle of Hessen country. It was known as the great Oak, a meeting place between man and god, connecting everything to nature and the gods from the sky to deepest earth.

    Wynfryth, who was later sainted and became known as Saint Boniface, could not convert the Germanic Pagans as long as this great Oak stood. It was a living symbol of the power that the revered Donar possessed among the Tribes. It took several days to fell the Oak. 10s of thousands of pagans died in open revolt and many fled north into Scandinavia. The place was intentionally erased but still remains sacred ground.

    I did my own research and felt my way to a location which I believe may be the place where nature was strong, where people gathered and could speak to gods themselves.

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    A personal video of my visit to this special place.



    The tall trees blocked the view of the Oder river and the ancient road that passed near by. The underground stream that passed under the orchard and road made the ground vibrate. In modern times, they have converted it's use for drainage.


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    Maybe a descendant of the great Oak. A reminder that the wonder of nature seeks to endure even when Men of God try to strike it down.

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    More of the lovely town. Stayed here one night.

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    Local lamb, beef and Liver. It was hot - felt over 30c. Was glad to find shade and sit outdoors.
    (Riding with a Camelback, always a drink away saved this poor riders health and restored energy.)
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    found some guests had already checked in into the room before me.



    The host moved me to a new clean room with a view.

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    Let me know if this thread is too boring or would rather hear about other people you don't know adventures.

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    I am reading and loving this Ted, even if I don't comment. It's a window into you, your ride and the country I live in with hidden histories. Please keep it coming.

    View hits and thread traffic are overrated, depth is far more important than breadth. Too few here grok that.

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    How do you drink from your camelback with a full face helmet when riding? It has always been awkward for me.. never really sussed it, and have to stop.

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    Thanks Martin - I know you would appreciate this ride. It was nearly all within reach for you. I did delay going east to the Czech Republic - truthfully I thought it would be more fun with someone like minded, open and aware. I still hope we ride together next spring.
    I did ride many zen hours and had time to consider gorgeous land, space, history and connection as it rolled out in front of me. What was nice was the fact that I travelled outside the main artilleries and dodged urban centers - As a solo rider it was personally and deeply reflective. Waking up and going to wherever I felt or taking my time or pushing an extra hour just because I felt like it was mentally liberating.

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    How do you drink from your camelback with a full face helmet when riding? It has always been awkward for me.. never really sussed it, and have to stop.
    the camelback and a true full face helmet is a drag. A full face helmet is marginally better in an accident and quieter than a convenient flip lid. I do like my usual flip lid more at home and sure makes taking a sip of the nipple while riding way easier. To take a sip at a light with one I keep with the bike required I open the face screen, pull the helmet forward in my face and jam in the sucker in. Many times I ended up pulling over every 30 mins for a sip. I was concerned about dehydration since many days were over 30c under a summer sun. I did end up buying cold bottled water which I would fill the bag at my mid day stop - it helped lower my body temperature and gave me a cool drink for an hour. Very few folks in Europe make ice widely available as if ice was precious euros. Even rural truck stops would give me a cross look when I asked for a cup of ice.
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    Good stuff. Keep it up.

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    This is making me wish I had a cool motorcycle. Sounds like my kind of trip--thanks for posting.

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