Everyone rides for different reasons. Health, sport, fitness, to compete or just plain old getting from A to B. But I bet that everyone who rides shares at least one thing – sitting on a bike is a great place to think. The simple act of keeping the wheels turning is the kind of repetitive physical mantra that frees the mind. On a crisp autumn morning I always find my brain works better, especially in Devon. I’ve written many reviews in my head while riding. I’ve hatched schemes, cooked up wheezes and had the occasional flash of real inspiration. Whether they all came to something doesn’t really matter. The important thing is that I had them in the first place. And that’s why I love riding so much.
2 Replies to “Keeping the mental wheels turning…”
Agree 100% I’ve even pulled to the side of the road before now to jot down some great idea i’ve just had for fear of forgetting it before i get home. As you say there is something about the repetitive motion that clears the mind – nothing like it for getting a day’s work out of the system.
Didn’t Einstein say he thought of the general theory of relativity whilst riding his bike?
Now there’s a flash of inspiration!
He was fond of bicycles was old Albert…
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”