Yesterday morning, author Denise Michaels, founder of The International Book Writing Guild and leader of the Writers of Non-Fiction Facebook group asked members to "share what you’re doing today to re-charge your batteries."
I left the following comment: "Ever feel like your batteries were alkaline, and not the energizer bunny brand either? Seriously, I'm gonna ride my bike to church this morning. I haven't been to church since before my surgery, in April."
As I prepared to go, inspiration struck.
There is nothing like a long, leisurely, bike ride, for re-charging one's batteries, even huntin' down creative ideas and inspiration out of the blue, as you train your mind on something you have been working on, or something new.
Whether 10 miles, or 4,141, the journey has the potential to inspire the writer in ways he, or she, might never imagine, while refreshing a body and spirit that possibly has recently been through a lot.
Over the years I have taken bike rides of 45, 48, 66 (twice), and 81.60 miles (over 2 days) that, camera in tow, inspired me to creatively share those adventures. My rides helped me come up with ideas for new stories and poems, and even think through daily life challenges.