Friday, August 14, 2015

Writing and Riding

Writing a blog can be a lot like riding a Bike!

Riding a bike can be a lot like writing a Blog!

Hmmmm. Perplexing thought.

Which phrase, if any, do you agree with?

I compare the century ride to a post that is long and can be difficult to get through? When I'm finished I feel exhausted but accomplished.

Or the short post that is like the five mile jaunt to the store and back. It’s not even long enough to get your heart rate up. Was it worth my time? Can it even be called a ride?

Then there is the perfect mix of hills and pondering. Rolling terrain that repeatedly sparks your interest and requires some exertion, till you get to the top and the exhilarating, freewheeling excitement releases you to rush to the next sentence, gazing periodically at the speedometer to see just how fast your bike can go.

I feel as though the reason I am reluctant to ride some days is similar to writer’s block. Either there are too many distractions, sort of like an urban commute full of traffic and lights, that I just don’t want to deal with. Or a tour through the country will not be riveting enough and my thoughts will wander. So I have this internal debate of which is the lesser of the two evils until I have talked myself out of riding (writing) all together. Do I really want to unfold the bike at all?

I revel in having a purpose, a destination, or a reward. Writing for the sake of writing, or riding for the sake of riding, is meaningless for me.

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