Take Me Away

What I’d like to do today – is get on a bike.  With a backpack full of things’ I’ll need.  A cooler on the handy little bike rack made for the dandy little bike cooler.  The pack and the cooler full of things I would enjoy having with me.   A little notebook and my mini-laptop.   Think Thin bars, one Diet Coke, some cold water, veggie chips.   Maybe a few other things.  I would like to get on this bike and get on a road.  A road full of visions, empty of cars, loaded with color and void of need.

And ride.

And ride.

And ride.

No talking.  Plenty of sunshine.  Plenty of sweating.  Plenty of view attracting my eyes and distracting my mind.  I want my legs to pedal and take me where I need to go.  I need to go where my body can take me away from my thoughts.   Because I need to use my body in ways I don’t always get to.  But have the ability to.

Some days I just need to take a bike ride out of my life.  Travel around a new place.  An unknown place.  A beautiful and stunning place.  Peaceful but for the sounds of energy and wheels.

Bike Taking Me Away

And when I return I will be restored.

Because that’s where my body goes to mend my mind.

24 thoughts on “Take Me Away

  1. Your bike ride sounds like a much needed temporary escape. Like hitting “pause” on all things busy so you can take in the beauty around you. I’m sure you felt recharged when you got back home.

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    • Well….from the bike ride that picture was taken from I certainly did feel recharged. Sadly that was from 2010!!! Yesterday was one of those days I would have liked to be taken away by my bike. I needed it! 🙂

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  2. I’ve spent the last two days glued to the news, the cellphone, and the computer.
    Today, I enjoyed my outdoor run for the first time in a very long time. Sometimes, our body, our mind, and our soul just need that time to recharge! Happy riding!

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  3. I decided to fast forward to the present. Your title grabbed me because I know the feeling, and a sleepless night has left me with the same dream. I’m more of a Forrest Gump,, wanting to walk or run or hike, my perfect backpack (the one that fits just right on my shoulders and lower back) loaded with whatever I might need to get me from morning until the late afternoon or evening rest stop. My mind keeps veering towards a long pilgrimage of late… I might even want to do such a thing on a bike.

    Wonderful post, Colleen. I’m almost ready to ride off with you. 🙂

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    • 😉 thanks Robin. I’m so ready. Way past ready. Maybe planning for such an excursion will help me get through to when I can actually just get out and goooooooooooooooooooooooo!

      🙂 Yeah, just thinking about it helps immensely.

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  4. You do things upside down to me! I usually go somewhere to let my mind sort out my body, but I’m going to do it your way for a change. I’m feeling a bit unhealthy as I haven’t exercised in a while, and that does affect how I feel about everything. So I’ll walk (don’t have a bike) and let my body sort out my mind. Thanks for a different way of doing things Colleen!

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    • You’re welcome Yaz. 🙂 I’m glad I could help. I have always emotionally felt better, after my body sweats out the toxins of built up stresses or worries. I hope it works for you.

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