#SoCS: Satisfaction in Motion


Every time I ride.

Anywhere I go.

Paved trail, city street, gravel, in a cathedral of green. Location is everything and nothing.

Biking is distraction from all that is perplexing and unanswered.

An affirmation of God’s and Mother Nature’s presence on earth.

It is never old.

Never wrong.

Never an action that embraces boredom.

Always wanting for anticipation and elation.

A devotion that cannot be denied.

The days are leaning into autumn and becoming cooler. Shorter.

Autumn is a season of observation while on two wheels. Visions of crimson sumac and birch-lined ponds; sounds of migrating Canadian geese and northeasterly breezes; a bouquet of summer’s end and crunchy brown leaves.

This is a time of last-minutes exploration.

An affirmation that nothing is taken for granted – not the blue-sky days, the distance of a ride, the blessing of good health and two legs, the beauty of landscape.

Or the motion of a cherished bicycle.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook or rain drops. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday are words that end in “tion.”

17 responses to #SoCS: Satisfaction in Motion

  1. Dan Antion says:

    It must feel good to be able to get on two wheels whenever the day welcomed you. I’m riding vicariously through your beautiful photos.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Retirement is an excellent way of life, Judy, as you well know. I’m looking forward to the bike and life adventures to come!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I wish you could have been, Cheryl. It was a beautiful fall day and a great way to spend a Friday afternoon.

  2. J-Dub says:

    Nice bike ride, thanks for raking us along. Those pictures are absolutely beautiful. I feel that slight change toward fall in my morning walks too.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thank you! Today is another day with highs around 60F, but no wind, so it will be perfect for another bike ride this afternoon. I want to return to that trail in two or three weeks, when colors are in peak and it truly smells like autumn.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I can’t think of a time when I have not had good vibrations out on a trail. Yes, the tunnel is cool, as is this stretch of the trail.

  3. Fabulous photos Mary, and your descriptive words dragged me in and I went biking with you. Sat on the handlebars, me thinks, because I could see what you saw. Feel the gentle wind on my face. Feel my hair blowing. And … I felt refreshed. Like I was suddenly awake to what had gone unnoticed.

    GREAT post Mary. ~ Cobs. xxx

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I tell you Cobs, biking among the trees and nature is always refreshing and even though I’m not great at situational awareness, I seem to notice everything on the trail – trees, foliage, chipmunks, the smell of the breeze. It’s been a wonderful oasis from everything else.

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