“I have almost forgotten that there is such a pursuit as literature in the arduous study of – bicycling!”
—Thomas Hardy, 1896
Is a bike ride creative?
Sometimes it certainly feels that way.
You pick a time, you get your gear together, and you set out to see what happens.
Same with writing and drawing: You set aside some time, you get out your pens and notebook, and you see what happens.
Paul Klee said drawing was taking a line for a walk.
Or maybe a ride?
A drawing is a paper trail.
If you use a ride tracker, at the end of the ride, you can see your trail traced on the map.
The trails look like abstract drawings or wire sculptures.
A drawing made with your bicycle!