The Einstein Vibe

I’ve always found it quite interesting that good old Albert Einstein rode a bike…..and tossed out a few great cycling quotes along the way.  He was a brilliant man and I’m so very proud to have him as a fellow cyclist.

I’ve found myself leaning on him for support lately in the way of following his techniques to help get some big time ideas formulated in my head.  One of Einstein’s most famous quotes revolves around him stating that he came up with the theory of relativity while riding his bike…..and I am currently wishing for the same sort of great thoughts to come to me.

I’m not sure if you’d call it a funk, but I’ve been in some sort of distant groove lately and my mind has been transfixed on coming up with the Billion Dollar idea that I know is inside me.  To be honest, it’s not about the money….but any idea that can allow me to live the kind of lifestyle I desire is worth at least a cool Billion.

Einstein isn’t the only one who’s come up with great ideas on a bike.  My cycling friends Heather (aka @ridempowered) and Wade (aka @cyclingtips) are just two of the many cyclists I hear about jumping on a bike to gather up their best ideas.  I’m sure you’re one as well, and have found yourself thinking up great ideas while out there riding.

So for the past week or so my focus has not only been to get out there and have a great ride, but I’ve also been doing all I can to open my mind and get in the Zen-like state so that my mind can be flooded with incredible ideas.  Yes, I’m relying on the Einstein Vibe to fill the void I’m searching for.

Is there anything that a bike can’t do?  Exercise, de-stress, oxygen, ideas….and so much more.  What has your bike done for you lately?

 

  • http://twitter.com/familyonbikes Nancy Sathre-Vogel

    My best writing has come while I’m cycling! I think there is something about that rhythmic motion that allows the mind to wander where it will. I know that idea is there just waiting to come out!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      I figured you’d know all about the Einstein Vibe.  It doesn’t happen to me on every ride, but I love the times when I’m in that zen-like state that perfectly aligns me with the Universe and the great thoughts and ideas keep flowing.

  • http://twitter.com/shitcyclistsays Heather Nielson

    Wow Darryl, I’m honored that you would mention me!  It is true that my best ideas & creative juices really get flowing when I’m out there when I’m pedaling.  Like you heard me recently say….. ‘I just love riding my bike!!’ And maybe that’s what it’s about.  I think that by following your heart & living your dreams, the universe can ‘speak’ to you & you’re able to ‘listen’ easier.  Keep pedalin!

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Beautiful words, Heather.  I think you stated that ultimately perfect.  Okay, so now you know why I was scrambling last week with your twitter name changes?   Hahahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/bikerly Jim (@bikerly)

    I’ll jump in…while I’ve probably had more ideas while running, my best ideas have happened on a bike ride. Not the Lycra wearing ride but flip-flop-2-beer-riding-kind-of-ride.

    Often, not always, my bike brings me back to being a kid again where “adult capacity” does not exist.

    • http://lovingthebike.com Darryl is Loving the Bike

      Thanks for jumping, Jim.  Today was a strange one.  This post is in our top 5 for all time views, but for some reason nobody wanted to comment on their Einstein Vibe experience.  I know we’re not alone on this, so I hope to hear more fascinating stories in the days to come.

      Darryl