I did a two day silent retreat at Snail's Pace in Saluda NC, the first time I had been there. It was beautiful early spring weather.
I actually went up Thursday evening and left Sunday morning, so I had two complete days of silence. I did take my bicycle, and when I had listened to what came up alone with myself and with God I would go out on my bicycle and burn off the emotional pain. The bike routes around there all go up and down the Saluda grade. I did the southern half of the YMCA metric century and it was over 2,000 vertical feet of climbing.