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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #317 - Nelson

09.16.15

One or more persons during a certain period drop their usual motives
for movement and action, their relations, their work and leisure activities,
and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the
encounters they find there.

It's a bike ride.

Started by user nathansnider and user theroyalacademy.

It meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm
at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
While we endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight),
it is generally not possible. Please plan accordingly.

On this bike ride, you might expect:
- inconvenient passageways
- oblique strategies
- Oulipian constraints
- disorientation
- reorientation
- "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- amateurish enthusiasm
- playgrounds, pool halls, bowling alleys, karaoke
- geocaching
- full moon picnics
- traffic median tea parties
- rivers that no longer exist
- smell tourism
- Couchwick v2.0

Furthermore:
- usually 20-35 miles
- usually some hills
- a medium pace (probably not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- few stops, short stops
- but we're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light
- victory donuts!

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This week:

Nelson


We hope weíre not shattering any illusions by letting it slip that after having written hundreds of these ride descriptions it can get a bit tough at times to find a fresh angle on framing these things. Sometimes there is a big idea but, ya know, sometimes it just comes down a bit of free association that ends up with more or less a complete non sequitur.

So... it rained on Tuesday... and that led us to After the Rain... and that led us to early nineties hair band Nelson. Bing bang boom. Logic.

And of course we all remember Nelson for their number one hit song ď(Canít Live Without Your) Love and Affection,Ē but when we poked around the corners of their Wikipedia page we found out some stuff that we ó perhaps not being as serious of Nelson aficionados as yourself ó did not know. Like they are the sons of Ricky Nelson. And the grandsons of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson. And, furthermore, that their family has the distinction of being the only one to have three successive generations of performers with number one records in America. Well, how about that?

And thatís the thing with poking around corners (trying my darnedest to bring it all back home here): you go poking around corners and youíre bound to find a thing or two. You know what also has a lot of corners? Yep, this week's ride. Sure, we donít have any particular destination or guiding principle but, oh, there are turns aplenty ó and with turns come corners. So, so many corners to poke.

Join us and see what we find.

(A bit shy of 30 miles; flat and paved)

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