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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #321 - Respite Ourselves

10.14.15

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:

Respite Ourselves


So it looks like Ma Nature is maybe giving the whole stifling heatwave thing a bit of a break, huh? For a day or three, at least.

Well, it is about darn time. [Shakes fist]

In this spirit, we shall give you a break from all the hills and off-roading and distance and other nonsense. At least for a week. We are nice people like that. And this week we do a nice little ride.

Or, okay, there will probably be a tiny bit of nonsense. Because it wouldn't be our ride if we didn't include a little of our own special kind of "nonsense" (and, really, without said "nonsense" we might as well all just join a spinning class, right?). And also, you know, because the world is a complicated place and it is certainly impossible to make sense of it all.

(20 miles; flat and paved; seriously super mild nonsense, relatively speaking)

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We must replace travel
as an adjunct to work
with travel as a pleasure.
 


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