The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #331: Annular Indulgence
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.
On the seventh year of this bike ride, you might expect:
- more inconvenient passageways
- more full moon picnics
- perhaps more "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- certainly more amateurish enthusiasm
- pool halls
- bowling alleys
- dance parties
- imaginary histories
- scavenging for fun and sustenance
- more geocaching
- more oblique strategies
- more Oulipian constraints
- traffic median tea parties
- A medium pace (maybe not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- We're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
Did you know that donuts are the traditional food of the negative-first day of Christmas? Neither did we, but it
does make some sense. If the twelfth night gets a ring-shaped cake of its own, then why not a ring-shaped
cake for each of the other enumerable nights of the year too? Perhaps you think we are simply making this up,
in which case fine, we admit that this is a mighty convenient discovery for us to be making now, as we just
happen to be riding bikes on the negative-first night of Christmas (as it were), and meeting at a donut shop to
boot. But even if you don't believe us that this is actually A Thing, consider that it may be a tradition whose
time has come! Who could argue with a special donut for each and every night of the year?
In celebration of this new discovery, we will be not only consuming the traditional food of the negative-first day
of Christmas, but also exploring some larger implications of the donut form. You may think of it as a sequel of
sorts to Passage #138, but rather than staying within one mile of the start, as we did then, we will concentrate
our riding within a donut-shaped region ranging from one to two miles distant. Now that's a tradition we can all
(about 20 miles; some small hills; some stairs too; no offroading)
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.