The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #334: Slice of Life
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!
Slice of Life
Los Angeles is known for many things, but being both the birthplace of the freeway and the poster child for the
sprawl that the freeway enables, it is most strongly linked in the popular consciousness with visions of
gleaming cars, five abreast, inching slowly along beneath smoggy skies.
But what's this, there in the periphery of all these establishing shots? Just below and outside the frame are the
spaces weirdly interrupted by the stream of concrete and metal. Here, as elsewhere, the freeways were laid
down over existing neighborhoods, slicing them up into something less... neighborly (is that the word? ...less
neighborhood-like, let's say). The freeways have created so many odd little wedges and islands, where
previously-functional spaces are now less-so. These are the slices of the city that we will explore tonight.
(about 25 miles; a few small hills; no offroading)
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our web site!
(and our tumblr!)
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The hacienda must be built.