The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #336: Enemy of the Stars
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!
Enemy of the Stars
Of all things, why a Walk of Fame? Surely there is some more fitting type of route with which we might mark
the path to stardom. Broken, Rocky Trail of Fame? Shortcut of Fame? Private Air Field of Fame? Long
Downhill Slide of Fame?
Naturally, by the time they've paid their dues and gotten their names in there amidst all the others--just one in
a boring row of uniform plaques--their courses are pretty well set. But when they were starting out and making
their way, things were probably a good deal less certain, just like our route tonight. So think, while you are
negotiating the shifting terrain this evening, of where you would want to put your star, and what kind of a path
it would be, and who else would be there with you.
(about 25 miles; one large hill; some off-road hiking)
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.