The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #351: Expobfuscation
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!
As you know, on Wednesday nights, we gather at a donut shop (a quick service restaurant that sells fried
dough confections, pastries and other convenient food items) to ride bicycles--human-powered, pedal-driven,
two-wheeled vehicles propelled by the motion of the operator's legs and steered by articulation of the arms.
Though we typically start at the same location each week, each ride follows a different route through Los
Angeles (a large city on the western coast of North America).
We also write announcements (like this one) for each ride, in which we may employ nosism, self-reference or
circumlocution (sometimes all at once (and often parenthetically)). These announcements are delivered via
electronic mail, sometimes scarcely an hour before the ride, and may contain only vague hints about the
nature of the route. We apologize if you find this one to be either too oblique or too straightforward; it is both
the most expository obfuscation and the most obfuscatory exposition we could manage on such short notice.
(about 28 miles; pretty flat; a short off-road section)
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our web site!
(and our tumblr!)
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.