The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #353: Parallel Circuits
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!
Each week (or most weeks, at least), we complete a circuit on our bicycles, and over time we strive, like
electrons in a circuit, to take all available paths. Rarely would anyone think that we are following the path of
least resistance. And though we have on occasion been accused of taking the path of greatest resistance, this
is not so. Surely, with a bit more work, we could find an even less convenient route? This week, however, we
take an approach somewhere in the middle, seeking out paths of slightly greater resistance and, in these
minor variations, perhaps finding some novel parallels.
(about 26 miles; not hilly; maybe a bit of off-road)
*ALSO, in case you missed it*: If you would like to have your very own copy of our circuit diagram (that is, our
cumulative route map), now you can, in T-shirt form!
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our web site!
(and our tumblr!)
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.