The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #380: Pole to Pole
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.
Its 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 peoples 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)
- Were not in a rush; we dont need to run every light.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
Pole to Pole
For being such significant locations in our geographic reckoning, the poles are awfully hard places to visit.
Theyre cold and remote, inhospitable to all but the hardiest of creatures - polar bears, say, or magical elves
with large reserves of body fat - so not many people manage to make the trek.
While its hard enough to reach the geographic north pole, what with all the ocean and ice and elves getting in
the way, an even more ambitious target might be the magnetic north pole, which, in addition to being over the
ocean and ice, is currently moving in a northwesterly direction at a rate of about 3 inches per minute.
So tonight... well, tonight, were not going to either of those places, but we will visit some other poles to the
north and south, in a sort of polar wander more suited to the scale of a nighttime bicycle ride.
(about 30 miles; some small hills; a little offroading)
Talk, talk, talk...
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(and our tumblr!)
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The hacienda must be built.