The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #384: Surf n Turf
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.
This week, we will meet at 8:10am on Saturday at Union Station and take the Metrolink train toward
Oceanside at 8:40.
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!
Surf n Turf
We are not especially territorial. Far from it. While its true that we strive to ride new streets and trails each
week and fill in our cumulative route map, we see this as an effort to appreciate the various places and
connections that make up the fabric of the city, not as a matter "turf" in the possessive sense. However, by
virtue of being a weekly bicycle ride and not, say, a weekly sailing club, we are undeniably creatures of the
"turf" in the physiographic sense.
That is to say that up until now (occasional riparian and littoral excursions notwithstanding), we have been an
exclusively terrestrial enterprise, rooted in the turf, not the surf*. But no more! This week, we will finally enter
the marine realm, however briefly, making this the first amphibious Passage ride. Join us!
*nor, for that matter, in the surfer turf, which we have already missed our chance to see**.
**which does not mean that the route will be entirely free of other long-running territorial disputes...
(about 50 miles; small hills; some offroading)
- As noted above, we will be meeting on SATURDAY this week AT UNION STATION at 8:10 IN THE
MORNING and catching the 8:40am Orange County Metrolink train to Tustin. Well gather in the corridor with
the ramps to the tracks and head up to the train together shortly before it departs. PLEASE BE ON TIME and
purchase your ticket before you meet up with us. Weekend day passes are $10. If you miss the train, you are
out of luck!
- In the past, it has not been uncommon for many of the ticket machines to be out of order, resulting in
ridiculously long queues. Do not expect to show up at the station 5 minutes before the train and be able to
make it on.
- The ride is starting at the Tustin Metrolink station, so if you want to meet us there, our train will arrive around
9:40am. Be there on time; we will not be waiting.
- We will stop for lunch around lunchtime, probably at a restaurant, so bringing a lock would be a good idea.
- There will be a brief ferry ride. The fare is $1.25. It is cash only, so please bring some.
- We will return on the 6:35pm train from Tustin, arriving back at Union Station around 8pm.
- Bring all the things that you will need for an all-day bike ride that may extend into the twilight hours: water;
lights; snacks; sunscreen; extra layers of clothing; etc.
- This is the third in our series of four once-monthly, weekend, daytime rides this fall/winter. The last one will
be on February 4 .
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.