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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #393: Unlucky Charms


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 eighth 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
- disorientation
- reorientation
- pool halls
- bowling alleys
- dance parties
- karaoke
- 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!

This week:

Unlucky Charms

Think of this week’s ride as a sequel: same general layout; same vague, seasonal theme; hitting all the same
beats as the original, all those years ago. But then
perhaps this was not the best ride to turn into a sequel? Going by the cinematic analog at least, the prospects
are a bit discouraging.

Of course, we are seldom deterred simply by the likelihood of a bad idea. To the contrary, bad ideas are
sometimes our best ideas! Or rather, an idea that seems foolhardy at first (say, a group bike ride on a route
that has not actually been scouted) takes on a kind of charmed quality when it somehow succeeds. So here
we are once again, forging onward, confident that one way or another we will find that pot of gold.

(30 miles; a couple large hills; some off-roading)

Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.

Posted by nathansnider