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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment of Time #431 - Hasty Pudding

11.29.17

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 8:45pm
at California Donuts #21.
We ride at 9pm.
While we endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight),
it is generally not possible. Please plan accordingly.

On this bike ride, you might expect:
- inconvenient passageways
- oblique strategies
- Oulipian constraints
- disorientation
- reorientation
- "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- amateurish enthusiasm
- playgrounds, pool halls, bowling alleys, karaoke
- geocaching
- full moon picnics
- traffic median tea parties
- rivers that no longer exist
- smell tourism
- Couchwick v2.0

Furthermore:
- usually 20-35 miles
- usually some hills
- a medium pace (probably not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- few stops, short stops
- but we're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light
- victory donuts!

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This week:

Hasty Pudding


It would be great if we always had the time to plan our rides well in advance, proper time to conceptualize them and scout the route and write interesting, clever things about them. Alas, such is not the case. Often (sorry to shatter any illusions here) our rides are thrown together at more or less the last minute, with no "conceptualization," no scouting. But the upside of having done this for a rather long time is that we'd like to think we are at this point fairly adept at quickly drawing up a recipe for fun (not always so good about the cleverness in the description but, well, we try).

Aaaaanyway, this is one of those hasty routes. But we'd like to think it is still thick with all those things for which we are known: some new places to explore, reached by pathways of a slightly ridiculous nature; some ups, some downs; you'll probably be lost much of the time; views; etc. And, even if it does turn out that we have cooked up somewhat of a mess (trails not as hospitable as one might like? connections not connecting?), it will no doubt still be a rather adventurous meal. Yum!

(25 miles; a couple off-road hills, with some hiking)

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