The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #138: Interstitial / Intercalary
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.
We'll endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight).
See how we move.
On the third 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.
- Unknown miles; pretty flat.
- Victory donuts!
Interstitial / Intercalary
This week, we will be exploring all the spaces between. We will climb stairs. We will cross courtyards. We will
course through alleys and plazas and parks. We may even go up and down a ramp or two or sidestep any
number of gates. But (and this is important!) we will stay within one mile of the start point at all times, because if
one is to explore spaces between, one must first establish constraints that answer the important question
"between what." For us, as you know, the stair-climbing, courtyard-crossing, ramp-going and such are not the
least bit out of the ordinary (inconvenience being one of our major selling points). But ah, staying close to
home... now _that_ is unusual!
We propose that you join us on a bicycle ride tonight. And remember that it is leap day! If you refuse our
proposal, then in accordance with custom, you must buy us a dozen pairs of gloves* so that we may hide our
Topography: flat, with staircases
Inconvenience level: high
*a dozen donuts may be substituted for a dozen pairs of gloves, in which case our shame will be quickly
Talk, talk, talk...
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.