The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #180: Southwest Passage
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).
On the fourth 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.
- 35 flat, paved miles
- Victory donuts!
When Roald Amundsen arrived in Nome on August 31, 1906, the Northwest Passage, having inspired 400
years of failed nautical expeditions and inspired any number of imaginative (and very optimistic) maps of the
polar regions, was finally brought into reality.
Of that passage it has been said that it "did not exist, and so could not be discovered, until Europeans invented
it." So it was not surprising that it took so very long for someone to finally make the journey.
While we admire the vision and tenacity of these earlier explorers, we feel that our challenge lies in a different
direction. The journey is long-ish and the weather is on the chilly side, but we can at least promise that we will
not be stuck frozen in the ice for two years along the way.
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our new web site!
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.