The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #184: Don't Stop Believin'
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.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
Don't Stop Believin'
So. Sometimes the journey is more important than any ad hoc reason one could invent for setting out on any
particular course. In fact, sometimes the journey *is* the reason, all by itself. And maybe the journey (or
rather, the Journey) has got it right on that score: don't stop believin'.
Oh, but wait, did we already go with a belief-related ride theme this month? We did? OK, well, fine then. Let's
just keep that up. Believe in the Journey. Believe in yourself. Believe in Magic, or whatever. But definitely
believe in the bike ride.
Because it's a rather nice evening for that (the bike ride, that is). The moon is out, the night is clear, and the
temperature is, well, not *too* chillly, we hope. Maybe you should believe in some layers too. But believe.
30-ish miles this week, with one notable hill and a short off-road portion. Donut rating: two point five.
Talk, talk, talk...
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