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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #198 - A Rio Runs Through It

05.8.13

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 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
- 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:

A Rio Runs Through It


A lyrical and nostalgic route from The Passage of a Few People Through
a Rather Brief Moment in Time, A Rio Runs Through It shows the best
that modern urban cycling has to offer. The ride chronicles two brothers
coming of age in early-21st-century Los Angeles, California, under the
stern tutelage of their minister father. Their father instills in them a love of
bike riding, which for one brother becomes a lifelong passion even as he
sets out to become a newspaperman and struggles with his addiction
to gambling. The other brother, Norman, dreams of exploring the world
outside of Los Angeles as he falls in love with a local girl who also dreams
of broader horizons. Soon one brother must discover the true meaning
of family loyalty when the other finds himself in deeper trouble than ever
before. Featuring affecting performances from its riders and of course a
marvel to behold visually, this is a poignant and special ride.

(A little over thirty miles; little in the way of hills; a little off-roading; a little
portage; perhaps a fence to climb)

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The changing of landscapes
from one hour to the next
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