The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #204: Season Premiere
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!
...in which The Passage returns (at last!) to its usual Wednesday night time slot. The critics, they are all a-
drooling. The blogs, they are all atwitter. There are so many unanswered questions from last season: Does The
Passage really have a long-lost twin? Can the Hacienda still be built? Did the aliens visit us, or was it All A
Dream? And there are so many questions for this new season: How many hills will there be this year? Will they
still remember us at the donut shop? Will the announcements still be late? We cannot promise to answer all of
these questions this week (except perhaps for the last one, which sort of answers itself), but in time, in time...
This week, we are (officially, finally, and after much to-do) celebrating the ride's fourth anniversary. There will be
tea! There will be bowling! There will be donuts! Not all at once, mind you, but in some appropriate combination
spread out over the length of the ride.
The route will be rather short, with a modest hill, and it will be ending at Shatto Lanes, right by the start. Bring a
We will also be giving you (here it comes) yet another reminder about the Passage gallery show, Passable Atlas,
which is now up and running with regular hours (3-8pm M, T, TH, F; 3-6pm W; and 12-6 Sat & Sun) at the Red#5
Yellow#7 gallery, (4357 Melrose Ave.) from now through July 6th. Try it; you'll like it!
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our new web site!
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.