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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #224 - 100 Yrs

11.13.13

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),
but often it is not possible.

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:

100 Yrs


A hundred years in the past sure is a long time ago. A hundred years ago
Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president. A hundred years ago the
Lincoln Highway, the first cross-country automobile highway, was completed,
the women's suffrage movement was in full swing and, with the ratification of
the 16th amendment, federal income tax was reinstated. And it was a hundred
years ago that the first water flowed through the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
This week's ride doesn't have anything to do with any of those events (we may
make it up to Sylmar to see the cascades at some point, but not this week).
But, worry not, this theme isn't a complete non sequitur. Other, less
milestoney-type things also came around about a hundred years ago and
we'll see some of that. We promise.

(This is another short route -- under 20 miles -- and there is not much in the
way of hills, but please note: YOUR FEET WILL GET WET AND PROBABLY
DIRTY ON THIS RIDE. Please plan accordingly. Clipless shoes are VERY
STRONGLY discouraged given their low traction on certain surfaces.)

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