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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #230 - More of the Same

01.1.14

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:

More of the Same


New Year's is a time for taking stock. One reflects upon the missteps of the past
and rights one's course. Makes resolutions. One changes.

Or, you know, one doesn't.

Like, for example, us. We don't really have any plans to change all that much.
This coming year you should probably expect the same old convoluted routes,
same old inconvenient passageways. Though, by "same old," we of course mean
that the only constant will continue to be change. And, when we cover known
territory (ever more likely as time progresses), we will continue to approach it from
new perspectives. Disorientation? Check. Discovery? Check. Donuts? Check.

So: onward! Into the known unknown!

(This week, specifically, you can expect flat terrain, approximately 20-25 miles, and
wet feet. Yeah, for a good distance, we're going to be walking (and riding) IN WATER
(and tight spaces). So we're going to give more of the usual recommendations
against clipless shoes (and we're sure plenty of people are going to, as usual,
ignore that recommendation).)

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