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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #241 - Parenthesis

03.19.14

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:

Parenthesis


While these ride announcements tend to focus mostly on a conceptual framing
for each week's route (banishing all details to a short, closing statement, often
parenthetical), this week -- both because, inasmuch as the route has a thesis at
all, that thesis is parenthesis and also, admittedly, simply to be contrarian -- we
will limit the framing to this one sentence and focus, instead, on said parenthetical.

Without further ado:

(Almost exactly 20 miles; even flatter than the two previous routes, which were
both themselves advertised as flat but maybe were not as flat as you expected;
this one is indeed pretty darn -- but not entirely, okay? -- flat; no off-roading;
but there is a fair amount of dodgy sidewalks and alleys and such; and one short
but steep concrete incline that will definitely give people wearing clipless shoes
some -- and quite possibly a lot -- of trouble; there will be a high frequency of
turns which, coupled with the relatively low mileage, probably make it safe to
assume that we'll be moving at a below average pace for the ride; and heck,
since we're being unusually forthcoming here, you know how when you ask one
of us where we're going and you get in response a hand vaguely waved in a
direction and the words, "sorta over that way"? well, if you asked while standing
with your back to the donut shop window, said hand would be waved vaguely in
the direction sorta over your left shoulder or so; one-donut rating)

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