Ridazz Roulette!

The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #267 - Golfpack


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

- 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!


This week:


You know, let's face it, biking is so 2007. It's for the dinosaurs who still make
music playlists rather than stream, who still email rather than Facebook message,
who still make coffee in whatever way was considered best in 2007 rather than
whatever way is considered best now. Embarrassing!

So what are the cool kids into these days? Well, golf, apparently. We sort of get it.
The picturesque expanses of grass, the whispering announcers on the TV. In a
topsy turvy world of confusion, it is somehow calming, right?

Surely we are cool kids too, are we not? So it seems imperative that we jump on
this golf thing too before it becomes totally lamestream, no? So, this week: golf!
(Sort of.)


(A little under 25 miles; a little bit of climbing; a little bit of stealth mode)


For the latest information about each week's ride, join our mailing list:

For more information about past rides, visit our website:

For miscellaneous images, information, and links, take a look at our tumblog:



All cities are geological;
you cannot take three steps
without encountering ghosts
bearing all the prestige of their legends.

Posted by theroyalacademy