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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #273 - The Riding Dead


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:

The Riding Dead

Now, any time is a good time for a zombie apocalypse, it is true. But what time
is more appropriate than this, the spookiest time of year? No time, we say!
So, this week, we stagger and shuffle around some of the undead's favorite
haunts, like open fields and shopping malls and maybe a few pointless dead
ends. None shall be safe from our relentless search for brainzz (and adventure!).

(Lazy flesh eaters may find themselves slightly challenged by one modest hill,
one stretch of hiking, and/or one small fence to be climbed; zombies don't
follow a precise route, so our distance will depend on where exactly we manage
to limp and amble -- but you can probably assume under 25 miles)


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