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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #276 - Actually Great LA Date Idea


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 endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight),
but it is generally not possible. Please plan accordingly.

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:

Actually Great LA Date Idea

Quoth the listicle, "The Passage is a weekly bike ride that starts and ends at
a donut shop (score!), and along the way aims to hit unexplored parts of LA --
sometimes hitting pool halls, bowling alleys, and karaoke along the way. Is it
oddball? Yes. Is it still an awesome date? YES."

Well, if Internet says so, it must be true.

(Actually don't have a route planned yet, but you can be assured it will have
all the sexy stairways and urine-perfumed tunnels one expects on any great
date. We'll actually keep it on the short side, under 20 miles most likely;
maybe a little hill or actually two?)


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For more information about past rides, visit our website:

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

Posted by theroyalacademy