The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #289: Higher Learning
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.
On the sixth year of this bike ride, you might expect:
- more inconvenient passageways
- more full moon picnics
- perhaps more "cover" versions of other people's rides, performed with amateurish enthusiasm
- certainly more amateurish enthusiasm
- pool halls
- bowling alleys
- dance parties
- imaginary histories
- scavenging for fun and sustenance
- more geocaching
- more oblique strategies
- more Oulipian constraints
- traffic median tea parties
- A medium pace (maybe not for beginners; certainly not a hustle)
- We're not in a rush; we don't need to run every light.
- Maybe some distance;maybe some hills
- Victory donuts!
We are entering the season of the campus tour, in which the colleges try to convince the young'ns (more of
them every year) that their futures are brightest when begun at one particular institution of higher learning or
another. There are certainly a lot of them. How is one to decide?
If only there were some way to tour all those campuses in one go, without any guides, without any folders full
of glossy brochures, without any nervous parents helicoptering about. Hmm... Always with the helicoptering,
those parents. It seems like a very inefficient way to tend to one's children. They should be riding bicycles,
they should. That is what we'll be doing tonight - to one college after another after another after another after
yet another. Stick with us, and your future will be bright indeed.
(36 miles; one brief, hilly, unpaved section; five institutions of higher learning)
Talk, talk, talk...
Check out our web site!
(and our tumblr!)
(and join the mailing list!)
The hacienda must be built.