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The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #303 - The Great Unknown

06.10.15

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.
While we endeavor to return before the last red line trains (around midnight),
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
- playgrounds, 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:

The Great Unknown


It is, within a certain community at least, fairly well-known that many of our rides are pretty great. But if this isn't in fact something that you have known, we have been more than happy to tell you. We've had #142 - Top Number One Greatest Ride of All Time. That was a great one, definitely. And we've had #178 - The Great Indoors. Maybe not number one, but also pretty great! Then there was #203 - The Great Reworking. Was about time we worked on our greatness some more, right? We got a bit humble with #225 - The Not-So-Great Divide. We didn't want to overwhelm you with the greatness. And, most recently, there was #276 - Actually Great L.A. Date Idea. It actually was pretty darn great, wasn't it?

So much greatness!

Which I guess brings us to this week's ride. How great will IT be? I mean, we all have busy lives and don't want to go out on just any old ride, right? We're all looking for a little greatness. Greatness is great. Well, here's what we know: the name of the ride -- THE NAME -- says that it will be great. Not just the description, here, but the very name. So, there's that. That sounds pretty definitive. But, then, it also says it is unknown. Greatly unknown. THE great unknown. So things don't seem so clear anymore. All we can say is that you will just have to come and find out. Then you will know for sure. Unless this unknown is really so great that it cannot ever be known. And then you're just out of luck, we guess. How's that for you?

Great!

(~20 miles? maybe some short, mild climbing? maybe some short, mild off-roading?)

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