The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #312: Space Filling
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 seventh 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 have, sometimes justly, been accused of planning routes that are convoluted for convolution's sake, or of
simply trying to fill up the map. We would hardly deny that these are things we do, because these are rather
good strategies for finding new places (and new ways to get to those places) each and every week! Is it
convenient? No. Is it fun? (We hope) yes.
Take this week, for instance, in which we go nowhere in particular, but in a very particular way. It is not exactly
designed to be space-filling, but with 165 turns packed into a distance of about 30 miles, it is fair to say that
the map of this week's route will have a fractal dimension somewhat greater than 1. And if that's not enough to
get you psyched, then boy, we don't know what will.
(about 30 miles; not very hilly; not very straight)
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.