The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time #154: ___mmMmMmMMmMMMMmm_____
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).
On the third 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; maybe both; maybe neither
- Victory donuts!
What kind of ridiculous ride name is that, you are surely asking. Have we accidentally glued our mouths shut?
Have we been afflicted with some kind of palsy? Are we just going to spend the entire evening eating truffles?
Well, no, not exactly.
As it so happens, the ride's name is also be a pretty reasonable depiction of the ride's topographic profile, an
innovation that we find rather clever. This is perhaps the most information-dense ride name we have devised to
date, and we are very proud of it. You're welcome.
If the ride's name also happens to be a pretty reasonable depiction of your attitude toward hills, then it is safe
to say that you will be quite happy with the ride itself - almost as happy, even, as we are with the ride's title. And
if your attitude toward hills is more "eh" than "mmm," then perhaps this will change your mind?
As you would expect, there are some views to be had. And some pleasant streets. And we pass by any
number of notable residences along the way. Even if the residences themselves are obscured by hedges, we
trust that the mere proximity to all that celebrity will be enough to make you giddy. People in open-top buses
pay good money to see those hedges! And they don't even get victory donuts.
Talk, talk, talk...
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The hacienda must be built.