Passage #337: 6 February 2016

The Cronut Ride

You know... it's sort of like the Donut Ride, but with more texture? It is also a bit heftier than the Donut Ride and not meant to be consumed nearly so quickly. Savored, let's say; it is meant to be savored. It has crunchy bits and odd spaces that you can only appreciate if you take your time. No one will ever describe the Cronut Ride as a "hammerfest," you can be sure.

All this is just to say that, as with their confectionery namesakes, the two rides are similar in form but different in substance. Beyond that, this whole ride-naming-by-analogy thing kind of breaks down. Is the Cronut Ride faddish? We don't know; it *is* literally here this week and gone the next, but can something that happens only once be considered a fad? Probably not, and once should be enough for a bike ride in any case, we think. But most importantly, as a value proposition, is the Cronut Ride overpriced? We certainly hope not. In fact, we will even guarantee that you get at least a couple of Metro tickets' worth of enjoyment out of the Cronut Ride, or we will pay you back in the confection of your choice.

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