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snafu21 06-07-10 01:10 AM

World Naked Bike Ride Day
 
http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/

Don't forget the sun-block. And the spelling chequer

Juha 06-07-10 01:26 AM

I'm assuming it's not exclusively for folders, so I'm moving this from Folding Bikes to General.

--Juha, a Forum Mod

snafu21 06-07-10 02:09 AM

Ta

Chop! 06-07-10 02:12 AM

Surely it should be possible to post this on the Folding Bike section too, I don't check out the general section. Several of our regular foldies do these runs every year and it's good to get a reminder as I plan to get there one of these years.

Juha 06-07-10 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snafu21 (Post 10923273)
http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/uk/

Don't forget the sun-block.
And the spelling chequer

Title fixed now. :beer:

--J

snafu21 06-07-10 03:24 AM

Thank you, Mod.

Chop - I'm sure we can post a similar note in Folders without fear of derision.

kamtsa 06-07-10 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by snafu21 (Post 10923428)
Thank you, Mod.

Chop - I'm sure we can post a similar note in Folders without fear of derision.

Especially if the message does not include words that trigger mod review ;-)

AdelaaR 06-07-10 11:47 AM

Excuse me, but to me the concept of riding naked on one's bike seems completely idiotic.
If it's a bit chilly, one could get a cold.
If one would fall, one could be more seriously hurt than with clothes on.
Sitting butnaked on a sadle? Sounds like a sweaty and uncomfy idea to me.
No thanks.
Protest?
You don't seriously think general folk will abandon their cars and start riding bikes because some weird people ride their bikes naked, do you?
Au contraire: general people will, through this action, associate biking and bikes with weird naked protesters.
Again: no thanks.

xtrajack 06-07-10 04:29 PM

Don't think I would, I don't know for sure. Nothing like that in western Maine.

shouldberiding 06-07-10 04:32 PM

Apparently there is a naked bike ride here in Madison this month. I'm waiting for the arrest numbers.

J B Bell 06-07-10 04:41 PM

Happens every year in Vancouver, BC; sometimes more than once/year as naked protest is a bit of a tradition. No arrests as far as I know. There is no law here that equates nudity with indecency, so, technically, being naked is perfectly legal.

LongT 06-07-10 06:02 PM

Too many prople that look like me. NO THANKS!!

SunnyFlorida 06-07-10 06:37 PM

Naked Bike Ride Day????

Oh I think I'll skip that one, yeah!!!!!

I think I got a root canal appt, that day.... or something. Sorry!!!!

travelmama 06-07-10 06:40 PM

Reads as something very nasty and hard on the eyes. People keep covered up!

purplepeople 06-07-10 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by J B Bell (Post 10926710)
Happens every year in Vancouver, BC; sometimes more than once/year as naked protest is a bit of a tradition. No arrests as far as I know. There is no law here that equates nudity with indecency, so, technically, being naked is perfectly legal.

I was thinking it would be doubly naked if Sam Whittingham were to ride one of his custom bikes in it.

:)ensen.

Sammyboy 06-08-10 04:04 AM

It's a fun day out! The naked part is partly to catch the attention, and partly to point out that cyclists are vulnerable. It's become about body acceptance too. In the UK, it doesn't cause horror and consternation, people cheer and it's fun. No arrests, since it's not technically illegal to be naked, and anyway, police permission is given. You don't have to be crazy to be naked - everyone has a body, and to date, nobody has been killed or seriously injured by seeing a naked person. Lighten up and ride naked!

edp773 06-08-10 07:17 PM

The WNBR happens every year. This year it is June 10th. The main website lists like 70 something cities.

Their motto: Stop Indecent Exposure to Cars.

esmith2039 06-08-10 07:42 PM

Darn and none in KC! Not sure I'd go completely naked but hey it might be fun. I've been called psycho a few times they might be right!

billyymc 06-08-10 08:39 PM

What a great idea. This will help people see that cyclists are not some weird fringe element of society.

Boogs 06-09-10 10:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AdelaaR (Post 10925237)
You don't seriously think general folk will abandon their cars and start riding bikes because some weird people ride their bikes naked, do you?

:D

they had one in philly recently. none of the philadelphians I want to see naked were there, judging from the pics that were all over the web afterwards.

I think it's terrorism. what is SEEN, can not be UNSEEN. :eek:

BlazingPedals 06-10-10 06:03 AM

Eh... some people will do anything to get attention. The problem is, the ones willing to ride naked are precisely the ones I'd rather NOT SEE naked!

snafu21 06-11-10 11:28 AM

Sometimes, under my clothes, I go naked.

itsthewoo 06-11-10 01:37 PM

I don't get why some of you guys are so offended by people riding naked. It's really not a big deal; sure, I wouldn't do it, and there'll probably be more skin than I'd ask to see of some of the riders, but it's just the human body after all.

echotraveler 06-11-10 01:58 PM

i would wear a tan colored speedo and transparent rain gear! it would look so awesome!

shouldberiding 06-11-10 10:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by itsthewoo (Post 10948744)
I don't get why some of you guys are so offended by people riding naked.

I'm offended by hairy dudes with beer guts walking around shirtless.

I'm offended by the mere possibility of seeing such a person naked! Bleh.


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