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Old 05-23-05, 09:22 AM   #1
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Terror's influence in SF Washington Square

Yesterday (Sunday, May 22), my wife and I were in North Beach with a friend who is a Russian Orthodox monk. We had decided to take him to lunch and then a stroll in the park. Mind you, he truly is leading a "monkish" lifestyle. So when the following occurred, he was, shall we say, a bit astounded.

Coming through the center of the park was a pack of about 20 cyclists, the majority male, all of them in their underwear. The odd thing to me is that none were on fixies, so I really have no idea if this is should be attributed to Terror in Pink or not. There were even a few women in underwear.

Sorry to say, the majority were also your typical human, a bit out of shape, pasty skin, sad looking undies, you get the drift. It was not a pretty sight actually, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world just to see my friend's reaction.

In any event, if someone knows the why of all of the above, it would be appreciated.

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Old 05-23-05, 09:27 AM   #2
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Maybe training for this?

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Old 05-23-05, 10:35 AM   #3
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Yesterday (Sunday, May 22), my wife and I were in North Beach with a friend who is a Russian Orthodox monk. We had decided to take him to lunch and then a stroll in the park. Mind you, he truly is leading a "monkish" lifestyle. So when the following occurred, he was, shall we say, a bit astounded.

Coming through the center of the park was a pack of about 20 cyclists, the majority male, all of them in their underwear. The odd thing to me is that none were on fixies, so I really have no idea if this is should be attributed to Terror in Pink or not. There were even a few women in underwear.

Sorry to say, the majority were also your typical human, a bit out of shape, pasty skin, sad looking undies, you get the drift. It was not a pretty sight actually, but I wouldn't have missed it for the world just to see my friend's reaction.

In any event, if someone knows the why of all of the above, it would be appreciated.

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It's called Critical Ass. It happens in SF/NYC once in awhile. There is also a weekend naked ride through Golden Gate Park.
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Old 05-23-05, 10:55 AM   #4
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I got a call from my friend who was doing Critical Ass at the time. Hopefully he sends some pictures along.
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Old 05-23-05, 11:55 AM   #5
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saw them at dolores park. sorry to say, did not seem that fun.
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Old 05-23-05, 01:06 PM   #6
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Old 05-23-05, 01:09 PM   #7
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we need a terror-in-pink subforum now: spin-off threads of thefge.
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