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World Naked Bike Ride - Portland-16


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Rob Bushill wrote...
I like it...its fun.... But does this make normal folk ride a bike? just a small question...difficult answer... perhaps this event has a different agenda? if so what is it?

Dan Sloan wrote...
Not being a square, Bob.

Rob Bushill wrote...
are square pants involved....? so is this a promotion of bike usage or for folk 'not being square'? I think there is a difference and promotion of bike usage is more important than using the bike to prove you are not square! if car cruisers drove about with their asses hanging out of their side windows, what would you and the press think of that? lets just be honest about what we what to achieve!

April Starchild wrote...
I think we're all just having fun. I don't care if it gets more people on bikes or not--I just enjoy the hell out of the naked ride.

Rob Bushill wrote...
that works....a very refeshing attitude..i like it.... thanks Aprilstarchild79

Ben Lyman wrote...
Bike riding is fun. Being naked is fun. Being with fun people is fun. This event sure looks and sounds fun...I live in Alaska and have not done it, but many of my Portland peeps do it every year and love it because it's fun. Therefore, I don't think that there is an agenda for most riders--they're just enjoying themselves.

Rob Bushill wrote...
makes sense to me....perfect sense....

distanceguy14 wrote...
not everything has to have an agenda. funny how that's the first thing people think these days when a group of people get together and have some fun. kind of reminds me of the folks that think running (especially marathons) should only be done if it's for charity: "Oh, you're racing a marathon? What charity are you running for?"......."my health"

Rob Bushill wrote...
bike usage..or cycling as we call it over here is a bit messed up...on one hand we have crap bikes being ridden home from the shops by 10's with 2 or 3 bags hanging from the handlebars, on the other we have £2000 cycle owners arguing with councils that the councils do not do enough for cyclists.missing the point me thinks. on top of the political pro cycling (does this mean pro bike...i myself do not think so) groups that seem to be hand in hand with anti 4x4 and global warming doom brigade, practical fun bike usage is drowned by the wave of folk using using cycling for political ends. for me its simple, its not about the bike, its what the bike can bring to a society. We do not have political pro fire groups, screaming anti water slogans....the bike is a great tool for making you and everyone elses lives better....thats pro pro pro all the way...show me where negative fits into bike usage, there is no need to slag others because the bike has too many plus's, its not politics that will win the day, its folk on bikes. bikes with baskets its the key....ride it naked i don't care..bikes for practical transport. people using bikes in a mass participation event without political intent.....blooming lovely....i will remove some of my cynical baggage...thank you portland naked bike ride...

elzzadoll wrote...
In addition to being super fun & social, and enjoyable to feel the warm night air on one's skin; I was told it's a metaphor for our vulnerability as cyclists on the road with drivers. To point out just how many of us there are, and point out that vulnerability to the drivers of the world.


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