Is Naked Really a Help?

The email I share with my family runs me through Yahoo’s portal where up popped an article about bike rallies — naked bike rallies — going on March 14 in major cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Northern Hemisphere rallies are planned for June 13 if this is an event you don’t want to miss. (See US cities where rides are “committed.”

I’m all for bikes. I love the time I can get on my Raliegh sport bike. Since I gave my mountain bike to my college son, I dream occasionally about getting a cross bike to ride the many trails in our area, the road bike not being appropriate

Nude cyclist with phone. Taken at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle.
Nude cyclist with phone. Taken at the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade in Seattle.

for crushed limestone paths.

The ride is a protest against car culture and a celebration of bicycles and the human body.  All fine and good. I like naked, too. Still, I don’t think the world is ready for my butt bent over on a bike. I would think that counter productive to the goals of World Naked Bike Ride.

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