Monday, June 13, 2011

Bike naked!

There are lots of bicycle communities around the world: Critical Mass, Rat Patrol, etc. But none are so outspoken and easy to find as the World Naked Bike Ride!

A few years ago, I got caught in traffic driving behind a group of hundreds of naked people on bicycles. And that was, hands down, the best traffic I've ever been stuck in. Not because of the scenery (really not at all, eew), but because of the principle. Exposing drivers to the pollution and congestion they create by exposing their bodies. Some are totally naked, others are clad in underwear, but the message is there.

2004 saw the formation of this event, embracing good self-images, environmental conciousness, and bicycle culture. It's now all over the world. Hoardes of naked folks on two wheels, making their message clear.

I think Memphis needs one of these. Badly. I would totally ride naked.

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