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What I was not doing this weekend... participating in the World Naked Bike Ride!

June 11, 2007 08:33 AM

Of course, it's a protest against global warming:

The naked cyclists - and others with strategically-placed body paint, sticky tape or bum bags - were highlighting the damage caused by car dependency.

Here I am, 33 years old, and I've never even heard of a bum bag. 

One of the participants explains the larger point of the World Naked Bike Ride:

He said: "We are seeing an increasing number of stories of melting ice caps and Antarctica crumbling away and no government is doing anything serious about this.

"They are paying lip service to the problem so people have been taking to their bikes, unclothing, to express their feelings about it."

Never talk about paying lip service to a problem when you're bike riding naked.

Want pictures?  Of course you do!

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That's the World Naked Cyclists in Mexico City.  Hope these Mexicans don't want amnesty here, too!

Here they are in Vancouver:

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Awww, too bad it rained!  Good weather in London, though:

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A perfect day for a naked bike ride!  And, now everybody believes in global warming!

Previously: "It's spectacular!"

Comments

Instead of protesting car dependence on only one day a year, why don't they just ride their bikes every day? Who knows; maybe they do. It just seems to be another example of people's tendency to protest or complain about someone else's behavior rather than just doing the "right" thing themselves. Also, I chuckled at the fact the participant was motivated by the "increasing number of stories" as opposed to the increasing amount of evidence ot the increasing impact.

I could be mistaken, but I believe a bum bag is fanny pack.

TinCan/TopSoil/Typhoid   ·  June 11, 2007 10:10 AM

They say 'bum bag' instead of 'fanny pack' in Britain, because 'fanny' means vajayjay there.

Jackie Danicki   ·  June 11, 2007 01:42 PM

Well you learn something new every day here at NBS. Bum bag = Fanny pack. Who knew?

Jackie--I was at Oxford with a fellow American--a Southerner named Randy Love. The natives thought that was hysterical. It was like going to a pub with a celebrity when he was in tow.

Nasty, Brutish & Short   ·  June 11, 2007 02:01 PM

You never know what's going to get caught in a bike chain.

Anonymous   ·  June 11, 2007 04:33 PM

Narry a cute bum among 'em...sad

ollie   ·  June 11, 2007 06:49 PM