If you were wondering what I was up to this past weekend (and I’m sure you were!), I can promise you it wasn’t this:
Thousands in Portland take to bikes for naked ride
By Dan Cook Dan Cook – Sun Jun 19, 1:57 am ET
PORTLAND, Ore (Reuters) – It was a typical early summer evening in Portland: cloudy skies threatening rain, temperatures in the mid-60s, and thousands of naked bicyclists gathered near the city’s waterfront for a clothing-free night ride.
I’m no prude, but I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready for nude bicycling. It’s not just modesty and body image issues, either. Or the fact that when the temps are in the mid-60s here, I’m likely wearing base layers under my fleece pants and top. Or the possibility of some photographer snapping my photo as I’m hauled off to jail
No, uppermost in my mind is the idea of my naked heinie on that bicycle seat! I mean, that thing’s uncomfortable even with my pants on! (Um, the seat is uncomfortable, not my heinie. One has substantial padding; the other doesn’t.) Plus, maybe it’s just me, but naked cycling just seems so…well, unhygienic. I realize that if I’m clean and the seat is clean, there shouldn’t be a problem, but still… .
(Note to self, file: Business Ideas): Invent bicycle seat condoms; market: naked, neurotic bike riders.)
But, you know, more power to the folks who DON’T have hang-ups about zooming around the city nude (skinny-zipping?) on their bikes. They’re obviously having a lot of fun, and their intentions are good. Really good.
The World Naked Bike Ride organization (WNBR) celebrates a “a vision of a cleaner, safer, body-positive world to the masses.” I’m in favor of all of those things, and improved fitness as well, but I’m much more comfortable supporting them while clothed. (To be fair, one of the group’s slogans is “as bare as you dare” and fully clothed riders are also welcome. Whew!)
If you’re inclined to participate, Seattle, WA has some upcoming nekkid rides. Be sure to et us know if you join the fun. Just please don’t share the pictures.
Shows of hands (and that’s ALL), who sees themselves participating in a naked bike ride? How about naked yoga? A nudie 5k?
I’m off to my Monday morning workout. If I wasn’t already dressed and hadn’t already opened the curtains, I might consider the Naked Home Workout. Maybe tomorrow…but no pictures–I promise!
Congratulations to Colleen, winner of the Fiber One 80 Calories Honey Squares (which I still think should have been named Honey Crunch Puffs!) giveaway, and HUGE thank you to everyone who stopped by to play!
Happy week ahead to all! Let’s make it a GREAT one!