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Re: [BayAreaCycling] Meetup details changed: World Naked Bike Ride San Francisco Southern Hemisphere Edition

From: Jim M.
Sent on: Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:56 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble. There has already been hundreds of "naked rides" in the U.S. No know motorists targeting nude riders. If anything they will probably give you a wider berth.
I'm not into one right now. We'll see,with Global Warming,on a hot day,it might be fun.
Jim
  

--- On Wed, 3/7/12, Member <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Member <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [BayAreaCycling] Meetup details changed: World Naked Bike Ride San Francisco Southern Hemisphere Edition
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 4:28 PM

Alex, I was thinking the same thing!
 
This is like asking to get hit on purpose by someone who has nothing to lose.
i can already picture some redneck or gang member go:
 
"hey, look at that naked dude on a bike. gayest thing ever, let's hit him or throw something"
 
--- On Wed, 3/7/12, Alex Montgomery <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Alex Montgomery <[address removed]>
Subject: Re: [BayAreaCycling] Meetup details changed: World Naked Bike Ride San Francisco Southern Hemisphere Edition
To: [address removed]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 4:08 PM

Safety should be the paramount issue here. If drivers are already killing fully clothed cyclists, what will they do when distracted by naked cyclists? While I am an ardent admirer of the human form, I think this is a bad idea that threatens the safety and physical well-being of all on the ride. Better to hang out on some nude beach in Marin than risk life and limb on the public roads.

On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Beth <[address removed]> wrote:
Jeff,

Two things for which Scandinavian countries are known are public
nudity (in parks and on beaches - weather permitting) and high rates
of cycling. So nude cycling sounds to me like the kind of thing they'd
try in, say, Denmark, where they have excellent bicycle facilities,
and thus families and people of all ages enjoy cycling both for
recreation and practical purposes. Go ahead and enjoy your ride! And
keep getting your message out.

Beth



From: Wayne McIntosh
Sent: Tuesday, March 06,[masked]:05 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [BayAreaCycling] Meetup details changed: World Naked Bike
Ride San Francisco Southern Hemisphere Edition

No, not appropriate under any circumstances.  This nonsense is very
misguided and counterproductive for cycling's image as a family
recreation and youth sport.




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