Would you mind a quick ride?
May 1st is a holiday in many countries around the world - It is, at least, here in Mexico. So, what’s a man to do when faced with really-crappy network connectivity at home? Yesterday I had dinner with Gigio, and among many other things, we talked about the Ciclotón, which I’ve only done twice. And on my way back home, I crossed (twice) the path of a group of ~100 cyclist going over Colonia Roma. Anyway, whatever the reason, I woke up very well in the mood for a nice 20km ride: Now, lets get the day started! [update] I was told about a worldwide nudist cycling activity, the World Naked Bike Ride. Their page states their main motivator:
We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignit and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians as well as the negative consequences we all face due to dependence on oil, and other forms of non-renewable energy.
Of course, Mexican groups take part in this interesting activity - Ciclomarcha nudista.
Will I be there? I don’t know - Quite probably, yes. I first thought of it as a joke, and as a dangerous activity. But, come think of it, I am a move-by-bicycle-in-the-largest-city-in-the-world activist. I have been knocked over or shit-scared (and fortunately not more than that) by careless drivers, but than won’t force me back into driving my car when not needed. And this kind of activities, which do get their good share of exposure, need all the participants - I hope to be there, June 7 12:00PM, at
the beginning of Mexico City Ciclopista (FFCC de Cuernavaca esq. Ejército nacional, Polanco) Chapultepec’s Lions’ entrance, at the crossing of Lieja and Reforma.
Share the awareness. There are very good promotional pictures. And collective nudist activities are quite fun, experiences to remember for life.
Frederic Peters 2008-05-01 15:52:07
Hi Gunnar, I participated in
Hi Gunnar, I participated in the World Naked Bike Ride in Brussels last year and will again do it this year; I can only encourage you to do it, great fun ahead.
Jeff Bailey 2008-05-02 21:19:47
Hah! I hadn’t read the post but was scanning down planet.debian.org and saw the picture of the bike rider. My first thought was that he was wearing a very large butt plug. =)