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It’s on. The World Naked Bike Ride is coming to Canberra

johnboy 11 March 2009 148

[First filed: January 21, 2009 @ 14:07]

Facebook brings word that the much anticipated World Naked Bike Ride is going to run from the Glebe Park Gazebo to Commonwealth Park for what could be a pretty good party on Sunday 15 March.

    Come and cellebrate bodies and bikes while making a stance against oil usage, consumerism and the negative body image portrayed by the mass media.

    We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

    Please note that nakedness is not compulsory. Feel free to wear as little or as much clothing as you like. But be prepared to see some flesh.

    We hope to have a picnic by the lake to share a laugh and a sausage/vege burger after an amazing ride.

    If you’re interested in helping out with any aspect of the planning or participation then please email wnbr.canberra@gmail.com

    We would especially love to hear from you if you would like to get involved in organising the post-ride bbq, body painting, bike decorating, photography or anything else you think would make an awesome addition to the ride.

It’s going to be exciting.

UPDATED: Just a reminder to all the planned naked riders that this Sunday is the big day.

(Cartoon by Panama)


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Pommy bastard 7:17 am 16 Mar 09

I was working this weekend, fortunately.

Felix the Cat 9:19 pm 15 Mar 09

SO did anyone attend this either as a participant or a spectator? Where are the photos you promised, PB?

realityskin 10:17 pm 11 Mar 09

Granny said :

Actually the photos of the Brisbane mob

Hardly a naked bike ride though..

Smackbang 9:42 pm 11 Mar 09

Just when I thought we were safe from any more “cartoons”…

captainwhorebags 8:19 pm 11 Mar 09

so… who’s going as Dr Manhattan?

Limp Jimmy 1:36 pm 17 Feb 09

If it’s illegal to show body parts in public, then how about we ban breast feeding (again). I plan to be naked, not for the sake of being naked (that’s for sure!), but to raise awareness of some much bigger issues.

Nothing to do with hippies people, it’s about YOUR children — lycra-clad or not.

On the other hand, we could simply not give a fark about anything outside our own backyard (and car trip to work) and diss those who are brave enough to risk themselves for the greater good… it should be an easy decision for the thinking person, but perhaps not so for the cynical bigoted small-minded people of the world. I could be wrong.

So, if you are having trouble deciding what camp you sit in on this one, well, you are hopefully at least smart enough to work out what kind of human you might be and therefore what serious questions you need to ask yourself.

G-Fresh 12:22 am 23 Jan 09

Naked ambition

Granny 7:59 pm 22 Jan 09

I really have no idea! Danman hasn’t dinked me past PBs house yet ….

: P

grunge_hippy 6:30 pm 22 Jan 09

wouldnt that be, ummm, uncomfortable??

a load of crap if you ask me…

Granny 12:22 pm 22 Jan 09

Actually the photos of the Brisbane mob were pretty cool. Most of them were kind of buff bike riders, I guess.

The topless women had body paint, so it wasn’t so obvious. I didn’t see anybody totally naked. Apparently you’re also supposed to adhere to the law of the land. So it really is as bare as you dare, but the men seemed mainly to be wearing G-stringy things.

People who weren’t confident with their body shape tended to wear more clothes than the others which is a shame, I think, in some ways given the purpose of the ride.

Bowlo 12:07 pm 22 Jan 09

I would have thought that naked bicycle riders would have to be more preferable to riders clad in lycra.

Pommy bastard 11:51 am 22 Jan 09

deye said :

The only problem with the day is that it is also the last day of the Multiultural festival and Chinese New Year and Dragon boat racing will be being held in the central basin of Commonwealth Park

Maybe they could go naked too?

deye 11:36 am 22 Jan 09

The only problem with the day is that it is also the last day of the Multiultural festival and Chinese New Year and Dragon boat racing will be being held in the central basin of Commonwealth Park

Pommy bastard 11:17 am 22 Jan 09

Danman said :

You seem to think your kids will see ugly (read normal/not supermodel skinny) naked people and stay away from them i.e. will have the desired effect on your mantle piece.

My comment was my translation of what I thought your thoughts are.

Hopefully your children can see beyond cosmetic features, to what really makes a person who they are. Having you as a father certainly will not help them much – or so your online persona leads me to believe.

Doesn’t quite translate to;

Danman said :

Perish the thought your kids are more than cosmetic.

And my kids are not cosmetic, not in any fashion.

(May I refer you to post 103 above, courtesy of “Thumper”?)

Danman said :

Might I suggest a wrought iron barrier around your fireplace, I find these to be more a disincentive than pictures of naked people.

I love wrought iron, back in the 70’s I used to work it. It’s not really fitting in a more modern Canberra home though.

deezagood 11:09 am 22 Jan 09

That should be ‘widespread’ …. but on reflection, perhaps I should rethink my use of the word altogether.

deezagood 11:08 am 22 Jan 09

Yeah yeah – all naked bodies are beautiful etc… etc…

Unfortunately I tend to think that if those people who are actually prepared to run around naked were generally pretty hot (according to the superficial standards of the day) there would probably be a lot more general interest in these types of events (and perhaps more widesprea participation)! I note that the ‘Breast not Bombs’ movement (which showed some early promise and garnered much initial media interest) kinda lost momentum there and one wonders if it was because the calibre of breasts on display were less than ‘playboy perfect’.

Danman 11:07 am 22 Jan 09

You seem to think your kids will see ugly (read normal/not supermodel skinny) naked people and stay away from them i.e. will have the desired effect on your mantle piece.

My comment was my translation of what I thought your thoughts are.

Hopefully your children can see beyond cosmetic features, to what really makes a person who they are. Having you as a father certainly will not help them much – or so your online persona leads me to believe.

Might I suggest a wrought iron barrier around your fireplace, I find these to be more a disincentive than pictures of naked people.

Pommy bastard 11:00 am 22 Jan 09

OOps, sorry, missed that!

Overheard 10:54 am 22 Jan 09

Pommy bastard said :

Ok, I have to ask (again) what is a “green” or “eco” choir? How do they differ from a errrmmm choir?

Cf. link provided in #81 when you first asked the question.

Pommy bastard 10:53 am 22 Jan 09

Danman said :

Perish the thought your kids are more than cosmetic.

Beg pardon?

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