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Dec 16, 2022Liked by BOPBadger

it must be a wonderful experience by fulfilling your one of bucket list wish. you are genuinely lucky to get participated in such a event as your country's public laws are not against simple nudity. best wishes for your next naked events.

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Dec 15, 2022Liked by BOPBadger

The naked rides are now common. Europe, USA, Canada. For me, the key in this article is to mention the fact that public nudity is NOT an offense. True in so many civilized places. But I find the trend going the wrong way. There are organizations like Raelians for example with the yearly "free the nipple" event, but I do not see much progress.

I place the blame on the commercialization of the nude body.

Nudity makes billions. Of course, it is the consequence of people's hunger to see nude images. Having so little opportunity to interact nude in public, people are "starved" for the view.

Finally, it is the sexual immaturity of "civilized" adults in comparison to the cultures still living in harmony with nature we call "savages".

Education also has a lot to do with nudity being more a circus performance rather than a natural logical encounter. Liberal education is now destroying education a lot in the western world. In Asia education is making great progress. Half of the young adults in America fail to find Africa on the map. Result of liberals discussing 40 different sexes in classrooms rather than solving quadratic equations.

I think that the immature view of western adults toward sex and nudity is a clear illustration that the west lost, and Asia won.

While the animal world is evolving, the human species is devolving.

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Dec 15, 2022Liked by BOPBadger

We did WNBR a few years back. Lots of fun.

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It was. I hope to do them again.

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Dec 22, 2022·edited Dec 22, 2022Liked by BOPBadger

They are a lot of fun, this is a nice write up. Went on several in London when we lived there and have been to a number of rides elsewhere. The London rides were around about 1,000 riders of which maybe half were fully naked, rides elsewhere have been smaller, some of them were only about 50 at the most. Reactions were friendly in the main, some were obviously bemused by the spectacle - mostly unaware tourists ( 'how often do you do this naked?' was typical of the questions we got from them). There were a very small number of negative comments (similar to your report, pointing out that public nudity is legal tended to throw them). With rides stopping to allow slower riders to catch up there were occasions to engage with onlookers, in London they numbered many tens of thousands. Conversations were mostly about our nudity, unsurprisingly, the environmental causes featured less but were covered too, the many slogans painted on bodies and attached to bikes ensured this was the case. I'd say that the vast majority of onlookers seemed in favour of us being nude in public of our own choosing, although none took up invitations to join us naked. I really enjoyed being able to be nude in many very well known parts of town, regretting that I was not as free to do so at the same locations the next day ( I could have been, but would have been the only nude that day and I am really not into confrontations).

The one major negative I have about WNBRs is how they seem to have increasingly attracted lots of amateur photographers. Start points have tended to have screened-off areas for riders to undress in and body paint each other in more recent times, which does keep the hordes of snappers away, some could be very intrusive and a few aggressive when asked to back off. Smaller rides tend to be much quieter all round, but you are more likely to make an appearance in local media reports because of this.

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It's one thing still on my bucket list. I've never had a local one so I think planning a trip to coincide with one may be in order.

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March 18th at Waihi Beach is the next one. I hope to make it, but not sure at this stage what my work commitments will be like.

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