Naked Bike Ride, Boulder 2008
“Less gas, more ass,” was painted on the bare backs of many of the 60-some nude cyclists who pedaled through Boulder this afternoon for the city’s fifth-annual Naked Bike Ride.
“Watch out for road rash,” one mostly naked rider shouted as the group took off in their scantily decorated — if at all — birthday suits.
“I’m just gonna follow the glare of the glowing white asses,” said Juanita Gable, 39, of Denver, who participated in the naked ride this year for the first time.”It seemed like a fun time,” Gable said. “And I believe in the cause.”
All the riders, in some way, delivered the message that the United States and the world should reduce its dependency.
All the riders, in some way, delivered the message that the United States and the world should reduce its dependency on oil.
One man showed off an American-flag-decorated sign that read, “Liberty from oil dependence.” Another person’s back was painted with this note: “Have some class. Buy less gas.”
Gable, who wore a bra and underwear, said she opted not to go fully nude because, “It’s my first time. I’m nervous.
“What if I get a flat?” she said. “I might end up in the middle of nowhere looking for someone to help me fix my tire — naked.”
Some riders bared it all, some painted their unclothed private areas and others wore tiny coverings — such as Victor Ferrera’s tuxedo-themed thong underwear.
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