Why Are Berkeley Bikers Always Naked?
Honestly, I want to know what the fascination is with nakidity in the People’s Republic of Berkeley? It seems this past weekend, a dozen “let it all hang out” people gathered for Berkeley’s World Naked Bike Ride 2011. I have no idea if there was a 2010 ride. And before you ask, yes, it’s always the people who shouldn’t that do. You are not going to see any Playboy Playmates or Spartan warriors riding nude in Berkeley.
To be fair, the police did try to corral the naked people or at least told them to cover up as long as they were in People’s Park. It seems there are regulations about being in the buff on University property though that didn’t stop the “naked guy” who went to UC and walked around town in the all together.
If you want a 2 minute video of naked, aging hippies talking to a pretty mellow cop and then riding their bikes naked, click here:
Personally I don’t care if you want to ride nude but I think it would be uncomfortable especially with huge, pendulous, unsupported breasts or your wedding tackle waving in the breeze. Yeah, just a typical day in Hippieville though I will say this. I would rather have naked old people riding the streets over clothed criminals smashing businesses and setting buildings on fire. Yup, I’ll go with the nudists over that anytime.