BBC Article on Australian cycling and time to get naked???

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BBC Article on Australian cycling and time to get naked???

Postby gdl_gdl » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:57 pm

Hi All,

First time poster to the forum.

I read this article on the bbc website about the cycling explosion in Australia. It's a good general article and is laced with a dose of realism about the dangers faced on two wheels.

It also refers to a cycling naked day in March!! I think I'll give that one a miss!! :shock:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6287085.stm

Cheers,

Gary

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Postby AUbicycles » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:03 pm

Interesting article (thanks for the link).

The naked riders claim "When we ride without clothes we get respect"... does he think that the drivers slow down out of respect?

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Postby Bnej » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:10 pm

Doesn't matter why they slow down, as long as they do. ;)

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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:52 am

Cycling naked :?: NO BLOODY WAY.

My saddle's got one of those slot thingies in it, use your imagination :shock:

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Postby timbo » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:46 am

I hope they wear their helmet otherwise they might cop a fine. The major problem I see is where to stick the energy bar to eat during the ride.

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Postby europa » Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:58 am

timbo wrote:I hope they wear their helmet otherwise they might cop a fine. The major problem I see is where to stick the energy bar to eat during the ride.


I'm trying to decide whether to comment on the obvious place or whether to moderate that post because of the image it raises of the obvious place or whether to moderate this post because it refers to the obvious place or ... :D

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Postby tuco » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:00 am

AUbicycles wrote:The naked riders claim "When we ride without clothes we get respect"


Not from me.

I'm thinking they'll only get nasty chaffing where the sun doesn't shine.

It's people like this who give us real cyclists a bad name.
If they want to get their gear off then don't involve bikes and have us real cyclist labeled out there hippy weirdos.

We'd get respect if we carried weapons. :twisted:

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Postby europa » Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:02 am

tuco wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:The naked riders claim "When we ride without clothes we get respect"


Not from me.

I'm thinking they'll only get nasty chaffing where the sun doesn't shine.

It's people like this who give us real cyclists a bad name.
If they want to get their gear off then don't involve bikes and have us real cyclist labeled out there hippy weirdos.

We'd get respect if we carried weapons. :twisted:


Grump :D

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