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    Is naked cycling a thing?

    I sometimes wonder why it always seems to be me who experiences strange happenings.

    I once found myself filling with fuel at Watford Gap Services when The African Queen pulled up at an adjacent pump - on a trailer of course. And I was overtaken in Death Valley on the M62 (as was) by a Woolly Mammoth - again on a trailer. And The Flying Scotsman.

    What prompted this diatribe? Well, the clue is in the title of the post.

    Today, whilst at my local Sainsbury's filling my modern with diesel, plus a couple of gallons of E5 in plastic containers for my new Riley, a Japanese pickup pulled up at an adjacent pump; when the driver got out to use the fuel pump I couldn't help but notice that he was stark bollock naked. He entered the kiosk to pay just behind me, but I followed English protocol and studiously didn't look. As an aside, I didn't pay at the pump as I live in eternal hope that the £2.99 AA Road Atlases will reappear for sale; sadly so far they have not.

    A clue may be that the tailgate of the pickup was emblazoned with the logo "@thenakedcyclist".

    Anyone have any ideas about the background story?

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    If you'd hung around a bit the ladies may have arrived.

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    If it is a thing, I would think there is a whole lot of chafing going on, and the saddles smell quite badly.

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    looks like you are in Manchester, there are literally insane people walking the streets there so no shock one of them thinks its ok to expose himself to young children who may be around

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    As mentioned above, there could be some serious Quayle egg destruction going on there !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    looks like you are in Manchester, there are literally insane people walking the streets there so no shock one of them thinks its ok to expose himself to young children who may be around
    Sadly, Manchester is not alone on that.

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    IIRC that tory MP, the one with the badly fabricated hairpiece, was at it some years back.

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    Are you sure he wasn't wearing pants...

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    Troubling, where would he stow his wallet, keys, pen knife, tactical mini torch and so on.

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    I suppose it was a "photo or it didn't happen" moment, but I so didn't want to be seen taking a photo.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    A clue may be that the tailgate of the pickup was emblazoned with the logo "@thenakedcyclist".
    Does this gent look familiar?

    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news...nd-6979353.amp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    That's the chappie. The tattoos make me sure.

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    Wouldn't it count as indecent exposure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bravo73 View Post
    He wears socks and shoes but can't wear a pair of pants?
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    World Naked Bike Ride - London this Saturday 10th June 2023

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    Quote Originally Posted by classics View Post
    World Naked Bike Ride - London this Saturday 10th June 2023

    https://wnbrlondon.uk/
    I happened to be in London when this event took place in 2006. Same day of the year as it happens, June 10th.



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    Must be some sort of joke to be had here around riding a Raleigh Chopper....

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    Is naked cycling a thing?

    What in the name of saddle(ball)bags would you ever want to be naked for in central London, on a bike, or pretty much in any other situation (other than perhaps your sangria-filled belly in the Mediterranean sea on a summer night, or a warm comfy bed with someone else of similar undress).

    I will never understand it.
    Totally impractical, less than comfortable, probably downright unhygienic, and in the most part not very attractive.

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    What a fat fkc, needs to cycle a few more hills. Should be arrested for indecent exposure.

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    Is naked cycling a thing?

    Not at my gym it isn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filterlab View Post
    Not at my gym it isn't.
    Not now it isnít!

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    I imagine the older cyclist has got to be worried about certain body parts getting dragged into the front sprocket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Not now it isnít!
    Nope. Getting tangled up with the cable machine put an end to all that.

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    Just seen a whole bunch of them cycling down The Strand, they all seemed to be having a good time which the weather must have contributed to. Generally a nice positive reaction from those in the vicinity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    Just seen a whole bunch of them cycling down The Strand, they all seemed to be having a good time which the weather must have contributed to. Generally a nice positive reaction from those in the vicinity.
    Were they on their way to Arsenal or Cockfosters?

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    Or Mincing Lane...

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    They hold an annual naked bike ride in Seattle, in the Fremont area. It's a bit of a local cult event, and thousands turn out to watch. I've seen it once, and the nightmares will never leave me. The thing that stuck with me though was that people were riding the rental bikes, which I have also never done since that day.
    It's also fairly awkward when a colleague passes by waving at the crowd - there's a sight i'll never unsee.

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