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« on: June 04, 2004, 01:26:04 PM »

Church bikers versus nude cyclists

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) -- A planned nudist bicycle tour in the Netherlands' so-called "Bible Belt" has upset local church officials who are holding their own youth charity bike ride the same day.

They have tried in vain to get local authorities to ban the nudists to stop them clashing with the youth chapter of the Reformed Church when they both take to the road in the eastern town of Apeldoorn on June 12.

The nudist tour is part of the World Naked Bike Ride that also takes place in London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Pforzheim, Germany.

The organizer of the church bike tour told the ANP news agency Thursday he had tried to coordinate the routes with the nudist tour to avoid any embarrassing meeting but had obtained no reply.

He is now asking the 300 or so cyclists on his youth tour to call the police if they see any nudists.

"Nudity in public is provocative and illegal," he said.


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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2004, 01:49:54 PM »

Dear TomS:

Hopefully, this "carziness" will not spill over the following day when the Catholic Church celebrates "Corpus Christi" in Amsterdam for the first time publicly after being banned by the Dutch government for 426 years!

http://www.ewtn.com/vnews/getstory.asp?number=46943

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2004, 02:08:00 PM »

LoL.....

This sounds really fruity. I hope they atleast wear helmits.. Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2004, 03:56:38 PM »

And that's if it's not too sunny a day...

Sunburn. Windburn.  Damage in unusual places if someone falls off.  Hypothermia and goosebumps if it's chilly.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2004, 04:50:58 PM »

Nude bike riding, hmmmm............where is that slow drying super glue for them seats.

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2004, 08:38:29 PM »

Maaan, thats gotta be hard on the butt crack!  

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2004, 10:37:11 PM »

Something tells me the men will be using girls' bikes, just in case they slip off the seat... Lips Sealed
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2004, 11:28:33 PM »

People who even think of riding their bikes nude across the Netherlands have way too much time on their hands.  Shocked.
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2004, 12:32:31 AM »

I have to admit that that the idea of nudist's bicycling had never crossed my mind before and it certainly doesn't seem like a very good idea. Sounds painful to me - both physically as well as visually.  Shocked

I wonder what next bright idea will be in the world of nudist sports?  :cwm40:

I shudder to think...   :smiley8:  :blushing:
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2004, 06:37:05 AM »

Hmmmmm..........

Looks like they are running out of ideas. I wonder what the whole point of nudist biking is....

What's the reason for this??? What are these people driven by??? In my mind, people that would go to such extremes have to have a good amount of drugs or alcohol in thier system. I can't imagine this ever happening in the good ole' USA. Not even in San Francisco where they still have the deceny of wearing some clothing.   Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2004, 08:13:01 PM »

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I can't imagine this ever happening in the good ole' USA. Not even in San Francisco where they still have the deceny of wearing some clothing.

Ah, but it is happening in the USA - did you miss the following from TomΣ's post?

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The nudist tour is part of the World Naked Bike Ride that also takes place in London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Montreal, Toronto and Pforzheim, Germany.

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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2004, 09:56:45 PM »

Sounds painful to me - both physically as well as visually.  Shocked

Yeah. Watching the MALE bikers would kinda be like wathing a tennis match  Grin

Sorry couldn't resist.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2004, 03:07:29 PM »

Uggg... there are so many unseemly possibilities for mishaps and discomfort for naked cycliests... However, remember, that the ancient Greek athletes would fight in the nude.
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2004, 03:10:47 PM »

first time publicly after being banned by the Dutch government for 426 years!



Praise God! This is truly wonderful and  pray God have mercy upon those who supported this absurd ban, that now, thanks to God, is coming to an end.
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