What do you get when a critical mass bike ride rolls into a nudist camp? Well, in Portland this week you got something of that kind of amalgam as an estimated 10,000 riders participated in the 2012 World Naked Bike Ride. To show the “vulnerability of bicyclists in traffic” and “decry society’s dependence on pollution-based transport,” riders came out, stripped down, and pedaled bare-butt and in unity in what from photos on BikePortland appears to have been a rolling Woodstock-type event. Said one participant, “I saw so many beautiful and happy people. My face is still sore from smiling.” No reports yet on crashes or road-rash incidents involving unmentionable parts. —Stephen Regenold
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