3 kilometres is not the world

I just returned from my first naked bike ride.

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A proper naked bike ride.

As the title says it was not the world - unfortunately I could not make it to the official World Naked Bike Ride event in Amsterdam today. However, with the weather a bit cool, a chance of rain and the urge to really ride a bike naked I went out, loosely dressed, to a spot where I suspected no people. (I don't need trouble, I don't want to upset folks.) At the spot I took off my stuff and got on the bike. Well, lucky me met a runner who was coming my way. Before I could decide if I should put my stuff on again he was next to me and past me so that solved itself. After less than a kilometre it started to rain lightly. It felt wonderful. Not cold at all, contrary to how it would feel in textile. I rode along, turned left and right a few times and then retraced my route to where I had started. At that point I had to put my clothes on again, and what horror that was. It felt far too warm, the rain suddenly became annoying (even when it did not rain any harder), and it also felt as if the wind pushed harder against me than when I was naked.

First thing upon coming home was getting rid of the clothes, which made me feel a lot better. However the feeling of them, I'm glad I went out and did these 3km on the bike. It wasn't far, it wasn't dashing, but - they're done.

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20 thoughts on “3 kilometres is not the world”

  1. Diolch n fawr. Er that's it I'm afraid don't speak welsh .. But welsh through and through. I love being naked as much as I can.did go for a naked walk to the local wood the other day. It has river going through it which I sometimes go swimming in (naked )yes .

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  2. Hi Paul. Well done on your first naked bike ride.
    Have not done it yet but have driven naked many times day and night time.
    I certainly will try it very soon. Not today though as it is raining in Wrexham N.Wales .

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    • Thanks, John. I am sure you can find a spot, North Wales has lots of space. (I was in Llandudno last week of May.) It's about to rain here as well…
      Hang in there, have a nice Sunday.
      Cymru am byth!

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    • Hi Daniel, good luck in finding a nice spot. I see you live in a big and crowded city, that won't make it very easy to find a good spot.
      I'm crossing fingers for you, that you may find one so you can enjoy the feeling!

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