Monday, July 23, 2007

Nude Cyclists Rally

(Madrid, Spain) Cyclists with the motto "We continue to be naked in traffic" participated in the 4th Nude Cyclists Rally recently in the streets of Madrid and other cities, including Pamplona. So, for those that missed out on Running with the Bulls, there was also the chance at Riding with the Bares (pic).
The route was through the central streets of the capital and similar demonstrations were also seen on Saturday in Barcelona, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Santander, La Coruna, Granada, Alicante, Murcia, Valladolid and Huesca.

The protests are designed to show how invisible cyclists are to motorists, and in demand for more bike lanes, slower speed limits in cities and towns, and measures to accept bicycles on public transport.
The question was asked if the cyclists used special bicycle seats when riding naked to prevent possibly acquiring some kind of bacteria. Frankly, I don't know and I would probably be more worried about getting something caught in the bicycle chain. Readers?