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I don’t get this, but it is funny.
June 23, 2010, 12:10 pm
Filed under: Bloggidy Blog

The World Naked Bike Ride blew through Madison on Saturday. Went right in front of my vending table.  The biking part was a plea to reduce our dependence on oil and the naked part was just people wanting to be naked, I guess. Why not? It was happy. No one was martyring themselves for the cause by inciting the cops to beat them. It wasn’t that kind of a protest.

So, in case you’re wondering how much nudity you can get away with at the Farmer’s Market, it’s more than you’d think.  From what I saw, any guys who were exposed but covered their shame didn’t get a ticket. I didn’t see any gals with their tops off get ticketed, nor did I see any of them cover up. It’s quite possible toplessness is legal here. If it isn’t, it may be more trouble than it’s worth to enforce, particularly by male officers in front of a crowd.  If you were naked and speedy, the cops let you go.

The naked guy with blue hair was prepared. When confronted by police he went beyond minimum compliance and put on a full set of scrubs. This is all conjecture on my part, but, based on that action, I don’t think he wanted to be naked at the Farmer’s Market all that bad. That’s a perfectly normal and perhaps preferable way to feel, especially if you’re getting on in years or you’ve lived here for a while.

Apparently, the only way to get a ticket during this event is to be naked and remain that way after the cops stop you. Blonde guy got a ticket. What was weird was that he was standing naked in the street for at least 15 min. while the cops wrote him up and dozens of people took pictures with their phones, all the while thinking about our dependence on oil. He probably didn’t have any ID on him. But if the polices’ goal is to have fewer bare asses for less time at the Market, they probably should have just let him keep riding, you know? I don’t know. I think that would have been ok with everyone. Another confusing chapter in my life. The event broke the monotony, anyway.


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That is too funny! the idea of a guy just standing around nude for that long while being cited for it makes no sense. Don’t you love your city?

Comment by Mary

The cops handed the guy a bag or something to put in front of his junk while they chatted. It would have been awkward otherwise.

Comment by cathylybarger

From the picture at least some kept their bike helmet on!

Comment by Robin

Well, safety first! I have to write another blog about that. I just found out that that naked kid got $900. worth of tickets! The cops gave him a bag to put over his junk but his butt was still hanging out so they kept stopping him as he went around the square. That’s not fair at all. I’ve seen more ass crack hanging out of the low pants than you see on a naked guy biking. I’m kind of incensed about this, but in another more important way, I’m getting tired of thinking about it. I think I’ll stop now.

Comment by cathylybarger

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