Wow. That's pretty much all I can say about an estimated 10,000 people showing up last Saturday night in Portland, OR to ride naked through the streets for the 2012 World Naked Bike Ride. The World Naked Bike Ride is organized in cities across the world to draw attention to the vulnerability of cyclists, and is an annual thing. According to Bike Portland, the weather stayed dry and most folks avoided crashes and kept things happy and friendly, although there were a some incidents of groping and some tough crashes, which is to be expected when 10,000 folks ride through a city at night without any clothes on.
Hard to know just what motivates 10,000 people to mount a bike without any clothes and ride through a major city. But if it's gonna happen in America, Portland is probably the one city where there's 10,000 folks willing to do just that. Although I'm kind of surprised that San Francisco didn't put up a fight. I mean, it's San Francisco. Anyway, check out Bike Portland's website for several pics of the event that I couldn't post here. We maintain a pretty professional website and there are strict editorial directions as to content.