I tell him that when his grandma was a kid, she rode her horse everywhere, or when his great-grandma was a girl, people still drove their wagons into town. On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of cyclists—many wearing little else than colourful body paint and helmets—are gathered at leafy Coronation. Jonathan Shikes 4.
The You Never Bike Alone website has info about screenings around the province. “Less gas, more ass!” might just come to be the credo of the new world order. It's not the most soul stirring of phrases, but the sentiment it. It's a lovely evening for that.
Road rages incidents in which cars crushed bicycles with impunity scared people away, and at one point in the early days, there were only eight people taking part. Less Gas, More Ass: Philly Naked Bike Ride. Our intern exposed all (literally) at this weekend's Philly Naked Bike Ride. By Larissa Hageman·. Get The Tyee's independent, reader-funded reporting sent straight to your inbox, for free.
Critical Mass first raised its gnarly head from the asphalt of San Francisco, a city that might not seem well suited to cycling given that most of it is perpendicular, but the notion soon spread, popping up in cities around the world. Some of the many hundreds of participants in the Sept. 4, , Philly Naked Bike Ride, an eye-opening event to draw attention to our wasteful fuel consumption. This was especially effective in the World Naked Bike Ride.
The message is clear -- saving this finite and fragile place will require much hard work and human sweat. Former Westword photographer Brett Amole, son of late Rocky Mountain News scribe Gene Amole, got some nice media exposure when CNN. The basic premise is that on the last Friday of every month, a group of pedal powered people assemble and ride through the city in an effort to reclaim the streets.
Keizer: "If one can be forgiven for applying base political considerations to such a sublimely moral issue: you do not repair the climate of an entire planet without staggering sacrifices, and people will not elect to make staggering sacrifices unless the burden is shared with something like parity. One biker painted the aforementioned slogan on his back - Less Gas, More Ass! I think I saw enough ass for one evening, thank you very much. The ride itself is exhilarating.
They certainly stopped traffic, so I suppose in some small way they made an effect. CAD$50 Less Gas More Ass! CAD$Crude is rude! Don't be a prude – go nude! CAD$Damn, it's getting hot in here, so take off all your clothes and go. Apply for a column: writing science
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Apply for a column: writing science My mom asked if I even remembered how to ride a bicycle—mine had been sitting idle for years.