Winter Wonderland Naked Bike Ride 2011

June 12th, 2011

Ask, and ye shall receive. On Friday night, I posted this on Twitter:

NakedMelbourne Naked Melbourne
Apparently the Melbourne Naked Bike Ride did go ahead tonight. If anyone has pics, please send them through. #WNBR

The next day I received this email, along with some photos (note: edited for spelling and grammar).

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Why I marched at SlutWalk

May 28th, 2011

I marched today because I believe that a short skirt is not an invitation to make nasty comments or commit sexual assault. This should not be a controversial opinion!

Here are some of my impressions from today’s SlutWalk…

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World Naked Bike Ride 2011

February 6th, 2011

Bring your helmet, but leave the lycra at home. More than 100 nude and body painted cyclists will be riding to Parliament House on Spring street for Melbourne’s World Naked Bike Ride in March.

The naked riders will be celebrating the bicycle as an ethical and environmentally-friendly alternative to the car, highlighting the vulnerability of cyclists on Melbourne’s roads, and generally enjoying being naked and free in the sunshine.

We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians plus all the negative effects of oil, cars, war, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

The event will be held on Sunday 6th of March 2011. Organisers As Bare As You Dare advise that riders should meet at 3pm in the Edinburgh Gardens, North Fitzroy to be body painted before the ride.

For readers in Sydney, there will also be a Naked Bike Ride in Sydney in a couple of weeks (Saturday 19/March/2011).

I am planning on riding this year. Photos etc will be posted after the event.

Update: 150 riders showed their support for bike safety…or public nudity…or low-carbon emissions…or something….I’m not sure any more. I have posted a gallery of 50+ photos below…

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I just met Cathy from Cathy’s Craving

January 1st, 2011

Last night I was at a New Years Eve party where there were a lot of people wearing very little clothing. I had noticed a conservatively dressed (comparatively) couple standing by the dance floor, and had a nagging “I’ve seen her somewhere before” tickle in my head.

In an exchange that probably won’t be remembered in the history of great dialogue, I asked who she was, and discovered that she was a “hardcore amateur housewife” with photos all over the internet. “I feel like a should get an autograph or something,” I blurted. She laughed, “I’m just a regular person.” Despite my being sweaty and shirtless, she gave me a hug, and I took my thrilling repartee elsewhere.

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Nude in San Francisco

November 2nd, 2010

Nude near the Golden Gate BridgeA while ago I wrote about how porn made in Melbourne is more “San Francisco” than “San Fernando Valley”.

The similarities between Melbourne and San Fran are actually quite strong: both are at 38 degrees latitude, both have trams, both were built on a bay, and both cities grew hugely in the 1800s due to a gold rush…oh, and both cities have a kick-arse music and art scene.

So it was no real surprise to stumble upon Nude in San Francisco, which features fully nude, non-porny girls walking through the city streets in broad daylight.

Nude in San Francisco

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World Naked Bike Ride 2010 (March)

March 21st, 2010

The WNBR Melbourne March 2010 ride was fantastic. 130 naked riders rode central Melbourne with no issues. Please visit our new site –

A date was confirmed as Sunday the 21st of March by Heidi, the WNBR Melbourne Organiser. Time of assembly is 3pm. Assembly place is The Union Club Hotel, Corner of Gore and Webb Streets, Fitzroy.