World Naked Bike Ride – #2013

“We are all born Naked, We all have the same skin and We are all same deep inside”

The main thought being nude is not a pervert thought that sparks and soars in everyone’s imagination. To be able to see beyond one’s wild thoughts there is a deeper meaning and a greater feeling in it. Now that all said, I have been part of something that not only makes me think, write and share what I feel but also see the world from the different side of it.
When you are spectator, you see things differently from the mainstream. You see what passes in front of you with either an awestruck wordless speech in your head or you simply rejoice in seeing what you have seen. Yes, that is true and exact explanation of what I noticed but not from being a fixed spectator but by being an active participant. It does not take time to get used to seeing the world from different eyes once you are part of it. To many of those this world has different perception when you are naked – most feel what the visual world of modern vision shows them – Not real – A fake – Distorted vision.

I was participating in the WNBR, LONDON 2013 – As it stands for “World Naked Bike Ride” – A ride that had a bigger meaning than just being naked – this is where the sensible meets the practical  – A protest of human that encourage the Protest against Oil dependency by celebrating the body freedom on the real leg power. Yes, it is true that cars don’t run on air but fuel that kills our natural resources. Now that said, I don’t have a car but I still have a motorcycle which does leave me with fuel users but if I have a reasonable choice – I am bicycle lover too. I do and have been a lover of nature since I have taken a control of my own senses. Everything apart from what we have known so far – the challenge lies in the beginning. Where does one go and gets started with it – It is no big deal but a deal within your own mind and soul. If you are ready for it – you know you are in it. It was not too hard for me to be ready rather I just felt the part of it – once you see people around you who are getting ready for it – it took me no time to join them.

We started this from the LONDON King’s Cross going through major tourist routes and finishing it at Wellington Arch in Hyde Park Corner. Not a huge challenge in this when the excitement starts to build up. Everything starts to go away from the thoughts once you start pedaling and become part of the group. For me, it was initial few minutes that I had to get adapted to being naked with nothing more than a camera hanging down on my neck and shoes to ride the bike. It is 19C, with still a little cool breeze but the excitement soon takes away all the other things that comes to one’s mind. Our organizers had it all planned so well that it was just a fun ride to be part of one. We had people in all age groups.

Being a participant, I was quite amazed by some of the people reaction from the spectators as if they have never seen naked human bodies or may be not so many at the same time. Hold on, you see yourself naked each time you take shower so don’t hold me to it – I love my body and it is something I am proud of. Clothes is just something a secondary which for me only serves two purposes – one, to cover up – second, to protect me with weather. Ha ha ha… Jokes apart – this world had logically such a shock and interestingly that some were just so shocked to see that they even went closing eyes of their partners. How interesting, the contrast – A guy closing the eyes of his female counterpart while he can look at other naked females. Now, this is something which was one that I came across but the most I noticed was that big wide open mouth with that expression of “AWWWWW!” Yes !!! I am sure you will find most of it on the full video coverage on my YouTube Channel.

But all in all, the facts stays that your body is something you cover up but the reality of it is true – it is just the same flesh, same meat but different structures. Being naked is not same as being in porn so to those who looked so shameful seeing naked bodies – I have one advice for you – Participate next time and see how you feel because this guilt feel is not what you want to live for. To all those who participated in this, thank you for making it such a relaxed, wonderful and amazing experience. The reason to “Celebrate the Body Freedom”.  So before you look at the pictures and think anything else – It should all be a mature content and no harm done to anyone who is anti-nudes protagonist.

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60 thoughts on “World Naked Bike Ride – #2013

  1. Sushil Kumar June 9, 2013 / 10:17 pm

    Burn ‘fat’, save ‘oil’… great effort indeed to save environment. :D

    • FreeBird June 9, 2013 / 10:22 pm

      Anything for a good cause. Love Nature, Love Life.

      Cheers
      M.

  2. Live Love Be Green June 9, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    The first thing I noticed in your photos is that EVERYONE is smiling! Love this! Second, not enough people are protecting their craniums with helmets…yikes. What a fantastic way to protest against oil dependency. It certainly does capture attention! Looks like the making of a very interesting day. Lookin’ good! :)

    • FreeBird June 9, 2013 / 10:49 pm

      Ha ha haa… Welcome firstly to see everyone smiling :)
      Secondly, yeah – it was only the bicycle day so not wearing helmets was allowed today. The aim of it was to be as easy as we all could be :)

      It was one of the best days, we could have had in London. Though people and bystanders were mostly left with their jaws dropping to the floor… :) :) Beauty of life.

      xx :)

  3. Live Love Be Green June 9, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    Thank goodness it wasn’t rainy or cold. I can imagine that spectators were quite captivated! ;)

    I love your line, “…it is just the same flesh, same meat but different structures.” So true.

    • FreeBird June 9, 2013 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you :) it is all in the way we look at it but we just get to look at it from what the media shows to the world but not our eyes really see.

      Perfection exists, in our soul – not in the bodies :)

  4. utesmile June 10, 2013 / 7:48 am

    Every one had fun it looks like, lucky it was a decent day! Feel the freedom and the wind on your body… Way to go! Might join you next year! :-) … only if it is warmer!

    • FreeBird June 10, 2013 / 9:02 am

      Wohooo.. so I have one more in the group then :) You are very welcome and it is indeed a fun feeling all together. It was not too bad once we were on the move.

      Actually, you get warmer once you start moving on the bike and the route is not too big and in that huge group – you don’t even feel that you have covered so much. Just amazing :)

      I will buzz you the next time around again.

    • FreeBird June 10, 2013 / 9:26 am

      Good, that was the purpose of it – To share smiles and spread the happiness.

    • FreeBird June 10, 2013 / 2:17 pm

      Thank you Summer, I don’t really do awards but I appreciate you selecting me.

      Many thanks :)
      Namaste, Mani

      • Summer June 11, 2013 / 4:28 pm

        You’re welcome. Thanks to you to! Have a peaceful day : )

      • FreeBird June 11, 2013 / 7:19 pm

        :) Wishing you a good and beautiful day too.

  5. Wawawr June 10, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    quirky, never heard of it… but true i guess :)
    Lorna xx

    • FreeBird June 10, 2013 / 3:56 pm

      Can’t be missed :) – just amazing how I missed it for so many years.

      Mani xx

  6. Sarin June 11, 2013 / 3:16 pm

    Whoa! Been a looong time since I’ve been away Mani!
    & I come back and am welcomed with this post! Hahah, whattay!
    All appreciation form my side, friend! It’s a free world. Things people do nowadays, not surprising! For a good cause, holy – this seemed fun!

    • FreeBird June 11, 2013 / 4:11 pm

      For good things in life, there is no limit and especially, when you feel good about it :) It is worth doing it.

      We all get one chance at this life, so why shall we not do it :)

      Welcome back though :) and hope to see more of you.

      • Sarin June 16, 2013 / 3:29 pm

        Agreed :) Everyone should have a go at their type of happiness.

        Why thankyou! I expect the same from myself =p

      • FreeBird June 16, 2013 / 3:43 pm

        Lol… Ok, thank you :)
        Hapiness is all that matters in the end.

      • Sarin June 16, 2013 / 5:45 pm

        Agreed! :)

  7. Sofia June 15, 2013 / 3:53 pm

    This looks like so much fun. :)

    • FreeBird June 15, 2013 / 7:31 pm

      Indeed :) It was a beautiful experience in all essence.

      • Sofia June 16, 2013 / 12:11 am

        I bet… :)
        xo

      • FreeBird June 16, 2013 / 12:13 am

        You should see it, to believe it. Bit on daring edge but, yes worth it.

        Hugs,
        M.

      • Sofia June 16, 2013 / 7:53 pm

        I believe you. :-)
        Maybe one day I will be able to see it… For now I am enjoying your photos. :-)
        xoxox

      • FreeBird June 16, 2013 / 8:12 pm

        You are welcome dear :)
        Enjoy it anyways, and that is all that matters for now.

        Thank you :) again.
        Mani

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 5:59 am

        :-)

      • Sofia June 16, 2013 / 7:54 pm

        Ugh…. typos. that should be “hugs to you M” :-)

      • FreeBird June 16, 2013 / 8:13 pm

        Hihihiiiii… ha ha ha…
        Thank for making me laugh with the Ugh …

        Ughs to you too :) :)

      • Sofia June 16, 2013 / 8:48 pm

        :-) hehehe
        Glad I could make you laugh… That’s always a plus on my book. :-)
        Enjoy your day.
        xoxox

      • FreeBird June 16, 2013 / 8:57 pm

        Yeah, day is over :) and so is the weekend. The week starts :) .. You got double plus there.

        Thank you dear :)
        Hugs
        M.

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 5:58 am

        *smiling*
        Good morning to you my UK friend.
        xoxo
        Happy Monday to you.
        xo

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 7:15 am

        “Smiles” to you too :)
        You getting to know how to make me smile :)

        Wishing you a beautiful week ahead.
        Hugs
        M. :)

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 6:04 pm

        I am? Well that’s good to know, just in case I nee to try further down the line. *wink*
        I wish you the same
        Hugs back
        S

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 6:52 pm

        Wink ;) glory I would call it :)
        Smiling, are we still :)

        Hugs
        M.

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 10:58 pm

        :)
        oh and yes still smiling.
        xo

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 11:24 pm

        I am still thinking and now planning … :)

        Smile attack :)

        Hugs
        M.

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 3:22 pm

        “Thinking and planning” Oh boy, should I be scared. *wink*
        hehehe

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 3:33 pm

        Naaaeeh… Nothing to be scared about .. I bet you have been in and out of lot more scary situations.. lol…
        :) Wink fairy ;)

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 3:53 pm

        :-)

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 3:55 pm

        :) x :)

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 9:16 am

        Smiling, already :)
        You seem to have found the key to my little smiles in the morning.

        Good morning to you too :) my dear

        Hugs
        M.

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 6:44 pm

        Yay! :)
        xo

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 6:56 pm

        Hey ho, this sounds fun… Ever seen two kids who get to know each other and start playing together.. I can see the prime example here :)

        Enjoy, hugs

      • Sofia June 17, 2013 / 11:01 pm

        lol yeah I can see it as well….
        Let the fun begin!
        xoxo

      • FreeBird June 17, 2013 / 11:23 pm

        It has begun already, nothing can stop it now :)

        Hugs
        M.

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 3:21 pm

        hahaha I had a feeling… nice ride so far. :)
        xoxo

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 3:32 pm

        Yeah.. It is .. just that the weather here feels absolutely Horrid !!

        > :) <

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 3:50 pm

        Then you should visit Ca. :-)
        We have great weather… A little June gloom but that burns off by the afternoon. :-)
        LHK

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 3:54 pm

        Oooooooh……. that sounds like HOT …
        I guess I will one day. I never say never – US is on my list and I am on its. These motorcyclists can’t sit still – you know that ;) they have flying bums :D lol

        > :) < LHK

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 5:09 pm

        I live in Southern Cali, in a beach city. So yes, one day you will have to stop by and visit. :-)
        I like how you said “Never say… Never” I always say that. :)
        xoox

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 6:43 pm

        Yeah, it’s a small planet separated by borders otherwise by waters. Glad, you too say that :) something is on cards, just don’t know when, where and how. Would be amazing to pop by… Hey Sofia, FreeBird ;)

        Yeah, that’s how I am :)
        > :) <

      • Sofia June 18, 2013 / 10:38 pm

        Yep, even if we are totally old and gray. I will reply “Hey Matey” hahahaha

      • FreeBird June 18, 2013 / 10:48 pm

        Yo, why not .. we live to live to enjoy to share to live to smile to expire so why not.. blonde, black, brown or gray .. Lol.. ha ha ha haa

      • Sofia June 19, 2013 / 1:39 am

        *raises glass* Yes. :)
        xoxo

      • FreeBird June 19, 2013 / 11:10 am

        I will have to “Ching Ching” on this one..

        LHK x lots
        M.

      • Sofia June 22, 2013 / 11:44 pm

        :-)
        xoxo

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