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Pedal Power

Senior Constable Cathy Duder was patrolling Whangamata on the North Island of New Zealand when she spotted two bicyclists. She stopped them since they were starkers, she said — wearing nothing at all. “They were more shocked than I was, trying to cover up their bits and pieces with their hands,” she said. When she asked them why they were riding without clothes, the two “very fit” men in their 20s said “they wanted to experience total freedom,” she said. “And I said to them, ‘The way you’re heading, you’re going to experience total confinement’.” She gave them a warning — for failure to wear helmets — and sent them on their way. “I suggested that they stay on their bicycles and not get off,” she said, “because they were managing to discreetly hide their bits and pieces.” (RC/Australian AP) ...You know, I somehow doubt either of them is going to get off anytime soon.
Original Publication Date: 03 January 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 16.

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