The Naked Bike Ride Made Me Finally Feel at Home in Portland (via Willamette Week)

“If you ever feel disconnected from the place you live, try biking naked through it—or in my case, just topless. It helps if it’s dark, even more if it’s hot, and it really helps if you’re not alone. There on the right is your yoga studio, except it’s different now because you are biking past it with nothing between your skin and the summer breeze. There’s your ATM, your grocery store, the shop with all the enticing, expensive shoes, the teahouse that makes the perfect chai. The quotidian fixtures of your life have a glimmer of newness. But nothing is new. You’re just on the other side of the glass.”

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