What exactly was the free world invented for if not to ride around naked on your bike? That is the question facing Jen Moss aka The Naked Lady at the moment.
Moss is an American social artist and environmental activist who lets it all hang out while riding her bike in order to boost awareness of the healing energy of water and natural fibre clothes. The flimsy G string she usually sports for her cycle trips is made of hemp, as are a pair of 'blink and you'll miss em' size nipple pads. (You can see the edge of one poking out in the picture).
So far so happy nude peddling. Until now. Moss wants to ride in the almost buff at her hometown of Ojai's July 4th parade - blowing a giant conch as she does so. And exactly what is wrong with that we hear you cry? Well, locals have complained that the parade is a family day out and kids and oldies might get offended by the sight of The Naked Lady's er, naked bangers. Not to mention her bum cheeks!
Moss however, is unpeturbed. "It's OK for children to play video games where they are killing each other, and it's patriotic to murder people in a war. But women's breasts in public? You better watch out!" We're inclined to agree...if only more naked cycling went on round these parts.