Portland Rocks! The freedom! The joy! The thrill! The crazy energy! Cyclists and skateboarders and hippies and yippies stripped down to nothing, laughing and yelling and sweating right through downtown all butts and boobs and manly bits swinging and rocking and dangling and singing with raw, naked energy.
I just smiled and spun my legs and took it all in and felt so alive and fortunate to be part of something so insanely wonderful. My riding and running partner, BAK rocks too (Nude 5K before the WNBR!). He knows how to live BIG and is too cool for skool. Portland is crazy wound up right now with Gay Pride events and Pedalpalooza and bare buns runs and parades. What a joy to break free of the bubble and breathe pure oxygen at the top of a very interesting sort of mountain. Not Kansas. Not Oz. Something else entirely. Something wonderful....like the world in this wish bloom.