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Nude Skates

2001-10-26 14:15:33+00 by Dan Lyke 6 comments

Yet another reason to love San Francisco: Nude inline skating.

[ related topics: Erotic Sexual Culture Bay Area ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:07+00 by: petronius

The Rad City Skaters reminds me of an underground skating cult that infested Houston back in the '80s. They would have sudden mass skates in downtown squares in the muggy summer nights. If you've ever been to Houston it has perhaps one of the most soulless central cities. At this time it was particularly spooky, as a number of recently built skyscrapers were entirely vacant, due to the Oil Bust of the mid-decade.

sometime they would show up at city festivals doing things like skating with 3-man boomboxes and other cultural impedimenta. On a trip there I saw a few outside one of the few open bars, slowly doing figure-8s on a plaza. Nobody seemed to know who they were.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:07+00 by: Diane Reese

Dan, we've emailed him for details and will probably go on Sunday. I'll let you know how it goes!

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:07+00 by: Jette

Sounds like fun, but it's annoying to see that like every single other article on matters big or small, the writer has tied in with the Sept. 11 events.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:08+00 by: Dan Lyke

So, Diane, how was it? I was climbing Loma Alta that day.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:08+00 by: Diane Reese

We ended up not going. Combination of things: (a) it started at 7am (b) in Golden Gate Park (c) in cloudy weather (d) and temps in the 50s. We're naturists but we'er not CRAZY. And my friend Dan who exchanged email with the organizer got some weird vibes from him, as if he didn't trust us and wasn't so sure he wanted us to join him unless we somehow agreed with his definition of fun-without-any-ulterior-motive or something. Very confusing.

We'll probably just organize our own skate when the weather's nicer. Shall I clue you in to where and when?

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:33:09+00 by: Dan Lyke

Keep me in mind, but I've been rather skittish about public nudity when it's not legal. Part of it is the desire not to deal with the police, the other half is the probably misguided feeling from having lived in the south that small steps in the acceptance of public nudity are more effective.

But what those steps are I've no justification for.

It does have me wondering whether there's some large warehouse space that could be rented for an evening...