Controversy[ edit ] and subsequent years were controversial for the naked cyclists, including references to them as "parade crashers". In , police and organizers posted laws against indecent exposure to warn of possible prosecution. Organizers claimed cyclists were getting in the way of the event's artistic freedom. Some Fremonters appear to resent that and do not want the nudists doing this. However, many welcome the cyclists.
The crowds of people around me had all been waiting a few hours for this command, and none of us hesitated to obey. Yet this particular project was different to most. Eventually the man with the megaphone appeared at the top of a stepladder: Caking it onto my face, massaging it into my eyebrows, even feeling it harden over my hair: Even if I did have to ask for a few helping hands to get the hard to reach places note to self: