These culture clashes can be so amusing: people who want to limit free expression, but they are SO OPPRESSED if they by chance see a naked body; the McFarland guy who said "...I have a hard time with people coming from Portland trying to get what’s acceptable in Portland..." when the organizer is a native of Whitefish, who lived in Missoula before she moved away to Maui and Asia then returned to Missoula. I think that the people who vocally oppose fun naked events are those who are too ignorant to realize the problem is their own neuroses and not the naked people.
“A lot of people are being quite abusive to the local government officials..." So, apparently consideration for other people is not among their "values."
“She’s obviously an activist for her cause and seems to have come here just to do that..." From the article, it's apparent that she moved to Missoula first (to take a break from humanitarian work in Asia) and then decided to organize the WNBR. More ignorance on the part of the anti-funnists.
Portland has some cranks, but they are mostly relatively mild. This charmingly dumb couple "prayed for rain" on the day of WNBR (the weather was actually fantastic):
We had approx. 9,000 riders in Portland this year.
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