In my part of the US we have some abandoned railroad routes that have been taken over by the state park people and developed as hiking or bicycle trails. A trail near here is called the Columbia Plateau Trail State Park. It has one paved 4 mile section going south from Fish Lake that is quite popular for bicycles and walkers. For some months I have been wanting to ride the trail naked in daytime. The State Park has a special law on going naked. "Disrobing" in a State park is legally "not a crime." It is a "civil offense" like a parking ticket. If some cop gets his knickers in a twist he can give you a "ticket" and a fine, but its not a crime so you can't be arrested. That's good enough for me.
Yesterday the weather finally got over 70 degrees, so about noon I took my bike and headed for the trail. I parked in the Fish Lake trail head parking lot. Only one other car was there, and the guy mounted his bike and pedaled off. I soon followed wearing my shorts. I rode down the trail for about 3 miles, not as far as the next parking lot. I passed one elderly couple driving a golf cart on the trail. Didn't know that was permitted. Must be under the disabilities laws. I passed another bicycle rider. There is a stream that runs along the side of the trail where it cut through a small hill. The stream finally ends up in Fish Lake. Most of the land beside the trail is either woods or a cut with rock walls on both sides. Occasional farm fields and Fish Lake make up the rest of the bordering land.
I stopped short of the next parking area and turned around. Now pointed back toward my car I ******** off my shirt and shorts and felt the breeze on my body. I pedaled along the trail by myself for a while, and then passed a farm field with some houses across the field. One couple was unloading a car about 300 feet away. A train passed on a nearby track just as I caught up to the couple on the golf cart and passed them by. Another bicyclist came by from the other direction. I could see a couple of fishermen in boats where the trail went along Fish Lake, and at least 2 dozen people at a beach. The noonday sun was warm and the air felt good to be out naked in the world. Finally I was nearing the trail head parking so I stopped and put my shorts on again. There were several more cars in the lot when I got back to my car.
It was a really good afternoon. I enjoyed being naked on my bicycle and riding the public trail. I finally did it. It would be nice to have naked company next time.