When you go biking...I mean on a pedal bike... generally you grab your helmet, decent shoes, some shorts that will keep you from chafing, and maybe a pet dog.  By the way, these things are all optional.  You don't HAVE to have a helmet, and the other things are just for comfort.  And the dog will get some exercise too.

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But is a shirt optional?  The general answer is yes, a shirt is optional....for men. And this just in... apparently, it's optional for women too.  Who knew??

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In an article from KARE 11, a woman from Minneapolis, Helena Howard, says that she thinks it's ridiculous that only men should be able to bike topless on a hot day.  As she says "they're just nipples".  Well, as that may be true for some, it isn't true for everyone.  It might just be nipples for a person that is not very well endowed, but for others, it is definitely more than just nipples. With that said... I have seen quite a few men that also look like they should be wearing something to hold that in as well.  But, whateves.  We aren't talking about that...right now.

Is there actually a law against this?  One would think yes, it's indecent exposure, right?  No so fast.  Evidently it's only illegal in a park.  What?  Yep.

...the state of Minnesota doesn't say it's illegal for a female to be topless. The State Statute just defines indecent exposure as "engag(ing) in any open or gross lewdness or lascivious behavior, or any public indecency other than behavior specified in this subdivision."

So, knowing that the law is only written regarding parks, then she just makes sure that when she bikes, she isn't in any Minnesota park.

Cue law being revised in 3...2...1...