Portland police, however, saw Hammond's two-minute ride through the Alberta Arts District as a stunt, not free speech.
They arrested Hammond, citing city code that states it's illegal to expose genitalia in a public place in view of members of the opposite sex.
The Department of Public Safety and the United States Forest Service had gone to court to prevent the event, citing last year's meeting in North Carolina, where 15,000 Rainbows trampled the land and half of them reportedly came down with dysentery. Bill Clements said that he would be happy if the group did not come ''within 1,000 miles'' of his state, and Senator Phil Gramm threatened to call out the National Guard to patrol the gathering.''We came to Texas as a statement, to show we could go anywhere,'' said Westside Jim, who hails from Oregon but currently works in a soup kitchen in Houston.''Some of the family was scared of coming to Texas.In the end, only about 4,400 Rainbows arrived for this year's gathering.Several times a day, a creaky water truck makes the rounds of the camp, a peace sign painted on the back.
Swami Mommy, for instance, had a vision, while practicing yoga, that the seven ''chakras,'' or positions, of yoga corresponded to the seven categories into which camp trash is divided for collection.