motskyroonmatick wrote:If our city keeps getting bigger I will be buying a scooter. I will modify it to go slower and quieter but bigger city = need for personal powered transport.
That I agree with. Normally I wouldn't complain about it, but the larger city combined with the bad playa surface and the fact the site was moved this year (resulting in the dunes from last years trash fences going thru the city) meant that getting around was a motherfucker. Never had I wanted a multi-geared bike so badly. I brought a Chinese Rickshaw this year but couldn't really ride it. The conditions and difficult pedaling destroyed the crank bearings...
If we are to believe what Borg sez about it being a pedestrian city, they better not increase it in size again. The walk from 9 to 3 isn't just a 10 minute walk anymore, it's a journey. Furthermore, I didn't feel there was enough transpo in the form of MVs to catch a ride on, given the new restrictions. I'd have gladly caught some rides from those ugly "art cars" (
) this year.
So though I don't want to hear the whine of scooters, I may well be on one myself. I wanted to power my "trickshaw" (chinese rickshaw) but it looks like power of any kind makes it a Mutant Vehicle, even though it's just a tricycle. So my apoligies to those who may have caught a ride from me...