I went crazy about 4 years ago and bought a recumbent bike....the rather affordable BikeE at about 6 bills at the time. This was before I was a burner. I did have resevations about taking a bike I loved so much to th playa.
This baby is the shit on the playa. big soft cushy seat that is like an easy chair with pedals, the backrest is mesh, I mounted a backpack to it so it carries A LOT of shit, The backpack was one of those nylon "cooler" bags so I can actually put ice in it and carry cold frappacinos. Wheels are not immensley fat like crusiers but not way skinny either.
The best part is the open playa. Last year my buddy brought his too (same model) and he had a speedometer on it...we hit almost 38 miles an hour (during the day) when we really stood on it! Getting from 11 o clock to 3 o clock is a breeze.
It also rocks at center camp cause none of the other bikes look anything like it. Easy to find. Although I always lock it up, even if somebody wants to steal it, without practice they are really hard to ride. Not just anybody can jump on it and pedal away.
This year I am thinking of mounting an umbrella to the seat for those slow esplande wanderings when the wind is not too high.
The price of course is a usually spend 50 bucks when I get home to have the bike guy open it up and regrease shit.
God listen to me? it is like I want to hump his bike or something. I never have humped on it...I suppose you could if the guy was riding with the girl on his lap....gotta call the woman....
Buddha wasn't a Christian, but Jesus would have made a good Buddhist