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Bike to the Burn

Postby burninghoney » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:49 pm

a little squirrely if we can't also pull in a sagwagon for water/food/etc/etc but i'm open to biking out from Reno.

ticket at will call (looking for an early admin :D) so ready to go...

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:22 pm

The long answer is this can of worms.

The short answer is that you are taking your life into your hands, and if anyone happens to kill or maim you, you've really fcuked up their life.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:26 pm

Don't be roadkill... (seriously)
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Postby burninghoney » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:50 pm

I met folks in SF who had biked before, and I've heard of groups. Thanks for the concern, that's why I'm on this site seeing if others are up to/doing this. :)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:11 pm

Many of us have been doing the burn for years. Listen to the advice you're getting.
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Postby goathead » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:26 pm

It's your first year.

Do you really hate us so much, that your willing to piss off thousands of people? Or do you think so little of your life that you are willing to take the chance of throwing it away just to ride on a narrow, really busy, strech of road with thousands of freaks from all over the country. Who have already driven gAWD knows how many hundreds or thousands of miles????

Don't be a selfish prick.
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Postby jagermonster » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:41 pm

listen to the posts here. The road is a narrow as hell two lane highway. A bike on that road is either going to cause an accident, or constant traffic jams from not being able to pass you.

Not only that but I doubt its even legal to bike on it.
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Postby Sham » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:54 pm

What everyone else said. There have been pages and pages written about this. All veterans have emphatically stressed not to do this. You have a good chance of dying because of this personal challenge. I have no energy to give the endless reasons. Please listen.
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:59 pm

sounds like a great idea!! But is someone taking in all your water or hope you are trailering it in? Yeah it's a two lane road with most of the traffic going in one direction. Should not be too dangerous, but the real danger start once you get into BM. Or did you not read the back of the ticket?

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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:03 pm

Apollonaris Zeus wrote:sounds like a great idea!! But is someone taking in all your water or hope you are trailering it in? Yeah it's a two lane road with most of the traffic going in one direction. Should not be too dangerous, but the real danger start once you get into BM. Or did you not read the back of the ticket?

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:32 pm

Anyone else who commented get pms from the op talking about your "negativity"?

Was I particularly negative?

Maybe I caught her in another thread and simply don't remember because she didn't stand out in any way. Now she seems just a little too fragile, but whatever.
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:46 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Anyone else who commented get pms from the op talking about your "negativity"?

Was I particularly negative?

Maybe I caught her in another thread and simply don't remember because she didn't stand out in any way. Now she seems just a little too fragile, but whatever.


Maybe she just associated you with that nasty bike thread.

Oh well, someone's gotta win the Darwin award this year.
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Postby Eric » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:26 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Maybe I caught her in another thread and simply don't remember because she didn't stand out in any way.


or she's another one of those virgins who don't seem to get that she's going to one of the harshest environments in the US for a week, and maybe people who've been already might know something she doesn't. And that maybe, just maybe, sometimes she does need to have it pointed out that just because something can or has been done doesn't mean it should be done.

We're pointing out reality, it's harshing her mellow.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:27 pm

Aha! I found it!
theCryptofishist wrote:"Join our team!?" "Join our team!?"

Excuse me, is this a Shallow Management Seminar or is this a camping trip in the desert?

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=36202
And I wasn't even talking to her, just to the op of that thread.

"Fragile" might be putting it mildly.
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Postby Elorrum » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:29 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Aha! I found it!
theCryptofishist wrote:"Join our team!?" "Join our team!?"

Excuse me, is this a Shallow Management Seminar or is this a camping trip in the desert?

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?t=36202
And I wasn't even talking to her, just to the op of that thread.

"Fragile" might be putting it mildly.


a good riff, I thought. Let's face it, for many forum readers, in order to avoid offending them, the winking smilie is a necessary attachment to a wry, or exaggerated comment. If Mark Twain were writing today he'd have to be up to speed on his smilies.
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Postby jagermonster » Sat Aug 28, 2010 4:08 am

Eric wrote: just because something can or has been done doesn't mean it should be done.


Oh you mean like someone has died at Burningman before? Yea, been done before, we don't need another.
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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby Playa Status » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:41 pm

Ive been to burning man and the road aint as dangerous as yall make it out to be. I doubt uve ridden a bike through a major city. I for one will be riding my bike from seattle, so to die on the road into the burn would be a priveledge rather than anywhere else along that journey. I think every biker knows the risks.. We do it for the love. And we do it well
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Re: Bike to the Burn

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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:18 am

Eric wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Maybe I caught her in another thread and simply don't remember because she didn't stand out in any way.




or she's another one of those virgins who don't seem to get that she's going to one of the harshest environments in the US for a week, and maybe people who've been already might know something she doesn't. And that maybe, just maybe, sometimes she does need to have it pointed out that just because something can or has been done doesn't mean it should be done.



We're pointing out reality, it's harshing her mellow.




*shrug*



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She can be another statistic, I have packing to finish.






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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby bluesbob » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:45 pm

We had a camp member mountain bike all the way from New York in 2010. Had panniers and everything for his gear, and a little trailer. It was a long leisurely trip that took him a couple months.

Unfortunately, Thursday or Friday of that week someone cut the lock on his bike and stole it. The camp took a collection for a plane ticket to get him home.

It made the camp realize that the citizens of BRC should confront anyone they see traveling the playa with bolt cutters. Contact Rangers immediately.
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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby TomServo » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:46 pm

bluesbob wrote:We had a camp member mountain bike all the way from New York in 2010. Had panniers and everything for his gear, and a little trailer. It was a long leisurely trip that took him a couple months.

Unfortunately, Thursday or Friday of that week someone cut the lock on his bike and stole it. The camp took a collection for a plane ticket to get him home.

It made the camp realize that the citizens of BRC should confront anyone they see traveling the playa with bolt cutters. Contact Rangers immediately.
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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby trilobyte » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:33 pm

It can be done by those with training and experience (not just a desert, but a high altitude desert), but that still doesn't make it a particularly good idea. Your mileage may vary, you assume all risk of death and whatnot.
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Re: Bike to the Burn

Postby bluesbob » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:42 pm

Really. If I see anyone with bolt-cutters I will contact a Ranger. If you have a legit reason then there's no problem.
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