geospyder wrote: moonrise wrote: Savannah wrote:
Hehe. "Stupid Burning Man . . . " (I kinda hear this in Homer Simpson's voice, which makes it funnier).
Check out these googles item #25062 I think they'll be perfect for BM on playa (made for desert, wind, sun etc, they seem perfect) they are $13, my $15 'cool looking' googles didn't keep dust out so well. These are military, great for exploring in those mysterious dust devils and storms, heheheh. http://www.uscav.com/productinfo.aspx?p ... &tabid=548
I bought those goggles in black from the local Army/Navy store. They were great during the duststorm during the burn of the man last year.
Oh really? I'd love to know what you paid? ($5 bucks or?) The description is exactly what is called for at TTITD!
The dust storm kicked up the night they burned "Megatropolis'...whoa, we got plastered beyond recognition!! all dressed up and then playa-fied, like big time! I forgot my goggles and had to wear toy flashing blinkie glasses! What a joy! clear lenses but basically, a toy!
Back at camp I used 1/2 bottle of fake tears, some visine and soaked my head, then back out we went...
I've used those goggles for the last couple years and they work great! The big thing to remember is to keep BOTH lens with you. On the night of Megatroplis burn I reached into my bag for my goggles and discovered that I still had the dark lens in and that the clear lens were back in my tent. MAJOR mistake. I had Lasik done a number of years ago and I'm very protective of my eyes. Try riding your bike in the dust storm at night with dark lens. It was a nasty trip trying to find my way back to camp with dark lenses
You too Geo? It was so thick it blocked out the lights, dark lenses, you poor guy! I'm GLAD to hear these are really good goggles. (hope your eyeballs are OK, whew!)
That dust storm; it was as thick as snow! You could feel it caking us over.
I had two well dressed gals with me, we sat for well OVER an HOUR, maybe longer, waiting and being plastered, blasted beyond belief...I finally had to explain to the gals, "It's like dirt bike riding, you must keep up with the pack of art cars and bikes or it's called EAT MY DUST!, we must get moving again! they are kicking up the dust ladies" "I am the guy here, we are moving forward, I am in charge, no more eat my dust for us!!" We slowly went forward, zigged and zagged and finally got to Esplanade, caked, and me semi-blinded! Uh! & A Ranger put a "I don't work for Larry Harvey" pin on me!!
When we got back to camp, The camp vet said, 'that's nothing, just a sorta kinda dust storm/whiteout' me: uh huh, ooookay,
I think the following Tuesday (other than Man burn night) was another major blast but manageable, more wind not as much dust....packing was tough but do-able. I'll be back! (must keep up with the pack!!) hahaha!
Birgins, do not be afraid, it was a good storm, imho, get these goggles!
I'm the MAN in a truck, burner who is stuck, you're in luck! I'll whip out my BIG tow chain and not charge you, not even one lousy buck!