skippy3k wrote:All in all, I would say the doom and gloom that was predicted didn't transpire. I recall two days it being pretty hot but only because there wasn't a lot of wind. (Was it just me, or was there one night where it was really warm and muggy?) There were a couple of days where the wind picked up, but nothing terrible. I think the worst was just the playa condition around the 3 o'clock side of the city. Dusty and rutted. Oh, and pretty much all of 8 o'clock was torture on a bike by the end of the week. I didn't notice any issues with smoke either.
But hey, if predicting Dustpocalypse keeps the city population manageable, I'm all for it.
Agree that the Dustpocalypse did not really occur. We arrived Sunday morning and were battered by some decent winds and dust for most of the day, which made getting our structures up somewhat challenging, but nothing crazy. The rest of the week was nice, with some gusting winds starting usually between 2-6pm, but generally tapering off at night. We had one serious white-out night on Friday, but it was actually a lot of fun. The ground was very bikeable where we were (around 7pm), but more challenging/rutted/dusty toward 5pm and beyond. The deeper playa was quite bikeable, though certain areas were pretty crusty for long stretches. Never regretted trying to ride my bike. Just had to walk it for 10-20 feet occasionally. Never saw any real smoke (except Sunday afternoon when someone's camp burned down... eek!).