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Old 09-11-2007, 04:35 PM   #51
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I have a couple of higher end mountain bikes (Trek's). Do you guys ever see higher end bikes, or should I just pick up a couple of Wal-Mart bikes before I go? I'm thinking some Wal-Mart bikes are something I wouldn't mind trashing. Maybe I'll use my mediocre welding skills to weld up a ridiculous looking bike. Something my wife and I could both ride on.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:56 PM   #52
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The soil of the Playa is quite alkaline, and the dust will corrode metal as soon as it meets up with moisture. So leave your Treks at home. Mostly, folks use "thrift store bikes". And yes, many who fly in from far away stop at Wally-World, Toys-R-Us and similar outlets in Reno and buy an expendable bike there.

Sitting here now, I look out the window and see a row of around 20 Wal-Mart bikes -- all brand new two weeks ago. They were all donated to our camp at the end of the event -- a total of around 50 bikes. All MUST be cleaned right down to the last bearing ball before the first rain hits. (Or moved into my new hobby barn, still in progress.)

OF COURSE you should build a cool two-seater!!!!!! You should be able to see all kinds of such in the gallery on the BM web site. A "Sociable" works great on the Playa. A Sociable seats two people side-by-side, on either three or four wheels. I think the ideal Playa bike for a couple would be a three wheel sociable on extra strong wheels, like moped wheels. And with a folding shade roof. And comfortable seats.
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A four wheel Sociable:
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I can't help but wonder what kind of trouble the world [in]famous Eveleth Clown Band, an American tradition since 1949, could get into at Burningman.....

The first video is a personal favorite of mine....(I'm the "dedicated one" wearing the t-shirt and box on a steamy November night)

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i climbed the big rig jig all the way to the top....that thing was pretty cool.
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For anybody interested in powered paragliding, here's some video I shot tonight on the NE side of Oklahoma City. I didn't edit it or anything. It's about 5 minutes. I flew over my mom's house at one point. That's why I yell "Hi Mom" in the video.
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Old 09-12-2007, 12:32 AM   #57
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Woohoo! Looks like I "need" to move to Eveleth -- at least for the Christmas season!

But at Burning Man... Nobody would notice you. Too discrete, subtle and dignified.

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The Christmas thing is actually in Duluth, Minnesota. I wish it was in Eveleth because the parade route would have to be shorter....the town just isn't that long. We can be discrete...or not...it depends on the mood.

If you want to learn a little more (ok...it's not much) try

http://www.toecb.com

If you look at the slideshow from Two Harbors (perhaps labeled as Couple Harbors?) you will see a band in golden uniforms. These men belong to Marty's Goldenaires of Bessemer, Michigan and are absolutely phenomenal. I have seen amazing marching bands, but the music talent of this group...well...it gives me goosebumps. There are members of the ECB that are by no means musical slouches and if we could figure out that pesky G Major drum and buggle corps tuning we might do ok up against them, but I politely bow to them. At the same time I think they envy our ability to par-tay...and of course the Majik Clown Bus.
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Burning Man '07 seen from above (hi-res jpeg)

Link to 8698 x 8735 pixel 7.32 MB jpeg of Black Rock City, as seen from the sky, during Burning Man 2007.
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More photos from Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp 2007:


A random view from inside the camp towards the street corner.



This visitor turned out to be a veteran Kinetic Racer.



Two visitors test drive Dave Hershberger’s “Son Of Unwheeldy”.


One of our kineticists on Pear County Chopper.

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