I’m thinking Burning Man may be in the cards for me this year. It’s not a 100% yet, but I’m going to work out the details and see what happens. One question is what to do for a bike? In 2007 I used an old MTB from a friend. It worked and I still have it, but it’s in rough condition due to the very fine dust on the playa. I didn’t really enjoy riding it while at the burn, but it was nice to leave it unlocked and walk away for hours knowing it was most likely going to still be there when I returned and worst case if it was “borrowed” it was not a great loss.
I’m considering bringing one of my nice bikes – probably my Pugsley. I just have to ponder what the hassles of having to lock it all the time will be like and what the damage to the components is likely to be. I’m hoping the dust won’t penetrate the Alfine – that would be tragic!
Anyone bring nice bikes to Burning Man? If so what was your experience like? Would you have preferred to have a beater MTB instead?