nedhead wrote:Hello burners!
This will be my first burningman. I've wanted to go for years, and am finally making it happen. I'm quite excited. The only way that makes any sense to me to get there and back from Nederland Colorado, is on my Harley.
I think that's the way that makes the LEAST sense! It can be done... a guy camped next to me last year who came on a motorcycle. (well sort of a motorcycle - it was a BMW, not a Harley).
It sucked to be him! He had shit for food, no washing facilities, not much to drink, a tiny, hot tent, and was actually happy when it was over.
Also worth mentioning, the playa is corrosive, and not nice to machinery. Don't bring a vehicle you are particularly attached to. ONE year, out of about seven, I used my nicest truck... never again! Things will get rusty. What you want is a rental, or something mechanically sound but otherwise disposable.
If you're able to hook up with a camp that will cover your needs in exchange for camp dues, definitely go for it, otherwise take a larger vehicle or rent one and bring the necessities of life with you to our harsh but wonderful world.
If the Harley is the only thing that's gonna work, an eplayan named mdmf007 had an awesome idea: he said "Great Motorcycle tip -
Go to Uhaul, or another mover and buy the biggest mattress bag. Most motorcycles fit in one with no modification, and you can seal it completely shut."
I know how the playa is, and I'd consider this mandatory if you like your bike at all.