Life got you down? Having a hard time recovering from Burning Man? Missing your daily rides around the playa seeing art and having adventures and sweeeeet times?
Go for a sugar high and an adrenaline rush!
Or use this as inspiration for your bike for next year’s Burning Man or ArtRide!
- Fly Me Home to BRC: 2 Amazing Aerial Tour Videos from Burning Man 2012 (artpredator.wordpress.com)
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Burning Man 2012 (artpredator.wordpress.com)
- Heading Home? Burning Man 2012 (artpredator.wordpress.com)
Protest The “Protect IP Act”
According to Gizmodo, “The momentum behind the anti-SOPA movement has been slow to build, but we’re finally at a saturation point. Wikipedia, BoingBoing, WordPress, TwitPic: they’ll all be dark on January 18th. An anti-SOPA rally has been planned for tomorrow afternoon in New York. The list of companies supporting SOPA is long but shrinking, thanks in no small part to the emails and phone calls they’ve received in the last few months.”
So what is SOPA? or PIPA? At first, it sounds like a good idea–it is supposed to protect content providers. But Gizmodo argues that “SOPA is an anti-piracy bill working its way through Congress that would grant content creators extraordinary power over the internet which would go almost comedically unchecked to the point of potentially creating an “Internet Blacklist” while exacting a huge cost from nearly every site you use daily and potentially disappearing your entire digital life while still managing to be both unnecessary and ineffective but stands a shockingly good chance of passing unless we do something about it.”
After I post this and publicize this, I am planning on joining in as well and staying off the internet today. This site will be “dark” from 8am-8pm and post a flag and info about the issue until January 24, 2012.
Rachel Morris writes to remind us that the first General Bicycle Planning Meeting in a long time is tomorrow evening Wednesday, Sept 14 7:00pm sharp 345 W. Center St., Ventura CA with Backdoor Parking for Bicycles!
On the agenda:
- An important upcoming event. (???)
- Ways to communicate with the city better
- The new Bike Toolshare Coop
- Bicycle Funding Legislation
- And more…like the Gothtober Quidditch Ride October 7!
Send Rachel a note if you want to put something on the agenda.
Be there or be somewhere not as cool.
Join the Ventura Bicycle Union, Patagonia, MOB, and Seth Horton, trials stunt cyclist, for BIKE WORKS this Sunday, August 28 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Patagonia’s Great Pacific Ironworks (parking lot to the left) 235 W. Santa Clara St. Ventura. The event is free and open to all adults and kids.
Activities include socializing with other cyclists, finding out about bicycle issues and rides and these scheduled events:
· 11:00 MOB (Meiners Oak Bike Shop) – Simple Basic bike repair clinic
· 11:20ish “Trials” demo (as in stunt bike riding)
· 11-1 Bring your bike and have one of VBU’s mechanics show you how to do a simple repair on it.
· 11-1 Bring your head and have one of our volunteers make sure your helmet fits (free kids helmets too!!).
· 11-1 Learn about bike actions and tell us your interests in a community bike shop and more…
· Way cool prizes and gifts including kid helmets, Patagonia products, Clif bars, and certificates for Road ID bracelets.
So ride on over and check it out!
But BRAD TITZER IS BIKING TO 2200 miles to BURNING MAN – FROM KENTUCKY!
If you want to shake his hand, or send him a postcard, he plans to arrive at his camp Salon Soleil Monday or Tuesday.
Here’s how to write him a letter of congratulations:
Gerlach, NV 89412
Or send him a “Playagram”
The BRCPO 2.Oh in The Black Rock City International Post Office Village, 9:00 Plaza, wants everyone to send E-Mail Playagrams! This is how:
“Send messages to your friends, enemies, campmates, family and even strangers at Burning Man. Follow the directions at http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com/e-mail-playagrams.html and the hard working Posties of the BRCPO 2.Oh, will tirelessly comb Black Rock City to find your dusty Burner loved/hated one and deliver your carefully planned, 120 character, text message sized e-mail playagram! Send your message by Tuesday, August 30th, at 11:00PM PST and send the best playa gift you can send without ordering an O-gram directly from our camp in the 9:00 Plaza. (Which we highly recommend.) If you want to be more certain your e-mail playagram is received, you should suggest to them that they swing by the BRCIPOV (across 9:00 from Ice-9 in the 9:00 Plaza) for their gift from you. Please note that E-Mail Playagrams should absolutely not be used to convey urgent or emergency messages. The BRCPO 2.Oh cannot guarantee delivery. E-mail Playagrams are for entertainment purposes only, mostly our own, but if you or your recipient have fun that that’s cool too.
In addition to E-Mail Playagrams, patented O-Grams and good ol’ fashioned playa mail, the BRCIPOV also has Ritual Delivery Services, Eurotrash, The Portrait Passage post card making, a very special events USPS cancelation stamp for all off-playa mail and more. Check out all the ways you can go Postal at http://brcpo2oh.weebly.com/participate.html.
You can write me aka Bikergo Gal this way too! If you send me a SASE to this address, I will send you a 2011 Burning Man sticker of Ganesh riding a bike and who knows what else from the playa!
Gerlach, NV 89412
Better get it in the mail soon! Steve McCarthy at New Republic is printing our stickers and I highly recommend him. Call him if you need teshirts stickers any silk screening–he’s great! (917) 868-1462 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.newrepublicprinting.com
As I’m gearing up to go to Burning Man this year, my biggest question is not how I’m going to get there, but how I’m going to get around once I’m there.
You see, I’m going to be out there by myself with our 7 year old, and I’m going to be working almost 40 hours from Sunday to Sunday taking care of the toddler son of a staff member.
That means I need to decide whether I bring my bikergo (which I LOVE but does NOT travel well), whether my son bring his bikergo (see previous comment). AND I need to figure out how we’re all going to get around days with three of us and nights with two of us– whether we’re bringing a trailerbike, a bike trailer, a bike seat etc.
Why am I so concerned about having bicycle transportation? Read on for why!
If you’re going, what are you doing transportation-wise on the playa?
Read on for tips from a veteran burner.
via art predator
This is a great invention for bicycle lighting. Bright LED lights circle the rim of both tires in the example shown in the video. As the cyclist rolls slow, the lights are red; at cruising speed, the lights glow white.
If you ride at dawn or dusk or night, by law and by common sense, you must light your bike with head and tail lights. For fun and for safety, I strongly recommend additional lights on your bike.If you’re heading to the Burning Man Festival, remember that the desert is a dark and dangerous place and you must provide your own lights.
We require all ArtRiders to light their bikes with the legally required lights. If you’re an adult, the helmet choice is yours. But having lots of lights makes it safer for all of us.
See you on Friday for the Seersucker Social and Santacon! Costumes are optional-but lights are not!
PS Thanks to Helen for sharing this with me!
Tonight is the “Ride of Silence.” If you can’t join a ride or create one, please light a candle for those who have lost their lives while riding their bikes.
via art predator