Tomorrow is the official start of Burning Man, a week long “art festival” in the middle of the Nevada desert. I have always been interested in Burning Man, but have never gone past the occasional google search.
If you like people watching, which I do, I believe Burning Man might be the pinnacle of it. I very much doubt you’ll find a place on the planet that you would be able to find a bigger collection of eclectic people at one time.
I think getting into Burning Man is harder than getting into Leadville. Plus the preparation might be as energy intensive as what I just did for the last month.
Anyway, I figure that if I went to Burning Man, my stick would be a roving bicycle shop. Bicycles are the choice transportation at Burning Man and I assume a ton of them break down because of the dust and such, but probably more from the debauchery.
I think it would be an interesting life experience.