motorcycle with luggage - KLR 650

That's how my KLR 650 motorbike looked when I reached home, after spending a week at the Burning Man festival.­ I'd say there was at least 150 lbs of luggage on that work-horse.­ Plus a few lbs of playa dust!

It looked like that from the side.­

The bike was so heavy that it was unstable on the kick-stand, so i was using a wooden stick to prop it on the other side.­

My left pannier is an aluminium Happy-Trail box, while the right one is a Pelican 1550 plastic case.­ The rack is a knock-off of the Happy-Trail rack, and it proved to be pretty sturdy.­

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Burning Man Festival

Photos per year: 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998.

Burning Man is yearly gathering of about 70,000 people, many from the San Francisco Bay Area, celebrating love, life, passion and art during one week in a desolated desert in Nevada.­

The event takes place each last week of august in an immense dry lakebed called Black Rock Desert.­ A temporary city is built where about everything is permitted except violence, money and commerce.­

The culmination of the event is the burning of a large human-shape figure in a giant bonfire, hence the name (Burning Man).­ The city disappears completely at the end of the week, leaving no trace.­

If this sounds interesting, check out the official Burning Man website at www.­burningman.­org.

Burning Man 2012 photos by Tristan Savatier (email me!)

For information on this festival and to see my photos from other years, click here.