Jim, from Southern California -- now Portland, Oregon.
Not only is he a bicycle pro, but he is a wheelwright --
an expert at lacing spokes!
And he is a long time Burner.
...and then... we landed Manu & Hildegard!
And of course, it did not take us long to connect the
two couples for collaboration. Somehow... these latter
ones cannot seem to produce a level photo of
themselves. Ah... yes... of course... artists.
Peter, from Davis, California.
Know as Mr. Wizard, and as the creator
of countless -- 100-plus -- Whymcycles.
Burning on and off since 2006.
Partner-in-projects with Elliot on many
Kinetic Sculpture Racing campaigns,
and in Millicent -- the Camp Command
Married to Jerri, and they take turns
burning so one can mind the kids.
Jerri, from Davis, California.
Kinetic Sculpture Racing has
not been the same since Jerri
discovered the sport and
showed us what enthusiasm
and determination really
Married to Peter.
They have two children, and
these days they take turns
staying home and doing
Jerri is up in 2017.
Gary, from Seattle, Washington.
12 years a Burner! And he repairs bicycles,
gives massage, paints people, cooks....
How we snagged him... I'll never understand.
Sierra, from Northern California.
She is immensely valuable at our Front Desk.
Third Burn this year. And when we asked if
she wants to go again, she said YES, DEFINITELY!
Tom & Tracy, from Northern California.
I cannot count how long they have been feeding
hungry Burners their famous chili.
In fact, Tom goes by Chiliman, and Tracy goes
by Pepper. They picked up those names in 2005,
which was not at all their first Burn. We are soooo
lucky Al & Tamara invited them to join us.
Riki & Tom, from Medford, Oregon.
Long time Kinetic Sculpture Racers, they are
bringing Banana Flambe as their mode of transport
to the Burn.
Tom fixes bicycles, and Riki gives massage, and
paints people -- and she is also... a musician...?
Arne, from Oslo, Norway.
A full time technician on high-end bicycles for the last nine
years, Arne "just may be skilled enough for us". ;-)
He is far from the first Norwegian at Burning Man, and this
is his second year in The Dust.
Judy and Kendall from Satellite Beach, Florida.
Kendall has been a gear-head and cyclist since
he was 6, so now we have another pro bike tech!
They burned in '13 with Tamara and Al, and now
they are following them over to our camp.
Doug, from Colorado.
He joined us at the last moment a couple years ago,
and quickly showed he knew how to screw around
Then, a year ago, he spent some quality time in Vietnam,
helping "screw broken children back together" -- which
just might make him our resident Mensch.
Sean & Sarah, from Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Invited to join us by Rick & Mars two years ago, and
proof that good friends make good camp-mates.
Bicycle skills? Yup, Sean's another of our Pros.
Katie, from out-on-the-farm, Oregon.
First time Burner in 2017.
A friend of Carolyn, Katie brings a whole new
level of enthusiasm, can-do, and love of life
to our camp!
Monthy & Caro, from Belgium!
Amazingly, we have four new campers from Belgium this year. First, we scored Monthy & Caro.
Marcia & Rick, from Vancouver, British Columbia,
Rick is a professional bicycle technician, and he
is our Shop Foreman, while Mars runs the
Service Writer Desk.
Camp Members Page
Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Robert & Angela, from Oklahoma.
Burning since 2015.
Robert has fixed a bike or two before -- just look at
the fleet in the background of the picture!
Kim & Aaron, from Eugene, Oregon.
Aaron brings extensive mechanical and machine-work
experience, specializing in restoration of vintage
equipment. Third year.
Al & Tamara, from Colorado.
Al is a "serious" bicyclist and bicycling
Long time Burners.
Also active for many years in Kinetic
Sculpture Racing, where Elliot met him.
Jill & J.P., from Illinois.
J.P. moonlights in sporting goods, where he learned bicycle repair -- and he
buys us bicycle parts at wholesale!
Jill volunteers at a wildlife shelter, and those skills may also be needed in
our camp -- ha ha.
They used to burn by themselves, but are now with us. The thing is, J.P. is
a major Blues music fan, and we want his record collection to play in camp.
Mary, from Spokane, Washington.
Instigator and host of our legendary Taco Tuesday meal.
Proprietor of our Foot Washing Salon.
Burning since 2011.
Elliot, from Clearlake, Northern California.
Lead Bicycle Whisperer.
Camp contact for offishul bizniss.
Also volunteers with Gate, Perimeter & Exodus ,
guarding the borders of Black Rock City.
Carolyn, from Northern Oregon.
Also known as Sweet Goat Mama, because she raises goats -- and
also bees and other critters.
She has burned for many years, and joined us last year as Chief
Cook. She also treats visitors to Reiki.
At the same time, she is into such modern high-tech as electric
vehicles. Quite the Renaissance lady.
Tony & JoAnn, from Chico, California.
More people from Kinetic Sculpture Racing!
They showed up as spectators at the Grand Championship
KSR many years ago, and wound up -- before the first day
was over -- volunteering themselves as crew members on
Elliot's machine. (Mostly pushing it!) In further races, Tony
showed himself to be a crack fabricator and welder when
Elliot's racing kontraption broke down again. And wonderful
friends ever since.
Have burned several times before. And get this: They are the
inventors and fabricators of our main shop shade trusses --
1,250 square feet of shade -- clear span!
Kelly & Ed, from Reno, Nevada.
Ed has burned for several years, and Kelly
joined us in 2016. Ed is a Bicycle Guy, and Kelly is
one serious humdinger of a painter -- ask her to
UnJonharley, from Salem, Oregon.
Senior Statesman and Contraptioneer.
Bicycle repair coach.
Burning since Baker Beach was Baker Primordial Swamp.