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Riding Man: Kinetic Pyro-Sculpture

Thursday 08.25.2011 , Posted by

Photo Credit: Bucky Sparkle

Nothing could get you more warmed up for the festival that is Burning Man like a moving sculpture of a bicyclist on fire. Jonathan Buckmaster calls the self described “kinetic pyro-sculpture,” which he built himself, “Riding Man.” He brought it out to Burning Man in 2006 and 2009 and has since decided to retire the concept. This post has special place in my heart because I will be out at Burning Man in just a few days!

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Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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  1. That is awesome. Apparently the world record human burn time is 3 minutes and 27 seconds, but under similar conditions someone apparently went over 5 minutes.

  2. I like this – but I do not know why.

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  4. That is wild, what an amazing concept. Have a great time at Burning Man!

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