handcar regatta


For the first couple of years of the Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa I was always working for Burning Man, so when I stopped going I could finally attend and was lucky enough to go to two of them.  People put a lot of effort into their machines.  There are two abandoned tracks running down the center of the old-timey district and twelve thousand people showed up to watch all duded up in their steampunk finest.  Then light-rail construction took over the tracks, but they managed to bring it back in 2013, but canceled it last year.  I never got a chance to build one- never had the time and money line up and summers were always a super-busy time for me.  Who knows, maybe someday I’ll get a chance.  Don’t miss this event if it happens again.