Never having been to Burning Man, I hooked up with the Airheads Beemer Club, a fun-loving group of vintage BMW enthusiasts. Being part of a group is not only beneficial if you ride your motorcycle to the event, as each member brings various items such as stoves, tables, chairs and tents, it's also good if you turn up missing or injured. Many of the Airheads did indeed ride there, despite the summer heat and the last three hours being a long, straight slog along two-lane roads. A few braver souls arrived via dirt roads on their GSs, which at least made the ride more challenging. The destination, however, makes the journey worthwhile.