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by Elliot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Burning Man- view from a jet fighter
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Burning Man- view from a jet fighter

Me... I do not -- repeat, not -- read sarcasm in either of the two posts above. (Of course, I am old and feeble-minded.)
by Elliot
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

One of the first to greet me at Decom was Ratty! Woohoo! But Decom was too noisy for me. It was impossible to get away from all the Loud Sound Art. All conversation had to be done by shouting in each other's ear. Seems to me... conversation is the most important element of any gathering of humans. I...
by Elliot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Lots of folks told me it was a bad year for them in some way. I don't know why. Maybe mass hysteria -- one person said it and the rest copied that because it seemed new and exiting? Of course, the heat, and the highly-unusual lack of wind to counter that heat, was certainly a factor for many. Me... ...
by Elliot
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Well, it is simply what happened. These are true stories. I add a little pizzazz to my writing style when I can, and I even fill in the occasional gap with a triviality, to maintain the flow of the story, and keep you entertained, but I never change facts such as the vice grips. For example, in Chap...
by Elliot
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Quite so. However... I had with me TWO proper tuning levers, with tips in both #1 and #2 sizes. And I had neglected to make them available when I was not present.

Edit to add: Ah... of course, an Allen wrench would be far preferable to vice grips, yes.
by Elliot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 8 – the Playa provides THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN …. Stolen. Everything. …. Let’s call them Julie and Joe. …. Leaving their home in the Pacific North-West at the first crack of cock-a-doodle-do, they head for the 2008 edition of Burning Man, pickup-truck loaded to the Plimsoll line. … The ...
by Elliot
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 7 – A quick tune-up THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN “…& Piano Bar”. … Whatever else we call the camp this year, it always includes “…Bicycle Service…” and concludes with “…& Piano Bar”. Oh, yes… you bettcha, buddy. A real piano. Six hundred pounds or some such of iron and wood. Mostly i...
by Elliot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

I will be there -- in daytime, leaving before dark.
by Elliot
Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

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*walks excitedly into Bar and lays photo on the counter*

From yesterday's Renaissance Faire here in Lake County. Do you suppose TTITD has had any influence on life elsewhere? :wink:
by Elliot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: How to find people you met at BM this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 3790

Re: How to find people you met at BM this year?

I like the term "calling card". Of course I'm old enough to remember when to "call" meant to visit in person. And I have seen such cards referred to as "visiting cards". Then the telephone industry invented a way to pay for coin-phone calls with "credit" cards...
by Elliot
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5274

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

:?: ...and CUSTOM TAILORING...? At a Renaissance Faire today, I met a genuine full-time custom seamstress. She does Renaissance, SCA, sci-fi... all sorts of outfits. And not cheap "costumes", but quality clothes. And she expressed interest in TTITD. We discussed the possibility of adding a...
by Elliot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Bikes on the Playa

Yes. Works fine. ;-)
(Sorry, no.)
by Elliot
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 613

Re: Bikes on the Playa

We stock 26 x 4.0 "fat" inner-tubes with both Schrader and Presta valves. And some of the in-between sizes like 26 x 3.0. Also a couple 32 inch for that special Kent model (if I remember right). Loooove my 4" wide tires, oh yeah. Like the good Captain says, grab a Dolomite or similar ...
by Elliot
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5274

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

They are a moop hazard with the cages -- especially the pieces of the cages! :lol:
by Elliot
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 65
Views: 5274

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

I'm still unpacking, and will get back to the question of Crankbroke bearings eventually. We have discussed it within the camp also, of course, and there is debate over whether the balls can be reliably run without the cage -- as BBadger reports success with. Somehow, I have never tried it. Of cours...
by Elliot
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Ah! Mention of Bourbon. A kind soul gifted me a bottle of Jefferson's Reserve on Playa.
I didn't earn this by myself, so I leave it here on the bar. :D
by Elliot
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 619
Views: 27905

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Good of you to drop in, MagicMarty!
by Elliot
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 6 – Another Burner speaks up THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN …. Cruising Inner Playa one evening on a pedal car with my friend Unjon, we stop at the sculpture Heardt – by a team of five young artists from Czech Republic. …. Heardt is a large replica of a human heart – not the greeting card shap...
by Elliot
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 5 – Bring ALL the tools. THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN …. To this day, I still keep the thank-you card in a place of honor on the wall. …. Can’t remember the year this took place, but I had by then hung out my shingle as bicycle mechanic somewhere in Black Rock City. …. Beginning of Event wee...
by Elliot
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Be vewy vewy quiet. The Photo Posse is hunting Camera Creeps.
by Elliot
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

One story I have written is about how... a life was not only changed, but probably saved -- as in preventing an unnecessary death. Alas, the subject prefers it not be published, even with the name changed. Too personal, and I fully understand that. My point is.... Oh, yes... lives are indeed positiv...
by Elliot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 4 -- the photo creep THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN …. I was walking home from Perimeter shift in the middle of the day, when I noticed a man sitting in a lawn chair right at the front of a camp, by the street. …. I noticed him because he was wielding a big SLR camera with a long zoom lens, an...
by Elliot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 3 – Intro to the Ethos THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN …. Apprenticing is good. Burning Man takes learning. …. Invited to serve my apprenticeship with a seasoned camp, I was also asked to bring any extra bicycles I might have, since many camp-members could not bring theirs. …. “Bicycles? OK. I ...
by Elliot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Re: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

Chapter 2 – wheels for a Marine THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN…. … His name eluded me, but he is a disabled veteran – a Marine, who took a bullet near the spine, which cost him the use of one leg. Later… …he was minding his own business when a befuddled senior citizen drove her car right over him. Tha...
by Elliot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....
Replies: 16
Views: 710

Elliot's version of "This One Time At Burning Man....

In case you are not catching these elsewhere on the interweb, I will post them here -- as I write them, which is sporadically. Chapter 1 – New Zealand THIS ONE TIME AT BURNING MAN…. … Even though money is essentially never used in Black Rock City, mysterious circumstances placed two $20 bills in my ...
by Elliot
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Name of the elevating steampunk artcar
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Re: Name of the elevating steampunk artcar

If you mean this one, it is "Balanceville", by Tomas Toulec and crew in Las Vegas. Tomas also goes by the moniker Metal Curves.
by Elliot
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: people stealing at the BM
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: people stealing at the BM

Thanks for doing replacement signs, Ygmir!
Some years, I remember to do the same. And I encourage all ePlayans to do this.

Here, Unjonharley caught me installing signs in 2014. Nothing to it.
by Elliot
Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: No "lost people" column this year?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

No "lost people" column this year?

There used to be a section for people looking to reconnect with folks they met at the Event. Surely a wonderful service, even with the long odds. Is this category hiding somewhere I haven't noticed?

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