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by motskyroonmatick
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: 2017 Google Map

lucky420 wrote:Yep but not on my crazy iPad/iPhone. Maybe I need the app?


One of my camp members found that mobile devices show multiple years by zooming in and out.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: 2017 Google Map

TT120 wrote:It's showing my 2017 camp. It's early in the week because in the pic, our 2nd evap pond hasn't been assembled yet.
Yeah the thought struck me that it might be early after I posted.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: 2017 Google Map
Replies: 17
Views: 929

Re: 2017 Google Map

Sweet! Thanks! Can anyone tell what day this was shot? Seems like Friday or later?
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Belt Bikes

Canoe wrote:
motskyroonmatick wrote:Bring a replacement belt. I've got replacement chain but no replacement belts and this year we had someone come in to the shop looking for a replacement belt.

What?
It's the playa.
No pantyhose?


Didn't think of that. Do Pantyhose work well in high torque low rpm situations on notched pulleys?
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Belt Bikes
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: Belt Bikes

Bring a replacement belt. I've got replacement chain but no replacement belts and this year we had someone come in to the shop looking for a replacement belt.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 861

Re: Bikes on the Playa

My main bike at the burn is a Fat Tire and it is fucking spectacular!!!! I too operate a repair shop on playa and we did have fat tire tubes. Only one person needed one so we have more for next year. :D BRC participants! Please bring a tube that is an exact match for your bike and an alpha code bike...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

So the airport runway lines up with one side of the pentagon and is with/against the prevailing wind.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 7021

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

And so the masses will be subject to yet another set of constraints imposed by the action of a statistical extreme minority. I witnessed the act. It impacted me and my campmates.... A continuing impact. It would be nice if the gravity of what we burners do for each other immediately overtook the gra...
by motskyroonmatick
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 7021

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

They'll probably just add some portable security/pool safety fences to slow down and corral the runners so they can be caught with fewer people. It's about as much as can be done as a determined runner will eventually be able to bypass obstacles. The perimeter nearly caught the guy running around t...
by motskyroonmatick
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 7021

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

I have a genuine proposal on how to practically solve this problem. For all those that witnessed in person the 2007 burn of the Oil Derrick... Fire the fucking fireworks team and dig out DustDevil. DD is a true fire villain with a proven track record. Set up a “arts budget” to get the thousands of ...
by motskyroonmatick
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 2343

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

* "The Foot in the Door" manipulation technique. When you ask someone for a little something and receive it successfully (and positively reinforce it), you're more likely to receive a future favor from that person, because A) the favor-giver now sees you as Officially Deserving (they don'...
by motskyroonmatick
Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Grease is a much better choice, or even oil. But, if it got the bike working for someone... I was doing meat ball repair to get the bikes back on the playa .. Maybe I can set up a grease injection system .. I use turkey baster injectors for this by breaking the tip off and mashing the end slightly ...
by motskyroonmatick
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Thanks for the info guys!
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Elliot wrote:Whoa! Yeehaa. Whatnot.
We were awash in failed Crankbroke bearings this year, and we are looking for an upgrade.


We were swamped with Bottom Bracket rebuilds Wednesday on. It was a surprise we managed to handle well. I'd be interested in an upgrade too for camp bikes.
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 2740

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

All the years of people getting dragged over the coals for taking clearly abandoned bikes or even hauling out the bikes they loaned people through their camp and ..... I guess I am finding the polar shift a bit messed up. If I'd known I could have hi graded that bike pile as I left I would have.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?

Molotov wrote:When I typed G plaza I was talking about the plaza located at the intersection of 3:00 and G.


Your nomenclature makes perfect sense. Placement and the ORG don't use it and it's caused some wonder.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?

It is really confusing and for my camp means we may be placed much further out than originally expected.
by motskyroonmatick
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

I like a safety factor and so that is why I recommend 1". Additionally for what it's worth I think the 1" EMT is more resilient than 1x1x1/8" square tubing. I could be wrong...I'm not a physicist or structural engineer. My original shade that I still bring is made out of square tubing...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Conduit. Let's come to a decision.

I'd go with 1" Haven't heard of any failures of 1" structures and hearing of a number of failures with tubing smaller than that. In the future you could scale up the area of the shade confidently with 1" tubing. I would use 14" lag bolts minimum being that many years the top 6&qu...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?
Replies: 10
Views: 722

Re: on 3 and 9 o'clock, plaza vs. circle?

From a page on the BM site. There are five plaza Portals on the Esplanade: at Center Camp, 3:00, 4:30, 7:30, and 9:00. The Civic plazas are at 3:00 and 9:00 at Breath, centered 3180’ from the Man, There are two Art plazas at 4:30 and 7:30, and two additional plazas at 3:00 and 9:00 at Genuflect,cent...
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Any tips for hauling a trailer you can share with a newbie?
Replies: 31
Views: 1995

Re: Any tips for hauling a trailer you can share with a newbie?

You are using the pickup truck to position the trailer correctly as you drive. Kick the tires every time you stop for fuel or restroom and give the trailer a once over look. Look at the hitch and hitch area every time you stop to make sure it is normal and nothing has worked loose or become disconne...
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Flat roof tarp shelter, advice needed.

The secured shade cloth holds the whole top together. I welded up my own connectors long before I found out about the premade ones and I have never had one come apart and it doesn't have any eyebolts or pins. Tightening the eye bolt on to the conduit gives the frame a little more rigidity. You won't...
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: 2x3s strong enough to build shade structures?

I've found EMT structures to be much more reliable than wood. Wood can be made bomb proof out there but it involves much more work than building a Flat shade out of EMT.
by motskyroonmatick
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Building & Making Art
Topic: Transporting an art piece to the playa -- can we just use our truck?
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Transporting an art piece to the playa -- can we just use our truck?

Artery should be able to help you with this question. Shoot them and email. It's common to see artists vehicles at the site of their art when they are setting up and tearing down.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20583

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

got a bunch of bungee balls!!!
by motskyroonmatick
Tue Jul 11, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 716
Views: 59884

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

All hail FigJam and his glorious lag bolts! They are a breeze, fast and safer than rebar.
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 20583

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Ordered new Aluminet Shade cloth! Whooooot!
by motskyroonmatick
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Leaving No Trace in Regards to Carbon Emissions
Replies: 21
Views: 1062

Re: Leaving No Trace in Regards to Carbon Emissions

Start with changing the emissions it in your camp and during your commute and prep. Burning Man feeds on successful innovation and proven technology. Prove something useful and the multitudes will adopt.... Realistically pretty much everyone doing something big right now is throwing the wallet and k...
by motskyroonmatick
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What happens when your playabike craps out on the playa?
Replies: 30
Views: 1486

Re: What happens when your playabike craps out on the playa?

Elliot wrote:You can also buy narrow Gorilla Tape, which works pretty well.


I've been using gaffers tape much like that! :)
by motskyroonmatick
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What happens when your playabike craps out on the playa?
Replies: 30
Views: 1486

Re: What happens when your playabike craps out on the playa?

FIGJAM wrote:When changing tube, I make a new rim tape out of the old tube.


That's a good one FIGJAM! Going to try to remember that.

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