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by dinks
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Place to leave car in Reno or Fernley?
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Place to leave car in Reno or Fernley?

Sands or Circus circus both have free parking lots, may want to look for signs regarding overnight parking. Silver legacy, Atlantis or Grand Sierra I would roll up to vallet, tell them you have a reservation later that week and need to drop the car now. A $20 bill will go pretty far with vallets the...
by dinks
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Playa Trike: second thoughts
Replies: 52
Views: 9100

Re: Playa Trike: second thoughts

I rebuilt an identical trike for a buddy of mine for 2010. We extended the forks by 10" and made a cooler holder behind the seat. It worked great for him, even with the trike not having a "coast" feature or any brakes he loved riding that thing around (we were missing some parts). It was easy to spo...
by dinks
Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Freeways in Reno
Replies: 15
Views: 1779

Re: Freeways in Reno

The entire I-80 is scheduled to be re-surfaced in Reno from what I understand. The company that won the bid is well known for shutting lanes down and closing traffic down to one lane even when no work is being done to the road. So look out for cones and long lines from about Keystone to past the 395...
by dinks
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: What to do if car dies on the playa?
Replies: 42
Views: 2928

AAA membership that covers 100 or 200 miles of towing.. It will pay for itself really quickly.
by dinks
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Drink Recipes! what do you like out on the Playa?
Replies: 60
Views: 8146

Re: Go big or go home.

Ugly Dougly wrote:Image
Try using Sol instead of corona, I highly recommended.


Malibu Black rum and Iced tea. Its simple and tasty.

A note to newbies, bring extras. You will make friends fast when you donate them to your favorite Playa bar.
by dinks
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: How long does it take to get out on Sunday?
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

To safely get to the Reno airport for an 11am flight, I would be packed up Saturday before the Man burns. Then in my car leaving the playa no later than 3am.

You could probably leave later, but the longer you wait the longer the line will be.
by dinks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Comfortable, less expensive motel in Reno?
Replies: 19
Views: 1674

The Sands from what I heard is pretty good. Last I checked it was $29 a night and a lot newer than the circus circus.
by dinks
Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Neat video of Lake Lahontan! It's a flowin'!
Replies: 18
Views: 2349

Video says its the black rock playa, not Lake Lahontan.

Either way, all the Lakes in the Reno area are crazy high right now.
by dinks
Wed May 25, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: awesome reno
Replies: 45
Views: 5009

I'll second Miguels although I haven't eaten there since last month :lol: In South Reno there is a "Taqueria" right off the freeway at Double R, opposite direction of Walmart. IMHO better than super burrito. Miguels is good, but Murrietas on south virginia near Inn&Out is incredible. Betos and Taco...
by dinks
Fri May 06, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: awesome reno
Replies: 45
Views: 5009

I had no idea it was there until I read this thread and I walk past there daily. But I will confirm they are still there. Pretty well hidden on the side of an apartment building. One block from the river on 1st and Ralston. Bunch of other great food places just up the road on California Ave near Vir...
by dinks
Fri May 06, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 64446

Elorrum wrote: Hey, dinks, love that trike. If you want some plenty of ideas for bikes trikes, choppers, check out atomic zombie.com There's a photo gallery of all the builds people have made, I find it very inspiring.

That site is gonna be trouble for me.. probably 5 things I want to build already.
by dinks
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 64446

My problem is that I can weld, but I lack creativity.

only thing I made for last year were the forks on this trike. The bike was wrecked when we got it but we extended the forks by 10" and added a cooler rack.

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by dinks
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 64446

Although I agree with you, I think this board could really benefit from a "fabrication" section. There is a lot of cool shit being made by members and a lot of information could be shared.
by dinks
Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: walkie-talkie
Replies: 30
Views: 7583

Get your Technician Amateur Radio tickets, and get a pair of Yaesu tri (or quad) banders, 5-7 watt range. Used mine for years out there, would never go back to a FRS/GMRS rig... preset your channels, and you can stay in touch easy peasy. I think mine cost something like $279... and you can find the...
by dinks
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: On the transportation of moonshine.
Replies: 46
Views: 8081

Am I the only one that read (40 to 50 gallons) or did we all skim past that part?
by dinks
Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: A DECLARATION ON INTERDEPENDENCE: A MANIFESTO FOR RENO
Replies: 30
Views: 6538

TL;DR
by dinks
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Pee Stories!
Replies: 71
Views: 15119

That video was awesome.. Gave me a great idea for a prank.
by dinks
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Avoiding nudity at BM - is it possible?
Replies: 81
Views: 8589

Take a paper bag, cut a hole in it. Tape this over the hole.



Done, no nudity anywhere and you can stare at the sun all day.
by dinks
Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Riding lawn mower for MV?
Replies: 48
Views: 7075

Yeah noise and speed control are two of my concerns. I figure i can weld up a better quieter exhaust and dampen the intake somehow. Shedding the mower controls and blade will also help.

Im thinking of making it a 3 seater but im laking a creative idea. Good thing i have some time.
by dinks
Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Riding lawn mower for MV?
Replies: 48
Views: 7075

Riding lawn mower for MV?

I've been looking off and on for the past few months for a descent (aka cheap) gas powered golf cart to use as a base for a MV. But recently I have been seeing a ton of nice relatively new riding lawn mowers in the $200 and $300 range. I'm wondering if others that have used the mowers as a base woul...
by dinks
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: top douche bags fucktards at BM 2010
Replies: 710
Views: 89064

I found the camp down the block from Hushville which played White Supremeist music very disturbing. I don't know if it was a joke or performance art, so I have to give them the benefit of the doubt. Still, I didn't feel at ease about it at all. I should have gone and inquired. Yeah the guy in the H...
by dinks
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Positive LEO moment
Replies: 40
Views: 4606

Their presence did not directly interfere with my burn. But.... it did annoy the shit out of me that they were there in such numbers. I heard about their presence at opulent on friday night and earlier that day when 8 of the flew across the playa nearly hitting a group of lamp lighters to do god kno...
by dinks
Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: top douche bags fucktards at BM 2010
Replies: 710
Views: 89064

1) The wife and I got to the city burn nice and early friday night and sat down right by a cone so she could film it. 5min before the burn 3 idiot (19 year old) looking goofs sneak up to the front and plop down right in front of her and the people next to us. One of the goofs backpacks actually knoc...
by dinks
Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: wind speed night of burn?
Replies: 14
Views: 1869

friday night after the mega burn.. that whiteout on the esplanade was intense. couldn't see a damn thing. wind was WICKED :shock: That was an experience. My wife and I walked our bikes along side of 3 art cars and several other people trying to find our way to the temple. We all some how ended up n...
by dinks
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin never been..sexually shy but willing.
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Welcome to the board. keep reading about burning man. I think you have the wrong image in your head of what it is.
by dinks
Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving from Los Angeles - I-5 to I-80 OR Route 14 to 395 ??
Replies: 31
Views: 8260

mudpuppy000 wrote:Looks like 395 is closed...

http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?t=36516

Guess I'll be heading up the 5 this time.
Repeating this for anyone that missed it.
by dinks
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving from Los Angeles - I-5 to I-80 OR Route 14 to 395 ??
Replies: 31
Views: 8260

The i80 just near the CA/NV border is pretty messed up right now. Un even surface, single lane with barriers on each side. For that reason alone I would do the 395 if it were me.
by dinks
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: The Best Advice You Can Give...
Replies: 115
Views: 14172

Ride your bike in advance. If you have not ridden a mile on your bike in the past month your gonna have some serious bike butt by day #2.
by dinks
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:37 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Weather
Replies: 45
Views: 4508

by dinks
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Where to get a bike in Reno?
Replies: 1
Views: 462

You will want a bike for the playa. You don't need one but they are nice. But this is very last minute... There is reno bike project which is downtown, there are also some thrift and pawn shops on Virginia that have put their selection of bikes out for sale in the last few days. In a pinch, $75 to $...

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