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by penrose
Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cleaning years-old post-playa gunk?
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Cleaning years-old post-playa gunk?

Busy life finally parted just long enough for me to note that the spokes on my bicycle wheels are gray and crusty. This won't do. What is your favorite way of cleaning wheel spokes quickly and effectively of the sort of rust you get from neglecting to clean your machine before storing it away? Any a...
by penrose
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Running the gauntlet
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Running the gauntlet

Questions / concerns I didn't find answers for. My old truck being a rolling pile of equipment violations, I wonder if anyone knows just what will be checked should I get pulled over. My plate won't be obscured, my trailer and roof will be packed well, and I won't have felonious substances. But stuf...
by penrose
Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Down on fascination street,,
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Down on fascination street,,

[quote="junglesmacks"]Alas.. 'tis but a year.. off. :([/quote] Just saw this. I'm sorry. I just rescued your bikes from the shop formerly known as Inspiratum / Lighthouse and put them in my storage unit. Please let me know what you'd like done with them as I won't have room for them the en...
by penrose
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa?
Replies: 13
Views: 5870

Re: Handcar Regatta in Santa Rosa?

That date makes no sense. Sunday Aug 25 is the day so many natural participants will be on the road to Burning Man or already on playa. I certainly won't be going to Santa Rosa anywhere near that date. Too bad.
by penrose
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: Burnal Equinox 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 6100

Re: Burnal Equinox 2013

Another yay for Nevada City. I came here to learn about SF's event. Despite being at the locus of BMan activity, I often find SF events disappointing. Maybe I haven't been to enough of them, but there's something big city unfriendly about the place. Granted, since I grew up within sight of it, I mig...
by penrose
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medicinal marijuana risk
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Re: Medicinal marijuana risk

Thanks all for the replies. This wasn't for me but for a friend for whom I was considering taking the risk of possession, since in my scenario a search driven by probable cause (cop sees pain -> conversation with cop) would lead to the friend and not to me. But it has been made abundantly clear that...
by penrose
Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Medicinal marijuana risk
Replies: 26
Views: 3558

Medicinal marijuana risk

I understand that marijuana legally prescribed in California is not legal to possess in Black Rock City. The following scenario comes to mind. - Person with a condition that requires medicinal marijuana displays symptoms of pain - A LEO notices and asks what's the trouble, asks if they have medicati...
by penrose
Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric-assist trike question
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Electric-assist trike question

So, just making sure. A tricycle with pedals that also has an electric motor needs no special admission or handicapped placards or anything, correct?

I fear last-minute bureaucratic tangles, yes, even when dealing with the BMan org, fancy that.
by penrose
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric scooter recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Electric scooter recommendations?

[quote="BBadger"]Anyway, go into your user control panel (link right below the breadcrumb) and enable them.[/quote]

Breadcrumb? Anyway I never found a place under settings to enable quotes. Wotever etc.
by penrose
Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric scooter recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Electric scooter recommendations?

[quote="FIGJAM"]This was the cheapest I found. The tires are a little narrow, so I would have a shop put on some 2.125 rims. (The size I have with no problems) As long as you have power to recharge, this should work. [url]http://zest.winbootsugg.com/ewheels-ew88-electric-trike-blue-toys-am...
by penrose
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric scooter recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Electric scooter recommendations?

[quote="Bob"]BTW, how fat is this person?[/quote]

Not. Tall slim dancer type, 135lb or so.
by penrose
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??
Replies: 182
Views: 26802

Re: Bicycle question, three-wheelers??

This is a good thread. My friend (first-timer) has developed a badly-timed game leg that precludes much walking or pedaling or standing on a scooter. So an electric-assist tricycle seems to be the answer. The Joyrider looks great but I think we're about out of time for expensive items that need ship...
by penrose
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric scooter recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Re: Electric scooter recommendations?

I just realized that the game leg might not support standing on a scooter, or having to put a foot out when stopping a bicycle. She will need an electric tricycle. May invest in one and then playa it up as time allows. I've never used an electric bi or tricycle and wonder how necessary it is to do a...
by penrose
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric scooter recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 1763

Electric scooter recommendations?

Friend of mine, a first-timer this year, has developed some issues such that she may not be able to walk or bicycle much. An electric scooter would solve her problem. Has anyone experience enough to make a recommendation? Thanks.
by penrose
Wed May 23, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Acceptable non-invited motorized vehicle question
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Re: Acceptable non-invited motorized vehicle question

[quote="lemur"]from what you describe, ..3 wheels with no pedals...it sounds like itd need DMV registration[/quote] Yep, looks that way. So I'll either build something that is mobile art but that doesn't carry anyone (which'd be fun cause then I'd basically be making large-ish R/C toy), or...
by penrose
Tue May 22, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Acceptable non-invited motorized vehicle question
Replies: 8
Views: 2387

Acceptable non-invited motorized vehicle question

The MV page isn't clear enough, and the rules tend to evolve. Somewhere there must be a description of what motorized vehicles do not need registration as an MV. For ex, motorized wheelchairs do (or might) need a license, but electric tricycles do (or might) not. I didn't apply to bring my MV becaus...
by penrose
Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:05 am
Forum: 2012 Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Question about MV registration
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Question about MV registration

Mine was invited last year. This year I'm building an improved version, using lessons learned. It is not built yet so there can be no photographs. Will it be helpful or will it be confusing to the selection team if I include (potentially modified) pictures of my existing MV? This would be to illustr...
by penrose
Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: 2011 deaths, injuries, arrests and tickets
Replies: 39
Views: 7612

Re: 2011 deaths, injuries, arrests and tickets

[quote="Nikosan"]Go To: http://www.carrollconews.com to view the beautiful obituary of the young lady we lost on the Playa.[/quote]

http://www.carrollconews.com/story/1762310.html
by penrose
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: post what you didn't like about 2011 here
Replies: 199
Views: 12852

Re: post what you didn't like about 2011 here

Peeve 1: On 8:30 between A and B was a huge "anonymous" camp of luxury RVs housing people who'd flown in and had everything catered, from food to showers to an on-the-spot costume seamstress. There was even a servants quarters in this faux little paradise, in that the paid workers didn't l...
by penrose
Wed Sep 07, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2011
Replies: 66
Views: 4239

Re: Exodus 2011

I'm a big fan of leaving Tuesday. No stopping; and Monday night has a great vibe.
by penrose
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: From a great source: Gates will definately open at 6 p.m.
Replies: 89
Views: 7600

Re: From a great source: Gates will definately open at 6 p.

[quote="junglesmacks"]On a side note.. until I just uploaded this picture just now.. I never noticed the person with outstretched arms in the distance. Magical.[/quote]

That's not a person, that's the big statue on its knees praying, that was set up in the plaza at Heebie Jeebie village.
by penrose
Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: [Poll] How local are you to BRC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10012

O-o-oh, yeah. Last year blew a trailer tire, too, out there where the roads are narrow and the shoulders soft, and our little convoy put a NASCAR team to shame changing it.
by penrose
Thu May 12, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: [Poll] How local are you to BRC?
Replies: 95
Views: 10012

228mi ... 5 hours in a noisy old truck w/o music or a/c ... cinch
by penrose
Thu May 05, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pakistan
Replies: 25
Views: 1029

When you refer to Pakistan, who do you mean? There are many Pakistans, and we must engage in their dangerous dance of keeping the rival factions at each others' throats rather than at the nuclear buttons. This operation did not reveal "Pakistan"'s collusion with "the enemy" so mu...
by penrose
Thu May 05, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: HOWDY yall! im from texas!
Replies: 19
Views: 1147

Also bring your Texas shit-kicking boots for the guy on your street whom you realize is surviving solely on the kindness of others.
by penrose
Thu May 05, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: HOWDY yall! im from texas!
Replies: 19
Views: 1147

Are you going to Flipside?

http://burningflipside.com/

I would but for that job, distance, time, and money thing.
by penrose
Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Avoid Cruise America RV Rental!
Replies: 57
Views: 12956

[quote="Lord Of Ruin"]Listen, I've said it before: Unless you are literally laying on the playa in nothing more than a loincloth with a stone knife, EVERYTHING humans have done since has been about taming their environment to their will. Some of us are just better at it than others. The 4 ...
by penrose
Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Avoid Cruise America RV Rental!
Replies: 57
Views: 12956

Seconding Pink on the octahuts! I've visited RVs at BMan but I can't see actually taking one. First two years I slept in the bed of my pickup and was extremely comfortable. BMan in my opinion is more fun if allowed to be a car-camping-like experience and this business of retreating into your own liv...
by penrose
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Weather 2010.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1562

Good to hear about the snow. We thought we were imagining it.

I have been three years and have never experienced a particularly hot day. What annoys me is since it is typically well over 100F at home when I'm packing, I forget to pack for cold nights. Brrrr.

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