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by fountainpen6
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: In 3 words.........
Replies: 23106
Views: 1386886

And we all know where shit belongs
by fountainpen6
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: RV rentals-has anyone used Adventure America?
Replies: 3
Views: 1102

RV rentals-has anyone used Adventure America?

Hey, I'm looking to rent a trailer or RV for BM 2011. I am wondering if anyone can let me know if they have used Adventure America and if they were happy with service, etc. Any information would be awesome. Thanks!
by fountainpen6
Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: First timer looking for advice about bicycles and corrosion
Replies: 34
Views: 3558

My advice? Don't bring anything to the playa that you have any sentimental value for (unless it's playa sentiment and you don't mind the dust coating). My bike did okay, and I used it for two years without a problem. But, once you take it to burning man, it remains a BM item. There's no going back.
by fountainpen6
Sun Mar 27, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How bad does the playa eat up your car engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 7034

Hey everybody, thanks for the input. I've decided to go for it! Advice well taken: new air filter, oil change, leave the doors and windows shut (duh on that one!) See you in 5 months!!! P.S. Thanks Doc...are you following all of my posts or are you magical?? LOL.
by fountainpen6
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: How bad does the playa eat up your car engine?
Replies: 40
Views: 7034

How bad does the playa eat up your car engine?

I went to U-Haul this morning to talk to them about renting a vehicle. I gave them the dates and they quickly asked (with a furrowed brow), "Are you going to Burning Man?" Since I am a 49-year-old very innocent looking woman, I acted shocked and said, "What? Why would you ask that?&qu...
by fountainpen6
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome purchase, good company?
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Hey Bob, you are right! I was using the term rather liberally. So, let's call it just a dome. :-)
by fountainpen6
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome purchase, good company?
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Thanks for all the great input. I will definitely use clamps and a tarp for floor. Getting new carpet in my house soon so I will save some of the old for a dome floor! Nothing like bringing a little bit of home with you to the playa! I'm still up for more advice . Thanks everyone!
by fountainpen6
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome purchase, good company?
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Thanks Boijoy, good information. I am looking for something with some room inside so I can set up my craft and clothing stations inside. It was suggested on the company's website to use duct tape to seal the doors (except one) and to use a tarp floor that you tape also. Do you think this would work?...
by fountainpen6
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic dome purchase, good company?
Replies: 13
Views: 2665

Geodesic dome purchase, good company?

I am attending for the third time this year. The first two years I was lucky enough to have an RV. This year I'm on my own and looking for a geodesic dome. Does anyone have experience with the company System Shelters and their product the Playadome? I am looking to purchase the 18' dome, but want to...
by fountainpen6
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fiberglass body for mutant vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 884

We welded a metal frame, covered with chicken wire and stretched it with silver fabric. A labor of love, for sure!
by fountainpen6
Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fiberglass body for mutant vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Thanks for all the concern regarding the timing of my post. Yes, we have had an application approved. We got the body done this weekend, so no worries! Thanks to everyone for your input. See ya on the playa!
by fountainpen6
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Fiberglass body for mutant vehicle
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Fiberglass body for mutant vehicle

We have a mutant vehicle underway and we're considering using fiberglass for the main body of the spaceship. We've got a metal frame welded onto a golf cart already in the basic shape. Anyone with expericene making a mutant with fiberglass? Any advice? Comments? Thanks!
by fountainpen6
Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for welder to help with Mutant Vehicle in Sacramento
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

I don't think it will take long. It's configuring a metal frame around a golf cart that will eventually become a spaceship. Since I have your ear, can you weld to the metal body or do you need to weld to the frame of the cart for stability? It doesn't need to hold tons of weight as I'm using fairly ...
by fountainpen6
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: i want to help with an art car, perferably one w/ fire
Replies: 6
Views: 1579

Hey NinjaThat. I am in Sacramento. Looking for a welder to help with my mutant vehicle. No flame effects, but need help with fashioning a frame around my base golf cart to get started with the project. It's going to be a space ship with an alien. Just got my application through the DMV and I'm very ...
by fountainpen6
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Looking for welder to help with Mutant Vehicle in Sacramento
Replies: 13
Views: 1403

Looking for welder to help with Mutant Vehicle in Sacramento

I received my invitation to bring my Mutant Vehicle to BM 2010! Got the base vehilce in my garage and I'm itching to get started. Only issue is that I need some assistance from someone with welding skills to help me fashion a simple frame. Any welder in the Sacramento region feeling creative and wan...
by fountainpen6
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burn
Replies: 40
Views: 4191

If you figure out how to "minimize the dust" let us know. I don't think it's possible. The stuff is different from anything I've ever seen before, and the 80 mph winds don't help. However, braving a dust storm is one of the coolest things I've ever done! I recently got out a suitcase that ...
by fountainpen6
Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burn
Replies: 40
Views: 4191

No worries about anything, that's what's so great about BM. The wonderful thing is, when you're there you can decide for yourself. Now, of course, the only way this is possible is because we all come from the "default" world where we are based. Being at BM means no rules (for the most part...
by fountainpen6
Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burn
Replies: 40
Views: 4191

Th3dougler, I can't help but put in my 2 cents here since my first burn was 2009. It sounds like you're the analytical type (me too). I will tell you that trying to "figure out" Burning Man before attending won't work. When we first got there the woman at the front gate said, "It's no...
by fountainpen6
Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

Sorry, Captain, it's not a huge red pumping heart that squirts blood (however that sounds totally awesome)! I got my base vehicle delivered (1993 ezgo golf cart) off craigslist yesterday. As I was counting out the money into the seller's hand I wondered if I'd gone totally insane. Then I realized th...
by fountainpen6
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

If 1/5 of all applications are denied, then 4/5 are accepted, which sounds like pretty good odds to me! I trust the DMV is doing their best to make sure all vehicles are safe, visually stimulating and/or participatory. Are there any DMV folks out there who could comment on the transport necessity of...
by fountainpen6
Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

That sounds great if you have the mad skill set of knowing how to build a moving vehicle from scratch. If we couldn't use existing vehicles as bases there's no way I could participate in BM with a mutant vehicle. With that said, I wish I had the know-how to build from the ground up!
by fountainpen6
Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

Hey, thanks for the info on the go cart and the need to alter it to fit the playa regarding speed, etc. I'm thinking of going with a gas golf cart instead, maybe this is a better idea? I want to do the design of the "top side" and I know I need to pay attention to the "bottom side&quo...
by fountainpen6
Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?
Replies: 33
Views: 5750

Okay to use go cart base as mutant vehicle?

Is it okay to use a go cart art (dune buggy) as a base for Mutant Vehicle if it looks nothing like a go-kart when it's finished? Or is this base frowned upon?
Thanks for any input!
by fountainpen6
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal bike
Replies: 59
Views: 10317

Thanks, Elliot. Good info. I am toying with the idea to go with the American Speedster, but have heard twice now about the shortcomings. Thanks for the head's up.
by fountainpen6
Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal bike
Replies: 59
Views: 10317

Where do you get those awesome huge tires? I'm looking to build my own bike (first attempt in my life) for 2010 and want to make it look just that cool! Any tips? Is making a quadricycle out of PVC a good thing? Anyone done the same?
by fountainpen6
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: American Speedster PVC quadcycle - do they work on playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

Hey, thanks for the link! I had seen the site, but missed the link you sent. Much appreciated. I will be sending an email to Ken. Thanks!
by fountainpen6
Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: American Speedster PVC quadcycle - do they work on playa?
Replies: 14
Views: 5373

American Speedster PVC quadcycle - do they work on playa?

We're planning to make an American Speedster PVC quadricycle for BM 2010. I've only used a "regular" bike on the playa. Does anyone have advice or experience with this PVC 4-wheeler? How does it handle? Any comments would be appreciated! Thanks! :D

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