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by nncoco
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: End the Yellow Bike Program
Replies: 56
Views: 3304

Re: End the Yellow Bike Program

Stripped goosenecks reveal themselves in many ways. She stopped hard and then BAM! You or I may have given that bike a pro quality safety check but not everybody knows what to look for.
by nncoco
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: End the Yellow Bike Program
Replies: 56
Views: 3304

End the Yellow Bike Program

It is time to end the idealistic Yellow Bike program. There are too many abuses. People are not only hiding them in camps but now they are stealing and re-painting them as personal transportation for the week. The MOOP report said 10% of yellow bikes were missing and 10% were disguised or repainted,...
by nncoco
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: 2014 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Voided ticket list never updated
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: Voided ticket list never updated

What causes a ticket that has been printed and delivered to make this list?
by nncoco
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 10448

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

It's interesting to see all the outrage from the people who *aren't* actually staying later and doing all the work to clean up after everyone and restore the playa. I call bullshit. Anyone who picked up their 10 pieces of MOOP should be outraged. If you left Robot Heart with a bike basket full of f...
by nncoco
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Lack of Art this Year
Replies: 43
Views: 3564

Re: Lack of Art this Year

There were some very cool interactive pieces. As a surfer, I loved the wave that some Burners from Santa Cruz built. Embrace was awesome from wherever you viewed it. The Library and The Circle of Doors (my name for it) were great interactive installations. The Playa is just so big today that it is p...
by nncoco
Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:18 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Battery Powered Remote Bike Locator..... ?
Replies: 44
Views: 1520

Re: Battery Powered Remote Bike Locator..... ?

Here is an idea. Have a tazer mounted into the seat with contacts mounted through the padding. Have the thing triggered by a motion detector that starts a delayed timer. All of this activated and disabled by a simple concealed switch. The thief gets a nice rolling start before, BAM! His nuts get zap...
by nncoco
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Bad Behaviour on the Playa
Replies: 142
Views: 10448

Re: Bad Behaviour on the Playa

The only bad behavior I witnessed all week were camps that accepted dues from people and didn't deliver. "Sacred Zen Garden" comes to mind. Camps like this can actually put unprepared people in danger.
by nncoco
Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: '14 cheers and jeers
Replies: 120
Views: 7252

Re: '14 cheers and jeers

Cheers: • The crazy Canadian fitness model I found on a ride share board. When I said I didn't have a ticket, she said no problem. You were like a good luck charm. We ended up camping together and taking side trips on an 11 day adventure. You are the best of Burning Man. • The crazy French kids who ...
by nncoco
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Regional Network
Topic: What are you doing for SF Decompression!?
Replies: 38
Views: 9810

Re: What are you doing for SF Decompression!?

I found myself there quite by accident. It was packed by 5PM when I had to leave (no warm clothes.)

First decomp. Fun event but a lot more like an urban street fair then Black Rock City.
by nncoco
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accident and Airlift - Monday AM Sept 3, 2012 - Any news?
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Accident and Airlift - Monday AM Sept 3, 2012 - Any news?

I have been unable to get any information on the condition of an accident scene I witnessed when I was departing. A Toyota RAV4 had rolled over. Does anybody have any info?
by nncoco
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 11871

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

The exterior bars also hold a tarp with a nice air space to keep it cooler. Get an old area rug for the entrance and you have it made.
by nncoco
Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa
Replies: 87
Views: 11871

Re: Vintage Canvas Tents on playa

I have one just like the photo and it has been to burning man 8 times since 1999. It works great. Very roomy and sturdy. Seals up against the dust and can not blow over. I highly recommend a tent like that over a modern 2-wall dust catcher.
by nncoco
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips for diesel truck?
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Tips for diesel truck?

I took my 1995 van out there and it is much more corroded on the undercarriage now. It also stalls periodically. I think I could have avoided this by giving the undercarriage a vinegar wash before the trip and changing the air filter just after exodus with a fresh paper one.
by nncoco
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?
Replies: 24
Views: 3204

Re: Expectoration...teeth brushing. Spit or swallow?

Flouride toothpaste is actually toxic. Not meant to be swallowed. I use the trash bag method.
by nncoco
Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Keen Newport Open Shoes okay for Playa?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 5268

Re: Keen Newport Open Shoes okay for Playa?!?

I have been to about 8 burns and have really grown to hate dust in that time. People who say they go bare foot or with open toed shoes could be leading you down a path to a miserable week. I recommed shoes or boots with heavy soles and socks. The uneven ground will tire out your feet with thin soled...
by nncoco
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:35 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: change regular US order to will call
Replies: 10
Views: 866

Re: change regular US order to will call

I did a partial transfer of a ticket order last year after the sell-out. There was a consent form, a letter from the seller and ID's required.

To the OP above: If he is a real friend that you can trust, pay him now and transfer the tickets later.
by nncoco
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 ticket
Replies: 207
Views: 10430

Re: Dear BMORG: Please publish who is getting the 10,000 tic

A lot of people who get selected to receive acccess to tickets are probablly the dedicated folks who come early and stay late setting up and cleaning up the city. I have to think that the people who complain about how tickets are being distributed have no idea how a temporality city is made for them...
by nncoco
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Removing Radical Inclusion
Replies: 55
Views: 3903

Re: Removing Radical Inclusion

Radical inclusion my ass. Most of the proposed "solutions" to the fiasco by long time burners include some method of awarding tix to theme camps, long time burners, artists, etc. Everyone seems to have the attitude that they earned the right to be there, and that poor noobs certainly won'...
by nncoco
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15304

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

Does anyone really know of a lot of folks that are sitting on tickets? Seriously? The only folks I know who have tickets are redistributing them to their playa family. The few that are out there aren't hitting STEP. There are some rare high-minded burners with extra tickets that they are selling on...
by nncoco
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15304

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

inthecolumbiagorge wrote:
Dave Matthews at the gorge for Labor day weekend is sounding mighty fine right about now!


Maybe Burning Man is not for you...
by nncoco
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15304

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

STEP needs to be open to everyone, not just people who were skipped in the lottery.

Several people I know were caught off guard because they were waiting for the open sale.

It is what they were used to in prior years. Don't shut them out.
by nncoco
Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 2012
Replies: 325
Views: 15304

Re: New Blog - Ticket Update: Rebuilding Black Rock City 201

I support this decision 100%.

Theme camps are the heart and soul of Burning Man.

Call it entitlement of you want, but they need to be there or the whole event degenerates into a dusty tailgate party.
by nncoco
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How to get a ticket.
Replies: 1
Views: 292

How to get a ticket.

I feel for you folks who don't have tickets but don't despair. Last year I was left without a ticket after the sellout and I can say with a degree of certainty that many of you will find a face-value ticket if you are patient and don;t mind the stress of waiting until the week or two before the even...
by nncoco
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pay Gate Workers/Names on THIS YEAR'S tickets
Replies: 26
Views: 966

Re: Pay Gate Workers/Names on THIS YEAR'S tickets

Volunteer labor always comes with problems but bussing paid staff to a distant desert is going to be a huge undertaking. I am absolutely against anything that adds to the entry process such as having to scan tickets with dusty mal-functioning machines or requiring attendees to show ID. The flow of c...
by nncoco
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:32 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 16768

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

I am part of a multi national theme camp with about 5 core members. Last year we were called "Freaks of Black Rock City." I helped to make sure that the main contributors each got a ticket by using the pre-sale to help beat the odds. I was left out in the cold last year after the sellout s...
by nncoco
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?
Replies: 261
Views: 16768

Re: 2012 Theme Camps - will you make it this year?

People at the org need to find a way to allocate a portion of the remaining 10,000+ tickets to the people who make the event happen in the first place. If you are in a major camp, let your needs be known to the organizers and maybe something will happen. It should happen or else 2012 is going to suck.
by nncoco
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 35576

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I first attended burning Man in 1999. In the mid 2000's took a long break for my work. When I returned to the Playa in 2008 I thought the whole event was a lot better. Why was it better? THEME CAMPS. Theme camps, official or not listed, are the heart and soul of Burning Man. The people behind these ...
by nncoco
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 35576

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

It pains me to hear of all these awesome camps that are now going to be spending so much energy searching for tickets instead of planning and building their camp. The ticket hunt takes many frustrating hours over many weeks. Last year after I got mine I was scrambling to get everything together. The...
by nncoco
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 35576

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

Our core camp had 5 people in the lottery and three got selected. Looks like we beat the odds. I did pre-sale.
by nncoco
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread
Replies: 758
Views: 35576

Re: Official "Not Awarded Tix" Thread

I feel for all the broken camps and Burners who got passed over in the lottery. Last year I got caught in the horrible search for tickets after the sellout. I had weeks of searching Craigslist only to be 1 minute late or dealing with another scam attempt. The snarky comments I got from people in ePl...

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