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by Saguache
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Yea, not so much Eric: Scrutiny : noun Critical observation or examination I like how you only chose one of the two important words (and a definition that uses "critical" instead of "close"), the one that you could twist into something closer to what you wanted it to mean, when ...
by Saguache
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

I have one suggestion already for a bicycle repair zone. This makes some sense, but its also one of those things that's already done. Cycle repair may become so ubiquitous that you'll be able to get your breaks adjusted next to every bar if we're not careful. As Trilobyte said, that would belong in...
by Saguache
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

MyLarry and I were following a girl on a bike back to her camp to help her unlock her car (she'd locked her keys in upon arrival and was in tears out on the Esplanade looking for help). We stopped at the Trailblazer to pick up the jimmy set, while we were stopped, Larry adjusted her bike for her. I...
by Saguache
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Update I have updated this thread moving discussion and organization of the camp away from this horribly mangled thread. To be clear, this new thread is being posted to seek out other burners who happen to share an interest in self-support bicycle touring. It is not a place for discussion of your o...
by Saguache
Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: Self-Supported Cycle Tourists Camp
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Self-Supported Cycle Tourists Camp

Self-Supported Cycle Tourists Camp (needs a better name) The Idea Self supported bicycle tourists already have an active community of radically self reliant travelers. Why not bring our know how to the playa. The idea is to organize a camp focused around our particular love of cycling and the do it ...
by Saguache
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

So hence forth, its not a question. You cannot agree or disagree with my mode of travel because it never was a question. Yeah, not so much. As stated in the " Overview on Posting ": NOTE: Be prepared for public scrutiny and criticism of your posts & threads, it comes part and parcel w...
by Saguache
Fri Dec 28, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

stretch80 wrote:Most of the time, when someone in this forum says something that upsets you -- ignore them. They will eventually get bored and find someone else to bother.


Possibly after they move your thread from theme camps to transportation, but ok I will abide. Thanks stretch80
by Saguache
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Spent some time reading and thinking in particular about the response I hoped for and the response I received here on ePlaya to my proposal about a cycle touring theme camp. A quote from Ngulchu Thogme came to mind: If someone cuts off your head, even when you have not done the slightest thing wrong...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

So uh.. when were you guys planning on doing this? Fuck you JS! Notice something, all those arms and legs flying somewhere are attached to people. This makes you an incredibly insensitive asshat bar none. Right up with there with the world's top trolls. And I'll take a moment to preempt your bullsh...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Every year, one more person with the grand idea to bike to the burn. The idea usually involves someone in a motor vehicle hauling in all the necessary "self-reliance" stuff so that the cyclist can be free to pedal his or her way to the burn. It's like a safari where "bwana" has ...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Seeing as how I've ridden Jungo road before, I would suggest you go out there sometime before the burn and try to ride that road on your bike. It's not going to be easy on you or your bike/trailer/kidneys. I'm not saying it's impossible but it's likely MUCH harder that you think. Thanks TT120, I ha...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Have a cup of shut-the-fuck-up :coffee: this is not the way to get people to help you acheive your desire especially as you have already pointed out you cannot do it yourself ( you need someone to bring water etc) I could have said a lot, but what I did say was that I was searching for like minded ...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

FIGJAM wrote:Jungo road may be your perfect solution.


Jungo is one I'm looking at from google maps yes.
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: E-Playa Bicycle Fleet?
Replies: 73
Views: 7725

Re: E-Playa Bicycle Fleet?

Finally, pedals.... The plastic ones made these days are truly crappy. So keep an eye out for old bicycles with steel pedals. These pedals have rubber to step on, but the frame of the pedal is steel. And they have proper ball bearings. I sometimes pick up a junk ten-speed just for the pedals. To re...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

junglesmacks wrote:This thread keeps getting better and better.. :lol:


Oh, ho ho. You're such a funny guy.
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

So hence forth, its not a question. You cannot agree or disagree with my mode of travel because it never was a question. You can say, "Oh that sounds like a really cool way to go to the burn. I'll post that I might like to sort out the details with Sag." Well said! :) I know if we were at...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

You're right, we can't dictate your mode of transportation, just give you advice. Since you seem too arrogant to listen to it, just please tell us what day you intend to do this. I want to avoid your bunch of bikes for my own protection. I know you are taking the risk of your own life, but (g*d for...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Seriously folks, Stop saying "I told you so", stop pointing out how it can be dangerous to ride a bike. I originally intended this as a post to see if there was any interest in a theme camp of cyclists. Specifically cyclists that enjoy long distance, self-supported touring. Yes, I know car...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Oh, great..... 10+ cyclists to try an avoid on the way in. Please let us know what day you plan to do this, so I can pick another day to go in..... After all, it's all about you. :twisted: Wow, the irony. Cyclists are somehow harder to avoid than tractors, or perhaps cyclists are more difficult to ...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

What is your plan?? Everyone needs at least 1.5 gallons of water per day they are on the playa. A gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs so that is a weight premium of 12.5 lbs of water per day. So for 7 days it would be 87.5 lbs alone... plus camping gear, clothing, food, etc. Ten people is the target, 2...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

I hate to say it, but that reply was 110% stereotypical obnoxious bicyclist-with-a-chip-on-the-shoulder. This isn't a big bad car vs. poor cyclist thing, this is a logical safety issue. Props to Elliot for explaining it in a clear, concise manner. Yes props to Elliot, he's been sticking to bike mod...
by Saguache
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

:D Hey Saguache, and Merry Christmas to you! I'm a big fan of bicycling and I applaud your initiative. But we are replying outside your stated parameters because we are concerned about life and limb, including yours. We wonder if you are adequately familiar with Hwy 447 and the last stretch beyond ...
by Saguache
Tue Dec 25, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Re: Interest? Bike to the Burn

Wow Junglesmacks, What a car centric view. I mean all those people touring all over the world on roads packed with cars being driven by tired, strung out drivers must also be risking life and limb. Shit man, everyone should get a car. And when I say car, what I actually mean is a big fucking SUV, be...
by Saguache
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Interest? Bike to the Burn
Replies: 103
Views: 7787

Interest? Bike to the Burn

I missed 2012 and it was a shame. I've resolved to not miss 2013, especially for the same reason as last year. So here is the idea. Next summer I will spend as much time as I can muster back in the saddle of a bike. This is primarily because I love to ride bikes, but secondarily because I now have a...
by Saguache
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: AUX/House VW Power System
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: AUX/House VW Power System

The wire listed is more costly than needed, though it won't hurt anything. I'm not familiar with Blue Sea. I've used Marinco 12 v outlets. Bear in mind that the alternators listed are rated at certain rpms only, probably 3500 or higher. Alternators are available with high idle ratings, up to 300 am...
by Saguache
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: One Item for BM a Day (2010-2012)
Replies: 7096
Views: 366556

Re: One Item for BM a Day

Yesterday: got my ticket via VW Bus Camp, see you all at the Leopard Lounge. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Today: Complete my AUX electrical system design for my bus :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
by Saguache
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: AUX/House VW Power System
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: AUX/House VW Power System

Guess I should probably point out the vehicle that this system is being integrated with is a 1983 VW Vanagon with a 1.9l NA Diesel engine and a few other (minor) modifications.

You can read about it here if you're interested.
by Saguache
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: AUX/House VW Power System
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

Re: AUX/House VW Power System

Thanks EspressoDude, I'm currently running a Bosch 60 amp alternator which feeds the AUX system only after the starter is topped via an IBS battery tender and relay . I'm investigating either a double alternator or replacement of the 60 amp alternator with a 90 amp to boot, but those are spring time...
by Saguache
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: AUX/House VW Power System
Replies: 5
Views: 1069

AUX/House VW Power System

Howdy Folks, I've been trying to get on top of my AUX electrical system recently and could use some help from folks who have more experience and perhaps know how in this area. The AUX battery is already in place, the battery tender is there as well. I'm trying to design the circuits which will power...
by Saguache
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: 2012 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Acceptance
Replies: 67
Views: 5739

Re: Acceptance

Acceptance has kept me sane for more than a month now. I haven't worried about tickets or going since the whole ticket problem started and not getting into STEP was only a mild irritant which lasted minutes. Yes, acceptance and a couple of margaritas made all the difference. Even better, today, via ...

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