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by Blueschaser
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?
Replies: 38
Views: 8382

Re: Overly Aggressive LEOs This Year?

Had WAP through GPE, set up camp at corner of J & 5:30 Friday pre-event. No other campers there yet to impede view across the block back to L street. After sunset, we had an LEO lightshow: saw AT LEAST 15 stops, in only the 2 hours we were paying attention. Talk about a speed trap! One stop must hav...
by Blueschaser
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Gate, Rampart...Rinse, Repeat
Replies: 3
Views: 3151

Gate, Rampart...Rinse, Repeat

Our burn in a nutshell! Attending GPE refresher on pre-event Saturday, my eye starts itching uncontrollably. Couple hours later I can't open that eye; put aside stubbornness and head to Rampart. Diagnosis: corneal abrasion. The remedy: prone position with eyes covered for next 24 hours. There goes t...
by Blueschaser
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: First time last minute!
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Gear transpo solution

Assemble your necessities BEFORE this Saturday. This link will hook you up with a Chicago burner truck (if not already sold out). https://form.jotform.us/71076384905158
Truck closes at 8 PM. Used them last year: wonderful!
by Blueschaser
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!

Don't know how I didn't recognize Dusty's! Only uplifted from the gondola there maybe sixty times over the years; and almost as many days at Apres there. Enjoy your burn...
by Blueschaser
Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!
Replies: 15
Views: 2086

Re: Alright! Guten tag! Hey! From our threesome in Whistler!

Your photo from Longhorn Saloon patio? Reason I ask, we ski Whistler every year; have even met burners at Apres! Camp on your own---we did first 2 years---you'll have terrific time! Might want to check out Midnight Poutine too.
by Blueschaser
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2712
Views: 303121

Re: what are you listening to?

Good taste. Saw this band's 1st set of 4, played aboard a chartered new cruise ship years ago, that carried close to 2000 international devoted Blues fans. My KC connection Margaret, had told me her terrific local band Trampled Underfoot, was aboard ship. And they blew up set #1. Afterwards I couldn...
by Blueschaser
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: 2016 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost bike lock keys
Replies: 6
Views: 3111

Re: Lost bike lock keys

Should have stopped a block short, at G. Elliot's Bike Repair. Would not have been first lock we cut off that week.
by Blueschaser
Wed Sep 14, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Best quotes you've heard at the Burning Man
Replies: 30
Views: 4857

Re: Best quotes you've heard at the Burning Man

At the Black Hole around 1 AM Thursday, an hour after getting off GPE shift at midnight, handful of us discussing when a day ends: by the time? Or by getting up after a night's sleep. (our conclusion: after sleep.) One dude calmly remarks: "Then I've had a hell of a Monday." Continues sipping his be...
by Blueschaser
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......
Replies: 369
Views: 40366

Re: 2017 One Item A Day For BM List......

Sham: we could have helped ya: somehow, some way, we had 4 broom/ dustpan combos. Yet forgot the backpacking towels---which still are AWOL now that we're home.
by Blueschaser
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 20436

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016

And when my phone returns from its unanticipated California vacation/detour aboard Millicent, I'll post the pics from the Nawlins-style funeral procession for the D'avinci Wing. Truly a camp-unification end of the week moment. And also a Thank-You-Shout-out to The Skinny Kitty Teahouse for joining u...
by Blueschaser
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: 2016 Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016
Replies: 149
Views: 20436

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service & Piano Bar - 2016

Safe drive, Fearless Leader.....and no trailer breakdowns either!
See ya Friday unless Gate Road gets soggy.
by Blueschaser
Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Transportation versus bicycles
Replies: 21
Views: 3986

Re: Transportation versus bicycles

And every bike rider>>>>do this now:

Read the sidewall of your tires to find inner tube size (26x2.0, 700x35, etc.)
BUY spares of that tube size.
Carry with you while riding.

The bike repair camps will find you to be terrifically prepared in event of a flat!
by Blueschaser
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Get Involved Year-Round
Topic: updating one's Volunteer Questionnaire?
Replies: 20
Views: 5194

Re: updating one's Volunteer Questionnaire?

Glitches happen in the volunteer process....had to submit same form 3 times before Gate could confirm my application. Then once on playa had to input all of their info all over again. All this while prime shift selections were disappearing by the day. Typically, I'd have said "F this----they can't g...
by Blueschaser
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2015 Edition
Replies: 3862
Views: 179002

Re: The Bar 2015 Edition

Be safe and get out of Dodge, Elliot! Hydration needs? Check under your bunk aboard Millicent.....you may be surprised what you find there!
by Blueschaser
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 38151

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

Unjon, add me to roster of folks missing you. Now who will lead post-graduate studies in chain repair? Maryanimal, count us out of Taco shindig>>>>we'll be working Gate at that time. Just ordered 2 sets of head-to-toe bug clothing, due to arrive 12 hours before our flight to Reno. As Muddy Waters sa...
by Blueschaser
Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 38151

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

We, on the other hand, are ON schedule. Shipped out our encampment---6 boxes--- via UPS an hour ago. As long as our flight doesn't fall out of the sky next Thursday, well see you EBS folks next Friday
by Blueschaser
Mon May 04, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 38151

The second factor is tire height

And thus arrived the 29er of recent years, in mountain bike categories....except most women, and shorter-legged men, couldn't get over the top tube. Bike industry responded with 27.5" recently. Didn't help yesterday when young teen needed new bike---26" would have been perfect fit; except the compan...
by Blueschaser
Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Small Things Remembered....
Replies: 12
Views: 2423

Re: Small Things Remembered....

Man burn day around 6 PM and that day's dust storm had been swirling for a good long while. Visibility: zilch. Jill & I donned goggles, bandanas and provisions and off we trekked from our camp in the outer burbs, heading to open playa looking like we were preparing to knock over the First National B...
by Blueschaser
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Live music/flashback
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Live music/flashback

Transported back about 30 years today. Grateful Dead 50th anniversary shows in Chicago went on sale today....via the yesteryear agency: Grateful Dead Ticket Sales. Where you send them SASE, money order, and 3x5 index card with pertinent info. No ETIX. No TicketMaster (until Feb. that is). Was pretty...
by Blueschaser
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 38151

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

Those are called Rudy Racks, Elliot. We use them seasonally, then disassemble for winter months to merchandise skis instead. Fabricate some steel T-shaped legs and you're in business.
by Blueschaser
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar
Replies: 494
Views: 38151

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Piano Bar

My (portable) music-to-work-by system was quite simple: iPod plugged into battery-powered speaker box. Downside: not enough volume to be heard more than about 6' away. Would be terrific to be able to plug into a better amplification system and bring The Blues to the repair shop. And Elliot, I'll be ...
by Blueschaser
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: any undercover run-ins?
Replies: 63
Views: 6672

Re: any undercover run-ins?

Not under cover related....but what happened with MV Christina Tues/Weds late afternoon? Never seen so many LEO vehicles surround a mutant vehicle and empty it of passengers. Was it injury related, or indeed a bust?
by Blueschaser
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Wanna burn, need to prepare
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Re: Wanna burn, need to prepare

My lady has back issues too. Check the Kelty inflatable queen mattress; comes with rechargeable pump that inflates/deflates in under a minute!!! Gets you about 5 or 6 inches off ground. I was super skeptical at first---now a fervent convert. And fits into bag size of re-usable grocery tote. Big win!...
by Blueschaser
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 34061

Re: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room

My favorite repair(s) needed were the customers on consecutive days who came in with SEVERELY bent wheels. When I asked how 'd that happen, the response was identical and hysterical-----"got run over by a mutant vehicle"! You'll never get that response in default world...
by Blueschaser
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 269458

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

Unjon, That reminds me: Jill & I came back from temple burn to find the departed neighbors had gifted us a portable jumper cable box gizmo. (We had a newer rental minivan; though the remote key fob battery was dead. Had to get out manual to start the car Monday.) And thanks for being the Chief of th...
by Blueschaser
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?
Replies: 76
Views: 6195

Re: Exodus 2014 - how long did it take you?

Left Monday around 5 PM after returning our loaner bikes to Elliot and breaking down remaining shade structure. Less than an hour to pavement. So decide to stop at Bruno's for final celebratory cocktail in honor of the quick Exodus. Swear to God: here's the place to stop if you're contemplating quit...
by Blueschaser
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2014 Edition
Replies: 7590
Views: 269458

Re: The Bar 2014 Edition

All gear shipped out yesterday via UPS (at biz rate---BIG discount!). Will be awaiting us long before our flight arrives week from Sunday. Strange calmness has set in----am sure that will change!
by Blueschaser
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: 2014 Theme
Topic: CARAVANSARY
Replies: 401
Views: 29884

Re: CARAVANSARY

Since I just got my tix yesterday (NO email notification)(NO postal sign-off), this song over morning coffee has got me fired up! Now to get serious about sorting the gear over next 30 days. Wonderful song.
by Blueschaser
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 528
Views: 51838

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Beer cans had removable pop tops....talk about moop! Previous system much better: as long as you had a church key.
by Blueschaser
Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: 2014 Theme Camps
Topic: Elliot's Bicycle Service & Tap Room
Replies: 475
Views: 34061

Re: parts

Elliot, what's high on your list of parts needed at this stage of the game? (Besides always-popular tubes...)
Or are all the loaners good-to-go? JP

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