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by Bemerritt
Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 72340

Re: Bike Builders Unite

So i am building a trike towed "party cart". Any suggestions on how to gear down the trike to make towing easier? It is a standard Schwin trike and feel like this should be pretty straight forward, but I have spent all of my time on the cart and not on the bike. Thanks for any tips! https://c1.stati...
by Bemerritt
Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart
Replies: 81
Views: 6025

Re: Ideal Bike-towed bar cart

any finished pics? I am looking to build something similar wheel wise to tow behind a Trike.

Also, thickness of the plywood used for the wheels?

Thanks!
by Bemerritt
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Main Sale
Replies: 197
Views: 14158

Re: Main Sale

Oddly easy, and seems like a lot of friends have gotten tickets as well as well
by Bemerritt
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Builders Unite
Replies: 752
Views: 72340

Re: Bike Builders Unite

Raoul wrote:A little more progress on the trike. Added ape-hangers, seat and basket.

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So you got two of those wheels from a mongoose, where did you get the third?

Also, did you lace the mongoose rims onto the hollow hubs yourself?
by Bemerritt
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 6178

Re: Pre-Sale

Had my confirmation email by 12:06.

Had one window open already logged in before 12 on firefox, which was the last to get through

Pasted the link into IE after 12 pm and got in almost right away, never saw the green man
by Bemerritt
Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Pre-Sale
Replies: 55
Views: 6178

Re: Pre-Sale

Last year I am pretty sure the way you mentioned worked best. Trying to decide what is the best way, and am leaning the way you described.
by Bemerritt
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: Presale Tickets - How Difficult?
Replies: 27
Views: 2730

Re: Presale Tickets - How Difficult?

Well, today is the day. Hoping it is nice and smooth.
by Bemerritt
Thu Sep 10, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt
Replies: 203
Views: 41356

Re: Food/Drink: What worked - what didnt

Pre-cooked, vacuum sealed chicken/carnitas mixed with curry sauce and frozen veggies from trader joes. Add in some 10 minute rice cooked in the jet boil and we were eating like kings. Felt like cheating having a freezer and fridge out there, but it sure was worth it not having to deal with coolers o...
by Bemerritt
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 142364

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

using the 14x3/8 lags was a dream. For future users, I put in over 30 lags with my cordless Dewalt impact driver. Didn't completely drain the two batteries when putting them in. Only took one battery to take all of them out. My neighbors pointed at me and said, "wow! they are using power tools!." ha...
by Bemerritt
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: How is it that only presale tickets seem to be available?
Replies: 11
Views: 3526

Re: How is it that only presale tickets seem to be available

Price is printed on the back of the ticket. I'm sure many people bought a pre-sale with intentions of trying to buy a regular priced ticket later. If they succeeded, sell the $800 dollar ticket. If they failed, well they are still going to Burning Man, just the ticket expense is twice as much. It wi...
by Bemerritt
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 142364

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

FIGJAM wrote:The difference is that you don't pay for the cut links and their footage if the store cuts them. :lol:
I had to pay for all of the cut links. I wanted to complain, but then again, they did all the cutting for me.
by Bemerritt
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Carport Ratchet Straps
Replies: 19
Views: 2800

Re: Carport Ratchet Straps

not sure what height you are tying down from, but this triangle should help explain why 10 feet is too short if you want to do the X method. http://www.moomoomath.com/publishImages/Definition-of-Scalene-Triangle~~element57.JPG If I were you, I would use 15 at an absolute minimum. The ropes I am usin...
by Bemerritt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale
Replies: 31
Views: 5809

Re: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale

Not sure why giving my code to someone else to use to buy a vehicle pass would be a bad thing. It would only be one pass purchased with that code. Feel like it is well within the "help the community" vibe. If I don't use the code, it would go to waste. Hopefully I wasn't clear enough and you thought...
by Bemerritt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 142364

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

was testing my lag screws last night and just want to confirm my experience. Ground was pretty loose dirt. some lags went all the way down, others stopped about an inch shy. This was due to me using a deep socket and not putting anymore downward force on the screw. This should not be a problem on th...
by Bemerritt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...
Replies: 17
Views: 2458

Re: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...

did my dry run last night. couple questions/comments 1. In what order does everyone put theirs up? Mty wife and I assembled the whole top, tarps and all and then put the legs in, starting at one side. Is this the best method? Obviously this would require very little, if any, wind present. 2. Right n...
by Bemerritt
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale
Replies: 31
Views: 5809

Re: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale

I just tried again and my link no longer works. Such a bummer as I had to eplayans trying to use it. Good luck everyone!
by Bemerritt
Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale
Replies: 31
Views: 5809

Re: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale

Just checked again, when i click on the link in the email I received, I can still purchase a vehicle pass. So anyone who registered for a VP only should quit complaining and buy one.
by Bemerritt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale
Replies: 31
Views: 5809

Re: Those in need of a VP who entered VP only OMG sale

I can still add one to my cart. Registered for a VP pass only.
by Bemerritt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: OMG Sale Strategies
Replies: 35
Views: 7318

Re: OMG Sale Strategies

I got a vehicle pass! what is funny is that is was with an account that was looking for both a ticket and a vp. the account that was just registerred for a vp never got through. Also, i got through on my phone but not my computer for what it's worth. You made two accounts for two different things? ...
by Bemerritt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: OMG Sale Strategies
Replies: 35
Views: 7318

Re: OMG Sale Strategies

I got a vehicle pass! what is funny is that is was with an account that was looking for both a ticket and a vp. the account that was just registerred for a vp never got through. Also, i got through on my phone but not my computer for what it's worth.
by Bemerritt
Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: OMG Sale Strategies
Replies: 35
Views: 7318

Re: OMG Sale Strategies

better to click the link in teh email with your embedded code now and sit on the waiting page or try and click on it right at noon?
by Bemerritt
Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...
Replies: 17
Views: 2458

Re: Knots for steel and tarp shelter...

I am doing the exact same shade/rope method. How long are you per-cutting your rope sections? I was thinking 20ft would be a safe length to do the trucker's hitch. Giving it a test run on thursday.
by Bemerritt
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 142364

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

It was awkward watching the lowes employee cut thirty, 2-chain link sections for me. But he wouldn't let me help and I didn't want to cut them at home with an angle grinder. Now time for a dry run.
by Bemerritt
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:49 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear Burning Man: Parking Passes
Replies: 57
Views: 7760

Re: Dear Burning Man: Parking Passes

Jovankat wrote:The voided ticket purchases would also include VPs too though right? So hopefully they're being dumped into the OMG sale along with the voided tickets.
Very good point. If they jumped the line, very likely VP's were still available.
by Bemerritt
Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Dear Burning Man: Parking Passes
Replies: 57
Views: 7760

Re: Dear Burning Man: Parking Passes

Pretty sure that's the breakdown. However, aren't the voided tickets from the line hoppers going into the OMG sale? So the gap is even smaller...
by Bemerritt
Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 10211

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

this is the most recent shade topic, so ill put my question here. what size bungee balls do you use? iordered 4.5" but they seem to tight. Is 6.5" the standard that everyone gets? I guess I could go wit hteh 9" ones and worst case is having to wrap around the conduit once. Thoughts? It depends. If ...
by Bemerritt
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure
Replies: 75
Views: 10211

Re: Tarps vs. Shade cloth for flat roof structure

this is the most recent shade topic, so ill put my question here.

what size bungee balls do you use? iordered 4.5" but they seem to tight. Is 6.5" the standard that everyone gets?

I guess I could go wit hteh 9" ones and worst case is having to wrap around the conduit once. Thoughts?
by Bemerritt
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving a bus to the playa
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Driving a bus to the playa

The biggest challenge will be getting up and over the Sierras, but I think the best bet is to stay on the interstate. Long way is not only longer, but one thing to know about interstates is that they tend to have easier grades (inclines) than other roads. In the case of I-80, it also has an additio...
by Bemerritt
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving a bus to the playa
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Driving a bus to the playa

It is a short bus, diesel, automatic. I agree it should be able to carry plenty of weight, but it wouldn't hurt to make it as light as possible.
by Bemerritt
Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Driving a bus to the playa
Replies: 9
Views: 1043

Re: Driving a bus to the playa

Yeah, i contemplated PM'ing him, but figure a public discussion may help others.

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