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by bennetthaselton
Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: link to where to post suggested BM improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

You would address feedback to the feedback@burningman.com email address. Thanks! I did eventually get that email address after sending a message to the burningman.com webmaster asking where to write to. Wrote a week ago, no response, but they probably don't have time to answer everything -- I guess...
by bennetthaselton
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: link to where to post suggested BM improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: link to where to post suggested BM improvements

unjonharley wrote:This is not Burning Man... Go to Burning Man page and be ignored..
What?
by bennetthaselton
Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: link to where to post suggested BM improvements
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

link to where to post suggested BM improvements

In the list of sub-forum descriptions at http://eplaya.burningman.org can you add a link to an area specifically designated for posting suggested improvements to the event operations? I realize if you add a designated area for posting "things Burning Man could do better", a lot of the posts would be...
by bennetthaselton
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

Yes, but if you Google "burning man bicycle rental" like I did (which is the more natural thing to search for), the first three hits are all the pages on burningman.com, which lead to a list of links for bicycle rental shops IN RENO (not on the playa). Since I assumed that the burningman.com pages w...
by bennetthaselton
Thu Aug 15, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

Why not just host the burning man info pages as a wiki? Having the "bike" page link to a camp that rents and repairs bicycles, is exactly the kind of information that would probably be put there if it was hosted as a wiki. If they're worried about people vandalizing the wiki with junk posts or off-t...
by bennetthaselton
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

@dragonpilot not sure if you missed it but I was saying that someone *was* already doing this (playabikerepair.com), and I ended up renting from them; my confusion was over why the "bikes" section on the Burning Man website -- in the midst of all their advice about what type of bike to bring, how to...
by bennetthaselton
Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:08 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

OK so I rented a bike from Playa Bike Repair camp. It seemed like the easiest. So now what I'm wondering is -- of all the pages on burningman.com about bicycles: http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/bikes.html http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/bikes/on_playa.html http://www.burn...
by bennetthaselton
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

@gaminwench yes I did see that option but in order to take a bike, you have to get a bike :) I had looked at the option to pay $5 extra for a Burner Express that will make a one-hour stop at the Save Mart, because http://www.burningman.com/preparation/travel_info/reno/reno_Bikes.html says that you c...
by bennetthaselton
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

@JayBobBoy - well http://www.burningman.com/on_the_playa/playa_vehicles/ says that I would not be allowed to get around *at* Burning Man using a rental car. So basically for a week's rental, I would be paying about $300 for the privilege of being able to arrive and leave BRC on my own schedule -- an...
by bennetthaselton
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

Sorry, I meant to say that the Burner Expresses don't start running out of **Black Rock City** until August 30th. So as far as using that as an "Escape Pod" option, that would only apply if you can hold out until at least August 30th.
by bennetthaselton
Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

@mudpuppy000 actually the Burner Express buses don't start running *out* of Reno until August 30, according to http://www.burnerexpress.com/
by bennetthaselton
Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

"Escape pod" to leave BRC during the week? Do lots of people end up wanting that badly to leave BRC and come back, halfway through BM? Of all the people I'd talked to about the BM experience, that's not something anyone had mentioned as being very common...
by bennetthaselton
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:55 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

Re: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gat

I do know some people going, I'm in a camp. However they're all driving in and setting up early before the gate opens to the general public. I could still rent a car in Reno and use it to bring a bike in, however since after I get through the gate I have no way to return the car until the event is o...
by bennetthaselton
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?
Replies: 44
Views: 3723

how to fly into Reno, pick up a bike, and get to the gate?

What is the most straightforward way to fly in to Reno, pick up a bicycle somewhere, and get to the gate? Usually with something like this, there are several different options that all sound plausible to a newbie (reserve a rental bike in town? just buy one once I get there? look for a rideshare in ...
by bennetthaselton
Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: why not prioritize exodus by last license plate digit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

Re: why not prioritize exodus by last license plate digit?

@gaminwench - The FAQ at http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/gate_faq.html#Getting_Out said that the queue time on Sundays has reached up to 5 hours. Some people in the camp I'm going with, have said it's sometimes up to 12 hours. Did you really leave without any wait? All I know is...
by bennetthaselton
Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: why not prioritize exodus by last license plate digit?
Replies: 16
Views: 1203

why not prioritize exodus by last license plate digit?

I haven't been to Burning Man before, so this idea may be flawed for some reason that's obvious to experienced burners. This is more of along the lines of, "If you think this wouldn't work, tell me why it wouldn't work." And who knows, maybe some modified version of this could work in the future, if...

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