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by jasonk
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

Per Rhino from several years ago and me trying it over several Burns, use CAlgon, or White Rain (cheaper). Makes water wetter. I think Rhino said it is an ionic surfecant. I can't find either of these laundry water additives in my area so far. Is there something special about them/in them, or would...
by jasonk
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

Per Rhino from several years ago and me trying it over several Burns, use CAlgon, or White Rain (cheaper). Makes water wetter. I think Rhino said it is an ionic surfecant. And no, I'm not a chemist. Just listen to what people who know say and ask questions. Calgon the water softener? And White Rain...
by jasonk
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

So all those vinegar sprays, baths, wipes ... where folks dilute the vinegar an order of magnitude are just feel-good motions So all us non-chemists are wasting our time using any strength of vinegar on our hands or feet while at Burning Man? And in our laundry once home? Is there anything that wou...
by jasonk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Re: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

Token wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:15 am
I don’t understand the fascination with vinegar...
To counteract the alkali salt dust? Salt + water = rust?

I have no power washer :( I guess a powerful hose spray instead?
by jasonk
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?
Replies: 18
Views: 2674

Afterburn bike care: Wiping + vinegar mist?

I've been thinking what to do to minimize bike rusting, besides just dry-wiping. Maybe dry-wipe, then mist with pure vinegar, followed by more wiping.

What do you think? Got better ideas?
by jasonk
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Good ways to help Gerlach/Empire?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: Good ways to help Gerlach/Empire?

It seems like it would if you’re buying from the Gerlach proprietors and not the pop up shops. Unless those pop ups are run by Getlachians Yeah. Though presumably even if they're non-Gerlachians, they're still paying someone in Gerlach for use of space, probably a town permit too, and they're proba...
by jasonk
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Good ways to help Gerlach/Empire?
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Good ways to help Gerlach/Empire?

I noticed in the comments to the BLM during the EIS that some people in Gerlach don't feel we give them much economic boost in return for all the inconvenience, because we've already bought everything before driving through. I'm thinking, I don't know, maybe I'd still shop in Reno, but in Gerlach bu...
by jasonk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Oh, this is a great resource: http://unofficialbrcmap.com
by jasonk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

A map of the 2019 street layout was in the survival guide that came with my tickets last week. Looks like 4:30 is true south and 7:30 is true west.... ZOMG, there's useful info in the Survival Guide this year?!? Who'd'a thunk? True north/south...hard to tell, the North arrow is so short. Do you thi...
by jasonk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Any of you space-and-time-and-BRC geniuses know which way North will align with the city for 2019? The last few years the 2:00 road seems to consistently line-up quite closely with West/sunset. Where can I find good info about the city's geographic placement/alignment? Does BMOrg publish something u...
by jasonk
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man
Replies: 75
Views: 56031

Re: Tips and Tricks for RV's at Burning Man

the long-running RV Camper's Survival Guide... is no more. The helpful guide that had been linked to have unfortunately gone away and the site replaced with generic adverts. Does anyone have a link to the guide site that used to exist? I can't find the old thread, nor the site URL. I'd like to use ...
by jasonk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

At least since 2014 (I don't know about earlier), the city/sun alignment has been consistent. Does anyone know why? It can't be for "sunrise over The Man", the alignment is bad for that. Someone proposed it's so the airport runway can be on one side of the pentagon, and line-up well with proper wind...
by jasonk
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?
Replies: 16
Views: 7162

Re: Why isn't 12 o'clock North?

Since 2014 (at least), the alignment for "sunrise over The Man" has been very poor (see maps in https://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=78496) Maybe it's the pentagon/airport runway/wind thing. The only possibly-intentional "sun alignment" I see, is that 2:00 road seems to consistently lin...
by jasonk
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Will the art compendium be finished for 2016?
Replies: 0
Views: 2599

Will the art compendium be finished for 2016?

Anyone know if the art compendium will still get finished this year?
http://burningman.org/event/black-rock- ... art-tours/
by jasonk
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Here is a table of Sun elevations (Elevation measured in degrees above the horizon) based on the hour of the day. Date: August 28, 2016 (GMT-8) coordinates: 40.7886448, -119.2030177 location: Black Rock City, Nevada, USA hour Elevation Azimuth 6:20:25 -0.833° 76.76° 7:00:00 6.53° 83.18° This is coo...
by jasonk
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: When is the Friday evening E.A. "California Burn Rush"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: When is the Friday evening E.A. "California Burn Rush"?

Jackass wrote:They're EA pass holders then. Again, not necessarily Californians. Unless we're the only ones that get EA these days...
I know. But from what I was told, lots of Californian E.A. holders tend to hit the Gerlach area Friday evening. I'm trying to see if anyone knows when that surge occurs.
by jasonk
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: When is the Friday evening E.A. "California Burn Rush"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: When is the Friday evening "California Burn Rush"?

Jackass wrote:Those are "weekenders", not necessarily Californians...
I clarified my post...I meant Friday before it opens. They're not weekenders, they're dedicated Burners.
by jasonk
Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: When is the Friday evening E.A. "California Burn Rush"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

When is the Friday evening E.A. "California Burn Rush"?

In 2015 I went in on Friday night early arrival, passed Gerlach around 8pm...and promptly hit a huge crowd on the dust road to BRC. Partly that was the dust-storms, but partly, I'm told, is because many Californians with E.A. that aren't far work a half-day or full-day Friday, then head to BRC after...
by jasonk
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

If you have a choice of 4:30 to ~ 6:00, setting up at 4:30 lets you just point the opening towards the man and be done with it. I'm confused. If you're at 4:30, pointing towards The Man, isn't that north? (is that true north or magnetic north?) I still don't understand why 103 is the magic angle. I...
by jasonk
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

New version of the sun / wind map with maximum shade angle information So I'm curious, what makes 103 the maximum shade angle? I'd think the best angle would be whatever bisects the 6am and 8pm sun angles. The 103 angle seems to track too far sunrise-wards. Which would allow more light invasion at ...
by jasonk
Sat Aug 13, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

103 degrees is facing East South East, facing the morning sun. Jeez all this math and declinations and latitudes and stuff. Makes my head hurt. And the sun doesn't travel in a perfect straight line over your head. So if you have "perfect" shade on both ends at sunrise...as the day wears-on, you'll ...
by jasonk
Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

Token wrote:283 - 77 / 2 = 103 degrees. That would maximize shade.
Which is about what I did last year with my hut. Made it north/south oriented. Worked-out well. Good shade. Got some wind through for cooling. Even though I use a tarp, which is pretty wind-blocking.
by jasonk
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

Re: BRC sun/wind direction map?

BBadger wrote:Here's the one from 2012, which should work for this year's city:
Is the city oriented the same way as 2012?
by jasonk
Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: BRC sun/wind direction map?
Replies: 78
Views: 17038

BRC sun/wind direction map?

Every year I've found a BRC map that shows sun & wind directions. Even to the point it details how the sun doesn't travel in a perfectly straight line as it rises & sets. Anyone know of such a map for 2016? I know that generally looking Center Camp->Man = roughly looking at sunrise, and the stronges...
by jasonk
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: What is an open-minded rideshare?
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

Re: What is an open-minded rideshare?

Obviously it's a valid question to see if you are down , if you know what I mean? I don't mean anything, actually, it's just an amusing checkbox, and I think melodiousdirge hit the nail on the head. If you're looking for a serious support question type answer for the rideshare board, then go back o...
by jasonk
Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: 2015 Share Resources
Topic: What is an open-minded rideshare?
Replies: 6
Views: 1002

What is an open-minded rideshare?

When I offer a ride via the BM rideshare site, I can check "open minded". What does that mean? It looks like you MUST turn it on, so I guess it's just BMOrg being amusing?
https://rideshare.burningman.org/event/ ... 015/create
by jasonk
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is it generally softer 3:00 side? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: Is it generally softer 3:00 side? Why?

Some good guesses. >Innate differences in the playa soil/microclimates, since the City is generally in the same general location, areas toward the east are natively softer, due to some underlying effect of the geology/geography/hydrology of the region. I don't buy that one...they move it a little ev...
by jasonk
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Is it generally softer 3:00 side? Why?
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Is it generally softer 3:00 side? Why?

Is it generally softer on the 3:00 side? Why? I've found a few posts about this, but no good explanation.
by jasonk
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun/wind map for BRC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2708

Re: Sun/wind map for BRC?

Interesting, read this in the BM blog:
The city is always laid out the same way, so you’ll always see the sun coming up behind the Man as you stand in Center Camp.
by jasonk
Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sun/wind map for BRC?
Replies: 18
Views: 2708

Re: Sun/wind map for BRC?

Canoe wrote:BRC Map with Prevailing Wind, Cross Winds, 2015-08-30: Sun Headings and Sun Elevations, Sunrise to Sunset by the hour.
This is great Canoe, thanks! Did you make this? Using what tool?

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