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by maladroit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bikes on the Playa
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: Bikes on the Playa

I've brought the same Wal-mart fat tire bike for 5 years. I have my own spare parts, easily found online. It has a three piece crank and I grease it up well...it has never had a problem and it glides like a dream on the playa through the deepest dust and roughest streets. I guess if you plan to not ...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 5786

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

Given that the Yellow Bike program is using the Huffy Cranbrook, and that they keep bringing them back year after year, and that I rode a well-used Yellow Bike at the end of the week and it still wasn't screeching or hard to pedal...what magic are they doing to the Huffy Cranbrook that even the well...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 42
Views: 3474

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

Plain and simple, anyone who pays any camp to provide for them rather than showing up 100% self sufficient is one of the people who screws the whole thing up. Anyone who provides for others so that they can show up unprepared is just as much of the problem. It all starts with an attractive person n...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?
Replies: 42
Views: 3474

Re: Who is Terbo Ted? Should workers get paid for running camps on the playa?

I think there is a continuum of camps with dues to camps with megadues. I'm all for any camp with dues opening their books to their campers. Exactly so. Both ends of the spectrum provide amenities for a price - it's just a matter of degree. That's oversimplifying the issue to a braindead level. Mos...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017
Replies: 75
Views: 13491

Re: Elliot's Naked Bicycle Service, Piano Bar, & Much More 2017

We dropped by your camp with a potato chip front wheel. I knew there was some trick to getting them relatively straight, but forgot what it was. No one at the front of house knew the trick, so we waited for full service repair (pointless to get on it with tools as we didn't know the trick). Once the...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 10943

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

I was a little disappointed that it turned into a joke. I'm not going to deny the vanishingly small possibility that someone may in a sober and reasonable frame of mind someday decide that it was time to end their life. But 100% of the people who want to run into the fire need help, not a wave goodb...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 8126

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

The gas powered stand-up scooters are legal and allowed, as long as it hasn't got a seat. If it's got one, it's a motorcycle and not allowed. Rules, we already got. Enforcement, we ain't. Yup. Only saw a couple of the stand-up scooters this year. Although I have a thought....a stand up scooter stil...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 8126

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

I think that there will be no response or reaction to ebikes next year. As one person who spent the least amount of time out of camp ever this year, I still saw multiple gas-powered mopeds speeding down city streets. If they can fart around with impunity I have a hard time imagining that ebikes will...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: eBikes and Burners who Ride them
Replies: 61
Views: 8126

Re: eBikes and Burners who Ride them

Perhaps the BMORG will do nothing. Perhaps next year, if your ebike behavior catches the eye of law enforcement, your bike will be subject to additional scrutiny and if overpowered or if breaking the speed limit you will receive a ticket. Keep it down, folks, and always be pedaling.
by maladroit
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Anyone built a RMax-type structure on a utility trailer

There was some talk about making a hexyurt "RV" of some sort like that, but I don't think it was actually made. It sounds like a utility trailer would work fine for that as long as you can level it up and seal the bottom with something like some carpet. There might be more noise transmitted through...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 6435

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Terbo Ted is trolling hard, saying PnP camps are great: https://journal.burningman.org/2017/09/ ... year-ever/
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 10943

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

The problem in the first place is that normal self preservation instinct is not something that will work when someone has taken (or been dosed with) wacky juice.
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 10943

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

This is probably what they're going to end up using to surround the burns from now on...... https://www.premier-fence.com/images/2010comm_img/tempfence_comm/temp_com_01.jpg They somehow scraped up enough to surround the temple burn. At least, it looked like the temple was surrounded by fence from w...
by maladroit
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 10943

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

One of the point of our comments is the current "prevention system" is already evolved over many years. As suggested above, more violent action of the guards may be a solution. Complex fence systems are less likely to work. How about (my favourite 'fence') fill up the perimeter space with package w...
by maladroit
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)
Replies: 140
Views: 10943

Re: A solution to suicides (at the man burns/ temple burns)

It is no use trying to prevent any attempt, and I can only hope them who tried to prevent him and those who miss him manage. I want to disagree with this statement. But I realized I don't have enough information. Over the years, how many failed attempts have there been to run through burn perimeter...
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)
Replies: 27
Views: 3398

Re: Limitless! (Self-Love, Self-Awareness, & Healing/Growth)

Someone was yelling "I LOVE YOU" really loudly and repeatedly at the Temple burn, too. But I can fully believe that someone would do that without any altered state (preceded by four howl waves)
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: A Novice with Passion
Replies: 12
Views: 2501

Re: A Novice with Passion

I have 10 years of mutant vehicle experience (predating my own first trip to the playa) as part of a larger team, and want to build my own someday. I have a complete mechanical and art concept and a partial design in CAD. However, I am painfully aware of how much they cost just to own and store the ...
by maladroit
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4412
Views: 222233

Re: PAGE TWO

You'll have a funny bone in your body if you just go off and fuck yourself
by maladroit
Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?
Replies: 47
Views: 5786

Re: Sealed wheel bearings for Cruisers?

My own bearings were overpacked with grease and never got bad, but I was giving people a squirt of chain and cable lube into the bottom bracket. It's supposed to evaporate leaving a light grease and teflon particle film so hopefully doing more good than harm.
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 6746

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

That's bad due the scale of the moop, but that's evidence of like seven assholes versus 5,000 assholes. They're off-playa at least. At least moop on the playa is self-contained and not bothersome to the local populace. I think this gives TTITD an even worse reputation vis-a-vis the folks that live ...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 2903

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I brought 20 gallons of gas for personal use and used about 15 for air conditioning and keeping a chest freezer below zero, plus an impact wrench for lag screws and charging up some deep cycle batteries for lighting. The hexayurt lighting and accessories (exhaust fan, etc) ran on a small 30W panel +...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 2903

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I used the smallest AC window unit. Don't have the BTU but it cost between $100-150. My generator (as is the case with many 2000 watt inverter generators) can't technically run it; it will start up the AC just fine when the generator has eco mode turned off, but you buy these generators so that they...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: How I charged my electric vehicles
Replies: 26
Views: 2903

Re: How I charged my electric vehicles

I liked my small solar-only setup in years past, it is quiet and kept the lights on and the swamp cooler running. But this year I ran a 2000 watt inverter generator all week to air condition the hexayurt and run a chest freezer. It was also worth the size, weight, and cost to me. The generator was o...
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?
Replies: 51
Views: 6358

Re: DPW pulls a knife on a virgin?

My experiences with DPW: two of the nicest kickass people I know work there. And there was one who pestered us multiple times daily a few years back and threatened to bulldoze an art structure into the burn pit if it wasn't done at the stroke of midnight on Sunday.
by maladroit
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 6435

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

What percentage of the US population has wiped with a wad of deer moss or a handful of snow? How do we get these people to the playa, and even more important, how do we ensure they have enough moss, leaves, and snow to do the deed? You can probably put snow in the porta potty (in small quantities) b...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.
Replies: 33
Views: 5253

Re: Tips from someone who slept in a car, alone.

Looks like a pretty steep uphill section of the playa, too!
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.
Replies: 62
Views: 6746

Re: DPW looking for people to come get some bikes.

That's bad due the scale of the moop, but that's evidence of like seven assholes versus 5,000 assholes. They're off-playa at least.
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Next Directions for Burning Man
Replies: 83
Views: 6435

Re: Next Directions for Burning Man

Hoping the next big thing in music, is Talent .. My answer to when you say you are a DJ is, : OH! I'm sorry .. You have no talent ?? I always wonder if it's just my music snobbery... but I feel exactly the same way. Every time someone tells me they're a DJ, I just roll my eyes :roll: Oh, you know h...
by maladroit
Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Electric LED Surfboards?
Replies: 17
Views: 3462

Re: Electric LED Surfboards?

DISTRIKT had a bunch of them. I saw a young man get nearly shouted off one of the surfboards for zooming too fast down the street, what seemed like a 12 foot tall angry man was screaming at him "GET THE FUCK BACK HERE AND LISTEN TO ME YOU CAN'T GO THAT FAST" etc. Then a much more low-key woman gave ...

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