Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by lucky420 » Mon May 30, 2016 9:35 am

ygmir wrote:what fun! dang I dindn't get to see everyone, but still, loved who I saw!! I even saw a red speed bump on the playa.
Or was it a mermaid?

Mmmmm I prefer mermaid

If I could figure out how to post a pic from my phone to here I would. Maybe tomorrow from work....
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by nilasnake » Tue May 31, 2016 11:21 am

lucky 420 and ellorum enjoying a mid-80's rendezvous. it was nice meeting jackass. and getting to know crimson rose and will rodgers better. hanging out in just joe's shade, fireside with ygmir, marty, chanda, et al.
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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Just_Joe » Tue May 31, 2016 12:29 pm

Hiya everyone. Yes. Good times.

I see "the board attachment quota has been reached" again.
I have a few aerial shots I'll get posted when space allows.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by fernley1 » Tue May 31, 2016 3:21 pm

What a fun Rendezvous. It was nice meeting Lucky 420, ellorum, and Jackass. And of course seeing Just Joe again.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Aurelia » Tue May 31, 2016 5:15 pm

Some of my favorite people

xoA.

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by lucky420 » Tue May 31, 2016 5:51 pm

It was fun meeting you fernley1.

And yes he looks just like his avatar
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Jackass » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:46 pm

I just landed early this morning. Wow, what a trip! It was very nice meeting and hanging out with everyone, what great fun.

A special thanks to those of you that helped me avert disaster and damage to other people's property by holding down and helping me quickly disassemble my failing monkeyhut...

The future of monkeyhut technology has arrived.

((BOOM))

(pics to follow, and yes it did happen)
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by ZigZag » Wed Jun 01, 2016 12:54 pm

Jackass wrote:A special thanks to those of you that helped me avert disaster and damage to other people's property by holding down and helping me quickly disassemble my failing monkeyhut...

The future of monkeyhut technology has arrived.

((BOOM))
Oh no!! I hope you will give us the deets about the point of failure. I just finished my MH, maybe I need to beef it up.
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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Jackass » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:27 pm

Points of failure were as follows:

-Old pipe and tape (built in 2010)
-Hasn't been used in several years, didn't set up beforehand to check integrity
-No wind breaks, because there was relatively no one there
-Wasn't tied down
-The ground was soft with moisture, rebar drove in like butter
-40+ mph gusts from out of nowhere
-I'm a such a jackass sometimes most of the time
-I was just barely recovering from my inner-lunar travel


The wind also flipped several ez-ups inside out and broke two telescopes, from what I understand.

I wasn't the only victim...
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Jackass » Wed Jun 01, 2016 1:57 pm

When the two outside ribs slip off their rebar and you have a 20'x15' billboard vinyl sail about to lift the two remaining pipes off any second, that's when shit is getting real! It had so much tension and pressure on it, that it was extremely close to snapping the remaining pipes and flying into allied trailers and or vehicles. A rather intense situation, as no one wants a freshly-shattered pvc pipe (driven by 40 mph winds) across the face.

The first responders were in way more peril than I think they realized.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by Just_Joe » Wed Jun 01, 2016 5:47 pm

Jackass wrote: The first responders were in way more peril than I think they realized.
Keep Rendezvous Potentially Fatal?
Trust me, I selected the upwind side for a reason.

Here's a quick video of Trego:


A shot of Camp on Friday afternoon:
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and a view from the north end of the playa, looking south. The dark colored mountain is the desert's namesake "Black Rock Point" and the two mini-playas go by a couple of differnt names. I call 'em High and Dry.
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Re: Black Rock Rendezvous May 27-30th 2016

Post by ZigZag » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:30 pm

Wow! Thank you! It looks really green all around, recent rain?
Guessing by all the green around the spring, I presume that water is not crazy alkaline?

When the spring rains come and the snow melt happens, are those miniplayas underwater?

Sorry, curious minds run amok.
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