Playa conditions for 2009?

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Post by brcprincess » Sun May 31, 2009 12:18 am

I don't think there's anything wrong with wanting to know how the Playa is shaping up for this year. I can feel the hum of excitement growing every day we get closer to getting Home.

We all know that the unpredictability of BM is what makes it so special, but hey, let's face it, a hard crust is a good thing because it allows us more freedom to move around.

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Post by Oldguy » Sun May 31, 2009 1:42 am

Bluewing Mountain Station, Empire, Nv. is currently reporting 100 percent humidity and 0.59 in. precipitation. Next 4 days show 30 percent chance of rain with scattered thunderstorms and showers.

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Post by Shaman-n-KK » Sun May 31, 2009 9:06 am

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Post by oneeyeddick » Sun May 31, 2009 9:21 am

As long as you spill the blood on a voodoo doll of Larry, I don't think there is a difference.
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Post by bs bob » Sun May 31, 2009 12:11 pm

raining in gerlach for the next week hell ya

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Post by Thecatman » Sun May 31, 2009 3:47 pm

There's flash flood watches all over northern Nevada, including the Gerlach area and chance of T storms all week. We just had about 1/2 inch of marble size hail about 2 hours ago.

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Post by Token » Sun May 31, 2009 4:21 pm

The last JRS mentioned that DPW folk reported nice and firm packed Playa.

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Post by Thecatman » Sun May 31, 2009 4:38 pm

Now if the general public will stay away from the area where BM09 is to be held would be great

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Post by Mr.? » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:04 pm

I'm going to wet the playa one 5 gallon bucket of water at a time... Care to join me?
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Post by d6 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:08 pm

still getting t-storms and marble-sized hail. hopefully br surface will be like asphalt once again
your witty rejoinder just flew over my head.....

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Post by Bob » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:18 pm

Image

Couple days ago.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:56 pm

Yeah...sure Bob.

Like anyone is gonna believe an old couch..........
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Post by ibdave » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:04 pm

Bob wrote:Image

Couple days ago.

I think it's been Photoshop...


















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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:23 pm

You're absolutely right....the clouds were gray two days ago.

Good eye..........
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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:23 am

nice tail, bob...............
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Post by TomServo » Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:14 am

Token wrote:The last JRS mentioned that DPW folk reported nice and firm packed Playa.


Fox trot said the playa is long and hard this year.. Lets just hope people stay off the trans playa highway.

And lets hope fox keeps her truck out of the mud this year..
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Post by Bob » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:52 pm

Pic is from NW arm of the playa, AFAIK.
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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:58 pm

Thanks Bob......
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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:51 pm

Here is the playa conditions....right now.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:10 pm

bastard........now I look like your avatar.....
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Post by Thecatman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:39 pm

A section of 447 near MP 66 was washed out on Monday

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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:57 pm

Yeah, we had to use the other lane to go around it....

there were some pretty good sized rocks there.
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Post by Thecatman » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:17 pm

I work for the highway department in Reno so I just heard about it. Some from another Reno crew are being loaned to the Nixon crew to haul grindings to the washout and debris out. Maybe I'll get my chance to work out there tomorow. 8)

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Post by oneeyeddick » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:25 pm

There was aleready a crew cleaning it up when we came back out at 6:30 PM...I wonder what gives ?
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Post by brcprincess » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:51 am

I know there are people who find it amusing to make phony posts about the current conditions of the Playa, but quite a few of us are genuinely interested in finding out what it's like out there at the moment.

It makes it hard when there's all these supposedly fake posts going on.

C'mon people. Be nice to the rest of us who are getting excited at the prospect of actually being able to ride our bikes this year..

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Post by oneeyeddick » Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:50 am

as far as I can see...EVERY post on this page is 100% true

nuthung wrong with having a little fun with it.

to those of us that don't have to ride bikes, it doesn't really matter at all, now does it ?
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Post by wedeliver » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:10 am

humm, riding my bike at night across the open playa, no hands, eyes closed... wow what a rush...

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Playa conditions?? Yeah, I want it like it was years ago but what I expect is...

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Post by EspressoDude » Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:04 am

brcprincess wrote:I know there are people who find it amusing to make phony posts about the current conditions of the Playa, but quite a few of us are genuinely interested in finding out what it's like out there at the moment.

It makes it hard when there's all these supposedly fake posts going on.

C'mon people. Be nice to the rest of us who are getting excited at the prospect of actually being able to ride our bikes this year..
just like the rest of the internet......

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Post by pinemom » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:25 am

Like us locals say...and have been saying for the last 40 yrs that Ive heard....


"Welcome to Nevada...if you don't like the weather...stick around it will change in 5 minutes!"


Till we get there, in August, it will change over and over again...then it will change AGAIN!
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Post by oneeyeddick » Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:08 am

That's better than in Washington state where they say " If you don't like the weather ...just wait 5 minutes....and THEN shoot yourself "
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