2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:09 pm

Now wait a minute. CaffeineGirl said she had a 32' RV. Anyone whose RV is over 31' IS an elitist rich fuck. 31' is the cutoff between average Joe and the privileged well-to-do. Everyone knows that.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by unjonharley » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:30 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Now wait a minute. CaffeineGirl said she had a 32' RV. Anyone whose RV is over 31' IS an elitist rich fuck. 31' is the cutoff between average Joe and the privileged well-to-do. Everyone knows that.
Who the hell wants your 2 cents?

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by trilobyte » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:35 pm

I thought the cutoff was 32 feet 3 1/2 inches? :mrgreen:

To the uninitiated (ie people planning their first burn), something like an RV or big camp infrastructure seems like some kind of ridiculously crazy expense on top of a ton of other ridiculously crazy expenses that they're just now starting to wrap their heads around as they plan their first trip. For a lot of people, prepping for that first burn can be an all-consuming thing that sucks up all your time and empties your wallet. The idea of someone having an RV for Burning Man just seems ridiculous, like they must get around by helicopter and wipe their asses with fifty dollar bills or something.

Another thing that new people sometimes have a hard time with is tolerance, and accepting the idea that there is often many different solutions to a given problem. It can drive people crazy - we see it on the boards here a lot. There are as many different ways to burn as there are burners. So long as they respect the land and their neighbors, it's okay if they (or you for that matter) do it differently.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Elliot » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:45 pm

:P
My dirty blue collar way. With the new dual-axle trailer, we measure 65 feet. (This was in 2007 with a smaller trailer.) Of course, we are a tad slow uphill!
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by CaffeineGirl » Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:52 pm

Perfect, Elliot. You were one of the many heavy haulers I had in mind. And I have NEVER seen you wipe your butt with anything bigger than a $1 bill.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Swope904 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:00 pm

mission successful. I feel dumb.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:07 pm

not dumb.

uninitiated into the unknown. did you think this was going to be EASY?

if it was, it wouldn't mean the same...so buck up, act like a new yorker, and learn from the old crotchety fucks how its done since we have already been down fuck up street, and know the route to playaland better than most.

enjoy the ride, even though you havent bought the ticket yet.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:10 pm

dont tell him about the newbs having to blow larry harvey, you'll scare him away.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Captain Goddammit » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:11 pm

Swope904 wrote:mission successful. I feel dumb.
OK well now that that's out of the way… (haha)
On to helping you figure out how to get yourself to Black Rock City and set yourself up to live in reasonable comfort!
Seriously, it's a great thing, but like other things that are that worth it, it's gonna take quite an effort. That's part of what makes it so great; everyone there made a huge effort to be there and you have that in common with everyone.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by H.G.Crosby » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:14 pm

pssssst.


newsflash.



burning man does suck.



embrace the suck.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by CaffeineGirl » Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:42 pm

Swope904 wrote:mission successful. I feel dumb.
You are showing plenty of resilience and adaptability just by sticking around. Congratulations. Now back to our regular programming.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Swope904 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:08 am

CaffeineGirl wrote:
Swope904 wrote:mission successful. I feel dumb.
You are showing plenty of resilience and adaptability just by sticking around. Congratulations. Now back to our regular programming.
I plan on being part of the community one way or anther :) Im not going anywhere for sure :)

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by chuckularone » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:21 pm

So, more in tune with the original point of the thread. Is anyone driving from Delaware or Philly out to BRC? I'm not sure if I'm going to fly or drive. I'd be a lot more comfortable driving if I had someone else tagging along. My beat up old 2001 Saab 93 ain't what she used to be!
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by 9ah » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:30 pm

You may want to hit up NYC area burners, I know there are a few. Taking 80 across?
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by chuckularone » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:32 am

Planning on taking 80, but I can go to the south to meet up with DC burners as well. It's equidistant.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:34 pm

chuckularone wrote:Planning on taking 80, but I can go to the south to meet up with DC burners as well. It's equidistant.
Ha, this DC Burner is taking 80 across this year, because, fuck oklahoma.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by chuckularone » Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:19 am

Well, I found a $188 round trip ticket into Vegas so, I bought it. I'll be visiting my parents in LV and then borrowing their car to drive up to BRC. No convoy for me!
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by 9ah » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:47 pm

Convoy from Vegas? It's at least 9 hours in a car!

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by VultureChow » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:03 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
chuckularone wrote:Planning on taking 80, but I can go to the south to meet up with DC burners as well. It's equidistant.
Ha, this DC Burner is taking 80 across this year, because, fuck oklahoma.
How long does it take you to drive?

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by chuckularone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:34 am

9ah wrote:Convoy from Vegas? It's at least 9 hours in a car!
I was figuring closer to 15 hours given the traffic I will undoubtedly run into! Hopefully I'll run into some burners on the road.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by mgb327 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:43 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
chuckularone wrote:Planning on taking 80, but I can go to the south to meet up with DC burners as well. It's equidistant.
Ha, this DC Burner is taking 80 across this year, because, fuck oklahoma.
Nah, 70's where it's at. Nothing like St. Louis during evening rush hour, which I get caught in....every year. When will I learn? But, I digress, fuck 80.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by FIGJAM » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:20 am

chuckularone wrote:
9ah wrote:Convoy from Vegas? It's at least 9 hours in a car!
I was figuring closer to 15 hours given the traffic I will undoubtedly run into! Hopefully I'll run into some burners on the road.
You'll be taking the Spooky desert route! 8)

There is no real traffic from Vegas to Fernley.

We make it to a rest stop at Armagosa valley about midnight Saturday and sleep.

Start again when it starts to get light out and arrive at the Fernley Love's truck stop about 1pm Sunday.

Fill up the vehicles and drive to the very back of the truck stop where there's a big vacant lot.

Take a nap till 4pm because you never know what that last 80 miles is going to have in store for you, so it's nice to be rested.

2 to 6 hours depending on breakdowns and accidents on 447 will get you to the end of the line at gate.

The last 2 years we've been parked at camp before dark Sunday evening. 8)
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by chuckularone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:26 pm

Thanks FIGJAM. That sounds like a plan.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:58 pm

Yes, please listen to FIGJAM, I have done that drive north from Vegas twice and it is pretty scary... long dark stretches of nothing, no phone signal, no traffic, nose dive down a mountain sideways, whoops 25 mph limit for the tribal police who are waiting to get you. Found a McDonalds open, went in for coffee, the guy behind the counter had never been to the next town north, did not know what we were talking about. Wind full of grit. Critters on the road. Oh and buy gas every place you can because there are long stretches where you can't.

MGB, St Louis does have good beer but I am not doing that southern route again. There are too many creepy dudes and how-to-date-your-daughter books in the highway rest stops. :?

VC!!! Buy that camper!!! We stop & sleep every night, so it takes us about 3 and a half days. MGB takes, I think, about 2 weeks to get to BRC from Virginia. :lol:
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by mgb327 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:27 pm

Oh yes, MDF, I am a slow one. I turn it from Central Va. to Calpine, Ca. in 2 1/2 days, towing my camper. My Sat-Nav said in 2012 I turned 3000 miles with an average of 74. You can always find me in the left lane. I don't talk to the "creepy guys", I just might be one! :lol:
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by VultureChow » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:41 am

Yeah. The real problem is that I don't have a garage to do the work. I'm in a condo. I either need to make a real lifestyle change or figure out if we still have space in the garage of one of our buildings. Either way, not something for the immediate future.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:59 am

Stick with your condo, VC; home is home. 8) You might find a nice garage or warehouse space to rent, to work in?

And yeah MGB 8) 8) of course you drive like a bat out of hell, but, you don't go directly to BRC, is all I'm sayin. 8) And no you are not creepy. :lol:
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by VultureChow » Wed Feb 05, 2014 12:18 pm

One of the buildings in our office park might actually have a garage I could use for free.

I mentioned it to my dad's long time secretary. She's more like my aunt than my actual aunts. She told me to just go and do it. Maybe for next year.
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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Swope904 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:27 am

Dark scary rodes? Sketchy rest stops? Wierd people? Count me in! Sounds like something that would be fun.

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Re: 2014 East Coast Convoy To Burning Man

Post by Molotov » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:02 pm

If nobody objects I might join up in the caravan from Vegas to BRC. I'm traveling solo in a pickup and tiny travel trailer.

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