Smooooooooooth Playa?

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Re: Smooooooooooth Playa?

Post by thirt33n » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:41 pm

teardropper wrote:It seems that no matter how 'smoooth' the playa is, in general, once you get through scraping 45 miles of Black Rock City roads and use heavy equipment to install art on the near playa, you've lost your virgin playa. It will be dusty. It will have ruts. I'm sure that if you start with a good surface, all will be better, but those variables mentioned will have their say...

hey. what some of us are saying is.....that was not the case in 2002. that shit was cement hard..almost no loose bits...i rode my road bike with 25mm tires.
so, it can and has happened...**arms crossed** :wink:

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Re: Smooooooooooth Playa?

Post by Mojojita » Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:25 pm

I think the best of all possible scenarios is to have a wet year like this has been and then have rain immediately prior to the event, or light rain during. It knocks the dust down on the scraped and driven parts.
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Re: Smooooooooooth Playa?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:13 pm

OK, I will speak to Tlaloc on your behalf.

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