[Poll] How local are you to BRC?

Share your pictures and video. Tell us about the sights, sounds, and scents, as well as the rumors and truths found at Burning Man.

Do you live within 400 miles of BRC?

Yes, I'm relatively local.
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43%
No, I'll be driving a ways.
44
57%
 
Total votes: 77

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Elderberry
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Postby Elderberry » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:44 am

Why is this thread in the "introduce yourself" forum?

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Postby thelionking » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:48 am

640 miles

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MyDearFriend
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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:57 am

jkisha wrote:Why is this thread in the "introduce yourself" forum?

JK


Well I can't say why the OP put it here but I can say that it is very helpful to us newbs to see who is coming how far.

Kind of like y'all are introducing yourself back at us. Which is nice, and I thank you.

ETA: 2,648 from my home :shock: but I will be flying to Vegas, so only 494 miles driving.
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geospyder
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Postby geospyder » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:56 am

102 miles from my driveway to Bruno's Country Club.
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unjonharley
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Postby unjonharley » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:08 am

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475 over two mt. pass

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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 am

267 miles. Half of which is through the beautiful Feather River Canyon.
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Teo del Fuego
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:05 am

1,200 miles of beautiful scenery

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Driving From Canada

Postby jack_k » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:21 am

797 miles / 1,283 km

I <3 Road Trips

The other camp-mates journey will be from another area of Canada:

1,522 miles / 2,449 km
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Postby goathead » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:23 am

Bruno is my landlord
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Namaste, zkurvysynu

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Postby Kinetik V » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:19 am

MyDearFriend wrote:ETA: 2,648 from my home :shock: but I will be flying to Vegas, so only 494 miles driving.


Oh man...be prepared for a L O N G drive...lots and lots of two lane.

A bit of advice. Treat each town as a speedtrap in waiting. Trust me, your pocketbook will appreciate the warning.
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Postby jack_k » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:36 am

It's funny... I once drove 8000 km through the USA, and I never once had any issues with speedtraps/tickets. But, whenever I used to drive between Calgary and Edmonton, I'd get a lot of tickets. One time I got a $500 ticket for speeding without my insurance or registration and a split in half driver's license.
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Postby LostinReno » Wed Feb 23, 2011 12:42 pm

92 miles as the crow flies from center camp last year. about 110 miles as the freeway runs. Sometimes I wish we were a little further away to get the whole "it's about the journey, not the destination" thing, although this is one destination that is tough to beat!

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Postby delle » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:32 pm

Lets see....

Google maps tells me it's someplace between 4,749 and 5,028 miles all told (not including any backtracking, sidestepping or crow-flying).

Google maps also tells me that only somewhere between 776 and 889 of those will be in a car, the rest being flown so as to have the extra time in preparation before entry and dedustification time prior to our return.

My brain has trouble with those figures as it is in constant quarrel with my heart who tells me that it may well be a state of mind that has no computable linear distance. If you're not there, you're too far away. And there's no such thing as TOO FAR away. It might as well be on the moon. Lookit me. I'm going to the moon!!!


My pocketbook squeals "Starvation". If I had a financial planner, it would scream "Madness".

But my heart. Again. Soothes with the promise of "HOME". And a smile settles on my soul with the very thought.... erasing the miles.

I'm so there right now.


So yeah. I'm local enough.
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He kept it hid And so did she.
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Postby Sic Pup » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:41 pm

Worlds away...sigh.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:00 pm

Kinetic V wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:ETA: 2,648 from my home :shock: but I will be flying to Vegas, so only 494 miles driving.


Oh man...be prepared for a L O N G drive...lots and lots of two lane.

A bit of advice. Treat each town as a speedtrap in waiting. Trust me, your pocketbook will appreciate the warning.


Thank you for the warning! I grew up rural, so, I know how that goes. :roll:
I am planning to leave Vegas around midnight, unless you think that's unwise. Will there be critters on the road?
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Postby dragonpilot » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:00 pm

jack_k wrote:One time I got a $500 ticket for speeding without my insurance or registration and a split in half driver's license.


That's only $505.790 USD (at 23:58 UTC)...
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Postby lucky420 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:14 pm

MyDearFriend,
Yes there will be critters on the road. There is open range land between Vegas and BRC so the critters may be rather large...

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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:10 pm

Lucky420:

I will keep my eyes wide open then, thank you!
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Postby chloejaz » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:13 pm

2493 miles, soon to be a more manageable 740 miles.

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Postby moonrise » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:31 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:
MyDearFriend wrote:ETA: 2,648 from my home :shock: but I will be flying to Vegas, so only 494 miles driving.


Oh man...be prepared for a L O N G drive...lots and lots of two lane.

A bit of advice. Treat each town as a speedtrap in waiting. Trust me, your pocketbook will appreciate the warning.


Thank you for the warning! I grew up rural, so, I know how that goes. :roll:
I am planning to leave Vegas around midnight, unless you think that's unwise. Will there be critters on the road?


YES! K.V is right! Be careful for the towns, I've avoided tickets everytime, BUT, they tried and I wiggled out of a ticket! Agh! *shudder* for going TOO SLOW once, then TOO FAST another time, go figure? (revenue traps?) yikes.
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Zed the Mailman
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Postby Zed the Mailman » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:27 am

106-107mi
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gaminwench
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Postby gaminwench » Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:59 am

634 glorious miles in a vintage vehicle...

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Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:00 am

200ish miles
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Postby ChopChop » Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:22 pm

646 -679 Mile and hope to see that drive for next years BM. :lol:
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Postby Marscrumbs » Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:30 pm

295 easy miles from Bishop to Gerlach. I have my own private highway that starts at the edge of town and glides along whorehouse highway through Nevada. Past Indian Fireworks and Army depots near Walker Lake. I stop at the Fallon Walmart for rest and provisions then join up with the rest of you at Wadsworth.

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Postby Thecatman » Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:44 pm

About 120 miles south.
110.94 miles, from my house to Brunos.....according to mapquest
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foofurr
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Postby foofurr » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:02 pm

206 miles from Auburn, CA. :)

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Postby Rilopie » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:52 pm

319!

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Postby peachandpapa » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:10 pm

Playa to Playa

644 miles
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Postby DoctorIknow » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:15 pm

238miles x 2 x 10years, 4 different vehicles during those years.


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