[Poll] How local are you to BRC?

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Do you live within 400 miles of BRC?

Yes, I'm relatively local.
33
43%
No, I'll be driving a ways.
44
57%
 
Total votes: 77

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Sail Man
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:43 pm

2172 miles 826$ in gas at the current prices prolly gonna be worse come burn time

let's see, the scenery on the way.....
trees
corn
corn
corn
corn/barren wasteland
barren wasteland/occasional trees
trees/salt
barren wasteland
playa! :D
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Postby Trishntek » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:49 pm

delle wrote: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.


That touches me,,,, tears,,,, truly well spoken,,,, an expression with which I believe many of us can relate.
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Postby Trishntek » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:52 pm

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

JK


Because I was just introduced to Delle,,,, That's Why!
RETROFROLIC, the place of Pink, Pain and Pleasure!
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The Hustler
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Postby The Hustler » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:21 pm

About 1742 miles as well.

Or I live about 4 gallons of coffee, 7 liters of Pepsi, 100 gallons of fuel, 5 cheeseburgers, 9 gallons of urine and a very large turd away.

Of course I exaggerated the numbers and some of those things I'm leaving behind on my way.
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Postby Martiansky » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:45 pm

Right around 2000 miles of looking at the fuel gauge and going,
"Where's the next gas station??!!"

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Postby chris2010 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:56 pm

2,810 Miles (from Citrus Springs, FL)
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Postby delle » Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:53 am

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

JK


Because I was just introduced to Delle,,,, That's Why!


This really made me smile on an otherwise particularly bleak day.

:D THANK YOU!!!! :D



Unfortunately Google Maps has since informed me that I'm a dumbass and have mistaken kilometers for miles. As it turns out, I'm really just a stroll away compared to the figures I posted above. (Tho I do believe I've just felt my feet filing a protest over that statement. Maybe I'll stick with the flying plan after all.)
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Postby shroom » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:29 am

2356 miles each way
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Postby teardropper » Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:17 pm

ygmir wrote:200ish miles


Yeah, about the same. Takes me two days...
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DB Cooper
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Postby DB Cooper » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:22 pm

98 miles according to my odometer from doorway to tentflap
Anyone seen my briefcase?

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Postby TomServo » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:52 pm

DB Cooper wrote:98 miles according to my odometer from doorway to tentflap


and you fly in? you in Fernley?
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby DB Cooper » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:01 pm

Everyone wants to know where I am.
Anyone seen my briefcase?

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TomServo
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Postby TomServo » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:05 pm

DB Cooper wrote:Everyone wants to know where I am.


i get it..Your little secret
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby Playa-Tom » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:26 pm

About 120 miles, half paved half dirt. Home to playa and back on one tank of gas.

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Postby Monkeypoo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:35 am

I live in Ukiah, California....only 380 miles. Sweeeeeeeet!!!!

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Postby TomServo » Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:53 pm

Monkeypoo wrote:I live in Ukiah, California....only 380 miles. Sweeeeeeeet!!!!


I used to deliver beer to Ukiah. Nice drive!
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..

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Postby gyre » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:51 pm

2100 miles

5000 miles last trip.

Flying in was such a horrific experience I've skipped two burns since because I couldn't afford to drive.
That's how hard it is to fly in.

If gas keeps going up, it could happen again.
My biggest personal expense right now is fuel, and it's gone up 50% so far, so I'm taking a hit every day.

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Postby gyre » Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:56 pm

Interesting thing is because of the lack of routes from here to Reno, there is no direct route, so San Francisco is the same distance from here driving.

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Postby Ogdenhousedj » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:44 am

I was hoping anti-M had done the math for me since we are from the same place, but it's 597.4 from my home in Ogden Ut to gerlach + another 15 or so miles to brc so like 612 to the playa

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Postby C187 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:29 am

It's only 709mi from the playa to the best overpriced grilled cheese in the middle of no where. Then another 1,519 miles to go after that.

OR

Only 1,519 miles to the rest stop you just had to stop at because of all relentless state long advertising with nothing to compete. Then a minor 709 miles to the playa, baring a pit stop to play in the salt.

2,228 miles according to the OP's site.
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Postby VeganChoirGirl » Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:36 am

C187 wrote:It's only 709mi from the playa to the best overpriced grilled cheese in the middle of no where. Then another 1,519 miles to go after that.

OR

Only 1,519 miles to the rest stop you just had to stop at because of all relentless state long advertising with nothing to compete. Then a minor 709 miles to the playa, baring a pit stop to play in the salt.

2,228 miles according to the OP's site.


I haven't eaten in two days, and now I must have a grilled cheese. THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING HUNGER!!!

Yup.
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Postby Monkeypoo » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:42 pm

TomServo wrote:
Monkeypoo wrote:I live in Ukiah, California....only 380 miles. Sweeeeeeeet!!!!


I used to deliver beer to Ukiah. Nice drive!


Thanks to some map wizards on another thread, my new route is only 348 miles.

Yeah. I like it a lot here, Tom.
I really am happy I moved back home to Calif....even tho I do
miss my friends in NC -- all those Dirty Southern Burners.

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Postby redrum420 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:33 pm

505 miles from las vegas to black rock city. is it weird im already this damn excited?!!!

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Postby redrum420 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:37 pm

505 miles from las vegas to black rock city. is it weird im already this damn excited?!!!

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New Orleans to Gerlach

Postby juliek123 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:06 pm

2230 miles
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Postby wedeliver » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:17 am

It be 165 miles from here to BRC and according to that map thing on the first post, it is 156 miles from here to Gerlach.
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Postby NotANugget » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:09 am

2,112 miles to BRC..

That just sucks...
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Postby Speedbump » Tue Mar 22, 2011 1:39 pm

2780 Miles.
1. Fly in
2. Rent truck
3. Walmart!
4. Have a great big steak
5. Head to the playa!
Get out while there's still time!

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Postby gyre » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:23 pm

NotANugget wrote:2,112 miles to BRC..

That just sucks...

Where are you?

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Postby Mojori » Thu May 12, 2011 1:03 am

338 miles, much of it quite lovely.
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