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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby tattoogoddess » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:28 pm

hey you said you had it stolen while on the tramp? Do you happen to know what camp? There was a camp who had one and they where caught on film spray painting a green bike.
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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby The CO » Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:49 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:...quite frankly, you are throwing the baby out with the bathwater...


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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby A Jester » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:12 am

Sounds like the kind of thing that he'd leave there for playa resto to deal with.
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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:57 am

LOCK YOUR BIKE

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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby Elderberry » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:30 am

You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.
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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby forty_eight » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am

The bike thing is a trip. They are scarce enough to be stolen but endless amounts are left on the playa each year. Does not compute ... as most doucehbaggery doesn't but I digress (or do I).

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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby unjonharley » Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:57 pm

jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..

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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:25 pm

unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..


This is a very effective use of Brigade tactics to deal with Bike theft.

It seems appropriate that Rasmoopin would come up with this.

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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby VultureChow » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:31 pm

unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..


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Postby MOOP_Czar » Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:34 pm

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:14 pm

A Jester wrote:Sounds like the kind of thing that he'd leave there for playa resto to deal with.



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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby VultureChow » Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:18 pm

MOOP_Czar wrote:You mean this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul1Gz-zsSIg


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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby Elderberry » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:05 pm

unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..

Yup, a few of those placed on the playa would certainly have some sort of impact--if only just as entertainment. On the other thread there were many devilishly entertaining ideas along the same line; I think many of the posters were even warned by a mod not to suggest doing anything that could get someone hurt or killed! Hey, but if they steal/borrow a bike that isn't theirs, wouldn't they bear the responsibility for any injuries they got on that bike? (Well maybe not in this litigious society of ours.)
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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby Rice » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:09 pm

jkisha wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..

Yup, a few of those placed on the playa would certainly have some sort of impact--if only just as entertainment. On the other thread there were many devilishly entertaining ideas along the same line; I think many of the posters were even warned by a mod not to suggest doing anything that could get someone hurt or killed! Hey, but if they steal/borrow a bike that isn't theirs, wouldn't they bear the responsibility for any injuries they got on that bike? (Well maybe not in this litigious society of ours.)


I believe that the back of their ticket will cover that "You May Die!". Besides, one could claim that they were just using a really long lock cable ;)

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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby NellieX » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:59 pm

The Drifter wrote:This year I had another one stolen even though I had locked it religiously for ever moment accept the five minutes I spent on a trampoline. Some bold piece of trash stole from me while while I was right there!


5 minutes is more than enough time to steal a bike. Sorry that it was stolen, but...shoulda locked it up.

Now when people steal LOCKED bikes...that is just sad.

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Postby unjonharley » Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:01 pm

How many bikes in the post burn dead lot still have locks on them?

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Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:43 pm

unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..


Care to have a 2nd look out!? This would be so much fun!
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Postby The CO » Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:45 pm

And our legend grows....

MOOP_Czar wrote:You mean this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul1Gz-zsSIg
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Postby NessaZee » Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:50 am

unjonharley wrote:How many bikes in the post burn dead lot still have locks on them?



yeah, anybody know the answer to this?
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Re: Stop Burning Man's Culture of Bicycle Thievery!!!

Postby Herring » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:47 am

48_love wrote:The bike thing is a trip. They are scarce enough to be stolen but endless amounts are left on the playa each year. Does not compute ... as most doucehbaggery doesn't but I digress (or do I).

The math makes perfect sense. A minority of moochers get tired of walking, spot a bike near the potties, think "the playa provides" and ride to their destination sound camp, then dump the bike. The majority leaves dumped bike alone, because it clearly belongs to somebody, unfortunately that somebody has no idea where to find it. Even if you suspected it was lost, the owner may have intentionally left it there and trying to move it might make them assume it was stolen. Repeat every time the moocher wants a ride over several days and multiply by the number of moochers and the result is a massive pile of lost bikes after the burn.
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Postby International Incident » Sun Feb 05, 2012 3:50 am

tattoogoddess wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
jkisha wrote:You know, I'm all for locking my bike; but it irks the hell out of me that I can't just jump off to take a piss without having to lock it. That's just wrong. If I were planning on leaving it for awhile, I can certainly appreciate it; but to have to watch it like a hawk every second certainly says something for the culture of burning man.


A "bait bike" put by the potty bank just dusk.. With a 25 foot cable..

Show up for the show with lawn chair, bullhorn and spot light..

Viewed from across the street When the "bait bike" is taken, spot lights on, bullhorns screaming, bike hits end of cable and we all LOL. Then after a few good loughs pack it in and go to Meet and Greet..


Care to have a 2nd look out!? This would be so much fun!


Awesome!

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Postby gyre » Sun Feb 05, 2012 6:48 pm

I've been trying to figure out what to do with some dye packs I have.

Any ideas?

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Postby Bob » Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:52 pm

Is it BLM approved? Got an MSDS?
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Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:15 pm

gyre wrote:I've been trying to figure out what to do with some dye packs I have.

Any ideas?


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Postby gyre » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:04 pm

Bob wrote:Is it BLM approved? Got an MSDS?

They're purple.

More accurately, they can make you purple.
Not just merely purple, but truly and sincerely purple.

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Postby ygmir » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:06 pm

gyre wrote:
Bob wrote:Is it BLM approved? Got an MSDS?

They're purple.

More accurately, they can make you purple.
Not just merely purple, but truly and sincerely purple.


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Postby Elliot » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:43 pm

gyre wrote:I've been trying to figure out what to do with some dye packs I have.

Any ideas?


Didn't we discuss this a couple of years ago? :wink:

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Postby gyre » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:55 pm

lol

Love your bike ideas, Elliot.

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Postby Thorormr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:13 am

Elliot wrote:Didn't we discuss this a couple of years ago? :wink:


That was one of the first discussions I read when I came on here. I about died laughing. Bendy bike, super slow bike, self stopping bike, depedaling bike. . .

If you get bored I have an idea for one of the rodeo bikes. Relace both wheels so the hubs are off center. Might need to drop a rim size, 26" down to 24" so they'll clear at maximum eccentric. If you can get 3" of travel it ought to hobby horse rather well. Crank might smack the ground and rim brakes certainly won't work. It's an interesting thought but making custom spokes and relacing wheels is a pain.
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