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Postby SonOfUgly » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:54 pm

wedeliver wrote:
motskyroonmatick wrote:. One of these years I swear I'm going to stop in at the Eagles Nest RV Park on the way down.



wow, so cool. Thanks! Please do!


I stoped in there on the way down, it was so nice to get that last real shower after driving about 3/4 of the way. It's a nice little spot
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Postby xenarchi » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:17 am

Only 2600 miles one way, give or take. This virgin is happy to drive all those miles come 2009.
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Postby wedeliver » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:28 am

SonOfUgly wrote:
wedeliver wrote:
motskyroonmatick wrote:. One of these years I swear I'm going to stop in at the Eagles Nest RV Park on the way down.



wow, so cool. Thanks! Please do!


I stoped in there on the way down, it was so nice to get that last real shower after driving about 3/4 of the way. It's a nice little spot



Aw shucks.... and it will be even better next year!
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Postby klondike_bar » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:34 am

hell, im only...uh..

2359 miles away. bet itll only take a few minutes to arrive if i go by foot.

looks like burning man recently shifted east by a few miles on google maps
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Postby Barbie » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:55 pm

I think- They change the spot on the Playa a little bit every year...
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Postby AntiM » Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:59 pm

The site does vary.
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Postby fciron » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:04 pm

Bleargh!

I feel worlds away at the moment. :cry:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:19 pm

AntiM wrote:The site does vary.

Rumor had it that that's why is was so crappy at 3:00 and A. Supposedly we were camped on top of last year's trash fence.
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Postby Rev_Sysyphus » Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:10 am

682 miles 1-way. Seattle to Gerlach is not too bad a car trip. I look forward to doing it again, hopefully in 2010.
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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:33 am

Rev_Sysyphus wrote:682 miles 1-way. Seattle to Gerlach is not too bad a car trip. I look forward to doing it again, hopefully in 2010.


Definately doable in one day - We leave before breakfast and eat dinner on Playa Takes 10-12 hours depending on how much doddling you do.
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Postby Barbie » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:45 pm

The quickest I've made the Seattle to BRC drive is 16 hours- And I don't stop to eat...
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Postby ibdave » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:58 pm

Barbie wrote:The quickest I've made the Seattle to BRC drive is 16 hours- And I don't stop to eat...



Then you must be driving to slow..... Or not in a hurry to get to the Playa....
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Postby mdmf007 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:08 pm

Barbie wrote:The quickest I've made the Seattle to BRC drive is 16 hours- And I don't stop to eat...


Then your only averaging 42 MPH - I do 75 or better on I-5 for over 450 miles. Then hit the hills after that. I canmake it to Gerlach in one of our Kenworths pulling 50 tons of gear in 15 hours.

682 miles in 12 hours is an average of only 55 or so. You must be losing time somewhere.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:45 am

Maybe she lives actually in Everett and leaves at 3:00 pm on friday ?
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Postby mdmf007 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:57 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Maybe she lives actually in Everett and leaves at 3:00 pm on friday ?


Vancouver maybe for 16 hours. 11 hours 28 minutes Seattle to Gerlach.

Heres what Mapquest has and they figure the math at the speed limit. your going to go 10-15 MPH faster on the interstate.
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Postby klondike_bar » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:06 pm

man, im gonna need to buy an entire case of caffeine pills for the ride.
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Postby gyre » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:16 pm

Pace yourself.
You may need energy when you get there.
If you can arrive early and camp out or rest up in a hotel, it helps.
Pyramid Lake is at the same altitude so you start acclimating.
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Postby klondike_bar » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:32 pm

gyre wrote:Pace yourself.
You may need energy when you get there.
If you can arrive early and camp out or rest up in a hotel, it helps.
Pyramid Lake is at the same altitude so you start acclimating.


getting there is easy. i plan to take my time, sightsee a bit (assuming that there actually is anything to see in the oklahoma :twisted: ), and probably couchsurf my way along.

however, my univeristy classes start on the tuesday, and its probably a 34 hour drive to try and miss as little as possible. (missing the temple burn is out of the question).

If you happen to be around oshawa that week, expect to see a hyper, dust-caked burner appear at an inopertune time of day, check the mail, take a shower, then sleep for 12 hours. :lol:
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Postby gyre » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:46 pm

Oklahoma?
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:26 pm

Me and a buddy are driving all the way from New Jersey... he is coming down from New Hampshire to pick me up in the Dirty Jersey then we heading out from my place... NJ to BRC!
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Postby asterflower » Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:42 pm

Total Estimated Time: 26 hours
Total Estimated Distance: 1747.52 miles

hopefully il be able to cut down on the time
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Postby Barbie » Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:17 pm

I leave from Renton- Usally around 11am or soooo... Yea thats what map quest says- But it dosen't factor in the whole ROad being gone like in 2005 where we drove 3-5 mph for 150 miles right after Weed Cali hwy 58 is a BITCH - or other things of this nature- And no- I don't drive way over the speed limit 'cause I usally have a lot of Pot on ME.
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Postby wedeliver » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:32 pm

mdmf007 wrote:...Image


I am located at Number 11 above, Hwy 139 in California, 30 miles from the border. County Road 97, Tionesta Road.

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Postby Barbie » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:40 pm

Well Next Year I'm heading OUT early just so I can come hang Out with you & your girl for an evening at your place!! I've heard its the THING to DO!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:04 pm

Barbie wrote:I leave from Renton- Usally around 11am or soooo... Yea thats what map quest says- But it dosen't factor in the whole ROad being gone like in 2005 where we drove 3-5 mph for 150 miles right after Weed
That's 30 to 50 total hours! Wow, I'm amazed you actually made it to the event.
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Postby Barbie » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:05 pm

Okay then I Wasssss telling stories a little bit - BUT heres the REAl one...
It was 2006 Danger CHicken and me had early, early passes to get into BRC. (not just a couple days early BUT A whole WEEK early) and it was in the middle of the night when we got to Weed CA-
You can go around one way or the other, WE took left road on map and the road after that was GONE I mean they Were TOTALLY redoing it. After being on the ROAd forever we came up to an area with a Group of traffic waiting for a lead car and then we;
drove 15-20 mph on DIRT road with 4-6 foot burms on either side of us and dust swirling around like on a good day in BRC- It was realllllyy skkkecchhyyy and went on FOREVER we would Stop at certain places and let other groups GO the OTHEr direction.
We left Queen Anne Hill at about 1:00 pm and arrived at a friends house in RENO at 4:00am. We were supposed to head to Playa that mor. instead we slept and headed out next mor.

IT was a Great Week sooooooooo Quite !!!!!!!! Everyone works their BUTTS Off- I may, try to figure out how to find time to, volunteer again this YEAR.

Gettin' to BRC and Back to real life IS part of the Adventure... Driving from Seattle is just part of IT. On the way home that year a tire almost killed me- I saw it come at me slow motion- even though it skipped
over the medium from the other direction and was traveling at probaly 60mph bouncing
it was one of those situations where your thinking really quickly-
Okay I could die here this tire is coming at me- the truck IS PAcked full of
junk IF I serve to get of this tires way I could tip this truck, if I speed up it still may hit me or I might hit It, IF I serve left I may hit the car- 2 car links in back of me, FUCK WE ARE ALL GOnna EAT IT- FUCK......

the guy to the left of me slowed way down- I prayed and slowed down and severed a little left the TIRE barely missed me I mean maybe by 3 feet- this all happen in flash BUT it was SLOW Motion for ME!!
The guy and his family from the other car came up beside me and ALL GAVE me the THUMBS UP!!



You should see how THEY look at me - when I show up in my fairy wings, pink cowboy hat, and googles, to get on the plane with white powder all over every thing !!!!


Yea- I'm surprised EVERY Year when I make It to BRC-





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Postby gyre » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:42 pm

Barbie wrote: You should see how THEY look at me - when I show up in my fairy wings, pink cowboy hat, and googles, to get on the plane with white powder all over every thing !!!!

Larry and Sergey thank you for bringing googles to the playa.
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Postby Playa Tom » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:23 pm

If I take the Smoke Creek Ranch Ranch Raod it's about 100 miles but the road is rough and miserable, the Sand Pass Road is about 120 miles but easier on the car and the driver. Either way once I get out of town I'll pass less than a dozen cars until I hit 447 ten miles north of Gerlach.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:20 am

I am in BRC, so long as I carry it in my heart.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:21 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I am in BRC, so long as I carry it in my heart.

Hippie!
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