How far are you from BlackRock City?

Postby gyre » Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:40 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:i remember the big metric push during the mid to late seventies....


it failed miserably.


i'm glad too, eventually, the rest of the world will get with the program....or else.


yeah, that's right, keeping the world free from hectares and millimeters.

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Postby ziptie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:47 am

I just bothered looking it up for the first time: 194 miles to Gerlach from here.

Sweet. I could practically run that far.
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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:07 pm

hey, Ziptie, that's how far I am, too........
Let me know when you start running, I'll honk and wave as I go by........
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Postby ziptie » Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:50 pm

well, ygmir, that's because i ALSO live in nevada county. i wonder if i know you. what town are you in? i'm in grass valley / nevada city.

as for running, well, i'm planning on getting a secret head start.

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Postby ygmir » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:07 pm

hi Ziptie....
I'm in Grass Valley/Peardale/Cedar Ridge.......
PM me if you wanna see if we know eachother........

seeya,
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Postby we0ne » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:51 pm

Coming from Whitehorse, Yukon Canada 3500 km. Planes, trains, buses, taxi's, 2 feet and a heartbeat and an RV. Worth every penny and cranky outburst along the way!!!
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Postby Zulegoona » Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:16 pm

1873.77 miles
2998 Km
one way if I didn’t have to go to Reno first,....
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Postby Rocket75377 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:32 am

From Kalamazoo, MI to Gerlach, NV is 2100 miles and a solid 30 hours of driving.

The journey is half the fun. Wait, no. On second thought, it's kind of a bothersome three-day trek across a continent.
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Postby goathead » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:50 pm

Bruno is my landlord.....

But have a farm also 100 miles south of Gerlach.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:25 am

we0ne wrote:Coming from Whitehorse, Yukon Canada 3500 km. Planes, trains, buses, taxi's, 2 feet and a heartbeat and an RV. Worth every penny and cranky outburst along the way!!!


I drove through Whitehorse once, on a road trip to see the Arctic circle.......
cool area, at least in summer......skeeters the size of pigeons, though.......hahahaha

I pulled in for gas, and, asked the attendant where to get dinner, he looked at my license plate (Ca) and grinned......he said, it'd be more like breakfast, since, it was 6 am........I'd driven all night and not realized it was morning........yikes........
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Postby nogganoodle » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:30 am

12000 miles there and back. Yipee!
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Postby we0ne » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:50 am

I' drove through Whitehorse once, on a road trip to see the Arctic circle.......
cool area, at least in summer......skeeters the size of pigeons, though.......hahahaha

I pulled in for gas, and, asked the attendant where to get dinner, he looked at my license plate (Ca) and grinned......he said, it'd be more like breakfast, since, it was 6 am........I'd driven all night and not realized it was morning........yikes........"


It's easy to lose track of time here in the summer with 24 hours of day light and even easier to go extended periods without sleep. How was your Arctic circle experience?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:57 am

It was SO COOL!!!
I drove the 2800 miles from home to Dawson City in one shot, then, slept there and went up the Dempster highway to the Arctic Circle.....very cool indeed.......
It took me 3 days to get there, 6 to get home, since, I actually slept at times on the return trip......
I'd love to do it again someday, of course, fuel was much cheaper 5 years ago..............

Met great people and had great experiences the whole way........The Canadians were very welcoming and hospitable.......I even won a drinking contest with a couple of "youngsters" who said they like us Yanks, but, we can't hold our liquor.........and so it began........

Had a "Sour Toe Cocktail" in the Dawson City hotel.......if you've been there, you know to whence I speak....... :roll:


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Postby wannaberavin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:40 pm

I am 2804 miles from Gerlach. One Way.

Thank goodness I am flying this year!!!!
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Postby EB » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:00 pm

615 miles.
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Postby sunn » Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:21 pm

600 miles each way. Last year the RV gave us a lot of trouble so it seemed longer. This year hopefully will be an easier trip(though more expensive with gas prices) !
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Postby TomServo » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:37 am

thirt33n wrote:
ygmir wrote:
JezebelinHell wrote:Inner-city youth in the U.S. have a remarkable grasp on the metric system.


why them specifically?



....grams. eighths. quarters. just a guess. street corner classrooms, gats hoes an the POlice.


are nickel bags metric? whats that in gallons?
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Postby robotland » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:52 am

Rocket75377 wrote:From Kalamazoo, MI to Gerlach, NV is 2100 miles and a solid 30 hours of driving.

The journey is half the fun. Wait, no. On second thought, it's kind of a bothersome three-day trek across a continent.


...I'm piggybacking on Rocket's post! Minor correction, though...TWO day trip THERE....but it IS three days BACK. (Actually, Rocket was on a bus and I was solo. Must take that into account.) I get into an amazing, weird space in my head on that drive out. Excitement, sleep deprivation and overdosing on podcasts of Radio Lab and Science Friday...it all helps the already-surreal scenery look EXTRA cool. I always linger at the rest stop near Bonneville and look in on Thunder Mountain in Imlay for an extra Weirdness Boost before the big push to 447. If I painted instead of making robots I'd do a large canvas every mile of that last hundred or so.
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Postby RegRad » Fri Jul 25, 2008 5:29 pm

From Centennial, Colorado.
1051 miles, I make it in just over 11 hours everytime. A most pleasent drive.
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Postby dj_john69 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:40 pm

100 miles from my house to Gerlach
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Postby Snapovski » Mon Jul 28, 2008 4:28 am

Fuck mileage, long live the metric system.

Roughly, it's like this:

Train to Amsterdam - 200 km.
Plane to NYC - 5870 km.
Plane to SF - 4148 km.
Car to BM - 520 km.

Hmmm...

Quite a ride, actually. :twisted:
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Postby oFZo » Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:09 pm

Snapovski wrote:Fuck mileage, long live the metric system.

Roughly, it's like this:

Train to Amsterdam - 200 km.
Plane to NYC - 5870 km.
Plane to SF - 4148 km.
Car to BM - 520 km.

Hmmm...

Quite a ride, actually. :twisted:


Except for the train to Amsterdam part, which is 20 km for me, pretty much the same! :D
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Postby Snapovski » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:47 am

oFZo wrote:Except for the train to Amsterdam part, which is 20 km for me, pretty much the same! :D
Also flying through NYC? Where are you coming from?
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Postby oFZo » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:03 pm

NYC/Washington/Minneapolis, whatever happens to be my stopover.
The distance is roughly the same I guess.
I live 20km North of A'dam.
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Postby Charlie_H » Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:05 am

I think the round trip, as the crow flies, is around 12,000 miles....but we're going to be doing much more than that!!
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Postby Rusty AKA DRiBL » Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:35 am

Perth to Sydney - 3hrs
Sydney to LA - 33+ hrs
La to Dallas - 2 hrs
Dallas to Reno - Week n a bit.

Finally getting to Burning Man - Worthless!!!!!!!!

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Postby StevenGoodman » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:38 am

19 Days and counting (backwards)!!!

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Postby SecretOperativeBear » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:28 pm

2873 each way. my car is already on the west coast at least.
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Postby Chentelle » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:08 am

2600 miles one way (unless we forget something and have to divert to Reno last minute)
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Postby unpossibles » Thu Aug 07, 2008 3:15 pm

2,250-ish miles each way, and we're driving it.
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