How far are you from BlackRock City?

Postby Dusza Beben » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:21 pm

If'n ya ain't drivin' it it don't count! :P
3000 miles is a cake walk at 300 miles per hour
with a hostess asking you for a shag in the toilet.
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Postby gyre » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:48 pm

I would rather drive than fly.
2,000 miles isn't enough to justify flying.

If it was Air Brasil, it might be worth it to see the air hostesses.
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Postby Dusza Beben » Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:43 pm

gyre wrote:I would rather drive than fly.
2,000 miles isn't enough to justify flying.

If it was Air Brasil, it might be worth it to see the air hostesses.


Brasilian women are quite possibly the most fantastically beautiful in the world, period.

They have my vote anyway!

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Postby rankbadger » Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:59 am

5,325 miles one way
10,650 miles both ways
28 hours flying (total)
12 hours waiting around in airports (total)
10 hours driving (total)

7 days on the playa for the 3rd year in a row

hit it!.....
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Postby Hazbro » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:29 am

Lets see if I can do the math.

Sydney to Auckland (flight) :1342 miles (3hrs)
Auckland to LA (flight) :6517 miles (12 1/4 hrs)
LA to Gerlach (share ride) : 624 miles (9 2/3 hrs)
Gerlach to Burningman : 37 miles ?

Total : 8520 miles (7 days away from the real world bloody fantastic)
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Postby ReverendZed » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:02 pm

1868 Miles - Minneapolis to Gerlach

I usually have a meltdown somewhere in the middle of Nebraska on the way back, although I held off until Ames, IA last year. I'm hoping I can make it to Rochester, MN this year... *crosses fingers*
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Fri Aug 15, 2008 4:50 pm

RegRad wrote:From Centennial, Colorado.
1051 miles, I make it in just over 11 hours everytime. A most pleasent drive.


Hmmm, [sits down with a calculator and a number 2 pencil].....oh, okay, you're averaging, for the entire trip, 95.5 mph. By drive, you do mean "flight?"
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Postby wedeliver » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:26 pm

We are 160 miles from BRC. Google say's 156 to Gerlach, nv from Tionesta, Ca.
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Postby gyre » Fri Aug 15, 2008 11:34 pm

Teo del Fuego wrote:
RegRad wrote:From Centennial, Colorado.
1051 miles, I make it in just over 11 hours everytime. A most pleasent drive.


Hmmm, [sits down with a calculator and a number 2 pencil].....oh, okay, you're averaging, for the entire trip, 95.5 mph. By drive, you do mean "flight?"
It can be done in a car, so I hear.
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Postby deckard256 » Sat Aug 16, 2008 10:13 am

About 1100 miles from Albuquerque, NM, give or take.

550 to vegas and a little less than 600 from vegas to brc. average drive time including stops is about 17 hrs one way at an average drive speed of 80mph.
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Postby BAS » Sat Aug 16, 2008 3:40 pm

During the year I lived in Hell, er, Racine, Wisconsin, it was almost exactly 2,000 miles from my the apartment building to Gerlach, NV. Now I am back in the Madison, WI area (either Fitchburg or Madison, depending upon who you ask), which is a bit further west and a bit farther north.... I haven't checked the distance, but I'd guess I am about 2,000 miles from Black Rock City.

Spiritually, metaphorically, etc., the distance varies. :wink:
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Postby SFbrothermichael » Sun Aug 17, 2008 3:10 pm

this weekend i went up to my storage space and took out my tent, shade structure and rugs.
i'm covered with playa dust.

how far from black rock city am i??

i feel like i'm already there.
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Postby sugarpux » Sun Aug 17, 2008 9:49 pm

I get off work at 5, and I can make it to the playa before the sun goes down...
Muahahahaha.
But the downside is, I live in reno.
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Postby Teo del Fuego » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:19 am

gyre wrote:It can be done in a car, so I hear.


not this estimate. It's 1200 miles not 1051, and to average 95.5 miles per hour, with the 10-12 fuel stops, traffic lights, etc. the 25 mph speed limit through
Nixon and Empire, means exceeding 140 mph many many times along the way. Bad math.
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Postby gyre » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:32 am

I must be missing the problem there, unless you're towing a trailer.

There are a lot of variables though.
Last time I went through DC, I went right through the center in about twenty minutes total.
When I realized I was missing all the traffic in the cities, I didn't stop for anything until I hit NC.
It was an easy overnight drive from the cape to North Carolina, but I didn't see traffic after nyc.
None at all.
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Postby shyfawkes » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:04 pm

We virgins drove over 2700 mi. to get to BM from Northern NY...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cshym74/28 ... 420834303/

sooooo worth it!
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Postby Mosin » Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:46 pm

1060 miles round trip from Socal. Guess we have it easy compared to the Aussies and Kiwis... :shock:
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Postby littleflower » Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:59 pm

if i start driving right now and take the long route it's approximately 46,098 miles. not sure how much the gas will cost.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:46 pm

989 miles round trip with minimal off route driving en route. I drive 60 or less and very slow at times up the passes. Fully loaded box truck and car trailer. If solo I only stop for fuel and broke down burners. I make the trip in roughly 11 hours at night to avoid traffic and to get to BRC as early as I can. One of these years I swear I'm going to stop in at the Eagles Nest RV Park on the way down.
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Postby bigbluedoggy » Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:48 pm

1300 miles or so round trip. Or, just an eyelids thickness away...
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Postby BAS » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:16 am

Physically, financially, mentally, spiritually, morally, or what? :?
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Postby chiefdanfox » Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:19 am

Epistemic. How far?
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Postby pinemom » Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:54 am

If driving alone, 100 hours away....if someones shotgun....1 minute!
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Postby goathead » Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:50 am

Walk outside the door.
Yep, it's still there.

Fuck, I want to see a
LARGE FLAT LAKE.

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Would make for a much nicer BRC next year.
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Postby SonOfUgly » Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:26 am

1288 miles round trip from Allyn
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Postby Knurrhahn » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:42 am

Exactly 5'526 miles air-line distance from my home to my camp.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:53 am

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Postby skibear » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:02 pm

4658 mi round trip from Silver Spring MD.

That's 'Great Circle mileage' as the crow flies.
Probably more like 4900mi, real world driving'

Data from: http://www.indo.com/distance/
Cool site for mileage anywhere on earth.

breaks down as:
2240mi Home to Fernley,NV
74 mi Fernley to Gerlach
15 mi Gerlach to BRC


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Postby wedeliver » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:52 am

motskyroonmatick wrote:989 miles round trip with minimal off route driving en route. I drive 60 or less and very slow at times up the passes. Fully loaded box truck and car trailer. If solo I only stop for fuel and broke down burners. I make the trip in roughly 11 hours at night to avoid traffic and to get to BRC as early as I can. 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!
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Postby Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:49 pm

For most people, so far that they wouldn't know it even if they were standing right in the middle of it



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