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Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:57 pm

dragonpilot wrote:http://www.playaweather.info/


I'm a huge fan of Accuweather's monthly outlook. They seem to be pretty right on with their temp predictions.. not sure how they do it so well.

Looks like after a below normal temp stretch, things are getting ready to go way above normal.. extreme heat near the 100's next week..

But.. notice how the low's are consistently below average as well..

http://www.accuweather.com/us/nv/gerlac ... =8-01-2010
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Postby ebenflow » Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:25 pm

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Just like 2007! Perfect!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:17 pm

No more fog horns as I understand it. Boats all have gps or some such.
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Postby Eric » Tue Aug 10, 2010 7:56 pm

There are usually still fog horns, they're just not official anymore. There's some sort of fancy warning system- I think Fishy's right on the GPS.

Though with this endless fog I haven't been hearing them. I don't know if they decided it was "too much" when the fog never ends. or if the budget crises finally silenced them. I miss the sound. Hopefully they'll start 'em up again.

They did stop them for a short time in the (late 90's??) when the new system went active, but people complained & they brought them back shortly after that.
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Postby geospyder » Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:35 pm

For those that have not read the blog...Plenty Crunchy

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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:15 pm

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Postby Galaxo Magic » Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:08 pm

That looks terrible. They say it is a biker friendly festival, but only for well-conditioned bikers. That stuff is frackin' hard to deal with. :(
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Postby TomServo » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:03 am

According to my 4th of Juplaya resource....fuck I missed it!.....the playa is hard packed. And in his opinion, the best the playas looked in years. In his words..."like the good old days!"
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Postby jkisha » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:27 am

Here's a pretty recent report...not looking that good for bicycles this year. :(

http://blog.burningman.com/building-brc/plenty-crunchy/

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Postby TomServo » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:36 am

Someone always has to go fuck it up don't they? The eastern edge has always been a mess.
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Postby Token » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:42 am

Keep in mind, they placed the event way up past 12 mile.

I would guess all bets are off regarding the magic 8 ball.

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Postby TomServo » Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:44 am

Token wrote:Keep in mind, they placed the event way up past 12 mile.

I would guess all bets are off regarding the magic 8 ball.

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That's pretty much the spot my friend was at.

About parallel to the frog pond?
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Postby sportsmobile » Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:58 pm

if the playa is that crunchy i'm thinking knobby tires are the way to go. i've a 26x2.25 on the rear and a 26x2.12 on the front. single speed cruiser.

its gotta be better than the bmx i was riding there before
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Update?

Postby Pryde » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:07 am

Any updates? Is biking out to the trash fence going to happen or are we going to get stuck? Is it time to bring my first electric car or will bikes get us around without being stuck everywhere like in 2008?

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Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:18 am

Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.
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Re: Update?

Postby Token » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:14 am

Pryde wrote:Any updates? Is biking out to the trash fence going to happen or are we going to get stuck? Is it time to bring my first electric car or will bikes get us around without being stuck everywhere like in 2008?

Thanks!
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What do you expect to read? That it's smooth and hard packed as a Shuttle landing strip?

It's going to be just as shitty as it has been for the last 10 years.

Start riding your bike now, 20 miles a day and you will think it's Tarmac out there.
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Postby mindovermanner » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:04 pm

token, your comments are always worthless. keep em up. we revel in your stupidity. i have a strong urge you've never even been to the playa. all people want to know is whether the playa is hard or soft. pretty simple. and token, it hasn't been at all the same over the last ten years, but how would you know that, ridiculing yourself from behind a laptop.
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Postby trystanthegypsy » Tue Aug 24, 2010 3:28 pm

shush, token is awesome and hilarious. I spend so much time on eplaya, it's more fun answering in a fun way than answering the same questions 18 bajillion times.
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Re: Update?

Postby Pryde » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:14 pm

Token wrote:
Pryde wrote:Any updates? Is biking out to the trash fence going to happen or are we going to get stuck? Is it time to bring my first electric car or will bikes get us around without being stuck everywhere like in 2008?

Thanks!
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What do you expect to read? That it's smooth and hard packed as a Shuttle landing strip?

It's going to be just as shitty as it has been for the last 10 years.

Start riding your bike now, 20 miles a day and you will think it's Tarmac out there.


My first year was 2004 and I have been every year since. The playa was actually quite hard and very easy to ride on the first four years I went. As a matter of fact, it was not even a consideration to ride off as far as I wanted in any direction with zero challenge. I am not saying it SHOULD be that way this year, I just prefer it and hope it will be like that. Of course, everyone here goes to Burning Man because they prefer some element of predictability as well. Some repeating element. I am just hoping for hard playa. Get it?
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Postby Pryde » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:21 pm

trystanthegypsy wrote:shush, token is awesome and hilarious. I spend so much time on eplaya, it's more fun answering in a fun way than answering the same questions 18 bajillion times.


Tokens answer is not an answer at all. Its his inner douche-bag poking out. :twisted:
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Postby Pryde » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:44 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.


Oneeyeddick. You have a clear lack of any joy, happiness or contribution in your existence. Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.
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Postby Remark » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:31 pm

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Postby cahlm » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 pm

[quote="Pryde"][quote="oneeyeddick"] Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.[/quote]

Nah, I think the words would've sounded more like "POOT", or "FART" if that were the case.
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Postby geekster » Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:37 pm

Report from the playa this evening is:

Weather here is BEAUTIFUL!!
Playa has firm spots with lots and lots of loose dusty areas, sometimes wider than a house.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:28 am

yup, I'm just back from there.
some is super good, like a parking lot.
some, is bad, soft, fluffy, and, dunes..........
it'll be a crap shoot.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:23 am

Pryde wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.


Oneeyeddick. You have a clear lack of any joy, happiness or contribution in your existence. Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.


token, your comments are always worthless. keep em up. we revel in your stupidity. i have a strong urge you've never even been to the playa.


Me next! Me next!!

I hear it's been extry cold at night, 40s. True, Ygmir?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:01 am

C.f.M. wrote:
Pryde wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Rich is a stupid name, be it Playa or for reals.


Oneeyeddick. You have a clear lack of any joy, happiness or contribution in your existence. Your "One Eye" is most clearly the brown mouth between your legs from which your worthless words spew.


token, your comments are always worthless. keep em up. we revel in your stupidity. i have a strong urge you've never even been to the playa.


Me next! Me next!!

I hear it's been extry cold at night, 40s. True, Ygmir?


I didn't spend the night.....but, am told it's been super cold at night.
supposed to get really cold this weekend.

now, I gotta get my spot in the abuse line, behind CFM...........you always know where the fun is.
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Postby Risky » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:26 am

http://www.playaweather.info/

Today...Sunny. Highs 90 to 100. Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight...Clear. Lows 54 to 64. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday...Breezy and sunny. Highs 87 to 97. Southwest winds up to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night...Breezy and clear. Lows 51 to 61. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph becoming northwest around 10 mph after midnight.
Friday...Sunny. Highs 81 to 91. North winds up to 10 mph shifting to the west with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night...Clear. Lows 47 to 57.
Saturday...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 70 to 80.
Saturday Night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 62 to 72.
Sunday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 62 to 72.
Monday...Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 79.
Monday Night...Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows 46 to 56.
Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Highs 80 to 90.
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Postby C.f.M. » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:36 am

Shit, the daily highs = that low???

I'll have to pack some extra clothes...I had night-time ready to go, but planned outfits for the heat of last year.

Hrmph. Maybe I'll just stay home. This burning man shit is a pain in the ass.
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Postby Boijoy » Wed Aug 25, 2010 8:21 am

C.f.M. wrote:Shit, the daily highs = that low???

I'll have to pack some extra clothes...I had night-time ready to go, but planned outfits for the heat of last year.

Hrmph. Maybe I'll just stay home. This burning man shit is a pain in the ass.


fek that ! pack a stupid coat, so you won't be "as" fabulous when it's cold.. big deal!! now get yer ass on that plane!! :D
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