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Smooooooooooth Playa?

Postby Colonel Monk » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:45 pm

Smooooooooooth Playa?

This just in from Friends of Black Rock Newsletter:

"The playa is under more water than it has been for the last 10 years, and we hope that this bodes well for conditions this summer. "

That is awesome news considering it's only February. Would be sooooooo nice to have it super flat and hard this year.

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Postby Lassen Forge » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:51 pm

Not so great if it's still wet by August...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:57 pm

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Postby FIGJAM » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:59 pm

Bay Bridge Sue wrote:Not so great if it's still wet by August...


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Postby Colonel Monk » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:11 pm

Quite True Sue.

Doubtful it would happen though.

Admittedly, last year wasn't very wet (thus the crap condish) but we were driving on the playa on April 30th during a trip to visit friends in Gerlach.

There were still some wet spots then but the major thoroughfares were dry.

And, the weather at that point was still very "spring". Barely warm days and cold nights.

I wouldn't expect to be able to drive on it till June or so. It'll dry out fast though once the summer weather hits.
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Postby Colonel Monk » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:19 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:PERFECT


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDvVZ02m9gQ[/youtube]


Gotta love the rednecks. We could do that with a mountain board but I have a feeling the wipeouts would be painful.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:20 pm

Last year was wetter than it had been in quite a few years also.

You want smooth playa? moving Burning man could make it happen. otherwise....prolly ain't gonna be like it ever was ever again.
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Postby TomServo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:55 pm

Colonel Monk wrote:Quite True Sue.

Doubtful it would happen though.

Admittedly, last year wasn't very wet (thus the crap condish) but we were driving on the playa on April 30th during a trip to visit friends in Gerlach.

There were still some wet spots then but the major thoroughfares were dry.

And, the weather at that point was still very "spring". Barely warm days and cold nights.

I wouldn't expect to be able to drive on it till June or so. It'll dry out fast though once the summer weather hits.


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Postby TomServo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:06 pm

I also think it depends on what side of the city you camp. Dustiest years, I was camped on the Eastern side. Could be just freak luck, but never had dust problems, camping on the west side.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:57 pm

For me, 2008 and 2009 both sucked equally. Being permanently on wheels means that I take all the bumps personally. There is some thought that this might have been the area I was camping in.
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Postby TomServo » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:12 pm

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Postby Elorrum » Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:14 pm

springy seats are great!
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Postby gyre » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:12 pm

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Postby ygmir » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:16 pm

I understand, a smooth, hard playa surface comes from lots of water, after, the last freeze.

I could see the water there now, helping disperse the existing dunes.
but, a lot of the uneven-ness (as I understand it) comes from frost heaves if the surface freezes and is still wet.
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Postby C.f.M. » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:43 am

"Would be sooooooo nice to have it super flat and hard this year."

TINWSS. :cry:
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:58 am

C.f.M. wrote:"Would be sooooooo nice to have it super flat and hard this year."

TINWSS. :cry:


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Postby Isotopia » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:11 pm

I understand, a smooth, hard playa surface comes from lots of water, after, the last freeze.


Once upon a time that seemed to be the case. Certainly hasn't been the case in the last eight years or so. Vehicular traffic into and out of the event pretty much made that generalization a moot point. It may be smooth this year but it will be dusty.
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Postby 1durphul » Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:27 pm

Isotopia wrote:
I understand, a smooth, hard playa surface comes from lots of water, after, the last freeze.


Once upon a time that seemed to be the case. Certainly hasn't been the case in the last eight years or so. Vehicular traffic into and out of the event pretty much made that generalization a moot point. It may be smooth this year but it will be dusty.


This year actually didn't seem incredibly dusty to me. I think that the cars driving on the road during the rain storm monday compacted the playa. It made some rough clods, but overall it was hard packed on the roads.
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Postby magic8ball » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:20 pm

I am seeing smooth and soft playa
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Postby 1durphul » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:47 pm

magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:34 pm

1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:38 pm

ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:19 pm

Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE


yeah, I'm sure he's talkin Dune........but, if he wants dunes to ride the sand worm, and there are none........the beast in "Tremors" worked in flat, too.
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Postby Trishntek » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:39 pm

ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE


yeah, I'm sure he's talkin Dune........but, if he wants dunes to ride the sand worm, and there are none........the beast in "Tremors" worked in flat, too.


That scenario would sure expose who's packin' would it not?
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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:46 pm

Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE


yeah, I'm sure he's talkin Dune........but, if he wants dunes to ride the sand worm, and there are none........the beast in "Tremors" worked in flat, too.


That scenario would sure expose who's packin' would it not?


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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:08 pm

ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE


yeah, I'm sure he's talkin Dune........but, if he wants dunes to ride the sand worm, and there are none........the beast in "Tremors" worked in flat, too.


That scenario would sure expose who's packin' would it not?


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Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:11 pm

TomServo wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
Trishntek wrote:
ygmir wrote:
1durphul wrote:
magic8ball wrote:I am seeing smooth and soft playa


I want dunes so I can ride sandworms!!!! zomg.


think "Tremors".........


I'm thinkin' DUNE


yeah, I'm sure he's talkin Dune........but, if he wants dunes to ride the sand worm, and there are none........the beast in "Tremors" worked in flat, too.


That scenario would sure expose who's packin' would it not?


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You have a Barrett .50 cal?

if only.........but, we both have bunkers, and M35's.........
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Postby TomServo » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:13 pm

ahh the Barrett! Pretty little gun!
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Postby gyre » Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:52 pm

The new M107A is coming out, engineered for a suppressor and lightened.

Maybe we could do a tour of Tennessee gun manufacturers?
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Postby C.f.M. » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:08 am

I always thought of Ygmir as more

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