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No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby tommyzed » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:01 am

Did I miss them or was this the first year that there were no entry quotes (usually on the right-hand side of the road when coming in)? I usually love them, but did not see them.

I'm not sure how the Exodus was for everyone else, but it was only 2 hours on Sunday at Sunset! Thrilled! :)

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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby maladroit » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Exodus was CRAZY easy. Left Monday around 3pm, there was NO long line and NO pulsing necessary...was on the highway in 45 minutes!

Lot of dickwads causing whiteout by speeding on gate road though.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby tommyzed » Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:46 pm

Looks like the Borg finally did something right!

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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby CapSmashy » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:11 pm

What helped on Exodus was a smaller than expected population this year and that exodus looked like it began on Thursday. Our MV captain had to make a Fernley run for parts early Thursday AM and there was a solid line of cars heading south on 447 and hundreds more vehicles streaming out down gate road when they made the turn off the pavement.

I'm thinking a whole lot first and second year people expected last year's weather and finally had enough of the dust.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby pink » Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:13 pm

There were a hell of a lot more people that stayed until Tuesday as well. Steady line of traffic down 447 and at the gate; last year I damn near had the road to myself.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:54 pm

The only entry quotes I saw were the 10 Prinicples, not the usual "burma shave" type signs. The road was so damn long that I don't think they could have made enough signs to fill it (I know the reason the road was so damn long, it still seemed endless!)
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby tommyzed » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:34 pm

Why was the road longer this year?
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby StevenGoodman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:47 pm

tommyzed wrote:Why was the road longer this year?


Because the location was farther up the playa than last year.

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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby Ano » Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:54 pm

If Pershing County needs money, can we post them on the side of the road for entrance and exodus? I've seen so many dickheads speeding down and up that line, I'm sure they could get a shitton of revenue through that. I still hate the guy who sped down the road in one of those massive pullout RVs ahead of me at 20mph while honking at me because I was riding at 5. He whited me out and I had to stop for a minute while the dust cleared... and then a truck with a trailer sped by and I was stuck again.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:39 pm

Pretty sure the speed limit from pavment to gate is 20mph.

Once past gate coming in, it's 5mph.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby Ano » Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:54 pm

then Im a dummy!
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby Nipple » Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Signs said 10, GARS was broadcasting 5.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby mrchiff » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:12 am

FIGJAM wrote:Pretty sure the speed limit from pavment to gate is 20mph.


Nope - Gravel to Gate = 10 mph, 5 is suggested as it creates less dust and doesn't mess up the roads as badly.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby trilobyte » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:22 am

The population wasn't a lot less than expected, peak was down by only 1.7%. But as has been the trend for the last few years, population peaked on Friday. The temple burn began a little sooner than usual, which also helped out quite a bit.

I didn't see any quotes either, but I arrive early enough and stay late enough that those signs aren't usually up when I'm coming through anyway. If I get a chance, I'll ask about them.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby mrchiff » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:48 am

trilobyte wrote:I didn't see any quotes either, but I arrive early enough and stay late enough that those signs aren't usually up when I'm coming through anyway. If I get a chance, I'll ask about them.


There weren't any burma shave signs this year.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby tommyzed » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:53 am

The end of an era.

(the entry quotes, I mean)
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby ^Rhino! » Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:25 pm

The best entry quote I EVER heard was from a guy at Gate in '08. We had an early-entry to build an art installation, and this gay Latino burner (his accent was funny as hell...think Ricky Ricardo gone 'queen of the hair salon') wearing a blue jumpsuit and with a Conway Twitty hairdo that looked so wrong but perfect for him told us,

"I don' beleef you guyz story, it's so craaaazy, but when it's that nuts itz gotta be true. So, welcome to Black Rock City. Now get the FUCK outta my lane!"

We managed somehow to head down the road despite uproarious laughter. I guess you had to have been there.
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Re: No Entry Quotes? + Exodus

Postby stew » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:56 pm

mrchiff wrote:
FIGJAM wrote:Pretty sure the speed limit from pavment to gate is 20mph.


Nope - Gravel to Gate = 10 mph, 5 is suggested as it creates less dust and doesn't mess up the roads as badly.

Speeding on the way in makes the cars mess up the roads.
Speeding on the way out makes the roads mess up the cars. I've seen broken axles and so many blown tires.
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