PAVE THE PLAYA!

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whats the BEST reason to pave the Playa?

1. roller blading
8
10%
2. Neatly painted parking spaces
14
18%
3. fully ADA compliant
7
9%
4. easy clean up
8
10%
5. kickbacks from the asphalt contract
8
10%
6. parking for the new Fly Casino and Homeopathic Spa
8
10%
7. to piss off the hippies.
26
33%
 
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PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:09 pm

Jesus Paves.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Dr Jet Sinister » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:13 pm

What an excellent idea! No more tripping over playa snakes. :D
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:14 pm

exodus will be much smoother.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:16 pm

out: SteamPunk

in: SteamRoller
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby MyDearFriend » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:39 pm

I am totally in favor of neatly-painted parking spaces and ADA compliance, but, you people who voted for "easy clean-up" are sadly mistaken: the baked-on street pizza will be there all week. :?
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby 9ah » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 pm

Not to mention all the tents that were not weighed down... Can't stake rebar into concrete. Or will there be holes?
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Canoe » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:34 pm

What. Not hot enough for you already?
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:46 pm

9ah wrote:Not to mention all the tents that were not weighed down... Can't stake rebar into concrete. Or will there be holes?


cement vs asphalt concretions
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:49 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:I am totally in favor of neatly-painted parking spaces and ADA compliance, but, you people who voted for "easy clean-up" are sadly mistaken: the baked-on street pizza will be there all week. :?


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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby CornMan » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:51 pm

Paving the playa is fine, but you'll need to get it all out of there if you want to get green on the MOOP map.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby CapSmashy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:56 pm

Zeke Chaparral wrote:Paving the playa is fine, but you'll need to get it all out of there if you want to get green on the MOOP map.


From my understanding, the group behind this is working directly with the BLM to help in their efforts of playa preservation.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby ygmir » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:00 pm

and imagine how soft and comfy it'd be,since the pavement would trap a lot of the water that evaporates, which creates the (approx. IIUC) 3' of solid ground we play on.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby burner von braun » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:32 pm

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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby TT120 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:57 pm

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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Turtleburp » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:31 pm

No drains though:
We documented clear and
synchronous threshold declines of 110 of 238 macroinvertebrate taxa in response to low levels
of impervious cover. Approximately 80% of the declining taxa did so between ;0.5% and 2%
impervious cover, whereas the last 20% declined sporadically from ;2% to 25% impervious
cover. Synchrony of individual responses resulted in distinct community-level thresholds
ranging from 0.68% (mountains), 1.28% (piedmont), and 0.96% (coastal plain) impervious
cover. Upper limits (95% confidence intervals) of community thresholds were ,2% cover in all
regions. Within distinct physiographic classes, higher-gradient, smaller catchments required
less impervious cover than lower gradient, larger catchments to elicit community thresholds.
Relatively few taxa showed positive responses to increasing impervious cover, and those that
did gradually increased in frequency and abundance, approximating a linear cumulative
distribution. The sharp, synchronous declines of numerous taxa established a consistent
threshold response at exceptionally low levels of catchment urbanization, and uncertainty
regarding the estimation of impervious cover from satellite data was mitigated by several
corroborating lines of evidence. We suggest that threshold responses of communities to urban
and other novel environmental gradients may be more prevalent than currently recognized.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:03 am

yeah!


what he said!



i think.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby mgb327 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:05 am

Sad part was, I re-read it 3 times to try and "follow" it. I think I have it....mebbe.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby TomServo » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:18 am

Think I proposed "Clear Coating" the playa, a few years back...
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Nipple » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:28 am

Just need to up the mix of Gorilla Snot in the water trucks.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:50 am

i've been doing some research, and for just a few dollars more, we can get sparkles added.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:52 am

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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:30 am

TomServo wrote:Think I proposed "Clear Coating" the playa, a few years back...


yeah but at 10 CC's at a time, it'll take forever!!
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:36 am

watch the burn from the comfort of your Car!
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby ygmir » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:04 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:watch the burn from the comfort of your Car!


Ha!! I usually sit about a mile out and watch it from my truck.......
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Bounce530 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:29 pm

Then after the man falls, screw the hippies that run around the pile...It's sideshow time!
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:49 pm

Well, it unites the Flat Earth and Scorched Earth partisans.
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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:46 am

Just Like Tito.


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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:40 pm

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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby ygmir » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:47 pm

fuse the playa:

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Re: PAVE THE PLAYA!

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:09 pm

Why not pave it in 7 sided paving stones spaced 1 inch apart to allow rebar and in cse of rain, drainage. Good for whatever Turtleburp was talking about and we could vacuum trash up then store paving stones in town and hire locals to guard them. Bring them out next year,recycle, be green and all that hippie crap I believe in. One time outlay of bucks and years of useful service.
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