Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:45 am

Hey this is Dan from Houston, Texas. I'm 35, single, male, and a BM virgin. I've been lurking for a couple months since 2013 tickets went on sale. I first read about BM in an early 90's write-up in Rolling Stone magazine and have read up on the evolution of the event for years. Hopefully, this can become at least a semi-annual event.

A lot of the regional mailing lists are completely dead with no activity over long periods of time. . . this board looks active so here I am.

I camped and backpacked a lot in my teens but haven't at all since then. Still, I feel like packing everything in and out is the best option. I want to bring as little as necessary after essentials such as food, water, sun protection, clothing, first aid, etc. I'm going to fill my pack and everything else will be optional. A lot of weighing the necessity of items between now and August shall ensue.

The drive for me will take three days and 2000+ miles!

So where are all y'all Texans at? I hope to make some connections in the next few months online or in person.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby dragonpilot » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:53 am

Hey Bib!

Just hang on...there's a ton o' Texans on this board.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby Savannah » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:57 am

Hi Dan! :D
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby illy dilly » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:25 am

Hey Dan, welcome to eplaya!

Have you been able to secure your self a ticket? If not, are you in STEP?
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:32 am

Actually, I have an extra ticket and will probably end up SELLING it.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby jkisha » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:47 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:52 am

Welcome to eplaya!
Grew up in Plano, Tx..and met burners from..Plano Texas! What are the odds!? Sounds like you are preparing! Welcome home almost!
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby tamarakay » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:51 pm

Hello Dan and welcome. We are in central Texas and it takes us about three days, just putzing along. We stay in Fernley and stock up the water, perishables etc before we go on in. Lots of people go on into Reno and do the same. Then, on your trek out, Fernley is a great place to take a real shower, eat a substantial meal, deplayafy as much as you can and sleep.

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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby Drawingablank » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:02 pm

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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby sk8bind » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:29 pm

its my first time too! so excited
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:39 am

Thanks for the welcomes, everyone!
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:42 am

You should start an introduce yourself too, sk8bind.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby bubbahotep » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:38 pm

Greetings from semi-near your neck of the woods.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:50 pm

bubbahotep wrote:Greetings from semi-near your neck of the woods.



Where from, Bubbahotep? Lots of woods here in southeast Texas.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby teardropper » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:41 am

Hi, Texas...

I'm sorry, while you were lurking and jerkin' around, the quota for Texas Burners filled up. It does that. So, try again...
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby Ranchdude » Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:53 am

Im in San Antonio and this will be my first Burn as well. Working on my list and I am STOKED about this event. When are you heading out and maybe we can caravan.

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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:31 am

Heh I saw your post before seeing the reply to my own. I want to sightsee along the way. I don't want to drive 12-15 hour days. I want to see Arches National Park in Utah, and will be taking the north route to I-80. I don't know if I will be leaving from Corpus Christi or Beaumont, because I travel between the two cities for work. You know what would be really awesome to see would be the air races in Reno on the weekend of September 11. But that's a week out from Burning Man.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby Ranchdude » Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:37 pm

I did Arches 3 weeks ago. And Monument Valley, 4 corners, Terlingua and Big Bend. It was very cool. My first motorcycle ride.

I have been invited on another ride for the northwest, beginning on Sept 4 and ending up in Reno for the races. I am considering it but I don't know if I want to be gone from home a month. I may come home and fly out to Reno for it.

I am planning on taking 3 days maybe 4. If my friend comes I will probably bring an RV, if she does not, probably bring an RV or just my truck and a tent.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby biblioclasm » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:26 pm

Check southwest.com right NOW. If you aren't too late, their sale included passes between August 26 and December to just about anywhere including Reno.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby CaverX » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:09 pm

'Nother Texan, chiming in, welcome.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby bluesbob » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:04 pm

It's hard to believe there are any virgins in Texas.
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Re: Howdy y'all virgin from Texas.

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:19 pm

True, most of those in the Bible Belt react with determined slutdom. But some poor souls take all that crap too seriously.
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