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Old 03-03-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!


The Man burns in 186 days!

I'll be in Camp Apokiliptika, inside Terminal City. We are hoping for A around 3:10 as before, but won't know for sure until August.

Among other silliness, we will be conducting Assisted Evolution experiments by extracting DNA from random passers-by (that's you!) and injecting same into... uh... various lifeforms. (Google "Island of Dr. Moreau".)

I'll be equipped to repair bicycles, if you should have that need.

(Sorry, my 2007 Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp was only that one year.)
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

Thanks for the re-direction, Elliot! The wife and I will be in the Placement Team camp (no name or location yet) in Center Camp. Our 2 Gilligs (hopefully both) will be there. I'm working City Survey, Theme Camp Flagging, and helping with Theme Camp Placement. This will be my 15th straight Burningman!! 13 straight for the wife, who I met at the old 80 acres work camp in Hualapai Flat. It rained mud here in Winnemucca yesterday and today from all the dust in the air. Lets Burn!
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:18 PM   #3
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!


Elkoskoolie:
Wow, I'll have to take my shoes off and bow when I meet you two!
Only three years so far for me. Knew about it earlier, but had never camped out. Then I did some tent camping at Kinetic races, and found I could survive that. So I bought a bus and off to Burning Man I went.

Riley:
"What will I take with me?" I what regard? Water, food, skin lotion, costumes, props, at least one large pedal-vehicle....

Folks who stumble in here, wondering what Burning Man is about:
Be advised that the Burning Man Art Festival is NOT for everyone.
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

Alas, turns out I will not be going this year. "Reality" has caught up with me and I need to work full time for a while. Once in a while, I cannot have everything!

Enjoy yourselves, and I'll see you there in 2010.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:40 AM   #5
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

We have tickets & are planning on getting there somehow!! I have submitted a mutant vehicle app. I'm not working but interviewing & seem to have way to many things going on at once

We should be camped at Anonymous Village(6:30 & E last year) or just across the street-

Cpt Smashy look forward to meeting you and seeing your bus, looking at Millicent in person last year was inspirational.

Elliot will miss seeing you, your creations, & Millicent again- I'm contemplating a trans swap & was hoping to take pictures of the 643 mounting brackets

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Old 07-14-2009, 10:19 AM   #6
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

EDIT!!! I'll be at 6:30 and Evolution, NOT 5:30

I'll be camped at 5:30 and Evolution, which is the outer Center Camp ring road. Kind of a wedge shaped area where the straight road and round road merge. 2 white Gillig's will be there. Ask for WD (me) or Sweetthang, my wife. We're usually out working, but you'll catch up with us. Stop in, say hi, have a beer, let me know where your bus is!
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

I'm just sick that I cannot go this year.
And I can not even blame the national economy. This is all my own fault for failing plan and budget. But this is the year I'm building The Barn (hobby workshop), and something had to give.
I'll be there next year.

The Playa surface condition is reported to be very good this year. Enjoy!
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

I'm in Winnemucca overnight, after 3 weeks on the Playa. The playa is in very good condition, MUCH MUCH better than last year. Scattered storms in the first week of Aug, but not bad. HOT now. Look for my Gillig... the rear in on Evolution, just outside (away from the Man) fron Biology on the 6:30 side. Right across from the DPW power camp. Ask for WD (me) or Sweetthang (wife).

Jungo road just got graded from Winnemucca to the mine at Sulfur, so it's in good shape. They took out some nasty washboard about 20 miles out. From the mine to Gerlach is pretty good, but still go slow. I've completed the trip both ways, one each in 2 different Gillig (one w/ 16 year old tires), even crossed the tracks at Trego without scraping bottom. All in all pretty good for Jungo Road.

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Old 08-23-2009, 02:31 PM   #9
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

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Stop the presses! Hold the phone! I'M GOING TO BURNING MAN THIS YEAR AFTER ALL!

The Force is simply too strong. Resistance is futile.

But I do NOT know where I will be camped. Originally, this was supposed to be my year with Camp Apokiliptika in Terminal Village. But since I cancelled, they have filled my space -- and they did not get as much space as they had applied for. Still, I might wind up somewhere in Terminal Village, so look there first. "A" street around 3:00 to 3:15.

Second possibility is near Love Letter Couriers. This is not a Placed camp, but they are targeting 8:30 and E.

Third possibility is Camp Inspiratum at 7:30 and... I'll have to look it up -- F to E or some such -- a full block facing 7:30.

Of course, the fourth possibility is somewhere else. But Millicent should be easy to spot. She still looks like in the picture below.

See you On The Playa!
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Re: Burning Man 2009 -- Evolution!

Is my signature not working?

....

Well, it works now.
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