Monthly Archive: May 2015

May 06 2015

Is it time for a switch?

I destroyed the rear passenger axel while driving to unSCruz. Unaverz has experienced a steady stream of small mechanical problems through the years as is to be expected with a 1982 26,000 GVW truck. Our crew has been operating on Craig’s philosophy of ‘make what you have work,’ but are now looking at major repairs …

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May 04 2015

Does Unaverz have to stop at scales?

Stopping at scales

2813. Every driver of a commercial vehicle shall stop and submit the vehicle to an inspection of the size, weight, equipment, and smoke emissions of the vehicle at any location where members of the California Highway Patrol are conducting tests and inspections of commercial vehicles and when signs are displayed requiring the …

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May 04 2015

Building Hearts

I volunteered again tonight to help Karen with her Tumble Leaves. Mike and Day were busy building when I arrived. As usual, all three of these wonderful metal workers offered educational guidence. Day never ceases to amaze with her depth of knowledge. I couldn’t ask for a better instructor than Mike. And Karen knows a …

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May 03 2015

Stepping Up at unSCruz

unSCruz is without a doubt my favorite off-playa Burning Man event. It is based on and adheres to the 10 principles with the decomodification and gifting economy separating it from all other events I have been to. The volunteers were amazing – I had particular good interactions with Valarian, Sass and Bushfire. I kept hearing …

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May 01 2015

Squeals (not the good kind)

Teph and I work until 2am loading the truck. I pull out of American Steel and the last thing he says is; “Drive safe!” I love driving at night so I’m just cruising along listening to my tunes. As I pass the Tesla plant I think about how far we have come with auto technology. 

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