Sunday, July 27, 2008

Denver's Nice

We're settling into Denver for awhile. The urban camping lifestyle is taking some adjusting. We'll be biking about as much as possible because we can't get the oil temp up high enough to use on short commutes.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Asaf Sends his Love

Asaf hooked a ride futher east the other day and sent us this photo to prove his love for the NOmadjik Bus. Hopefully he'll be back on board someday.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Chance Veggie meeting

After a long hot soak in the hot springs we headed to the local bars and got plowed last night. At the end of the evening we met a guy that I'd met in the Casino parking lot in Reno after Burning Man last year. I had showed him my fledging veggie bus and he was very interested.

He had stumbled into this bar with his mother, who he was giving a tour of this part of the rockies IN HIS BRAND NEW (1985) VEGGIE BUS. We showed them the way back to the campground for the evening and they've moved on to Shopping for western wear in Leramie, WY. We plan to visit him later on our way to Denver.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pack'n up & Heading for the Hot Springs

We're headin' out from the Gathering today. We've picked up a rider, Asaf. Turns out Asaf knows alot of my friends and he's considering sticking around for the conventions. But for now we're all heading off to the hot springs to soak up some clean & warmness.

We've got about a 250 mile drive after we pack up and the 1st 20 miles is on some rough dirt road.

The clean up process at the Gathering has been a little disturbing not for the lack of people staying to clean up but for the idiots that left a lot of crap out here in the pristine wilderness. We saw a 30 inch television sitting by the road waiting to hauled out... It is quite telling of our society when someone decides they need a 30 inch television to commune with nature and god...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Rainbow Gathering

After 2 weeks like this.

We finally made it to the Rainbow Gathering on Monday. Most people had left already and everyone else was trying to pack up to leave. We've heard many stories of "drama" and will be assembling some footage of interviews.

Today we finally got ourselves situated in a long term NICE campsite at the back end of the Gathering and we'll be documenting the clean up effort.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Out of Nebrask and into the Pan

We're out of Nebraska.

Drove about 200 miles today on veggie oil, great drive and the bus ran better'n ever.
when we pulled in to park for the night we discovered that the diesel return line had melted in 2 on the muffler and we'd left a trail from the exit ramp to the parking spot... we were pouring diesel fuel out of the hoses.
So I have a project for tomorrow...

Turns out the fuel pump was NOT the problem so on top of the $750 labor bill from the 3rd mechanic and 2 weeks down time...
I now have a $350 fuel pump I don't need.

The good news is that Shane at said he'd only charge me 50 bucks if I could get the new one back to him in a week, so we'll be doing that tomorrow too.

We can now also release the stories we were afraid to release while broken down due to fear of reprisal. :)