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Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
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I recently got back into a long-neglected hobby of mine - amateur astronomy. I'm hoping to combine my renewed love of astronomy with cycling and I was wondering if there were any other folks who…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom A.K. on Monday.

F/S Surly 26" Disc Trucker 58cm $300

Selling my Surly 26" Disc Trucker 58cm for $300. I built this bike up and rode it only September through December of last year and only a little in March and April of this year. Interior of the frame…Continue

Started Jul 28

Getting fed up with Dearborn southbound - alternatives?
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So, to avoid all the construction around Lakepoint Tower on the LFP I've been going home from the Fullerton/LFP area by using Wells/Kinzie/Dearborn/Wabash/11th, or sometimes Wabash/18th before I get…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frankie Equality Suda Jun 20.

Recumbent commuters?
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Does anyone use a recumbent to commute or am I the only nutjob doing this? I see other 'bents around the city on occasion but almost exclusively on the LFP, which incidentally comprises about 99% of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by kiltedcelt Jun 9.

 

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Bicycle Astronomy

This is a group dedicated to pursuing amateur astronomy using bicycles as a means to get to sites for viewing. You don't need to own your own telescope, but the more the merrier. You should of course own a bicycle, and be interested in amateur astronomy. Anyone with an interest in astronomy will be welcomed from neophytes to experts.See More
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What telescopes do you own?

I thought while we wait for clear skies for some of our first outings, why not discuss telescopes? Those of you who have your own telescopes, feel free to mention what you own and any other interesting bits of observing kit in the replies. I'll get us started off with a rundown of my gear.-Celestron CB 80 refractor - 80mm diameter/910mm focal lengthThis scope was my first serious telescope. I puttered around with a Kmart Focal telescope that my parents bought me for X-mas back in the late 70s,…See More
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Bicycle Astronomy

This is a group dedicated to pursuing amateur astronomy using bicycles as a means to get to sites for viewing. You don't need to own your own telescope, but the more the merrier. You should of course own a bicycle, and be interested in amateur astronomy. Anyone with an interest in astronomy will be welcomed from neophytes to experts.See More
Wednesday
Tom A.K. replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Mister Goetz, you're welcome to join our fine group and learn of astronomy, rather than reporting from "outer" space."
Monday
mike w. and kiltedcelt are now friends
Monday
Kenneth C. Goetz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Mr Astronomer,  This posting is so funny with its tongue-in-cheek "my telescope is in space" implication.  Welcome to Chicago, Mister."
Monday
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Bicycle Astronomy

This is a group dedicated to pursuing amateur astronomy using bicycles as a means to get to sites for viewing. You don't need to own your own telescope, but the more the merrier. You should of course own a bicycle, and be interested in amateur astronomy. Anyone with an interest in astronomy will be welcomed from neophytes to experts.See More
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Beer and astronomy

Beer and bikes seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, macaroni and cheese, Bonnie and Clyde, well you get the idea. Anyway, it's rather fitting that for our group we can use our bikes to venture to our local Binny's or other liquor store and seek out the Bell's Brewing Venus beer. Venus, the second beer in the series (Mars…See More
Sunday
kiltedcelt commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"Jodoh - I changed the settings to allow anyone to join the group without approval, hoping it wouldn't be too difficult to stay ahead of spammers and such. I don't see you on the list of folks on the G+ group, so you might want to just go…"
Sunday
Jodoh commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"I submitted a request to join the group--hopefully to the right group (Bicycling Astronomers)."
Oct 24
kiltedcelt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Marc - for bike portability I would recommend first looking at some of the smaller GoTo scopes like the Meade ETX series. I just purchased a barely used Meade ETX 90 EC from a seller on Craigslist. There is usually no shortage of sellers both on…"
Oct 24
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Bicycle Astronomy

This is a group dedicated to pursuing amateur astronomy using bicycles as a means to get to sites for viewing. You don't need to own your own telescope, but the more the merrier. You should of course own a bicycle, and be interested in amateur astronomy. Anyone with an interest in astronomy will be welcomed from neophytes to experts.See More
Oct 24
Marc A. Irwin replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"No, Yes, I have been aspiring to it.  I plan to buy a scope this year and find the best places to ride to and view different events.  I'm in Michigan so I'm a bit out of the loop, but would love to hear about your…"
Oct 24
kiltedcelt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Just a reminder folks - I've created a community here on C-link for the Bicycle Astronomy stuff. I'm glad to hear that some folks were able to see something yesterday. By the time I got off work, the sun was well down below where I'd…"
Oct 24
kiltedcelt commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"Okay, I thought about it and Velo Astronomy was too esoteric (also, I somehow stupidly misspelled astronomy as, "astonomy." (face-palm, and me, a former professional writer, *sigh*). Anyway, I created a new group (not a page this time),…"
Oct 24
kiltedcelt commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"Of course, as soon as I created "Velo Astronomy" I wondered if the title of the group  was too esoteric. It's already going to be a serious niche of a community to begin with, and calling it "velo" just makes it all…"
Oct 24

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What I ride:
Road, Mountain
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance

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At 1:38pm on September 7, 2012, dietrich77 said…

I'm totally down with that pace for the 23rd.  You from the North side?  Want to hook up for a ride before hand? 

 
 
 

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