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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 Jodoh on Saturday.

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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Jodoh replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"And I'm signing up for a beginners course in astronomy at a local community college next semester and saving for a telescope. Yay"
Saturday
Ray replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"I still have charts, a refractor, some 10x70 binos and a number of field guides. I've been talking about getting back into observing, and since the greatest treasures and even sky conditions are best in the cooler temps, and you…"
Saturday
Mike Schwab replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horizon gives the formula for distance to the horizon. 1353 Ft per http://theskydeck.com/ Horizon distance is 44.875 Statute miles converts to 39 nautical miles / cos(41.8 Latitude) .745 = 52.345 minutes of…"
Friday
Elwood Gruschow replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Yes, Willis tower will have a great view.  I do not know how to "reserve/hog" west window view for that half hour period.    The skydeck is about 400 meters above the street.  Maybe some more knowledgeable person can do…"
Friday
Lucianne Walkowicz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"We're doing a big public program here at Adler for the eclipse-- solar scopes etc. From Adler you'll be able to see the beginning, but yeah towards maximum the buildings will start to get in the way. Though I wasn't here to see it…"
Friday
Mike Schwab replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Willis Tower?  It might even give you an extra minute before sunset."
Friday
Elwood Gruschow replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"First event?  Viewing the big star   A partial solar eclipse occurs Thursday ( October 23, 2014). In the Chicago area it will occur close to sunset. Anybody have suggestions on where to see the sunset next Thursday? Sun will setting or…"
Friday
Tom A.K. replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Kiltedcelt, you should form a group and schedule an event. It sounds like we have enough interest !"
Friday
Oscar Newman replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"I would love to do this. Sign me up."
Friday
Jodoh replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"I've been a cyclist most of my life (currently, I cycle ~30-40m once a week when I can; my proudest accomplishment was a metric century a couple of years ago). I love astronomy but never had enough time to really get into it. If you'd…"
Thursday
Will L. replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"This sounds like a great idea. Sign me up."
Thursday
Lucianne Walkowicz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Hey everybody, I'm an astronomer and I just moved to Chicago (to work at Adler). And I <3 bikes. And I would be SO SO into this. I have embarrassingly little experience using small telescopes because the one I use for work is in space, but I…"
Thursday
Joe replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"This sounds fantastic."
Thursday
kiltedcelt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Jaik S. - I was at a joint Chicago Astronomer/Chicago Park District star party at North Park Village just about three weeks ago. I took out my vintage Celestron CB 80 with it's alt-az mount, but left the 10" Coulter Dob at home because I…"
Wednesday
kiltedcelt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Mike W. - the Dob has a removable mirror. Right now it uses a sling set up which I'll mess about with for the time being but I'm thinking at some point I'll build a removable cell and also modify the tube and mount. I've also…"
Wednesday
mike w. replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Putting  10" dob on a trailer? Is it a truss or solid tube 'scope? i'd have to think the ride would play hell with collimation. But yes, i'd join that group. i belong to a couple of astro clubs out here in NW suburbia.…"
Oct 12

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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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