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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 Steve Courtright Nov 3, 2014.

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, 2014

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, 2014.

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, 2014.

 

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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
Jan 15
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Live streaming Rosetta mission coverage 11/12/14

For those of you with computer access during the day, there's live streaming coverage from the ESA of the Rosetta mission. It'll be around I think 11:00 AM CST before there will be confirmation whether the mission has been a success.http://new.livestream.com/accounts/362/events/3544091See More
Nov 11, 2014
Steve Courtright replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Turbulence in the atmosphere can be a major part of poor seeing.  I remember being disappointed when using a big scope at the Univ. of Colorado at how lousy Jupiter appeared.  It was late spring, I think (about Mother's day 2012?)…"
Nov 3, 2014
kiltedcelt replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Tom A.K. Even though we get storms and snow in winter and stormy weather in the fall, they tend to be overall more stable times of the year in terms of temperature. We don't have major ingresses of warm fronts hitting cold fronts and thus much…"
Nov 2, 2014
Marc A. Irwin replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
" Thanks for the encouraging comment, the Meade ETX was exactly what I was looking at, now I can skip the reviews. Marc "
Nov 2, 2014
David Beazley replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"I've always thought the better viewing was due to less humidity/haze in the air. There were some really great days in Jan/Feb this year when it was super cold."
Nov 2, 2014
David Beazley replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Went out riding early this morning and caught a great view of Mercury over the lake. I don't know what it is about freezing temperatures, but they always seem to go hand-in-hand with the best cycling astronomy ;-).   "
Nov 2, 2014
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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 30, 2014
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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
Oct 28, 2014
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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 28, 2014
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."
Oct 27, 2014
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Oct 27, 2014
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."
Oct 27, 2014
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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 26, 2014
kiltedcelt added a discussion to the group Bicycle Astronomy
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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
Oct 25, 2014
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…"
Oct 25, 2014

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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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