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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 kiltedcelt 2 hours ago.

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 commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"I submitted a request to join the group--hopefully to the right group (Bicycling Astronomers)."
1 hour ago
Lucianne Walkowicz and kiltedcelt are now friends
1 hour ago
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…"
2 hours ago
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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
2 hours ago
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…"
2 hours ago
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…"
3 hours ago
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),…"
4 hours ago
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…"
4 hours ago
kiltedcelt commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"I have created a facebook counterpart to this Chainlink group. However, there is already a Bicycle Astronomy page on facebook that is the domain of a guy who used to do sidewalk astronomy outreach with his Dobsonian telescope and a Yuba Mundo. He…"
5 hours ago
Lucianne Walkowicz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
" Oh EXCELLENT Elwood I'm so glad you caught those few minutes! We had a livecast from CA in the theater in the planetarium, but I think nothing beats seeing it with your own eyes :) "
7 hours ago
Tom A.K. replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
""The sun appeared through the gloomy dark purple cardboard colored skies to cast a golden shadow and a magical chance to view a black pea rolling onto a very shiny dime. Partial solar eclipse, what a magnificent show! Even a knowing wink from…"
20 hours ago
Elwood Gruschow replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Lucianne,   THANK YOU for encouraging people to attend Adler in spite of the gloomy forecast.  The ten day forecast ten days ago was sunny and clear today.  As we got closer to the event the forecast degenerated to cloudy with higher…"
22 hours ago
Profile IconJoe, Lucianne Walkowicz and 3 other members joined kiltedcelt's group
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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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Lucianne Walkowicz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Partial solar eclipse 10/23/14 in the group Bicycle Astronomy
"We'll still have free programming inside even if it rains, if you just want an excuse to c'mon down to the planetarium!"
yesterday
Lucianne Walkowicz replied to kiltedcelt's discussion Any bicycle astronomy folks out there?
"Just so you all know, even if the eclipse is clouded out there's still related programming at the planetarium! And also, it matters a lot what kind of clouds-- sometimes you can still see stuff if they're thin. There's a gigantic…"
yesterday
kiltedcelt added a discussion to the group Bicycle Astronomy
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Partial solar eclipse 10/23/14

Partial solar eclipse today. Adler planetarium is supposed to be doing some outreach with several solar-filter telescopes this afternoon. The fun starts at about 4:30. The weather forecast is for cloudy weather with about a 30% chance of rain. I won't be able to get off work in time to get down there any earlier than probably 5:20 or 5:30, so I'll be missing most of it, if it will even be visible due to the weather. I'm suggesting that if anyone wants to try to make it, we can at least meet up…See More
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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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