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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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Tom A.K. commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"http://earthsky.org/tonight/shortest-total-lunar-eclipse-of-the-century-on-april-4-2015 Hope you got a chance to see it. I wasn't able to. Busy."
Apr 4
kiltedcelt replied to Haddon's discussion WGN - Man bikes Wicker Park to Glenview (20 miles) each way, every day.
"The guy who owns Smart Bike Parts over in Logan Square used to bike in from Arlington Heights at least four days a week, before he moved into the city."
Mar 30
kiltedcelt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"I'd already pegged Illinois State Beach as a potential early destination in getting out to do some camping early on. I'm more interested in getting out and into northern Illinois and Wisconsin, rather than heading out towards Indiana or…"
Mar 29
kiltedcelt replied to Jaik S.'s discussion Bicycle Camping - 2015
"Crap! I typed a long reply, did some editing and lost it. TL-DR 1. Alcohol at campsites = bad. I've read too many stories of over-zealous "tree-cops" busting campers and ticketing with massive fines for having a few beers, and by the…"
Mar 29
kiltedcelt added a discussion to the group Bicycle Astronomy
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Hibernation over?

I don't know about you folks, but I feel like I've spent the last 3 1/2 months hibernating. Of course it felt less than fair to have nearly four inches of snow dumped on us the other day when we're technically in Spring now. Go home Winter, you're drunk! Winter is actually supposed to be one of the best times for astronomy since the skies tend to be clear and free of atmospheric disturbances such as humidity and rapidly cooling ground and such that we deal with all through Spring, Summer, and…See More
Mar 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
Mar 24
Tom A.K. commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
"http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/03/18/solar-eclipse/24970217/ Freaky Friday: Solar eqinox, solar eclipse, super moon."
Mar 20
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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
Mar 16
Tom A.K. commented on kiltedcelt's group Bicycle Astronomy
Mar 14
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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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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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