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    Moon and Mars passion

    Is anyone else enjoying the show of the full moon and Mars as much as I am?

    I love biking because it gets me out to see the celestial spectacles.

    Two nights ago, I enjoyed the near full moon near Mars because I was in the garage fixing a flat late, and stepped out for a moment to enjoy the landscape bathed in moonlight.

    The last two mornings, As I rode my commute to work, I have been greeted by the same as they slowly set over the western horizon. This morning the moon was so bright, I was able to ride without lights about halfway to work (I turned them on due to traffic, not need).

    Yesterday, as I rode home, the large full moon was just rising. I expect the same tonight, but it will come up a little later, so I may miss it.

    I would never enjoy this stuff if I were in the car.

    Bikes are good.

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    I don't believe in the moon.

    Or Mars.

    The sky is a painting on a crystal dome.
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Yes!

    I snapped this the other night while taking my daughter to gymnastics...


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    hmm I wonder if it's clear enough for the telescope tonight?

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    Tonight is/was a great night to see Venus, Mars, then the Moon.

    Too bad it is so damn cold in KS.

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    nothing to see, move along...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraStout
    Tonight is/was a great night to see Venus, Mars, then the Moon.

    Too bad it is so damn cold in KS.
    Did a night ride in SoCal tonight, clear and probably 70° in spots from the Santa Ana winds..............sorry. Also rode with my light off for a bit because the moon was so bright, cool.
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    What?

    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    I don't believe in the moon.

    Or Mars.

    The sky is a painting on a crystal dome.
    Were you educated in Kansas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Were you educated in Kansas?
    Wisconsin. But yeah, I got that *other* theory of how the universe works until I couldn't take it anymore, and escaped with what was left of my mind. And lo, the earth was round after all.
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Thats what Im talking about..

    I have only done a few night rides here and there but what I am really waiting for is a moonlit ride. No lights, just the light of a full moon. I think that would be the ultimate ride.

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    I would never enjoy this stuff if I were in the car.

    Bikes are good.
    No doubt. My night rides and my morning commutes this week have been stellar(haw haw).
    Tue I rode for an hour with just moonlight on the trail.
    This morning the moon was bright enought to ride w/o lights - if there were no cars on my route.
    This is just need to know information: Am i supposed to enjoy the irony or pity the sincerity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDtofer
    I have only done a few night rides here and there but what I am really waiting for is a moonlit ride. No lights, just the light of a full moon. I think that would be the ultimate ride.

    I tried to go on a lightless moonlit ride Tuesday night, but the trees blocked the moonlight too much. :-( I think, in order to do it right, you'd need a less covered area, maybe desert riding?

    So I turned my light on and had an awesome ride anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EtE
    I tried to go on a lightless moonlit ride Tuesday night, but the trees blocked the moonlight too much. :-( I think, in order to do it right, you'd need a less covered area, maybe desert riding?

    So I turned my light on and had an awesome ride anyway.
    Yeah, country roads under moonlight... man, that's something special. Everything still and complete ear-shattering quiet, save only the sound of tires on dirt, and the whirrr of the chain through the jockey pulleys. The cool, calm air pouring over skin... Much like the early part of a relationship, when you convince yourself that things will always be this amazing, and change will never come. I can't help wishing the road I'm on would never end, & the moonlight would go on forever.

    But it doesn't.
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    That's what I am talking about

    This summer I am planning a night ride under a full moon at Mt. St. Helens here in Wa. State. Should be a wonderful ride. Plan is to start riding right around sunset and into the night. We will bring lights too in case we need them. Probably in July?
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    I was just thinking of starting this same thread. Last two nights of riding have been I N C R E D I B L E here in good ol Northern California.

    Tuesday night in the East Bay, it was 70 degree's at 8:00! With the moon rising so early in the evening, our Tues night ride was sans lights until we went down the steep stuff, then they came on for safety.

    Last nights hammer fest at Granite Bay was just as spectacular. With the moon bouncing off of Folsom Lake, you can see for miles. But most of that ride was under the oak canopy. We needed the lights for this ride.

    Still all in all, the last two nights of riding have been amazing.

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    I Agree

    This week of commuting has been amazing and I am sad that I couldnt ride today because I have physio after work and there is no where safe to put my bike.Last night on the way home the moon was so beautiful and last week I saw some of the most amazing sunrises I have ever seen. I would hate to miss out on these things because I was driving to work.Glad I get to ride tomorrow...nice way to start my birthday day..with a beautiful ride to work and some pretty decent weather to go along with it. Kona
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingsuperpetis
    Wisconsin. But yeah, I got that *other* theory of how the universe works until I couldn't take it anymore, and escaped with what was left of my mind. And lo, the earth was round after all.
    LMAO



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    Good job!

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    Touched by his noodly appendage...
    Hahehahe.. that's great! Thx, I'm passing that one on to the fam back home...
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Yes, the night rides

    Quote Originally Posted by imjps
    I was just thinking of starting this same thread. Last two nights of riding have been I N C R E D I B L E here in good ol Northern California.

    Tuesday night in the East Bay, it was 70 degree's at 8:00! With the moon rising so early in the evening, our Tues night ride was sans lights until we went down the steep stuff, then they came on for safety.

    Last nights hammer fest at Granite Bay was just as spectacular. With the moon bouncing off of Folsom Lake, you can see for miles. But most of that ride was under the oak canopy. We needed the lights for this ride.

    Still all in all, the last two nights of riding have been amazing.
    have been incredible in good ol NorCal. This past Tuesday night was just plain
    I N C R E D I B L E..... Santa Cruz was just a little cooler but what a view and ride we had!
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    Dusty on Mars...

    I took one of my scopes out the other night to look at Mars. A large dust storm has obscured all the features.

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