Friday, August 10, 2007
I was hoping to ride out into the country Sunday night to watch the meteor showers but it looks like the weather may spoil the best Perseids in years! Serious bummer! And in a new moon cycle no less. Should be some good viewing Saturday night so let me advise you of this opportunity. Get on your bike, ride some gravel out to an east/west stretch of unpopulated road, and sit or recline in a north-facing ditch. You will be awed at this year's display with up to 100 per hour! Any night up until Tuesday should be o.k. so give it a whirl. After 1:00 is usually best, or before 5:00 if you're an early riser. I went out to watch the Northern Lights last fall and it was amazing. I got a decent 40 minute show and managed to see 14 meteors as well. Free for the viewing with the simple act of riding to the show thrown in for style points! Later! Travel Gravel!