What’s on My Mundo? (Part 1. Groceries)

I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from work, and here is what I carried on the Mundo: a box of 12 liter glass bottles of mineral water, 12 rolls of toilet paper and a case of beer. Backpack with laptop, Ipad, and camera. Two full grocery sacks with: 5 pounds carrots,…

Understanding Weight and Power With Cargo Bicycles

“Isn’t that thing heavy?” I’ve had a few people ask me that already. The Yuba Mundo specs out at 48 pounds, and that’s probably calculated with no cargo and few of the common accessories like running boards and a side-loader bag. Let alone that copper bell I added! Probably my daily running weight is about…

Curiosity Mars Landing…the HD version

A guy by the name of Bard Canning (he’s available for video post-production folks) spent 4 weeks interpolating the 4-frame per second footage taken by Mars Curiosity lander’s downward-facing camera into a 30 frame per second HD extravaganza. It’s really stunning work. Go to full screen and up the quality. I threw Bard a few…

Solar Observing Images

Bicycle Astronomy had a great roll-out event on Saturday, September 1st. In the morning, I loaded the Yuba Mundo with my “solar” sign, rode downtown and dropped it off in front of Stomping Grounds, a great books/gifts/art shop owned by my friends James and Beth. Here’s the sign, contrasted with the “stellar” sign I’ll use…

Bicycle Astronomy Premiere! Solar Observing Today!

Bicycle Astronomy is proud to announce its first event: Solar Observing! See the sun’s chromosphere in hydrogen alpha through the Bicycle Astronomy Safe Solar Telescope…sunspots, spicules, filaments and prominences will be on display! Don’t know what those things are? Come on down to the sidewalk in front of Stomping Grounds on Exchange Street TODAY from…