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17 hours ago, Corsair said:

Weekend Quizzle for 22 & 23 October 2022

Have you ever ridden/driven a motorcycle?

Have you ever ridden in a Sidecar? [bonus point!]

Once as motorcycle passenger. And once drove a moped (down the the block and back).

 

Never been in a sidecar.

 

I understand the thrill and sense of freedom of riding a motorcycle, but I'm also aware of the risks and high costs associated with them (license, insurance).

 

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19 hours ago, Corsair said:

Weekend Quizzle for 22 & 23 October 2022

Have you ever ridden/driven a motorcycle?

Have you ever ridden in a Sidecar? [bonus point!]

Ive driven a little dirt bike back when I was 17 ish... no helmet... not smart.  Zipped around on a Vespa as well.  Never been on a proper bike nor sidecar.  

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59 minutes ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

 

Not really. I have stayed up late, I have seen an astronomical event, and even done the two simultaneously, but I didn't do it intentionally. It has always been happenstance. The first I can recall seeing was a super-moon, and I only remember it because it was a few days after I had hernias repaired and was awake getting pain meds.

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1 hour ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

 

Many times.  I had my own telescope before I was in high school.  We have a much nicer one now, but visibility here in the city is not great. 

 

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3 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

Hmm… does it count if I went to sleep first?  
 

Yes, of course, one can’t live with the MossFlayer without spending a few nights a year chasing down some heavenly body or celestial occurrence.  We were on vacation just this last Spring and made a late night drive back into Bryce Canyon to look at the stars.  Hooray for darkness!

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5 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

 

A couple of times in the past I have stayed up to watch a lunar eclipse.

These days my neighbours' trees have grown so big that I don't get to see much of the sky any more.

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5 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

Yes. 
 

2 hours ago, Count Urlik said:

Hmm… does it count if I went to sleep first?  

I think it does. 

 

The first astronomical event I remember was a lunar eclipse. I was 9? 7? Not sure how old, but I remember my dad waking me up to see it; in those days I slept very deeply and it was quite a feat to wake me early. 

20 minutes ago, alchemist said:

A couple of times in the past I have stayed up to watch a lunar eclipse.

These days my neighbours' trees have grown so big that I don't get to see much of the sky any more.

I now have a pair of OAKS in the front yard who are TreEnts in disguise and a bunch of Huorns surrounding the backyard, so right there with you. 

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7 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

I have tried to; either I end up falling asleep, or I stay awake, but there's no visibility.

 

I have seen a few astrological events, but it was more of an accident than a planned thing.

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7 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

Does it count if you were staying up until 04:00 at the time? 😛

 

Usually I don't bother trying to do such things.  Live just outside of downtown, aaaaand I'll playfully say there's a reason one of the most popular astronomy and astrophotography websites is called "Cloudy Nights".  So many events are either at a time we won't see them, or there's clouds.  Or forest fire smoke... 

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8 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

 

A few times yes.

Like when I was young and I was allowed to watch the match between Ali and Frazier.

 

And yes I also stayed up to watch stuff like comets/ Lunar Eclipse etc...😀

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9 hours ago, Corsair said:

Quizzle for 24 October 2022:

Have you ever stayed up late to watch an Astronomical Event?

Due to weather events or light pollution, I haven't done it in many years.

 

But I've seen the Perseids in the countryside far from city lights (ideal conditions where you could even spot artificial satellites zipping by); I've seen Halley's comet in '86; several lunar eclipses (most of them partial). I even remember seeing Saturn through my dad's telescope when I was something like 10-11 years old.

 

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