These go to eleven
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Distrito de Columbia
Bikes: BF Pocket Crusoe; B Tikit; dust-gathering MTB
A Boy, His Bike, and a Meteor Shower
In the "pre-dawn hours" today (U.S eastern time zone) the Quadrantids meteor shower was forecast to occur. So I hauled my lazy ass out of bed at 05:00, booted up the lights on my folder, and rode to the park to get a wider sky view here in the city. I was not disappointed! I saw 24 meteors in about 40 minutes of sky watching.
As I sat on the hillside with my bike nearby, I saw on the road down below a lone jogger at about 05:30 am, with a headlight on. My first thought: "Man, what's that crazy jogger doing up at a time like this?"