Monday, December 20, 2010

Solstice Lunar Eclipse Ride, 2:50 A.M. Tuesday

You can go over here to see a few more details on the eclipse...
Since a full lunar eclipse will happen on the winter solstice only once in our lives (unless Methuselah is out there somewhere), Donna and I are planning to ride our mtn bikes starting at 2:50 A.M. Tuesday morning from our house.

What the hell?

Yes, Donna and I are planning to ride our mountain bikes from our house, starting at 2:50 A.M. Tuesday morning. Butt on saddle, out the driveway. The conditions may be iffy with cloud cover, but, dangit, there's still an eclipse happening up there. It'll be pretty dark for a full moon! The height of Totality is going to happen at 3:17, which is when the moon will be in the deepest part of the Earth's shadow. We want to be in the woods on our bikes when it happens.

"How the heck am I supposed to pull this off?" you ask.

Go to bed as soon as you get home from work. Wake up in time to get to our house and on your bike for the 2:50 start time. Ride. Get cleaned up, stop for breakfast, and go to work. Sleep on your desk knowing you did something very few other people pulled off on this winter solstice. You can thank us later.

Post up or show up if you're interested! You can email me, too.

7 comments:

Chili said...

Talk about creative! Very cool... sure wish I lived closer.

Slowride said...

Things that eat people usually live in the woods and are nocturnal. Aside from that it sounds awesome.

Nevada said...

Slow - How many people have you heard of getting eaten in Michaux?!!

Have fun Brett and Donna! While I love the idea I no longer am able to pull off days at work without a semi-decent nights sleep. If was 21 again.....

Mooch said...

Now that you've danced with the devil in the coppery moonlight can you melt rocks with touch?

brett said...

Utah--We crashed out at 6:30 to get our sleep. You think I'm 21?!?!

Mooch--no, but I did shoot Bruce Wayne's parents. Good for years of therapy.

Howard said...

How many people were riding mountain bikes under the Solstice Lunar Eclipse? Maybe just two. You Weisers are so hard core, right on!

brett said...

There were four--there's a ride report on our blog.