Owner Name: Gary Parkerson
Surly Model: Big Dummy
The Pedaling Astronomer's Big Dummy features custom cargo cases with an integrated stand. The stand holds the Big firmly upright when in telescope-tripod mode. The seat-post assembly is easily replaced with a hardwood fixture that holds a micro telescope mount supporting a solar telescope. The Big is delivering solar views to thousands nationwide, culminating in the August 21, 2017, total eclipse of the Sun -- the first trans-US solar eclipse in our lifetimes.