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Big Dummy

The Pedaling Astronomer’s Surly Big Delivering the Sun

Owner Name: Gary Parkerson

Location: Louisiana

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.