One of the reasons I bought a bike was to earn a little freedom from the city. I'm also really into astronomy, which is a bit rough when you live in the innermost bit of Sydney since all I can see is an orange haze at night! I was wondering if somehow I could combine the two... I was wondering if anyone here had the same combination of interests. I'm looking for camping spots that are accessible by bike and have dark skies but are still as close to Sydney as possible. Dark sky map here. At first I'll be doing visual obs only - looking through binoculars and cameras. However, does anyone know if it's possible to transport a telescope by bike (and not have it ruin the calibration!)?