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    And than there is this... how do you get at your location... too many toys, only one Moped...
    Cars are not a option, can't use them in a 700 year old city centre, nor in nature reserves etc...plenty bike paths every where of course... bags???
    So I got a cart.. Now I can transport a ten cm telescope, plus mount, tripod, box with extra oculars I never use, stool, info cards I stick to the legs ( Velkro I love you ) Camera Binocular, laser pointer.. Ended up with too many spare parts, extra lenses etc... Have to find the right balance

    So how many of you use a bike or a Moped too? I'm sure people who live in an old city like me will...
    Gets you everywhere, no parking problems, no traffic jams, bike paths are separated from car lanes here.. I know it is the same in Denmark and parts of North Germany...drove through these parts...Belgium....don't get me started... it was like Back to the Future...or better the 1950s..

    England must have a lot of old cities with small roads and great parks too..

    Who else uses a cart?


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    these didn't fit..


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    A good idea Wim
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    Hi Wim! Nice cart!

    While I don't have too far to move my gear, I do utilize a collapsible wagon to transport my gear from the house to my backyard observing spot, or from my car to my observing spot at a dark site.

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    My dark spot is up and around the mountain behind my house, about a 2 km walk with a 50 meter change in elevation. Until recently I walked up to my spot carrying my kit (6 inch SCT, SkyWatcher AZ goto mount, eyepieces, DSLR, chair, battery packs, a small table, water, etc.). Most every thing fit into a back pack or strapped to its exterior, The chair I carried in one hand and for a while a jump start battery in the other, I found NiMH batteries were much lighter and more compact. Time catches up with all of us and I am into my 70s. Now, I load my kit in a car and drive up.
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    No mountains here Netherlands.. One big swamp
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    That's pretty cool. I wish I could do something like that but here in the US your risking your life on one of those scooters!
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    I love it.....the whole idea of it.....I can only dream of such a solution here in the US....My daily drive average around the city is 80-120miles,<128-200km daily> and sometimes MUCH more. ...traveling on a scooter or moped would save in so many ways and I LOVE the wagon, though it would likely be a death wish....

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    I've seen lot of wood in the trash here in my city so I decided to recycle and make a wooden box and place my scope, mount and some accesories there. I drill some holes in the box base and set long screws so I can attach the box to my little motorcycle. When I am on my binoculars only I just pack all the stuff in a bagpack and run my bycicle 20 mins outside the city.

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    I tried to fit my 10" dob into the saddle bags on my wide glide but no luck
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