roadkill bill wrote:Under the favorites category, "Places to Bike," apparently the person compiling the manual thought "From the Sun to Pluto" was a silly or nonsensical answer. But s/he realized that the UW Space Place has installed signs from the Sun to Pluto along the SW and Military Ridge Trails, so it's not such a stupid answer.
The Sun is barely west of Monona Terrace. The inner planets come pretty quickly along Lake Monona, Monona Bay and the SW Path to Camp Randall. You get to Jupiter just west of Breese Terrace. Saturn is around Glenway Golf Course, and then Neptune isn't until almost Verona. I haven't been to Pluto this summer, which is somewhere around Mt Horeb.
This is getting a bit off topic, but yeah, that solar system thing is pretty cool. Saturn is actually near Odana GC, not Glenway (kind of neat to think that I used to bike-commute all the way from Saturn back before I changed jobs....)
Here's a couple of links about the project (Planet Trek Dane County):http://www.spaceplace.wisc.edu/planettrek.htmhttp://www.madison.com/wsj/home/local/454823