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Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5392410 04/03/20 07:56 AM
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Well, like I said before I don't want even a remote chance of having to go to a hospital in a state of trauma or even any lesser reason right now. You catch a disease while you're all busted up from an accident and you're dead in 10 days or less. Body can only handle one trauma at a time.

I also think people refusing to abide public health orders risk being viewed as selfish, and should reconsider the common good as out weighing personal leisure pursuits.

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: alarmguy] #5392416 04/03/20 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by alarmguy
Heck they just arrested a lone paddle border in Malibu, two police boats, because he refused to stop, that would be me if I was in CA and wanted to go in the water, I would


I think you're allowed to go outside for exercise as long as you maintain social distancing. Not much chance of passing the virus to anyone paddle boarding by yourself, except maybe the sharks. Or the cops who stop you...

Maybe they stopped him because the conditions were dangerous?

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5392454 04/03/20 08:36 AM
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Riding today, and avoiding all contact with others

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5392596 04/03/20 11:21 AM
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I am selfish, just ask my GF. I do not care what other people think. If anyone needs help I will give it. I checked on some older neighbors yesterday. Threw a deserving looking beggar a 5. When he got up obviously in pain and limping, either he needed it or was a good actor, I gave him the other 5 in my billfold. Not carrying much cash now, covid hiding ground using cc and cleaning it. Wish I had more to give him. Do not see him now.

I have to ride occasionally just to remain sane. Maybe the bicycle will do it for me.

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Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5392721 04/03/20 01:58 PM
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Not with the miserable weather here lately. It has been cold, raw, overcast, and often raining for the last few weeks.


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Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5392722 04/03/20 01:58 PM
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Riding to work some days, driving others. Great weather, low traffic & congestion, low fuel usage. It’s a winner all around.


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Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5394179 04/05/20 06:38 AM
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I just got my forks back together (leaky fork seal), new front tire, adjusted neck bearings and went for a little shakedown ride. I'm very cautious too about placing an unnecessary burden on ER staff so I'm not going to be doing much riding until this is over.


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Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5396123 04/07/20 07:28 AM
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I ride only to and from work. It is not enough but I am doing hat I am supposed to be doing. The risk is lower than normal, much less traffic.

Better than me going postal.

Rod

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5397859 04/08/20 09:41 PM
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I rode 50 miles on country back roads this morning. My wife mentioned going for a ride when she came home from work. We rode another 70 miles before dinner. She’s a keeper!

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5399289 04/10/20 12:10 PM
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Ride if you want, but don't relax too much. Less traffic is nice, but some other drivers (and riders too) will take advantage of this and be more liberal in their interpretation of traffic laws.

And stressful times means you're more likely to come across a driver who's, uh, self medicating.

Exhibit A:

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/04/7...n-crashing-spree-in-nyc-presumed-stolen/

Coronavirus is a helluva drug. LOL

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: jeff78] #5399421 04/10/20 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff78
Ride if you want, but don't relax too much. Less traffic is nice, but some other drivers (and riders too) will take advantage of this and be more liberal in their interpretation of traffic laws.


True ... I went riding yesterday and some clown in a van tried to take me out. Open up the roads and the idiots try to make even more idiotic moves with their driving.

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: ZeeOSix] #5399601 04/10/20 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
Originally Posted by jeff78
Ride if you want, but don't relax too much. Less traffic is nice, but some other drivers (and riders too) will take advantage of this and be more liberal in their interpretation of traffic laws.


True ... I went riding yesterday and some clown in a van tried to take me out. Open up the roads and the idiots try to make even more idiotic moves with their driving.


The wife and I always assume that other drivers are out to get us, and are always prepared for evasive maneuvers. Now most obviously aren't, but we're never surprised when someone does suffer from MDS (Motorcycle Derangement Syndrome).

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Originally Posted by ZeeOSix
True ... I went riding yesterday and some clown in a van tried to take me out. Open up the roads and the idiots try to make even more idiotic moves with their driving.


My biggest fear is probably coming around a turn and finding an oncoming vehicle over the double yellow.

This one wasn't even a blind turn but the rider didn't have much of a chance:

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/b...ng-wide-turn-of-californian-canyon-road/

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: jeff78] #5399753 04/10/20 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff78
My biggest fear is probably coming around a turn and finding an oncoming vehicle over the double yellow.

This one wasn't even a blind turn but the rider didn't have much of a chance:

https://www.carscoops.com/2020/02/b...ng-wide-turn-of-californian-canyon-road/


That BMW driver needs to be charged with something ... he's lucky the guy on the bike didn't die, or it would have been a vehicular homicide charge.

Re: Anyone riding? [Re: gman2304] #5417271 04/30/20 12:20 PM
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My friends and I are riding trails on federal (BLM) lands wherever we can because it's the only thing that's open. But some of these places are really far out there and often the quality of the trail riding is not worth the drive. Tomorrow (May 1) one of our favorite riding areas is opening up for day use and we know it's going to be a zoo... we didn't think it was possible to be happy and sad at the same time but here we are.


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