CANT STAND IT ANYMORE

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Lizzard323, Apr 29, 2020.

  1. Lizzard323

    Lizzard323 Solo rider. Lover of solitude and corn meal.

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    I am heading out from Florida on May 3rd for a month. Headed west, maybe north. I am trapped at home by overzealous government officials. Things are opening up. No restrictions on state line crossings.

    Gonna camp, wild or campgrounds. Anyone got ideas?

    Screw this stay at home stuff...

    KLR650 and maybe a Yorkie (experienced rider).
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  2. Parcero

    Parcero Mundial Supporter

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    Do it!

    I have been riding almost daily during the week and getting out on some really nice longer rides on weekends, although not with my Yorkie. There are ton of people out and about who are not living in fear.
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  3. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I totally agree. Besides people and the media want you to lock yourself up from the light of day. I say go for it
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  4. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    And if you start a thread you probably get some that would like to join you if you care for that
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  5. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad Been here awhile

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    I’ve been getting out and about on a regular basis. Went for a ride yesterday. I saw several others on two wheels that looked like they were just doing the same thing as me (nice/relaxing local ride).

    I just stay away from people and if I’m stopping for groceries...I wear a mask.

    You’re not going to hurt anyone by riding around on two wheels. Take the dog and go for a spin.
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  6. BUZZARD II

    BUZZARD II Old Geezer

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    If by north you mean Virginia you should bypass it. Camp grounds, picnic tables and all of Skyline Drive are closed.

    To the west I understand BLM land is open. Getting there is the problem. Good luck, I hope you have a great time.
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  7. Bradsride

    Bradsride Adventure Bound

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    Lots of great roads in N GA that are open to ride. I'm going to do the TWAT in mid may with a friend from Chicago.
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  8. DaveNBPT

    DaveNBPT 2017 R1200RT

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    Enjoy your ride! I had carved out the fist couple of weeks in June to head west, but still on the fence. Not sure what'll be open- campgrounds, motels, etc. Also, not sure how welcoming some folks will be, given I'm from Massachusetts! :-)
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  9. AwDang

    AwDang Enabler

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    not the total picture of VA.
    The Nat Forrests are open for dispersed camping. Plenty of small restaurants / inns open. So many more great roads than Skyline and BRP.
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  10. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Post up a ride report. Couple of us here are planning a west coast run in mid June. Virus be damned.
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  11. orforester

    orforester Been here awhile

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    In Oregon all State campgrounds closed, all Nat Forest and BLM campgrounds closed. Dispersed camping ok.
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  12. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    In "MY" NF the trails are open but not possible to park so figure that out and you can camp. Food wise may be only take out or grocery.
    Who goes to FL in May? Why? Inns open? Small restaurants open?
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  13. rokytnji

    rokytnji Been here awhile

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    Had a buddy stop by feeling the same way yesterday.

    We are going riding later this weekend.

    Rural Tx and New Mexico is bit freer on this issue than some.
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  14. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    FABFBD2F-4582-4173-B2BE-6F662ADB57BF.jpeg I’ve taken several trips this last 2 months. They were great, no traffic from Houston to Shenandoah national park. It was TWD in Arkansas. I’m leaving again in 12 days. North New Mexico probably, but who knows. Best time to travel in my opinion.
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  15. Metalcarver

    Metalcarver Geezer Berserker Supporter

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    Yes! Spread that virus around. Fuck the geezers, they deserve to die. That's why they call it the "booomer remover"
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  16. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Hey geezer, this geezers asking- where's the virus in that picture above? :rofl

    The tough part of rural escape style of travel right now, as seen above by texas123 is where to camp, not so much for general covid safety- if you've got any sense? The various types of CG's are such a mixed bag of whats open to pitch a tent that stealth camping seems the only dependable choice and that means swabbing yerself to not stink since much lodgings also closed.

    Not to make light of this time but nearly 100% of the covid related deaths are those with multiple chronic illnesses.
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  17. yokesman

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    You need to check the state regs, here in Idaho -north. they were getting out of state locked down visitors. So this week anyone with an out of state plate is expected to self quarantine 14 days, or leave.
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  18. texas123

    texas123 Been here awhile

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    Well, to spread a virus, first you have to have the virus.
    • My contact with the trees, mountains and fresh air was relatively safe I think.
    • I was on a motorcycle, wearing a helmet (I'm guessing it's more of a barrier than a paper mask?)
    • making contact with fewer than 1 person per day on average (if you can do better, that's awesome)
    • spending money to help out the small business owners throughout Tennessee, Virginia and N.C. (by the way, I didn't qualify for a stimulus check, so this was my earned income, not a government handout)
    But I really do admire people like you who are willing to stay in their homes for several months without leaving, except of course for essential items like groceries, medical...But the first time you leave your home for non-essential items, you'd be just as horrible a person as I am.
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    Hueyflyer61 Adventurer

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  20. Hueyflyer61

    Hueyflyer61 Adventurer

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    Social Distancing at it's finest!!! IMG_20180809_082233722_HDR.jpg
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