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Cycle South 2020 / La segunda parte (stir crazy in Joinville Brazil during Covid-19 spread)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. roadcapDen

    roadcapDen Ass, Grass or Gas, no free rides.

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    Good interview Dan!
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  2. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    :gerg
  3. MAMOB

    MAMOB n00b

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    Hey Dan. Long-time lurker here. I have read through your adventures from the start and I have been looking forward to your stories at least weekly. I am thinking about you and your plight down in Brazil, but I have to agree with your instincts. The US is a Shit. Show. I work in healthcare and I can honestly say this is not the place to be. We don't have enough 'personal protective equipment' to treat our patients safely for long. Also, there was little to no concerted effort by the central government to address the spread of the virus. Individual states have been going it alone for now and I'm afraid that hasn't been enough. The confirmed cases you see on the various websites are ridiculously low, because we aren't testing very many people. I would send 'thoughts and prayers', but those don't work. What I will send is good vibes. I know uncertainty is no fun, but where you are is better than here. By far. Peace
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  4. Tripletreat

    Tripletreat Long timer

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    Sad comment, but apparently spot on advice. I watched an interview with the top banana of FEMA this morning. It was hard to suppress my rage. It's shocking that a country as wealthy as the U.S. has been caught with it's figurative pants down. Worse yet, many of the key players are either still in denial about how serious this is or are playing politics. It brings to mind the old saw about fiddling as Rome burns.
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  5. inroads

    inroads Go West old man

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    ^^^^ Good vibes ?? Whatever.
    You ain't gotta prayer w/out prayer....
  6. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Actually, “good vibes “ is perfect and well appreciated. Thank you!
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  7. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    I won’t allow this to be turned into a religious discussion ok? You want to tell me that you said a prayer for me? Fine. Great! Thanks.
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  8. inroads

    inroads Go West old man

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    Praying for you Dan.
    Glad you understand prayers work.
    Carry on with the adventure.
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  9. taosgsr

    taosgsr Been here awhile Supporter

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    I suppose you are a medical professional?
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  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    :fpalm
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  11. Lesharoturbo

    Lesharoturbo Nerdly Adventurer

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    Sorry sir!

    It seems some can't help crapping in a thread.

    I hope your are doing well. MAMOB says what my wife and I had already suspected. Hunker down, keep well fed and full of your favorite beverage, and ride this bugger out. It will blow over, you just need to be alive when it does.

    My thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with you asking with the hope you make it out of this OK.

    Ride on!
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  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    From a memory card that's been missing a while and I thought was lost. These would be in Peru, quite a few months ago

    DSCN4170.JPG DSCN4179.JPG DSCN4181.JPG DSCN4183.JPG DSCN4188.JPG DSCN4189.JPG DSCN4190.JPG
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  13. codebot

    codebot Long time lurker, n00b poster

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  14. mercurydog47

    mercurydog47 Adventurer

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    I was supposed to be in Peru on a motorcycle tour starting April 11th in Arequipa but that has been canceled, along with almost everything else. Just sitting here at home and going out to look at the bike (see avatar) in the garage once in a while but I have been intimidated and I don't want to ride because somebody told me that if I crashed, the health care system would be strained to take care of me, which made sense. So, here I sit. At least I am not struggling to get somewhere. Try to keep your sanity intact, hope your haven in Brazil continues to work out for you.
  15. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Well, After repeated attempts to register with the STEP Program as instructed by the US Embassy in Brazil failed with a crashed page, I was finally able to register last night.
    So now they know I’m here (they don’t have an actual address yet just the city and situation) and how to contact me.
    Finding a place to store Sunny isn’t possible as all non-essential road travel is banned. Flights showing out of Brazil won’t allow online purchase for me anyways (have tried several) so it does look like staying sheltered in place here is the only logical option currently.

    For now I eat, sleep, watch movies and repeat.
    Watching my President’s daily briefings is painful. And depressing. Food stores are open. It could be worse.

    I’m thinking of doing a live video soon (maybe Tomorrow) on my FB page if anyone’s got questions I could answer.
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  16. td63

    td63 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Just remember it's reality TV and it becomes a whole lot easier.

    Good luck and remember it's just as crazy up here.
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  17. jaratr

    jaratr Without a ride

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    Really? Weird, I've had it that way every time. Bars and Brazilian restaurants alike. All have been in the USA. Maybe had 10 or 12 in my life. Another that has egg whites is the Pisco Sour I think, but I had a lot of other beverages the time I tried a Pisco.
    Dan needs to try them all, he's got the time. We need a report on them all dear sir.
  18. jaratr

    jaratr Without a ride

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    Dan, those missing shots are awesome. I can't believe those colors. Thank you!
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  19. Champe

    Champe Been here awhile

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    I have some questions.

    1. How are you eating ? Do you get food cooked for you ? What do you get from the market ? Can you put together real meals or are you just getting snack food ? Do you eat with other people or is it just you and Olaf ?

    2. Can you get out and walk ? Vitamin D3 is vital to building natural immunity and it comes from the sun, so being outside is very helpful.

    The CDC has recommended that anyone over 60 not go out anymore. We are supposed to have someone younger shop for us. My favorite supermarket has new hours for seniors : 5:30 AM to 7 AM Tues, Wed, & Thurs. Regular hours are now 7AM to 6PM.

    My trials club is still riding (rode yesterday) , but we have new rules. No handshakes - stay at least 6 ft apart. Turnout is very low.
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  20. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried

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    Thanks for hanging in there with me folks. It's somehow reassuring knowing you guys (and gals) are out there following along
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