Riding During Covid-19

Discussion in 'Americas' started by ncj01, Apr 6, 2020.

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Will you Ride?

  1. Grip it and Rip it

    35 vote(s)
    27.3%
  2. Stay at home no matter what

    15 vote(s)
    11.7%
  3. You're an irresponsible tool

    5 vote(s)
    3.9%
  4. It depends on the conditions in your geography

    73 vote(s)
    57.0%
  1. Branchbuster

    Branchbuster Long timer

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    I figure if any law pulls me over, I just say I'm out on a toilet paper search.... He/she will understand since our entire town of 10,000 folks in SW New Mexico has been on S.I.P since May 10th and there has been no TP since March 11th. I might have to go to Arizona to find some... Legit and they know it.
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  2. Branchbuster

    Branchbuster Long timer

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    March 10th, not May.
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  3. ncj01

    ncj01 Long timer Supporter

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    Close. That’s actually 23, not 7.... lot of the roads looks similar around here tho!
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  4. kantuckid

    kantuckid Long timer

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    Every day I hear the USA "pandemic experts" saying the Chinese are not sharing covid information with the world so that makes it illogical to state that we are behind the learning curve of them? Last night Newsweek said China is censoring research information typical to share around the world among scientists.
    Korea did in fact do distancing sooner into covid exposure.
    #44
  5. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    My wife and I went of a backroad ride today.
    Packed a picnic lunch.
    Filled the tanks from the toyhauler's tank.
    Contacted no one.

    It was crowded at the picnic stop. But everyone was quiet, polite and stayed at least 6ft from us.
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    The view from our seat.
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  6. whisperquiet

    whisperquiet Motorcyclist Supporter

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  7. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Haha your pretty "well traveled", to find that.
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  8. whisperquiet

    whisperquiet Motorcyclist Supporter

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    I clipped the road names off to protect the innocent.
    #48
  9. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    Great argument for Canadian universal healthcare.. I'll stay with my US healthcare... there is such an abundance of doctors, nurses, equipment and hospital beds... right now hospitals here are empty... laying off staff

    If anyone gets injured here, nurses and docs would be happy to take care of you although they are making 25 to 30% less money...
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  10. HarveyM

    HarveyM Been here awhile

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    Thanks, but I'm not bringing this thread into CSM :)
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  11. x32792

    x32792 Cracker American

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    So I'm blowing down a two lane road in South Georgia, on a run outta Central Florida, looking for a roll of toilet paper...Now if I get hungry, will I find any Mom'nPop diners open?
    #51
  12. Timbercutter

    Timbercutter n00b

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    Several days in the Nevada mountains. Not a soul around.

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    #52
  13. Switchglide12

    Switchglide12 Long timer

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    I am riding here in New Jersey. I just do short rides every other day as long as weather helps.
    #53
  14. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    200km in Alberta yesterday, my guess is I saw over 200 motorcycles its spring here!
    #54
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  15. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    Wife and I have been cutting trails on our property in Indiana. Mostly clearing that has needed to be done anyway. Glad we have property.

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    John
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  16. travlr_45

    travlr_45 Long timer

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    Small group of guys here I ride with never really stopped riding. We did curtail the weekly breakfast meets. Lunch/snack stuff are usually brought with us from home. Pay at the pump. Little common sense goes a long way.
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  17. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    #57
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  18. Hoosier 45

    Hoosier 45 n00b

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    I think I see a mushroom next to your kick stand!
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  19. scarysharkface

    scarysharkface Faking it/Making it

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    We haven't found many this year. It's the right time, maybe, or perhaps we're too late.

    I hope you guys are doing well through all of this.

    John
    #59
  20. ATadam

    ATadam Adventurer

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    I'm planning on riding on local dirt roads and trails at minimum, but I can't bring myself to expose myself to covid19 by being careless as my fiancee's mom has RA and is immuno-suppressed, so until there is a vaccine I have to be super careful when doing anything. My plan was to motocamp along the TAT this year, I may only do a portion of it and if I do do it I will be doing supplies Appalachian Trail style (mailing them ahead of time to post offices so I barely have to interact with any human beings much less go into town beyond getting gas). On top of the likelihood of a second wave coming we're definitely in a post-covid19 world.
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