What are your positives from the current situation?

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by ahebron, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. ahebron

    ahebron Been here awhile

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    Lets here what is a positive for you with all the doom and gloom happening around us.

    Mine is finally being able to get my Triumph Vitesse 6 finished after 37 years without someone else demanding my time or carparts.
    Luckily 37 years gives you time to acquire most of the bits including a fortnight ago when an order ex Uk arrived. I had just started a 12 week job so had money coming in:jack:jack:rofl:rofl
    I've got another one a few miles away if I get this one done, I really hope that doesnt happen!

    Adrian
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  2. ahebron

    ahebron Been here awhile

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    Damn should be your instaed of you cant edit the title!
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  3. bigkuri

    bigkuri Long timer Supporter

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    Lots of doom and gloom alright, but at least NZ Govt is standing up and doing the right thing; I was worried we would go the same way as Italy.

    I pick up my $500 1980 Z750 tomorrow. It has not been started in 15 years, but only has 15,000km on the clock. That'll be a good COVID-Project, even though I won't be able to buy parts 4 weeks is certainly long enough to get everything stripped, cleaned, and the rust halted!

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  4. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    Me? I've got 2 saws with sharp chains, a couple of acres of pines, about 70 litres of petrol in the shed and plenty of engine and bar oil.

    Have a guess :lol3
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  5. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Damn, I may have to clean the bikes...
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  6. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    So any reason you cant go for a ride?

    As long as you are solo?
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  7. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    From the website: https://covid19.govt.nz/government-actions/covid-19-alert-system/

    Public transport and travel
    Travel in New Zealand will change. We are asking everyone to limit their movement around the country to help us contain COVID-19.

    Public transport will only be available for those working in essential services, for medical reasons, and to get to the supermarket.

    Ferry services, road and rail will still be available for the transport of essential goods.

    Driving in private vehicles is allowed.

    Private Vehicles and active travel
    Using private vehicles for transport is allowed. Where possible, practice physical distancing.

    Personal walks and other active travel is fine, provided you follow the two metre physical distancing requirement at all times.




    Who knows if this might have to change...
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  8. eri

    eri Been here awhile

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    Am currently stuck in South island having been turned away for 2 days running from mainly empty ferries

    Tomorrow we should get the evening crossing to Wellington....somehow I don't think getting off the ferry at 10pm and riding a heavily loaded adventure bike 2 up non-stop to Aucks over the volcanic plateau at 2am and 5C is very safe...

    But if we don't, we risk being stopped by the army at Bombay for breaking curfew and being grilled for not having our Auckland resident permits and travel papers in order

    Maybe they'll let us on the 2pm sailing tomorrow, all they can do is say no, and they certainly know how to do that
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  9. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    The Mother in Law is staying at her place to self isolate.
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  10. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    I have time and space to get on with this.
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    I made a big list of things i can do. If i get all of them done in 4 weeks im gonna be chuffed. Thats pretty positive
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  11. oldbeer

    oldbeer Grandadventurer

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    Also...seeing a government ( and opposition) doing a great job and seeing and hearing everyone looking out for each other is positive. NZ rocks. Would not want to live anywhere else
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  12. eri

    eri Been here awhile

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    When we do finally cross the ditch and get home will have PLENTY of time to edit + post the pics from the big camera
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  13. Muzz67

    Muzz67 Unadventurous

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    Jeez, you good bastards make it hard to be grumpy with the situation.......
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  14. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    the opportunity to increase my physical exercise - using my mountain bike on the excellent shared pathways here in Kapiti - I've come in from a leisurely 15km ride - lots of cyclists, walkers with and without dogs all exercising awareness of 'social distancing' - go well folks
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  15. glitch_oz

    glitch_oz Long timer

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    Even from a distance it's uplifting to see there is still a place left on the globe with actual LEADERS (real folks that command real respect... instead of the puff-bags and baboons elsewhere).
    You've got yourselves a gem there...and she's getting more admirable with each new crises she's facing.
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  16. Husky360C

    Husky360C Been here awhile

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    The world will soon be less crowded.

    And I like that.
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  17. wairau

    wairau get in behind!

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    :scratch
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  18. Takataka

    Takataka Been here awhile

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    It's probably not uncommon for us to swing around a bit as we try to make sense of this. Dunno..

    Might get to ride my trials bike in the forest up the back a bit, or is that classed as non essential travel?
    Will just ride stuff that's pretty safe though I reckon..
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  19. EVLED

    EVLED Bike riding nutter!

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    Shorter commute starts tomorrow...

    Dog will probably enjoy a few more walkies
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  20. Mc107

    Mc107 Underwear sniffer

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    I'm the only person in our Wellington branch who can repair our equipment and as most our customers are considered essential I've become quite popular
    Pay rise after all this is definitely on the cards
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