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Old 05-21-20, 01:30 PM
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I don't think group rides are smart right now. Solo rides can be very rewarding, especially if you ride on roads you're not familiar with.

The stuff we've all been told about needing to stay 60 feet away from other cyclists was done without the help of virologists or doctors. It caught our attention because the graphics were cool. People smarter than me consider it nonsense. I'm not saying the virus is a hoax or anything like that, I'm saying 60 feet isn't the correct number. I'm sure it varies by a lot of things including wind.

With that out of the way, drafting is obviously a bad idea.

How bad you get this seems to have some correlation to how much virus got into you initially. Young people are coming away with permenant lung damage that will prevent spirited riding ever for the rest of their life. That's not a risk worth taking.
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