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Is it safe to ride with the Coronavirus going around?

Old 03-09-20, 11:53 AM
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I would think riding solo is pretty safe.
Plus being fit helps your immune system.
Group rides might be questionable if there is a lot of snot-rocketing from riders EW!

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Old 03-09-20, 12:31 PM
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Shared Plumbing

Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
The fewer people you interact with, the fewer surfaces you touch that other people touch, the less air you breathe that other people exhale, the safer you are.

Also avoid shared plumbing. Seriously.
I'll have to share this plumbing suggestion with my better half.
Maybe it's just me, but I found this quote hilarious.
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Old 03-09-20, 12:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Artmo View Post
And by gunshots! About 100 per day and no panic with that!
According to Google, 1.25 million people die from road fatalities every year worldwide. That's just over 3400 each day and nobody of any age group or health is immune. There are no precautions. People have been killed by drivers smashing into their houses.

How many has coronavirus claimed so far?
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Old 03-09-20, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by zjrog View Post
Common cold, flu, people can die from those. Even if they don't kill you, they can kill others. The human condition is nothing but risk. Mitigate the risk as much as you can, yet risk will always be there looking for that one little crack in your armor, or armor of others.

Me, I'm glad I work in the desert, away from vast numbers of other humans. And my smallish town is way too close to a much larger city. A city I have need to visit but once a week. But, I have to, and have to interact with other humans... Ugh. Other humans.
I agree 100%. I would also add that when someone has led an exercise-free life laden with poor nutrition and they end up in a nursing home after umpteen surgeries and multiple drugs as apparently a large portion of North America does, something usually kills them in their rotten state. Call the illness whatever you want and essentially that's what Dr's and health care persons do. It gets listed in statistics as a flu. There is no lab test. So any number of real reasons gets lumped in as a flu. That means there are no where near the # of actual flu deaths. Also Dr's often give morhine to kill off patients in the final part of their life, to speed up the process. NEXT!
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Old 03-09-20, 01:11 PM
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Dr. J went to U. Mass Amherst.
He did! And he came back to graduate after he retired from the NBA.
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Old 03-09-20, 01:52 PM
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Really? If you're healthy enough to ride, Coronavirus is of little risk to you. Being out in the open on a solo ride provides no risk of infection and getting sunlight produces vitamin D, which in some studies makes you less susceptible to effects of pneumonia. Ride on.
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Old 03-09-20, 02:19 PM
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I imagine that you are more at risk of getting hit by a car than you are of catching any virus... my 2 cents...
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Old 03-09-20, 02:20 PM
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I think its safe unless someone spits, sneezes, or coughs on you. A good resting ***** face should help too.
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Old 03-09-20, 03:05 PM
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This sort of nonsense is the reason I do not bother with this forum very often. In case you don't know what nonsense I am referring to it's AdkMtnMonster's total BS response to a real honest question.
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Old 03-09-20, 03:17 PM
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I went out for a ride this morning. Got some cash from the credit union, dropped off library book, made a nice loop and then sat in the park to write this message. Getting warmer, maybe 55F. In this beautiful morning Iím not worried about this virus thing.
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Old 03-09-20, 03:22 PM
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CNN is reporting everyone is already dead , soooo I’m not sure who is posting here ?
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Old 03-09-20, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
best response ever.
The sky is falling!! The sky is faling!!
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Old 03-09-20, 03:58 PM
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H1N1 aka Swine flu in 2009 killed 12000 US citizens and infected more than 68 million in the US
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Old 03-09-20, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by relrrt View Post
H1N1 aka Swine flu in 2009 killed 12000 US citizens and infected more than 68 million in the US
And 19,000 have died of the FLU this season alone, 280,000 hospitalized. Just from the common flu. Perspective.
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Old 03-09-20, 04:54 PM
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If you don't know what he's saying, I'd be far more worried about that then the virus. Seriously.
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Old 03-09-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by DreamRider85 View Post
I donít even know what youíre saying
You two made me laugh 😂 And thatís what we all need.
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Old 03-09-20, 05:58 PM
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It too early to give advices or make prediction about coronavirus... We are still learning new sides of COVID-19 every day...
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Old 03-09-20, 06:03 PM
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Corona-virus notwithstanding, I think riding is as safe - or unsafe, as usual.

In other words, the virus is not nearly so worrisome to me as the distracted texters and others reading the news about it as they whiz past me on the road.
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Old 03-09-20, 06:42 PM
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Seriously? You're riding a bike not sitting on a jet.
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Old 03-09-20, 06:47 PM
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Seriously?
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Old 03-10-20, 12:29 AM
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Riding and coronavirus are like " get wetter if you run through rain?".

Old question: "do you stay drier if you run fast through the rain?" Is similar to: does a bicyelist encounter more or less coronavirus from going fast through x number of people?
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Old 03-10-20, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by BookFinder View Post
Corona-virus notwithstanding, I think riding is as safe - or unsafe, as usual.

In other words, the virus is not nearly so worrisome to me as the distracted texters and others reading the news about it as they whiz past me on the road.

Agreed that actually riding by yourself is highly unlikely to result in exposure, but it's a question of group events and pit stops where this question becomes a bit more difficult.
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Old 03-10-20, 07:41 AM
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You should be fine.
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Old 03-10-20, 11:19 AM
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My challenge yesterday was feeling the need to brush away the bugs that kept getting in my eyes using the back of my gloves... the same back of my gloves I use on things like door levers...

In the last miles one got embedded enough to disturb that inevitable mix of dried sweat and face gunk and it was a blinky experience to the end.

Might just have to start riding with goggles, actually had some with me but never pulled them out.
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Old 03-10-20, 12:54 PM
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Don't risk! Don't go out! Do it for your health and the health of other people too, stay home for some time!
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