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Old 03-19-20, 01:38 PM
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Hey, I might actually get back to work on my bamboo frame. It's only been three years.
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Old 03-20-20, 06:31 PM
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I'm back in college, and classes went online. Not too bad for me, but I'm conversing with others at the college in a facebook group. They're going crazy being back with their parents who aren't leaving them alone.

My wife and I moved from the city to our weekend house in the country. It's beautiful here, and it's safer from infection than the city. My daughter and her wife are coming to stay with us, but to be safe, we are going to keep a distance for the first two weeks. I'm sad because I want to hug them so badly.

The riding here is excellent, but it takes discipline to get out on the bike, as squirtdad mentioned. I should make a new daily routine for myself.
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Old 03-20-20, 08:08 PM
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No chance of me WFH or telecommuting since I am a surgical nurse. Now would be a great time for me to experiment with biking to work since there are hardly any cars on the road but I'm afraid that after a long shift I'll be too exhausted to ride home. But riding on my days off have been a great stress reliever.
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Old 03-21-20, 05:40 AM
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^Try it.^

Bicycles are my preferred method of transportation, because the "masses" in Shanghai are currently running around like escaped prisoners.

Mass transit seems like a bad idea at the moment, and I don't miss the stress of driving.



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Old 03-21-20, 04:15 PM
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still going to work.

I rode to work all 5 days last week. I loved it and it was great to burn off my stress since a coworker was out because she was stressed out. I got 149 miles and some sanity back after covering 2 desks for a week.
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Old 03-22-20, 08:02 AM
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It's hit me hard since I always relied on the commute for my riding routine. Years without missing a day because I didn't think about it, just normal unremarkable going to work. Now I can't seem to slice out an hour or two for the bike and wind up with a quick run instead, purely for fitness 😞
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Old 03-22-20, 10:10 AM
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In case you're interested, here are the NYS stay-at-home rules.
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Old 03-23-20, 07:54 AM
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Seventh consecutive day of telework for me (9th if you consider that I worked a bit both Saturday and Sunday). We're settling into a routine. I've been trying to take a ride every other day just for sanity's sake. Alternating bikes for each ride has made it interesting. I rode the PXN-10LE yesterday, and must admit that it rides pretty nicely, especially in climbs and cornering.
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One of my professors gives us deadlines of Sunday at 11pm for assignments. It make my Sunday a work day instead of a rest day. I worked all day and failed to finish the assignment. desperation! And now he gave us an extension, which is nice, truly, but gee, couldn't he have done it sooner? I could have taken a ride yesterday. And I can't take a ride, as it's snowing!
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Old 03-23-20, 11:47 AM
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WFH, so lunch today will be ride bike for legal errands (pharmacy, coffee beans, takeout food)
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It looks like I'll be getting a longer bike commuting break than I was hoping for.

I got laid off today

It's a pretty scary feeling to no longer have a job and know that a crippling recession is likely headed our way.
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Wow...so sorry that has happened. Scary time for sure. Hoping it's temporary.
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Old 03-24-20, 12:24 AM
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Steely Dan Sorry man. I think we can expect a lot more of that coming
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Was told to work from home, but still have to visit construction sites....three blocks from the office, which is 80 blocks from home. So I go in to the office.

The difference is that now I ride my own bikes instead of Citibike, and bring it into the office, which is just me. I also come in whenever I want, and leave whenever I want (within reason)

One one hand, I'm very glad to be able to pay bills without having to worry about what this out-of-touch government will do. On the other hand, I live and work in Manhattan, where everybody is potentially a carrier (or so we are told). I'm not too sure I want to be out as much as I am.
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Steely Dan sorry to hear that.
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I am in my 3rd week now with only a few commutes and no income at all. The first being spring break happening at the local college which was expected and the past 2 after the governor shut down all non essential business which included mine. I don’t know if I will get it but signed up for unemployment today, no easy task, took hours. I still ride a bike every day just not nearly as many as my 39 mile commute. I hope they lift the band soon, living in limbo with no income is not anything like a vacation.
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I'm off for Cancer. It will be four months since I rode every day. No,I didn't go crazy. yet, Thank God for Amazon. They have everything I need for baking or whatever. The point is, find something else to do. Baking, walking or whatever. Get out of the house ever now and then. This will be over someday and you have to get your mind wrapped around this thing. Otherwise you will go crazy.
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