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View Poll Results: Are you riding more miles or fewer during the Covid 19 scare?
Lots more time, lots more miles.
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27.27%
Somewhat more miles.
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15.91%
About the same miles as before, but perhaps more solitary.
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22.73%
Somewhat fewer miles.
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18.18%
A lot fewer miles -- not risking it.
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15.91%
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Are you riding more or less during the Covid 19 outbreak?

Old 03-30-20, 06:53 AM
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Little more, but I prob would be anyway with the weather getting better. But I have definitely changed how I ride, no group rides, solo only. Yesterday I did a 115 mile ride and took my vest with a bladder so that I had plenty of food and water and didn't need to stop anywhere. Normally on a ride like that I would make some water/store stops.
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Old 03-30-20, 08:59 AM
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Fewer miles, but still a reasonable amount. I do like solitary miles, but I'm more able to push my limits with group rides - both distance and speed. Riding solo, I can do long endurance rides, but I don't tend to push myself. Less speed work, less high HR, plenty of base miles.

Right now I can do a century without having to stop at gas station for H2O, but when it gets warmer, that's going to be a problem. Even with a hydration pack, maybe.
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Old 03-30-20, 09:16 AM
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Same overall training volume, but I've sub'd in about 40% run volume now. No racing, no need to over do it, no reason I can't be more balanced and flexible.
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Old 03-30-20, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by MinnMan View Post
without having to stop at gas station for H2O, but when it gets warmer, that's going to be a problem.
yeah yesterday I rode past a favorite cafe I used to stop in for Apple juice & restroom. Didn’t read the sign on the door but it was dark inside
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Old 04-04-20, 11:35 AM
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After 25 yrs of bike commuting finally getting the chance to do more miles. Stuck down in orange county ca b/c in laws help with childcare. Fixed up the olde caad 5 and working up to a century before back to sf. The road bike scene here is something else.
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Old 04-04-20, 06:32 PM
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Lots more. went from Pulling a regular 10-12 hours OT a week to nothing. Volunteer furlough. I run on one functioning lung. Asthma on top of that (pretty much dormant except during early spring/fall when pollen gets up). So, I've been isolating by riding the country roads and dead ends in my area.
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Old 04-04-20, 06:54 PM
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Much much less, but not at all because of the risk - so I didn't vote. There is little risk out there on the roads and there are far fewer other vehicles and nicer air. It is just that I don't have work to ride to which was 120mi a week and all weekend group rides are cancelled which was another 50-100 miles. I just don't have the motivation to ride unless a purpose like getting to work or with the excitement of chasing and being chased by others, but I am using the extra weekend time to hike with family more. So down on average from 180mi/wk to about 50mi. I did pick it up a bit last week with fake commutes to work.
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Old 04-04-20, 10:02 PM
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Almost everyday! It's the only thing keeping me (mostly) sane! 😁
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Crazy times we are living in
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Old 04-05-20, 02:48 AM
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So far ... about the same.
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Old 04-05-20, 06:13 AM
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I don't drive so what ive been doing is challenging myself and other solo riders to take routes they've never taken and that have the least amount of people visible. Ive added about 2 miles of back roads detours and slowed up how fast im going and cruise more now than ever. I dont even wanna do group rides lol we cant be trusted to stay quarantined so...
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Old 04-05-20, 06:40 AM
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More, but mainly because my car has been taken off the road as an experiment to see if I can live without it. Avoiding the cycle paths more and more as they are shared with walkers. Use the bike for all my errands. But it's mostly city riding which is getting a bit boring. It would be nice to be able to take the bike somewhere else and do a ride, but we're not really supposed to.

Learning to fix my own mechanical issues as all the LBS I trust are shut for now which is quite satisfying so I'll probably be able to re-build my bike after corona times.
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Old 04-05-20, 06:45 AM
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I was a cross trainer with regular gym workouts and tennis (mostly table). Now with everything pretty much shutdown, I just ride and its mostly every day, unless its a total rain out day. I even have roller setup and some indoor weights for days confined to the house. Bottom line is much more riding.
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Old 04-05-20, 07:05 AM
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Started to put a bike together with the extra time I have. Hoping I can get out and enjoy the good weather on it soon. Will be going out on routes that are far and away from other people.
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Old 04-05-20, 08:59 AM
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Lost my commute to closures, but get out when possible. So, somewhat less....
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Old 04-05-20, 09:53 AM
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A lot less miles. Nowhere to go. Gym is closed. Martial Arts class closed. Coffee shops closed. No more Friday lunches with friends. Just ride around the block a few times until I get bored by the lack of change of scenery.
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Old 04-05-20, 12:59 PM
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Riding about the same but some route changes. Used to ride a mup on less used off hours but after 1st ride after "stay in place" so many people using it it's not even a consideration now. My other route is through the foothills on a beautiful little traveled road, more walkers but still very few, still doable with plenty of space, same or a little more bike riders around but still ok as well, I give both a lot of distance. I have another route to take place of the mup, more cars but no walkers, lots of space.
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Old 04-05-20, 08:28 PM
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Less. I've actually started walking more. I think it's due to me having more time for long walks.
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Old 04-06-20, 09:44 AM
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Since I ride a spin bike at the gym, which have been closed, I'm completely grounded.
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Old 04-09-20, 01:48 PM
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I'm riding the same. But since I ride mostly alone anyways, my real choice above isn't listed.
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Old 04-09-20, 01:59 PM
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I ride in a rural area where I rarely see another biker. The rides are good to get away from the house and not feel so confined. More miles than usual .
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Old 04-09-20, 02:22 PM
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I'm riding a few more days per week now, but that's mostly due to getting a new bike (Cervelo R5) last month. I was previously riding a vintage 80's custom steel frame bike (Campy SR) where the smallest cog in the rear was 23 teeth. The new bike has a wider range of gearing so I'm no longer sore after riding on consecutive days.
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Old 04-09-20, 02:26 PM
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Covid-19 had no bearing. I'm getting out more because of our earlier and milder weather this late winter/early spring around here.
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Was riding the same but just saw that the local hospital has rented a refrigerated shipping container to use as a temporary morgue and heard that the hospital is maxed out on coronavirus patients. So even though I am still permitted to ride for excercise, I'm shutting it down. I'll get my heart rate going with running and get my two-wheeled fix riding the one mile to town for errands, but that's it.

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Old 04-10-20, 08:25 PM
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Was riding the same but just saw that the local hospital has rented a refrigerated shipping container to use as a temporary morgue and heard that the hospital is maxed out on coronavirus patients. So even though I am still permitted to ride for excercise, I'm shutting it down. I'll get my heart rate going with running and get my two-wheeled fix riding the one mile to town for errands, but that's it.

https://youtu.be/l_8HBRSHOco
Last week I thought it was a good idea to get out and exercise. After seeing the results of this week and the eye opening studies of how the virus is carried by air currents when people are moving, either cycling or walking or whatever, I think one of the greatest dangers is to be out cycling or running on a path, and a road is probably just as risky. Stay home, stay inside, don't go out.
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