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Old 03-23-20, 05:59 PM
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don't stop/

great time to ride-mucho less vehicles to dodge on public roads.ghost towns here in S.E. michigan burbs.
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Old 03-23-20, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by PaulH View Post
I run a few errands, Basically, my mileage is down from 50 miles per week to maybe 5. I miss my commute.
I commute an hour to work at home.
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Old 03-23-20, 06:06 PM
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I've been sick for a couple of weeks, but I'm better now. I got out yesterday and I did 11 miles of trail riding.

​​​​​Thinking about an easy 24 on the road bike after work tomorrow.
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I am biking every day either on the road or on Zwift if the weather is bad. I ride alone normally unless it was an organized ride. The last one of those was 3/7/2020 in Baytown, TX. I ride my usual rides. If I see other cyclists they are well beyond 6 feet away.
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Old 03-23-20, 06:11 PM
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I live in a rural area close to Sacramento where I can find miles and miles of secluded roads traveling along rivers and orchards. I have not let this situation change my riding habits at all.
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Old 03-23-20, 06:31 PM
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I am riding daily, though it’s cold here. Will continue to ride until the cops jail me .
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Old 03-23-20, 06:32 PM
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I am riding solo. Thatís what 90% of riding is normally, so not that big of a change.

Biggest difference for me is my mountain biking. I am riding more cautiously. With things about get real bad and our hospitals and staff overwhelmed, I donít want to be the jerk taking up time and resources because of a recreational activity. It could literally cost someone their life.
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Old 03-23-20, 06:34 PM
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For more than the last week, it's been rainy or cold...or both.
So no, I havent been riding since I dont enjoy those conditions.

I have Zwifted a few times in that same time frame, so that's a form of fun related to cycling, so that's cool I guess.

Looking forward to warmer weather this week so I can get out and ride.
I ride solo and will continue that, or with my kids.
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Old 03-23-20, 07:22 PM
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I have been riding although I skipped last weekend to spend Tim with my wife and stay housebound. We took a drive along the coast here in Ventura County and it was a zoo with bikes riding with people passing one another without regard . I think I will stick to east county and riding the farm land.
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Old 03-23-20, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Cycle Tourist View Post
...In the last couple of weeks all my bikes have sold as people want to get out and the few miles around their homes is very limiting. Most of the bikes have gone to inexperienced cyclists getting out there again after years and years of dormancy.
The same happened to me. Although, not intended to be flip bikes, I had 5 to sell at the start of the year and only have 1 left. I also threw my spare parts up on eBay which have also been moving quickly. I'm using this time to clean up and get rid things.

As for riding, the city's MUP is overcrowded, where I usually only see 1-3 people, I am seeing 20+. This has led to road riding, since I don't want to get injured riding in the mountains right now. Commuting is down to 0 since I am working from home.
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Old 03-23-20, 08:38 PM
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Yes, and I'm choosing routes with plenty of turns because I want to do my part to help flatten the curve.
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Old 03-24-20, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Daniel4 View Post
With so many places closed or people working from home, you'd expect motor vehicle traffic to be low and much safer.
You'd think and it depends on where you are. Some roads are very empty and others are busy since people are out of work.
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Old 03-24-20, 06:36 AM
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141 miles Saturday and just finished up a 101 miler about 3 hours ago.

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Old 03-24-20, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by noimagination View Post
On Saturday, I may have had someone shout to me from an approaching care "Go home", but, as always, the imprecations shouted by motorists are generally unintelligible, so I can't be sure.
Was probably saying "Go harder!" You know those passenger-window broadcasters are always positive. (It was long, loud honk of encouragement .... really ....)
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Old 03-24-20, 06:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bpcyclist View Post
Stay at home order issued this morning, but cycling alone is allowed. I am worried, though, that our police officers may not actually read the actual order itself and may try to pull some of us over. The fine is $1250 and a posssible 30 days in jail. Would hate to have to sort out a poice officer's mistake from the jail...
Copy the law and have it printed, in your jersey pocket. Then, after handing it over .... start coughing.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by friday1970 View Post
Yep. I ride alone, so social distancing is just part of my rides anyways.
I'd even say that for me that often is not just a part of my ride, but the goal of the ride.

Commuting as always, and yes, the streets are much emptier than usual, although that goes more for pedestrians/public transit users, not so much for cars. The weather has been getting nice here over the last few days, so I intend to finish my work today a bit earlier than usual and have a couple hours of daylight after-work ride. Solo of course, and mostly through empty areas.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:35 AM
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I'm a solo rider, so business as usual. Did 50 yesterday and saw one person riding my direction. I'm 55 y.o. and I ain't cowering inside over this. Plus I work in healthcare, so my risk is elsewhere.
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Old 03-24-20, 07:47 AM
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I'm still doing solo rides, but I have decided to stick to my "safe routes" - I'm buying into the goal of making sure uninfected people don't burden the healthcare system. I have the indoor trainer and Zwift, can kinda pretend we are in a long blizzard...

Back in 2013 I had surgery to repair a total tear of my rotator cuff and after 6 weeks the surgeon still said no outdoor biking. When I protested that, he said something that stuck with me and I've been replaying this line in my head a lot lately. He said "The next few months are the only time your shoulder can heal. You can ride your bike and kayak all the months after that."
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Old 03-24-20, 08:32 AM
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still riding
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Old 03-24-20, 09:10 AM
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I too am a usually a solo rider. I am in the snow belt and hate riding in the cold. So as any day that is warm enough for me, I will be out on the bike trails and back streets. If you are out riding alone in the fresh air and sunshine the probability of catching anything must be almost nil.
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Old 03-24-20, 10:29 AM
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The advantage of riding one's own bike as opposed to shared bike is apparent in the pandemic.
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Old 03-24-20, 10:40 AM
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Short answer: yes, I will be.

Fortunately we're seeing a reasonably early spring here; it's warming up a little, and our extensive MUP system will be clear of snow/ice, so I'll be getting out. Probably tomorrow.This is particularly the case now that I must work from home (as at midnight tonight).

Social distancing is not an issue. I've always ridden solo, and will stay away from others. In fact, now that I think of it 'social distancing' has always been part of the point of cycling, for me, so nothing new there.
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Old 03-24-20, 12:49 PM
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Yes. As per the other thread. Less cars on the roads, cleaner city air, slightly safer. As long as I show no symptoms and am not actively and knowing infecting other people then I'll keep riding.
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Old 03-24-20, 01:09 PM
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We just had a lockdown mandate. In the document, it specifically states it is ok to get out and walk, hike, run and bike, just not in groups. I consider that an order, so ride and run I will do!
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Old 03-24-20, 01:17 PM
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I rode to the grocery store today. It was business as usual it seemed both on the road and in the store. I wore my respirator inside the store. I wasn't about to take any chances with someone being a carrier of that virus.

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