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Thread: Covid-19 Sanatarium: Group Bike Rides

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    This virus is different in that the incubation period is 5-14 days -- i.e. a person could have no symptoms for 5-14 days after exposure and could be spreading the virus during some or all of that time. Our testing has been virtually non-existent. So I don't think we can rely on the ol' "don't come if you have symptoms" to stop the spread of this thing.

    Also, when you're working out, you're sweating, your nose starts running, you may spit... Bodily fluids are prevalent.

    Personally, I think solo bike rides are fine at this point. I think having a small set of "your people" that you are in contact with (as long as it's a closed set - you are all only in contact with each other) is fine. But I think anything beyond that is putting people in danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    This virus is different in that the incubation period is 5-14 days -- i.e. a person could have no symptoms for 5-14 days after exposure and could be spreading the virus during some or all of that time. Our testing has been virtually non-existent. So I don't think we can rely on the ol' "don't come if you have symptoms" to stop the spread of this thing.

    Also, when you're working out, you're sweating, your nose starts running, you may spit... Bodily fluids are prevalent.

    Personally, I think solo bike rides are fine at this point. I think having a small set of "your people" who you are in contact with (as long as it's a closed set - you are all only in contact with each other) is fine. But I think anything beyond that is putting people in danger.
    There is a small chance someone who comes may be an asymptomatic carrier.
    That said, I intend to go down to Hains Point and ride around on Thursday night. If I am all by myself, then that seems like a pretty safe place to be.

    IMO, if you are feeling healthy and have had no known contact with anyone who has COVID-19, the FSLNHPP is an extremely low risk place to be. We'll all be wearing gear, including bike gloves, there's a wind that will blow away any coughs (if you need to cough, move away from others and cough downwind) and--other than the restrooms--no surfaces that might have the virus on them.
    I feel pretty comfortable with that. If you do not, don't come.

    If you want to kiss me, though, that will require special consideration and permission will only be granted to select individuals.
    Last edited by Steve O; 03-17-2020 at 05:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post
    ...If you want to kiss me, though, that will require special consideration and permission will only be granted to select individuals.
    Well dang. There is no reason to show up then, is there?

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    I cannot stress this enough - please do not hold group rides. We are being asked to stay inside not only to protect ourselves, but others. When you get together with people outside your immediate household, you risk transferring the virus to/from additional people.

    The governor just called for no social gatherings with 10 or more people in a setting. It is hard to maintain proper social distancing in a group ride.

    Please keep rides solo or with household members only.
    Stay home.
    Donít hang out with people outside of your household.
    Wash your hands.


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    I'm not a member or anything, but an organization called USA Cycling is also asking that people ride solo.
    This is from their twitter account. https://twitter.com/usacycling/statu...53370649378817

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    I always carry kleenex tissue, just in case I use a restroom, and many have gone paperless, so less touching. It helps with removing grease and grime too if something happens to my bike.
    Last edited by n18; 03-18-2020 at 04:39 PM.

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    In Philadelphia, bicycle shops have been declared essential businesses and can stay open during the pandemic:
    https://bicyclecoalition.org/breakin...al-businesses/

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    **sanitizes desk thoroughly**

    **bangs head on desk**

    It's not about you. Just stop.

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    JUST IN: Arlington Opening Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing Site

    What do you think would happen if you showed up on a bike at a drive-through coronavirus testing site?

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    You would be run over by a large white SUV.

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